Sep
22

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A Few Thoughts on the New Powerpuff Girl, Bliss

Powerpuff Girls and Bliss

The revelation that the Powerpuff Girls have a sister is certainly surprising. Bliss adds a new dimension to the long-established franchise that arguably is nonetheless long in the tooth. Yet why did it happen now? What is the bigger meaning behind the move? And why is Bliss a product of circumstance?

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May
31

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Making an Animated Short: The Space Base 8 Story

I’m proud to present my animated short, Space Base 8.

This post gives a bit of background on it and how it came to be.

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Apr
19

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What happens when you’ve been writing a blog for seven years

Have I really been writing for seven years? Apparently so. What have I learned? How have I changed? Why has it become ever harder to sit down at the keyboard and type?

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Feb
8

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An Interview with Independent Animator Signe Baumane

Latvian-born, New York City-based Signe Baumane has made a name for herself through her consistently intriguing works and willingness to tackle topics that others do not. Her 2014 feature film Rocks in my Pockets received widespread praise from critics and viewers alike. Currently in the midst of producing her next feature, My Love Affair With Marriage, Signe graciously took some time to answer a few tough questions from me.

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Jan
10

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It’s Finally Time to Ignore the Hype

Hype and excessive hype surrounds animated films these days. It’s an endless parade of marketing strategy and clever psychological tricks that leaves audiences constantly in a state of suspense. The good news is that we’ve finally reached a point where we can ignore it altogether.

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Fans Attempt Sailor Moon Episode Remake

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A group of fans are attempting to remake an original Sailor Moon episode, but what kind of copyright questions does this throw up?

Reviving the Dead: MGM Devlops Animated Addams Family

Friday, November 1, 2013

MGM are reviving the Addams Family as an animated feature, but is that really a good idea?

The Law of Proportional Effort

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Is it true that the shorter a single piece of animation is, the more episode of which you have to make? A theory on proportional effort.

The Great Licensed Apparel Question

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Licensed apparel has been a part of the merchandising puzzle for animated shows for years. yet the clothing actually worn by many characters is rarely seen.

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