Thirteen and Out: Why Concise Series Runs Will Become the Norm

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

If the thirteen episodes mentioned in the title seems a bit short, just imagine how the Simpsons would be viewed today if the original order was all that…

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Are Creative Risks Worth Taking?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Animation has always had a strong creative streak with plenty of variety to it. If you didn’t like that Walt Disney was chasing realism, all you had to do was look across town to the Warner guys on Termite Terrace and see cutting edge character comedy in full flow. Today is no different; while major studios have become increasingly bland in their offerings, there are plenty of others taking up the creative mantle. Is what they’re doing worth the effort and risk involved?

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Week Links 40-2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Charles’ week links for November 17th to the 23rd, 2013

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Applying Milken’s Junk Bond Theory To Animation

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Michael Milken made a fortune as the Junk Bond King back in the 1980s. What could his theory about them teach us about animation and spreading risk?

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What Do You Know About Programming?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Coming by way of Fred Seibert’s twitter feed is this article by Ben Elowitz on an important topic that I’d never really considered before. It’s basically about programming…

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Fred Seibert Is On the Money (When It Comes to Copyright)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fred Seibert is a guy I have a lot of respect and admiration for so it was quite surprising (and delightful) to see a post from him on…

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Must Watch: PBS Off Book Documentary On Fan Art

Monday, May 7, 2012

The PBS web channel Off Book has created a superb video that looks at and discusses fan art. Yes, we all know it exists, but this excellent documentary…

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Yes, Animation Still Has A Stigma Once You Reach A Certain Age

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fred Seibert re-blogged a post by Megan, a.k.a. animationbits over on tumblr in which she goes into detail about how much she loves animation and how she’s hard…

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“Why don’t more animators use tumblr?” Is The Wrong Question to Ask

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

 Via: The Rauch Bros. Tumblelog Fred Seibert has opined that more animators should be using Tumblr as a platform for their art. I do not disagree with this…

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“The Revolution Is Here. What Are You Waiting For?”

Friday, October 14, 2011

This morning, Fed Seibert has a great post about the ongoing revolution in video we’re seeing thanks to YouTube and he has this choice quote (emphasis mine): But…

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Who Will Lead Us Now?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

You already know who this post is about, even before you’ve started reading it That’s because Steve Jobs really was a leader. I may not have bought any…

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