Dan Santat on Breaking Into The Business

Friday, April 6, 2012

Dan Santat is a cool guy. Besides creating the Disney show The Replacements, he’s also a full-time illustrator with many books (both personal and c-created) to his credit….

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Animation Magazine on “What Animation Means To Me”

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Animation Magazine turns 25 this year, and as part of the festivities, they’ve asked a bunch of people within the industry to reply to the phrase “what animation…

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Derivative Animated TV Shows

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

You may have read the LA Times article from the other day that talks about a shift that’s currently underway at the Disney Channel. The interesting thing is…

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Some Choice Quotes From The 2011 Disney Annual Report

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Disney has finally managed to get their 2011 annual results online, and as always, it includes letter to sharholders and the necessary financial documents as well. Seeing as…

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In Praise Of the Flaws of Hand-Drawn Animation

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Over at the Dead Homer Society, they regularly run discussions of recent episodes. With the recent broadcasting of the 500 episode, the discussion included NoHomers.net contributor Zombies Rise…

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Animation Is A Genre

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

At least it is according to the New York Times: At the box office, animated films, which have recently been Hollywood’s most reliable genre, have fallen into a…

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A Sharp Reminder of How Animation Is Perceived In Some Quarters

Sunday, May 29, 2011

On Friday, Tim Cushing over at Techdirt posted a piece that discussed another article by Jeffrey A. Tucker in which he discussed Disney’s Tangled and the political allegories…

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Just How Low Was the Cartoon Nadir of the 1970s and 80s?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Via: ComicMix Just ask Joe Barbera: I can’t even have a character throw a pie in someone’s face anymore. Or how about Bill Scott (of Rocky and Bullwinkle…

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How Animators Should Be Managed

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Via: Collider.com According to Hayao Miyazaki: I am an animator. I feel like I’m the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I’m rather…

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Like Sweeping Up The Latrines

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I’m in the middle of reading the biography of Walt Disney by Bob Thomas (which I highly encourage you to seek out if you have not done so…

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Joe Murray On Balancing Art and Business

Monday, January 24, 2011

A short and sweet post today but that should not detract from it’s meaning. Over on his blog, Stephen M. Levinson has posted this great quote by Joe…

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