‘The Thief and the Cobbler’ – Another Animation Thesis

Weeks back, I wrote about how Walt Disney's 75-year-old animated feature film Bambi not only holds up, but is an animation thesis that argues why animation is an incredible medium. Some of animation's most special qualities are rather ignored today in the world of American mainstream animation, as we are pelted year after year with … Continue reading ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’ – Another Animation Thesis

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‘Bambi’: An Animation Thesis, 75 Years Later…

A nice little break from the more personal stuff and ramblings, I wanted to talk about Walt Disney's Bambi... Yesterday, August 9th, marked the 75th Anniversary of the film's world premiere in London, which predated the general American wide release by a few weeks. Disney recently re-released the title on Blu-ray to celebrate, in an edition … Continue reading ‘Bambi’: An Animation Thesis, 75 Years Later…

Nostalgia? Or Something Else? A Personal Story About Drawing and Media

I am often a stern critic of nostalgia. What even is nostalgia? It's the sweet feeling you get when you remember a time in your life, presumably one that occurred long ago. Nostalgia can be triggered by looking at something you once enjoyed, or something you've enjoyed all your life even. To me, it's like … Continue reading Nostalgia? Or Something Else? A Personal Story About Drawing and Media

Sunshine Dream: A Review of The Newest Beach Boys Archival Release

If you haven't been here for a while, here's the skinny... I am a bonafide super-fan of the Brothers' Wilson and friends... Known as The Beach Boys, of course. I'll spare the introduction, because this is a review of an archive release exploring a year where The Beach Boys ceased being popular on American soil, … Continue reading Sunshine Dream: A Review of The Newest Beach Boys Archival Release

Imitation?

As a writer, I deal with this problem often. I worry, some times a little too much... Is my work way too similar to [insert film/book/show here]? Yesterday, my blogging and reviewing friend Rachel posted her thoughts on the recently-released animated feature Spark. The film was made by ToonBox and Red Rover International, the Canadian-Korean … Continue reading Imitation?