I wanted to talk about a certain year in my life for some random reason... For a while, I had somewhat considered 2011 to be a downer year for feature animation. Why this specific, not-so-distant stretch of 365 days you ask? It just sort of came to mind... 2011 was a year of some firsts … Continue reading 2011: Life and Animation
WARNING: Major spoilers for THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX ahead... I saw a "bad" movie and really enjoyed it... Yesterday, Netflix surprise-released The Cloverfield Paradox. The third film in the J. J. Abrams Twilight Zone-esque series of weirdo sci-fi tales, it was - for the longest time - aiming for a theatrical release last year. Delays kept … Continue reading Rottenfield
Days have passed. A lot of the recent, unfortunate news concerning Pixar has somewhat blown over, though many fans - such as myself - are still in some state of mental disarray. A rumor concerning John Lasseter's actual exit from The Walt Disney Company as a whole - leaving the top chairs vacant at Pixar, … Continue reading When Computer Animation Stopped Being Exciting For Me
First thing's first... This is not a rant about the existence of Pixar's Incredibles 2. I'm very much looking forward to the sequel to one of my all-time favorite films. Sorry if the title gave you a near jolt! No, this is more a rant about something that happens almost every time a popular Pixar … Continue reading It’s Time to Stop: An ‘Incredibles 2’ Rant
These last few autumns haven't been ideal for me. Autumn is actually my favorite season of the year, in case anyone didn't know. I've never been big on the solstice seasons. Winter is way too cold and full of hassles (plus I'm a New Englander, so... Storms!) and drags once you get to February-March. Summer? … Continue reading Losing Track of Halloween…
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
A few months ago, I was inspired to write a piece after discussing a very derivative movie with my blogger/reviewer friend Rachel. She had then recently seen the Canadian/South Korean animated feature Spark, which saw a brief limited theatrical release here in North America in the middle of April. It came and went, no one … Continue reading Imitation? Part 2
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?
Things are about to get real for a few minutes... I feel this is something I need to let out. Nothing animation or news or media-related, just a post on anxiety and something that's troubling me. I post this because I don't want to upset others, but I want to speak up about it, and … Continue reading An Anxiety Post…
Well, fancy that! A few months into running this place, and I've been nominated! I was nominated by my very good friend Simoa, who currently runs Champagne for Lunch. Whenever you get the chance, definitely check out her work. She, like me, is passionate about animation, especially that of Pixar's! Like myself, she is also … Continue reading The One Lovely Blog Award!