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?

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Animation’s Naughty Dog…

A naughty dog? What in the world does an undisciplined canine have to do with the medium? Recently, I've been getting into a video game series called Uncharted. The developer of said series happens to be called Naughty Dog. Let's go back a little ways and look at something that put this very developer on … Continue reading Animation’s Naughty Dog…

Retrospective: ‘Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!’

Insomniac Games scored a big success with their PlayStation platformer Spyro the Dragon during the holiday season of 1998. Naturally, a sequel was immediately put into development, following buddy studio Naughty Dog's Crash Bandicoot trajectory. Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (or Spyro: Gateway to Glimmer in the UK) was speedily readied for fall 1999, and ended … Continue reading Retrospective: ‘Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!’