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

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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?

A Fan’s Dream: 50th Anniversary ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Is LOADED

June 1st... The Beatles' legendary, renowned, beloved Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band will turn 50 years old. Apple Records is pulling out all the stops. For the first time, a Beatles studio album re-issue will come with... BONUS TRACKS. The Beatles' original UK discography was first issued on CD in 1987. None of those re-issues … Continue reading A Fan’s Dream: 50th Anniversary ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Is LOADED

The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #5: Three More Anthologies…

We are now well into the second half of the 1940s... Walt Disney and his crew still can't afford to do a single-story animated feature. They pressed on, doing more anthologies, more short cartoons, and then... Live-action pictures, from hybrid films (Song of the South) to short nature documentaries (the True-Life Adventures)... Three more post-war … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #5: Three More Anthologies…

The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #4: Goodwill and Package Features

We're now on Round 4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio Fantasia Dumbo and Bambi Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, and Make Mine Music Fun & Fancy Free, Melody Time, and The Adventures of the Ichabod and Mr. Toad Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, and The Sword … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #4: Goodwill and Package Features

The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #3: ‘Dumbo’ and ‘Bambi’

Number three. Now moving onto the last two features that make up the Golden Age of the Walt Disney studios... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio Fantasia Dumbo and Bambi Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, and Make Mine Music Fun & Fancy Free, Melody Time, and The Adventures of the Ichabod and Mr. … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #3: ‘Dumbo’ and ‘Bambi’