Category Archives: You Tube

The Book That Eats People, still hungry…

I had a wonderful Skype call with The Boone Trail Elementary School in North Carolina the other morning. I always forget to write about these type of things. Of course the time difference created a very early morning for me, … Continue reading

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Just keep swimming…

My favorite advice in an animated film is from Dory in Finding Nemo. Her mantra of “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” I hear that playing over and over in my head when I tackle projects that are difficult. Or … Continue reading

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Why Online Animation Should Not Be Tomorrow’s TV

I was active in developing and producing online animation since the first internet bubble burst back in the early part of the decade. A show I developed was optioned and produced by Mondo Media. I also co-created and launched a … Continue reading

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Different Strokes and Different Meaning

I saw this on Mark Evanier’s blog. Demonstrates the power of music to create mood and alter the meaning of images. Watch the opening of the TV show Different Strokes with a whole new POV.

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Off Topic Tuesday

Monty Python on Election Night coverage. “This is exactly like I predicted, except that the Silly Party won.” Wow. They did this long before 24-7 cable news channels. It’s gotten worse. Both in coverage and the fact we really do … Continue reading

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Animation Monday – Disney

The Old Mill. The Academy Award winning cartoon by Disney from 1937(?) It features the multiplane camera in all it’s 3D glory. An amazing short for it’s time and it still looks beautiful today. They were experimenting with just about … Continue reading

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Animation Monday

An interesting short from Russian animator Ivan Maximov. It’s surreal in that Eastern European surreal way.

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