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Entries from December 25th, 2010

Don Figlozzi, the First TV Animator?

December 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Television animation, Television broadcasting, Television history and criticism

Don Figlozzi (1909-81), spent the first half of his career in animation and the second half at the New York Daily News, , where his cartoons, signed “Fig,” became a fixture (see sample below). In between, he briefly worked for the newspaper’s TV station, WPIX, as a  pioneer in a field that became known as broadcast […]

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Greek Animation Festivals/Conferences

December 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Animation conferences, Animation Festivals

Forget the financial crisis in Greece, as the country prepares to not only host the 23rd Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference, March 18-20, 2011, but two animation festivals within a month of each other. The first , which is being held in collaboration with the SAS Conference, is the 6th edition of Animfest Athens, […]

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Lucerne Animation Academy’s LIAA-TV

December 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Animation conferences, Filmmakers, Music and film, Screenwriting

About a year ago, the Lucerne School of Art and Design, in Lucerne, Switzerland, put on its first Lucerne Animation Academy (LIAA). The four-day event was publicized as a “a great opportunity for people from theory and practice to meet and share their views on the characteristics of dramaturgy in animation films, in all its […]

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Tangled

December 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · American cinema, Cinematography, Computer animation, Feature films, Stereoscopic films

Despite the unexpected critical admiration Byron Howard and Nathan Greno’s Tangled seems to have gained, I was somewhat neutral in approaching the film. In the end, though, I found much to admire in it, especially its use of lighting. The film, which is inspired by the Brothers Grimm version of Rapunzel, is not without its […]

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Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas — The Google eBook Edition

December 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Anime, Books, Harvey Deneroff

Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas, the book I helped Fred Ladd write about his involvement with anime (as producer and adapter of films/programs for the American market), as well as his view of the post-Astro Boy history of Japanese animation, is now available as a Google eBook. (It can be ordered here.) […]

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