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Artful Bloggers

Written by C. Edwards on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

When faced with the simplicity of most modern animated television shows, it’s easy to forget that they are created and designed by wildly talented individuals who don’t share the same ideas about tone and content with the shows they produce. Check out any number of the Internet’s art blogs that have been rapidly springing up [&hellip
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SOCK IT TO YA!

Written by C. Edwards on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

If you think you won’t “get” all the jokes in Harvey Finkelstein’s Sock Puppet Showgirls without having seen the cult hit film Showgirls on which it’s based, you’re probably right. But it doesn’t make that much of a difference. In fact, any audience members who is unfamiliar with the original is probably better off considering [&hellip
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Animation On the Block

Written by C. Edwards on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Animation fans seeking an alternative to computer generated critters and rotoscoped drug addicts can look forward to Casey Safron’s Animation Block Party, a three-night blowout of New York-centric cartoons beginning July 22. A performance by Vic Thrill and the Saturn Missile kicks off the first night on the front lawn of Williamsburg’s Automotive High School. [&hellip
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About Town

Written by C. Edwards on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Totoro! Totoro! Totoro! American animation has been wallowing in a stagnant pool of its own sickness for the last several decades. This is because studio execs, taking a cue from apathetic audiences, believe that it’s not a workable animated picture unless it’s larger than life and full of merchandising possibilities.  Since it’s extremely difficult to [&hellip
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