Category Archives: Animation

Sodium Benzoate

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Star Wars Anxiety

I think this sums up Star Wars fans’ hopes and fears about the announcement yesterday.

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HD Wreck-It Ralph Trailer

This is much different than what I was expecting. I knew a few things about it, but I was thinking more along the lines of “kid gets sucked into a land of video games,” so this is much better. I … Continue reading

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The Lazy Science Fiction Name Chart

In 1997, when I went to see a screening of The Fifth Element, I was pulled right out of the movie when it was revealed that the maniacalacle arms deler with a Southern drawl played by Gary Oldman was named … Continue reading

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The Avengers’ Leviathan vs. The Metabarons’ Cetacyborg

I loved The Avengers. It was Joss-tacular. The final battle was epic enough that I was able to suspend my disbelief adequately. And the big, destructive creatures were not just like the driller thing from Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Because, I have to admit, … Continue reading

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Mars and Beyond

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Some “Business” for Animators

It looks like Jaques Tati‘s Playtime is having a mini theatrical revival (in LA and San Francisco, at least). That inspired me to upload a clip I pulled many years back to show my animation students as an example of … Continue reading

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