Category Archives: FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE

Zootopia and Other Animal Worlds
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
September 22, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Zootopia and Other Animal Worlds

The third Disney D23 Expo for the studio’s fans, this August 9th, included an “Art and Imagination” presentation that showcased previews of Disney’s planned theatrical features through 2016. At the…

The “Real” Giant Robots
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September 8, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

The “Real” Giant Robots

Those waiting for my column on Anime Fandom in North America, part 3, can take this as half of it; the half on “real robots”. The other half, on teenagers…

More Giant Robots!
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
September 1, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

More Giant Robots!

Don’t think that all of the giant robot TV cartoons were created by Go Nagai. He may have invented them, but others quickly jumped onto the, er, giant robots. The…

The Many Programs of Go Nagai
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August 25, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

The Many Programs of Go Nagai

It was the giant robot TV cartoons on Japanese-community TV channels that introduced Japanese anime to American fandom in 1977. Yuushu Raideen, UFO Senshi Dai Apolon, and Getta Robo G…

Anime Fandom in North America
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 11, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Anime Fandom in North America

Anime fandom in the U.S. and Canada began when the Japanese animated TV program Raideen (Yuushu Raideen; Brave Raideen) began to be broadcast on American Japanese-community channels, in February 1976….

Anime Adaptations of American and British Lit
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July 28, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Anime Adaptations of American and British Lit

Japanese animation has introduced many Japanese historical events and cultural concepts to American popular culture. Contrariwise, many American, British, and other concepts have been introduced into Japan through animation. For…

The Ursa Major Awards
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July 21, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

The Ursa Major Awards

Probably most of you know that I am one of the founders and the longstanding Secretary of the Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association (ALAA), which administers the annual Ursa Major…