Category Archives: FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE

Anime – The Game Influence
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
November 3, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Anime – The Game Influence

TV anime was and is made primarily for children and adolescents. Everybody knew this. By the 1990s children and adolescents were also getting increasingly — “addicted” is not too strong…

Super Sentai Shows
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
October 27, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Super Sentai Shows

WARNING! This week my column is not about animation! However, all the super sentai (aka super-team) programs I discuss here have a “cartoony” aura about them. When the Cartoon/Fantasy Organization…

Magical Little Girls
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
October 20, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Magical Little Girls

The first Japanese animation was theatrical, and meant for all audiences. The first TV animation was for adults (Otogi Manga Calender, 1962) and men and boys (Astro Boy, Hermit Village,…

The 2013 Animation Show of Shows
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
October 13, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

The 2013 Animation Show of Shows

Every year Ron Diamond, the founder of Hollywood’s Acme Filmworks animation studio (specializing in animated television commercials), puts together an Animation Show of Shows, consisting of his pick of about…

More Indian Animation
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
October 6, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

More Indian Animation

Ho hum. Remember my report of the Indian CGI feature Koochie Koochie Hota Hai, about a romance between three anthropomorphized dogs (actually a funny-animal remake of the 1998 Indian live-action…

The Miracle of CGI
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
September 29, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

The Miracle of CGI

I recently received a copy of Tom Sito’s Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation (The MIT Press, April 2013) to review for Animation World Network. It is a very…

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
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
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…