Category Archives: FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE

Those Fighting Virgins
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
June 23, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Those Fighting Virgins

One aspect of Japanese animation that the gaijin fan learns early on is that much of it exhibits Shinto influences, deliberately or subtly. For many early fans, it was the…

Lost In Translation
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 26, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Lost In Translation

When the Japanese animated TV series Samurai Champloo (26 episodes, May 20, 2004 to March 19, 2005) first appeared, most anime fans, both in America and in Japan, said, “That’s…

Animals That Should Be Animated
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 19, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Animals That Should Be Animated

I said in my first column that the earliest animated cartoon that I can remember seeing was Disney’s Pinocchio, on its first rerelease in October 1945, just before my fifth…

Recent Indian Animation
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 12, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Recent Indian Animation

When I started to get press releases for Indian animation about two years ago, along with plenty of “We’re now hiring for our new studio in Bangalore!” (or Hyderabad or…

Outrageous Anime
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 5, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Outrageous Anime

I would like to thank Dwight Decker for giving me the idea for this column, though maybe not exactly in the way that he expected. Dwight said in his comment…