Category Archives: FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE

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…

Cat Girls
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
April 7, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Cat Girls

Cat girls. The Japanese invented them. What distinguishes Japanese “cat girls” from Western anthropomorphized/funny animals in general, is that they are drawn as human with only the animal ears and…

Rats In Animation
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
March 31, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Rats In Animation

Are rats “nicer” than mice? In animation, it depends entirely upon the plot. Both mice and rats have to be anthropomorphized so much that any real difference does not matter….

How Home Video Created Anime Fandom
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
March 24, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

How Home Video Created Anime Fandom

Editor’s Note: I’ve just spent the weekend in Denver Colorado at the Summit on Anime In North America where a group of selected professionals held several lectures and discussions centering…