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“Fujimaru of the Wind” (1964)
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August 20, 2013 posted by

“Fujimaru of the Wind” (1964)

Ninja is a staple to Japan as the Western is to America. The genre inspired numerous stories in books, movies, comics, and even television. And the first television anime to…

BOOK REVIEW: “Arthurian Animation”
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August 17, 2013 posted by

BOOK REVIEW: “Arthurian Animation”

The mere thought of the King Arthur legend, of the knighthood, chivalry, and magic of it, never fails to bring to mind rich personalities and landscapes, and has thus had…

Animation Anecdotes  #123
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 16, 2013 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #123

That Kelly Girl. Selby Kelly applied to the Disney studio by sending in her portfolio and was hired as an artist by mail without having ever actually physically meeting anyone…

“Ken the Wolf Boy” (1963)
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August 13, 2013 posted by

“Ken the Wolf Boy” (1963)

When Astro Boy debuted on New Years Day, 1963, the Japanese animation industry was forever changed. The animation industry in Japan was always small compared to America’s, but once television…

Screening Cartoons in 35mm
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August 12, 2013 posted by

Screening Cartoons in 35mm

I’ve advocated and endorsed screening classic cartoons in 35mm Technicolor for years. Though most of us grew up seeing these on TV (and the younger among us, through You Tube…