Tag Archives: Fred Patten

Sanrio and Me
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
June 30, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Sanrio and Me

Sanrio Co., Ltd. was founded in Japan in August 1960 as the Yamanashi Silk Company, by Shintaro Tsuji, to design, manufacture, and sell “cute” wearing apparel. In April 1973 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…

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…

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…