Category Archives: Animation Trails

Bugz’ Livez: Antz (pt. 3)
Animation Trails
August 21, 2019 posted by Charles Gardner

Bugz’ Livez: Antz (pt. 3)

The trail is ended. The last ant is descending into the anthill. And I still managed to keep one sandwich in my pocket untouched!

Bugz’ Livez: Antz (pt. 2)
Animation Trails
August 14, 2019 posted by Charles Gardner

Bugz’ Livez: Antz (pt. 2)

We continue along last-week’s trail, following closely behind the protruding abdomen of a marching ant, as his column descends into the depths of a subterranean tunnel.

Bugz’ Livez:  Antz (Pt. 1)
Animation Trails
August 7, 2019 posted by Charles Gardner

Bugz’ Livez: Antz (Pt. 1)

No, this article’s not all about Dreamworks or Pixar. It’s summer – so I figured we need something appropriate for the season. Summer means picnics. And picnics inevitably mean – ants!

Go To Hades – Part 2A (Sort of)
Animation Trails
July 31, 2019 posted by Charles Gardner

Go To Hades – Part 2A (Sort of)

This week (with apologies), a potpourri of “stuff we missed” due to an inadvertent reversal in order of intended segments of this article last week.

Go To Hades – Part 2
Animation Trails
July 24, 2019 posted by Charles Gardner

Go To Hades – Part 2

Returning once again to the ethereal realm of devils and angels, we pick up where we left off last week, to see how the forces of good and evil coped with the outbreak of Axis hostilities overseas.

Go To Hades – Part 1
Animation Trails
July 17, 2019 posted by Charles Gardner

Go To Hades – Part 1

An attempt to chronicle animation’s departures to a higher (or often lower) plane, exploring themes of reward or retribution to the animated mind.

Toons Abhor a Vacuum – Part 2
Animation Trails
July 10, 2019 posted by Charles Gardner

Toons Abhor a Vacuum – Part 2

The history of the cartoon vacuum cleaner, into the 1940’s and on to features – plus some inside information about an unknown Chilly Willy short that never came to full fruition.

The Song Begins…It’s Magic!
Animation Trails
May 29, 2019 posted by Charles Gardner

The Song Begins…It’s Magic!

For once, a shorter trail this week – and a rare opportunity to see a head-to-head battle of creativity between John Hubley and king of the gags, Tex Avery.