Tag Archives: Animation

Once and Future Samurai Jack

Gotta get back, back to the past, Samurai Jack (watch out) Gotta get back, back to the past, Samurai Jack (Jack Jack Jack) Samurai Jack is back! (Well almost.) “Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword …

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Death … in Spaaaa-aaaaacce!!

Space, as sf fans know, is a hostile environment, maybe even more than we imagine.  Animator Tom Lucas has imagined quite a few ways in which the end may come, mostly through failure.  Failure of equipment, or of imagination, or of plain common sense. Perhaps our consolation lies in the words of Samuel Beckett: “Ever …

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Tim Burton’s “Hansel and Gretel”

Tim Burton’s “Hansel and Gretel” aired once on the Disney Channel at 10:30 p.m. on Halloween 1983 and has long been thought lost.

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From the North Pole to Mordor

Arthur Rankin, Jr., the animator who brought the Christmas holidays to life, died on January 30, 2014.  With his partner, Jules Bass, he founded Rankin/Bass Productions, a studio noted for its stop-action style of animation, which Rankin termed ‘Animagic’.  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and Jack Frost are all annual visitors to many …

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Animation About a Future Where Robots Are Banned

“No Robots” is a short animation about a future in which robots are banned, and a man who comes to terms with his prejudice against robots. It was created in 2010 by San Jose State University students Kimberly Knoll and Yunghan Chang. No Robots from YungHan Chang on Vimeo.

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