The Japan Society had a program featuring Japanese animation from the 1910s-1940s. Even if you missed it, you can still see some shorts —a beautiful 1929 silent featuring Tengu; sing along with a 1930 papercut animation village festival; an unfortunate butterfly from 1931; tricks between a fox spirit […]
This month the Cultural Gutter features the first of two articles by Katarina Gligorijevic about growing up with Western pop culture in Baghdad and Belgrade. My first time setting foot on North American soil was in 1989, when my family arrived in Toronto. It has remained my home […]
I don’t have cable right now so I’m rewatching old shows and movies. A lot of them are animated. Such is my way. I’d like to have a nobler reason for rewatching them–something like when James revisited his favorite childhood books. And it’s true—he did inspire me. But […]
Odienator answers two pressing questions in his piece about Song of the South: “1. Should Disney release this movie on DVD in America? Absolutely. 2. Is Song of the South as racist as its rep indicates? Well…keep reading. (You didn’t think I’d just give you my goodies without […]
Pascal writes a treatment for Avatar by making a few changes to Pocahontas.
Animator Mark Mayerson takes a stab at the recent big business deal: “Disney and Marvel: Two Creative Failures.”