Animation Is Film Festival: Displaying the Range of the Medium

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Last month, GKIDS in partnership with Annecy International Animation Film Festival, held the “Animation Is Film (AIF) Festival” — a celebration of animation’s infinite possibilities as a medium, and a counter-argument to the misguided view of animation as an art form inferior to live-action film making. For three days, festival-goers enjoyed four world premieres, six … Continue reading "Animation Is Film Festival: Displaying the Range of the Medium"
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Crunchyroll Expo 2018

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As we wind down both summer and the convention-goer’s season, I had the opportunity to check out a relatively new con to the year’s schedule: Crunchyroll Expo. Crunchyroll, known to anime fans as the largest anime streaming service in the world, held their second-ever Expo this past Labor Day weekend at the convention center in … Continue reading "Crunchyroll Expo 2018"
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Anime Expo 2018 Serves up Pop Culture, Part Two

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Anime Expo, the largest celebration of anime pop culture in North America, once again took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center this month. Virtually every facet of Japanese popular culture was represented with gusto as 110,000 fans devoured content for five days on video games, film, tv, cosplay, animation, music, and traditional arts. Heading … Continue reading "Anime Expo 2018 Serves up Pop Culture, Part Two"
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Anime Expo 2018 Serves Up Pop Culture, Part One

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Anime Expo, the largest celebration of anime pop culture in North America, once again took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center this month. Virtually every facet of Japanese popular culture was represented with gusto as 110,000 fans devoured content for five days on video games, film, tv, cosplay, animation, music, and traditional arts. Industry … Continue reading "Anime Expo 2018 Serves Up Pop Culture, Part One"
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Anime Los Angeles 2018

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For those interested in getting an early start on convention season this year, Anime Los Angeles headed things off last month, oddly enough in Ontario. While kind of a drive from the LA/OC locations major conventions are usually held, the relative remoteness made it a breeze to find and access parking which was pretty cheap … Continue reading "Anime Los Angeles 2018"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Anything Goes!

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This week’s Disney Pic of the Week is titled Anything Goes and needs a bit of an introduction. (Queue Tower of Terror host Rod Serling voice). You will be entering a realm of possibilities this week as Barrie, Lisa and myself feature photos of our choosing without the constraints of a creative theme. Enter, if … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Anything Goes!"
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