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Talking-animal movies are ruining my life

Talking-animal movies are ruining my lifeOur feisty columnist has some advice for Hollywood studio executives By Dave White MSNBC Updated: 12:31 p.m. PT Nov 1, 2006 Dear Hollywood, Why are you so lame? Why don’t you have a single original idea left in your collective head? Why do you hate audiences? Why do you continue to crank out by-the-numbers animated films that hold ticket-buying families and animation fans in contempt while trying to sell them tie-in merchandise at the same…

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Blogs & Funny & The Biz

Klineburgers

Follow a goodie good Haggis and a transvestite pork sandwichon a wild road trip ride from the cops. I tell ya – this guy will make you giggle, even if you feel a little guilty about it after. I have to give this guy props, he is fearless. Check out Eddie Kline’s Blog for more fun! ~ Angie…

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Human Computation

Google TechTalks July 26, 2006 This has little to do with animation, but great potential to influence all parts of visual representation and organization on the internet and is just plain neato! Watch the whole thing – this guy has figured out how to get people to work for free! Luis von Ahn is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also received his Ph.D. in 2005. Previously, Luis obtained a B.S. in…

Funny & Inspiration & Muppets

Kermit’s Mystery Box

Angie again…I have to say the cookie monster makes me giggle like a little girl. Did someone say muppets? I know this has little to do with animation directly…but if I had understood when I was little that being a muppeteer was a job?!! Well, I dunno, I probably would be out of work right now, but that is not the point. Okay seriously. We talk about animating dialog in the book and one thing these muppeteers understood is to…