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Mindy Johnson’s Advice to the Young Generation of “Film Experts”

Any self proclaimed “film expert” might look up trivia on the most critically acclaimed films, or discover what really goes on during the making of their favorite cartoons online. As a film nerd myself – especially when it comes to Disney – I love being able to pull out a random fact or spew out […]

BOOK REVIEW: 20 Years of “Zits”

Twenty years ago–July 7,1997–a lanky blond teenager slouched down to breakfast; his father and mother bid him good morning (“Did you sleep well, Sweetie?”). His reaction: “As usual, my parents were on my case.” Comics readers discovered “Zits,” written by Jerry Scott and drawn by Jim Borgman, a genuinely funny new strip that combined the […]

90th Anniversary of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Celebrated in Definitive New Book

Before there was a mouse, there was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit . But just how important this character is to the legacy of The Walt Disney Company has never been fully understood—until now. From David A. Bossert, an acclaimed 32-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, and award-winning artist, filmmaker, and author, comes an exclusive […]

Taschen’s Disney Book: “The Walt Disney Film Archives. The Animated Movies 1921–1968”

This isn’t a review – but an unabashed plug for one of the most exciting animation book releases of the year. The Walt Disney Film Archives. The Animated Movies 1921–1968 is the first volume in Taschen’s illustrated history of Disney animation. Having some 1,500 images and essays by eminent Disney experts (including our own Charles […]

Animation Historian Ray Pointer Discusses His Book “The Art and Inventions Of Max Fleischer”

Now available for pre-order is the long awaited history of the man and studio behind a few of the most famous cartoon characters and some of the greatest, most-influential animated films in the history of the medium. Author and historian Ray Pointer is a forty-year film and animation professional. He has spent a life time […]