Author Archives: tamerlane

About tamerlane

World animation guy for Wave Motion Cannon. Not a professional animator or involved in the business in any way. All of my research comes from secondary sources so if you notice a mistake, please let me know.

animation in the 30s

This blog could use some more content, so I came up with the idea of doing a regular series where I watch a ton of animated films and cartoons from a specific decade, create a shortlist for what I think are … Continue reading

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disney post

If there’s anything the latest Banksy stunt has revealed it’s that there’s no easier target than Disney. The company’s brand has been so thoroughly discredited that to be a fan seems like an admission of middle class complacence, coded misogyny … Continue reading

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An introduction to independent animation in Japan

As consumers we’re conditioned to think that the industrial model is the only possible option out there, so it isn’t surprising that animation produced by a single individual, free from the constraints of production committees and TV broadcast standards, tends to fly … Continue reading

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The worst anime ever made

The late aughts saw a number of major changes in the anime market. The golden age of experimental late night programming kicked off by Evangelion in 1995 slowly came to an end, though it partially survived in dedicated programming blocks … Continue reading

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Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Although Mamoru Oshii is one of the greatest anime directors of all time, his reputation among anime fans remains divisive. He’s perhaps the only anime director to have had well-rounded cinema education; his favorites include Chris Marker, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jean-Luc … Continue reading

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Brief overview of the American animation system for anime fans

So I’m gonna begin writing entries for camonte about non-Japanese animators/directors. I’ve always wanted to do this but the lack of a comparable fan infrastructure dissuaded me. Now that animator showreels are being uploaded to YouTube and people are adding … Continue reading

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Introduction to Crayon Shin-chan

Crayon Shin-chan is one of the biggest anime franchises of all time. The series has spanned over 20 years of constant production and has a level of popularity overseas that rivals The Simpsons. And yet, you’d be hard pressed to … Continue reading

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