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Seasons’ Greetings from Jim Middleton at ASIFA Central

Twisting Flash 5.5 into submission one more time…

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From the Archives – Cross Influence in Abstract German Animation of the Silent Era (April 2000)

  Cross-Influence in Abstract German Animation of the Silent Era by Jim Middleton These notes represent some random comments based on a presentation at the Starved Rock Retreat in April, 2000. There might be a germ of a thesis for some

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From the Archives – Thoughts “Understanding Animation” by Paul Wells (1998)

Understanding Animation, by Paul Wells, Routledge Press, 1998      Written in the style of a textbook, Mr. Wells provides an incredible service with this volume. First, it is actually useful as a textbook, and as such offers a level of scholarship

From the Archive – “Serious Business” by Stefan Kanfer (1997)

Serious Business , Stefan Kanfer, Scribner publishers, 1997, paperback $16.00 Stefan Kanfer is described by Chuck Jones as a “whimsical historian” in the foreword to this book, a reminder to us that nothing, not even the Golden Age of animation, exists

From the Archive – Comments on “The Animation Book” (2nd edition, 2000)

The Animation Book, by Kit Laybourne, Second edition, 2000, $24.95      I love this book. In fact, I love this book in ways that are probably being investigated by Ashcroft. For years it was considered fashionable to toss a copy of