Sunday, February 16, 2014

Jimmy Teruaki Murakami (1933 - 2014)

Well, the animation world is hit by another sad news of the passing of a well respected animator. Earlier today word came out that the first animator of Japanese heritage nominated for the Best Animated Short Oscar has passed away from an undisclosed cause. No, we're not talking about Koji Yamamoto. Instead, we're talking about Murakami Teruaki (村上輝明), better known around the animation world as Jimmy T. Murakami.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Rainbow Dash is Still Awesome

So the teaser trailer for the new Equestria Girls movie is out, making it pretty much official. It's probably going to cause a lot of angst in the pony fandom again, but to be honest I found the first one enjoyable, despite its lazy writing. Rainbow Rocks is probably be more of the same, except with more of Daniel Ingram's catch songs, but I really don't care because the trailer pretty much confirms one thing.

Rainbow Dash will still be awesome.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Best Animated Short - 2013

Well, I've finally done it. I've seen all of the nominees this year for Best Animated Short. Unfortunately, I had to do it by going to one of the showings sponsored by Shorts HD, thanks to the fact Mr Hublot is not yet available online. I probably would have gone anyways even if I was able to get to Mr Hublot in advance, but now everybody else that does film reviews for a living and those with far more insight into film and animation than I do would have their reviews out. I guess the only thing that sets me apart is that I've done reviews on the 81 other years of the category, but I doubt anybody will take care of that.

But anyways here comes my last full review of a set of nominees until next year's nominees. Unless I somehow get a chance to watch The Shepherd and Hypothese Beta or Lorenzo.