Moving the blog from one server to another has been an experience. It was down all day as a result but is back up now and hopefully for good!

Check it out: animationanomaly.com

It's time for ye olde Saturday night blog migration.

Sean Moncrieff: In animation, it’s still all about the fabulous hair

"The hero-female has to have a waist so tiny that it couldn’t possibly accommodate ribs or any internal organs. Intelligent female characters are invariably nerdy and far less attractive; beauty and brains can’t go together in animation world. "

irishtimes.com/life-and-style/

I'm currently working on a little project that is quite exciting. Stay tuned!

I simply cannot read the name of the villain in without thinking it's actually Ali G. Rhythm

Mark Evanier weighs in on 'stars' getting nominations for voice acting over professional voice actors.

newsfromme.com/2021/07/13/voca

I haven't seen so can't really comment but this article might be clutching at straws

Luca, Disney and queerbaiting in animation

theconversation.com/luca-disne

Space Jam: A New Legacy review – garish and soulless sequel is a stinker

"Where the first Space Jam film pooled the popularity of Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes with the same cross-promotional congeniality as, say, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, the standalone sequel makes both LeBron and the Tune Squad’s celebrity subordinate to that of the almighty Intellectual Property"

theguardian.com/film/2021/jul/

Oh man, it's worse than I thought.

"the 13-episode first season will pick up years after the original series ended and follow Timmy Turner’s cousin, Vivian “Viv” Turner, and her new stepbrother, Roy Ragland, as they navigate life in Dimmsdale with the help of their fairy godparents, Wanda and Cosmo."

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Every time I think Hollywood is finally out of both bad ideas and dead horses to flog, they prove me wrong in the most incredulous way. (This, by the way, will be the SECOND reboot for this show.)
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Hybrid ‘Fairly OddParents’ Reboot Headed to Paramount+

animationmagazine.net/streamin

I'm just going to delicately point out that the Star Wars prequels are twenty years old and they're still being talked about so...

animesuperhero.com/avatar-the-

Oooh, more new steelbook Studio Ghibli releases from Shout! Factory.

Look at the Bonus Features for From Up On Poppy Hill
● Exclusive Booklet
● Feature-Length Storyboards
● Behind The Microphone
● Interview With Goro Miyazaki
● 10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Episode
● Speech And Press Conference From Hayao Miyazaki
● Yokohama Featurette
● Music Video
● Original Theatrical Trailers

This is a long but REALLY great read.
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'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' at 25: An Oral History of Disney's Darkest Animated Classic

slashfilm.com/hunchback-of-not

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Socel: Social for the Animation Arts

Socel is a place for animation professionals, freelancers, independents, students, and fans to connect and grow together. Everyone in related fields such as comics, illustration, and video games is also very welcome. As an implementation of Mastodon, Socel connects you to almost two million users around the globe as part of the Federation; a network of independent social spaces communicating with each other.