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The Best Rankin/Bass TV Christmas Specials


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Remember flipping through TV Guide each week as Christmas approached, looking for the replay of your beloved Christmas specials?

Today’s kids will never know what it’s like to be disappointed, as on-demand streaming and DVDs have turned today’s children into media devouring monsters.

Rankin/Bass Christmas Collection
Rankin/Bass Christmas Collection
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It’s true: Animated Children’s Films are More Violent than Films for Adults


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We all grew up on Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, Saturday morning cartoons – and old amusement park owners saying that they would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those meddling kids!

And if you were to sit down and watch those classic cartoons today – you’d see a rash of violence bestowed upon the characters to each other: faces blown off, coyotes plummeting to their deaths, anvils falling from the sky.

Hunters on a mission to kill. Coyotes on a mission to kill. Yellow parakeets on a mission to kill. Giant roosters on a mission to torture a dog. Continue reading IT’S TRUE: ANIMATED CHILDREN’S FILMS ARE MORE VIOLENT THAN FILMS FOR ADULTS

Today’s swag: a “make your own” Disney animation desk kit


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Learn to Draw Tigger
Learn to Draw Tigger

If you’ve ever wanted to work in the animation industry, whether it be for Disney or other cartoon-oriented companies, getting your own animation desk is almost always the first thing on an aspiring artist’s wish list.

While it’s not a usable version, you may want to check out this piece of swag sent to Web Watch from the fine folks at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Disney Animation Desk model assembled
Disney animator’s desk, assembled

Sure, it might be made of cardstock, but it’s the perfect item to assemble and use as inspiration while you work hard and try to achieve your dream job.

Disney Animation Desk model sheet
Walt Disney Animation Studios Desk model sheet

The text on the sheet reads:

WALT DISNEY ART OF ANIMATION

From pencils to pixels, and digits to digital, we celebrate our pioneers, artists, and storytellers, and look ahead to a rich slate of exciting new projects covering a wide spectrum of styles and subjects.  The Disney drawing desk has been the starting point for some of our greatest stories, worlds and characters.  This model symbolizes our proud heritage, and marks the Studio’s continued goal of telling great stories using a wide range of styles and techniques