The Big Ten, The Paragon of the Animated World Part 1: Mise en scène or creating balance and vision

This is the official launch point for a small series of essays I call The Big Ten. These are the ten animated films from each decade that delivered masterfully well in Mise en scène. They become films with vision, balance, and purpose. This post will specifically explain what Mise-en-scène is, its place in animation, and how transcendentContinue reading “The Big Ten, The Paragon of the Animated World Part 1: Mise en scène or creating balance and vision”

Memorable Moments in Animation: Cartoons, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s

With the innovation of sound cartoons in 1928, animation’s popularity skyrocketed into the Golden Age of Animation that extended into the late 1960s. In fact, the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film (1931) is one of the oldest awards implemented into the Oscars (only in its 5th year). The 40’s, 50’s and 60’s were especially prominent as iconicContinue reading “Memorable Moments in Animation: Cartoons, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s”

The Art of Animation

I can’t think of anyone that watches, analyzes and loves as many types of movies as I do, or more specifically animated films and shorts. I often rant to my family members about the beauty of animation and how dissatisfied I am with people’s lackluster opinions of it.  It is part of my search for truthContinue reading “The Art of Animation”