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A decree from the countess of cartoon storytelling: a book review of Animating Short Stories by Cheryl Briggs

Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after. The reason for such everlasting bliss is that they – ambitious, upstart animation pros – have devoured Cheryl Briggs’ newest publication entitled Animating Short Stories: Narrative Techniques and Visual Design (Bloomsbury Academic).

Kevin Conroy Exclusive Interview: Turbo FAST on Netflix

Well… that basically gives you the difference between him and Batman. Batman is humble. He wants no attention. He lives in the shadows. People don’t even know he’s there. He just wants to do the good deed and disappear. Stinger is this total narcissist on an ego trip, announcing that he’s arriving. It’s so much fun to just blow out all the stops and do the exact opposite of what I am supposed to do as Batman.

Two Trailers That Should Not Be Missed: Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms/The Last Fiction

Years  ago, I mentioned that the North American animation business wouldn’t always be on the forefront of animation across the world. That there will be other voices trying to get a shot at the global industry and marketplace.

While Latin America hasn’t truly panned out (there is one movie from Argentina dealing with Foosball, that is still looking for some distribution in the states) there are two very interesting films – both in 2d, that you should keep an eye on.

The first movie was mentioned by Cartoon Brew back in 2010, and now a trailer has arrived – its called the Last Fiction and its done by Iranian based Hoorhsaksh studios:

Adapted from the Shahnameh, the thousand-year-old epic Persian poem written by Ferdowsi, The Last Fiction tells the story of Kaveh, a blacksmith, who leads a revolt to destroy the devil that has appeared in a prince’s soul.

JumpStart’s School of Dragons now on iPhone with HTTYD2 Updates

If you’re like me, then you have already seen How To Train Your Dragon 2 at least 5 times, and you are calling it the best movie of the year. If you’re even more like me, you want to spend more time in that world with Hiccup, Toothless and all the Riders of Berk. Well, I have good news for those of you who want more Dragons.

JumpStart® is announcing yet another monumental addition to School of Dragons® with the release of the iPhone version of the app. School of Dragons is a critically-acclaimed science education-focused 3D massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) based on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise from DreamWorks Animation. The game recently won the 2014 Appy Award for the Branded Gaming App category, and boasts a user base consisting of over 5 million players.

JumpStart’s School of Dragons® Now on Android, iPad, Facebook, and Web

TORRANCE, CALIF. – March 18, 2013 — JumpStart® is proud to announce the School of Dragons® game has just launched on the Android platform and is now available in Google Play™ and Amazon® app stores for Android-powered tablets. The app adds to the game’s existing, robust platform portfolio which includes an iPad app, Facebook game, and web browser game.

The School of Dragons game brings DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise to life through vivid, 3D graphics and highly interactive education and mission-based gameplay. The game is one of the first educational massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) to provide players with seamless, synchronizing mobile and web gameplay. Users can have their game progress update to whatever platform they decide to play on.

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