February 22, 2019

This month for Saturday Morning Cartoons, we're going to be screening the much-beloved Kirikou and the Sorceress, directed by Michel Ocelot. In celebration of this lovely film and of Black History Month, I wan...

November 10, 2017

What a pleasure to introduce one of my favorite animated music videos: a particularly topical collab between Belgian electronic pop icon Stromae and famed French animator Sylvain Chomet. Stromae is known for h...

November 9, 2017

cw: suicide, depression

Death of the Author

The first time I saw a Van Gogh painting was at the Art Institute of Chicago, "The Poet's Garden" (1888). It's unassuming. There's not even a subject to it, really. Ju...

July 25, 2017

A comparative essay looking at Valerian Et Laureline in comics form versus its film adaptation, Valerian: City of a Thousand Planets

While I realize this is outside the scope of Saturday Morning Cartoons fare,...

July 22, 2017

Animation as a whole has an incredible capacity for expressing the wilder sides of human imagination. With the ability to draw whatever you want and be able to bring it to life has allowed for all kinds of tra...

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