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OzCon Online

Since physical gatherings are a bad idea these days, OzCon International in California was canceled this year, but some attendees decided to do a virtual one, live from the Valley of Virtula. No, not really; that’s the prehistoric name for … Continue reading

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Jumping Jupiter!

Donald Duck: Uncle Scrooge’s Money Rocket, by Luciano Bottaro – The second in the Disney Masters series features the work of another Italian artist and writer, showcasing three imaginative madcap tales. In the titular story, when the Beagle Boys find … Continue reading

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Atomized and Bewitched

I often end up making posts on books I’ve written long after the fact. I’m trying to at least take some notes in the meantime, but I don’t always. Anyway, this time, there’s a Mickey Mouse classic comic collection, one … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Santa

Merry Christmas! Since the day is almost over, I might as well share my thoughts on a few Christmas movies and specials I watched this year. I Am Santa Claus (2014) – A documentary examining the lives of several people … Continue reading

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You Got Live Action in My Animation!

One thing I wanted to mention about the most recent Simpsons episode was the use of live action footage. Principal Skinner forces the students at Springfield Elementary School to sit through all 152 minutes of the 1967 Doctor Dolittle, and … Continue reading

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Behind the Schmaltz

This time around, I review a Lifetime movie and a PBS documentary. There isn’t much similarity between them, but they DO both deal with allegedly wholesome family entertainment. The Unauthorized Full House Story – Beth and I watched this crappy … Continue reading

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What If Feelings Had Feelings?

Inside Out – The post title comes from here, and be forewarned that there are spoilers in this post. The idea of tiny people controlling the human brain is hardly an original one. The show Herman’s Head comes to mind, … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck, Mouse

Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot and Lost in Lands of Long Ago, by Floyd Gottfredson – These are the fifth and sixth volumes of Fantagraphics’ reprints of the classic Mickey strips. I still haven’t read the third and fourth, … Continue reading

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Shake Your Mogwai Maker

There are several horror movies with Christmas themes, but Gremlins might be the only Christmas horror comedy with cute puppets. Well, maybe not, but it’s certainly the most famous. While it came out in my childhood, I didn’t watch it … Continue reading

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I Am Become Death

I like to do a post around Halloween about horror or horror-adjacent movies I’ve watched, but since we still have out two Netflix we haven’t watched, you might have to wait until November for that. In the meantime, here are … Continue reading

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