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The Friday Round-Up (from Animation to Second Happiest Place on Earth)

Claude Harrington 08.12.2016

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:


Monday: Virtual Reality Advertising Coming to a Headset Near You

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Spellbound (3D Animated Short)

Thursday: The 22 Video Marketing Stats You Need to Know

ICYMI: How an Explainer Video Can Help You With Lead Scoring

ICYMI: Billion Dollar Explainer Video?


FROM THE VAULT: Voiceover Tips from Porky Pig

Meet Bob Bergen, aka “Porky Pig,” “Luke Skywalker,” and “Marvin the Martian.”

Bob is a professional voiceover actor.

For the past 30 years he’s honed his skills with legends like Daws Butler (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound) and June Foray (“Rocky” from Rocky and Bullwinkle), while making appearances in top-grossing films such as Wreck-It Ralph, Wall-E, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., and Robot Chicken: Star Wars, not to mention a host of commercial work.

He’s received two Primetime Emmy nods and an Annie nomination, and as a veteran working voiceover actor he teaches the ins and outs of this oft-misunderstood craft to the next generation of upcoming voice actors in LA. He was kind enough to chat about his experience and share his wisdom about the rapidly changing voiceover industry with us that we’ll feature in a three-part suite about voiceover acting.


Animation News:

Kubo and the Two Strings Blends Animation and Origami (via The New York Times)

The Evolution of Black Girls in Animation (via The Undefeated)

Fifteen Years Ago: Warner Bros. Blamed The Failure of Osmosis Jones On Its 2D Technique (via Cartoon Brew)



The Predatory Side of Internet Fame (via Mashable)

TV’s Serial-Drama Slump (via Vulture)

A Day in the Life of 16-year-old Rare-Sneaker Dealer Benjamin Kickz (via New York Magazine)



Self-Driving Cars Will Improve Our Cities. If They Don’t Ruin Them (via Backchannel)

Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook’s Apple (via Fast Company)

Why Can’t Twitter Solve its Abuse Problem? (via BuzzFeed)



The Race to Save a Dying Language (via The Guardian)

How Witchcraft on Facebook is Helping People Grieve (via Gizmodo)

The Second Happiest Place on Earth: The Store Selling Pieces of the Magic Kingdom (via Racked)

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