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The Friday Round-Up (from Adventures in Animation to Uberville)

Claude Harrington 09.16.2016

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:



Tuesday: What is Wipster? (And How Can The Video Production Platform Help You?)

Thursday: PICK OF THE WEEK: The Airport of the Future (Animated Video)

ICYMI: The Unique Powers of Whiteboard Animation

ICYMI: The Framework of Multicultural Animation


FROM THE VAULT: The Timeless Power of Animation

“Last week, Disney announced that they were rebooting the beloved animated series DuckTales. That same day, Netflix revealed that they would be doing the same for Inspector Gadget (and four other cartoons from yesteryear). For a generation of kids that grew up fantasizing about diving into a pool of gold, as well as parents who instinctively smile at the words Go-Go-Gadget, these developments mark a major victory for nostalgia. But the true winner here, and what inspired these reboots in the first place, is the timeless power of great animated storytelling. And since that’s something we strive for here on a daily basis, we thought it would be a good idea to explore some of the elements that made those shows special.”


Animation News:

How Adventure Time Quietly Conquered the Animation World (via People)

NBCUniversal To Eliminate 200 Jobs At DreamWorks Animation (via Deadline)

Indiana Jones Fan Animation Short May Be The Franchise’s Future (via Movie Pilot)


Parody Of Old iTunes Ads Illustrates The AirPods’ Fatal Flaw (via CONAN)

Inside The Business Of The Podcasting Boom (via NiemanLab)

The Best Pizza Spot in Every State (via BuzzFeed)



Need Some AI? Yeah, There’s a Marketplace for That (via WIRED)

The Competitive Advantage of Diversity (via Tech Crunch)

Tesla Will Build The Largest Backup Battery In History to Power Los Angeles (via Gizmodo)



Welcome to Uberville (via The Verge)

Meet The Man Trying To Save SeaWorld From Itself (via Fortune)

Pity The Substitute Teacher (via The Atlantic)


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