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The Friday Round-Up (from Roger Rabbit to Animated Indy!)

Claude Harrington 09.30.2016

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: Can Employee Feedback Improve Customer Satisfaction? Yes!

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Planet Unknown (3D Animation)

Thursday: Employee Feedback is Critical. But What Type is Best?

ICYMI: What Type of Explainer is Right for Your Startup?

ICYMI: The Unique Powers of Whiteboard Animation


FROM THE VAULT: The Power of Animated Storytelling

“Since the first man (or woman) smeared red ochre animal shapes on a cave wall, we have learned from drama and animated storytelling. These hand-painted bison herds seem to “run” in the flickering light of a torch, giving magic and life – narrative power – to a tale of that could be interpreted as a dry “how-to hunt” set of instructions. But these iconic drawings, and the oral traditions that accompanied them, weren’t just hunting instructions – they were legends and myths, trials and triumphs, and a way of understanding the complex world full of plot elements and drama where a hero can emerge victorious with his captured prey, or fade away starving in ignorant failure.”


Animation News:

A Brief History of Animation Screwing with the Real World (via Inverse)

How Jeffrey Katzenberg Became Leader of the Animation Revolution (via Yahoo! Movies)

Tips for Entering the Animation Industry (via The Huffington Post)



Why Did Bo Jackson Choose Baseball? (via Bleacher Report)

How Luke Cage Was Reinvented Out of Obscurity (via Vulture)

Snapchat’s Spectacles a Vision Test for CEO Evan Spiegel (via Variety)



Some Like It Bot: Algorithms are Getting Better at Entertaining Us (via FiveThirtyEight)

Microsoft Bets Its Future On A Reprogrammable Computer Chip (via WIRED)

Rise of the RoboMasters (via The Verge)


Culture (In Which Indy Gets Animated!):

Is a Life Without Work One We’d Want To Live? (via The Guardian)

What Are Our Gadgets Actually Doing To Us? (via BuzzFeed)

Indiana Jones Get Animated (via YouTube)

Famous archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones is on a quest of a lifetime, but this time he is fully animated in this passion project by life long fan and artist Patrick Schoenmaker. Over the course of 5 years, he has crafted the opening sequence of what would be the tv series to make all other tv shows redundant: “The Adventures of Indiana Jones”! 

Animation-lovers rejoice!

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