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This site has accumulated enough interesting responsessome
of them really mini-essaysthat I think it makes sense to divide
them up by subject matter. So here's some of what you'll find on
the individual pages in the Feedback section of the site:
Børge Ring on David Hand: The Danish animation giant shares his memories of another animation giant.
"Accentuating the Negative": a thoughtful response from Canadian filmmaker Nick Cross, who was criticized in the original piece
Criticism and praise for the Hanna-Barbera cartoons, and for Spongebob Squarepants.
Strong responses, pro and con, to Bob Clampett's Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs and to Milt Gray's essays on Clampett and his greatest cartoon, along with other comments on Clampett, Chuck Jones, and the Warner Bros. cartoons.
Japanese animation: Detailed comments by Andrew Osmond and Jenny Lerew on Hayao
Miyazaki's films, and from several other visitors on Satoshi Kon's, and from Gregory Williams on several neglected Japanese animated features.
Reader comments on the two most recent Disney biographies, Neal Gabler's Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination and my own The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney.
Joshua Wilson's response, and Don Draganski's reply, to Don's article on Paul Hindemith and Walt Disney.
A detailed rebuttal by Didier Ghez to my negative review of the Disney exhibition in Paris.
Memories of Art
Babbitt from Spumco producer Steve Worth, inspired by the
Babbitt interview elsewhere on the site. Babbitt's daughter Karin
did not care for my introduction to the interview.
Reader comments on my
book Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden
Age, beginning with critiques by Joshua Wilson and Ali Matar.
Enthusiastic reader response to the Frank
Tashlin interview. Voice artists Keith Scott and Bob Bergen
and animator Greg Duffell are among the visitors represented.
Commentsfrom me as well as visitors to the siteon The Incredibles and other Pixar and DreamWorks computer-animated features.
Comments from Robert Latona, editor and publisher of the outstanding
pioneer comics fan magazine Vanguard, on my tribute to Carl
An exchange between John
Kricfalusi and me about his cartoons and animation in general.
I've also added a page devoted to reader
responses to that debate.
A devoted Disney fan's riposte to my Essay on Walt
Robert Clampett's memories of his father, the great Warner Bros.
cartoon director Bob Clampett, on the page reserved for comments
on Funnyworld Revisited.
Robin Allan's verdict that I was "a bit hard" on Disneyland
in my Commentary on John Hench's Designing
Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show.
Praise and condemnation for my Commentary on John Kricfalusi and
his new Ren &
Stimpy Adult Cartoon Party, from David Brewster, Eddie
Fitzgerald, and Dewey McGuire.
General skepticism about my Commentary on books
by Robert Warshow and Donald Phelps, as voiced by John Benson,
Jeet Heer, and Art Spiegelman.
Likewise, a dissenting vote from Ed Hooks on the my less-than-enthusiatic
Essay about The
Cautious concurrence from Don Peri in my negative Commentary on
the Ub Iwerks biography, The
Hand Behind the Mouse.
A variety of views on a variety of Disney
animation-related Commentaries, from Dave Pruiksma, Andrew
Lee Hunn, and Tom Klein.
Fresh information from Keith Scott on the page devoted to feedback
on my Capsules.
You'll find links to my original articles on each Feedback page.