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This site has accumulated enough interesting responses—some of them really mini-essays—that 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.

Comments—from me as well as visitors to the site—on 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 Barks.

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 Disney World.

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 Iron Giant.

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.

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