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cammadanar:

ca-tsuka:

Artworks of “Noximilien l’horloger” 2010 special episode from Wakfu french animated tv-series.
Directed by Eunyoung Choi at Ankama Japan studio.
Character-designer : Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game)
Animation director : Michio Mihara

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Wow!!!!

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 ”The Boondocks entered its final season with record ratings on Monday night. Adult Swim’s outgoing cartoon, which has been absent from the airwaves since 2010, won the night across cable and broadcast in the young adults demographic.The 10:30 p.m. episode logged 1.4 million adults 18-34. That beat The Voice, the NBA playoffs and The Blacklist for the top spot. Boondocks’ ratings record also marks a five-year high for the network in all demos for a primetime telecast.”
Wow.
Source Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-adult-swims-boondocks-698251

 ”The Boondocks entered its final season with record ratings on Monday night. Adult Swim’s outgoing cartoon, which has been absent from the airwaves since 2010, won the night across cable and broadcast in the young adults demographic.

The 10:30 p.m. episode logged 1.4 million adults 18-34. That beat The Voice, the NBA playoffs and The Blacklist for the top spot. Boondocks’ ratings record also marks a five-year high for the network in all demos for a primetime telecast.”

Wow.


Source Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-adult-swims-boondocks-698251

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There’s been much bally-hoo surrounding the premiere of Season 4 of The Boondocks last night. Mixed results abound: Some love it, some thinks okay, others feel it could be better. 

Walking down memory lane, I came across some of the reviews of the Season 1 premiere of The Boondocks back in ‘05 (When people weren’t ready for us, lol)  as well as 2007’s re-up  Premiere of Season 2  by Entertainment Weekly & AV Club. Season 1’s premiere was met with mixed reactions as well as Season 2’s premiere. In fact, as much as people LOVE this series, they always arrive with an “unsure/great/awesome” response when any of the seasons first return. One thing is certain, they’ve all made for good discussion about social/racial politics in animation, something people tend to shy away from…

Entertainment weekly : http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0„1125644,00.html

A.V.Club: http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/the-boondocks-or-die-tryin-12535

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I just hopelessly RSVP’d my invitation to watch OutKast Reunite live in my hometown in NYC at Adult Swim’s annual & legendary Upfront Show event. I missed Yeezy at last year’s upfront for the same reason: Too busy making an Adult Swim show to attend an Adult Swim show. Ah well, someday. :-)

I just hopelessly RSVP’d my invitation to watch OutKast Reunite live in my hometown in NYC at Adult Swim’s annual & legendary Upfront Show event. I missed Yeezy at last year’s upfront for the same reason: Too busy making an Adult Swim show to attend an Adult Swim show. Ah well, someday. :-)

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Holy wow, Masaaki Yuasa (Kick Heart, Mind Game, Ping Pong) directing an episode of Adventure Time? Looks like a trend is starting between Japanese TV animation directors recognition/American TV productions is starting. I love being from the anime boom generation. ;-)

Source: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/preview-of-masaaki-yuasa-directed-adventure-time-episode-98674.html 

Holy wow, Masaaki Yuasa (Kick Heart, Mind Game, Ping Pong) directing an episode of Adventure Time? Looks like a trend is starting between Japanese TV animation directors recognition/American TV productions is starting. I love being from the anime boom generation. ;-)

Source: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/preview-of-masaaki-yuasa-directed-adventure-time-episode-98674.html 

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sandandglass:

The Daily Show tries to help white people understand what it’s like to be stopped and frisked. 

To thunderous applause.

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In 1967, Kathrine Switzer registered for the ‪Boston Marathon‬ as “K.V. Switzer” and became the first woman to run with a race number (in 1966 Roberta Gibb hid in a bush at the start line and ran the race unregistered). Two miles in, Marathon officials attempted to remove her from the race, however her running mates pushed the official off her and she finished the race in 4 hours and 20 minutes. Women were finally allowed to participate in 1972.( Photo http://www.ap.org)

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer registered for the Boston Marathon‬ as “K.V. Switzer” and became the first woman to run with a race number (in 1966 Roberta Gibb hid in a bush at the start line and ran the race unregistered). Two miles in, Marathon officials attempted to remove her from the race, however her running mates pushed the official off her and she finished the race in 4 hours and 20 minutes. Women were finally allowed to participate in 1972.( Photo http://www.ap.org)

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The Boondocks Season 4 finally premieres tonight after 4 years at 10:30 only on Adult Swim.

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Hello Mr Thomas first off am a big fan of your work. What i wanted to ask is, how did you over come your trials when you first started out?. i want to become a manga artist i pratice each day but whenever i enter a competition or try to get publish i get shut down its like somthing is always blocking me, how did u push on?

Asked by sorablue

Hey Sorablue,

Thanks a lot for the kind words of enthusiasm and props!

I don’t have all the answers, but I will say I’m STILL trying to overcome my trials as an adult, working professional. The self-work is never really done I sadly learned…if you expect to get better that is. For your case, and anyone’s it’s really about just not giving up. That’s how you over come it. Sure, You’ll lose competitions, but you have to in order to know what you need work on. Truth be told, you’re gonna have to suck for a while before you start getting good enough to where you feel you’re at a level akin to the people you look up to. And that’s really the biggest challenge: overcoming the obstacle that is your self-esteem. In the end, the only person who can help you is usually the one facing you in the mirror, and to some, that’s a life of work. 

Stay hungry, dude!

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Remember when the teaser trailer for Pixar’s BRAVE released in 2011, a year before the film? And everyone thought it was going to be an epic action/adventure with heart showing a strong female lead, shattering norms? 

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Takeshi Koike + Lupin The 3rd = Joy.

http://jigen-movie.com

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Source: http://www.policymic.com/articles/87797/dreamworks-is-making-a-revolutionary-new-film-pixar-hasn-t-even-tried

Animation has been around for how many decades? Many African-Americans have contributed to the medium as leaders and characters resembling themselves as leads in their productions over a spread-out span of decades in TV and feature. Why is a major studio producing a CGI animated feature film starring an African American character considered “Revolutionary?” What is it suggesting by labeling it a revolt?

Who’s patting themselves on the back for this? And why? What century do we live in?

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Hey Lesean, iv asked a lot of questions in the past lol but your work is amazing and your a big influence to me! but my question is if your pitching a show do you half to have a degree? or is it just about how good the content is?

Asked by alexmydude31

Hey, alexmdude31

Thanks for the kind words, man!

I don’t think you need a degree to pitch a show. You do need an entertainment lawyer to negotiate your deal, a literary agent to manage your written contents if possible, a talent agent to help land you the pitch meetings and negotiate rates as well as a clear target to who you’re pitching to (studio-wise), but some have gotten pitches through with neither of those. really depends. 

good luck!

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Part 1. of the making of one of the most important albums of the 20th century, Nas’s Illmatic.

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ladymargo:

Dear Tumblr,
I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.
Find it and watch it.
Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.
This.
Movie.
Should have a HUGE fandom.
It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.
Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.
So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.
…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.
He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.
…And then he makes this.
I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.
Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.
And if you need more convincing??
Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).
Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…
Apologies ahead of time.
EDIT:  ONE MORE THING!! A critic asked who his current favorite actor is and his answer was Viola Davis…
This was YEARS before The Help.

ladymargo:

Dear Tumblr,

I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.

Find it and watch it.

Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.

This.

Movie.

Should have a HUGE fandom.

It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.

Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.

So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.

…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.

He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.

…And then he makes this.

I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.

Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.

And if you need more convincing??

Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).

Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…

Apologies ahead of time.

EDIT:  ONE MORE THING!! A critic asked who his current favorite actor is and his answer was Viola Davis…

This was YEARS before The Help.