ICYMI: Going Through The DCAU Part 1

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When poking around for stuff to go through next, I considered the DCAU.

So, apparently, was Jimmy Impossible.

So, we’ll be doing it together, starting where it all began with Batman.

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Five Animated Shorts For Five Female Animation Pioneers

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This year, in celebration of the Annecy festival’s focus on women animation artists, the mini-shorts made by Gobelins paid tribute to women animation pioneers.

The shorts aren’t intended to be literal biographies, but rather to evoke the life and accomplishments of each artist. The five artists honored with films were Mary Blair, the Disney Studio’s most influential woman art director; Evelyn Lambart, first Canadian woman animators; Claire Parker, co-inventor of the pinscreen animation technique; Lotte Reiniger, director of the first European animated feature; and Alison de Vere, the first woman to win an award at Annecy.

See each short after the break:

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All Ears: Mickey Through The Years (Infographic)

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Hey there Boys & Girls! It’s your old pal Mickey! Mickey Mouse that is, and chances are, you know all about Mickey Mouse. He’s only THE most famous animated rodent of all time, the official spokesman for Disney, and really, America’s truest sweetheart. And if you didn’t know, good ol’ Mouse ears himself started his journey as another character called Steamboat Willie.  In this infographic, our friends over at Shirts.com start back in 1928 with his first appearances in those black and white short films and travel up through the present, detailing all his looks and transformations along the way. Check it out after the break:

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Going Through The DCAU Part 1

3504858-6186538201-tumbl

When poking around for stuff to go through next, I considered the DCAU.

So, apparently, was Jimmy Impossible.

So, we’ll be doing it together, starting where it all began with Batman.

Continue reading Going Through The DCAU Part 1