every last damn thing I love about the Internet

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Another reason to love the Internet beyond access to foreign shows and classics: access to student work. Long ago in, say, the 80s, the only cartoons we ever got to see were the ones on Saturday mornings. If you were lucky, your parents had cable, and you could watch Nickelodeon shows any day of the week. A Disney flick would come out once or twice a year, and then you could watch that. But nobody put out their shorts, their concept pieces, their student projects and pitches. There is perfectly good animation out there -- sometimes profoundly GREAT animation -- that never reaches an audience outside of a dozen students in animation school.

The Internet gives us a view to anywhere. :3

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