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Who Needs CGI?

I just stumbled upon this wonderful clip from the 1944 film ‘Anchors Aweigh’. It shows Gene Kelly Dancing with Jerry Mouse. Brilliant and seamless.

Happy Birthday, Tom

I have always been intrigued by people who have names that match their professions. Steven spielberg means story mountain, Norman Greenbaum (green tree) was apparently a gardener before his hit, and my favourite, James Bridges built Bristol Bridge. But my favourite both for his name and talent is the brilliant Tom Lehrer, whose name means … Continue reading

Ice Age Art

This is one of my great passions, so I had to see the exhibition at the British Museum, but have to admit I was a bit disappointed. It was mostly about portable pieces of art, many of which were incredibly small so hard to seee through the crowds, and even then, I ofte struggled to … Continue reading

Cartoons in France

This is another article from the Manchester Guardian of 1951/2: After the war the humble Strip-cartoon became in France something of a national challenge. Nobody minded finding Mickey Mouse in the pre-war Petit Parisien or Felix the Cat in the Numanite. Nor indeed did even the post-war Communist Party at first think there was any … Continue reading

Debunking Batman

Debunking Batman

Students at the University of Leicester have been spending their time productively: they have investigated whether Batman could fly. They have discovered he could fly but using his cape to glide would mean he would land at life threatening speeds, as his wingspan was too short. I think someone should tell him before he hurts … Continue reading