I’ve always loved animation.  There’s a great blog, Cartoon Brew, that seems to thoroughly cover whatever’s new in animation, plus tidbits about the classics: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/

 One of their finds: Usavich, a series created by MTV Japan, featuring two prisoners in the USSR, a striking visual style, and a very strange sense of humor.

 Usavich

 Watch episodes 1-7 and 14-21 on the official site http://www.usavich.tv/movie.htmland the rest here: http://www.usavich.org/cartoon/

 Another fun video is Lollipop, created by Bonzom for Mika: http://www.passion-paris.com/flash.html#myreel=v548&page=myreel  Mika manages to sound a lot like the Beatles with reversed lyrics (e.g. instead of All you need is love this one is Love’s gonna get you down).

 Finally, John Kricfalusi of Ren & Stimpy fame has a blog: http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/  I can’t say Ren or Stimpy blew me away, but I love the blog; it’s an advanced course in animation, copiously illustrated.

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