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Mental imagery, as Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston explain in their 1978 talk in Toronto, played a key role in the portrayal of Walt Disney’s animated characters

The following text is from an article by Jaan Pill, published in Cinema Canada in August 1978, which is 34 years ago as of today’s date [May 20, 2012]. Introduction Recently retired Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, the … Continue reading

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Stories and frames

Stories drive outcomes Storytelling is wired into our brains. Stories are part of who we are. The frame, within which a story is presented, is a story in itself. Stories can lead to real-world consequences as the following blog post notes: … Continue reading

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Cloverdale Mall and Sherway Gardens as theme park experiences: MCHS 2015 places to visit (Part 2)

Updates Just to let you know, in case you like to visit new places, a Sept. 21, 2015 Toronto Star article is entitled: Expanded Sherway Gardens opens doors Tuesday: A $550 million expansion includes 50 new stores, more parking and a … Continue reading

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Comments regarding the MCHS 1961-62 class logos

In a separate post I have posted the MCHS 1961-62 class logos. In this post I will share some comments about them. Graphic Design of 1961-62 classroom logos I have much enjoyed studying the design work demonstrated by these logos. … Continue reading

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This is Mercury for 1965 …now in the Lincoln Continental tradition – 1960s Ford Motor Company ad

Click on each image to enlarge it. Click again to enlarge it further. The headline for this two-page magazine spread reads: This is Mercury for 1965 …now in the Lincoln Continental tradition The advertisement reads: “We predict that the reaction … Continue reading

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What to tell your wife before the Thunderbird comes. Early 1960s Ford ad.

The tagline is: “Thunderbird: Unique in all the world.” Click on the ad to enlarge it. Click again to enlarge it further. The early 1960s ad reads: What to tell your wife before the Thunderbird comes You won’t have to … Continue reading

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The nation-state circa 1950 is described as unencumbered by international obligations, co-operation, and constraint

The quotation is: ” Its focus is the nation-state circa 1950, romantically unencumbered by international obligations, co-operation and constraint.” That’s one way to characterize the 1950s. The source is a Dec. 3, 2014 article at openDemocracy.net entitled: “UKIP is the formation … Continue reading

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Displacing Desire (2006) and The Ethics of Sightseeing (2011)

Reality tourism does not need to be restricted to visits by affluent tourists to impoverished slums. Why should slums have a monopoly over reality? Any place you visit, including a room in your house, entails reality tourism. My form of … Continue reading

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Pen Densham and John Watson founded Insight Productions in 1970

I’ve really enjoyed writing a comment at a previous post in response to a comment from Colleen O’Marra regarding The Maltese Falcon (1941). Bob Clampett and Tweety Bird I look forward to learning more about John Huston: Author Note: John Huston … Continue reading

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Cartierville School in Montreal

Updates A May 2017 CBC interactive webpage is entitled: “Montreal is 375 years old, but how old are its buildings?” A May 17, 2017 Montreal Gazette article is entitled: “Montreal’s history did not start 375 years ago.” [End]   A … Continue reading

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