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“A Tale of Momentum and Inertia”

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“Katachi” by Shugo Tokumaru

In our latest communication with IB in Japan, he said that he has recently found the music of Shugo Tokumaru to be phenomenal. This musician composes, writes the lyrics, mixes, and performs his music, controlling every aspect of it. He … Continue reading

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Yuki Ariga

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“Яблочко”

xxx This film, created in 1946 by Ivan and Vladimir Nikitchenko, was produced by the Soyuzdetfilm, later called the Gorky Film Studio, originally founded in 1915. “Яблочко” (or “Little Apple”) is a masterful short film of pioneering special effects, specifically the … Continue reading

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“Musical Recordings from the Realm of the Dead”

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“The Dice Player” by Mahmoud Darwish

This very powerful short film animated by Nissmah Roshdy, won the 2014 ZEBRA Prize for Best Poetry Film, illustrating an excerpt from Mahmoud Darwish’s “La-eb al Nard,” “The Dice-Player.” Below is the poem in its entirety. The Dice Player Who … Continue reading

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Steamboat Willie

Today is the day that Mickey Mouse was born with the debut of “Steamboat Willie,” Walt Disney’s first distributed Mickey Mouse animation in 1928. (“Plane Crazy” and “Gallopin’ Gaucho” had been produced before but there were no distributors interested in these … Continue reading

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