To my mind, some of the reader feedback offers a more convincing hypothesis than the linked article: the character’s faces aren’t animated, which doesn’t allow for ‘in between’ emotions – they’re all distinct.
This is exactly the sort of article on an obscure topic I could get obsessed with writing and never finish, so I’m glad someone else did it.
Somehow I missed this when it was making the rounds. It’s bizarre to see the last panel of the October 18th strip in light of how protective Disney is of their characters.
The ‘Game & Watch’ inspired animations illustrating the early history of the company are particularly well done.
A whole heap of Gondry’s signature visual tricks packed into a minute-long ad, supposedly directed by his brother.
Further feeding my obsession with comic artists pulling back the curtain.
Offensive Outlier: Jordan. Defensive Outliers: Rodman, Ben Wallace.
This was interesting to me, because not only did they link to the article when I first wrote it back in 2004, but the same person (Cory) wrote it up!
Therefore, I hereby break my extensive internet silence to declare membership in the elite ‘Wrote an article nerdy enough to be posted to BoingBoing twice by the same person’ club.