Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman takes on LAAFs, or Live-Action Animated Features, with a vengeance. How come Hollywood insists on making these flops!?
Column: Dr. Toon
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman takes a moment to ponder going back to a black, white and gray world. Could modern animation benefit from looking back at the aesthetics of yesterday?
Who is to blame for Disney's new direct-to-video plan of a sequel for every classic? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman thinks it is all of us.
Who was right and who was wrong in the "June Bugs" Cartoon Network fiasco? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman reveals that that is not the question...it is, of course, a much deeper issue.
How have we all ended up in this animated world? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman relates his journey into animation fandom. Does it resemble your own?
Have you ever thought that Ren and Stimpy's popularity was based on their abstract representation of our early '90s fears and anxieties regarding political uncertainty and the AIDS epidemic? Well, Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman has.
While Turner Broadcasting System's Boomerang is titled to draw the Baby Boom generation is seems that maybe they've missed the spot marked X. Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman explains.
Fearless Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman makes his predictions regarding 2001's major animated feature film releases. Will he do better this year than last?
From the local bowling alley to elaborate theme parks like Disneyland to virtual reality pods, location-based entertainment has come a long way and, as Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman explains the possibilities are endless.
Did primetime television animation fail because it was animated or because it was on big time network TV? Martin Goodman offers new insight on the pressures (and ignorance) influencing the bust of 2000.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman tries to guess what the hot animation related toys will be this gift giving season. Its a hard job year with lot of television cancellations un-merchandisable features and racy Internet content.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman analyzes the summers animated releases and relays what we can all learn from their successes failures.
Why can't animation grow up? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman has an interesting take on the problem and highlights some of the medium's hits and misses at reaching the big kids.
The United States has a long history of political comics, so how come animation isnt used in Presidential advertising campaigns? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman queries the wisdom
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman draws some correlations between two independents named Johnguaranteed youll be surprised.
While the weather might be cold, wet and rainy, Vancouver has turned into a hotbed of animation activity. Schools, festivals and a wide range of companies have all taken root on Canadas west coast. Leslie Bishko reports.
I get fliers...I get phamplets...I get emails about all the amazing technology available to today's animators. And while I can't use any of it, we can all appreciate how new technology is making bringing `toons to life more easy.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman reminisces about the incredible adventure Jason and the Argonauts took him on and the power of Ray Harryhausen and great storytelling.
John Canemaker remembers his friend and associate Faith Hubley, whose inspiration ranged far wider than her magical, Oscar-winning filmed images.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman urges us to look to Asia to find new opportunities and stories from a region well versed and experienced in animation. From festivals to new South Korean productions...he has a plan.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman discusses how animated short films have been used for educational purposes, from helping to fight WWI, WWII and the Cold War, to today's medical advancements.