Jan 10, 2022Liked by Animation Obsessive Staff

Firstly, congratulations! Animation Obsessive is the best animation content I've ever found!

My name is Fábio, I'm brazilian, and I have an animation studio (molabe.tv). We are going to start a publication on the praxis of animation. I'm still putting together the first season of content, and I'd like to know if I can translate into Portuguese and publish the text ''Miyazaki and the Toei union''.

Thank you!

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Oct 11, 2021Liked by Animation Obsessive Staff

It's a beautiful overcast Monday morning here in New York City. I was still in bed, leisurely reading this issue with my coffee, marveling at how invariably history repeats itself, running through a myriad of emotions around the undervaluation of artists' work. It astounds me that labor which clearly takes not only an immense amount of time, orchestration, training, and love, work that is obviously valued by the public and consistently generates $$$, can be so decoupled from the hands that make. It makes me angry and I hope these talks result in a step forward. In 2021! I was going to say "unbelievable," but sadly I can't. Anyway I was wrapping up to write this comment when I saw the lovely shoutout—it made my day, early as it is. And it's nice to end on an up note. And as usual, learned a ton. Thank you.

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It's always interesting to see how an artist displays his politics. I mean, it's always a *little* cringe to me but it makes me wonder if many animation artists are either politically naive or are left-wing policies something that comes naturally to them.

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