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The Friday Round-Up (from an Innovative Animation Service to BuzzFeed)

Claude Harrington 02.19.2016

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:

IdeaBlog:

Tuesday: A Weekend at Toy Fair 2016: Dolls, Puzzles, Animated Videos and More

Wednesday: Q&A with Dr. Claudia Aguirre (from Ted-Ed to Explainer Videos)

Thursday: PICK OF THE WEEK: The History of Dried Fruit (Whiteboard Animation)

ICYMI: 7 Tips for Choosing an Animation Provider

ICYMI: An Interview with Sales Samurai Dan Englander

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FROM THE VAULT: Translating Your Animated Videos for a Global Audience

“Hasta la vista. Schadenfreude. Carpe diem. Je ne sais quoi. Flashes of foreign tongues spice up our everyday conversations with a certain joie de vivre, but when it comes time to translate your animated explainer video, it’s best to leave it to the experts. That’s where your animation service can be helpful. Appealing to a global audience means taking certain steps to ensure your message transcends cultural boundaries—but what about the language barrier? At IdeaRocket, we’ll often help clients translate their animations through subtitles and overdubs that retain the nuance, flavor, and spirit of the original.”

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Animation News:

Nimble Collective Raises $8.5 Million to Develop Its Animation Cloud Service (via Cartoon Brew)

Oscar-Nominated Animated Films Display Wildly Different Visions (via Variety)

Daniel Gerson, RIP (via Pixar Planet)

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Entertainment:

Seth Myers is Getting Late-Night Right– and No One Is Watching (The Daily Dot)

Live From New York, It’s…Deadpool? (via Yahoo! Movies)

Kimmy Schmidt Walks the Runway (via /Film) 

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Tech:

Inside the Artificial Universe that Creates Itself (via The Atlantic)

How Dangerous is the Tool the FBI is Asking Apple to Build? (via The Verge)

Real-Life Holographic Teleportation (via Tech Insider)

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Culture:

BuzzFeed is Changing the Way It Measures Its Popularity (via WIRED)

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Dies at 89 (via The New York Times)

Five Dangerous Myths About Corporate Culture (via Forbes)

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