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Copyrights, Trademarks, and Your Animation: What You Need to Know

The year was 1971 and George Harrison was on top of the cosmos. His Krishna-loving, feel-good “My Sweet Lord” was the #1 song in the UK and US—the first top hit of any post-breakup Beatle. Life was good. Then he got sued. The lawsuit alleged that George had infringed upon the copyright of the Chiffons’…

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Beyond Disney and Studio Ghibli

As our world becomes continually smaller and more interconnected, the work of creating animation is becoming an international affair, both in creation and distribution. While there has been a longstanding tradition of American studios working with Canadian animators, these international collaborations have extended to countries like South Korea, India, and Estonia. Just as the way…

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Kill The Messenger? Hardly!

An explainer video, at its core, is a vessel designed to deliver a clear message. Given all the attention that’s paid to crafting the message itself—is it accessible? compelling? fun, funny or educational?—it can be easy to forget the importance of the messenger. But the voice that frames a narrative is a critical element of…

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