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‘Charlie Brown’ and ‘The Fortress of Solitude’

March 15th, 2011 by Carolyn Bick on Carolyn Bick's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

As we were watching A Charlie Brown Christmas yesterday, I was suddenly reminded of the book we’re reading, The Fortress of Solitude.¬† Admittedly, we haven’t finished it yet, but the first few chapters detailing Dylan Ebdus’ life as a younger kid growing up on Dean Street seemed to sync with the portrayal of Charlie Brown’s [...]

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Gerald McBoing-Boing: Your Typical Superhero

by Isaac Buchoff on Isaac Buchoff's Blog · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Gerald McBoing-Boing is very much a superhero origin story. His beginnings were simple and without explanation, but it seems he’d fit right in at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.
Gerald, much like many superheroes, was born as a seemingly normal child in a middle class background. At a young age, his power began to unexpectedly manifest. [...]

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Gerald McBoing Boing

by Jeremy Potterfield on Jeremy Potterfield's Blog · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I found the animation adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s, Gerald McBoing Boing, to be expertly done and thoroughly entertaining. It’s about a child, Gerald, who, instead of speaking his first words, can only create sound effects (albeit expertly). The cartoon demonstrated how excellent pairing of sound and animation can really create a fine product.

The cartoon is [...]

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Tags: Animation·Dr. Seuss·Gerald McBoing Boing