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Marimo

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Marimo

Whether it’s Kubo in his firelit cave, Belle bursting from the cosy cottage or Woody meeting Buzz, most journeys in animation begin at home. The hero is yet to set out on an adventure, whether they want one or not. It is also where Marimo begins its story, silhouetted by a roaring pink fire bursting from a television screen. Quite an entrance. Animation receives very little pomp and ceremony for the effort it takes to make films this way. It is all too often seen as solely for children, regarded by adults as irrelevant to informing their own journey through...

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Beneficial Shock

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Beneficial Shock

Beneficial Shock! With a name like that it was always clear that this was a film magazine that wanted to do things a little differently. We put a few questions to the creative pair behind the magazine, Gabriel Solomons and Phil Wrigglesworth, to find out why they took a cattle prod to the genre… What are your day jobs? Well, we are both freelance pet detectives specialising in yellow-bellied weasels (those scoundrels get into all sorts of mischief), but for tax purposes state that we are part-time university lecturers. Where did the idea or inspiration for Beneficial Shock! come from?...

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