Crunchyroll: The World’s Largest Japanese Anime Database “Anime Taizen” Opens to The Public Today

Crunchyroll: The World’s Largest Japanese Anime Database “Anime Taizen” Opens to The Public Today. “As of the end of July 2022, Anime Taizen has approximately 15,000 registered titles, mainly Japanese commercial anime works released from 1917 to the present. In addition to title name searches, the database has search functions for chronology, Japanese syllabary, keywords, etc. As a result of the research to date, the number of episodes amounts to approximately 180,000.” Apparently the site is somewhat slow at this writing due to demand.

KATC: Group gets word out about COVID best practices in Latino community through cartoons, illustrations

KATC: Group gets word out about COVID best practices in Latino community through cartoons, illustrations. “A group is hoping cartoons and illustrations can help spread factual information about COVID-19. Covid Latino teamed up with artists and cartoonists to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated. The group was launched in the spring of 2020 to reach immigrant farming communities. They try to craft information in a way that’s easy to understand and culturally relevant.”

Rapid Test Results

XKCD: Rapid Test Results . This is a cartoon, and moreover it’s an XKCD cartoon so there’s no way I can do it justice. Just click on it. Of course, if you’re reading this on the Web and I’m not trying to keep a plain text newsletter plain text, I can just put the cartoon here. You’ll still have to hit the link for the Alt text, though.

Patch Chicago: Pritzker Military Museum & Library Launches Virtual Exhibition

Patch Chicago: Pritzker Military Museum & Library Launches Virtual Exhibition. “On Monday, December 13, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML) launched a virtual experience of its popular Museum exhibit: ‘Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War.’ The extraordinary live exhibit, currently on display at the PMML through April 2022, features nearly 150 of the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist’s original drawings and published cartoons, as well as personal material from Bill Mauldin’s exceptional career.” This exhibit does have a modest admission fee ($7 for PMML non-members.)

Women Love Tech: Ada Twist, Scientist Encourages Kids to Enjoy Science with Netflix

Women Love Tech: Ada Twist, Scientist Encourages Kids to Enjoy Science with Netflix. “Netflix has released Ada Twist, Scientist with the goal of making science fun and accessible for everyone. The animated show follows 8-year-old Ada, a small scientist with a big sense of curiosity. She explores science to discover the truth about everything from chain reactions to evaporation. The series encourages children to be curious about their surroundings and take an active interest in why things happen and how things work.”

Mike Shouts: The Transformers G1 Cartoon Series From The 80s Is Free To Stream On YouTube!

Mike Shouts: The Transformers G1 Cartoon Series From The 80s Is Free To Stream On YouTube!. “As you may have already known, this year marks the 35 years since the release of the first Transformers movie, The Transformers: The Movie. In addition to celebrating the animated movie’s 35th anniversary with theatrical screenings and releasing the movie in 4K UHD, Hasbro will stream all seasons of the 1984 original cartoon series on Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel.”

CNET: Struggling Ghibli Museum exceeds crowdfunding target in 24 hours

CNET: Struggling Ghibli Museum exceeds crowdfunding target in 24 hours. “The July 15 listing on hometown tax site Furusato Tax had requested an amount of 10,000,000 yen ($90,814.15 USD), and as of writing it has achieved 133% of the goal. Studio Ghibli is an animation house responsible for such films as the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and the promised How Do You Live?”

Distractify: A New App Allows Users to Cartoonify Their Profile Pictures on Facebook

Distractify: A New App Allows Users to Cartoonify Their Profile Pictures on Facebook. “For the most part, viral trends are not common on Facebook, at least not anymore. In recent years, trends have largely moved to other social media sites like TikTok, but that doesn’t mean that one of the older social media sites can’t get in on the action occasionally. A new Cartoon Filter Challenge on Facebook allows users to change their profile pictures, and many users want to know how to get in on the trend.”

Analytics India: How AI Is Breathing Life Into Animation

Analytics India: How AI Is Breathing Life Into Animation. “According to Statista, the global animation market is expected to grow from $259 billion in 2018 to 270 billion by 2020. Animation has reached new heights because of the rapid evolution of deep learning and the proliferation of software tools. Here are some examples of how Artificial intelligence and machine learning are bringing animation to life in studios.”

Mail Tribune: Libraries to debut original animated series

Mail Tribune: Libraries to debut original animated series. “Ryan Bradley, marketing coordinator for Jackson County Library Services, has spent months leading development on an original animated series where that happens to the main characters — literally. And soon anyone with an internet connection will be able to watch it. The series, aptly titled “Lost in a Book,” concerns Daisy and Zak, two kids who get sucked into a book while visiting the library, resulting in an adventure through multiple genres, characters and stories as they try to make their way home.”