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Yeah, I’m an animator. So I’m going to talk about animation, or at least what I like. When I started to think about it, there were a good 40 shows I’d like to talk about, so I’m breaking it down a bit. These are my favorite American produced animated shows that have run their course on TV. If you haven’t seen them, pick them up and watch them. You won’t be disappointed.
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Do you watch some action movies for the hand to hand combat?

Like The Matrix, Kill Bill, and Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan movies? Do you have a hard time getting into fight scenes from most movies because the physical struggle isn’t very convincing or inventive and poorly executes simple self-defense ideas that you can’t ignore?  Well I do, and I can never leave it alone.  It’s an itch I have to scratch.

For me, animation has gained some incredible appeal for good fight choreography, especially in the realm of Anime.  But American animation has generally been inoffensive at best. At worst, it’s downright pathetic at executing any sort of dramatic combat. I sigh at just about every animated super hero show that has tried… X-Men, Spiderman, Iron Man, Ben 10, Hellboy, etc.  Even though most of their content may still have been good, the combat feels weak and clunky.

Enter Joaquim Dos Santos.

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