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#9: Sublimations feat. Genndy Tartakovsy’s Popeye, Ramayana and Phil Tippett’s Mad God

Everything old is new again! Genndy Tartakovsky is back on a hot streak though the sparks of past ambitions smoulder with the recent divulging of an extensive animatic for his cancelled Popeye film. Here & now the second series of Primal is off to a savagely satisfying start; toyetic tangents on The Animist and Starscream OVA; India/Japan co-pro Ramayana: The Legend Of Prince Rama appears to mortalkind for a commemorative new release; and a more disgusting deity descends after 30 years as renowned stop-motion animator Phil Tippett summons a Mad God.

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#6: Genndy Tartakovsky’s PRIMAL and The Tragic Heart Of A Warrior

There’s nothing like a bit of violent release to get the creative juices flowing again, not to to mention the torrent of blood, guts and sorrowful tears brought forth by SOTSM patron saint Genndy Tartakovsky’s foray into a wild & fantastic prehistory. Besides ceaseless Conan allusions and running a body count on exploded ape men it gets us thinking about a few other cartoons whose violent reputations belie a heart of gold, the catharsis we sorely yearn for in our actual savage world. So actually it IS big and it IS clever, saying so much while barely needing intelligible language itself.

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