We Tell Stories Because We’re Proud!!!

We Tell Stories Because We’re Proud!!!

Went to my son’s latest movie–PLANES. Yes, I say that like he did the whole thing. Actually, I say that like a mother. Ethan Hurd is an animator who has worked on a number of movies–Toy Story 2, Shek, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Madagascar, Bolt, etc. etc. On PLANES  he was an assistant supervisor. That means his name came up in the credits larger than before. Mothers notice things like that. So do dads. Jon elbowed...

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Airbrush that Minivan, Please

OK, since the last photo got lots of comment, I can’t resist adding this one. Again, it’s my son and his daughter in a museum. Right after the photo was taken, they were told “you can’t do that” by a guard. Ethan, my son, puzzled a moment and asked why not. “This is a museum, not a playground,” was the answer. “In our family we ________(fill in the blank). We can fill in the blank, because...

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Comic Books–Don’t Knock ’em

My younger son, now the father of two daughters,  just booked his room for this year’s Comic-Con. He goes every year for the pure love of it, always has, but, these days, he also counts it as a business expense. Animation is his game and he has managed to build an impressive filmography. Google Ethan Hurd.  I wish his fourth grade teacher could see him now.  At a parent-teacher conference, she criticized me for letting my son waste so...

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