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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Welcome to blog

Welcome to my blog. My name is John Francis Pannozzi. I am a fan of cartoons, particularly Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast,, Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (produced by Ralph Bakshi), Ren & Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, SpongeBob SquarePants, Camp Lazlo, Disney's Gargoyles, Dexter's Laboratory, the PowerPuff Girls, Cow & Chicken, Courage the Cowardley Dog, Samurai Jack, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Fairly OddParents, Rugrats, Real Monsters, Bruce Timm & Paul Dini's DC Comics cartoons (including Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series), Teen Titans, Raw Toonage, What A Cartoon! (a.k.a. World Priemere Toons or Cartoon Cartoon Show), Oh Yeah! Cartoons, Invader Zim, Angry Beavers, Danny Phantom, Earthworm Jim, Duckman and many others. I also love Mystery Science Theater 3000 (or MST3K) and Godzilla.

My favorite films include Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent my Vacation, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie, The TMNT trilogy, Abra-Castrophe, Channel Chasers, The PowerPuff Girls Movie, Muppet films, Monty Python and the quest for the Holy Grail, The Road to Being the strongest, Mask of the Phantom, Subzero, Godzilla and Mothra films, the Heisei Gamera trilogy, Jungle Emperor Leo 1997, The Nightmare before X-Mas, Gremlins 1 and 2, Ghostbusters 1 and 2, Jurassic Park trilogy, Ralph Bakshi's Wizards, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Troll, Troll 2: Trolls a.k.a."Goblin(s)" ('cause it's so bad.:), Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Freddy and Jason movies, Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, Peter Jackson's King Kong, Tim Burton's Batman movies

My favorite directors include Chuck Jones, Isadore "Friz" Freleng, Bob Clampett, Robert McKimson, Fred Bean "Tex" Avery, Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, Dave Flescher, Ralph Bakshi, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, Tim Burton, Craig McCracken, Ishiro Honda, Jun Fukuda, George Lucas, Brad Bird, David Silverman, Wesley "Wes" Archer, Eric Stough, Wes Craven, Ronny Yu, Jim Reardon, and others.

My favorite artists include David Feiss, Ward Kimball, Carl Barks, Ub Iwerks, Osamu Tezuka, Shotaro Ishinomori, Toho's concept artists, The McKimson brothers (Robert, Tom and Charles), John Kricfalusi and the rest of the Spumco design crew (including Jim Smith, Eddie Fitzgerald, Vincent Waller and Katie Rice), Bob Camp, Chris Reccardi, Lynne Naylor-Reccardi, Paul Rudish, Craig McCracken, Matt Groening, Bill Morrison, EvilLunch, Bleedman, NeoSlashDot, Shigeru Miyamoto, Naoto Oshima, Akira Toriyama, Jhonen Vasquez, Butch Hartman, Seth MacFarlene, Otto Messmer, Ralph Bakshi, Louise Zinagrelli, Chris Walas, Rick Baker, Bill Wray, Mark S. O'Hare, Milton Knight, Ken Boyer, and Bruce W. Timm


Jimserac said...

It does not matter that you have Asberger's syndrome,
so did I, but never knew of it until late in life.

You have obvious interest in animation - have you read any of Andrew Loomis' books on drawing? They are QUITE good.

With regards to Japanese, I prefer more sci-fi
related stuff such as Ghost in the Shell or Final Fantasy.

Suggest Remembering the Kanji if you want to learn to read Japanese quickly - you can go through the
book in 3 months at 30-40 minutes a day.

End commments

Jimserac said...

Returning to the Asberger's theme for a moment, I still say that you should not make this a defining characteristic when you describe yourself. EVERYBODY is different in some way or other and that is good. It so happens that I have astigmatism in both eyes but I do not go around defining myself by saying, "Hi, I'm James Pannozzi, I have astigmatism"!
Your Asberger's gives you some extraordinary thinking abilities, abilities which you will not even realize until you get to your late 20's or early 30's but it is a god given gift which you must utilize and turn to your advantage rather than regard as a handicap. Once this is accomplished, the rage and frustration will evaporate.

Mattieshoe said...

I agree.

To add "Aspergers syndrome" to the top of a list of your Personality traits is to embrace that label and stop people from judging you for yourself, rather then a vague label.