Brother Bear and Looney Tunes get the Barrier treatment

{{link http://www.michaelbarrier.com/index.html Michael Barrier}}, author of Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation In Its Golden Age and a contributor to the recent Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD set, offers up his take on a couple of films still in theaters: {{link http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Commentary/Brother_Bear/Brother_Bear.htm Brother Bear}} and {{link http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Commentary/Looney_Tunes_Back_in_Action/Looney_Tunes_Back_in_Action.htm Looney Tunes: Back In Action}}. Sounds like he didn’t have a great night out at the theater, as he doesn’t seem to take to either of these films, though he backs up his arguments with professional insight.

Also new is Barrier’s look at the differences between the film and the comic book of {{link http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Commentary/American_Splendor/American_Splendor.htm American Splendor}}, as well as a fixed link to an essay he wrote on the box-office no-show of Brad Bird’s {{link http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Essays/Iron_Giant/essay_iron_giant.htm The Iron Giant}} – a nice bunch of reading to get through!