Amos' Animation Appraisal

Amos’ Animation Appraisal

by Amos Lamb

Studio Ghibli#4: Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

  In this column, Amos Lamb will take you through the wonderful world of animation. Exploring what makes it such an appealing genre/medium for all ages, with the focus spanning from the mainstream animation studios like Disney & Studio Ghibli, to more obscure animation such as Japanese OVA’s, British claymation, Czechoslovakian stop-motion and everything in-between.Continue reading “Studio Ghibli#4: Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)”

Studio Ghibli #3 My Neighbour Totoro

In this column, Amos Lamb will take you through the wonderful world of animation. Exploring what makes it such an appealing genre/medium for all ages, with the focus spanning from the mainstream animation studios like Disney & Studio Ghibli, to more obscure animation such as Japanese OVA’s, British claymation, Czechoslovakian stop-motion and everything in-between.  Continue reading “Studio Ghibli #3 My Neighbour Totoro”

Studio Ghibli #2 Grave of the Fireflies

In this column, Amos Lamb will take you through the wonderful world of animation. Exploring what makes it such an appealing genre/medium for all ages, with the focus spanning from the mainstream animation studios like Disney & Studio Ghibli, to more obscure animation such as Japanese OVA’s, British claymation, Czechoslovakian stop-motion and everything in-between.   Continue reading “Studio Ghibli #2 Grave of the Fireflies”

Studio Ghibli #1 Castle in the Sky

In this column, Amos Lamb will take you through the wonderful world of animation. Exploring what makes it such an appealing genre/medium for all ages, with the focus spanning from the mainstream animation studios like Disney & Studio Ghibli, to more obscure animation such as Japanese OVA’s, British claymation, Czechoslovakian stop-motion and everything in-between.  FollowingContinue reading “Studio Ghibli #1 Castle in the Sky”

Studio Ghibli #0.5: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

While Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is not “technically” an official Studio Ghibli film, seeing as the company was founded off of the success of this feature: the film was directed and produced by two of the four co-founders of the company, Hayao Miyazaki & Isao Takahata respectively. Alongside this the film alsoContinue reading “Studio Ghibli #0.5: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and the birth of American Animation

In this column, Amos Lamb will take you through the wonderful world of animation. Exploring what makes it such an appealing genre/medium for all ages, with the focus spanning from the mainstream animation studios like Disney & Studio Ghibli, to more obscure animation such as Japanese OVA’s, British claymation, Czechoslovakian stop-motion and everything in-between.  DespiteContinue reading “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and the birth of American Animation”

Absurdity and the Freedom of the Medium

In this column, Amos Lamb will take you through the wonderful world of animation. Exploring what makes it such an appealing genre/medium for all ages, with the focus spanning from the mainstream animation studios like Disney & Studio Ghibli, to more obscure animation such as Japanese OVA’s, British claymation, Czechoslovakian stop-motion and everything in-between.  InContinue reading “Absurdity and the Freedom of the Medium”

Animation Isn’t Just For Kids, as Told by a Child’s Narrative

In this column, Amos Lamb will take you through the wonderful world of animation. Exploring what makes it such an appealing genre/medium for all ages, with the focus spanning from the mainstream animation studios like Disney & Studio Ghibli, to more obscure animation such as Japanese OVA’s, British claymation, Czechoslovakian stop-motion and everything in-between.  ContentContinue reading “Animation Isn’t Just For Kids, as Told by a Child’s Narrative”


My name is Amos Lamb, I can’t remember a time in my life where I wasn’t completely in love with film. I’m 21 years old, an avid consumer of all art, but specifically movies and literature. I’m blessed with a love of all genres & styles, so I’m open to a wide range of films as I won’t limit what I watch based on genre. Good or bad, mainstream or cult, foreign language or English, I’ll watch them all. My favourite film of all time is The Seventh Seal, and if it’s even remotely postmodern or surreal I’m all over it. At times I’m sure I come across as a pretentious cinephile, but I like to think I base my opinions on a mixture of my enjoyment and the quality of the film (as for me they intertwine). There’s no better feeling than being challenged, emotionally or mentally, by a film as they’re the ones that’ll stick with you forever.

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