CARTOON COLLEGE by Josh Melrod and Tara Wray reviewed by Amy Victoria Blakemore • Cleaver Magazine
CARTOON COLLEGE (video documentary) by Josh Melrod and Tara Wray L. B. Thunderpony Home Entertainment, 76 minutes reviewed by Amy Victoria Blakemore Within moments of its bare opening, I already liked Cartoon College. When I reached chapter three of the documentary—which dubbed comics “better than sandwiches”—I knew that I loved it. Josh Melrod and Tara Wray keep the first shot simple: the camera shows a man’s back as he rummages through old drawings. We are not coddled by music meant to make us feel happy-go-lucky or sentimental. This meditative simplicity populates the entire film, allowing viewers what feels like a filmic rarity: the ability to listen to a human voice with only that voice for guidance.
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