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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/28/2009

Check Out: New Animations From 'Cul de Sac' & 'Pooch'

By Michael Cavna

As the syndicates continues to unveil new animation shorts of their strips, I find myself fascinated with seeing what elements from static comics make a successsful transition -- and what is lost is translation.

In the latest "Pooch Cafe" animation, for instance, Chazz sounds almost exactly how I imagine he would. You can check it out here:

Riffs also has been enjoying the new animated short for "Cul de Sac," which creator Richard Thompson blogs about here (particularly artful is how the papers flutter and float downward). And Thompson tells 'Riffs that the daughter of the head of Jantze Studios -- co-creator the animation with RingTales -- voiced young Alice:

By Michael Cavna  | April 28, 2009; 11:30 AM ET
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Animation makes the strips into cartoons.

Not a crime in and of itself, but that means they're no longer comic strips.

And that makes me sad.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | April 28, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

How does Chazz sound exactly like you thought he would? He doesn't say anything.

Posted by: greasypores | April 28, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

>> greasypores:

here's one in which you get to hear Chazz actually speak:


Posted by: cavnam | April 28, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

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