Animation World Magazine features a dismaying and inspiring article (yes, both) by Martin “Dr. Toon” Goodman about the acclaimed animated film Persepolis. Goodman ponders the reasons that this celebrated film it is not playing in multiplexes, whereas National Treasure 2 is.

While Persepolis struggles to be shown in the smallest of art film houses, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets is smeared like celluloid scum across thousands of screens, insulting the intellect of millions. Oh, this film is good enough if one is willing to profess ignorance of American history and government, European history, Native American history, archeology, geology and geography. This is not to mention ignoring at least three major plot holes that could envelop Mount Rushmore, but why indeed go on?

(Via Doug Cummings)

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