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Cartoon Friday Watercooler: The Orange


A close up of an ornge hanging in an orange tree

Tiny deities?

It’s Cartoon Friday, again!

I thought about picking an Independence Day-related animation, but couldn’t think of a classic July 4th cartoon that was both available for streaming online and that I wanted to watch unironically. I would love for you to suggest some good exceptions in the comments.

Tonight’s selection is The Orange, a short film by Nick Fox-Gieg based on a story by Benjamin Rosenbaum and animated by Nick Fox-Gieg. It won Best Animated Short at Austin’s SXSW film festival in 2010.

Rosenbaum is a writer who lives in Arlington, Virginia. Fox-Gieg is an animator based in New York and Toronto who has received several grants from his work. 

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Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and