Manga Mavericks @ Movies continues chugging through our backlog of unreleased 2017 episodes, and we’re finally talking about some animated movies after a long stretch of live-action! Not, not anime, but some really great and underrated french flicks – My Life as a Zucchini and Mune: Guardian of the Moon! Both films were licensed by GKIDS and given limited theatrical screenings in 2017, and Zucchini was even an Oscar contender! What makes these films so creative and unique that they stand toe to toe with the best animated films of the past decade? Listen and find out!


00:30 – Intro

02:32 – My Life as a Zucchini
18:32 – Mune: Guardian of the Moon

50:43 – Wrap-Up 

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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