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Happy new year everyone! Let’s start things out Down Under, where friend and illustrator Oslo Davis, one of my favorite artists, has put together “Melbhattan,” a wonderful, animated valentine to his native city of Melbourne. The artwork is distinctively his own, but the short film is “part homage, part pastiche of the opening sequence of Woody Allen’s seminal 1979 film ‘Manhattan,’” complete with a Gershwin-esque soundtrack. Here are a few select stills.

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See the full short at Also, if you’re interested, back in 2007 I wrote a few personal thoughts about Gordon Willis’ exquisite cinematography for “Manhattan”.