Bill Matthews, Disney Animator/Disney Features Head of Training
The animation would really have made the late, great puppet animator of the 1940's, George Pal, proud!! Beautiful job of animation, story, narrative and on and on! A medal winner if ever there was!
Malcolm Turner, London International Animation Festival
Some elements of the animation and puppet making are technically very skilled. The eating scenes are among the best animated eating scenes I’ve seen in ages. The crowd scenes are also more detailed and contain more moving elements than many I’ve seen in a while. Likewise the set piece hand movements delivered much of what they promised. The depth of field of the photography is also really worth mentioning too. And it was fun.
PS. 364 The Earth School (NYC), Gikeno’s 1st/2nd Grade Class
Slap Back Jack is a good teacher. Can we show Slap Back Jack our high-fives?Bub’s teammates were his really good friends and tried to make him feel good, but he surprised them! We want to see it again.
Jack Bosson, Professor Emeritus, Woodbury University Animation Dept.
This is a funny film. I love the story, and it moves right along. There is a warmth and tenderness to it as well. The strength of this film is the great story.
Paul Wells, Dir. of Animation in The Animation Academy/Author/Historian
This is a very well executed piece, which mobilizes a number of puppets to persuasive effect, and includes some amusingly choreographed ‘physical’ sequences.