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The joy of short films: Sbs's Tropfest treats

Sbs's countdown to Tropfest highlights the best of short film ahead of the summer festival. Which are your favourites?

For Australian film fans, Tropfest is a summer essential that has long been celebrated with a picnic in Sydney's Domain – or other outdoor venues broadcasting around the country – while keeping a wary eye on summer storm clouds. So those with both sunbaked and sodden memories of battling the crowds and the elements to champion short films will surely join me in welcoming the launch of Tropfest TV. Launched on Sunday night, the next 12 weeks, SBS2 has the next 12 weeks sorted with weekly thematically linked selections of Tropfest shorts from home and away, including New Zealand, USA and the Middle East.

I can trace my love of short films back to Disney's 1952 classic Lambert the Sheepish Lion. I must have watched that eight-minute fable a thousand times as a child. These days,
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Zachary Levi Interview Tangled

Since Zachary Levi’s show Chuck kicked off its fourth season Monday, I thought I would give you the interview I had with him for Tangled first. If you haven’t checked out my first two set visit reports, you can catch up right here: part 1 | part 2. During the interview, I only had time to cover a few topics because Levi’s astounding appreciation for Disney kept bubbling up. You will just have to read the interview to really get the full effect, so join me after the break for the highlights and the full transcript.

First, I have to say that Zach was a pleasure to talk with. He has an enthusiastic appreciation for Disney and is exactly the kind of person you want to voice one of these iconic characters. Now, onto the highlights.

How he got involved with Tangled:

He was sold as soon as he
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