25 Animation Questions That Need Answering
The Animation Anomaly is a forward-thinking blog if anything, but of all the animation questions that it attempts to answer, there are plenty more that will never be discussed. Here’s a sampling. Feel free to add your own in the comments!
Could Futurama even be allowed to continue as a web series?
Are features only the pinnacle of animated entertainment because of how long they take to make?
Why isn’t their more collaborations between animators and musicians? I mean, Skrillex in Wreck-It-Ralph is a prototype, but why doesn’t every show and short film have a proper soundtrack as a co-pro?
How long ago would Walt have canned his 2-D animators?
Could you make a realistic model for finding potential animated content simply by prospecting at comic conventions?
Will Monsters University stumble in foreign markets where they don’t know what a Greek society is?
It’s interesting how few animated films need a remake isn’t it?
Further exploration on the idea of apprenticeships in animation as opposed to contemporary academic models of education
How many references and in-jokes can you squeeze into an 9 minute short?
Could you theoretically create an animated feature film from animated GIF?
Will I see you at CTN-X in November?
What will come after Adobe Flash finally bites the dust?
Will animated series’ (especially pre-school) require a mobile app before they’re even considered for pickup?
Relatedly, how will studios make dough across borders once licensing fees are obliterated from the media landscape? Will MICPOM even continue to exist?
How long until cinemas are the final destination for new animated films?
What’s the mathematical model for measuring fan excitement?
The next great animation studio doesn’t even exist yet. Why not?
Will independents find ways of competing without requiring subsidies?
With the return of shorts, will Avery-esque comedic slapstick be ripe for a comeback?
On-demand animation merchandise: where’s the comprehensive OEM we need?
Just how will Pixar handle their inevitable fall from grace?
Why won’t there be a ‘next’ Walt Disney?
What will happen to animation funded by state broadcasters in the future?
When will we see a successful animation series originate in Africa?
Is animation on FOX doomed?