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What’s With Disney’s Push Into Luxury Fashion?

Traditionally, the twin concepts of Disney and high-fashion being mentioned in the same sentence would have been laughed at. Low-grade, mass-produced, and with mass-appeal are what defined Disney merchandise for decades. Things appear to be changing though, as the company makes a concerted push into luxury fashion in a move that is bewildering yet not entirely surprising.

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Jul
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The Future of Animation As A Video Feed

Video is undergoing a massive shift as we speak. The video feed is about to supplant television channels. As a form of video, animation is obligated to go along with the direction that the industry eventually takes. So just what form will that be, and how can animation create a place for itself within it? An excellent article on REDEF suggests one particular model that may work well for the artform and the industry.

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Jul
15

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Is Disney’s Princess Pandering Going Too Far?

Disney’s latest addition to the princess lineup ticks all the right representation boxes, yet still isn’t pleasing everyone. What’s going on?

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Jul
14

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We’ve Lost the Fine Art of Satire in Animation

Animation used to serve up tons of satire in years gone past. Where has it gone and what have we lost as a result?

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Is Virtual Reality A Good Fit for Animation?

Virtual reality (VR) is the next big technology in storytelling and entertainment. Live-action is the current focus of development, but will animation benefit from such consumer immersion? If so, is it ready to adapt?

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Is The Animation Industry Being Held Back By Legacy Players?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

This is sort of a question to readers as opposed to a post, but is the animation industry being held back by existing, established, players? Consider the car…

Why is Mickey Mouse More Popular Than Bugs Bunny?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Baiting title aside, Mickey Mouse really is more popular than Bugs Bunny. He sells a lot more merchandise, appears in far more places around the world and is lauded as a mascot for the company that operates ‘The Happiest Place on Earth.’ Bugs never even got such opportunities and yet as a character, he is far superior to Mickey. Why is that?

Can You Engineer An Animated Film?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Is it possible engineer the perfect animated film? We’re closer to it than you might think.

Why Is Animation Taking a Back Seat in Animated Programs?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Are animated TV shows making the actual animation take a back seat in proceedings?

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