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Why Brexit Will Shatter the British Industry’s Resurgence

The British animation industry was pulled back from the brink by subsidies, but now it faces a far bigger and more insurmountable challenge: Brexit.

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Jun
23

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The Post-YouTube World Will Be Machine-Made

To get it out of the way right off the bat, I think YouTube is ultimately done for, at least in its current form. The massive scale and complexity of the service don’t bode well for it in the long-term. At least Netflix has narrowed its focus to a fairly small number of high-quality productions, and building a reliable distribution service. YouTube is like a blunderbuss; spewing content in every direction in the hope of hitting the mark. It’s worked so far, but it isn’t going to work forever.

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Jun
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Don’t Rely on Disney if You’re Looking For a Gay Princess

People have been clamouring for a Disney princess that embodies LGBT traits for some time, but the latest #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign is misdirected, misguided and will ultimately fail to accomplish the very outcome it desires. Why is this so, and why do fans tend to believe otherwise? The answer is troubling and undermines all efforts aimed at increasing representation in the media.

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Jun
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Has Passive Storytelling Reached the End of the Road?

Passive storytelling has been around since the dawn of time. It will likely continue to exist until the end of time too, as humans have exhibited the trait across generations and cultures without fail. Storytelling exists today in many forms, and it is in that sense that modern passive storytelling (where the audience merely listens or watches) may be reaching the end of its long dominance of the entertainment business.

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May
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Some Thoughts on Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

Being in development for some time, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir has been through a convoluted development process that wound it’s way through various countries and formats before finally landing on the kid-friendly, 3-D CGI production we have today. It’s the type of show that’s becoming increasingly rare, but for a variety of reasons that are worthy of discussion.

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Fans Attempt Sailor Moon Episode Remake

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A group of fans are attempting to remake an original Sailor Moon episode, but what kind of copyright questions does this throw up?

Reviving the Dead: MGM Devlops Animated Addams Family

Friday, November 1, 2013

MGM are reviving the Addams Family as an animated feature, but is that really a good idea?

The Law of Proportional Effort

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Is it true that the shorter a single piece of animation is, the more episode of which you have to make? A theory on proportional effort.

The Great Licensed Apparel Question

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Licensed apparel has been a part of the merchandising puzzle for animated shows for years. yet the clothing actually worn by many characters is rarely seen.

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