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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Jul
12

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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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Jul
6

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It’s Time to Kill Off the Strong Female Character

We’ve been clamouring for them for years, but now that we’ve finally got we wanted, it may actually be necessary to kill the strong female character off.

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Jul
5

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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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Questions

What if Feature Films Mimicked Manga And Released a Part Every Week?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What if an animated feature film was released in parts on a weekly basis? What are the benefits to this strategy?

Why The Internet Hasn’t Brought About The Exciting Animation It’s Promised

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

For all the awesome and inspirational animation on the internet, why does it remain there and how come we don’t see its influence on TV or movies?

Who’s Willing To Take This Bet About Sequels?

Monday, July 8, 2013

With the success of Despicable Me 2, we are unlikely to see a slowdown in the number of animated sequels heading out way.

Did The Marketing Save Monsters University?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The marketing campaign for Monsters University was undoubtedly novel and innovative but would the film have been as successful without it?

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