Apr
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Portrait of an Idyllic Animation Studio

What would the idyllic animation studio look like, and why does it matter?

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Mar
29

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The Downside of the Evolution of Artistic Taste

There was a time I was genuinely excited for each new release from major studios and TV networks. Not any more.

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Feb
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More Tough Choices Ahead for Independent Animators

This time last year, I speculated that the ‘You’ part of ‘YouTube’ was about to become as irrelevant as the ‘Music’ part of ‘MTV’. As it turns out, that speculation has turned out to be correct. Unfortunately, the future looks even more gloomy for independent creators for an even more troubling reason.

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Feb
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Why is it so Hard to be a Fan at Work?

Every fan loves to express their devotion to their favourite show, film, or comic. Now more than ever, they have a plethora of ways of doing so too, which wasn’t always the case. Not only is a wide variety of merchandise available, but it isn’t limited to what’s in the toy aisle either. There is however, one area where current merchandise seems to fail, and that’s when it comes to being appropriate for the workplace.

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Jan
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Why I’m Skipping Awards Season This Year

It’s that fabled time of the year, when the entertainment industry gets itself into a tizzy about shiny objects handed out to people for their efforts over the past year. It’s an exciting period to be sure, and the rumour mill is rife with who will win what, and who got snubbed this time, etc. etc. For all the season’s entertainment value on its own though, I’m giving awards season a miss this year, and the reasons aren’t as straightforward as you might expect.

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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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