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.
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.
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.
What if an animated feature film was released in parts on a weekly basis? What are the benefits to this strategy?
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?
With the success of Despicable Me 2, we are unlikely to see a slowdown in the number of animated sequels heading out way.
The marketing campaign for Monsters University was undoubtedly novel and innovative but would the film have been as successful without it?