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Petulant Fans As Investors: The Ugly Side of Crowdfunded Content

Is the relationship between creators and fans today a healthy one? Has the new closeness made things ever more personal? Kickstarter and other crowdfunded content are coming under increased scrutiny with the biggest lesson so far being that when backers contribute money, they don’t make requests, they make demands.

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Aug
3

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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
20

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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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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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