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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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Apr
6

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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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25 Animation Questions That Need Answering

Friday, April 26, 2013

I pose 25 questions that are significant to the future development of the animated art form.

Will Web Series’ Never Die; Just Fade Away Instead?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

When a TV show gets canned, it vanishes to appear later on cable reruns. What happens to web series once they end and are creators adequately prepared?

Are Realistic Characters Endangered in Animation?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Are characters in animated content in danger of following the live-action trend of portraying characters with traits that could never exist in reality as being capable of existing in real like?

What Do You Know About Programming?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Coming by way of Fred Seibert’s twitter feed is this article by Ben Elowitz on an important topic that I’d never really considered before. It’s basically about programming…

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