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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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Jan
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Erin Esurance: A Cautionary Tale of Appealing Characters

Erin Esurance was a mascot created to sell that most exotic of products: car insurance. She was a radical step away from the more traditional mascots and was given suitably contemporary marketing to appeal to buyers. Unfortunately she performed a little too well, and was pulled for a rather embarrassing reason.

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Minimum Wage Artists & The Price of Work

Earlier this week, Noah Bradley published a piece concerning the astonishingly low wages that many artists endure. Although raising valid points, he neglects to address the multitude of factors that help create and sustain such a scenario.

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Oct
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Connect With Fans, but By All Means, Maintain A Distance

Fans and fandoms are recurring themes here on the blog, and for good reason. They form an essential, and ever more critical part of a successful cartoon or animated feature. They are marketers, advocates, customers, and above all, appreciative individuals. However, fans have long been held at length by studios, and for good reason as the latest Steven Universe drama unfolds.

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Cartoon Network Still Letting Down Adventure Time Fans

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A good while ago, we wrote about how Cartoon Network was letting down its own fans by restricting the online streaming on their site to cable/satellite subscribers only….

Do We Even Deserve A Danger Mouse Reboot?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stuart Heritage recently wrote an opinion piece in The Guardian on the topic of a Danger Mouse reboot for the 21st century. Although slightly tongue in-cheek, Heritage manages to nail…

Are Indian Animation Studios an Overblown Threat?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Are Indian animations studios a real threat to American and European ones? Will Indian animators take away their jobs? Will Indian features fill Western cinemas? This post takes a look at whether all the rumours are really true.

Are Animation Soundtracks An Untapped Goldmine?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Soundtracks for animated feature films have been hot property ever since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. However, soundtracks and scores for TV shows and web series are still neglected. Here’s why that makes no sense.

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