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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
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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
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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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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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