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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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Oct
5

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More Than A Few Reasons to Like Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

The third feature-length film centered on the Equestria Girls spin-off from My Little Pony is about to be released on home video and, well, I have conflicted feelings about it.

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Sep
22

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Three Comics from SPX 2015 That Deserve the Animated Treatment

Time for my favourite post of the year: the one where I decipher which comics I discovered at the Small Press Expo (SPX) that are worthy of getting animated adaptation 🙂

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Sep
11

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Some Thoughts on RWBY

Much like Avatar: The Last Airbender, RWBY is an animated series that was staring me in the face for so very long before I actually sat down and watched it. Here are a few thoughts on the show.

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Aug
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Why Producing Content is Like Opening a Restaurant

How can animation be even remotely similar to opening a restaurant? One is extremely risky, is enormously susceptible to changing tastes, is faced with intense competition and….well, I suppose they’re not so different after all, are they? So if you’re producing animated content, what lessons can you learn from a restaurant and can you use them to drive success?

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Where’s My Adventure Time Swatch Watch?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Seriously? Why is there no Adventure Time Swatch watch out there? Why can’t I buy them? Why can’t anyone buy them? Why hasn’t anyone thought of doing it…

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Are You Thinking Globally?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It’s easy if you live in the US to think solely about audiences in that country, but what about audiences abroad? In the new internet media age, are you paying attention to their tastes?

Does Cartoon Network Disrespect Its Old Shows?

Friday, January 11, 2013

See update below! Cartoon Network really is the odd man out of the three US kids channels. Originally a division of Turner Broadcasting, it now operates as an…

Where IS Our Open Source 2D Animation Software?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Nina Paley has blazed a bit of a trail in the animation world over the past few years with her near single-handedly produced feature film, Sita Sings the…

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