Some Thoughts on Harassment Within the Animation Industry

Monday, April 9, 2018

The revelation that a well-known, and somewhat respected veteran animator is alleged to have engaged in behaviour that crosses the line of decency and inhabits the realm of…

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Six Trends in Animation to Expect in 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

It’s a new year and as always, a good time to speculate on the trends for the forthcoming twelve months. Animation in general had a fantastic 2017 (dare…

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Why Brexit Will Shatter the British Industry’s Resurgence

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The British animation industry was pulled back from the brink by subsidies, but now it faces a far bigger and more insurmountable challenge: Brexit.

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Why Producing Content is Like Opening a Restaurant

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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…

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Animation is Finally a Commodity. Now What?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

It took long enough, but animation is just about everywhere you, and (among younger generations at least), is immensely popular. Many have long looked with envy at Japan…

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TV Animation Is About to Dive Off a Cliff

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The production of animated TV programs has never been greater. All three kids channels have full slates, numerous cable networks have their own shows, and FOX continues its…

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The 2014 Animation Year in Review

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The year that was 2014 was a great one in many ways for animation in all forms, and yet for all the successes, there were still a few…

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How Animated Films and Cinemas Can Avoid Sliding Into Oblivion

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The theatrical market for animated features has remained much the same for many decades. A few things have changed of course, but on the whole, things operate in much the same way that they always have. That is to say, films are released to cinemas first, then home media, then PPV cable, then regular cable, before finally spluttering onto regular TV many years after the initial release. Such a model has served the industry well for decades, but for cinemas, the jig may finally be up, and animated features are going to have to change if they are going to survive and thrive.

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Why do you Animate?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In a brief, but all too painful and to-the-point post over on Tumblr, Keith Lango lays out what it means to create animation for mass consumption. It’s an…

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The Disconnect That Leads to Industry Breakdown

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Any industry is a complicated beast and animation is no exception. The skills in demand are constantly changing and nobody really knows where things are heading in that…

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Animation Industry Strategies Trends & Opportunities

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

‘Animation Industry Strategies Trends & Opportunities’ is a very expensive report that’s all about the animation industry. Here’s a shorter, cheaper version.

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