Why Do Female Characters ‘Have’ To Look Feminine?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Female characters often have a tough time with variety. While there is plenty of debate and discussion surrounding the prevalence of stereotypes that send poor messages to viewers, there is something else that is completely overlooked. Dave Pressler ponders the interesting question of why female characters are often forced too look feminine by executives.

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The Powerpuff Girls and Legitimising Sex

Monday, January 27, 2014

Time for a quick and really simply quiz, and yes, it’s on that Powerpuff Girls comic cover that was yanked last week.

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WAKFU: Using Kickstarter Wisely

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kickstarter is a service that continues to enjoy a lot of popularity among filmmakers and entertainers. One of the main reasons that people turn to Kickstarter is to help fun the actual content. That carries a certain amount of risk though, so it’s always good to see someone using Kickstarter to fund something other than the animation, like what WAKFU is aiming to achieve.

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Why Is Animation Like Software?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Software seems like a funny thing to compare animation to, doesn’t it? After all, one is mostly recreational and the other is, well, mostly utilitarian. Yet there are many common traits between the two, especially now that both are expected to be given away for free. Thankfully, someone has already figured out a way to make money from software.

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Why is Mickey Mouse More Popular Than Bugs Bunny?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Baiting title aside, Mickey Mouse really is more popular than Bugs Bunny. He sells a lot more merchandise, appears in far more places around the world and is lauded as a mascot for the company that operates ‘The Happiest Place on Earth.’ Bugs never even got such opportunities and yet as a character, he is far superior to Mickey. Why is that?

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Let’s Talk About Oishi High School Battle

Monday, January 6, 2014

Oishi High School Battle exemplifies much that is wrong with web-native animated shows. Here’s why that should be a real concern.

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Can You Engineer An Animated Film?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Is it possible engineer the perfect animated film? We’re closer to it than you might think.

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The Key Difference Between Disney and Studio Ghibli

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Disney and Studio Ghibli differ on how they approach the progress of animation as a technique. Here’s why that is.

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Week Links 41-2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Charles’ week links for December 1st to the 8th, 2013

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Creating Content From the Indepdent’s Perspective

Friday, December 6, 2013

A look at creating content from the perspective of an independent animator and how they go about doing it.

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Animation Finance: A few Thoughts on The Inevitable Changes

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A few thoughts on animation finance and the changes that are afoot.

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