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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Week Links 35-2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Charles week links for September 15th to the 21st, 2013

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The Blockbuster Backlash Is Coming

Monday, May 20, 2013

The blockbuster backlash is coming and most studios are not prepared. What are the causes and potential results of this soon-to-be crash in cinema?

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Tugg People To The Cinema!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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Via: Indiewire One of the things I recently discussed was the shift in the entertainment business from a ‘push’ model to a ‘pull model’. In other words, instead…

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Why The Cinema Experience Needs to Change [repost]

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Via: zizzybaloobah on flickr This is a repost from November 2010 but a recent post by Mark Mayerson over on his blog brought it back to my attention….

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My Two Cents on Digital Projection Technology

Sunday, August 7, 2011

It provides a crisper, clearer picture than the traditional 35mm film. So does a HD plasma screen TV. The bottom line: If I wanted to watch a digital…

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American 3D Audiences Have It Lucky

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Not animation-related per se, but relevant to movie-going nonethless. While over beyond, we went to see the last installment of the Harry Potter series. While the film was…

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Here’s How Digital Projectors Will Ruin Animated Films

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Via: Nina Paley’s Blog Last August, I wrote about the wonderful analogue nature of going to the cinema and how the industry has been more resistant than most…

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Why The Cinema Experience Needs to Change

Monday, November 22, 2010

Via: zizzybaloobah on flickr The other night I went to see Harry Potter (which contained a surprise animated sequence). It was a rather unique experience because we didn’t…

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The Longevity of The Secret of Kells

Friday, August 13, 2010

It’s no secret among those who know me that I am a huge fan of The Secret of Kells, and not just because it’s Irish! I’ve already made…

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The Analogue Nature of Going to the Cinema

Monday, August 9, 2010

Picture from the wonderful blog of Nina Paley Yesterday while at the cinema, just as Inception was about to begin, I realized that right above me, there was…

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