The Simpsons Rise Again Through the Magic of Memes

Monday, January 29, 2018

Everlasting cultural ubiquity stands as the holy grail of any creative endeavour. This tantalising achievement so often seemingly within reach is more often than not beaten down by…

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Don’t Rely on Disney if You’re Looking For a Gay Princess

Saturday, June 11, 2016

People have been clamouring for a Disney princess that embodies LGBT traits for some time, but the latest #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign is misdirected, misguided and will ultimately fail to…

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Some Thoughts on Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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…

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Connect With Fans, but By All Means, Maintain A Distance

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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…

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Bronies, Fandom, Homogeneity and Sterotypes

Monday, January 13, 2014

Bronies have a big role the success of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but what downsides have they created and can they happen to other shows?

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Fans Attempt Sailor Moon Episode Remake

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A group of fans are attempting to remake an original Sailor Moon episode, but what kind of copyright questions does this throw up?

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Keeping Fans On-Track: An Adventure Time Cautionary Tale

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Adventure Time has fostered a large & vibrant fanbase. However, what if fans only concentrate on minute aspects of the show and ignore the broader picture?

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Applying Andrew Reid’s Advocate Advice to Animation

Friday, June 21, 2013

Published a while back was a post over on Fast Company by Andrew Reid that’s all about fans, or rather, fans and influencers and the ease at which…

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Brony and Fan Escapism Through Animation

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Where does one draw the line between simple fan activities and outright escapism. The Brony phenomenon provides a good example to study the blurry line between normal fandom, and potentially damaging social seclusion.

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Pop-up Fandom ‘Creates’ New Anime

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tumblr users spontaneously created a fandom for an anime show that didn’t exist, but whose efforts have apprently resulted in the show getting the official treatment.

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Oh My Disney: When Fandom Goes Corporate

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Oh My Disney is a website with the appearance of a fan-made repository of Disney joy, but it is in fact, run by the corporation itself. Here’s a look at why that’s a bad thing.

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