More Tough Choices Ahead for Independent Animators

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

This time last year, I speculated that the ‘You’ part of ‘YouTube’ was about to become as irrelevant as the ‘Music’ part of ‘MTV’. As it turns out,…

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Erin Esurance: A Cautionary Tale of Appealing Characters

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Erin Esurance was a mascot created to sell that most exotic of products: car insurance. She was a radical step away from the more traditional mascots and was…

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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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Why The Internet Hasn’t Brought About The Exciting Animation It’s Promised

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

For all the awesome and inspirational animation on the internet, why does it remain there and how come we don’t see its influence on TV or movies?

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GIFs and Vine – Animation Promotional Tool or Nuisance?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

GIFs have become are ubiquitous on the internet, but does the recent announcement of a Peanuts Vine series of 12 second shorts mean they are a nuisance?

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Cartoon Network Still Letting Down Adventure Time Fans

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A good while ago, we wrote about how Cartoon Network was letting down its own fans by restricting the online streaming on their site to cable/satellite subscribers only….

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What Does The VCR Helping Anime Mean For Animation Today?

Monday, April 1, 2013

The VCR did a lot for anime and animation in general back in the 70s and 80s. What is the equivalent in today’s digital age? How can we maintain access to old cartoons and make money from them?

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Cyanide And Happiness Opt Out of Old Model For Animated Show

Monday, January 21, 2013

The creators behind the successful webcomic Cyanide and Happiness turned down multiple deals for an animated cable TV show opting instead to create a web series. Here’s why that’s a significant decision.

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How To Petition for An Avatar and Legend of Korra Soundtrack

Saturday, August 11, 2012

In what seems to be a regular occurrence over on The Last Airbender subreddit (yes, I am a subscriber), someone has released yet another internet petition for an…

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The Pearls Of Wisdom Hidden In A Going Bust Notice

Friday, February 3, 2012

Word has come through that anime distributor T3 has shut down. While their release stating as much is long and very thorough, it contains many important quotes that…

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“The Revolution Is Here. What Are You Waiting For?”

Friday, October 14, 2011

This morning, Fed Seibert has a great post about the ongoing revolution in video we’re seeing thanks to YouTube and he has this choice quote (emphasis mine): But…

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