Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Bojack Horesman is Netflix’s attempt to break into the lucrative world of animation that caters to that holy grail known as the male, 18-35 demographic. The innovation of course, is that this is from Netflix, the pretender to the HBO crown of critically acclaimed programming. For all the success of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Bojack fails to hit the same mark and provides the latest scrap of evidence that making animation for anyone older than 16 is a conundrum the continues to bedevil anyone willing to take a crack at it. Why is that the case though?
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Writing for Forbes.com at the end of June (and escaping my attention until know), Merrill Barr postulates that Nickelodeon were wrong to alter their marketing plan for Book 3 of Legend of Korra after the Mexican arm of the network inadvertently let a few episodes from the season get loose on the internet, and are beholden to internet ‘pirates’ as a result. I say that’s poppycock.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Charles’ post-food poisoning week links for June 30th to July 6th, 2013.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Charles week links for June 9th to the 15th, 2013
Saturday, September 15, 2012
As far as animation has come in the last 10-15 years, you still get the odd reminder that it remains on the fringes of the entertainment landscape, especially…
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…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Click through to read the only typewritten review of The Legend of Korra known to exist, complete with genuine spelling and grammatical errors. And follow me on tumblr…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Tumblr use Isaia posted a few comics that look at the humourous side of a show growing in popularity in demographics far beyond the one it was created…
Friday, April 20, 2012
Faith Erin Hicks is an über-talented cartoonist whose Superhero Girl comic is one of my regular reads. So it was rather nice to hear that she’d drawn a…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Updated at the bottom. Via: The Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal is the straight man of American journalism. It’s supposedly “above the fray” of other news…