Animation for Adults has Become Staler than Week-old Bread

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?

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No, Nickelodeon Were Right To Release The Legend of Korra So Soon After the Leaks

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.

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Week Links 26-2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Charles’ post-food poisoning week links for June 30th to July 6th, 2013.

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Week Links 23-2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Charles week links for June 9th to the 15th, 2013

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The Boss, The Legend of Korra and I

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…

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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 Typewritten Review of The Legend of Korra

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…

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The Funny Side Of Growing Beyond The Target Demographic

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…

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Faith Erin Hicks’ Korra Comic

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…

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UPDATED: The Wall Street Journal On Gender And The Legend Of Korra

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…

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