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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Thirteen and Out: Why Concise Series Runs Will Become the Norm

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

If the thirteen episodes mentioned in the title seems a bit short, just imagine how the Simpsons would be viewed today if the original order was all that…

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Great TV is Like Punk Rock, But Our Screens Are Filled With Adult Contemporary

Monday, May 18, 2015

Great TV is everywhere nowadays, at least that what everyone is telling me. Creators are pushing boundaries, genres are being stretched, and cultural barriers are falling. If only…

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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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Chelsea Football Club & The Simpsons: Cross-Marketing Gone Mad

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Simpsons continues to have a massive presence in almost all areas of pop culture despite being 25 years old and having to work a little harder than in the past. One of the latest efforts involves London soccer club Chelsea and is a real head-scratcher.

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Week Links 42-2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Charles Week Links for December 8th to the 14th, 2013.

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Week Links 41-2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Charles’ week links for December 1st to the 8th, 2013

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The Animation Anomaly Podcast Episode 6

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Animation Anomaly podcast episode 6!

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Moving Beyond Generic Animation Merchandise

Friday, November 29, 2013

Generic animation merchandise is everywhere but is often low quality and a mismatch for the audience. How can we move beyond it and offer fans something relevant and great?

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What I Learned At A Simpsons Scoring Session

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A recap of what I learned from attending a Simpsons music recording session.

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Week Links 36-2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Charles week links for September 22nd to the 28th, 2013.

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