Enough With The Reboots!

Friday, June 12, 2015
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This week saw the announcement of not one, but three reboots to popular old shows. The Powerpuff Girls are being trotted out again, ReBoot gets well, rebooted, and…

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

Monday, May 18, 2015
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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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TV Animation Is About to Dive Off a Cliff

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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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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Here’s Proof That Dramatic Animation Is Viable on TV

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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Live-action has a virtual monopoly on lots of the entertainment industry. Animation is slowly making inroads, but one area that has been staunchly resistant to change has been…

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Which American Kids Network Online Store is the Best?

Friday, August 10, 2012
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Funnily enough, it never crosses my mind that they three major kids networks here in the US actually have online stores of their own (the Hub has no…

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The Ritual Of Renewing TV Shows Is Obsolete

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Animation Guild blog has been reporting over the last few weeks and months as the various McFarlane shows on FOX waited for the venerable “renewal” notice. They…

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Derivative Animated TV Shows

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

You may have read the LA Times article from the other day that talks about a shift that’s currently underway at the Disney Channel. The interesting thing is…

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Why FOX Can’t Seem To Get Animation Right Again

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

FOX is well known for being the only consistent purveyor of animation on broadcast TV. Ever since 1989 when The Simpsons burst onto our screens, the network has…

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5 Great Sources Of Inspiration

Monday, March 5, 2012

This morning as I sat down to write the usual Monday list post, I immediately drew a blank. Normally, I would search around for some inspiration (and in…

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Character Sundays: Daria and Quinn Morgendorfer

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Via: Sick Sad World We didn’t really get Daria back in Ireland. It was either too odd for the stiffs at RTE so those of us without satellite…

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A Look at Cartoon Network

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Via: Wikipedia (yes, I’m old school) Today’s the turn of Carton Network, a channel that I used to watch religiously at my friend’s house back it had a…

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