Animation Articles 04-2020

A selection of the best animation news, opinions, and features from around the world for the week ending January 25th, 2020.

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

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 was made. Would it still be viewed as a classic, or be relegated to a footnote of television history? Regardless of what would have happened 25 years […]

PBS’ Idea Channel Discusses How Radical BMO’s ‘Gender’ Really Is

BMO is rare among animated TV characters in that the character is identified as either male or female. This ambiguity is the subject of a PBS Idea Channel video that explores why that is and what it means in relation to feminism.

Cartoon Network Still Letting Down Adventure Time Fans

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. Unfortunately, that still appears to be the case, and the network, along with its hit show Adventure Time is all the worse for it. Why??? The reason […]

Where’s My Adventure Time Swatch Watch?

Seriously? Why is there no Adventure Time Swatch watch out there? Why can’t I buy them? Why can’t anyone buy them? Why hasn’t anyone thought of doing it yet? Well, here’s a few reasons for someone to get on it. Swatch Is Cool Alright, yes, that statement is coming from a child of the 80s […]

5 Articles You Should Read Today

Although I generally try to avoid these kind of catch-all posts, I just can’t avoid it today for various reasons. Below is a list of articles I read today that should interest you. Miyazaki and Feminism Helen McCarthy has a post where she raises the notion that Hayao Miyazaki may not be the great feminist […]

Amazon’s Misguided Pricing Policy For Cartoons

The other day, I decided to get the Adventure Time Season 1 DVD. Yeah, I know what I said, but lacking suitable alternatives meant that I’m left with little choice. In the course of browsing to purchase it, I was struck by Amazon’s misguided pricing policy when it comes to cartoons. See the screenshot below: […]