A selection of the best animation articles including news, opinions, and features from around the world for the week beginning the 8th of March, 2020.
Much like Avatar: The Last Airbender, RWBY is an animated series that was staring me in the face for so very long before I actually sat down and watched it. Here are a few thoughts on the show.
All the stuff that is created during the animation production process is often discarded. What if you turned them into animation by-products instead?
Licensed apparel has been a part of the merchandising puzzle for animated shows for years. yet the clothing actually worn by many characters is rarely seen.
Merchandising will start to play an even bigger role in animated hits’ success and it will make or break it, regardless of the size of the company, or their animated product.
Ever heard of 3D printing? It could enable you to make toys and models right in your own home. How will that affect animation overall/ This post takes a look at how it could make things better, or worse.
I spotted these in a supermarket this morning. I’ve never seen or heard of it before, but apparently Donald Duck Orange Juice been around for a long time. Surely a throwback to a simpler time in licensed marketing seeing as Disney’s current faces include the princesses, major characters from whichever film is the latest release […]
Via: Potato Farm Girl on Tumblr (click through to embiggen) Could this comic speak the truth??? Perhaps, but the sad state of affairs that was the cancellation of Symbionic Titan probable had a lot more to do with the kind of show that it is rather than whether or not there were toys made to […]
Tip of the hat to Pat Smith over at Scribble Junkies for alerting me to the really cool artist that is Timba. When you think about it though, Hanna-Barbera did a really good job with the marketing for the Flintstones. In fact, you could argue that after more than 50 years, the very existence of […]
To be frank, I don’t remember an awful lot of these. being a child of the mid-80s, I missed more than half the decade, also having been raised in Ireland, I was dependent on whatever RTE could afford or care enough about to import. What made cartoons of that decade stand out more than anything […]