The more I think about these new emotions in Inside Out 2, the less I like the idea. It all screams "We're doing a sequel so we have to add new characters!" Nevermind how unnecessary they are. Embarrassment and Ennui are states of mind, not emotions.
In order to continue enjoying escapist movies, we need to stop setting our standards so ridiculously high. Wish and The Marvels may not have been great movies, but they were still good, entertaining movies, and that's all they need to be. Nowadays if a movie isn't cinematic gold, people start shrieking "Disney is done! Marvel is dead!". Every movie doesn't have to be Ben-Hur. Just chill.
Zaslav complains that WBD "hasn't cracked the kids" yet the average ad for Max contains ZERO clips of kids' shows or cartoons. Sure, some kids and families like Guy's Grocery Games but a lot of them like CARTOONS. I know this bugs me more than it should but it still bugs me.
The scripted comedy has become an endangered species on basic cable. Comedy Central only has The Daily Show, TBS just has American Dad, and that's only because Disney wouldn't let them out of their contract, TNT just airs reruns and sports and TruTv just spams Impractical Jokers all day.
There should be a new genre for animation similar to the G rating for movies or the E rating for video games; a General Audience genre for cartoons which aren't super -kiddie or super - adult, but for everyone. You don't have to be a wide-eyed 5 year old or a 20-something edgelord to like them, but it's OK if either or both want to watch.
Everybody's talking about how great Netflix's live-action Avatar:TLA looks, and yeah, it looks decent, but Katara and Sokka are STILL whitewashed! What the actual what? Why is Hollywood so averse to having brown people in Avatar?
What the folks wishing for the Alphabet networks to get back in the Saturday Morning game tend to overlook is that the broadcast networks couldn't wait to get out of producing shows for SatAM. Back in what we considered to be SatAM's Golden Age, within the network offices Saturday morning was considered to be worse than the mailroom job.
Regarding X-Men '97: I hate Mr. Sinister. I know he's a villain and you're not supposed to like him, but I truly, hate the guy and any stories that involve him. He's such a creepy, vile (something I probably shouldn't say here). He just rubs me the wrong way.
I legit don't get those Left or Right YouTube shorts, where a character (usually an anime character) points to random things on either side of them and then it cuts to some borderline DeviantArt image with sexy J-Pop music playing under it. I don't understand the point of this at all. It's official: I'm becoming an old man yelling at the clouds.
You know, I'm kind of digging Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe these days. Their art style is kind of balloon-y, but it's distinctive, plus it's kind of cool how they renamed themselves after HB; also I like their logo. I hope they keep making more stuff that gets to come over to the US.
The only recent adult cartoons that I've genuinely enjoyed have been Close Enough and Young Love. I hope we can get more adult toons like these; they're a welcome oasis in an ocean of South Parks, Family Guys, Big Mouths and Brickleberries.
I legit don't get the appeal of stuff like Lackadaisy; I mean, who's this for? You can have your toon about adorable cartoon kitties running a 20's speakeasy, but don't think I'm gonna take this seriously. It's like Adventure Time or Learning with Pibby; don't fill your show with designs, characters and concepts I can't possibly take seriously then expect me to take them seriously.
I have no problem with Universal erecting a DreamWorks land in place of KidZone, but there should also be an adjacent area for the DreamWorks Classics characters like the Walter Lantz characters, the Jay Ward characters, Felix the Cat, etc.
Happy birthday to the late Kevin Conroy. His performance as Batman was the 1st performance of the character I heard and his performance will remain the definitive performance of the Dark Knight to me. May he continue to rest in peace.
YES! THE AVATAR AND BANNER CHANGER WORKS! IT'S XMAS TIME WITH ME AND BLOO!
The CN logo part is a trivia to the logo used by CN for their US website in Xmas 2007. The 02 part is broken because it's a chocolate... yummy!
There will be two inbetween breaks though for two more avatars.