There was a time when liking cartoons was just for kids. However, it is also important to remember that there was a time before that when cartoons were only for adults! Characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck were intended for an adult audience before children latched on to them. The truth is that animation has never been just for one age group. All it is is a story telling medium, like films or novels are, television packages, and just like there are films and novels that can delight children and adults, there are animated features that can do the same. The key is to have enough in the film that can distract both the adults and the children. One film that has won awards in doing this the Miyazaki film Princess Mononoke, a Japanese animated feature with a star-studded vocal cast. This film, with its strong environmental message, beautiful animation and three-dimensional characters, is a treat for people of all ages. Another fantastic film for both children and adults is the United States feature, Titan A.E., about the end of Earth and the search for a new home. Whether you are curious about what animation has to offer or you are just looking for something to share with your children, take a few moments to consider what you can find!
Animation is turning into a fascinating genre of entertainment, and with the importation of Japanese animation (anime) into the United States and darker animated fare for adults becoming widely available, it is important for parents to know what is appropriate for young children. You can no longer assume that just because something is animated that it is appropriate!
One thing that you can do is to check the ratings. Most programs that are broadcast in the United States has a warning that comes on at the beginning that lets you know who should (more…)
Over the last decade, arguments around the appropriateness of cartoons for infants and toddlers have been brought into clear focus. Many parents believe that young children should not be exposed to cartoons, while others argue that many programs geared towards infants and toddlers can be educational and beneficial.
According to many studies, cartoons and other television shows are not appropriate for children younger than two years of age. Cartoons are confusing due to their array of colors (more…)
Entering into the animation industry might be easier than you think. Those willing to do the necessary work to become get a proverbial break just might find certain doors begin to open. Here are five tips to help you on this path to success:
Write scripts on spec for current animated television shows. This might be the best way to open a door to enter into the cartoon entertainment industry. If you are not sure about how to write such a (more…)
Whether you have always loved animated features or you are simply fascinated by where the animation and gaming industry have been going in the last few years, there is a chance that you are thinking about getting into a good animation school. How can you tell a good school from a bad one, and which is the best choice for you?
First, look at the school’s track record. Do a little bit of hunting and searching and find out which animators list the school as their alma mater. Do they have anything to say about the (more…)
There was a time when liking cartoons was just for kids. However, it is also important to remember that there was a time before that when cartoons were only for adults! Characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck were intended for an adult audience before children latched on to them.
The truth is that animation has never been just for one age group. All it is is a story telling medium, like films or novels are, and (more…)