May 9, 2013
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…)
May 6, 2013
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…)
May 5, 2013
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…)
May 2, 2013
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…)
April 29, 2013
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…)
October 15, 2012
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