Creator Spotlight: Lauren Faust

Creator Spotlight: Lauren Faust

Blog, Creator Spotlight, Uncategorized
The Nickelodeon Animation Podcast is a phenomenal resource for anyone who would like to learn about the animation industry from established creatives. Each episode features known professionals, whether it be directors, producers, storyboard artists, animators, or voice actors, to share their personal insights related to their involvement of some capacity within the animation production pipeline. This podcast is a gem to anyone who is looking to pursue a career in animation, or even to those who are only slightly interested in animation as a form of storytelling. The inspiration for this article is owed to Episode 18 of the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast featuring the infamous producer, writer, and storyboard artist, Lauren Faust.   Lauren Faust is an incredible woman. She has worked on the Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends,…
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Equestria Girls: Understanding the “My Little Pony” Hype

Equestria Girls: Understanding the “My Little Pony” Hype

Blog, Cartoons, Reviews
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has gained an insane amount of popularity since its release in 2010. With a shocking 143 half-hour episodes (and another 26 scheduled to air starting on April 15th), it's success is among the top in modern-day animation. The My Little Pony franchise began with a toy line in 1981, but expanded into the world of television in 1992. Its target audience has always been young girls; however, the Friendship is Magic series has seemingly opened up brand-new doors in reaching audiences of all genders and ages.   The most interesting element associated with the 2010 reboot, especially to an outsider of the fanbase, are the fandom participants known as "bronies". Urban Dictionary defines this category of fans as: "A name typically given to the male viewers/fans (whether they are…
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