Note: Happy New Year everybody. I told you that i was writing more on Toon Barn, and so yes – here it is – day one of 2015. First off, there are some older works that i wrote on other websites that didn’t get a audience will come here a long with the new stuff and the news i will post. Also some other works as well. Keep a look out for all of it.
Here is what you need to expect in 2015:
Danger Mouse: The UK Series is in the final stages of production, and should air around Spring. With the so – so results of recent remakes, and the weakness in the TV animation business in the UK, some might say the show doesn’t stand a shot, but it may play better in international waters, especially in the US – where the majority of its remakes and sequels leave a lot to be desired. It also might be the series the UK animation field hangs its hat on, its been a long time coming for the Brits to gave a major hit and they are LONG past due.
Yokai Watch/Ghost Watchers: Outside of Danger Mouse, this is the only other major series coming from outside the states. The Video Game sales are Pokemon level and the anime is top 15 in all of Japan. This is one of biggest franchises for Kids that Japan has since the Days of Pokemon, but with so much of the US industry being held by a few hands, it may not have the same success. Unless a major surprise takes place between now and September – it may be airing on a smaller tier network like Disney XD and the latter network has treated Doramon horribly. Could something be in the works for Playstation Vue? Who knows.
Outside of Star Wars: Rebels, No major hits incoming from Canada or the US: The KidVid business (if there was one) is continuing a transition phase back to the old “Saturday Mantennae”, where the DC and Marvel sequels will give theaters content till 2022 (no im serious). As more economic brain trust heads towards these movies, it will be a difficult time for new animated product to air on the three kids networks – that isnt headed for Adult Swim or ADHD on FXX.
A “Culture War”/ Splitting of the audience is now brewing in Animation: While Video Games and some elements of Music are going through fanbase wars, a similar one from the same folks are now taken hold in western animation, just as it did in the mid 2000’s with anime in the US (which lead into the creation of Crunchyroll) This is more with the independent side of animation and the fights between those who have connections in TV, and those on the outside looking in. Expect with the Korra ending – a realization that its only a flash in the pan and if more is to come, they going to have to follow Crunchyroll’s model (which is sad if you really think about it, Crunchyroll started by breaking the law)