Cartoon Marketing: No Girls Allowed


It may not shock and awe quite like Phil Robertson’s GQ interview, but Kevin Smith did get some scandalous insider info out of Paul Dini during one of his Fatman on Batman podcasts this month. The admission that cartoon execs do not care about what their girl audience wants to see may initially sound like run-of-the-mill big business statistic speak, but the reality should resonate as a bit more troubling than that. Dini admits hearing many times networks saying they don’t want girls watching their shows because they don’t buy enough toys. As Smith argues in the interview, it’s sad that because of this, the shows are actually being veered away from them.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 36: Live-Action Toy Story Project

AF 36

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To inifinity and beyond!

In this episode Marc and Matt interview the “Live-Action Toy Story Project” group led by Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta  (as well as part of thier crew, Kimberley Ruano and Amy Shufelt).

Amongst things discussed: Peter Pan, Teddy bears with swords, Kevin Smith, and fresh guacamole. So grab Buzz and Woody, sit back, and enjoy!

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