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Would it be okay if the 1994 Don Bluth film "Thumbelina" had a sequel that takes place after the events of the film by having Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Gino Conforti (if he's still living), Barbara Cook (if she's still living), Charo, Gilbert Gottfried, Carol Channing (if she's still living), Will Ryan, June Foray (if she's still living), Danny Mann, Loren Lester, Pat Musick, and Neil Ross reprising their roles of Thumbelina, Prince Cornelius, Jacquimo, Mother, Mrs. Toad, Berkeley Beetle, Ms. Fieldmouse, Hero the Dog/Reverend Rat/Goat, Queen Tabitha, Mozo, Gringo, Mrs. Rabbit, and Mr. Fox/Mr. Bear along with new actors consisting of Jim Cummings as Grundel, Corey Burton as Mr. Mole/Cow, Barry Bostwick as King Colbert, Kari Wahlgren as Gnatty, Grey Griffin as Li'l Bee and the female toad that Grundel marries during the credits, and Kath Soucie as Baby Bug?

 

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I happened across a Kickstarter campaign that has really caught my interest, and it only has a couple of days left so I thought I would bring it to your attention here (mods, if this goes against the rules in any way, I'm sorry and you can delete).

 

Chances are if you are on this forum (and were born before the turn of the millenium), DIC has played a huge part in your cartoon-loving childhood.

 

Maybe it was Inspector Gadget, Heathcliff, Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego, The Real Ghostbusters, Sonic SatAM, the original dub/adaptation of Sailor Moon, or maybe some show of theirs from the dark recesses of international syndication.

 

That's where this campaign comes in. A filmmaker and cartoon fan from Australia set out to dig up some information on one such show that he used to watch and love, called The Twins of Destiny, which eventually led to actually tracking down DIC founder Jean Chalopin and getting the inside track on the history of this prolific entertainment company.

 

They are interested in making a documentary film about Chalopin, the legacy of DIC, and the search for the long lost English dub to a long forgotten personal favourite series.

 

To me, not only as a child/cartoon fan of the 80s/90s, but also as a fan of rare and obscure series that nonetheless inspire strong fan devotion, I'm really interested to hear this story and so would like to see this campaign succeed.

 

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 Seriously. Gravity Falls: Gone. Legend of Korra: Gone: Also, Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, and Adventure Time are all ending soon.

 

It seems that time has flown so fast.

 

What many consider to be one of the best ages of television animation in the past few decades seems it's coming to an abrupt and premature end. Considering the state of western animation 8-10 years ago. Animation has come a long way from just forgettable show after forgettable show.

 

But what I really want to ask is this: How will the end of these series affect television animation and television in general? Will it be a big loss? Or will it open the door for new creators?

 

Maybe this will be beneficial. Nothing good lives forever. But this seems too sudden and short to end a great section of television animation history.

 

 

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 Anyone here remember The Littlest Tramp episode of Mighty Mouse: All New Adventures (the 80s Bakshi one on CBS)? when i saw this episode 30 years ago at age 5 when that lovely mouse lady named Polly married a human man named Murray then him kissin' her as they hugged at the end, it really opened my mind along with Beauty and the Beast TV show with Ron Perlman/Linda Hamilton (hey i had thing for her back then and it featured a monster man and human woman in love) on Catherine/Vincent, Alan and Madison in Splash (mermaid X human), Kit and Rene on Animalympics (lioness person and goat person) and Star Trek TNG (alien beings of all races/species romancing different ones even human beings) as proof love doesn't have to be the same species or race for appearance don't matter.

 

And a few fools thought Murray and Polly's romance is "beastality", NO i don't consider it beastality as Polly is a sapient mouse person and both her with him are consenting adults plus sapient mammal beings, beastality is only for 4 legged regular ordinary lower animal creature like a plain everyday ordinary beagle on 4 legs/barks plus all that as it's a thing that isn't humanoid nor can consent and would be disgusting for a person to romance an regular ordinary dog as not even a xeno or anthro would ever romance a regular 4 legged dog.

 

I applaud Bakshi and the other writers/makers doing such a risk for a couple on Mighty Mouse the all new adventures with the balls to show love is love no matter what species/race of being you are, same for the makers of Star Trek TNG, Beauty and the Beast CBS show and all that even the makers of Alien Nation the series with Cathy and Matt being a human male and an alien female to Roger Rabbit X Jessica Rabbit when i saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit in theaters as a kid as Roger and Jessica are another good example of interspecies romance.

 

 

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 ...and I don't have much to go by, sorry. I watched it been 2001 and 2005.

It's not a mecha, but it's about this male robot whose real appearance is a metallic humanoid frame, but he's able to change to the appearance of a black-haired young man, possibly by holographic means. His friend / companion is a teenage girl, possibly blonde but could also be a redhead. The graphics were cool, late 90s-early 2000s (I'm split between a Warner Bros style like Justice League and an anime with normal hair/eye colors like The Big O).

I can't remember the plot, but the robot had definitely ran away from his creators. There was an episode during which he had been captured and his memory had been wiped clean and the girl had to find him and actually managed to help him retrieve his memory.

I've looked for this cartoon for YEARS! I've easily found other obscure cartoons like Jake and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Max and The Bots Master. It probably had only one season because I don't remember watching over 10 episodes.

 

 

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 In recent years, both Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon have adopted a bomb format for premiering new shows. Where they would drop new episodes of a show in a span of 1 or 2 weeks. This seems to be doing some good results, especially in a post-Netflix/streaming world, and has boosted the popularity of both Steven Universe and The Loud House for example. Recently, Nick is employing the same tactic on it's newest show, Welcome to the Wayne. AKA, the most serialized children's cartoon I've seen in years. It just premiered, and already it hits you with a 3 episode story arc. I feel the bomb format is especially beneficial to Welcome to the Wayne for that reason alone. And because Nick can dump all the past episodes on their digital outlets, they don't have to worry about scheduling in reruns for it, since they can encourage viewing on the app.

 

If WttW actually takes off, could the bomb formula actually make networks less scared of more serialized Cartoons

 

 

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 As the title says, do you think this new Transformation that Goku's going to achieve to be the first ever transformation with an officially-given/stated multiplier WITHIN the series? Keep in mind that the multipliers we have for Super Saiyan 1-3 all originated in guidebooks and what not, and never in the series itself. Hell SSJ God and SSJ Blue have no confirmed multipliers ar all.

 

Now the reason i'm asking and assuming this, is because this "new Form" is (most likely!) going to be heavily Kaioken related. So Kaioken is going to play a very huge role in it, especially with all the red aura's and the whole "limit breaking" talk. And since Kaioken's sole purpose is to "multiply" someones power and literally what the technique is all about, and this time we actually get a TRANSFORMATION revolving it (also multipliers)

 

Do you think we may actually get our first ever, officially-given multiplier for a new Transformation within the actual series?

And if so, how high do you think it will be? Like 100 times? 200 times? A 1000 times!?

 

Also, would you prefer Goku to be Red, or Purple? Given that it's a combination of Blue and Red?

 

Let me know your thoughts? Let's speculate guys!

 

 

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 Looks like some of my fears of this tournament have come to pass, it's going to be mostly Goku-centered with all the other main characters largely being in the background and only taking out a few opponents. Most of the first episode focused on Goku (of our universe), and next weeks preview shows that as well.

 

The reason a lot of us actually got excited for this arc is it seemed like all the other main characters like Gohan, Krillin, Piccolo, 17 and 18, Tenshinhan etc. were actually going to do something rather than stay on the sidelines like they had for all of Super. Besides Goku, we'll likely see focus on Vegeta and Freeza, and that will probably be it.

 

What was the point then of bringing everyone back?

 

 

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 As we all saw and prayed wouldn't be the case Krillin was the first to depart from the Universe 7 team in the tournament. 

 

Since then he's not had much to say in the way of being a bystander.

 

Do we think this is because Ms Tanaka has her hands full voicing Luffy most of the time in One Piece, so that to keep her on as the voice of Krillin they can't make her have too much to do?

 

 

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 I wasn't sure if this was better suited for here or the Dragon Ball Super board but for some reason I can't make a new topic there.

 

There's a thread like this for the new film which was a good idea because it kept all power level talk to one topic. This is the same general idea but for Super.

 

There's gonna be new characters and surely new forms for Goku and Vegeta etc as well as new feats (Goku's tractor throw) so there should be a lot to discuss over time.

 

The question right now is how strong are Champa and female Whis? Something mentioned a villain more powerful than Buu and Frieza if thats referring to Champa then I'm guessing he's somewhere between Frieza and Beerus and female Whis is probably on the same level as Whis.

 

 

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  I remember this show was on at like 130ish- 2am and it was about these soldiers or mercenaries who get sent to a house in some swamp. The show was definitely based around the supernatural because I distinctly remember they were killing zombies in the swamp and in the house. The soldiers were looking for something and I remember that the leader was definitely a girl with dark hair or a tall guy with brown hair and a mean jaw line as most badass guys do in anime. There was also a big dude who had weird ass eyes and was either blonde or bald but I am pretty sure it wasn't Ghost in the Shell. I thought that this show was Witch Hunter Robin but they didn't use any powers only guns and there was a lot of crucifixes in the house that they were at. I don't know if any of that helps but I have been trying to find the name of this show for literally the past year now and it has been bugging the  out of me. Again, someone please help!!

 

 

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  I've been a fan of dragon ball since God knows when. I grew up watching dragon ball z then began watching dragon ball when i was in middle school and watched some episodes of dragon ball gt(didn't really get into gt until the evil shenron dragons appeared). I love the series especially dragon ball and dragon ball Z. 

 

The Dragon Ball Super series I'm having mixed emotions on. I find it... okay, enjoyable enough to watch but sometimes, i find it incredibly inconsistent. Power levels doesn't make sense anymore(so was dbz in a way but super just takes power level bull**** to a whole other level) the stories are alright and don't even get me started on the drawing. The animation is alright but sometimes it looks like a kid drew it especially on the earlier episodes. 

 

I feel like if it weren't for my love of db and dbz. I wouldn't really bother with dbs but since i love the series so much. I want to give a chance to really give me that "Wow!" Factor when i was a kid. 

 

What are your guys thoughts on super? Is it as good as the other dragon ball series? Or are you like me where you are waiting for something to rekindle that inner child in you?

The moment that made you yell and shout when Goku 1st turned super saiyan, when Gohan was in a Kamehameha deadlock with cell that you just sat there in silence but in your mind saying "come on Gohan, you can do it." or the time you shed tears for Vegeta when he sacrificed himself for everyone, even his sworn rival to take down Majin Buu? 

I'd love to hear from you guys. 

 

 

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  This season brings about quite a few changes for the animation staff. Kunihiko Ikuhara is officially the director of this and the next series. Ikuko Itoh is promoted to character designer and while the designs are generally the same there is a softer touch and sharper angles in her artwork. While we still have Moonlight Legend as the opening it is now performed by Moon Lips (who are the seiyuu for the five Guardians) instead of DALI. Also the animation quality takes a bump with brighter colors and more overall consistency.

 

Personally I felt S is the best and most balanced season of the series. It sticks the closest to manga source material and doesn't get bogged down with absurd anime original character deconstruction. Many tout it as the "darkest" season and while that is very accurate the series is still Sailor Moon as has some very fun episodes in there as well.

 

When I got my Neon Alley e-mail is seems we are getting only one episode this week...at least I'm hoping it's just this week and that Viz hasn't switched to a weekly schedule. I'll probably edit this post or let you guys talk amongst 'yer selves for a bit. Correction, just checked the Hulu website and it looks like we are back to 2 episodes per week.

 

 

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  I don't go to conventions all that often. The last one I went to was Fanimecon 2014. I spent a good chunk of Sunday wandering around going to whatever panel was starting at the time that looked like it might be interesting. Two of the ones I went to were on the magical girl genre. One was on the need for strong female characters in anime and manga as if those haven't been around for decades. 

 

I noticed something was conspicuously absent. Sailor Moon was mentioned numerous times. Lyrical Nanoha was mentioned pretty often. Madoka Magica got a fair amount of attention. Despite its obvious relevance to the topics of the panels, the Pretty Cure franchise was not mentioned at all. The people running the panels made no mention of it. The people asking questions made no mention of it. It was like the franchise didn't exist even though it had been very successful for a decade or so by then and was on its sixth or seventh continuity.

 

For some reason, Pretty Cure just seems to have never caught on in the US. None of the panels mentioned it even when it was obviously relevant to the subject matter. There was no merchandise or fan art in artists' alley. There were no cosplayers doing Pretty Cure characters. It just wasn't there. I have always wondered why this is the case. It seems like something that would be relatively successful here but it has just never caught on even in anime fandom or, seemingly, even in US magical girl fandom. Why?

 

 

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WHY SHOULD A DEMO BE LIKE A NEWS ARTICLE?

Why Should a Demo Be Like a News Article?

Pick up this morning’s newspaper or scan today’s web news and consider two things:

How you select which articles to read

How the articles are written

News organizations have been presenting information for several hundreds of years, in print and now via the web, and they have learned some highly effective practices that we can employ in demonstrating software.

Consider organizing your demonstrations like a news article.  Here’s why:

Imagine you’ve just picked up today’s newspaper.  What section do you turn to first?  In many cases, people immediately select the sports section, or finance, or entertainment.  Readers explore that section is as much depth as desired, then turn to the next section of interest.

Newspapers (and news websites) organize information in a hierarchy of consumable components – components that can be accessed rapidly, explored as deeply as desired, and the exited at any point to move to the next component.  The top level of the news hierarchy is the section – sports, finance, international, entertainment, comics…

Next, how do you choose which article you want to read?  Typically, you scan for headlines that catch your interest.  For many articles, you may only read the headline and move on rapidly – you’re not interested in the topic.  Other articles engage your attention sufficiently to review the first few paragraphs, after which you stop and move on.  Some articles you read all the way through, because they address a topic of real interest to you.

Each individual article is cleverly organized to enable readers to make rapid decisions about their depth of interest.  The headline presents the topic – providing a binary opportunity for readers to pursue it or move on.  The first one or two paragraphs of the article summarize the story, concisely.  Many readers are completely satisfied with this level of information and read no further, returning to scan other headlines.

The subsequent paragraphs drill deeper and explore the story in more detail.  Readers who are truly interested in the topic are the typical consumers of this level of information.

This organization and presentation of information is sometimes referred to as the “inverted pyramid” style of writing.  It presents the most important information right at the beginning, in the first few paragraphs.  Material in subsequent paragraphs is more and more detailed and of less importance.

In the bad old days of paper and ink, newspaper editors were able to cut articles to fit the space available – by cutting from the bottom of the article upwards.  That way they knew they’d be removing the least important information.

News organizations have evolved this “inverted pyramid” method of presenting information over literally hundreds of years.  Why not take advantage of this learning?

Consider organizing your demonstrations like a news article.  Present a “headline” succinctly and rapidly.  In Great Demo! methodology we call this an Illustration.

Assuming your audience is interested, present the key capabilities using a minimum of mouse clicks – like reading the first one or two paragraphs in a news article.  The audience just wants a summary at this point – not all of the details!  This corresponds to the Great Demo! “Do It” pathway.

Finally, for audiences that are really interested, you can dig deeper and explore the breadth and depth of the relevant capabilities – similar to those who wish to read more of the article.  In Great Demo! we call this “Do It Again” or “Peel Back the Layers”.

Interestingly, also note that there are very few readers of the news who read everything in a newspaper or news website – similarly, you are not obligated to present everything that your software can do...!

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Animation is the art by which two-dimensional drawings or inanimate objects are turned into moving visual representations of three-dimensional (3-D) life. Computer animation uses computer hardware and software to make the animation process easier, faster, and executable by less skilled and fewer creators. Although there used to be clear divisions among cartoon and feature film animation, visual effects, gaming software, 3-D animation, and GIF animation , these related forms of animation now often overlap.

Animation can be described as the creation of the illusion of motion through a rapid sequence of still images. Although the quality of the original images is important, equally important is the quality of the sequence through which action, character, and story development are portrayed. There must be a coherent pattern to the action. A common story structure introduces characters, a source of conflict, the development of this conflict, a climax, and finally a resolution. But an animated story can also be more fluid, including the creation of forms or simple images, some interaction of them, and then a transformation or transmutation , such as a smiley face turning into a frown or dissolving into the background.

Although the process of animation takes many forms depending on the medium used, the following is typical. A preview or rough overview of the story, called a pencil test, is created. This is a sample sequence of pencil drawings created on paper to present a rough overview of the story. In the early days of animation, these were then recorded on an animation stand, but now they are placed on film or videotape. Sometimes, after a story idea is conceived, a "treatment" is created instead of a pencil test; this is a brief narrative description of the proposed film or video. Both pencil tests and treatments are often used to solicit sponsors. The action of the story and its development are conveyed through the use of storyboards, which are used to compose, organize, and deploy the animation.

 

A storyboard is a series of visual sketches that the story creator uses when developing the narrative and depicting the action of the animation. This is done so that everyone involved in the animation project can literally sketch out what is happening, making sure that important details are not overlooked. The storyboard details the sequence of actions necessary to convey the story line, character development, and point of view. This would include the background, action, and camera movement of the scene, but also each change of scene, each change in perspective, the timing and length of each scene, sound requirements, and the timing of the whole work.

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As a serial entrepreneur myself, I have more than 10 years' experience under my belt; and I’ve developed a framework to test all of those crazy MVP (minimum viable product) ideas out there. My framework is not only tangible, but simple to execute. And -- modesty aside -- it’s the biggest predictor of online success I’ve ever seen, one that will help you push beyond that “what now?” moment, so you can test and evaluate your product against the real market.

 

This is important because, too often, entrepreneurs forego the validation stage and go straight into pouring loads of money into their ideas. In an MVP’s case, that can be a costly mistake.

 

The need for speed

Speed is everything when testing an MVP. Many founders resist launching until a product is “perfect,” but I’ve got news for you -- it will never be perfect, and holding out for that status could cost your product going forward.

1. Create a fake brand.

Zappos started out as Shoesite.com. A short time later, CEO Tony Hsieh proposed the company go with its current, more memorable moniker to leave itself open to future expansion.

 

Related: E-commerce Basics: 10 Questions to Ask When Creating an Online Store

 

So, consider your own brand name. In the testing phase, give your MVP a fake name that’s descriptive enough to resonate with customers. Don’t get too hung up on it, though. All you’re trying to do is discern whether you can generate interest.

 

Once you select a brand name, buy the matching or surrounding domain for cheap and attach a logo. If or when your MVP clicks, you’ll build the true move-forward brand out of this process.

 

2. Set up shop.

Now that you have a brand name, a URL and a logo, it’s time to create your storefront or website. These days, amazing tools exist to help even a novice leverage existing templates and technologies to create a platform in less than 24 hours.

If you’re starting an ecommerce company, set up a Shopify store. It’s a robust platform that comes equipped with apps, plug-ins and template themes for your user interface that will get you on your feet quick.

 

If you’re a service business, get a branded website through SquareSpace. The website will come with its own templates and a simple back-end editor that you can figure out quickly. Plug in your domain URL and logo into your new site and set up your brand’s name, logo and everything else on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Ask your friends and family to follow or like your social media pages, to seed them with a few people. When you start driving traffic to the site to test interest, it helps to have some social media presence since it increases social proof and reduces risk among potential customers.

 

3. Stock the shelves.

People don’t buy products they can’t see or services they don’t know about, so you’ll have to get creative because you most likely don’t have a product yet. Images are the No. 1 factor in conversions, so buy some quality stock photos to put on your site and social media pages.

 

Write creative product or service descriptions for the site that helps a potential customer see all the appeal of your service, including technical specs. It’s okay to make up some details; you just want to gauge people’s response to your potential product.

 

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We’ve already covered how to get people to attend your product demos, how to properly prepare for demos, and how to do a demo discovery session in order to gather all the insights you need to have a clear understanding of the prospect’s wants and needs.

 

Now it’s showtime!

 

Actually deliver a great demo that will turn prospects into buyers!

 

In this post, you’ll learn:

 

How to structure and open your demo

The rules of effective demo engagement

How to deliver a compelling presentation

Deal with the various scenarios you might encounter when demoing to a prospect

And finally, how to close the demo

It’s going to be a long post (so if you want it as a convenient PDF or ebook, just click here and you’ll get it delivered right to your inbox soon!)

 

How to structure your demos

 

Structuring successful demos is something you'll get better at with experience. The more often you do this, the sharper your instinct will be. But to give you a headstart, I'm going to share a general blueprint with you that you can follow.

 

An important thing to keep in mind: this is a general blueprint. It's solid, but as with everything, there are many possible exceptions. If you have a good reason to structure your demos differently, by all means, do so! I'd rather have you experiment with 10 different ways of structuring your demo and fail nine times but learn a lot, than dogmatically stick to one sequence just because I said so.

 

I'm giving you a way of thinking about structuring your demos, more than an actual demo blueprint. That's a bit more work, but also much more valuable to you if you study it and apply the lessons to your own software demonstrations.

 

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There's a lot of research out there on the theory of learning, so you'd think we'd all know the tricks by now. Unfortunately, due to the relative inaccessibility of academic research by the general public, this isn't the case. Academic writing, when you can find it without needing to shell out a lot of money, isn't exactly designed for consumption by the everyday person (and I say this having been an academic).

Luckily for us, Benedict Carey, a long-time science journalist, has done the work of distilling key learnings (pun intended) about learning science (etc) from the literature.

 

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An extreme example is the physicist Joseph Weber, who pioneered gravitational wave astronomy. The verdict of both his contemporaries and of history is that he was fooling himself: his systems simply didn’t work the way he thought. On the other hand, even though he fooled himself for decades, the principals on the (successful!) LIGO project have repeatedly acknowledged that his work was a major stimulus for them to work on finding gravitational waves. In retrospect, it’s difficult to be anything other than glad that Weber clung so tenaciously to his erroneous beliefs.

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