Animation is in a really dark place right now isn’t it?
Shows like Steven Universe or Wander over Yonder are either being cancelled or thrown into endless hiatus’ while absolute garbage like Teen Titans Go are constantly putting out new episodes with no break in the slightest
‘Adult’ animation has become an absolute joke with Mcfarlen-style humor cornering the market and now we’re getting a food orgy movie.
Established properties like Powerpuff Girls are given horrible treatment and the bare minimum of effort in order to get it out as fast as possible and ‘cut and paste’ style on the rise
Shows like Spongebob and Fairly Odd Parents have been dragged out way beyond their time despite it being obvious they ran out of ideas years ago (Thank god Gravity Falls ended on it’s own terms)
Storytelling is practically dead at this point because it ‘doesn’t sell’ (Despite the fact we grew up with shows like Batman, Gargoyles, The Marvel series, ect)
Brian falls in love with a tech support worker in India, so he and Stewie travel there to find her. Meanwhile, Joe invites Peter to his bingo night, but when Peter becomes the new center of attention, Lois helps Joe reclaim the group.
*The Rape Culture, if a woman is hot* “Apologize for being a tease, wearing skimpy clothes, and being a phony cow and starving yourself 24/7 just to tempt us poor frat boys!”
*The Rape Culture if a woman is not hot* “Apologize for being plain, being overweight, not wearing enough make up and disappointing us poor frat boys!”
I’m seeing alot of shit being thrown at adult animation since the whole Sausage Party script leak, and while I absolutely agree that much more could be done with the genre, I don’t think it’s the cultural wasteland it’s being portrayed as.
When people usually think adult animation, most seem to think of Family Guy-type shows or the stoner stuff that used to rule Adult Swim. But actually, I feel like there are lots of really damn good shows on NOW that are being ignored.
What about shows like Rick & Morty, Bojack Horseman, and The Venture Brothers. All of them are things you would never want your 4 year old nephew to watch, but I know personally know people who have had very emotional connections with each of these shows. I’ve legit teared up at Bojack Horseman for god’s sake.
I agree that, in general, adult animation has much it can improve on, but we can’t act like there’s nothing of value coming out of it. Like any genre, it has its ups and downs, and the more emphasis is placed on the good stuff, the more of a chance really creative and funny people will get a chance in that field!