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The LEGO Movie was my favorite movie of 2014, but it strikes me that the main character was male, because I feel like in our current culture, he HAD to be. The whole point of Emmett is that he’s the most boring average person in the world. It’s impossible to imagine a female character playing that role, because according to our pop culture, if she’s female she’s already SOMEthing, because she’s not male. The baseline is male. The average person is male.

You can see this all over but it’s weirdly prevalent in children’s entertainment. Why are almost all of the muppets dudes, except for Miss Piggy, who’s a parody of femininity? Why do all of the Despicable Me minions, genderless blobs, have boy names? I love the story (which I read on Wikipedia) that when the director of The Brave Little Toaster cast a woman to play the toaster, one of the guys on the crew was so mad he stormed out of the room. Because he thought the toaster was a man. A TOASTER. The character is a toaster.

I try to think about that when writing new characters— is there anything inherently gendered about what this character is doing? Or is it a toaster?

—  Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg commenting on how weird gendered defaults in entertainment are, and why we should think twice about them. Excerpted from this longer original post.
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I was very, very, very disappointed that there was NO Ninjago Roll on American Ninja Warrior, bUT THIS TRAILER HAS BROUGHT ME BACK TO LIFE BECAUSE ITS FINALLY ON TV

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I DONT CARE IF ITS JUST THE FIRST TRAILER FROM YOUTUBE BUT SHORTENED DOWN TO THIRTY SECONDS

MY CHILDREN ARE ON TV

also turn up the volume it might be a bit soft idk

im still angry there was no Ninjago Roll im about to flip a table and where’s the next trailer

You know what I just realized

Everyone who is going to see the Lego Batman movie is going to see a trailer for the Lego Ninjago movie.

That means that EVERYONE who sees the Lego Batman movie is going to be introduced to Ninjago.

EVERYONE.

I mean, like comic book nerds, families, kids, teens, adults, celebrities….

And only a really small percentage has seen Ninjago.

This is the first time a ton of people will be introduced to the world of Ninjago and the characters we hold dear to our heart.


Warner-you better not screw this up.

Schedule for Disney XD, from this weekend to next Friday (SAT 24/6 to FRI 6/30), since their July schedule hasn’t been updated yet. Disney XD seems to do the best in variety for cartoon based networks, especially in early mornings and afternoons, which is primarily the time before kids leave for school and after kids come home from school. So props to them.