I wish every animated show and feature had such dedicated enthusiasm behind it. I realize not everyone has the might and money of the Walt Disney Company, but so many great animated features and television shows have come and gone because it seems as though no one is fighting for them. Fox fights for their animated primetime shows. Their marketing intrinsically tells viewers they are cool and hip because they are watching animated programming on the Fox Network. However, some shows don't fare so well and don't find their niche, their audience. UPN's Home Movies was hysterical. I wanted to see more, but, apparently, I was one of the only ones...did other people know about it? Stressed Eric came and went quickly on the US network NBC as well. Now, I realize that there is a heap of live-action sitcoms that do as well, but if people are going to do animation, then they have to be committed to animation. The people getting the message out have to realize that they are fighting an uphill battle and put a little extra effort in being creative enough to break through the stubborn public's beliefs.
It is a new television season, and all around town more animated features are in the works for upcoming release, and I hope that they get the attention they deserve to ensure they find their audience. It might not be a big enough audience to make them profitable or popular, but at least to know that they got a shot, they had a chance, to reach their full potential.
Until Next Time,