Tags : animation

Feminism on and off-screen in Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli is renowned for its female protagonists. They’re strong, smart, independent young girls, who hardly wait for a prince to save them and would rather instead chase after the huge but cuddly creature in the forest. They are everything young girls should grow up seeing on-screen. And although Ghibli are stellar at representing these […]Read More

British TV Animation – What Happened? (Part Two)

Why not check out yesterday’s Part One if you haven’t already? The current age of British animation After the depressingly corporate demise of the golden age, the UK animation industry veered away heavily from series for adults. Animation studios today tend to focus more on adverts and children’s series when it comes to TV, but […]Read More

British TV Animation – What Happened? (Part One)

The adult animated sitcom is an iconic staple of US television. Genre giants – The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, South Park, etc – have left a lasting mark on popular culture and continue to inspire new animated TV series’ to this day. So, where is the British equivalent? For all the South Parks and Family […]Read More

Trailer released for space animation ‘Over The Moon’

Coming to Netflix this autumn, this new animated musical directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Glen Keane has taken my breath away with the first trailer. Inspired by the Chinese myth of the Moon Goddess Chang’e and with music by Steven Price, this feature film looks like just the kind of thing I would like my future […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: Adventure Time

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! In this feature, Emma Reilly looks at the enduring, subversive Adventure Time… First airing on Cartoon Network in 2010 and airing its final episode in September 2018, Adventure Time is often seen as a nostalgic childhood favourite for many people, but also as a current favourite […]Read More

Dear Netflix: Minority-Led Shows can Reach the Majority

Animation has always been a source of joy for me. As someone with an overactive imagination and a longing to find the surreality within reality, I have always found that watching animation gave me a sense of belonging even in the most unfamiliar of territories. Often, the alien worlds of the cartoons I watch feel […]Read More

TV Review: ‘Big Mouth’ Strikes Again

Adolescence is a topic that is rich for comedy, but the balance needs to be right. Playing the crude card is a way to get an easy laugh, but it’s more difficult to twist conventions and make crude clever. The likes of the American Pie franchise, and latterly TV programmes such as The Inbetweeners and […]Read More

Just How Bad Are New Episodes of ‘The Simpsons’?

While it is not an American custom for television shows to end at their peak (perhaps Arrested Development and Freaks and Geeks are exceptions, although they were as a result of then-poor ratings), The Simpsons has really stretched the world’s patience. Somehow, despite exploring every plot, continent and character, it is now approaching its thirtieth […]Read More

Why Lisa Is the Best Simpson

There are two schools of thought when it comes to Lisa Simpson – some see her episodes and character as an intellectually enhanced, and socially shunned, creative thinker. Others, however, view her as a rabble-rousing, rambunctious soapbox tilter. While those traits have become more prominent in zombie-era Simpsons, during the show’s zenith Lisa was the […]Read More