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gonnahavealittlefun replied to your post: Iactuallyclintbarton replied to your p…

The YJ thing is really bizarre too, because literally, the writers were sitting there like “WTF guys, we’ve got another TWO SEASONS worth of story written and ready to go. Give us some artists and we got this shit.” There was no lack of material.

That’s tragic. I still haven’t seen all of the last season but I was so thrilled with what they were doing with Jaime. Ugh. 

IDK but seriously, YJ was doing really well, both in ratings and merch sales, but there were TOO MANY GIIIIIRLS so they nixed it and like. I can’t even comprehend WHY. They literally THREW AWAY MONEY. Because cooties or something.

If they’re that worried about fuckin action figures or some shit maybe girls would buy them if they actually made ones of female characters. 

For instance, there were tons of little girls and even little boys looking for action figures of Katara and Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender and all they made was like ten million versions of Aang, Sokka, and Zuko. 

That was the dumbest marketing move in the world. ATLA was so popular, they would’ve flown off the shelves, since boys and girls wanted them to have the whole Gaang. 

gonnahavealittlefun asked
((I think the situation you were thinking of was when they canceled Young Justice because they didn't think female fans (which was a large subset of their fanbase) would buy action figures and toys. If that ISN'T what you were thinking, it is another good example if nothing else.))

I’m pretty sure I was thinking of that. Didn’t Greg Weisman speak out about it? 

IIRC it was getting decent ratings, too, but they didn’t like that the makeup of the fanbase had so many women and girls. 

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derrierebender:

Part: 1/2

Yoo Jae-myung, animation director of The Legend of Korra, discusses Nickelodeons initial hesitancy to accept Mike and Bryans proposal of the show… and Korra.

“The sequel focuses on the incarnation of the new Avatar, Korra, as she tries to save a city called the Republic City.”

“So, Korra is a young girl , not a boy. Heroes and protagonists are usually men.”

“That actually became a problem.

Nickelodeon was reluctant to produce this animated series at first because the protagonist was a girl.

I guess you could say that Americans are more conservative than Koreans.

The production was suspended just because the protagonist was a girl.

To compare this situation to a movie production, it’s as if the lead actor has already been cast, but the production agency decides to stop the filming because they don’t approve of the actor.”

Part 2: (x)

Full interview: (x)

You know what?

Flip it.

I’m blaming this. This is why we can’t have nice things. This is why we don’t get the episodes. This is why we don’t get commercials or proper advertising or merchandise. This is still prevalent, they’re still bitter about this, and their utter incompetence and ineptitude when it comes to marketing and promotion could not have POSSIBLY been the genuine reasons for this show’s troubles in the ratings, so it must have been because she’s a girl, so you see “we were right”. That’s all.

This viewpoint will continue until I have a better explanation from the studios. I don’t care if the episodes are on their website when I post this message and jump over to the site, my stance will remain the same. I want an explanation. If you’re not going to give me the product I want to invest in, I want an explanation as to why I can’t have it.

Straight up, this is what they do with shows they don’t like. I think Greg Weisman or one of the Green Lantern creators spoke about it when talking about how those shows were canceled. I wish I could remember the post/article to find it. 

But when a network or whatever has a show going that they don’t like or have something that is doing well that they want to make more similar shows of, but the show they don’t like is not going so badly they can really justify canceling it for no reason, they wiggle around the timeslots and drop the ball on the marketing purposefully to get the ratings down so they can justify cancel it without majorly burning some bridges with showmakers and other companies they’re contracted to.

It’s a common thing. Paul Dini explained why they suck in a podcast and they have some quotes in this article. 

“…there’s been a, a sudden trend in animation, with super-heroes. Like, ‘it’s too old. It’s too old for our audience, and it has to be younger. It has to be funnier.’ …the audience we wanna go after, is not the Young Justice audience any more. We wanna go after little kids, who are into—boys who are into goofy humor, goofy random humor, like on Adventure Time or Regular Show. We wanna do that goofy, that sense of humor, that’s where we’re going for.’”

Dini goes on to note that the same executives don’t want girls, because girls don’t buy “boys toys”, and that they don’t want older audiences. And this is bizarre for a litany of reasons.

They’re so sexist they self-sabotage basically because if you’re a female fan, they don’t want you. It is, straight up, that some of these people feel female fans and little girl fans are worthless, and therefore they don’t want shows that might attract them and potentially estrange male viewers. 

Some creators of shows like Paul Dini have come out and basically outright said that’s what they were told by the producers and bean counters at the networks. 

racebentdisney:

coelasquid:

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leidis:

penciltests:

“Lilo and Stitch” 2002

Deleted Scene

Lilo plays a trick on the tourists.

IF YOU LIVED HERE YOU’D UNDERSTAND

I desperately need to understand

WHY

WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY

Was this scene cut from the movie??!!

Fucking christ, do you know what this would have done? What this would have meant to SO MANY people??  The truth of this is devastating. And to think it almost found it’s way into a DISNEY film??

The inclusion of this scene alone would have made it the greatest animated feature the company ever produced. Easily. And if you think that’s hyperbolic clearly you don’t understand.

No, really, if anyone knows why this was cut PLEASE let me know. 

oh man WHY WOULD they cut this, this is so great, holy MOLY

It was clearly something the crew was very reluctant to get rid of if it made it all the way to rough-clean (and in a few scenes clean!), fully inbetweened animation. That is like, thousands and thousands of dollars and weeks (months?!) of labour. Maybe a reluctant producer decided they would alienate their white middle-class American audiences by making them feel “too guilty” and pressed them to drop it? It’s unfortunate, it’s one of the most honest accounts of racism in a Disney movie (which is why it’s believable that someone got uncomfortable and made a case to get it chopped)

Designing entertainment by committee for maximum marketability is probably the most heartbreaking process in Hollywood.

I’ve been seeing this around my dash and think it deserves some more recognition!

Ohman why did they cut that?