And to think just earlier this week you had the New York Times calling Hollywood about their long time claims about not being able to lead movies. And now you have a big name comic and animated creator telling us exactly what Hollywood thinks of girls when it comes to shows targeted at kids.
Paul Dini is interviewed on Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast this week and during it he explains from personal experience how Hollywood devalues female viewers and female characters. Dini was, of course one of the creators on Batman: The Animated Series. He has also written and produced a number of other animated shows including Batman Beyond in addition to writing comics. The Emmy award-winning creator also had a live-action show targeted to younger viewers call Tower Prep.
In the interview, transcribed by Agelfeygelach Dini talks about the change in how Hollywood views the audience for animation (this starts around 41:00.- bold is mine)
But then, there’s been this weird—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.’ And that’s when I watch the first couple of episodes of Teen Titans Go!, it’s like those are the wacky moments in the Teen Titans cartoon, without any of the more serious moments. ‘Let’s just do them all fighting over pizza, or running around crazy and everything, ’cause our audience—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.’”
Okay, so they want younger kids. But wait, it gets worse.
Dini talks a bit about Young Justice and how it had a sophisticated mythology (he calls them “Buffy style stories) but now they have to be, based on his interactions and observations, funny and … NOT FOR GIRLS… (warning f bombs ahoy!)
Sorry but anyone who thinks Samus has to be stripped down to the Zero Suit to be sexy is clearly mistaken.
Sketch of Samus being bad ass! Nintendo, I’ll glady draw your Metroid Manga TT ATT)/
Little did we know that the Beast was actually a Pokemon and Gaston was trying to weaken it so he could catch it.
No one catches them all like Gaston.
Today’s guest update answers some important questions, while raising many of its own. Namely, the existence of non-sapient ducks.
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How are these places even a thing. Fuck.
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You say “have you heard” as if it’s even possible to get away from that bullshit.
It’s a bunch of gullible, paranoid idiots whining about what amounts to NOTHING as far as the final game goes. There is no fiasco, at the very worst, the situation is “Comcept made a very poor choice for their forum’s community manager.” The very fact that people are so quick to pull their funding for a project over something so trivial only exposes how little they actually cared to begin with.
Don’t ever ask me about this again, I hide those threads for a reason.