Author: Neil Emmett
Pioneered by children, legitimized by people looking up weird stuff on YouTube, vitalized by online hoaxes, and existing entirely outside any kind of aesthetic considerations, fanime is something that could only have developed on the web.
Author Phil Phillips spent the 1980s warning parents about the occult forces in children’s TV animation. While his notoriety has passed, fear of the messages in cartoons still exists today.
Fake CG animation was a big deal in the early-1980s. What can digital animators today learn from this short-lived trend?