The American animation industry’s wage-fixing scandal garnered the most attention on Cartoon Brew this year, with three of our most viewed stories centered on that topic.
Overall, it was a serious year: our top five was rounded out by stories on animation not getting respect from the mainstream film industry; Clarence creator Skyler Page being booted from Cartoon Network after inappropriate behavior was made public on Twitter; false take-down notices of indie animation on YouTube (ironically, from Sony); and Andy Serkis versus animators.
Layoffs, executive departures, and Meryl Streep’s failed attempt to be an animation historian also proved popular with readers. And the year’s most-viewed post specifically about an animated short: Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life. This is, after all, still the Internet.
Here are 2014′s top twenty posts, ranked by pageviews: