The Top 20 Stories of 2014 on Cartoon Brew

The American animation industry’s wage-fixing scandal received the most attention on Cartoon Brew this year, with three of our most viewed stories focused on that topic.

A History of the ‘Gay Agenda’ in Animation

Bit by bit, overtly gay characters are making inroads into animation targeted primarily at children, but the fear of gay cartoon characters has existed for years.

Five Works That Should Be Adapted into Animation

Suppose you wanted to make an animated film or TV series, but you didn’t have any new ideas and (gasp) you don’t want to remake the same old properties. Take heart: there’s a lot of great material out there just begging to be adapted into animation.

Is YouTube Making It Harder for Animators To Make Money?

Ross O’Donovan, an Australian animator who creates Internet cartoons using the handle Rubber Ninja, has posted a video that argues recent changes in YouTube’s algorithms give preferential treatment to live-action content creators while making it more difficult for animation creators to earn money on YouTube.

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