This week Ben and Ian discuss the current situation for animators on YouTube. But first, Ian brings us this week’s headlines.
Orlando Bloom Allegedly Tried To Punch Justin Bieber And It Could Be Because Of Miranda Kerr. Priest Claims Hate Texts Are From Demon Spirit. 4chan screenshot sells for $90K on eBay. Today’s kids confused by old-fashioned typewriters. Research determines smartest, dumbest states based on tweets. THE SMARTEST AND DUMBEST STATES IN THE UNION, BASED ON TWEETS.
Ben also brings us some news, sharing the story Studio Ghibli Is Not Dead Yet. Kotaku reports the beloved animation studio is currently in a phase of restructuring.
Animator Ross O’Donovan, AKA Rubber Ninja, has posted a video asking the question, Does Independent Animation Have a Future on YouTube?
He cites policy and algorithm changes after 2012’s Reply Girl phenomenon which have stacked the system against animators. His video was recently written up on Cartoon Brew. It also sparked a post from Tom Fulp of Newgrounds.
Finally, Ben and Ian face off in some animation trivia. Who will emerge victorious? Tune in to find out!