'The Boondocks' Creator Is Developing a New Show for Amazon
Deadline is reporting that The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder is developing a new show for Amazon Studios in tandem with feature producer Will Packer, who helped bring Straight Outta Compton and Ride Along to theaters. Much of the storyline remains under the wraps but it’s been said to take place in an alternate universe. Given their individual success, a Packer and McGruder tag team is certainly promising and almost destined to make big waves in the entertainment world. This couldn’t come at a better time as Netflix’s original content has been proven to be the most successful out of all the streaming service series thus far. We’ll make sure to keep you posted with any updates on this story.
Goku, Sailor Moon and More Named 2020 Tokyo Olympics' Official Ambassadors
Anime fans rejoice as some of the most famous faces of the genre are ready to welcome you to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Though there are still three more years until the world’s largest sporting stage returns, some of its ambassadors have already been named. Taking to Facebook’s Official Olympic Channel, the official group — though fictional — are some of Japan’s most beloved pop-cultural exports, including Sailor Moon, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z‘s Goku, Osamu Tezuka‘s Astro Boy and more.
Expect to see all these faces on official merchandise for the Olympics. According to the event’s organizers, the latest ambassadors are to draw attention from younger fans as well as a way for Japan to promote its influence on modern culture. Are you looking forward to the upcoming games? The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 24, 2020 and run till August 9, 2020.
Here Is Why Cartoon Characters Wear White Gloves
Of course, we’ve all seen the aesthetic of iconic characters like Homer Simpson and Bugs Bunny develop over time — but we don’t always understand the driving forces that cause these visual changes. So why is it that characters such as Mickey Mouse and Felix the Cat wear recognizable white gloves? Similar to why Dave Fleischer’s Superman was given the power of flight, it was actually a decision that was made to shorten the tedious animation process. However, the main reason for their necessity was to differentiate the color of the hands against the body of the characters, which was only an issue in the era of black and white animation. Sure it started out as a quick solution to a simple problem, but these gloves have gone on to play a large part in the subculture of streetwear. Appearing as far back as 2008 in graphic T-shirts made by the likes of Triumvir, Dissizit and Crooks & Castles, the gloves can also be seen on the other end of the spectrum in the works of fine artists like D*Face and KAWS.