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WELCOME H as anyone else found themselves watching more cartoons, or has the new UK lockdown hit me so hard that I’ve returned to childlike comforts? Wait a minute, though, there’s a third option that doesn’t make me sound so tragic. With animators able to continue to operate throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s now a lot more animated content available. Disney’s Soul , for example – a film which takes viewers on a journey from the streets of New York City to cosmic realms to uncover the answers to life’s most important questions – was able to power on. As was Netflix’s hit animated shows Disenchantment and BoJack Horseman . There was also some fortunate live-action/animation hybrids, including The Midnight Sky (page 8) and Tom & Jerry (page 22), which had completed principal photography before any lockdowns were put into place. I therefore have no doubt that there will be a shift in some of the film work to the computer generation. Homebound audiences are crying out for fresh content. In particular, UK viewers are watching more than five extra hours of traditional TV each week, while streaming services have seen at least a 20% surge in usage globally. So, with live-action film and TV schedules facing up to two years to get back to full strength, it looks set to be the animated sector’s time to shine; more of this on page 22!
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08 SKY LIGHTS
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