Adult Animation Revolution: Animation That Changed Cinema

by Tito W. James

YouTube channel The Cinema Cartography released an in depth video on Artistic animation from across history and the globe. I’m glad that animation is being discussed seriously in cinephile circles. Too often on the Internet there’s the default stance that “cinema is dead.” One has only to look at the current explosion of prestige animated stories for adult audiences to know that cinema is alive and well.

While the boom of narratively sophisticated adult animation is a relatively new phenomenon in America, it’s important to remember that animators from all over the globe have been exploring more mature subjects for a long time. I hope that more film critics will emulate The Cinema Cartography and remind everyone that animation is a medium not a genre.

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