God what I wouldn’t give to see a steampunk revival. I’d also be happy to see dieselpunk and clockpunk rise in popularity.Could not agree more.
My money is on the (overdue) rise of steampunk or Genndy giving way to more adult cartoons that have the violence and sex compliment the story rather than overshadow it. (cartoons like Korgoth of Barbaria. shit was brutal and awesome.)
It really does seem like adult animation might be going places with Primal and indie stuff like Hazbin Hotel. I just hope it’s not wishful thinking like the the 2010s.
Glad to see France is still keeping fantasy alive in animation. This looks neat.As for what I would like see more in cartoons: actual historical settings. And not used for "everything in the past was racist and bad", just fun story set in realistic historical setting, and because of that having educational angle (important happenings affecting the story etc). Maybe my last post, where I mentioned World Masterpiece Theatre made me a bit nostalgic... but I would like to see small revival of this dead genre.
Or animated adaptations of classic books.
In France they recently greenlighted project based on fantasy book series and it looks awesome.
This is "EWILAN'S QUEST" by slimane aniss on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.vimeo.comGreat news for those who like their portal fiction en français. Pierre Bottero’s Ewilan’s Quest trilogy is being developed as an animated series.www.tor.com
I think a big component in not seeing more period pieces and classic adaptations, in addition to “the past is problematic”, is that it’s simply too much research for a lot of people. But that’s just me giving a crackpot theory.