A little behind the scenes look of the early stages of Green Lantern the Animated Series.
My eternal gratitude to everyone who helped prove the doubters wrong.
geez giancarlo, make Bruce a little more dreamy why don’t you, SHEESH
This is the stuff I love to see on this website.
Kids were confused? Good! Hey, that’s what makes good drama - that’s what makes good ART. It’s supposed to be a bit confusing, a bit arbitrary. Just because it’s kid’s media doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be thought-provoking.
Look, a 6-7 yr old (like I was at one time) will probably watch a bunch of TV, (or just generally consume a bunch of media) when they’re a kid, but you know what of that media will stick with them? (And I say this from experience, lord.)
The stuff that confused them, at the time. The characters they felt were good/evil, but maybe that line was a little blurred, and that was a moral conundrum they couldn’t exactly grasp what with being a kid and all…
That’s the stuff, the shows, books, movies, that they’ll be looking up online in a few years, suddenly realizing a bunch of hidden meanings and a veritable treasure trove of compelling storylines that you, the STORYTELLER, left for them to find. All in a framework that they felt comfortable with, characters they know and are fans of, heroes or villains or BOTH.
And that is a beautiful thing, Mr. Volpe. That is a beautiful thing.
(As an aside, what this also reminded me of is college-level discussions of literature. wouldn’t it be awesome to hear kids have this kind of conversation:)
(“Dude, Razer’s totally evil!”
"No way! He’s really a good guy underneath!")
(The idea that you can deliver that level of complexity through a medium like this brings a tear to my eye. Storytelling ain’t dead, people.)