Sometimes, it's good to be a gay nerd, like today, as we have posted two interviews -- one with the minds behind "The Venture Bros. Held in San Diego from July , Comic Con will draw geeks, gamers, and superfans -- including Huffington Post Entertainment's Mike Ryan -- from all over to check-up on their favorite franchises and sit-in on panel discussions with the creative forces behind them. Though there are many movie and TV exhibitors to look forward to this year, some of the most popular annual panels at Comic-Con are hosted by the Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. The network is known for being, as "Venture Bros.
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Bit by bit, overtly gay characters are making inroads into animation targeted primarily at children. Meanwhile, How to Train Your Dragon 2 includes a character who is implied to be gay —albeit only in a throwaway line ad-libbed by his voice actor. Are the days in which a homosexual man in Sailor Moon had to be rewritten as a woman for the English dub gone forever? Such progress could never be made without a backlash, however. For years now, reactionary groups have been railing against this perceived indoctrination of children by seemingly innocent cartoons, and one character in particular stands as an emblem of this phenomenon: SpongeBob SquarePants. This allegation—that the series SpongeBob Squarepants was created as pro-homosexual propaganda—actually began as something of an urban legend. A typical example is David J.
Comic-Con 2012 Inspires Look At 35 LGBT Adult Swim Characters And Two Interviews
Copyright c Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press www. BP --Seven years after ABC aired its controversial "coming out" episode of "Ellen," homosexuality appears to be breaking new ground again -- this time in cartoons. The producers of the PBS children's show "Postcards from Buster" have filmed an episode in which Buster -- a cartoon bunny who travels the U.
The year-old animator is now enjoying — and adding to — a very different cartoon landscape. In , the Disney animation Doc McStuffins aired an episode featuring an interracial lesbian couple. In , she got her break as a writer and storyboard artist on the animated series Adventure Time. In doing so, she became the first woman to independently create a series for Cartoon Network. It is an all-ages sci-fi romp with lots of heart.