Thank you :)!
In all seriousness,I do want to talk about live action for a second, just because it’s an interesting topic. l think live action would make us more sell-able. We certainly see some fantastic shows in the TV fantasy genre that sells well to all ages. I think our character designs could be manageable with costume and make-up, too. I don’t think we’d get much opposition over our intended audience, genre, and tone if we went this route. We might even fit nicely next to ABC’s Once Upon A Time.
So it’s strange to me that once we make our fantasy series a- gasp- cartoon, it’s suddenly a niche. I feel like mainstream animation in North America is pigeonholed two ways: it either has to be for kids, or has to prove it’s for an older audience by being overly crass (There are a few exceptions, of course!).
Just as a sequential artist chooses to make a graphic novel instead of a written novel, so to do we feel more compelled to animate our story than to shoot it (and have a ton of post work, haha). It’s an art form, after all, and we really want to animate and draw!
But we totally know which actors will be cast to play the characters when the live action movie comes out ;).
Thanks for the questions, guys!