"Nielsen data told us where children ages 12-17 are watching animated programming on basic cable. PTC analysts followed the Nielsen data in order to see exactly what type of material kids are consuming. The findings of this report should be vexing for every parent. The term 'adult' not only describes the nature of the cartoon content itself; it also describes the products being marketed to kids," said PTC President Tim Winter.Obviously parenting and not exposing your kids to whatever you deem unfit is important and the study can provide some valuable insight in that regard, it should be noted that well over half of the content explored by the study were shows airing on Adult Swim which accounted for the vast majority of the offensive content. 100% of all drug references and drug depictions, 95% of the sexual references, 85% of the explicit language and 65% of sexual depictions. So if you have kids and learn anything from the study it should be to not let them watch Adult Swim.
Douglas Lovelace, who has provided his storyboarding skills to every season of The Venture Bros. is up to his old tricks again. Head on over to his eBay items for sale page to check out the latest crop of storyboard auctions, among them the above scene from "Ice Station Impossible". Though clocking in at $99 it is the most expensive item there. If you're more of a frugal shopper you should check out this piece of Dr. Girlfriend looking kind of pissed. You can hang it on your wall and secretly pretend that she's your wife and always angry at you for playing too many video games. I mean, that's kind of weird, but you could totally do it. Don't pretend like you didn't think of it.
For those of you looking forward to the BifBangPow! 3 3/4" figures revealed at Comic-Con be wary that they are apparently not fully approved yet. Hopefully the outlook is good, but fellow Venture fansite Venture Bros. Blog has an interview with BBP honcho Jason Lenzi where he reveals the following:
Now, as excited as everybody is and I don’t mean to pee in anybody’s internet cornflakes, these are not green lit. We are not definitely going to make these. It all depends on audience interest and cost. With this scale, we are dealing with a different material and we would be doing everything from scratch. Each part of the figure has to have it’s own laser cut mold and it can get very costly. So it’s a question of whether there’s enough support from the fans to make the minimum needed.So if you want to get your hands on those figures, let them know how excited you are! Also the interview covers many more toy-line type things and you should check it out.