Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman, Big Mouth. Young adults are increasingly turning their attention toward animated shows like these, and developers are taking notice. A number of production studios, including HBO Max and Fox, are focused on producing more adult-animated series as the genre continues increasing in popularity.
The adult animation genre hasn’t had a clear, defined category in the past, but developers have sharpened it’s focus over the last few years. It’s not just comedy that’s gaining popularity. According to experts following the genre, the number of upcoming non-comedy series is unprecedented. The pandemic has only accelerated the growing trend. Animation is cheaper than live-action productions and high-end talent has gravitated toward it. Today on AirTalk, we discuss the various factors at play when it comes to adult animation. Plus, we want to hear from you. Have you become an adult animation lover? What are your favorite shows and what do you love about them? What do you want to see from the genre in the future? Tell us your thoughts by calling 866-893-5722 or commenting below.
John Evershed, CEO of High Concentrate, which assists studios and individuals with the development of adult animated productions, he’s the author of a white paper titled “Adult Animation Finally Breaking Free of its Comedy Shackles”