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I would not only watch a show like this now, but I would’ve killed for a show like this when I was a kid. Back then, it was pretty much She-Ra…and that was it. :) I loved Power Puff Girls (and bought plenty of merch for myself and friends), and think that girls today would LOVE a show like this. So would their moms! :)
thebirdandthebat:

I’m going to try a little Super Best Friends Forever experiment here. Warner Bros. have put out some fantastic shorts during their DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. They are evolving one of those into a series - Teen Titans Go! It’s almost a continuation of the old Teen Titans animated series but either way, sounds like fun. I know a lot of folks were hoping SBFF would also move on to a half hour series as well but from what I’ve been hearing, it’s not likely and my question is - why?
Warner Bros. don’t believe a “girls” show has the same selling power as a “boys” show and I’d like to prove them wrong. I’d point them to the huge successes that were Lauren Faust’s Power Puff Girls (EDIT for clarity, I know Craig McCracken created PPG, Faust also worked on the franchise. Sorry if I confused anyone!) and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic were, I’d tell them women make almost all the purchasing decisions for their household (specifically entertainment), that they are seriously underestimating how much parents spend on their daughters, and that children aren’t the only consumers of animated TV shows and their related products. I could do that but what I’d like to see right now is all of YOU do that. 
Reblog or like this post if you’d not only watch a Super Best Friends Forever television show but buy products based on it. (Money talks, remember?) Add your own commentary or not but let’s see what the numbers say.

I would not only watch a show like this now, but I would’ve killed for a show like this when I was a kid. Back then, it was pretty much She-Ra…and that was it. :) I loved Power Puff Girls (and bought plenty of merch for myself and friends), and think that girls today would LOVE a show like this. So would their moms! :)

thebirdandthebat:

I’m going to try a little Super Best Friends Forever experiment here. Warner Bros. have put out some fantastic shorts during their DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. They are evolving one of those into a series - Teen Titans Go! It’s almost a continuation of the old Teen Titans animated series but either way, sounds like fun. I know a lot of folks were hoping SBFF would also move on to a half hour series as well but from what I’ve been hearing, it’s not likely and my question is - why?

Warner Bros. don’t believe a “girls” show has the same selling power as a “boys” show and I’d like to prove them wrong. I’d point them to the huge successes that were Lauren Faust’s Power Puff Girls (EDIT for clarity, I know Craig McCracken created PPG, Faust also worked on the franchise. Sorry if I confused anyone!) and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic were, I’d tell them women make almost all the purchasing decisions for their household (specifically entertainment), that they are seriously underestimating how much parents spend on their daughters, and that children aren’t the only consumers of animated TV shows and their related products. I could do that but what I’d like to see right now is all of YOU do that. 

Reblog or like this post if you’d not only watch a Super Best Friends Forever television show but buy products based on it. (Money talks, remember?) Add your own commentary or not but let’s see what the numbers say.

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Monday Media: 6/11/12

Welcome back to Monday Media, where The Gender Blender spotlights all the awesome things happening to and for women in media. There’s a lot to make us happy and proud, kids! So, let’s get started…

  • Anne Fletcher to Helm Seth Meyers-Scripted “Alone For the Holidays” For Fox 2000 - Women directing things always make me gleeful. As many women as we think we need in front of the camera, we need more behind it, making those roles and that representation possible.
  • "Nurse Jackie" Co-Creators/Showrunners Linda Wallem & Liz Brixius to Depart - Wallem and Brixius have created one of Showtime’s most popular shows, one that happens to have a nuanced female character at its center. At first, their departure seems like bad news. But then you realize, they’ve created a show that will go on without them - one with not only the female character’s name, but her stereotypically feminine job right in the title - and will then move on to create other stuff for other networks. As Brixius is now doing. That’s right, ladies! Keep seeding the world with awesome, female stories then move on and do it elsewhere!
  • Megan Ellison In Talks to Fund “American Bullshit” With Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper - I love it when female producers bring us big projects. In this case, it’s Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. Well, it might be. The deal’s not done yet, but it probably will be, and Ellison is one of the hot producers in Hollywood right now. Holla! :) Also, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper? Yes, please!
  • Comedy Writer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel Signs Deal with CBS TV - First of all, yay to female writers getting overall deals at major networks. Second, yay to LATINA female writers getting overall deals at major networks. This warms me in the cockles of my being. :)
  • NBC Orders Matchmaking Reality Series Produced by Eva Longoria - Here’s one I have mixed feelings about. On the one hand, we have a successful Latina actress producing new projects for major networks. On the other hand, do we need another show where women are throwing themselves at wealthy bachelors on national television and making spectacles of themselves? Yay for producing, but boo for producing something that could potentially make women look bad.

What do you think? Comment at the link to this on my FB page! And come back next week for another edition of Media Monday! :)