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They're passing on my series, here's what they said: "Spirit Warriors is too traditional, too central, not unique enough." They said Cartoon Network only wants shows that are "unexpected, edgy, left of center, with random humor."

Bruce Faulconer is shocked, he told me he was sure they would say yes, especially given our fan support online. I'm not sure what to do now, I'm just sorry I let everyone down. :(

-Jeff
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Syrupfck Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ever stop to think that they might be right? Being different sells. People don't want tropes or stereotypes, they want to have stuff that sends a better message than 'friendship triumphs over all'. Having a very, very narrow cast, in comparison to shows like say, Motorcity, is not helping your case.
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SpiritWarriors Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Maybe, but the number 1 thing a network wants is a successful series, regardless of it's style or classification. The music composer of Dragon Ball Z, the creator of Flapjack, and thousands of fans believe this series would succeed on TV, so I figured a network like CN would give us a chance. :)
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Syrupfck Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again, I doubt that viewers want to have the same generic kind of hodge-podge kungfu inspired story. Maybe have a protagonist who is actually Asian for a story like that, instead of some white kid with an odd name?

Plus, the demographic you should be aiming for includes teenagers and, to a lesser extent, young adults. There are plenty of fans of shows like Regular Show and Adventure Time, who are in their 20s. The reason these shows are popular is because the underlying messages in them are applicable to real life. We're not living in a world where friends are the most important thing. The individual is just as - if not more, important, and as individuals (and ESPECIALLY young adults and teenagers) we can be insecure in our loneliness. Whether it's about our appearance (showing that a short, nerdy guy like Tino can't get a girl is not helping!!) or about what the future holds, or about anything else really. That's when quotes like this: [link] really prove why shows like Adventure Time are popular.

And maybe it would help if you had some kind of artistic training/talent, as opposed to just writing and commissioning?

Look, I'm not trying to bring you down, mate. It's just that there are certain 'flaws' in your story you really need to tend to. If you can't take critique, or change your show because you're coddling it too much, I doubt that you can make it in terms of getting this on air.
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SpiritWarriors Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Okay, thanks for the critique. :)
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AyumiSpender Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Don't be surprised. Really.
I haven't watched Cartoon Network in years because all of the new stuff they show on there seems like total crap to me and I can't think of a decent show on there anymore.
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SpiritWarriors Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I know, but it's still frustrating. I put so much into that meeting. :(
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AyumiSpender Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
While it's not really the best to say or that it would help, I think the only real thing to say here is I think you were born way too late.
Most great minds with their ideas or technology or art... or anything for that matter isn't wanted these days.
People want dumbed-down, simplified, and "edgy" material that flash in your eyes to go "oooh this is so cool!" than anything that actually was given thought.
You can see that in everything these days. It's really sad, and makes me wonder what the future holds.
So far, I'm not liking it.
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SpiritWarriors Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Maybe, but I'm not giving up yet. I actually just started a large blitz of contacting several companies that are looking for new material. Some of them are comic publishers, so I may have to start with that before getting Spirit Warriors on TV. :)
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AyumiSpender Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
That's not bad actually as many ideas started as comics/graphic novels/manga before hitting it big.
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SpiritWarriors Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Yeah that's what I figured, and so many more comics get published than TV shows are produced, so I've got a much better shot at that. :)
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