A virtual cartoon universe is coming together and mainstream media are learning a few new tricks.
Have you noticed recently many insurance and banking commercials are featuring animated characters? The “cartoon yourself” movement is reaching new levels as corporations are joining in the act.
Cartoons don’t have to sign contracts, show up for work on time, or require insurance. Sure there are design costs, but the cost saving advantages of using animated characters is a much larger sum.
100,000,000 people have cartooned themselves through games such as Tibia, consoles such as Xbox, and online cartoonizers such as Zwinky. Even people who laugh at the “cartoon yourself” movement most likely have interacted in some sort of game where they were an animated character (ever play Mario Brothers?).