What Has Happened to 30 Minute EpisodeTransformers Cartoon?

Discussion in 'Transformers Cyberverse and Cartoon Discussion' started by Alpha Primus 878, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. Alpha Primus 878

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    Hi. Can anyone tell me why Hasbro has suddenly after the Prime series, decided with all their latest various transformers series to reduce the time to 10 minute episodes? In my opinion I think they are so rushed and seem to barely get going in the storyline and then the episode is over. Am I the ONLY one that is frustrated about this?
     
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    Rescue Bots and RiD15 have 10 minutes episodes??? You sure about that?
     
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    No, you're not. The cartoon definitely suffers from this. They could've gotten a hit on their hands, as they touch interesting story lines, but everything is so rushed, it just feels like someone skipping through the best parts and leaving out everything else inbetween that's necessary. What's next? 3 minutes and we get only 1 minute card after the intro that has notes on how to imagine what the episode would play out like, if they actually animated it? Way to go.

    It's sad. Back than we at least had great TF comics, now we don't even have that anymore. If they could at least release the old cartoons remastered in 1080P, that would be nice. Especially for cartoons like Animated, that was even aired in HD in first place.

    I just remembered something... do you know what's exactly as bad as Cyberverse? Man of Steel. That's for the most part also just a clip show that feels like an info dump.

    RID15 was actually OK. Not what I was looking for, but I enjoyed it.
     
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    I think it's to be cost efficient and to cater to the short attention spans of the YouTube generation.
     
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    I definitely yearn for a return to 22 minute episodes again.
     
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    It is possible for a show to be 11 minutes and still have good story telling.
     
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    Its happened to the entire animation industry, 11 minutes is the standard.
     
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    Yeah, pretty much this.

    To elaborate, the 11 minute format is cheaper to produce episodes for, so it's basically a cost-cutting measure; same reason a lot of cartoons feature less detailed artwork and simplified animation, now.
     
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    Yeah, Time standard has decreased over time. The 90's Cartoon Cartoons from CN were 22 minutes, then the standard changed to 15 in the late 2000's with adventure time and regular show, to 11 minutes in the mid 2010s with shows like Teen Titans go.
     
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    I hope they don’t cut it down to 5 minutes.
     
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    it also isnt an entirely recent shift if you look beyond cartoons meant to be advertisements for merchandise. back before transformers and g.i. joe and similar shows, stuff like looney tunes and tom and jerry did 11 or so minute episodes and then bundled them together for a 22 minute block.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't this trend popularized by the original Clone War series? Or was the shorter time format already a thing then?
     
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    Looney tunes had a shorter format for decades before the clone wars shorts, as well as shows like animaniacs
     
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    let me clarify then: in current times, when full 30 minute episodes was a norm.
     
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    Cartoon Network in general proliferated the format in newer toons, but many shows, looney tunes is just the example I thought of earlier, have had 15 minute episodes that were bundled together to make a 30 minute show, many Disney shows also followed that format in the 90s and early 2000s
     
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    This is how cartoon network has been for some time. They can air two shows in a half hour. Ko lets be heroes and a adventure time can share a half hour. Teen titans go of course does this a lot.

    Justice league action got the same fate. With that said action cartoons in the 60s and 70s did kind of the same thing with superfrends and shazam and Spider-Man but they were put in half hours worth or they shared a half hour with another show like space ghost and dino boy or the Batman, zorro, tarzan, lone ranger hour!



     
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