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In reply to: https://eli.li/entry.php?id=20170325193801

Here’s a great interview with Rebecca Sugar about Steven Universe.

From the piece:

Animation is such an incredible tool when it comes to making characters that the audience can empathize with. To watch an animated character and to believe that they’re real requires the viewer to project so much of themselves into the drawings they’re watching. With a cartoon, you can make something feel classic and iconic and absurdly simple. …This is the time and this is the tool to expand people’s visual language when it comes to what a couple looks like, and to create gender nonconforming characters that are so compelling that you can’t deny their humanity. Because by believing in them, they are already a reflection of your humanity.