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    I doubt we'll see any current animated dramas in America. For one, most Americans, when they see animation, they will assume it's meant for kids and/or is a comedy rather than a drama. Another reason is the cost of keeping an hour long animation on tv. The best we could do for any animated drama is to get them from other countries, like Japan.

    Btw: King of the Hill is the closest to an animated drama, but that's been canceled a few years ago.

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    That was supposed to be a comedy! But I see the point that it was one of the few primetime animated shows that had ongoing storylines.

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    King of the Hill was the worst thing ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Proto View Post
    Another reason is the cost of keeping an hour long animation on tv. The best we could do for any animated drama is to get them from other countries, like Japan.
    A lot of the live action have to cost big cash too. Watching last night's episode of the Walking Dead looked hella expensive. They used a highway and got dozens of cars just to sit in the middle of it. Not to mention all those zombies they had to cost a lot for costume and make up. With animation you don't have to worry about renting a location, props, extras, costumes, make up, and effects.

    Maybe considering all that stuff animation would balance out. Most of the money would go into the animation of course and the other half would go to voice actors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miriel View Post
    King of the Hill was the worst thing ever.
    I love King of the Hill. (For some reason it is funnier if you live in Texas, even though you don't really need to in order to get all the jokes.) But with all of the satirical sexism involved, sometimes there's an off thing or two that I feel was not intentional

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    Quote Originally Posted by Depression Moon View Post
    Maybe considering all that stuff animation would balance out. Most of the money would go into the animation of course and the other half would go to voice actors.
    Yeah. that's what I meant. Of course, if the animation was more like how it's done on South Park, it wouldn't be much of a big concern to have an hour long episode regularly. Matt and Trey seem to almost always be up to date on today's issues.

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