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    Quote Originally Posted by MITM_Fan View Post
    Yeah Richie, that's a good idea asking him, it's not my type of animation I like but sure he'll make me/us happy.
    So, what would be yours? It's just that I felt caricature characters in this MAD-like style would go well with a series like MITM, not dark fantasy, manga or hyperrealism for instance. I guess the great real MAD adaptations by Tom Richmond (see our Gallery) are a bit beyond our means?

    Anyway, just out of interest.

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    Yes, I would love to see some designs!

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    Richie, I said basically I prefer the Japanese animation rather than America's, France or whatever country, can't compare animation to anime because anime wins easily.

    You know him, he'll do a nice job then it sure will do it.

    Btw, I did not refer the country animation that I liked, but you understand what I mean.

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    Yes, i would like to see that too! Also, if he could re-design the logo, too, that would be awsome! I mean have you taken a close look.....not exactly the best, but ok for right now, but I expect it can be improved in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MITM_Fan View Post
    Richie, I said basically I prefer the Japanese animation rather than America's, France or whatever country, can't compare animation to anime because anime wins easily.

    You know him, he'll do a nice job then it sure will do it.

    Btw, I did not refer the country animation that I liked, but you understand what I mean.
    Actually, it is as if he's reading our minds - he can do a number of styles! This is his Taylor Hanson in Loony Tunes, Manga and Fantasy comic book styles!



    Well, I guess I'll take it up in a while!

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    usually entertainment companies do not take action on fan site's use of their images unless there is something specifically unique with the site that they don't like. However, from what I can find by googling to see if there is web pages companies post fan sites rules & regulations, I came across one from what I guess is a video game company (or could be comics, i don't know), and they seem to completely ban any fan sites that use Google Ads, as they say all fan sites of their materials must be non-profit, non-revenue generating. Does that have anything to do with why we can't use the images/logos? Here is the site i got that from, I'll see if FOX has anything similar http://www.white-wolf.com/fansites/fs_guidelines.php
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    Here is a good article about this very problems that were happening with The Simpsons fan sites a decade ago: http://animatedtv.about.com/od/foxnetwork/i/foxfans.htm

    The article shows that some fan sites were able to survive, even with full episode guides and many pictures throughout the site, for example http://www.snpp.com/

    Maybe we can learn lessons from what happened in the past. I highly suggest we do everything we can to keep the site legal and acceptable to FOX, or at least put it out of their radar
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    Thanks , Alex.

    http://animatedtv.about.com/od/faqs/f/faqwebsite.htm

    So what it boils down to is that the 'legal' Simpsons Archive (snpp) is fundamentally a text-only site, where scenes are described, and no images shown, except perhaps a few images offered by Fox for free distribution. I had suspected as much. This is for the die-hard buffs willing to read reams of notes and interpret them, not for those with a visual mind.

    I can see why, but it is really odd because TV is all about visuals, and the so-called official sites (Fox, BBC, syndication) offer hardly any publicity stills or other appealing multimedia. None of them have a real interest in promoting MITM, because it's bygone business for the creators, and the syndicates do everything the cheapest way possible.

    Also, yes, what apparently is very problematic is that we do make money off this site with Google Ads. If we'd just redistributed everything as a comic book collector would be showing off his hobby just for the heck of it (disinterestedly), there would be less of a hassle I reckon.

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    Well, as someone who also webmasters, I know, it is near impossible to run a site without making some kind of money in order to pay for hosting. That is the unfortunate thing

    However, I do not think FOX mentioned anything about the site's revenue in their letter
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    Quote Originally Posted by deweyinthemiddle View Post
    Thanks, Rich. It's sad though, and BBC stopped showing the it after series/season 3! Fox took down all the links including http://songs.lifeisunfair.net/ which had all the songs They Might Be Giants contributed to the show.
    At least it's there in archived form. I still use it sometimes, though all info is outdated and never got beyond Season 3:

    http://web.archive.org/web/200502110...eisunfair.net/

    Again, we have to remember that the Web Archive aka Wayback Machine doesn't normally store multimedia, except for isolated cases with smallish pictures (that's how I could fill in a lot of the Gallery scans and descriptions); archiving multimedia takes up too much space and requires too much data mining.

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