Green Lantern Producer's Comic Explains Why Animation Focus Groups Suck

How useful are animation focus groups when deciding whether to re-tool a cartoon series? According to this behind-the-scenes comic by Green Lantern: The Animated Series showrunner Giancarlo Volpe, the answer is: not very.

Volpe shares this look at the development of the Green Lantern cartoon, with a bit of wisdom from his fellow Green Lantern: TAS producer and Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm. Volpe was kind enough to let us repost the comic here, but be sure to follow him on his Tumblr as well. He's also elaborating a bit on his experiences with focus groups over on Twitter.

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[Giancarlo Volpe via Cartoon Brew]

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Interesting... How they break the boys down into demographic subgroups, yet the girls are kept as a single entity.