There have been some accusations of the FWG being “too political” which we would like to address.
The FWG is not, and never has been, a political organization. As much as practical, we prohibit discussions of politics in FWG-branded spaces; as a group, we take no political stances, advocate no ideologies.
But the FWG is also an inclusive organization. Our members come from all over the world, from all walks of life, across many spectrums. The furry fandom is diverse, and so is our community of writers. We’re proud of this diversity. We consider it one of furry’s greatest assets, and one of the FWG’s. As our Code of Conduct states,
The FWG welcomes and supports all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to, participants of any age, experience level, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, ability/disability, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, or level and type of participation in the furry fandom.
This means there are times we do have to take stands. The Code of Conduct expressly prohibits harassment, including the advocation of hateful ideologies. We oppose—and will take action against—any such behavior. We will not accommodate hate speech, for doing so is no defense of free speech. Instead it silences the speech of others. We cannot and will not turn a blind eye to bigotry, however artfully coded. If you are someone who would denigrate or demean another person based on ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexuality, gender, disability, or lack of means, the FWG is no place for you.
If this opposition to bigotry makes you feel unwelcome, then we trust you know where to find the door.
Today we have a trailer for a mew netflix animated series by the Bojack Horsemen people starting in May and this is one for the bird people. "They're just two ride-or-fly BFFs winging it together."
Also at WonderCon we met an artist who works under the name Sprinklebat. Here’s another creator who (as you see on their web site) offers their works on a variety of pins, stickers, prints, and other products you can wear or display. In this case, those works tend to feature cute chibi characters with Really Big Eyes. Go ahead, look. You will be drawn in. Trust us.
It's Cadbury Creme Egg season and they held a contest to find the next bunny and Henri the English Bulldog won that contest. Now here is that commercial with more bulldog added. http://mentalfloss.com/article/577570/henri-adorable-bulldog-north-carolina-named-cadburys-newest-easter-bunny   http://mentalfloss.com/article/577570/henri-adorable-bulldog-north-carolina-named-cadburys-newest-easter-bunny
And another artist from WonderCon. Crowlines is a crafter from San Diego who specializes in terribly (that means wonderfully) chibi funny animals on pins, keychains, and other useful goodies. So head on over to their Etsy store and check out their latest wares. You’ll see what we mean.
Here is a cute mixed medium short by Belgian animator Florence Piraux (Blind Leon ) and illustrator Marc Cheval . Remember, keep your small dogs away from bees  http://www.blindleon.com/  http://flaviensansr.ultra-book.com/accueil
Everyone has been talking about Disney+, the Mouse House’s new attempt to enter the streaming content market in a big way — looking to take on Netflix, Hulu, and all the rest. Well now Animation World Network has let us know about about a new animated series for Disney+ with a very familiar furry angle. “Billy Crystal and John Goodman will reprise their beloved roles as Mike and Sulley in Monsters At Work, a new animated series for families set to premiere on Disney+ in 2020. Produced by Disney Television Animation and inspired by the world of Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning Monsters, Inc., the series picks up six months after the original movie’s story, with the Monsters, Inc. power plant now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. Monsters At Work follows Tylor Tuskmon (voiced by Ben Feldman), an eager and talented young mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) who dreams of working his way up to the factory Laugh Floor to become a Jokester alongside his idols Mike and Sulley.” As the article points out, the voice cast includes a lot more familiar and talented names too.
Yes, I too strap my "Human" mask on when I go to work. "Even the cutest and fuzziest of folks feel like they don't fit it. And how many of us feel like we need to strap on that awkward human face just to go be around others?! Don't forget, there is always another fuzzy creature out there ambling around with their human face on too."
More from this year’s WonderCon. Devin Elle Kurtz is a visual development artist, illustrator, and background painter from California. She has made a name for herself as a freelance illustrator who regularly takes her pictures of children and animals into the realm of Fine Art. That includes her fan art of, among other things, Pokemon — like none you have ever seen before. Visit her web site and see what we mean. Look for her at conventions along the West Coast too.
Sorry, sorry… Humblewood is a new campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons 5E role-playing system, created by Hit Point Press. It made headlines because they recently completed a very successful Kickstarter campaign — to the tune of more than a million dollars. And why do we care about it here? Probably because it includes several new anthropomorphic bird bird and mammal species that can be used as player characters. The Kickstarter page is still up, so check out the preview and see what we mean!
Animation World Network let us know about a new European animated firm called Ploey. Unlike the usual animated film we whine about, this one seems to have already found US distribution! “When a young flightless plover chick named Ploey gets separated from his family, he must undertake a dangerous journey to a legendary valley in order to save his loved ones from falling prey to an evil falcon… A co-production between the animation division of Iceland’s GunHil‘s and Belgium-based studio Cyborn, Ploey is written by Friðrik Erlingsson and directed by Árni Ásgeirsson. The CG animated feature is set to take wing in the U.S. in April both on DirecTV and in theaters.” The article includes more artwork and clips. Seems like it’ll be flying in soon!
Ash Coyote with Eric Risher have a full on 7 part documentary mini series on the Fandom that is both well shot and edited that thoughtfully covers a bunch of aspects of the fandom. This is well worth a watch and here I have the first 4 episodes listed here. It's great to see greater levels of video production coming directly out of the fandom that is really makes this old furry video nerd happy. They have a kickstarter to fund a full on feature film here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/furryfilm/the-fandom-0  https://www.thefandomfilm.com/  https://youtu.be/c6ycAbsyBag https://youtu.be/yUAQPOveDXk https://youtu.be/a-VaDw9xUCg  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/furryfilm/the-fandom-0  https://www.thefandomfilm.com/
He's so cute with that tiny little all powerful gauntlet.
It does look like they are hedging on how the talking works in this film. At least they are de-emphasizing the movements to avoid some uncanny valley. As a Lion King fanatic (TLKIAWOL ) i'm seriously mixed on this project. It feels like some sort of shot-for-shot cover of a movie. The music still gives me chills and I'm gonna go see it.  https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/TLKIAWOL
Ok, I'm more and more excited for this film. I never realized I needed realistic pokemon but now I do. OMG! THIS EEVIE!
From the Pawsup Project  putting out a video in hopes of cheering up people. This was shot at the JMOF 2019: The Dogfather  and stuff like this makes me want to dust off the passport and head to Japan next year.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF3wJ4gxejB64RZHmPxe-Ug  http://j-mof.org/en/
Another artist we ran into at WonderCon: Denae Frazier. She does fine art and pin-ups on many subjects both fannish and “mundane”, but what really caught our eye right off the bat was her affinity for both Disney’s Stitch (of Lilo & Stitch) and Dreamworks’ Toothless (of How to Train Your Dragon)… individually, and together! (Has she met Chris Sanders? Probably!) In fact she’s complete so many pictures of those two together that she created a calendar for 2020 featuring those prints. Check out her web site to see those and more.
What an impressive Dobermen! Well... I think I'll go cool off now. (It's Impressive all the video production techniques modern fursuiters get up to.)