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Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Nintendo

ASL Friendly Legend of Zelda Cartoon

As a fan of both Nintendo and The Legend of Zelda series, I got to thinking, I think the world is ready for another cartoon/anime based on the beloved game series. But unlike the first series from the 80s, keep Link silent like he is in the games and instead have him speak using American Sign Language (ASL). Not many shows have characters that speak using ASL are present and even less so in cartoons. I only know of one instance and it was a mermaid in The Little Mermaid the Animated Series. That character only appeared in a few episodes. So I felt it is time for a show on a beloved series to make a comeback with a character who has this special way to talk. The Toon Link version of him would be a great medium for a children’s show where he teaches viewers ASL with Zelda, Ganon (who would be less threatening in this version, kinda like Eggman in Sonic Boom or Pete in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) and other characters that show up in the Wind Waker universe. This would be a great and cute way to introduce children to a new language that they will be able to use in the future. The other iteration I was imagining, is an anime, geared towards the older fans. This would be a more serious show that could be based on Twilight Princess or Breath of the Wild. Those games have the potential to bring different perspectives on situations present in those games and I love that idea because it is great storytelling. These ideas are not to imply that Link is deaf, as ASL can be used for those who do not have the ability to talk, but to bring about diversity in both the gaming community and the television community. This would be challenging, but Nintendo has always been a company that overcomes challenges. Plus I would adore something like this because I have always wanted to learn ASL, but never could find an engaging way to learn.

Demetria Wood
106 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney, Gary Marsh

Disney Channel: Air More SVTFOE!

Season 4 of Disney's animated series, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, is coming soon to Disney Channel. It is the last season and we are all excited.  However, as reruns of SVTFOE started airing on Disney Channel on January 6, 2019 with The Battle for Mewni special at 7 AM, and twice a week with Season 3 reruns only Sundays from 8-9 AM Eastern. it only airs once a week. Season 4 is premiering March 10, 2019 with 2 back to back episodes. But the real issue is that Disney Chanel would only broadcast a rerun once and never air it again. We’ve seen this with other shows like Tangled and Big Hero 6: The Series. Well acclaimed but ignored. Overall, this won't do any good in terms of ratings/viewership and the show's near future. For people who don't have Disney XD and a premium cable package, this is bad news. Same goes for all of Disney Channel's cartoon content airing at an early time slot. With your generous support, you can help politely convince the people at Disney/Disney Channel USA/Disney ABC Television to give Star vs. the Forces of Evil more broadcast time and air at a later time slot. For example, somewhere between 7 PM to 9 PM. Tangled: The Series premiering at night received great ratings.  Also, you can convince Disney Channel to promote and advertise the show more before/as Season 4 airs. That can contribute to an increase in ratings and interest. If we don't act now, Disney Channel would never rerun another episode and after Season 4 and the show ends it's 4 year run likely on May 19, 2019 at the earliest, it will be completely forgotten just like Wander Over Yonder or Gravity Falls (well, it airs less frequently).   Here's what you can do. - Sign the petition - Start a Twitter Hashtag - Send a letter through the mail to Gary Marsh and Disney Channel.   GARY MARSH – President and Chief Creative Officer for Disney Channels Worldwide 3800 W. Alameda Ave. Burbank, CA 91505                                                    ROBERT A. IGER - The President and CEO of the Walt Disney Company 500 S. Buena Vista St. Burbank, CA 91521 ERIC COLEMAN - The Senior VP, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Television Animation 811 Sonora Ave. Glendale, CA 91201   MAILING ADDRESS FOR DISNEY CHANNEL Disney Channel  3800 W. Alameda Ave. Burbank, CA 91505   You can also email Gary Marsh and Cecilia Johnson and the executives on the Disney ABC Press site for SVTFOE.    Important Reminders: Be polite and no threatening. Be civil and respectful.   - Contact the people at Disney ABC Press. Call audience feedback at 818-460-7477 Alex Liakos Steven   Our goal is to get as many signatures as we can to convince Disney Channel to air more reruns of not just the recent episodes but old ones from the previous seasons too. If you feel the same way about your other favorite cartoons airing on Disney Channel like DuckTales, or Big City Greens, let's get rid of the "Cram Session" on Saturday/Sunday mornings for good and have a "Animated Friday/Sunday Night" with better time slots. So Disney Channel, please air more reruns of SVTFOE!  

Mewmans Unite
1,140 supporters