Now every first and third Thursday each month, ANIMATED INSIGHTS BY SHANNON MUIR takes you inside Shannon’s latest reflections on her passion for animation as a medium, and other animated insights about life. To catch up on all posts, check out the Animated Insights portion of the website! This week, Shannon reviews Season 2 of DRAGON PRINCE. For an animated series not based on any pre-existing property (which seem more common than not these days), DRAGON PRINCE had me hooked from the first episode with its incredibly crafted mythos and great characters. And when the first none finished, I wanted to keep binging, but there were no more to be had on Netflix. While this second season did some predictable things, the outcomes of these events weren’t necessarily predictable. I looked forward to seeing what would happen to every character regardless of where the individual loyalties lay. Also, as someone very supportive of inclusion, I personally appreciate that the creators took on the struggle to have a strong supporting character be deaf and actually use sign language in the series (I am avoiding mention of who so as not to spoil). When I heard them at the 2019 Wondercon panel, it’s clear they care about how they represent people and even were willing to make adjustments to the deaf character when informed about things that could be improved in her portrayal. At Wondercon 2019, we were also reassured that Season 3 is coming… but they can’t say when yet. Personally, I can’t wait.