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What do you mean when you said that Disney had to use a cheaper animation technique after Sleeping Beauty?
okay so for all of their animated movies from Snow White right up until Sleeping Beauty, the way they actually animated stuff was by drawing it all out on paper beforehand, then placing a thin sheet of transparent plastic (a cel) over it and tracing the outline with coloured ink. When it was dry, they would flip the cel over and paint in the rest of the colours with paint on the back to make one frame of animation.
obviously it was really time-consuming and expensive to basically draw out the entire movie twice (once with the animators on paper and again with the inkers on cells) so when photocopiers/xerox machines started becoming a thing in the 50’s they were able to skip the inking stage altogether and photocopy the pencil-on-paper sheets of animation directly to the cels before painting them.
It was cheaper but it had a lot of drawbacks as well - they could only photocopy in black and white for a long time and because there was little to no touchup on the pencil animation, in a lot of their earlier xerox movies you can see stuff like reference lines appear randomly on characters for a few frames before disappearing again - compare the fluid and colourful style of Sleeping Beauty to the black, scratchy one of 101 Dalmatians
anyway, they used the xerox process right up until Rescuers Down Under which was the first animated movie to be inked and coloured entirely digitally - they scanned the animation from paper directly into a software bundle called CAPS (computer aided production system) that they developed with Pixar, which allowed them to ink and paint each cel of animation, as well as ‘film’ the entire movie digitally
Compare The Little Mermaid to Beauty and the Beast to see how much better pretty much everything looks
CAPS was used right up until Home on the Range until Disney decided it was going to go purely CG (the very last thing they made with it was actually their The Little Matchgirl short in 2006), and by the time Princess and the Frog and Winnie the Pooh went into production CAPS was considered outdated so those 2 were done with a similar but more recent system called Toon Boom Harmony (each frame of animation was still all hand-drawn onto paper before being uploaded digitally however)
I actually like the xerox look. It has a sort of rawness and vibrant appeal - it looks more like a moving drawing. The animation itself is still beautiful no matter what the finishing technique used.
political cartoons drive me insane, like ... they're always SO LAZY??? the subtlest way to make a comparison is to draw one thing and just write "american companies" or "media" on top of it....? just write a bad joke then, why even bother to illustrate it. good blog, though.
You're seriously gonna tell me to eat shit for my opinion? Perfect logic lol. I respect your opinion in this because I know some people can only do minimum wage jobs but when I voiced my opinion I was talkin about the ones who can better themselves but won't. If you can't go to school I understand Wantin more wages but if you can go to school then go and don't be a fuckin bum. Just wanted to explain my reasonin behind my opinion. Good day to you
jesus guy you’re like a one-man human centipedeplainjanefaye said: the whole point of minimum wage was originally that you can live off of it. you cannot live off our current minimum wage. we did not adjust for inflation correctly.
correct, and allow me to elucidate why anyone who trash talks min wage workers is invited to eat shit.
1) min wage has been below the poverty level since the fucking reagan era (and arguably the poverty level itself is depressingly out-of-date low), which often means taking multiple min wage jobs ergo little time for school let alone raising kids
2) only a quarter of min wage workers are the stereotypical teenager, and fully half are above age 24.
I work minimum wage and I'd just like people to know that minimum wage is a shit job that only the lowest common denominator or teenagers work. If you're still stuck in it, maybe you should look into getting appliable skills. if you can't, GET READY TO PUSH BOXES AROUND AND FLIP BURGERS THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
pulled-himself-up-by-his-own-bootstraps georg was an outlier and should not have been counted; everyone else needs a living wage regardless of skill level
Cracked posted an article by Zoe Quinn.
Batten down the fucking hatches.
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