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    Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    According to this Yahoo news article Disney is bringing back "2d" animation (which is what they call the hand drawn animation) .

    I am happy for this news as I see the hand drawn animation as an art. I enjoy the Pixar 3D animation too but to me it's just a whiz kid computer programmer and not an artist drawing artistically.

    Here's the Yahoo news link:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/disney_animation_dc

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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Mirror View Post
    I enjoy the Pixar 3D animation too but to me it's just a whiz kid computer programmer and not an artist drawing artistically.

    I disagree...

    However, the "What is art?" debate doesn't belong in this forum/thread.
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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    Jeesh, I simply posted a Disney related article. I threw in my opinion which I suppose I didn't need to but the post was to inform of a Disney related news article and not debate what is or isn't art. I will refrain from such activities in the future!

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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    Sorry... art is just a very personal subject to me. And, being somebody that knows what exactly goes on with CGI, I have no reason to say it's just a computer programmer. After all, all of those characters started out with a pencil... it's one part traditional art, one part modern technology.

    What you said is pretty much like saying that Dada was just finding a random urinal and putting it on a pedestal in a museum. Dada comprised so much more than just that.

    I wasn't jumping on you. Don't take it that way.

    Just take it as raising art awareness.
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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    I agree with Frumie. The 3D artists, in my opinion are just as talented as 2D artists. A lot of people I have ran into act like being a 3D animator is a simple job and more easier than being a 2D animator. In reality, both jobs are pretty complicated and you need to be highly skilled regardless. Plus, in order to get into the animation field these days, all aspiring artists most likely have to take courses in computer animation, anatomy, 2D animation, etc.

    But as far as the article is concerned, I hope their 2D films are better, and not as bright, than the sequels Disney keeps releasing.

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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    ^ Ditto!
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    Still wishing for that AP....

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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    How many times is this story going to become news? Clements and Musker were given the option, and decided to make The Frog Princess by hand some time ago. Yet somebody says something and a new story is written.

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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    Except you do remember even the late '2d' feature films were all computer animated?

    They drew the characters, but inked and painted them digitally by scanning them, and then did all the compositing and assembly digitally.

    People need to give up the nostaglia and 'change is bad' attitudes and just appreciate the different visual styles for what they are. It's like the old analog vs digital argument..

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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    Except you do remember even the late '2d' feature films were all computer animated?

    They drew the characters, but inked and painted them digitally by scanning them, and then did all the compositing and assembly digitally.

    People need to give up the nostaglia and 'change is bad' attitudes and just appreciate the different visual styles for what they are. It's like the old analog vs digital argument..
    That's what I like! And the added computer animation isn't as noticable. It's a visual style that I love and so excited to hear that they really really will go back to 2d.

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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    Why the highlight on 'drew'? Computer animations draw as well... just with a stylus and not a pencil.

    Also, the key animators did not animate every frame.. they sub'd that work off to junior people.. just as computer animators today sub less significant tasks to the computer.

    Just because a computer is filling in motion, that doesn't mean it wasn't artistically done. Many of you forget, the computer doesn't know anything! The computer must be instructed by designing the models that will create the movement. The difference is once that work is done, others can re-use it. But in the work that is cutting edge, they are always taking on new challenges that must be attacked from other angles to address.

    No matter what, the computer isn't deciding anything, it's just following instructions. Designs and Concepts still creatively created and implemented by artists.

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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    Drawing to me is done with a pencil. Computer animators create things. They don't draw them. And I'm not saying that computer animation isn't an art, it is, and I do admire the animators for how far they've come but it's just not the same to me. And I don't dislike computer animation, I just don't want it to be the only animation that's used.

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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    This is what we know as Disney when we were kids. I'm excited for this.

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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    Quote Originally Posted by barfownz View Post
    This is what we know as Disney when we were kids. I'm excited for this.
    Every movie done since you were a kid has been computer animated

    Everyone one since 1990 (Rescuers Down Under) has been done digitally.

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    Re: Walt Disney rescues hand-drawn animation

    ^Well, aspects of those films were digital.

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