Animation Appreciation

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Angler of Lake Asparagus, Feb 27, 2017.

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  1. Glowsquid

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    I think that's at least partially due to Accolade execs bragging Bubsy focus-tested well in an issue of EGM (I think).
     
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  2. Metal

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    Good art house animation.



     
  3. TB100
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    So I just found this and I had to show it off.
    While it is a bit on the rough side, it's very frantic and fun, with plenty of expression and personality throughout.
     
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  4. Metal

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    This is more of a cartoon appreciation, but I remember seeing that some animation sets and characters for Daria used templates of certain characters in Beavis and Butthead which makes sense considering both were made by Mike Judge. In all honesty this series was incredibly fun and I love how funny it was now that I've gone to rewatch some of their episodes again.



     
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  5. ShyGuyXXL
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    Has Cuphead been mentioned yet? If not well... do I even need to explain why? It's fucking Cuphead!
     
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  6. Magma
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    I was recently reminded by another thread that I had a burgeoning interest in the history of Russian animation. The Russians were quite prolific with animation and yet don't seem to get as much credit as they deserve. I have yet to have a clear grasp on the history but there is a lot of cool stuff I've encountered from just a cursory glance.

    Russian Adaptation of Winnie the Pooh
    Nu,Pugodi! a sort of equivalent to Looney Tunes from the 70s
    Polygon, a 1977 short animated film with a very unique and impressive animation style.
    Contact or Kontakt (Russian: Контакт) is an award-winning 1978 Soviet animated short film
    The Old Man and the Sea, a stunning 1999 animated movie using the rarely seen pain-on-glass animation technique.
     
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  7. Shoonsh
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    Sadly, all those previously mentioned pieces have nothing in common with the current state of our animation.
    Soviet cartoons were child-friendly, while still being works of art that adults can also enjoy. Now, cartoons in Russia are thought to be just "something for kids" with no story, plot, moral or whatever. Just random characters doing things. Quality also went down with major studios going bankrupt. There were some tries to revive certain series with new episodes, but they're honestly bad. Some studios like Melnitsa with their Ivan-Tsarevich and Bogatyrs cartoons still try to produce something, but every new part is just an attept to make money with less and less effort.
    Localizations here are also terrible.
    Sad.
     
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  8. Magma
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    Appreciate hearing it from the source. Very disheartening to hear the current state of Russian animation is a far cry from its glory days. Sadly throughout history animation hasn't been a medium that's been completely appreciated it seems. Not just in Russia but in many other places as well animation tends to go through rough phases where animation is just viewed as something to feed to kids or otherwise a way to make money by churning out junk. A problem that seems to affect animation more than most other mediums sadly.
     
  9. Angler of Lake Asparagus
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    Wow.... Way back in 1994 I got a VHS tape of Nu, Pogodi! for my 6th birthday. It brought many years of laughter and fun for my family. We were forever quoting "Just you wait, Rabbit!"
    The tape was simply called "The Big Bad Wolf" - a vague and shoddy attempt at localisation. It wasn't until I reached my 20's that I discovered the bunny he was forever chasing was actually a dude. Those luscious eyelashes and skimpy clothing had my entire family fooled. Hahah! Really treasured memories of that cartoon...
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  10. elisheee
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    This one is my all time favorite.
     
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  11. ShyGuyXXL
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  12. Metal

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    Ayy any of you remember MTV well back when they showed cartoons with the line up of Daria, well there was an interesting animator who took inspiration from comics to create a series that he is best known for called Aeon Flux. The guy's name is Peter Chung and he worked as an animator for said show, it really looks nice even now especially considering the show is from the early and mid 90s.

     
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