Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ariel chewed out by Triton

videoThis scene gave me fits because I had to animate Triton AND Ariel, so basically it took a lot more time to do, plus the fact that my Aussie director made me fix this scene about three times to get it right (in his eyes at least, hehe). Well, at least I managed to turn a good scene in the end, and at the end of the day, that's the bottom line. But I also can't help but wonder if the actual audience (the kids) would care whether or not Triton's hair flowed smoothly, or Ariel's fins flap consistently.....hmmm, I know when I was a kid, I never cared about technical things like 'overlap', 'follow-thru', 'slow-in' and 'slow-out'. All I cared about was the 'coolness' of the characters like The Superfriends, Voltes V, Mazinger Z and the lot. Ironically, I didn't like Disney cartoons when I was a kid. I found them too 'mushy' and boring! Give me Bugs Bunny, Coyote and Roadrunner, Daffy Duck, essentially all the Warner cartoons and my day is done! I also found a new love for Tex Avery cartoons! i have a collection of sorts of his works, and they're amazing! I hope I could work on a similar type of show doing Tex Avery stuff, that'll be fun. It's what the animation medium is made for in my opinion. Anyway, till next time....

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