History ArtEvolution / WesternAnimation

9th Sep '17 2:44:39 AM Manny20444
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had very full and weighty character designs and animation. When it was UnCanceled, the designers wanted to modify a lot of the designs for several reasons: the weightier designs were more difficult to animate, improve design "mistakes" in their opinion, simpler designs made the emotional actions clearer. Many fans didn't like the relatively "blander" designs, but mostly the new Joker. (Even the creators acknowledge it didn't turn out the way they wanted -- it looked good on paper but not animated, and lacked the deep redness of the lips that gives him such a manic grin). This said, some, like Scarecrow's new nightmarish appearance, Poison Ivy's green skin, and Penguin's less Burton-esque revamp came out okay. A good discussion of the changes can be found [[http://anbat.toonzone.net/tnba/jd.html here]].

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''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had very full and weighty character designs and animation. When it was UnCanceled, the designers wanted to modify a lot of the designs for several reasons: the weightier designs were more difficult to animate, improve design "mistakes" in their opinion, simpler designs made the emotional actions clearer. Many fans didn't like the relatively "blander" designs, but mostly the new Joker. (Even the creators acknowledge it didn't turn out the way they wanted -- it looked good on paper but not animated, and lacked the deep redness of the lips that gives him such a manic grin). This said, some, like Scarecrow's new nightmarish appearance, Poison Ivy's green skin, and Penguin's less Burton-esque revamp came out okay. A good discussion of the changes can be found [[http://anbat.toonzone.net/tnba/jd.html here]].



** With ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' and more so in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the Timmverse got its final revamp. While the BTAS era had every character given a weighty look and the STAS era gave everyone a sleek look, the 3rd revamp added more lines. The best example of the changes would be the Joker, though, as he was present in all three eras and was wearing the same clothes, for the most part. In the BTAS era he had a rounded face and detailed features. In the STAS/TNBA era, he was drawn very basically with few lines. Even his eyes were simplified and his mouth became simple curves. In the JL era he got more lines and a face more similar to the BTAS version, but with the sharper lines and details (and [[RedEyesTakeWarning red irises in his eyes]].)

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** With ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' and more so in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the Timmverse got its final revamp. While the BTAS era had every character given a weighty look and the STAS era gave everyone a sleek look, the 3rd revamp added more lines. The best example of the changes would be the Joker, though, as he was present in all three eras and was wearing the same clothes, for the most part. In the BTAS era he had a rounded face and detailed features. In the STAS/TNBA era, he was drawn very basically with few lines. Even his eyes were simplified and his mouth became simple curves. In the JL era era, he got more lines and a face more similar to the BTAS version, but with the sharper lines and details (and [[RedEyesTakeWarning red irises in his eyes]].)
9th Sep '17 2:43:12 AM Manny20444
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had very full and weighty character designs and animation. When it was UnCanceled the designers wanted to modify a lot of the designs for several reasons: the weightier designs were more difficult to animate, improve design "mistakes" in their opinion, simpler designs made the emotional actions clearer. Many fans didn't like the relatively "blander" designs, but mostly the new Joker. (Even the creators acknowledge it didn't turn out the way they wanted -- it looked good on paper but not animated, and lacked the deep redness of the lips that gives him such a manic grin). This said, some, like Scarecrow's new nightmarish appearance, Poison Ivy's green skin, and Penguin's less Burton-esque revamp came out okay. A good discussion of the changes can be found [[http://anbat.toonzone.net/tnba/jd.html here]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had very full and weighty character designs and animation. When it was UnCanceled UnCanceled, the designers wanted to modify a lot of the designs for several reasons: the weightier designs were more difficult to animate, improve design "mistakes" in their opinion, simpler designs made the emotional actions clearer. Many fans didn't like the relatively "blander" designs, but mostly the new Joker. (Even the creators acknowledge it didn't turn out the way they wanted -- it looked good on paper but not animated, and lacked the deep redness of the lips that gives him such a manic grin). This said, some, like Scarecrow's new nightmarish appearance, Poison Ivy's green skin, and Penguin's less Burton-esque revamp came out okay. A good discussion of the changes can be found [[http://anbat.toonzone.net/tnba/jd.html here]].



** With ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' and more so in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the Timmverse got its final revamp. While the BTAS era had every character given a weighty look and the STAS era gave everyone a sleek look, the 3rd revamp added more lines. The best example of the changes would be the Joker, though, as he was present in all three eras and was wearing the same clothes, for the most part. In the BTAS era he had a rounded face and detailed features. In the STAS era he was drawn very basically with few lines. Even his eyes were simplified and his mouth became simple curves. In the JL era he got more lines and a face more similar to the BTAS version, but with the sharper lines and details (and [[RedEyesTakeWarning red irises in his eyes]].)

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** With ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' and more so in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the Timmverse got its final revamp. While the BTAS era had every character given a weighty look and the STAS era gave everyone a sleek look, the 3rd revamp added more lines. The best example of the changes would be the Joker, though, as he was present in all three eras and was wearing the same clothes, for the most part. In the BTAS era he had a rounded face and detailed features. In the STAS era STAS/TNBA era, he was drawn very basically with few lines. Even his eyes were simplified and his mouth became simple curves. In the JL era he got more lines and a face more similar to the BTAS version, but with the sharper lines and details (and [[RedEyesTakeWarning red irises in his eyes]].)
24th Aug '17 3:32:22 AM jormis29
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' shorts of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', the characters' appearances were slightly different from those in the show itself. For example, many of the characters had stretched heads and bodies, Wanda's skin tone was a little more pink, and Timmy's eyes were always crossed. In an issue of Nickelodeon Magazine, Butch Hartman, the creator, mentioned that Timmy looks much cuter than when he first appeared.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' shorts of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', the characters' appearances were slightly different from those in the show itself. For example, many of the characters had stretched heads and bodies, Wanda's skin tone was a little more pink, and Timmy's eyes were always crossed. In an issue of Nickelodeon Magazine, Butch Hartman, Creator/ButchHartman, the creator, mentioned that Timmy looks much cuter than when he first appeared.
10th Jul '17 1:58:22 PM N8han11
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*** Actually, the episodes (not including movies) with digital coloring inverted this. Animation errors were ''much'' more prone. "Buried Treasure" and "Here Comes Mr. Perfect" considerably had the worst animation, with the former being animated too much like cutscenes from a 1990s point-and-click CD-ROM, and the latter having choppy animation.
30th Jun '17 9:56:10 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** In 2017 Nickelodeon's executives slashed the budget and forced Frederator Studios to outsource to a cheaper Canadian company halfway through Season 10. The animation is noticeably poorer similar to an online cartoons instead of the animation of seasons prior with the switch to a much cheaper Canadian flash cartoonist company.

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** In 2017 Nickelodeon's executives slashed the budget and forced Frederator Studios to outsource to a cheaper Canadian company halfway through Season 10. The animation is noticeably poorer similar to an online cartoons instead of the animation of seasons prior with the switch to a much cheaper Canadian flash cartoonist company.company starting with Episode 25 "Space Ca-Dad" (though Episode 35 "Certifiable Super Sitter" is [[OutOfOrder the first to air]] and the last one to be on Nickelodeon proper).
30th Jun '17 9:45:15 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** In 2017 Nickelodeon's executives slashed the budget and forced Frederator Studios to outsource to a cheaper Canadian company halfway through Season 10. The animation is noticeably poorer similar to an online cartoons instead of the animation of seasons prior with the switch to a much cheaper Canadian flash cartoonist company.



** Parodied when Brian and Stewie go five years into the future and everything is 3D animation. They also go back to 1999, the same year as the pilot episode and are shocked to see how different things look back then. They even poke fun at the OffModel issues the series suffered in its early years, such as one of Peter's eyes is drawn ''over'' his nose.

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** Parodied when Brian and Stewie go five years into the future and everything is 3D animation.animation (as well as being nuclear ruins, but that's another trope). They also go back to 1999, the same year as the pilot episode and are shocked to see how different things look back then. They even poke fun at the OffModel issues the series suffered in its early years, such as one of Peter's eyes is drawn ''over'' his nose.
30th Jun '17 8:11:09 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** For purposes of more illustration, take a look. The same villain (Baby-Doll) as seen in [[http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/btas/bios/babydoll/10.jpg TAS]] and in [[http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/tnba/bios/babydoll/09.jpg New Adventures]].

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** For purposes of more illustration, take a look. The same villain (Baby-Doll) as seen in [[http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/btas/bios/babydoll/10.jpg TAS]] and in [[http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/tnba/bios/babydoll/09.jpg New New]] [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/batman/images/9/97/Baby_Doll_New.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080908210012 Adventures]].
23rd May '17 4:38:33 PM jormis29
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** The standards of art and design in ''The Simpsons'' were mostly tied to the budget. The initial animation team consisted of four men: Matt Groening, who did (very crude) sketches and storyboards, and just three animators at Klasky-Csupo. As the series progressed, and ratings remained high, the budget, the team, and its capabilities increased. When the ''Tracy Ullman Show'' finished, Fox wanted to spin off ''The Simpsons'' as a half-hour program series, and asked Groening to make a pilot. Not wanting to go to the effort of making a pilot, which might be shelved without ever being aired, Groening refused. If the Fox executives wouldn't approve a full season based on past performance, he said, he would rather leave them and go back to his popular ''Life in Hell'' strip. In the end, they compromised, agreeing on a half-length season of 13 episodes. When this season had aired with ratings success, they got a full budget for a full second season and were able to improve the animation qualify and spend time firming up the designs.

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** The standards of art and design in ''The Simpsons'' were mostly tied to the budget. The initial animation team consisted of four men: Matt Groening, who did (very crude) sketches and storyboards, and just three animators at Klasky-Csupo. As the series progressed, and ratings remained high, the budget, the team, and its capabilities increased. When the ''Tracy Ullman Show'' ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' finished, Fox wanted to spin off ''The Simpsons'' as a half-hour program series, and asked Groening to make a pilot. Not wanting to go to the effort of making a pilot, which might be shelved without ever being aired, Groening refused. If the Fox executives wouldn't approve a full season based on past performance, he said, he would rather leave them and go back to his popular ''Life in Hell'' strip. In the end, they compromised, agreeing on a half-length season of 13 episodes. When this season had aired with ratings success, they got a full budget for a full second season and were able to improve the animation qualify and spend time firming up the designs.
16th May '17 3:22:45 PM nombretomado
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** Occurred constantly during the last 3rd of the second ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series. After 5 seasons of consistent designs, the series' art style was dramatically changed for its season 6 retool, which resulted in simpler, more angular designs, and a less subtle color palette. Then, after the series was retooled ''again'' for it season 7, most of the regular characters were redesigned to look more like their [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles movie]] counterparts--most notably, the turtles' eyes now had visible irises, even when they wore their masks--and the color palette became somewhat more dark. Afterwards, for the GrandFinale movie ''TurtlesForever'', the art style was tweaked yet again, with the turtles returning to their season 6 models (albeit lightly modified) and with several other characters--particularly Splinter and Hun--getting slightly more complex shading.

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** Occurred constantly during the last 3rd of the second ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series. After 5 seasons of consistent designs, the series' art style was dramatically changed for its season 6 retool, which resulted in simpler, more angular designs, and a less subtle color palette. Then, after the series was retooled ''again'' for it season 7, most of the regular characters were redesigned to look more like their [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles movie]] counterparts--most notably, the turtles' eyes now had visible irises, even when they wore their masks--and the color palette became somewhat more dark. Afterwards, for the GrandFinale movie ''TurtlesForever'', ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'', the art style was tweaked yet again, with the turtles returning to their season 6 models (albeit lightly modified) and with several other characters--particularly Splinter and Hun--getting slightly more complex shading.
11th May '17 1:21:54 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* The character designs in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' [[DependingOnTheArtist vary depending on the storyboard artist]] but even with the various differences in style there are still certain things that stand out. Overall, the characters are a lot rounder in season 2 than they were in season 1. Pearl's face is "cuter" looking and round instead of oval shaped.

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* The character designs in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' [[DependingOnTheArtist vary depending on the storyboard artist]] artist]], but even with the various differences in style style, there are still certain things that stand out. Overall, the characters are a lot rounder in season Season 2 than they were in season 1. Season 1; Pearl's face in particular is "cuter" looking and round instead of oval shaped.more rounded compared to Season 1.
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