History ArtEvolution / WesternAnimation

27th May '16 12:29:42 PM MagnusForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Starting in the second season, the animation got a bit more detailed and much smoother.
22nd May '16 11:26:08 AM bowserbros
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** Episodes after the first movie had a brighter color palette. As the post-movie era progresses, the characters started getting less expressive, making their design less off-model.

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** Episodes after the first movie had a brighter color palette. As the post-movie era progresses, the characters started getting less expressive, making their design less off-model. [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/f245f25c8824bb89a35a166edd6e8011/tumblr_na3rjpxL0W1s9c6nao1_500.jpg This image]] comparing the 1999 and 2014 designs of the titular sponge best sums it up.
2nd May '16 2:49:51 PM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': In the second season, the characters' outlines were colored and now look a little more like how they appeared in the classic shorts.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': In the second season, season of ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', the characters' outlines were colored and now look a little more like how they appeared in the classic shorts.shorts. For example, Bugs is now gray, and his body is taller and thinner. This is possibly in response to the massive backlash fans gave the creators who never stopped pointing out how "wrong" Bugs looked.
** Even Lola has gone through a little bit of change - between Seasons 1 and 2, her design became more rounded (to match the look of the other characters reverting to their traditional looks), she's now shorter than Bugs (much like her ''Film/SpaceJam'' version), she's much more curvy (her chest is notably larger in Season 2) and her dress changed from purple to cerulean.
** Also, the animation style in this season resembles ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''.
11th Apr '16 8:21:14 AM JapaneseTeeth
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** The show zigzags this in regard to how baby ponies are drawn; the show has three separate designs for baby ponies, and tends to switch between then depending on how expressive they need to be. [[note]]The first baby shown, seen in "Mysterious Mare-do-Well" looks like [[https://derpiboo.ru/448969 a chibi-fied pony with]] BlackBeadEyes. Then, later on, the [[https://derpiboo.ru/448969 Cake Twins]] are introduced, with colored eyes and slightly less exaggerated proportions. Then things start to get weird: "Apple Family Reunion" shows Applejack as a baby... reverting back to the initial [[https://derpiboo.ru/1113365 black-eyed big-headed]] design. Then in "The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows", we see Applejack's birth certificate, which contains [[https://derpiboo.ru/1112050 another picture of baby AJ]] that uses a completely ''different'' design with large, fully-detailed eyes. Then "The Crystalling" shows [[https://derpiboo.ru/1076580 Princess Flurry Heart]] with the same large, detailed eyes. This could be chalked up to ArtEvolution, but then "On Your Marks" shows the Cake Twins again, and they still have their original designs.[[/note]]

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** The show zigzags this in regard to how baby ponies are drawn; the show has three separate designs for baby ponies, and tends to switch between then depending on how expressive they need to be. [[note]]The first baby shown, seen in "Mysterious Mare-do-Well" looks like [[https://derpiboo.ru/448969 a chibi-fied pony with]] BlackBeadEyes. Then, later on, the [[https://derpiboo.ru/448969 ru/516826 Cake Twins]] are introduced, with colored eyes and slightly less exaggerated proportions. Then things start to get weird: "Apple Family Reunion" shows Applejack as a baby... reverting back to the initial [[https://derpiboo.ru/1113365 black-eyed big-headed]] design. Then in "The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows", we see Applejack's birth certificate, which contains [[https://derpiboo.ru/1112050 another picture of baby AJ]] that uses a completely ''different'' design with large, fully-detailed eyes. Then "The Crystalling" shows [[https://derpiboo.ru/1076580 Princess Flurry Heart]] with the same large, detailed eyes. This could be chalked up to ArtEvolution, but then "On Your Marks" shows the Cake Twins again, and they still have their original designs.[[/note]]
11th Apr '16 8:18:47 AM JapaneseTeeth
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** [[https://derpiboo.ru/885647?scope=scpe0a32e2b8cf6f3809a4c4079ace8791cc34cd9aee Compare season 1 Cloudsdale to season 5]].

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** [[https://derpiboo.ru/885647?scope=scpe0a32e2b8cf6f3809a4c4079ace8791cc34cd9aee Compare season 1 Cloudsdale to season 5]]. [[https://derpiboo.ru/885391 Fluttershy's cottage]] and [[https://derpiboo.ru/1128490 Zecora's hut]] also demonstrate the different art styles.
** The show zigzags this in regard to how baby ponies are drawn; the show has three separate designs for baby ponies, and tends to switch between then depending on how expressive they need to be. [[note]]The first baby shown, seen in "Mysterious Mare-do-Well" looks like [[https://derpiboo.ru/448969 a chibi-fied pony with]] BlackBeadEyes. Then, later on, the [[https://derpiboo.ru/448969 Cake Twins]] are introduced, with colored eyes and slightly less exaggerated proportions. Then things start to get weird: "Apple Family Reunion" shows Applejack as a baby... reverting back to the initial [[https://derpiboo.ru/1113365 black-eyed big-headed]] design. Then in "The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows", we see Applejack's birth certificate, which contains [[https://derpiboo.ru/1112050 another picture of baby AJ]] that uses a completely ''different'' design with large, fully-detailed eyes. Then "The Crystalling" shows [[https://derpiboo.ru/1076580 Princess Flurry Heart]] with the same large, detailed eyes. This could be chalked up to ArtEvolution, but then "On Your Marks" shows the Cake Twins again, and they still have their original designs.[[/note]]
1st Apr '16 7:51:43 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'': For Season 2, the animation has been changed to [=CGI=].
23rd Mar '16 12:26:26 PM Vir
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* In the 90's British animated series "The Adventures Of Peter Rabbit And Friends" which would have two stories in one episode or sometimes a full length story in an episode based on the works by BeatrixPotter. The facial expressions for some of the animal characters started looking more expressive when it got to the later episodes starting on a full length episode based on Literature/TheTaleOfSamuelWhiskers. Most notable when the characters get upset or angry.

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* In the 90's British animated series "The ''The Adventures Of of Peter Rabbit And Friends" Friends'', which would have two stories in one episode or sometimes a full length full-length story in an episode based on the works by BeatrixPotter. The Creator/BeatrixPotter, the facial expressions for some of the animal characters started looking more expressive when it got to the later episodes starting on a full length full-length episode based on Literature/TheTaleOfSamuelWhiskers.''Literature/TheTaleOfSamuelWhiskers''. Most notable when the characters get upset or angry.
23rd Mar '16 12:23:11 PM Vir
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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]].



** In ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', one hardware upgrade in mid-season two allowed for much more variety of motion than they had before. Season 3 showed another upgrade with much more texture like eyelashes, partially because it wasn't produced until a year and a half after season 2 ended. Season 4 was the {{uncancelled}} season ''three'' years later and the characters had a much greater sense of weight.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', one hardware upgrade in mid-season two allowed for much more variety of motion than they had before. Season 3 showed another upgrade with much more texture like eyelashes, partially because it wasn't produced until a year and a half after season 2 ended. Season 4 was the {{uncancelled}} UnCanceled season ''three'' years later and the characters had a much greater sense of weight.



* Despite being made by the same producers behind ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', whose animation had been perfected in the course of over a decade, ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' started out looking alarmingly similar to the early days of its sister show. Fry's distorted, squished face when he says, "Michelle! Baby!" in the pilot episode is a good example. Luckily, the staff were able to get this under control in just a few episodes. Later seasons would up the artistic ante by having more detailed environments and more complex scenes, especially in the [[UnCancelled post-Fox era]] when the show switched to UsefulNotes/HighDefinition and took on more [[{{Dramedy}} serious]] [[DarkerAndEdgier situations]].

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* Despite being made by the same producers behind ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', whose animation had been perfected in the course of over a decade, ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' started out looking alarmingly similar to the early days of its sister show. Fry's distorted, squished face when he says, "Michelle! Baby!" in the pilot episode is a good example. Luckily, the staff were able to get this under control in just a few episodes. Later seasons would up the artistic ante by having more detailed environments and more complex scenes, especially in the [[UnCancelled [[UnCanceled post-Fox era]] when the show switched to UsefulNotes/HighDefinition and took on more [[{{Dramedy}} serious]] [[DarkerAndEdgier situations]].
23rd Mar '16 12:20:45 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' had developed its own refined low-key style of animation by the last few seasons. The very early episodes comparatively look like they were drawn by blind toddlers.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' had developed its own refined low-key style of animation by the last few seasons. The very early episodes comparatively look like they were drawn by blind toddlers.
12th Mar '16 11:48:36 AM MarkLungo
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* Animation as a whole slowly went through this phase from UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation to UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. Early cartoons were very crudely made--they were very stiff, rigid and mechanical in appearance and movement, had no construction, no line of action, lots of symmetry (which made them look flat) and body parts piled onto each other, rather than being directly connected by form. This began changing when Creator/WaltDisney began forming and refining TheTwelvePrinciplesOfAnimation, as well as animators like Fred Moore altering MickeyMouse's design to become more pearlike and organic, allowing it not only to be three-dimensional, but also to be more pliable and organic than the earlier, rigid designs from shorts like ''WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy'' and ''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie''. Disney immediately adapted this to its other characters, and everyone else in the animation industry copied this immediately, sending classic rubberhose animation to its grave within a few years.

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* Animation as a whole slowly went through this phase from UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation to UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. Early cartoons were very crudely made--they were very stiff, rigid and mechanical in appearance and movement, had no construction, no line of action, lots of symmetry (which made them look flat) and body parts piled onto each other, rather than being directly connected by form. This began changing when Creator/WaltDisney began forming and refining TheTwelvePrinciplesOfAnimation, as well as animators like Fred Moore Creator/FredMoore altering MickeyMouse's design to become more pearlike and organic, allowing it not only to be three-dimensional, but also to be more pliable and organic than the earlier, rigid designs from shorts like ''WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy'' and ''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie''. Disney immediately adapted this to its other characters, and everyone else in the animation industry copied this immediately, sending classic rubberhose animation to its grave within a few years.
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