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23rd Jun '15 4:39:07 PM nombretomado
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It is easier to justify an all-2D animated film than a film that's all CGI animation, especially if the film has a human cast. That is because using CGI to depict humans realistically will trigger the UncannyValley. Hand-drawn humans, or even 2D machine-drawn humans, don't have this problem, and so you can produce a relatively mundane cartoon in 2D, especially if you use [[LazyArtist limited animation.]] For examples, see ''KingOfTheHill'', ''RocketPower,'' or ''AsToldByGinger''.

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It is easier to justify an all-2D animated film than a film that's all CGI animation, especially if the film has a human cast. That is because using CGI to depict humans realistically will trigger the UncannyValley. Hand-drawn humans, or even 2D machine-drawn humans, don't have this problem, and so you can produce a relatively mundane cartoon in 2D, especially if you use [[LazyArtist limited animation.]] For examples, see ''KingOfTheHill'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', ''RocketPower,'' or ''AsToldByGinger''.
12th Mar '15 7:16:10 PM TVRulezAgain
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For example, suppose you make a big budget CGI movie, or even a movie that contains a lot of CGI, that's about the life of a perfectly normal human family in which perfectly normal stuff happens. This film could easily have been made in live action. It would have been cheaper to make it in live-action -- and the less expensive the film, the fewer viewers it takes to make it profitable. And using animation for this kind of film increases the risk of SpecialEffectFailure and decreases the realism; either of these will annoy some viewers... But, if you want to make the movie CGI, you can turn the family into, say, [[TheIncredibles superheroes]]. It ''can'' still be done in live action, albeit with lots of special effects, but now you have justification to make it all CGI. Just remember the superheroics.

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For example, suppose you make a big budget CGI movie, or even a movie that contains a lot of CGI, that's about the life of a perfectly normal human family in which perfectly normal stuff happens. This film could easily have been made in live action. It would have been cheaper to make it in live-action -- and the less expensive the film, the fewer viewers it takes to make it profitable. And using animation for this kind of film increases the risk of SpecialEffectFailure and decreases the realism; either of these will annoy some viewers... But, if you want to make the movie CGI, you can turn the family into, say, [[TheIncredibles [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles superheroes]]. It ''can'' still be done in live action, albeit with lots of special effects, but now you have justification to make it all CGI. Just remember the superheroics.
3rd Jul '14 5:56:24 AM Medinoc
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** See also the RuleOfPersonificationConservation about why the cast would be animals in the first place, though that trope mentions CircularReasoning is reason enough.
28th Oct '13 3:17:49 PM TheBeanerItWas
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The Rule of Animation Conservation (AKA ''Pencil Mileage'') stipulates that, if a work is made through any type of animation, something about the story or the characters has to justify using the medium.

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The Rule of Animation Conservation (AKA ''Pencil Mileage'') stipulates that, if a work is made through any type of animation, something about the story or the characters has to justify using the medium.
29th Jan '12 7:57:39 PM ArtfulCodger
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22nd May '11 12:56:55 PM CalamityJane
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For example, suppose you make a big budget CGI movie, or even a movie that contains a lot of CGI, that's about the life of a perfectly normal human family in which perfectly normal stuff happens. This film could easily have been made in live action. It would have been cheaper to make it in live-action -- and the less expensive the film, the fewer viewers it takes to make it profitable. And using animation for this kind of film increases the risk of SpecialEffectFailure and decreases the realism; either of these will annoy some viewers... But, if you want to make the movie CGI, you can turn the family into, say, [[TheIncredibles superheroes]]. It ''can'' still be done in live action ? albeit with lots of special effects ? but now you have justification to make it all CGI. Just remember the superheroics.

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For example, suppose you make a big budget CGI movie, or even a movie that contains a lot of CGI, that's about the life of a perfectly normal human family in which perfectly normal stuff happens. This film could easily have been made in live action. It would have been cheaper to make it in live-action -- and the less expensive the film, the fewer viewers it takes to make it profitable. And using animation for this kind of film increases the risk of SpecialEffectFailure and decreases the realism; either of these will annoy some viewers... But, if you want to make the movie CGI, you can turn the family into, say, [[TheIncredibles superheroes]]. It ''can'' still be done in live action ? action, albeit with lots of special effects ? effects, but now you have justification to make it all CGI. Just remember the superheroics.
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