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22nd Jun '16 4:47:39 AM Adept
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The scale presented here is for major productions like feature films, or TV series where what is presented is clearly meant as animation as opposed to digital visual effects that are inserted into live action productions. Individual {{Short Film}}s, as opposed de facto series like WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes or SupermanTheatricalCartoons, are also excluded as they are more open to experimental techniques like drawn-on-film, pixiliation, or pinscreen animation. Those are primarily used purely for artistic reasons as opposed to the more commercial consideration of bigger productions and thus are outside the scope of this scale. That said, WaltDisney's ''SillySymphonies'' and PixarShorts do have that experimental role as prelude to using new techniques for their features.

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The scale presented here is for major productions like feature films, or TV series where what is presented is clearly meant as animation as opposed to digital visual effects that are inserted into live action productions. Individual {{Short Film}}s, as opposed de facto series like WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes or SupermanTheatricalCartoons, WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons, are also excluded as they are more open to experimental techniques like drawn-on-film, pixiliation, or pinscreen animation. Those are primarily used purely for artistic reasons as opposed to the more commercial consideration of bigger productions and thus are outside the scope of this scale. That said, WaltDisney's ''SillySymphonies'' Creator/WaltDisney's ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies'' and PixarShorts WesternAnimation/PixarShorts do have that experimental role as prelude to using new techniques for their features.



* '''StopMotion Feature Film animation''': Using this extremely time consuming technique where every movement must be precisely arranged and photographed largely one frame at time. Things that are difficult to position for this film technique like moving water are also present. Examples: ''WallaceAndGromit''

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* '''StopMotion Feature Film animation''': Using this extremely time consuming technique where every movement must be precisely arranged and photographed largely one frame at time. Things that are difficult to position for this film technique like moving water are also present. Examples: ''WallaceAndGromit''''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit''
11th Aug '15 7:48:11 PM nombretomado
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*** FlashAnimation: basically the digital equivalent of the above. Movement can be automated by "tweening", and elements can be rescaled, duplicated or otherwise altered. Example: most WebAnimation.

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*** FlashAnimation: UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash: basically the digital equivalent of the above. Movement can be automated by "tweening", and elements can be rescaled, duplicated or otherwise altered. Example: most WebAnimation.
10th Jun '15 11:27:26 AM kchishol
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* '''No meaningful animation at all''': such as with ''ClutchCargo'' which depicted dialogue with cut outs where the mouth is positioned with live-action film of an actor's mouth saying the dialogue.

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* '''No meaningful animation at all''': such as with ''ClutchCargo'' with its SynchroVox technique which depicted dialogue with cut outs where the mouth is positioned with live-action film of an actor's mouth saying the dialogue.
17th May '15 9:51:10 AM nombretomado
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* '''Planned limited television Animation''': The typical television style of traditional animation where footage is carefully thought through for economy sake with cycles of pre-established movements like characters walking are reused as much as possible such as HannaBarbera's usual fare. Some bigger budget studio work like Disney had series with more fluid animation while some cheaper companies like {{Creator/Filmation}} take the saving further with maximized {{Rotoscop|ing}}ed animation cycle of characters whenever possible.

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* '''Planned limited television Animation''': The typical television style of traditional animation where footage is carefully thought through for economy sake with cycles of pre-established movements like characters walking are reused as much as possible such as HannaBarbera's Creator/HannaBarbera's usual fare. Some bigger budget studio work like Disney had series with more fluid animation while some cheaper companies like {{Creator/Filmation}} take the saving further with maximized {{Rotoscop|ing}}ed animation cycle of characters whenever possible.
10th Apr '15 7:03:50 PM nombretomado
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* '''Traditional Animation in regular feature films''': slightly less fluid but still allows for lifelike animation with large scenes with crowds in full view. This is supplemented by different technology that television animation typically could not afford at particular times for visuals such as using the Multi-plane camera for Disney's early 1940s features or early CGI in the late 1980s-early 1990s for crowd scenes, unusual visual angles and "camera" moves unfeasible with regular animation techniques or vehicles. Example: DisneyAnimatedCanon

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* '''Traditional Animation in regular feature films''': slightly less fluid but still allows for lifelike animation with large scenes with crowds in full view. This is supplemented by different technology that television animation typically could not afford at particular times for visuals such as using the Multi-plane camera for Disney's early 1940s features or early CGI in the late 1980s-early 1990s for crowd scenes, unusual visual angles and "camera" moves unfeasible with regular animation techniques or vehicles. Example: DisneyAnimatedCanonFranchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon
29th Dec '14 11:24:57 AM nombretomado
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* '''Planned limited television Animation''': The typical television style of traditional animation where footage is carefully thought through for economy sake with cycles of pre-established movements like characters walking are reused as much as possible such as HannaBarbera's usual fare. Some bigger budget studio work like Disney had series with more fluid animation while some cheaper companies like {{Filmation}} take the saving further with maximized {{Rotoscop|ing}}ed animation cycle of characters whenever possible.

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* '''Planned limited television Animation''': The typical television style of traditional animation where footage is carefully thought through for economy sake with cycles of pre-established movements like characters walking are reused as much as possible such as HannaBarbera's usual fare. Some bigger budget studio work like Disney had series with more fluid animation while some cheaper companies like {{Filmation}} {{Creator/Filmation}} take the saving further with maximized {{Rotoscop|ing}}ed animation cycle of characters whenever possible.
6th Oct '14 1:41:29 PM BibsDibs
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* '''TraditionalAnimation in feature films produced in "ones"''': This is animation produced on every frame as opposed to most features which feature movement in every other frame (twos) or less. This is used when the animated characters' movement ''must'' feel absolutely lifelike, such as interacting with a human actor. Example: ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.

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* '''TraditionalAnimation '''Traditional Animation in feature films produced in "ones"''': This is animation produced on every frame as opposed to most features which feature movement in every other frame (twos) or less. This is used when the animated characters' movement ''must'' feel absolutely lifelike, such as interacting with a human actor. Example: ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.



* '''ComputerAnimation''': Computer animation designed to feel lifelike such as in feature films which are ready to deal with complex details like hair and water which are difficult depict digitally. However, sequels are easier to set up as long as the producers' archived files of animation are kept up to date for future use which allows established elements to be reused easily. Examples: {{Pixar}}

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* '''ComputerAnimation''': '''Computer Animation''': Computer animation designed to feel lifelike such as in feature films which are ready to deal with complex details like hair and water which are difficult depict digitally. However, sequels are easier to set up as long as the producers' archived files of animation are kept up to date for future use which allows established elements to be reused easily. Examples: {{Pixar}}
6th Oct '14 12:43:06 PM BibsDibs
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* '''Planned limited television Animation''': The typical television style of traditional animation where footage is carefully thought through for economy sake with cycles of pre-established movements like characters walking are reused as much as possible such as HannaBarbera's usual fare. Some bigger budget studio work like Disney had series with more fluid animation while some cheaper companies like {{Filmation}} take the saving further with maximized {{Rotoscope}}d animation cycle of characters whenever possible.

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* '''Planned limited television Animation''': The typical television style of traditional animation where footage is carefully thought through for economy sake with cycles of pre-established movements like characters walking are reused as much as possible such as HannaBarbera's usual fare. Some bigger budget studio work like Disney had series with more fluid animation while some cheaper companies like {{Filmation}} take the saving further with maximized {{Rotoscope}}d {{Rotoscop|ing}}ed animation cycle of characters whenever possible.
2nd Jul '13 10:37:28 AM MarkLungo
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The important distinction of this scale is to sort out animation elaborateness, not animation artistic ''quality''. The distinction is that the complexity of animation is only part of what makes an animation production excellent in terms of artistry. For instance, the animation of the old and obscure VanBeurenStudios of the 1930s is definitely more lifelike and elaborate than the much cheaper animation of JayWard's productions like ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' of the 1960s. The difference is that the former was notoriously derivative in concept and stale in technique while Ward's work more than compensated with excellent witty writing and voice acting that works with the animation's shortcomings to its artistic benefit.

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The important distinction of this scale is to sort out animation elaborateness, not animation artistic ''quality''. The distinction is that the complexity of animation is only part of what makes an animation production excellent in terms of artistry. For instance, the animation of the old and obscure VanBeurenStudios Creator/VanBeurenStudios of the 1930s is definitely more lifelike and elaborate than the much cheaper animation of JayWard's productions like ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' of the 1960s. The difference is that the former was notoriously derivative in concept and stale in technique while Ward's work more than compensated with excellent witty writing and voice acting that works with the animation's shortcomings to its artistic benefit.



* '''No meaningful animation at all''': such as with ''ClutchCargo'' which depicted dialogue with cut outs where the mouth is positioned with live-action film of an actor's mouth saying the dialogue.

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* '''No meaningful animation at all''': such as with ''ClutchCargo'' which depicted dialogue with cut outs where the mouth is positioned with live-action film of an actor's mouth saying the dialogue.dialogue.
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30th Aug '12 5:58:31 PM Quanyails
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* '''StopMotion Feature Film animation''': Using this extremely time consuming technique where every movement must be precisely arranged and photographed largely one frame at time. Things that are difficult to position for this film technique like moving water are also present. Examples:''WallaceAndGromit''

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* '''StopMotion Feature Film animation''': Using this extremely time consuming technique where every movement must be precisely arranged and photographed largely one frame at time. Things that are difficult to position for this film technique like moving water are also present. Examples:''WallaceAndGromit''Examples: ''WallaceAndGromit''
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