History ShownTheirWork / WesternAnimation

3rd Feb '17 5:54:26 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'': When Lilo announces that she wants to call her new "dog" Stitch, the woman at the humane society says, "That's not a name." Nani shoots her a dirty look and she quickly adds, "-in Iceland!" In Iceland, there actually are strict rules about what parents are legally allowed to name their children.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'': ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': When Lilo announces that she wants to call her new "dog" Stitch, the woman at the humane society says, "That's not a name." Nani shoots her a dirty look and she quickly adds, "-in Iceland!" In Iceland, there actually are strict rules about what parents are legally allowed to name their children.
22nd Jan '17 5:36:01 PM LaughingGiraffe
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': General Triester is a Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross Expy who thinks he's turning into a Hulk; a fitting reference to the character that Ross is often chasing. It's a ruse at first, but when he actually transformers he's a clear reference to the not nearly as mainstream ''ComicBook/RedHulk'' which is immensely fitting as that's who Ross does eventually transform into.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': General Triester is a Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross Expy who thinks he's turning into a Hulk; a fitting reference to the character that Ross is often chasing. It's a ruse at first, but when he actually transformers he's a clear reference to the not nearly as mainstream ''ComicBook/RedHulk'' which is immensely fitting as that's who Ross does eventually transform into.into.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'': When Lilo announces that she wants to call her new "dog" Stitch, the woman at the humane society says, "That's not a name." Nani shoots her a dirty look and she quickly adds, "-in Iceland!" In Iceland, there actually are strict rules about what parents are legally allowed to name their children.
5th Jan '17 4:10:34 AM TroperNo9001
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* The Disney ''Hercules'' tv series adaptation may be a disneyfied version of Greek myths, it lays off the mention of the incest between the gods, but it satirizes Greek culture and myths relentlessly.

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* %%* The Disney ''Hercules'' tv series adaptation may be a disneyfied version of Greek myths, it lays off the mention of the incest between the gods, but it satirizes Greek culture and myths relentlessly.
26th Dec '16 12:00:18 AM DrPsyche
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** A specific example: A character mentions that a drill to reach the center of the Earth would need to withstand up to 360 gigapascals of pressure and 9800 degrees of temperature. 360 gigapascal is the current upper estimate of the pressure at the inner core, and 9800 is its actual temperature in Fahrenheit degrees.

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** A specific example: A character mentions that a drill to reach the center of the Earth would need to withstand up to 360 gigapascals of pressure and 9800 degrees of temperature. 360 gigapascal is the current upper estimate of the pressure at the inner core, and 9800 is its actual temperature in Fahrenheit degrees.degrees.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': General Triester is a Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross Expy who thinks he's turning into a Hulk; a fitting reference to the character that Ross is often chasing. It's a ruse at first, but when he actually transformers he's a clear reference to the not nearly as mainstream ''ComicBook/RedHulk'' which is immensely fitting as that's who Ross does eventually transform into.
21st Dec '16 9:13:20 PM Deathhacker
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** ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' was the reason that almost all animators (even to this day in age) are not only asked, but required to draw animals in their studies. The story goes that when Disney himself saw the first few rough animations of the deers moving, they looked like what could be generously described as two people in a horse suit doing the peepee dance. So ashamed of this, Disney brought in a live deer the next day and forced his entire staff to spend the next few weeks doing nothing but deer drawings. It paid off, and not only is Bambi known for it's beautiful animal animations, but animal anatomy has become a permanent part of nearly every single animator's training.
16th Oct '16 10:21:35 AM dlchen145
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* The producers of ''Disney/{{Ratatouille}}'' got authentic Culinary {{Badass}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Keller Thomas Keller]], acknowledged by damned near all other professional chefs to be the greatest American chef alive right now, who owns and runs several high quality restaurants (he's the only chef in America to earn a three-star rating for ''two separate restaurants'' '''''simultaneously''''') and is the author of ''several'' high-caliber cook books, to show how the craft works, and used Colette's [[TruthInTelevision mentoring montage]] to show off that research. That sequences serves not only to establish verisimilitude in that story, but also to develop Colette's character and encourage the heroes' and the audience's respect for her.

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* The producers of ''Disney/{{Ratatouille}}'' got authentic Culinary {{Badass}} Badass [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Keller Thomas Keller]], acknowledged by damned near all other professional chefs to be the greatest American chef alive right now, who owns and runs several high quality restaurants (he's the only chef in America to earn a three-star rating for ''two separate restaurants'' '''''simultaneously''''') and is the author of ''several'' high-caliber cook books, to show how the craft works, and used Colette's [[TruthInTelevision mentoring montage]] to show off that research. That sequences serves not only to establish verisimilitude in that story, but also to develop Colette's character and encourage the heroes' and the audience's respect for her.
11th Sep '16 6:34:05 PM Premonition45
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* Nearly any time ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' features a foreign language, the staff does its best to make sure it's portrayed accurately.
** In an episode, Homer and Marge are starting to kiss when Marge has to bail out fast. As he sees his lips still locked for a kiss, Homer decides to put them into use by pulling out a trombone from under his bed and playing Greensleeves. Any trombone player in the audience will notice the animators accurately replicated the moves a real player would make on the instrument's slide.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Nearly any time ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' features a foreign language, the staff does its best to make sure it's portrayed accurately.
accurately, such as Portuguese in "Blame it on Lisa", when the Simpson family travels to Brazil, or German in "The Heartbroke Kid", when Homer sings the original German lyrics to "99 Luftballons" aka "99 Red Balloons".
** In an episode, "[[TheSimpsonsS16E7MommieBeerest Mommie Beerest]]", Homer and Marge are starting to kiss when Marge has to bail out fast. As he sees his lips still locked for a kiss, Homer decides to put them into use by pulling out a trombone from under his bed and playing Greensleeves."Greensleeves". Any trombone player in the audience will notice the animators accurately replicated the moves a real player would make on the instrument's slide.



** In "The Joy of Sect", many of the Movementarians' tactics and practices are taken directly from RealLife cults including Jim Jones' People's Temple, Heaven's Gate, and the Church of Scientology.
** In "Lisa The Drama Queen," Juliet's John Grisham-loving dad puts on the album of Creator/JamesHorner's score for ''ThePelicanBrief'' - track 3 is indeed called "Researching The Brief."

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** In "The "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E13TheJoyOfSect The Joy of Sect", Sect]]", many of the Movementarians' tactics and practices are taken directly from RealLife cults including Jim Jones' People's Temple, Heaven's Gate, and the Church of Scientology.
** In "Lisa "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E4LisaTheBeautyQueen Lisa The Drama Queen," Queen]]", Juliet's John Grisham-loving dad puts on the album of Creator/JamesHorner's score for ''ThePelicanBrief'' ''Literature/ThePelicanBrief'' - track 3 is indeed called "Researching The Brief.""
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E7TheTwoMrsNahasapeemapetilons The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons]]", the writers studied Hindu wedding traditions, such as sending a lotus flower as a marriage notice.
8th Sep '16 8:55:25 AM tropower
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* Say what you will about [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan the old Mega Man TV show]], they did a fairly good job at researching the games; most of the character designs, while changed quite a bit, at least kept most of the unique design aspects, and sometimes the ''entire'' design. Designs aren't where they stopped, Mega Man's name was "Rock" before he became, well, Mega Man; this fact is somewhat more well known nowadays, but it wasn't back then. Heck, it looks like they paid attention to [[http://www.themmnetwork.com/2010/03/18/the-great-mega-man-finger-phenomenon/ the fingers of the characters]], as in a BadFuture episode, a Mega Man fan ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRb1OZv_7j4&feature=related actually does this]]'', at about 0:09. People deride the show for being inaccurate, but that's incredibly far from the truth.

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* Say what you will about [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan the old Mega Man TV show]], they did a fairly good job at researching the games; most of the character designs, while changed quite a bit, at least kept most of the unique design aspects, and sometimes the ''entire'' design. Designs aren't where they stopped, Mega Man's name was "Rock" before he became, well, Mega Man; this fact is somewhat more well known nowadays, but it wasn't back then. Heck, it looks like they paid attention to [[http://www.themmnetwork.com/2010/03/18/the-great-mega-man-finger-phenomenon/ the fingers of the characters]], as in a BadFuture episode, a Mega Man fan ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRb1OZv_7j4&feature=related actually does this]]'', at about 0:09. People deride the show for being inaccurate, but that's incredibly far from the truth.[[note]]Although it kind of is inaccurate in one respect: Proto Man is portrayed as one of the bad guys. While he was an opponent in [[VideoGame/MegaMan3 the third game]]: he was wasn't necessarily working for Dr. Wily. It's a long story.[[/note]]
31st Aug '16 9:21:50 AM XBrain130
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has an alien race made of gemstones. While a lot of astrology research gets used (like rose quartz being associated with healing, and the Rose Quartz character having healing powers), it can go down to crazy levels of detail. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Lapis Lazuli]] is a cracked gem we meet early on that befriends the main character Steven by making fart jokes. In real life, a lapis lazuli stone absolutely REEKS of sulfur when broken or ground to powder. No one but someone that works lapis or knows someone who does would know this, but there it is.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has an alien race made of gemstones. While a lot of astrology research gets used (like rose quartz being associated with healing, and the Rose Quartz character having healing powers), it can go down to crazy levels of detail. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Lapis Lazuli]] is a cracked gem we meet early on that befriends the main character Steven by making fart jokes. In real life, a lapis lazuli stone absolutely REEKS of sulfur when broken or ground to powder. No one but someone that works lapis or knows someone who does would know this, but there it is.is.
** A specific example: A character mentions that a drill to reach the center of the Earth would need to withstand up to 360 gigapascals of pressure and 9800 degrees of temperature. 360 gigapascal is the current upper estimate of the pressure at the inner core, and 9800 is its actual temperature in Fahrenheit degrees.
28th Jul '16 2:05:46 PM TimBuckII
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*** The SceneryPorn of the opening scene, as well as many of the show's backgrounds, is very accurate to actual Oregonian landscape.

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*** ** The SceneryPorn of the opening scene, as well as many of the show's backgrounds, is very accurate to actual Oregonian landscape.
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