The Renaissance Age of Animation needs repair: The Renaissance Age Of Animation get usage counts
edited 19th Aug '12 7:54:58 PM by Willbyr
- 1 It glamorizes TMS, while their contribution was mostly inbetweening shows for Disney and Warner Brothers.
- 1.1 To further #1, it lumps in "Mighty Orbots", "Galaxy High", and similar shows as part of the renaissance, when they are really part of the '80s style television shows like "The Snorks" and "Happy Days in Space". Even better-quality shows like "Inspector Gadget" are still lumped with '80s limited animation, so putting "Galaxy High" in with the renaissance is just TMS propaganda.
- 1.2 To further #1, attributes shows like "Gummi Bears" and "Duck Tales" as "done in collaboration with Disney", when the truth is that the rote animation was outsourced to TMS and two or three other studios to cut costs, not as a creative or executive collaboration.
- 2 The TMS glamorization comes at the expense of the actual players: Disney, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon. Every Disney production becomes "alongside TMS", as if TMS were partners or leaders instead of inbetweeners, and every WB production becomes "Spielberg and TMS produced efforts brought Looney Tunes-style comedy into the 1990s", as if TMS were the producers or creative leaders instead of inbetweeners.
- 3 The article contradicts itself. Did the renaissance begin with Disney's high-quality TV production, or did it begin with Bakshi's Mighty Mouse? The reason the article gets it wrong is because Disney did kick-start high-quality TV production, but Tiny Toons and Bakshi's Mighty Mouse changed the production system to be more crew-driven, though Tiny Toons doesn't get much credit for it because it's yet-another-baby-version-of-adult-characters cartoon that was prevalent in the '80s.
edited 6th Sep '12 12:54:04 AM by lu127
edited 9th Sep '12 6:33:37 AM by naoi
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