Needs more views. Beautiful.
I saw this a while ago but I agree it needs more views! Check it out!
Everyone hush for a minute, I’m going to tell you why Disney’s future in animation is so exciting to me and why this picture is so great.
Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls, Dan Povenmire, co-creator of Phineas and Ferb, Craig McCracken, creator of PPG, Foster’s, and Disney’s Wander Over Yonder (premiering this year!), Paul Rudish, director of that wonderful new Mickey Mouse short “Croissant de Triomphe” as well as 18 other brand-new Mickey Mouse shorts that will be coming out over the next year, all sit at a table with Mike Moon, the VP of Disney’s television animation who has years and years of experience as an animator himself.
These guys are all amazing. Disney has collected a pool of new and veteran animators and is giving them a chance to make the best, most inventive shows they can possibly make. The fact that Disney is committed to maintaining the highest quality of animated shows and allowing these guys the creative freedom to do what they want is just so overwhelming to me. Disney has always been behind Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network when it came to animated shows, simply because they never had many shows running at one time. Nick and CN were the networks that made weird and daring shows that became successes, not Disney. But now Disney is just showing how supportive it is of its innovators and backing them 100%. From what I’ve read about Disney’s business model, their primary goal is to hire the best in the business and just let them make as many shows as they’d like. (Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh are making another pilot for them that could turn into another Disney series, and the fact that they nabbed Craig McCracken, who made two shows for Cartoon Network, is just totally awesome.)
So I really have a lot of feelings about it; Disney is the only animation network that I really trust right now, and they’re really trying to draw in new older audiences so that shows like Tron: Uprising and Motorcity can find audiences in the future. Disney is awesome. Disney is becoming a proactive leader in the future of television animation. The next renaissance starts here.
Everything about this makes me happy.
Excuse Me while I just…
And Who said Ren & Stimpy had the corner stone on weird?
Not sure if this is interesting for you guys.
Around 6 years ago (gasp) I did a bunch of lectures on animation theory. One subject was how textures of movement have evolved over the years, alongside the more obvious progression of design.
I made these videos to illustrate more clearly how contrast in timing was something that has a clear progression from the 30s to the 90s. The timechart below each clip represents relative change in space between drawings - from the ultra linear early animation - to the soft bouncing of Classic era Disney - to the exaggerated Warner Bros style, brought to it’s peak by John K (in my opinion).
Sorry about the quality on these gifs. I’ll post more stuff like this if theres any interest.
Gertie, from Winsor McCay’s “Gertie the Dinosaur”, 1914.
Phineas and Ferb, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Legend of Korra, My Little Pony, Dan Vs., and Gravity Falls…
It’s almost like cartoons are entering a new era of prosperity, the likes of which we have not seen since the 90s…
Add Chowder on that List and yeah pretty much. I’ve still yet to watch Korra and Gravity Falls. Hopefully this animation revive doesn’t end for a while.