Wednesday, December 03, 2008

electrocute him then set him on fire.

Galactic Mail from Asterokid on Vimeo.

This was so nice. seeing 3d getting to a point where it actually FELT genuinely cartoony and not just pose to pose zippyness you'd find in even feature quality 3d animation.


Anyhow, I guess I should've said it sooner but I'm doing board revisions for a show that you'll hopefully see sometime next fall on Cartoon Network about a certain big cat of a lightish red persuasion. It's pretty cool, learning a lot and also having some of the negative aspects that we've all heard about on other blogs being brought to hilarious reality.

Biggest lesson learned since working there; tv animation is a collaborative process and no one sets out to make a bad cartoon on purpose. The general education (cinematic and storytelling-wise) of the crew combined with obstacles and obligations presented by the people actually paying for the show all effect how well a show works... or doesn't. No one's out to destroy cartoons, but it does feel like there's just a TON of overanalyzing and "fear of ____" on the part of the executive side that just forces the writing of shows into a corner.

So you get a lot of sighing and eye rolling and "well, what can ya do? We gotta work around it."



A.M. Khanna said...

very cool find..happy new year stone!

A.M. Khanna said...

nice one!..happy new year stone!

Lion_0 said...

Yup ahahhaahhaha i wish they would of taught us that in school. The art of making good cartoons with one hand tied behind your back :P