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According to this article from Creative Planet Network "We have the technology, and our animators have the skills to do 3-D," says supervising producer Anne Garefino. "We don't want it to look computery,"agrees director of animation Eric Stough, who's been on board since the pilot. "We want it to look as crappy as possible."


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Tod Browning's controversial cult horror film Freaks from 1932. The central story is of this conniving trapeze artist Cleopatra, who seduces and marries sideshow midget Hans after learning of his large inheritance. At their wedding reception, the other "freaks" announce that they accept Cleopatra in spite of her being a "normal" outsider; they hold an ...


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They do use 3D animation software. However, from the beginning the cut-out paper look is what they wanted to achieve with CG after finding out the difficulties of using real paper cut-outs. The decision to stay with the paper cut-out look was made from the beginning, they want everything to look as cartoonish as possible, down to the movements and ...


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The show's style of animation is inspired by the paper cut-out cartoons made by Terry Gilliam for Monty Python's Flying Circus , of which Parker and Stone have been lifelong fans. After the pilot for subsequent episodes have been produced by computer animation, providing a similar look to the originals while requiring a fraction of the time to ...


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As this Wikia page explains, this episode is a sequel to 2 other episodes where the Goths were featured most prominently: Raisins from season 7 (where Stan becomes a Goth) and The Ungroundable from season 12 (where Butters becomes a vampire wannabe). The title of this episode is probably a parody of Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and maybe alludes to Dawn ...


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Would 3-D animation make the content any better? George Lucas took advantage of the latest special effects available to film with the prequel trilogy which many fans say don't hold a candle to the original. When he "remastered" the original trilogy with special editions, many fans revolted. Look at video games, some of the most critically acclaimed games ...


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Ultimately your question is a legal one--and as many of us are not practicing lawyers (or representing ourselves as one), I cannot attest to whether there is any legal protection. However, I believe the gag they are aiming for is less "you can't sue whom you can't identify" and more trying to introduce humor in the irony of juxtaposing "I'm not scared of ...


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The episode City Sushi. From the wiki : In the episode, Butters is misdiagnosed with multiple personality disorder. Meanwhile, Tuong Lu Kim takes on South Park's new Japanese resident, who has put a sushi restaurant right next to his City Wok. Relevant dialogue from the script: Butters: This is illegal. We could get arrested. [Dr. Janus ...


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Can using fake names or pseudonyms in the credits really protect you from legal troubles? As a legal question, that would depend on the jurisdiction and the laws therein. In the US, one would have to consider a variety of things to make this a winnable case: is it libel or slander (if it is, there is a chance to seek damages)? is it parody (parody ...


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If you mean Ned Gerblansky, he isn't dead; at least, he was still around as recently as 2013, appearing in the episode World War Zimmerman. When Cartman went to Jimbo's store to buy a gun, Ned was there behind the counter, looking bored: Ned, however, didn't have any lines since 2001 (unless you count the video game The Stick of Truth released in March ...


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The quote I like best, referring to the software used to make South Park: "(using this 3D software) is basically building a sandcastle with a bulldozer". That's the whole reason they use the software; to remain topical (episodes finished in a week, handed into Comedy Central on the Wednesday itself, ie tonight's episode wasn't submitted when you woke this ...


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Also due to branding you don't want to change something that works. The show is a screaming success. Changing it might run the path when Coke introduced New Coke and failed miserably



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