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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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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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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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From the South Park Studios interview with Matt Stone (where users were encouraged to ask questions): j0l0n: from Henbob -> What made you think of the canadians having those funny head and everything is square? its brilliant! cheers MattStone: Well the idea came to us during a trip to Toronto. That's just the way they all look up there... In a ...


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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 Napoleon states, the original meaning of "gay" is "happy or carefree" but nowadays refers to homosexuality. In this South Park episode, the joke is that the choir organisation is being naive using the word "gay" when its meaning has changed. They think they are being fun and "down with the kids" when it's really the opposite. Incidentally, there is a ...


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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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While I haven't seen the episode, it may help you to know that the word "gay" once generally meant something like happy, jolly or merry and only nowadays came to more specifically mean homosexual (which is why you may usually find it used in older songs and the like and wonder what they're talking about). Maybe the makers of South Park are playing with this ...


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Stick is using a play on words of 'Dire'; deploying it in the D&D manner of which TylerShads describes (no doubt inspired by GoT), but also in its common usage of meaning terrible. If someone is in Dire Straits, their situation is considered dreadful. Dire is traditionally used to indicate the relative lack of quality, promise or effort of something. To ...


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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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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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They have done this before, actually. Remember the season where Kenny remained dead and they auditioned replacements? This season is notable for being the only one without Kenny as a main character, as he was written off in the previous season. Kenny, however, plays a part in some episodes without appearing and returns at the conclusion of the ...


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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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The term Dire is a Dungeons and Dragons trope where a beast that is larger and more powerful than a standard beast is known as a Dire beast-name-here. Such things can exist as Dire-Wolves, Dire-Bears, and Dire-Ferrets, if one should so desire. Therefore, it must just be a play on this joke due to the subject matter of this game being a parody of a lot ...


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The image you provided was taken from the "Stick of Truth" game, not from the TV episodes. There are few episodes of South Park that portray Canada as a really crazy place, but I don't remember seeing anything dire in any of them. The Wiki also doesn't mention anything about it. The "Stick of Truth" was written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone as any other ...


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This may be a reference joke to Game of Thrones, which they've taken the liberty of expanding on. In that series they have "Dire Wolves", which is essentially a very large wolf. An adult Dire Wolf would be about the size of a small horse. They're also very deadly, and extremely capable of killing, which in and of itself, should you run into one, would put ...


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From the Wikipedia article on South Park (which you could've found with a bit of Google): When the show began using computers, the cardboard cutouts were scanned and re-drawn with CorelDRAW, then imported into PowerAnimator, which was used with SGI workstations to animate the characters.[46][48] The workstations were linked to a 54-processor ...



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