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Movies or shows that consist entirely of either hand drawn or computer drawn/generated content.

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Suggested order for X-Men animated series

I would like to watch the X-Men animated series, from the beginning to end, to get to know it better. I mean, there are several series out there, but I don't know which one starts it all, to begin ...
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Did the creators manipulate the animation frame rate for specific visual effects?

Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a particularly richly animated film with an amazing variety of animation styles used to reflect the different universes its multiple spider characters come from. ...
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Why the highlighted outline in animated cartoons?

I've often seen in animated cartoons like Doraemon or any other anime that an object in the background that is about to move or do some movement is highlighted explicitly. Which makes it easy to ...
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Why are characters double in a sequence?

In the first episode of Disenchantment (2018), during the wedding scene, right before Elfo interrupts the ceremony, there’s a look of the inside of the temple in which we can see all the guests and ...
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What is the origin of Scooby-Doo's name?

According to Wikipedia, Scooby-Doo's name comes from Frank Sinatra's scat line from the song Strangers in the Night. The song was released in 1966 and the first Scooby-Doo cartoon was released in 1969....
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Why in “The Incredibles” is the usually-realistic gravity sometimes WAY too strong?

I'm a big fan of the Pixar movie The Incredibles. I especially love the animation. However, there's one point I've been wondering about: the strength of gravity. Unlike some other styles of animation,...
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Why was The LEGO Movie not nominated at the Oscars?

Given that The LEGO Movie displayed a new style of animation, was there any specific technical reason why it was not nominated in the category of "Best Animated Feature Film" at the 87th Academy ...
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Was “Ralph Breaks the Internet” the first Disney production to feature computer-animated renditions of these characters?

"Ralph Breaks the Internet" famously features most Disney princesses together sharing the same scene. While this includes modern computer-animated characters like Anna, Elsa, Merida, Moana and ...
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Why are mice in cartoons (almost) always depicted as good guys?

Mice are pests destroying human crops. They have been hunted without mercy for hundred of years. Humans domesticated cats to keep them away from their houses and granaries. Poisons and traps were used ...
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Why do criminals whistle after doing something?

There's an old tradition in cartoons and comedies: criminals (mostly thieves) and bullies often whistle some tunes after doing something bad or when they are likely to be detected by police or guards. ...
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Why do many animated movies use famous actors to do the voices?

It seems many animated movies use famous actors and actresses to supply the voices for the characters. What is the point of that? Most animated movies are targeted towards children, and children don'...
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About how many man-hours did it take to animate 101 Dalmatians?

I watched 101 Dalmatians (1961) again recently, and I have to say the animation while very artful seems kind of lesser in quality than say Dumbo (1941) or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). ...
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How did they create the soundtracks for old cartoons?

Take, for example, this episode from Tom & Jerry. Every movement/expression/feeling the characters display is included on the background music, which is a different thing than the usual sound ...
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How do film-makers keep track of where they are in a complex stop motion animation scene?

In the past I've played with some of those smartphone stop-motion animation apps, but it can be difficult to keep track of where you are. Even just moving a couple of limbs while "walking" a ...
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How did movie makers make “Odie” act with an animated Character in Garfield?

As per Wikipedia "Garfield: The Movie is a 2004 American family comedy film directed by Peter Hewitt inspired by Jim Davis' comic strip of the same name. It stars Breckin Meyer as Jon ...
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Is the voice casting done before or after computer graphics?

In animated motion films, is the voice casting done before or after computer graphics animations?
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Who are the narrators in Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms?

In the Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms there are several narrators for each episodes. And I think all of them are related to Game of Thrones series, ...
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Character with underbite, pointy jaw, and bug eyes [closed]

A friend and I have been trying for about an hour to remember what character we're thinking of. Morse, from Balto, reminded us. It's his underbite, with the way the lip comes to a point, the teeth ...
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How do they keep maintaining the same dubbing voice in TV shows which longs for several years?

Like 'Powerpuff Girls', all the characters seems to have the same voice after many years. Due to aging, their voices will be changed especially with kids. But how did they get the same voice after 10 ...
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Claymation with real eyes [closed]

I remember seeing a stop-motion animated short film a year or two ago on the Internet (I think either YouTube or Vimeo). The most memorable thing about it was that the characters were animated but had ...
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Sleeping Beauty and Snow White in the same movie [closed]

This may be a bit different than many identify-this-movie questions, but my five year old daughter's descriptions are about as vague as memories of movies I watched in my childhood, so I think it fits....
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In which cartoon (if any) did Bugs Bunny use the term “nimrod”? [closed]

In English, the term nimrod seems to have morphed sometime in the 20th century from meaning "mighty hunter" to meaning, roughly, "idiot" or "dipstick". The Internet knows that this is because of Bugs ...
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Script-writing terms in animation and live-action [closed]

Are script writing terms employed in animation the same as those employed in live-action scripts with perhaps a few exceptions?
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What is the oldest adult animated sitcom? [closed]

What is the history of the genre? What is the chain of works of art, that led to the adult animated sitcoms like Rick and Morty, Beavis and Butt-Head, South Park, etc? Which one was the first? Edit ...
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Animated movie that aired on Cartoon Network about a world of toys [closed]

This has been bugging me for a LONG time now and was hoping someone knew the title to this animated movie I saw a long time ago on Cartoon Network. When I say long, it possibly aired on Cartoon ...
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How is the “skid to a stop” cartoon stock sound effect done?

You know the one I'm talking about. A cartoon character is running, and then suddenly they have to stop, so they dig their heels in, lean back, and skid to a stop, accompanied by a rapid-fire series ...
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What is the name of this Hungarian animation? [closed]

Media: Movie Date of release/watch: I watched it a couple of years ago, but the movie itself came out a long time ago (definitely pre-2000) Plot summary: A mother (in the form of a horse) tells her ...
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Pink bird and turtle travelling in time? [closed]

Back in 2005-2007, there was a TV cartoon series being aired on TV. The show main characters were a pink bird and big yellow beak but didn't look like a flamingo. The main character was accompanied ...
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Where and when does the “idea” light bulb appear for the first time?

In many movies and animated cartoons, the light bulb represents an idea that occurs inside a character's mind. But where does this metaphor come from and what is the first movie/cartoon/show that used ...
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Why are human faces not drawn in old cartoons?

This question torments me from childhood. In old cartoons like Tom and Jerry human faces are not drawn. But since 5th volume (not precisely) human faces were introduced. Why? Was it difficult for ...
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What animated film featured a girl and a knight on a planet with strange gravity? [closed]

I recall watching an animated film around 2010-2012 featuring a girl and a knight. The DVD I watched was French, but I do not know if that was the original language. The knight had a queue hairstyle. ...
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Was Bugs Bunny impersonating someone when he ate the carrot?

I've heard that when Bugs Bunny was first shown eating a carrot he was impersonating a popular movie of the time. People of that time got the "joke" and he just kept eating carrots. In time that ...
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What's this animated Titanic movie? [closed]

I vaguely remember an animated film about the Titanic where a woman meets her true love on board. It was released around the start of the 2000's and was dubbed into English. I don't know what ...
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Looking for a Looney Tunes movie/episode [closed]

I'm looking for a Looney Tunes movie or an episode I recall watching as kid about ten years ago. Could you help me finding its name? The scenes I remember are as follows: The plot consists of a ...
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Animated series about a woman who had a mechanical arm [closed]

I've been feeling nostalgic lately and have been searching for animated tv shows online which I used to watch as a kid in 1998 and 1999. I only remember a little bit of information. It was about a ...
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How called episode of Tom & Jerry about mice that survived after nuclear war? [closed]

I believe it was episode of Tom & Jerry. Can't find it. There was episode where old mouse was talking to little mice behind school desks. He was describing war: humans had long trunks... There was ...
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Why have Disney princess films post-2009 all started with the princess as a child?

Starting with The Princess and the Frog (2009), every Disney princess movie has included a scene where the princess is a child. The Princess and the Frog (2009) Tangled (2010) Brave (2012) ...
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Why was the art of old animated films sketchy?

The art of the moving characters (not static backgrounds) of old animated movies such as The Sword in the Stone (1963), The Jungle Book (1967), and The Aristocats (1970) were sketchy. The line work of ...
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Is courage the cowardly dog a sad cartoon show? [closed]

Courage the cowardly dog is my favorite cartoon show and character of all the time. Despite the show's reputation of it being comedy/horror, I can remember sad episodes and moments. Observe the ...
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What rules govern nomination of an animated film for Academy Award for Best Picture?

In the history of Academy awards only three animated movies were nominated for Best Picture. Beauty and the Beast (1991) Up (2009) Toy Story 3 (2010) Out of these three Up and Toy Story 3 were also ...
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Random cartoon from the 90s? [closed]

I'm trying to remember a cartoon that aired in the mid or late 90s (I think 1996-1997), the good guys drove high tech armored vehicles (It was not MASK) and had specialized suits. One of the vehicles ...
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Cartoon in which Donald Duck tries to stop another duck from committing suicide [closed]

This is a cartoon I watched on English TV about a decade ago, maybe more. I have no idea when it was released but it can't have been much earlier than 1990, as the animation looked fairly modern. I ...
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Do feature-length animation studios reanimate characters' mouths for foreign language dubs?

For instance, I know that Toy Story 3 was released in several other languages besides English, did Pixar re-render the characters mouths to sync with the audio? Do traditional animation studios do ...
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Traductions: are lips movements changed for every language? [duplicate]

If I watch The Simpsons in French for example then the lips movements match with the oral traduction. Question: In general, are lips movements in animated films/shows modified to match traductions in ...
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Old animation movie with girl who has magic necklace or pendant that she could never take off, [closed]

What I know about this movie: It has to have been released at most during 1982 but it's probably older. I know this for a fact because I am sure that I was six years old when I watched it and I know ...
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Very old animated show taking place in the insect world [closed]

When I was little, I had this one VHS with home-taped cartoons [but not by us] that I watched endlessly. One of the cartoons was unknown to me even then, but it was very characteristic and I'd love to ...
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At what stage of animation are branding assets like posters created?

At what stage of animation films, televison shows, are branding assets like posters created? I'm interested in hand-drawn computer animation in the style of traditional animation. I know there are at ...
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What is a “performance capture” animation movie?

The recent movie The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is a performance capture animated movie. What is a "performance capture" movie and what is the need for this technology when the ...
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“What's up doc?” - Is Bugs Bunny impersonating someone?

It turns out that Bugs Bunny was impersonating someone when he ate the carrot. Was he also impersonating a contemporary actor when he asked What's up doc? or is that a Bugs Bunny original?
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Why did Polar Express make me feel queasy?

I enjoy most animations but the film Polar Express just made me so uncomfortable that I couldn't get past the first 10 minutes. It's just plain creepy. I have no issues with Shrek, Toy Story, Robots ...