Questions tagged [animation]

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

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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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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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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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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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Why was Castle of Cagliostro so stylistically/artistically different from Miyazaki's other films?

I know I've heard a reason for it, but I can't remember it - and I'm having trouble finding it! Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro is quite distinctly different in its visuals from many (if not most) of ...
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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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Animated short film about an alley cat visiting his former home [closed]

I cannot for the life of me find one of my favourite (albeit depressing) animated shorts. The film features a cat wondering an abandoned (burnt out) mansion, and imagining the building when it was ...
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First animated movie to put "bloopers" in end credits?

I'm guessing it was A Bug's Life (1998), but were there any previous animated movies to put mock bloopers in their end credits? (Related: First bloopers in any film's end credits.)
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Unknown animated movie with a powerful glove [closed]

When I was a child I watched an animated movie on VHS, whether it has multiple series or a TV show, I cannot remember, but I have been looking for it ever since.(Its only been 15 years.) The general ...
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Forgotten animated movie involves encasing things in "gluestick" [closed]

I'm trying to remember an animated film I saw as a child, but the details are so fuzzy I only remember for certain these following details: The movie was definitely animated. I'm fairly certain it ...
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Cartoon movie with archery tournament with "paintball" arrows, people dressed as animals [closed]

I remember this movie from my childhood, so it was 90s at the latest and probably not much older than that. It was hand-drawn animation, and if I remember right it was fairly generic fantasy. Probably ...
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An animated movie about a black horse, set in early British industrial revolution [closed]

I am looking for an old TV cartoon probably from the second half of the 1990s. The story is set in time of the British Industrial revolution. Story evolves around a black horse. I think there is a ...
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Why do cartoons tend to draw eyes stretching them vertically, rather than horizontally?

Many, though not all cartoons, Western or not, tend to draw eyes stretching them vertically, rather than horizontally. This seems understandable when the eyes are drawn so large that stretching them ...
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What technology or method is used for the making of "Chicken Run"?

I have seen this animated movie called Chicken Run It seems like some form of clay puppets are used in this movie. So my question is: What technology is used in this movie? Is it pure animation or ...
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Ants are stealing our picnic!

So we often see scenes in cartoons in which a nice picnic is laid out with all sorts of tasty food, and all of a sudden, we see half a sandwich moving away, followed by a banana, then the other half ...
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In one episode of this cartoon series some copying slime appeared with a real creepy scene [closed]

I watched this episode around ten to fifteen years ago in Germany. I'd describe the cartoon style as classical American. I think the setting in this specific episode is partly at a military base. ...
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Old Russian or Soviet-era cartoon movie about a servant, a prince and a princess [closed]

I’d appreciate any help remembering the title of an old Russian or Soviet-era cartoon movie. The story is about a prince and his servant, who go on an adventure to rescue a princess from a dragon. ...
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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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Why are animals in cartoons shown having spirals for eyes after a camera's flash goes off?

I have seen many cartoon movies, scenes where when the animals are photographed, they get stunned after they see a camera flash which is expressed by spirals over their eyes. Is there a particular ...
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Why do Mickey's ears rotate and shift location when he is not facing the camera?

I thought about this the first time I visited Disney Land. There I saw a 3D model of Mickey in real life. When he is not facing the camera, his ears are sideways, and appear as you'd expect them to ...
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Late 80s or early 90s anime\cartoon in space with slugs and pink tentacles [closed]

I'll do my best to remember everything I can - The very first scene is a father that is combining a crop, he is using a futuristic machine as this movie involves space, aliens, etc. The planet ends ...
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Technique where the outline of real actors and objects is replaced by superimposed animation?

My question is related to the following technique: How do they mix real characters with animated characters? Except that instead of having a real Dick Van Dyke during all the scene, an animated Dick ...
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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 were mouse holes often represented in cartoons and movies like this?

I was recollecting on some old Tom & Jerry cartoons and began to wonder why mouse holes were often represented like the picture below. Did it just have to do with the cartoonist trying to ...
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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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Russian/East-European/Soviet Cartoon show with 3 main characters [closed]

I used to watch this show when I was a kid back in 1984. The show is in color. No dialogue, only music and sound effects. The characters are: a boy, his grandfather, and a bird (possibly a crow, but ...
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Are the 2015 Academy Nominated Animated Shorts family friendly?

The 2015 Academy Nominated Animated Shorts are making the rounds in theaters right now. I can't find any specific information on the age appropriateness of the content. Does anyone know if this is ...
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Why are the Latest Episodes of South Park not in 3D animation?

The technology has greatly improved since South Park's pilot episode, why has the style of the show not been changed?
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Term for "live action" vs "full CG" vs "stop motion" [closed]

I am compiling a list of movies, and as I do so I find that I'm dividing them into to the following categories: Live action: Non-animated film using (mostly) real life actors, e.g. Ghost Protocol. CG:...
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What was the longest successful Primetime cartoon prior to The Simpsons?

The Simpsons, which started as a series of shorts shown during The Tracy Ullman Show, has now been on the air for 25 years as its own full-length half-hour episodic cartoon. Its success spawned a ...
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Other Species' Lifespan Compared to Lions'

In The Lion King, we are shown a family of lion royalty over multiple generations, as well as its subjects and other animals involved with its kingdom, the Pride Lands. Recently, I have noticed how ...
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B&W animation in which old Asian lady finds huge ship [closed]

I am looking for a colorless animation movie in which I only remember a scene: an Asian looking old woman comes across a huge ship. I think there were no sounds. The movie should be at least 5 years ...
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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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Cartoon about a dimensional gateway within a cupboard [closed]

I remember quite a long time ago a cartoon which I’ve forgotten the name of, I saw it on ABC in Australia between the ages of 6 to 8, I’m currently 24. The main character's name is Leo I think and he ...
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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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Why are cartoon coconuts (on trees) brown?

Real coconuts are either green or yellow (there may be other variants I'm unaware of) not brown. Why are they always colored brown in cartoons? Growing up in a tropical country with coconut trees an ...
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Animated cartoon series with entire civilization living in the center of the earth [closed]

Which animated cartoon series is this? It was from late 80s or early 90s featuring an entire civilization living either beneath the surface of the Earth or right in the center. The only thing I ...
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Why aren't there any animated movies of real life personalities?

When the technology became available, people in the industry would've found it easy to overcome some of the normal movie limitations such as: Studio and locations Impossible human actions Twins, ...
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Why does Jake from Adventure Time have inverted eyes?

Regarding Adventure Time, there is a character called Jake the dog. It's always bugged me not knowing why his eyes are white where the pupil should be, and black where the iris should be (i.e. ...
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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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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 do Canadians have hinged heads?

In South Park, Canadians are animated with less detailed features and heads that are cut into two different pieces, with the top part bobbing when they talk. The characters can tell the difference, as ...
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What is the rationale behind the choice of animation style for The Clone Wars series (2008-2014)?

The Clone Wars series has an odd mix of rigid 3D figures and matte, painterly surfaces that I haven't seen anywhere else. What was the reason they chose this style over a computer-animated 2D style ...
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A man finds some wrapping paper and gives it as a present to his daughter [closed]

I'm looking for a cartoon (might be Disney but I'm not sure). I watched it some time ago but I don't remember it's title. It's a story about a piece of wrapping paper. At the beginning a girl from a ...
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What kind of animation/drawing program do they use to make South Park?

In 6 Days to Air, the documentary about the making of South Park, there is some great footage of the animators working on the characters in studio on wacom tablets. I couldn't tell what program it was....
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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 ...