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

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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 ...
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What techniques were used for the animation in The Triplets of Belleville?

The brilliant modern animated movie The Triplets of Belleville (also known as Belleville Rendez-Vous) is both moving as a story and has beautifully stylistic animation. The images are clearly meant to ...
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Which are the “several forms of animation” used by Wes Anderson in Fantastic Mr. Fox?

From the Wikipedia article for Fantastic Mr. Fox, The film mixes several forms of animation but consists primarily of stop motion. Besides stop motion, Which other forms of animation did the film ...
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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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Animated Movie about a boy stranded on a dinosaur-filled land [closed]

I don't remember too much, but for starters, if I'm not mistaken, I think I watched it after 2004, on like a Sunday Morning Block. Not sure how helpful that was, since the channel I watched it on ...
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A cartoon about two men in top hats chasing after a girl in distress [closed]

I remember watching a movie on Cartoon Network as a child with two men in top hats chasing after a girl in these very colorful, very vivid scenes. The only characters are the two men in top hats, the ...
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Is the series based on a game?

While watching Huntik: Seekers and Secrets, something seemed odd how they would receive missions. If the mission involved an uncharted ruin the image they would get would show what it would look like, ...
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Similarities of Pixar and Dreamworks: any published explanation?

It is well known that for many years, Pixar and Dreamworks released very similar movies at the same time: Finding Nemo and Shark Tale Wall-E and Robots (see comments) The Wild and Madagascar ...
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Why are cartoons inconsistent with airing times? E.g. Show is on Saturdays,but often skip a week?

I'm trying to find out the reason why cartoons are not consistent with their airing times. E.g. I've gotten used to TMNT on a specific day, but then they started to skip a week, sometimes more - all ...
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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 ...
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What was the name of the cartoon that had talking animals protecting their forest [closed]

I remember having VHS tapes of it back when i was a kid (before i learned that VHS was a scam cause the players almost always destroyed the tapes). From what i remember, there was this Baron guy who ...
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Why are certain scripts produced as animated features instead of live-action?

If Tangled (2010) used live-action, what would have been the problem? Would the effect be different if Tangled was acted by real actors/actresses? How do film-makers decide which story will be ...
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How do they mix real characters with animated characters?

Some animated movies show real characters (men/women) in them like in the movie Avatar. How do they mix real characters with animated characters? Does it cost more than a purely animated movie? What ...
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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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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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Which was first TV show with animation?

Which was first TV show with animation in USA? No real characters. All characters should be animated.
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Which was the first animated movie in hollywood? [closed]

Which was the first animated movie in Hollywood?
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In the children's show Toopy and Binoo, Is Binoo a boy or a girl?

Help me settle a debate with my 5 year old daughter. In the children's show Toopy and Binoo, is Binoo a boy or a girl?
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Identify an old (Russian?) Cartoon. “the 3 ____” [closed]

I had a cartoon I watched as a child on VHS I'm trying to remember the name of. Here is a list of details I can recall about it. Its old - pre 1960's (at a guess) Its called "The 3" Something I think ...
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Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie? [closed]

When I was a child, we rented a children's movie one day from Jumbo Video during the 1980's. My mother slept through it, but my sister and I watched it. It was definitely animated, and may have been ...