Questions tagged [animation]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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Help identify circa 1970s animated movie with bizarre wedding [closed]

I remember a movie from my childhood that was based on a common folk tale. It was in a very odd animation style (though I cannot remember which). The strongest memory was that there was a very strange ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which was the first animated movie in hollywood? [closed]

Which was the first animated movie in Hollywood?
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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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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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“Rock TV” animated/live action series from the early to mid 80s [closed]

Riffling through my memory on another question, I was reminded of a series that aired in the States on broadcast (NBC, I think, though it may have been syndicated), probably Saturday mornings. I seem ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:...