Poll: animation style preference T.V.

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by G.I.EDDIE, Jul 2, 2012.

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Animation style preference TV

  1. Traditional (Young Justice, Family Guy, Archer)

    48 vote(s)
    92.3%
  2. CGI/3D (Clone Wars, Green Lantern, TF:Prime)

    4 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    Ive been noticing a lot of cartoons being introduced to television these days is going to CGI/3D animation style...and to be honest, it makes me sad...I grew up with traditionally animated cartoons like Super Friends, He-Man, Transformers and G.I.JOE, and I fear that one day soon, this type of animation will disappear...

    So what say you?...do you prefer the more traditional animation (i understand that even it is now done on a computer) that still exists today on shows like

    Family Guy, Young Justice, Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes and Archer

    Or are you fully embracing the new direction the future of cartoons is headed in with cartoons like

    Star Wars Clone Wars, Green Lantern Animated, TF: Prime and the fourth coming 3D style Batman and TMNT toons
     
  2. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    You need one for both

    The reason for the change to CGI is often in the long run over the course of a few seasons is it's cheaper. Once you have the main models developed, they can be used over and over again. You don't have to pay for new drawing like in traditional animation. You can also have a smaller production team.
     
  3. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    I prefer traditional animation. I just can tell the effort the put into it, like in BTAS. The CGI is cool, but in a lot of shows it's just bland.

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  4. SPLIT LIP

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    Where's the both/hybrid options, like Tron: Uprising?
     
  5. ABH1979

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    I prefer traditional, but CGI is good, for certain types of series.
     
  6. Seeker

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    I prefer a mixture of both. Some show work as purely CG while others would not and vice versa.
     
  7. Starfire22

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    Traditional all the way.

    Though the hybrid way (tron uprising) is good too..
     
  8. G.I.EDDIE

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    I totally understand why they do it, like most things, "it's all about the money"...and this, I fear, is why I predict eventually all toons will be of the CGI variety...

    Traditional animation just seems more artistic, like there's more of a personal element to it...

    As for there being no "both" option...when I make polls, I like to force people to man up and choose and get them off the fence :D  ...though I do realize some toons have both in them, for the most part they are majority one or the other...

    I wonder if this poll had a much younger audience, if the results would be opposite?
     
  9. Arbitron

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    I like traditional better, but CGI is still good.
     
  10. SouthtownKid

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    CG is potentially just as good as traditional, but at the point we are at right now, it still looks like a bunch of mannequins running around a lot of the time. The ability to distort for effect and expressiveness have improved drastically over the past decade but still aren't quite up to traditional animation levels.
     
  11. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    I like CGI that looks like traditionally drawn. It looks beautiful like the traditional style, but perspective is always perfect, because it is 3D. It's more used in Anime and Futurama (partially).
     
  12. kaijuguy19

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    I wish there was a both option. I like both styles equally. Just as long as the story and characters are great either style is fine by me. :) 
     
  13. Dinodigger97

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    I like the Flash animation they use in My Little Pony and Rescue Bots......but seeing on how there is no option for that,I just voted for Traditional.


    Though....CGI is good and all....it just doesn't work for me. Sorry.
     
  14. Rusty24

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    It depends. I prefer Clone Wars and TF Prime as CGI, but I love the animation in Young Justice.
     
  15. RKillian

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    That's a pretty good description of it. Movie CGI has improved alot, but television CGI isn't far enough removed from the average Xtranormal monologue.
     
  16. Autovolt 127

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    Traditional.

    CGI has it's limitations.
     
  17. Evil Porkchop

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    I prefer a combination of both like they did in ZOIDS 10 years ago.
     
  18. Scantron

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    I'm happy with either style. Because, frankly, unless the animation is absolutely terrible, I'm far less concerned about the style/quality of the animation than whether the show is well-written.

    And, for what it's worth, a number of 'traditionally animated' shows (eg - Family Guy, Simpsons) use at least some CG.
     
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  19. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    It depends on the material being shown. Some shows work better in traditional animation and some work better with computer animation. TFP is great with computer animation, but Young Justice is also great with traditional animation.

    Plus, they both have their pros and their cons. They both have benefits and limitations. There's a consistency that computer animation gives to shows that is most often lost with traditional hand-drawn animation. TFP Optimus' face looks consistent in every. single. shot. because it's a model that's built once and...well, you're done. Meanwhile Iron Man in Avengers: EMH can look completely different in every. single. shot. But the traditional animation allows for more characters, more worlds, etc., because it's (relatively) easier/cheaper to draw a static background for a couple of shots than to have to model and build an entire environment in 3D for a couple of shots. Traditional animation can allow for more stylized movements and action (EMH, Nick Fury vs. Grim Reaper in episode 3) to highlight certain sequences, but computer animation can add in a lot more details like slow-motion, environmental effects, more realistic camera movement, etc..

    So yeah, I don't even think I could outright state what I prefer, because it all depends.

    Plus, as Scantron said above me, a lot of shows use both. Whether it's Transformers Energon/Cybertron, Zoids, etc.. Heck, even A:EMH uses computer animation for very small portions that involve certain vehicles and stuff. There can be a lot of overlap.
     
  20. grimlock1972

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    I really do not prefer one over the other so long as it is well done.
     

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