So I have this great idea...

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  1. CyclonuS_ZerO

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    What if there was a budget somewhere for the G1 series to be completely reanimated by Figueroa? All the little bugs in the episodes could be fixed, the animation clear and crisp, and well, FIGUEROA doing the art! It would be a massive undertaking, but I think the result would be incredible. DISCUSS AWAY!!!!
     
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    A neat little pipedream, but who would be willing to shell out the cash to PAY for said massive undertaking? ^_~

    Big robots are difficult and expensive to animate, especially heavily detailed ones. That's why most cartoons have about five minutes of action and twenty minutes of talking heads.
     
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    I think it would be a great idea, not totally practical or possible but still overall a great idea. I do feel its G1's biggest downfall though with its inconsistent animation on the cartoon so it is in need of a touch up :p 
     
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    Wait, you'd want Don drawing everything? As in, every single frame?
     
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    Why not have it all re-done in CG?
     
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    Even if in this dream someone could afford to offer him such a prospect. He would be dead before finishing a single season. There's a reason that there are 25 - 50 animators working on each episode. And those are just the people doing the characters. Then you have background artists, colorists, inkers, etc.

    G1 is G1. Let it be what it is and it lives on in the comics.
     
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    Offer up a G1-based show with character designs by Guido Guidi and then we'll talk.
     
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    Good grief OP, are you serious? The biggest fault with that old cartoon series was NOT the animation. You're proposing keeping the stories completely intact!?!?

    Hacks like Donald F. Glut were what made that series dreadful to anyone not wearing rose-tinted spectacles (note - I was there, since 1984, but even I recognise its crumminess). For every Flint Dille or David Wise you had, there was a DFG just waiting to sleepwrite another episode.

    Of course, you can't be too hard on those old episodes... it was simply how most (not all) cartoon series based on toylines were done back in the day.

    BUT...

    If we have this hypothetical money, then why not a NEW series (based, if you must, on the G1 scenario and characters) but...you know... actually decent this time??
     
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    This.
     
  10. Aernaroth

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    Ironically, the models for the G1 series were initially more complex, but were simplified to make the animation easier to follow.
     
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    Don is a comic book artist. He can't animate stuff.

    I'd rather call back the G1 animators, give them lots of time to work and pay them decently.
     
  12. CyclonuS_ZerO

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    I realize this would be an enormous undertaking on his part, but I'm sure he'd like the idea. Yeah, the budget would be gigantic as well, but it would be cool. Maybe if he just did like the first 3 episodes, to see even just that would be awesome. I'd really like to see all the fixes, especially the infamous scene where the Decepticons board the Ark and you hear Megatron's audio, but see the exact previous frame of the Autobots.
     
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    one person doing three episodes of animation with a cast as large as MTMTE's would take years. especially if you wanted it detailed, and to have a decent frame rate.

    this is a really strange idea. also, insane.
     
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    That's never going to happen, but honestly, I would settle for a "Five Faces of Darkness" re-do without the animation errors. All joking aside, the writing on that mini-series is really good, the animation and mistakes just ruin it
     
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    All I could picture after reading the OP's post (and I'm sure it's not what you meant), was Don sweating over a table animating with a hasbro rep whipping him silly. :) 

    While we're at it, I'd like to see a live action Gundam movie. Using real robots built specifically for the film. We can film it in New Jersey to avoid unwanted damage and casualties (just a joke to those actually living in Jersey).
     
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    Again: Don is a comic book artist. He can't animate stuff.
     
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    There was a live action gundam movie: G-savior. Trust me when I say you are wrong in saying you would like to see it.
     
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    Sadly I can't say I'm too shocked. Some things are just better left animated.

    ....like Super Mario Bros
     
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    Animation 101:
    Animation models should be simple and clean move fluidly instead of stiff movements.
    See Animated and Spectacular Spiderman
     

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