craggy wrote: Sabrblade wrote: craggy wrote: Sabrblade wrote: craggy wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:I haven't seen one cartoon halfway near the level of Prime's animation in my life. If you have, please show me where I may find it.
Michael Bay's Transformers A Film By Michael Bay - 2007
He said "cartoon".
I can read.
Live action feature films w/ special effects =/= cartoons.
Theatrical movie with a huge budget, also more on this later.
Batman: TAS/Batman Beyond/Superman: TAS/Justice League/JLU.
They look good, and for the most part have very good animation, however their animation is dated and does show its age. TAS also suffered from Studio AKOM ruining the animation to some episodes. I still prefer the animation style in TAS with its dark paper backgrounds over Prime's style though.
Incredibly dated with its use of CGI.
OVA, which have higher animation budgets and longer production times than TV shows.
Again a theatrical movie with a huge budget, by a studio that is famous for its animation.
the cut scenes from any number of video games.
Video games are not cartoons, on top of that the cut scenes have the same budged as a TV show, but have far less material to produce. On top of that, the animation in Prime is handled by the same studio that does the cut scnes for Street Fighter and DOA.
Here's the thing, and I'm going to quote Shinji Aramaki, the director of the Appleseed movie, from an interview he had with a German anime magazine. I'm sure he said something similar in different interviews.
Appleseed uses the most modern and top of the line technology available in animation today (2004), and it looks fantastic now. But it is doomed to look and feel dated, technology in computer animation moves so fast that material that looks brilliant today will look terrible and dated just a few years down the line. Traditional 2D animation does not have this problem, that is an art form that has reached its peak and perfection years ago. Take Princess Mononoke for example, it is almost ten years old now. It looked breathtaking then and it still looks as breathtaking now because there haven't been any notable advances in the technology it uses.
Prime, just like Beast Wars back in the day, uses the most advanced and most hardcore animation technology on TV.
Beast Wars does not, nor did it look as good or better than Batman TAS did, yet its animation was of a much higher technical standard. And Prime does the same again, the only show on TV that can actually be compared to TF Prime is "Beware the Batman", since the animation technology is similar, yet Prime outshines it in every way. Not taking into account that Beware the Batman is cancelled due to not being a success.
2D animation has peaked and cannot be improved upon, it's maxed out, it can also only replicate TF Prime's qualities by going insanely overboard with its budget and then only as a movie, you can't make a TV show in traditional animation, that has all the subtle little things Prime has, like the subtle little twitches, and flinches in the faces you barely notice.