Monday, 20 February 2012

Experimental Animation

This time we looked at experimental animation. Experimental animation is usually abstract and is made when an animator is exploring new methods of animating. A lot of the animations i find to have a lot of morphing and transformations with shapes and colors. There are usually a lot of patterns too be seen along with a soundtrack that would match the animation.
 here is a video of some early abstract animations
                                                   "Early Abstractions" (1946-57), Pt. 3

Sunday, 19 February 2012


We looked at how Disney animators took a strike during the making of the film Dumbo in 1941. Following the strike a lot of animators left Disney, some of the members that left formed United Productions of America also known as UPA.
UPA used a simple art style and they reduced the amount of drawings in their animations. They started off by making animations during war.
We looked at the animation called The Magic Fluke
                                               The Magic Fluke (Fox and Crow, UPA, 1949) 

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Continuation of a look a Hollywood characters

We look at other popular characters in Hollywood and the animations that they were in. We looked at Fred Averys animation work and we noticed a style to he’s animations, they all had over exaggerated characters and physical jokes that where very similar to the physical jokes that where in the Tom and Jerry series.
The Red Hot Riding Hood animation is a perfect example of how similar the physical comedy is.
                                                          Red Hot Riding Hood (1943) 
 In this animation the characters are all over exaggerated and the comedy style is usually quite physical.

Another example we looked at was Ventriloquist Cat. The animation is about a mischievous cat that hates dogs and he’s pulling pranks on a dog using a device he find that allows him to project he’s voice. The comedy style is very violent.
                                                    Tex Avery - Ventriloquist Cat (1950)
This was my favorite animation of he’s work because I liked the moral of the story and I also found it really funny.