|Anonymous: too bad you dont understand that SMC does not have the budget that the original series had becuase it's only being broadcasted on the internet, therefore they're not getting any TV sponsoring. if the animation is really that awful for you then you probably shouldn't be subjecting yourself to anymore torture. Toei is doing what they can with what they've got and I wish more people like you would understand that.|
No, I understand. Here’s what you don’t understand: Number one, I don’t buy that one of the biggest anime companies in the world doesn’t have the money to put down a decent budget for one of the biggest name animes in the world. Second, you’re confusing budget with quality. The problem SMC is having is poor drawings (KEYFRAMES not just inbetweens, although even inbetweens should be a much higher quality than what is displayed here), characters flying off model, as well as limited expressions and clean movements. You don’t need a massive budget to make a good show, you need careful, devoted directors and animators. So far, I’m seeing sloppy keyframes and movements that I would expect out of a college level student. And for something like Sailor Moon, this is unacceptable.
An art product shouldn’t be viewed with “Oh well I guess they tried their hardest even if it is bad!” No, if it’s shit, it’s shit. That’s how the business goes. No one gives you a pass just because you tried your best.
So yes, I will keep watching it, if just because now I’m more amused than disappointed by all the fantastic errors and poor drawings, and also because hey I really love Sailor Moon. And I have the slightest sliver of hope that maybe they changed key animators during the course of its run and we’ll see an improvement.
I hope people know when they try to talk this kinda nonsense at someone who is actively responding to them from an animation studio is being mocked by by ALL their co-workers as well.
As someone who is still giving SMC as much of my hope as positive…I’ll just add my two cents that their issues exist outside of budget issues. Despite what people want to believe, budget does NOT equal quality. Take a gander at Disney’s dark ages. Their budget was shit, they were tracing drawings and taking every short cut but they had solid drawings. Or hell! Look at huge budget movies like Frozen that everyone likes to complain about? They had serious money behind Frozen! Why was the character animation and texturing kinda meh in that movie then? Why were the designs bland? Why was the script weak? They had money, right?? Throwing money at something doesn’t default that the product will be the best thing you’ve ever seen in your life. Budget =/= Quality
Also it’s totally fair to enjoy something and point out it’s flaws. I enjoy Frozen and SMC both..but I will %100 point out when it’s a disappointment and full of shit.
One of my favorite coworkers laying down some truths.
Havent seen a lot of noise about the latest controversy in the animation industry over here.. If anyone should care the most about this animation wage fixing issue, is you: The young, upcoming talented artists going into the field. You should care. This will affect you the most down the road whether you want it or not.
|eternity-in-ice: What exactly is the difference between the Pixar and Disney animations studios these days? Are they completely separate? Or collaborating on a lot of things? They seem to be at the same level of CGI (and storytelling skills) in all the recent movies, but I'm curious.|
Pixar is owned by Disney, but that’s the extent of their collaboration. Perhaps Disney marketing execs have a bit of say at Pixar, but for the most part they are completely different studios. Pixar is near San Francisco, Disney is in Burbank. Completely different set of people.
(i said this as a comment, but then i figured it merited a reblog for clarification if anyone else is confused)
to be more specific, the walt disney company owns both walt disney animation and pixar animation studios. the disney company has many facets and entities that they own located in many places (including theme parks!), whereas disney animation is literally just the animation studio located in burbank.