For animation buffs- 2D or 3D animation?

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Two dimensional or Three dimensional
Two dimensional/Traditional 82%  82%  [ 14 ]
Three dimensional/CGI 18%  18%  [ 3 ]
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23 Feb 2010, 4:53 pm

Which style of animation for animated feature films and/or shows do you prefer? With the release of the latest 2D animated film "Princess and the Frog" coming sometime sooner or later, I though this would be an appropriate question. Do you prefer two dimensional animation, or CGI?



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23 Feb 2010, 5:34 pm

Well, there are a few CGI films I like, but I prefer 2D animation.



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23 Feb 2010, 8:05 pm

CGI films are cool, but I still stick with the classic 2D traditional.



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23 Feb 2010, 8:14 pm

Princess and the Frog has been out since December of last year.



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23 Feb 2010, 9:03 pm

Two-dimensional without a doubt. That's what I grew up with. 3D is becoming too overused.



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23 Feb 2010, 9:22 pm

I'm not sure that I could indicate a preference for either, as it depends also on a lot of other factors. The principle of these being other production values especially story, what the production intends to achieve, its relationship to "live action" elements, and the over-all style -- for which the appropriateness of CGI and cell animation varies greatly.


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23 Feb 2010, 9:35 pm

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Princess and the Frog has been out since December of last year.



:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

I probably should have worded my OP better. I meant coming out via DVD. :oops:



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24 Feb 2010, 12:16 am

I'm the first to vote 3-dimensional, huh? Well I'm not really sure why I picked it, but I guess I felt like that's the way to go now, especially with so many good 3-dimensional animated movies in the last decade.


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03 Mar 2010, 4:11 pm

I love 2D, but I'm learning 3D. I also don't mind hybrids like the second Ghost in the Shell movie.



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03 Mar 2010, 8:13 pm

I think I like both equally now, after seeing the new Garfield Show on Cartoon Network.


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03 Mar 2010, 8:44 pm

2D. The more exagerated facial expressions are easier to read for me, plus anime gives me the warm and fuzzies. :)



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03 Mar 2010, 10:04 pm

It's funny. I do computer based animation both in 2D and 3D for a living (or at least it's a part of my job) and the animation I enjoy most is raw, hand made stuff. The Quay Brothers, Jan Svankmajer (The great animator of meat) early Fleischer Brothers, Nick Park, Terry Gilliam etc.



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03 Mar 2010, 10:23 pm

I've always been a fan of 2D animation; it's what my childhood was made of. It makes me really sad that the majority of new kids' movies and cartoons are being done in 3D these days.

However, there are a couple of 3D shows/movies that I enjoy: Jimmy Neutron, Fanboy and Chum-Chum and the one that arguably started the trend - Toy Story.



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04 Mar 2010, 2:26 am

jagatai wrote:
It's funny. I do computer based animation both in 2D and 3D for a living (or at least it's a part of my job) and the animation I enjoy most is raw, hand made stuff. The Quay Brothers, Jan Svankmajer (The great animator of meat) early Fleischer Brothers, Nick Park, Terry Gilliam etc.


jagatai, I'm a big fan of Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay! I especially love Nocturna Artificialia and Street of Crocodiles.



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04 Mar 2010, 1:25 pm

I like 2D.