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    What do pepole use to make cartoons like The Simpsons?
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    Um... a pen?

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    Well, not just a pen.

    They have colours, so I guess they use crayons AND felt tips.
    Such is life.

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    ...what're pepole? and since when do they make The Simpsons?
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    Re: Cartoons

    Originally posted by Liger86
    What do pepole use to make cartoons like The Simpsons?
    lol you guys...


    depends, now alot of people use things like adobe illustrater(sp) and photoshop.

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    Originally, the animators traced their animations onto cels
    (sheets of clear plastic). The outline of the animated object would
    be on the front side, and the color would be on the back. That
    was back in the olden days, though. Eventually Disney created a
    process that eliminated the need for tracing. The original paper
    drawing could be copied to the cel (that way, the animations
    didn't need to be traced)...

    Anywho, each frame was layered over static backgrounds, then
    photographed.

    I'm sure that's how (or close to how) The Simpsons is animated.
    They may use more advanced ways to color, or draw -- but I
    know it's done on cels. You can even buy them from Fox. Some
    are expensive, though ($400. There's one I saw of the whole
    family that's going for $1600)...

    Here's a place that "cels" them (Get it? "Cels", "Sells." Hehe. Clever).

    http://www.americanroyalarts.com/foxmenu.htm

    Of course, nowadays you can simulate everything with computers.
    Cel-animation really isn't necessary, anymore (but it's so cool).

    Animation in general is rad.

    Greatest Animated Movies of All Time:

    Cell: The Lioin King.
    Clay: The Nightmare Before Christmas.
    CG: Toy Story.

    Get this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...336814-4165467

    Edit: Changed a link. Found a better site that sells Simpsons
    Animation Cels.
    Last edited by Cheeze-It; 02-20-2003 at 07:12 PM.
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