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Discussion in 'The toonzone - General Animation Discussion' started by The Huntsman, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Old Guy

    Old Guy Active Member

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    I've never rejected to watch a cartoon based on it's artwork. However, I have rejected plenty of cartoons based on the ad.
     
  2. Pomegranate

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    I can agree that both good writing and likable characters are indeed the most important aspects of a cartoon, but good artwork can indeed help make a cartoon very enjoyable as well.
     
  3. AlgeaX

    AlgeaX Oh, hello?

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    Books are a bit different then animation in that you dont have to be constantly looking at the book's cover as you read it.
     
  4. Ducard

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    Yup. Cartoons are an audio-visual medium, after all. Animation with good writing but horrid design is equivalent to reading an interesting book filled with typos and bad sentence structure.

    It's not always a bad thing to judge a cartoon by its artwork.
     
  5. Dr. Zin

    Dr. Zin Evil Genius (retired)

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    Refused to watch at all owing to animation style? No, haven't done that. OTOH, as some others have said, my overall interest in a show can definitely be affected if I dislike the visual style.

    The most notable example is almost certainly Teen Titans; I'd have been far more interested in that series if its early episodes hadn't been so sharply tilted toward an anime look. I'll also admit to a guilty-pleasure interest in the Scooby Doo franchise -- but I consider the "new look" of the current Shaggy and Scooby Doo Get a Clue series a step backward, and that's contributed to my lack of interest in that series. (It isn't the only factor; I think the franchise also needs Fred, Velma, and Daphne to help ground it, and the various series that drop them have never worked well for me.)
     

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