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About ED,EDD,n' EDDY's art style....

Discussion in 'The Cartoon Network/Boomerang Cartoon Forum' started by DemonKrowno, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. DemonKrowno

    DemonKrowno my opinions might matter

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    ...i was wondering...in creating this original look with the shaking,how do they do it?....don't tell me they draw the same frame of animation a bit differently with everyone.....man,that'd take atleast 3 times the amount of time it takes to make a cartoon.....?
     
  2. Killtacular

    Killtacular the race wars had begun

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    That's how they do it. Lots and lots of drawings. It was probably a lot harder to them in season 1 than it was by season 3. The fact that the animation can be both squiggly AND: expressive, painful when violent, filled with funny takes and poses, is a testament to Canadian animation. Considering the kind of animation you typically see on O Canada, I'd say EEE is the best they've got.
     
  3. Sayna

    Sayna Member

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    I'm glad somebody else finaly sees this style as creative rather than annoying. =) It was getting tough there, for awhile, thinking I was all alone.
     
  4. Edd

    Edd the dork that you fear

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    :) You're not.
     
  5. Katrover

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    Dumb remark. I know.

    Wait.......So "Ed, Edd, n' Eddy" is Canadian?!

    Suddenly gets flashbacks of every "O, Canada!" episode seen, plus a few Canadian shorts shown in Animation I & II back in high school....

    That explains everything! The squiggly animation style, the nonlinear and unconventional humor - those are trademarks of Canadian Animation.

    At least, I think so. I'm only drawing conclusions from my limited experience with "O, Canada!" here....
     
  6. Rune

    Rune off(world) model

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    According to Danny A (Eds creator) it's impossible to ink something the same way twice, no matter how good you are there will always be a slight variation and aka cartoon builds on this for the show by utilising human error (animation by mistake being the company's motto) . So when there is a pause in the action you get a shaky effect by running a group these slightly different offset cels of the characters while the background remains 'frozen'. The wobble effect in EEnE is a nod to the animation of the 30s and the old black & white hand inked stuff particularly Blackman.

    And yes the show was created, written and produced in Canada (Vancouver to be specific) and animated in Korea. However the Eds and Peach Creek itself is not supposed to belong to any specific country or region, I've had a lot of mails in the past from people saying they know where Peach Creek is (TX or wherever) but it can't be over-emphasised that its not set in one specific town, the idea is that it could be anywhere and wherever it is you're bound to know somewhere just like it. Its slightly OT but the same goes with Rolf, he's the embodiment of every obscure country and culture you could encounter he does not have any definite nationality.
     
  7. SB20xx

    SB20xx Dino Damage!
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    Right, the show's animated overseas at Yeson, who also have done Fairly Oddparents and Family Guy. I like the animation style, too; the squiggle effect actually enhances the movement rather than stifling it (for example, on Dr. Katz, when characters were basically static).
     
  8. Candy Man

    Candy Man Hey, I have no ears!

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    Ed,Edd, 'n Eddy is all drawn and colored by hand? At least that is what I have heard.
     
  9. Rune

    Rune off(world) model

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    Yep, full of old-fashioned goodness
     
  10. ravenlover#1

    ravenlover#1 ravens boyfriend

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    i like to watch this sometimes including the dueling eds episode when rolf beats up eddy with the fish :D
     
  11. jeffrey 228

    jeffrey 228 Active Member

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    Now the one that seems to be my most favorite among the famous Kevin quote, "Well what do you know canned dork, let me intraduce you to my nuckles" aka the Episode "Cry Ed" , that is the one where Eddy tries all the stunds to make the kids come to him, but later get his own ball of pain from Kevin, I really like that episode.
     
  12. ChuckRoast

    ChuckRoast Survivng After the Battle

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    You're not alone. I also like the style.
     
  13. Nin-Nin69

    Nin-Nin69 [CUE SQUEALING FANGIRLS]

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    There's nothing wrong with this style. Then again I'm a big Bill Plympton fan so the 4 frame squigle style this isn't new to me. :D
     
  14. Znath

    Znath Me'e'eeh We have a delivery

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    .... I can see how it is creative in a kid like sort of way possibly going
    towards being kid drawn i think...

    On how they do it. Pretty much all there is to it I think is alternating
    the size of the outline between frames. if you do it the same for a couple
    of frames then switch, it makes it look like it's current jittery effect.

    However, Dang is that irritating. The more I see of that, the crazier it looks.
    I just like the outlines of my shows to hold still, maybe it's just me.
    Otherwise it wouldn't be too horrible of a show to watch if it weren't so
    hard on the eyes and everything. Sure the show has some good ideas,
    the problem is that unless you like their "artsie" style it's hard to watch.
     
  15. CookieS

    CookieS Awesome By Default

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    The kenetics of the moving line are great to watch even if you're not interested in the story. Plus they give you a sense of energy that applies to all characters.
     

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