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New Developments:nickelodeon characters

Modern animation in the United States from the late 1980s and onward is occasionally

referred to as the "American animation renaissance." In the late 1980s, the Saturday

morning cartoon gave way to the television programming that we are familiar with today,

cartoons everyday! In addition, animated works from other countries (notably Japan) have

had varying levels of airplay in the United States since the 1960s. [s]

(Shown right is an image of numerous different cartoon characters created by Nickelodeon studios)

 

Animation Tech:

Today, traditional animation uses traditional methods, but is aided by computers in certain areas.toy story

This gives the animator new tools not available that could not be achieved using old techniques.

With the rise of televised animated cartoons, The scheduling constraints of the TV animation

process led to the various techniques known as limited animation which is where one reuses

a frame instead of redrawing it. Additionally, The 1990s saw exponential growth in the use of

computer-generated imagery to enhance both animated sequences and live-action special

effects, allowing elaborate computer-animated sequences to dominate both. In 1995, Disney

and Pixar produced the first completely CGI film, Toy Story. Soon after, computer animation

also made and inroads into television. [s]

(Shown right is a picture of a Toy Story promotion poster)

 

"Adult" shows:simpsons and family guy

After cartoons began spreading into a new medium, some childrens programs such as

Hanna-Barbera's (which transformed into the present Cartoon Network) and Nickelodeon's

1990s animated cartoons that were also made to appeal to adults as well. Primetime cartoons

for mature audiences were virtually non-existent in the United States mainstream untill the

1990s hit The Simpsons that unleashed a new era of adult animation. [s]

(Pictured right is a drawing of two "adult" shows, The Simpsons and Family Guy each drawn by their creator)

 

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