: Eh? The clip shows animators doing some paper tests, but the final image would be drawn on a cel.
I was referring more to the actual process of animating than to the ink and paint stage of the film. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
As for Ink and Paint I'm pretty sure that I've seen clips of the film being inked and painted using a Cintiq drawing tablet.
Nowadays I think it's fairly rare for a studio to do all of it's actual animating using paper.
FWIW I'm an animator and I've animated using paper and then inking and painting on cells, then moved to animation using paper and inking and painting in the computer, after that moving into doing animation and colour completely digitally.
Each progressive step saves hours and hours of time. Which of course means saving a lot of money.
That's why I think having the film completely animated on paper is kind of special. Many animators feel that this kind of thing is a dying artform and get jazzed when they see a whole film being made this way.
Peter T Chattaway wrote:
In the '60s, Disney began photocopying pencil sketches onto cels, rather than drawing them; this process, which resulted in a sketchier look, was initially developed to simplify the multiplication of dogs in One Hundred and One Dalmatians
(1961), IIRC, but you can see it in pretty much all the other films Disney produced that decade, as well -- including the original Winnie the Pooh
And then, by the '90s, Disney abandoned cels altogether and began painting the elements and putting them together in a computer. (The first film to use this process was 1989's The Little Mermaid
, but only for one or two scenes; 1990's The Rescuers Down Under
was the first-ever all-digital feature.)
I haven't watched the clip in question yet, so I can't say exactly what technique they used this time around, but, when I saw the new film, I did notice that the animation was a little "sketchier" this time, which would be consistent with the photocopied-cel technique. Whether that look was achieved the old-fashioned way or simulated in some way, though, I could not say. (If Winnie the Pooh
truly used cels instead of computers to put the various elements together, then that WOULD be interesting.)
True enough. I kind of liked the sketchy look of the pencil sketches being photocopied onto cels. I thought it really worked well in the Sword and the Stone (if memory serves.)
I think it would be great if they still made a few painted or photocopied cels even if for the point of being collectors items.
Edited by Attica, 17 July 2011 - 12:40 AM.