"It’s just a cartoon!"
"It’s for kids, storytelling doesn’t matter!"
"It’ll be fixed for the DVDs/Blu-Rays."
"I work for Toei."
Queen Beryl doesn’t take shit from nobody. You can basically use this .gif for anything. Watch:
"9/11 was an inside job!"
Well then. Where to begin?
For one, they’ve gone with the bare minimum 6 key frames to complete the run cycle. So basically this:
Adding just 4 more frames to the cycle, and I get this:
Second thing I notice is there’s no sense of traction. Turns out her feet are sliding back when they’re still touching the ground.
This is an age of digital animation. How was the second drawing not grabbed and moved forward just a tad to line up with the previous one?
Lastly, silhouettes are really important when it comes to clearly conveying action. Of course, they really took the laziest route here:
One is her right leg lifted and the other is her left, yet you can just barely tell the difference when put side-by-side as stills. It also forms a near right angle. How’s your brain supposed to register this as anything close to natural movement once it’s in motion?
Trying to cut corners and make things as quick as possible is just a thing that happens when animating on a tight schedule. I get it 100%. That running man above was one of the laziest damn things I’ve ever animated, and it shows, but at least you can tell which leg is which.
There’s more I could go on about, but I’ll leave it here for now. Hopefully you guys get some enjoyment from these longer, more critique based posts. I can’t always be silly.
the best part about being in your 20’s is slowly caring less and less about what people think of you and surrounding yourself with good people
the worst is that I’m broke