Thursday, July 27, 2006
One thing I find missing from most cartoons is a funny drawing. The last show that really did that was REN & STIMPY. The expressions were priceless on that show. The kind of expressions that make you hit the pause button just so you can get a better look at the drawing. A funny drawing is important in animation. I am surprised comedy shows like AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE, THE BRAK SHOW, SOUTH PARK and others, don't have the funny drawings. Even very limited animation shows would benefit greatly from a funny drawing and funny expressions. These are a few screen shots of a pilot I am working on. There is almost no animation, kinda like SOUTH PARK, but I went nuts with getting a funny looking drawing on the expressions (on the fat guy on the left). I remember reading an interview with JOHN K. and he said that on Ren & Stimpy they didn't have a model sheet of expressions, so that the animators never used the same exprressions twice, it was always fresh, funny and genuine.