Download PDF by J.P. Telotte: Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E

By J.P. Telotte

ISBN-10: 0813125863

ISBN-13: 9780813125862

Animators paintings inside of a strictly outlined, restricted house that calls for tricky inventive judgements. The clean body offers a drawback for all animators, and the choice of what to incorporate and miss increases vital questions on artistry, authorship, and cultural impact. In Animating house: From Mickey to WALL-E, well known pupil J. P. Telotte explores how animation has faced the clean template, and the way responses to that disagreement have replaced. targeting American animation, Telotte tracks the improvement of animation according to altering cultural attitudes towards house and examines strategies that increased the medium from a novelty to a completely discovered paintings shape. From Winsor McCay and the Fleischer brothers to the Walt Disney corporation, Warner Bros., and Pixar Studios, Animating area explores the contributions of these who invented animation, those that subtle it, and people who, within the present electronic age, are utilizing it to redefine the very probabilities of cinema.

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4 Done only a few years after Sarg’s efforts, Reiniger’s feature offered audiences delicately conceived, carefully cut-out, and multijointed characters who actually do more than function in, as Esther Leslie describes the fi lm, “a curious side-on world” (50). Often—and strikingly—they actually turn to face the audience, as we see when the African wizard fi rst appears or when he is captured by the Caliph’s guards. In such scenes these figures, cut out of black cardboard or thin sheets of lead, their limbs joined to their bodies by fi ne wire hinges, seem to manifest a kind of hidden dimensionality, an effect only furthered by Reiniger’s simultaneous development of an early multiplane camera setup, which she termed her “trick table” (Reiniger 86).

Particularly, we shall look at how computer-generated imagery (CGI) technology has affected traditional cartoon work. Though cutting-edge digital technology has allowed a new breed of animators to work in a compelling three-dimensional realm, creating seemingly habitable spaces and living characters, it has also highlighted the problem of such reproduc21 Animating Space The human rendered as a computer animation in Disney’s Tron (1982). tion, of how far one can go in fashioning a simulacrum of reality—of the potential limits on that reality effect Virilio notes.

That device, consisting of a glass-topped table with diffused lighting underneath, frames to hold multiple images, and a camera situated above and able to move both horizontally and vertically (E. White 10), draws far more effective capital from the usual relief effect of the silhouette by adding multiple ornate background layers and camera movements to many scenes. The fi lm repeatedly seems far more interested in demonstrating the sort of elaborate surface patterns that might be formed, however, as Reiniger frequently arranges multiple characters in the frame in ways that produce what can only be described as ornate images that seem more fundamentally linked to the stylings of Art Nouveau (or the German Jugendstil) than to anything modernist.

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