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    After hit 3D animated movies such as Shrek and Zootopia, a lot of people like to call traditional 2D animation a dying art. However, articles from Gregory MacNicol says otherwise. MacNicol in his article in the

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    After hit 3D animated movies such as Shrek and Zootopia, a lot of people like to call traditional 2D animation a dying art. However, articles from Gregory MacNicol says otherwise. MacNicol in his article in the magazine Computer Graphics...

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    • With this post it makes me wonder what makes something 2D vs 3D. I always thought of 3D as the movies constituting the glasses. Might you mean digital animation? Very interesting topic though, I wonder what you will find.

      • That’s a good point, sorry for not addressing that! What I address as 3D animation includes animation using 3D models. For example, stop motion animation (think of movies such as Paranorman, Kubo, Coraline, or anything by Laika) is an animation that includes 3D models! Common 3D animation is computer generated models animated (think of Zootopia, Secret Life of Pets, or Shrek).

        When I talk about 2D animation, I mean a style similar to traditional animation (think of Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Rick and Morty, Spongebob, and most of Futurama). This usually includes animation that involves drawing all of the frames by hand.

        Hope that cleared things up! Thanks for commenting, Annika!

    • As being somebody who’s trying to get either style of animation, I agree that the technology of 2D animation is getting better and more available to anybody. Though I like to think that regardless of 2D or 3D animation the time is worth it in the end.

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    Is 2D Animation disappearing from mainstream media? In 2013, Disney, a company that produced fantastical pieces such as Fantasia, Lion King, and, The Little Mermaid announced that none of their animation

    Is 2D Animation Disappearing?

    Is 2D Animation disappearing from mainstream media? In 2013, Disney, a company that produced fantastical pieces such as Fantasia, Lion King, and, The Little Mermaid announced that none of their animation companies were working on traditional 2D animation and never...

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    • This is a very interesting post, Sharlee! I do agree that Disney and other big brands are moving away from 2D animation as it may be time consuming and less realistic than 3D animation, as you said, “Disney… announced that none of their animation companies were working on traditional 2D animation and never plan on returning to it. Although, have you considered traditional Japanese animation, or more widely known as Anime? I think it would be good to touch on how 2D animation is being affected in both western cultures and eastern cultures. I’ve had my fair share of anxiety about anime’s decline (https://kotaku.com/evangelion-creator-predicts-the-death-of-anime-1706738732), so I’ve done my own research and there have only been predictions, no hard evidence that Anime will decline, unlike the 2D animation that Disney is straying from. I want to thank you for this post, as it made me think about how traditions are changing within the world of animation in both western and eastern cultures. I’d love to see more research on this topic and what will happen in the future. It’ll be interesting to see the new information that will surface!

      Other sources to view if you’re interested:
      https://www.today.com/popculture/anime-manga-gaining-popularity-u-s-wbna13920877

    • Dear Sharlee,
      I am interested in your post because i agree with your statement that 2d animation might be not seen as much as 3d animations.
      One thing you said that stands out for me is: “With the rise of a variety of successful 3D animation studios including Laika (who also in tandem use stop motion animation), Dreamworks, and Disney, there seems to be little room in pop culture for traditional 2D animation anymore” I think this is interesting because im more interested in 2d animations like rick and morty or the simpsons. these are very amazing 2d animations that a lot of people like and for some like these animations in 2d then 3d.
      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time i tried to watch a show in 3d but i feel like 2d is better so everyone ahs their own feelings.
      Thanks for the post

    • Dear: Sharlee
      I enjoy reading your post Is 2D Animation Disappearing¨ because it shows how 2D animation is slowly going away over time and how companies like disney, and pixar animation studios are now making 3D animation. 2D animation was the best animation today, but now the focus is on 3D animation which is heavily focused on computer generated images and models, but their still requirement of 2D animation like cartooning skills and ect, but 2D animation will probably disappear. 

      One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is ¨Although 3D animation is heavily focused on computer generated images and models, there is still a requirement of animators to have a base skill in cartooning as well as 2D animation.¨ I think this is the best because even though 3D animation is going to be the primem animation for years, there are still requirements for 2D animation skills to make 3D animation. 2D animation is not going away because there are other companies using 2D animation, like in japan anime, and more for this 2D animation is not going to disappear.    

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your posts are amazing and I did not know tht 2D animation was Disappearing, Look forward to your next post. 

      Angel

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  • Cami, this is a powerfully written personal narrative on MALS, and thank you very much for sharing it on Youth Voices. You certainly know your audience well, and how to write to them. Your introduction is strong, but your facts and support are also very well placed. If you ever publish another piece like this, I would really like to read your…Read More

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