ZeonChar (ZeonChar@Mindspring.com)
Sun, 18 Mar 2001 22:24:54 -0800


Where did you get this from?

~Amanda R.
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Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2001 2:36 PM
Subject: [gundam] Three reviews of Gundam by critics(Non Wing fans)

> Three critics-one movie critic and two animators-were asked to look at
three
> Gundam clips. The first was a scene from 0083 episode 7 featuring a
conversation
> between Kou Uraki and Keith talking about Nina(This is the scene in which
Kou
> drops his carrots). The next two were from Endless Waltz-Heero starting up
the
> Wing Zero and the battle between Wing Zero and Nataku. Here's what they
thought.(Actually,
> the critic viewed Episode 48 of Gundam Wing).
> Anyway...
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> I like the style particularly in "Gundam Wing." I find it very exciting
and
> comic book-like in its appearance.
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> As for the animation -- the way things actually MOVE on the screen, which
is
> what this whole debate is actually about -- the animation continues to
leave
> me cold. Characters are generally motionless except when speaking, and
even
> then, only their lips move. There is very little in the way of shadows or
muscle
> movement. Characters don't blink very much.-Movie critic
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> Yawn, I dont think this is animation. This is just graphics that just
move.
> There is no acting..no principles of animation.Go study some real
animation.
> like old Disney. Warner Bros.. Get an education!!!!! This Gundam is not
animation.NO
> EXPRESSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!THEY DONT MOVE..THERE IS NO WEIGHT!!!!(Note:Gee,
could
> it be because they're in Zero G?)-Female Canadian animator.
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> There tends to be a lot of emphasis on action, rather than
characterization.
> The characters move, but they do not possess that "illusion of life" that
Frank
> and Ollie talk about in regard to Disney-style animation. I'm just not a
fan
> of battling robots and things that explode. In short, it is not my cup of
tea.
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> The big problem is that it is definitely having an influence on today's
North
> American animation. The young fledgling animators coming out of the
various
> animation schools are so easily impressed with this lifeless crud, that
its
> design influence is showing in much of the TV animation here. Dull,
lifeless
> excuses for characters. I've said it before and I'll say it again, but
only
> the pure cartoon sensibilities of John Kricfalusi and a mere handful of
others
> have created a few gems along the way. The art of cartooning is dying out
fast,
> due in large part to the Japanese influence. Sorry, but that makes me
angry
> as hell, and I don't care how many noses I put out of joint with these
comments.
> The industry needs a good shakeup.-Male animator.
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> All I can say is, ouch. The first guy seems okay, but the second seems to
have
> problems with any animation outside of Disney and the third one is really
'on
> the borderline' so to speak.
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