Animation

2015-04-12 23:11:05 by AmazinLarry
Updated

I hate the state of the animation community. There is no ambition to create anything worthwhile because it takes a lot of effort and thought, and simply isn't profitable. Very few are able to juggle being able to make a career out of it while still making content that is artistically satisfying. I'd say about 98% of every independent (not made by a studio) cartoon ever made because irrelevant and worthless within a month of being released. Some are irrelevant before they come out. People praise these shitty parody cartoons that have no relevance or value beyond perhaps a cheap laugh because you understood a reference that was made within the video. I'm tired of seeing things like that. I'm just tired of it. It will always be popular and always get a lot of views, and if that's your aim as an artist by all means go ahead. As long as you are transparent with your intention to amass popularity and views rather than create anything that will be worth anything a year from now, then you can continue mass-producing uncreative, unoriginal shit.
Now a lot of animators are discouraged because of the state of animation. Why work hard and long on one video that won't get noticed at all? A lot of them turn to parody and topical comedy because its not only easier, but it has almost a guarantee of garnering an audience. I only see this as noble when they use this as a stepping stone, by first gaining a large fanbase with shitty videos then to focus on more serious projects so you now have an audience to present them to. Honestly very few animators have done this because they get a taste of the easy e-fame that corrupts them into a life of sloth and greed.
That's not to say that there are no worthwhile animators or animations, just due to the nature of the system it is harder for me and others to discover them because they get very little attention and thus do not spread far. I will link some animations below that I like. If you want you can click them and look.


TIE Fighter - short film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_CP4SuoTU

Tigtone - "The Begun of Tigtone"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-J3nJerAyQ

"The Worst"
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/595998
The Krypt
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566397
The Demon's Gem
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/574171
Cornflakes Of Agony
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/554425
Megapope
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/595247
Eternal Saturday
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/595081
Tarboy
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/509092
The Pigpen
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/524064
Kagemono: The Shadow Folk
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/597690
Ça Ça Mirlaquerr
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/583966
Mak's Parasite
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/618141
Fit To be Squared
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/621655

 

If you have any cartoons which you think are good post them below.....


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RabidBunnyMan98RabidBunnyMan98

2015-04-13 00:40:09

Well I'm not sure how you feel about these, but I can name a few that I can remember (by remember, I mean from what I can find in my favourites):

There's a Man in the Woods
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/646995
CHILDREN (by the same person who did GIRL & IT)
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/611711
Radiohead - Creep
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/430141
Forward
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/650136
The Crawler
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/622016
Paraphernalia (by the same person who did Kagemono)
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/597861
The Super Rope Solution
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/615757
Torn
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/608678
HORDE
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/643530
Organ Story
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/625217
The Guardian's Tale
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/623640
Alight
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/573433
:the Composer:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/400974
And The Raven Brought Fire (and really a lot of other things that Warlord-of-Noodles has done)
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/601680

That's all I can muster up (so far, anyway). I hope this sates your animation appetite.

AmazinLarry responds:

thank you I will look at these later


ZornuzkullZornuzkull

2015-04-14 01:21:58

No need for words this says it all...

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/650136

AmazinLarry responds:

That was cool!


ZornuzkullZornuzkull

2015-04-14 19:05:46

Glad you liked it this ain't bad either...
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/628100


SillyBeansSillyBeans

2015-04-15 12:14:13

sadly this is what happens way too often. Especially with Egoraptor. But no matter how much we address it, the 8 year old kids (that also laugh at youtube poops when they are sped up and repreatitive and made in 1 hour) on Youtube would rather watch the dumb parodies then something more original. That's why there are so many damned Pokémon parodies. Because Pokémon caters to that type of audience and that's the only type of reference that audience will understand.

AmazinLarry responds:

I know but Pokemon and DBZ parodies especially bother me because they are not even relevant. Unless they are making fun of the new DBZ or Pokemon movies or whatever, they aren't even topical. People just watch them because they recognize the characters.


TomFulpTomFulp

2015-04-22 18:17:25

In case you never saw Trusts & Estates:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/647822

And I feel like Popular on the Internet keeps getting more relevant:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/295315

AmazinLarry responds:

Thank you Tom!! The thing i love about Newgrounds is I'm always discovering new great stuff like this


Josef-EliassonJosef-Eliasson

2015-04-26 12:17:08

JJ JJ


harri21hiharri21hi

2015-05-28 16:03:51

Agreed, almost every animator I know delves into shitty parodies and it's just sad. People just have a lack of originality.

AmazinLarry responds:

yeeaaaa


thebreadandbutterthebreadandbutter

2016-07-12 01:49:18

Tigtome is probably one of the least appreciated animations I've ever seen.
WE MUST SPREAD IT FAR AND WIDE!