Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Betty Boop Cartoon Banned For Drug Use 1934 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Tb4TMibk0 12/13/11 This is a black and white movie. It was about Betty book being drawn by a man and the from the ink came out a clown that ate a candy bar and then had a toothache. Betty Boop then tried to help him out bu drawing on the paper a dentist office and tried to take his tooth off herself. Through out the animation real object became animated. One Betty turned on the laughing gas, it became in contact with real life objects and it caused them to laugh and move hysterically. Even real people from the street were affected and started to laugh hysterically. Many objects often moved the same way back and forth which must have saved on drawing something similar and still caused that sense of comedy in the cartoon.
Nyan Cat [original] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2-TGUlwu4 12/13/11 It's pretty ridiculous that this cat that looks like a poptart and is being propelled by a rainbow has more than 52 million views... It is pretty much a grey cat that is pixelated like old video games and even the night sky is pixelated and it's tail is moving back and forth while it flies through the air. It is crazy to think that not much was done in this animation but that it can have people interested enough to click it once. Not only that but I think because it has had that many views people try to use the same cat and change it a bit so that maybe those views could check their animation as well. I might even consider doing an animation and post it on youtube of that cat.
Happy Valentine's Day: Forever Alone (Audioswapped) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UOd53l3kH0 12/13/11 I liked the video because it referenced the internet memes such as forever alone(being the main one), the me gusta guy and the troll. I thought was clever that they blur the background once the character walks in to have a focus effect, like a camera would in real life. I thought the characters where very simple but they carried a better emphasize on their face. The characters all were white since the internet memes are usually white and are mostly expressed by their facial expression. The story is mostly about a guy who likes a girl but she rejects him. There is no dialogue, but just music playing. It is funnier that way. It's funny because the guy emphasized on the forever alone face by having a close up of him. While the girl is just looking at him confused. I liked that when he was back in his room he starred at the ceiling, and it moved, and then the girl faded in as if he is thinking of her. It was clever to have him be in the computer and have him trolling the internet since he's so alone, so it seems pathetic but very funny. He then looks at his phone which shows that he has no friends on his phone or on facebook so he drives off. The trees appearing every now and then gave the moving effect of the car.
"It's Fred!" FRED Gets Adopted Ep.1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w32AxBn5S8&feature=g-all 12/3/11 I've never seen the animated version of "Fred" videos on youtube until now and it was kind of amusing. Fred was trying to get adopted because he found out that Judy' parents were considering adoption. He thought that the best way to always be close to her was to be adopted by her parents. Judy is a girl that he really likes. Fred thought this was a brilliant idea since he also dislikes his mom. The difference with the animated version and the real Fred is that usually Fred doesn't show other people, while he plays the voices of the other characters. It was fun to see what his mom looked like in the animated version, Judy and his nemesis the bully. It was interesting to still see the animated version try to act like Fred is videoing himself. With animation it's always fun because you can easily draw someone hurt like he was after the fight he had with the hill billy kids. It is also very easy to play with stereotypes by drawing them a certain way.