A lot of people are confused about how squash-and-stretch works in animation. It’s very simple! They are just exaggerated frames in-between the “alpha frames” that makes very subtle enhancements to the animation, thus creating the beautiful flowing movement in the animated gif we see above. This technique was perfected by Glenjamin Keen Disney
I got a message yesterday. It was from a young girl. She told me she hated eating but loved to cook. I was confused.
She went on to tell me how her mother told her she was “too fat for the dresses” when she asked to be in a beauty competition. How her boyfriend asked if she was ever gonna go to the gym. How her favorite shows never had “girls her size”. She’s a size 7….. She feels like she can’t follow her dream (culinary arts) because she would have to try her food and she “DOESN’T WANT TO STAY FAT!”
I talked with her for hours. She told me she wants to be confident and feel sexy…. Like me. Ladies and gentlemen I am a size 11.
It doesn’t matter what you look like or how skinny you are. Beauty is attitude. Beauty is knowing who you are and wearing that on the outside. Putting something on in the morning cause it fits who you are on the inside!
A size 0 isn’t sexy if the person in those jeans feels fat and ugly anyway….. A size 0 isn’t sexy if she goes through hell to stay that way….
Beauty is being you and being free. You don’t need anyone else, whether it be a magazine or your own mother, to tell you what you are.
You are what you choose to be.
VIVA LA FOOD!
i think the disney company somehow forgot that you can make a character attractive AND expressiveIN 2D ANIMATION, YES. CGI IS MUCH DIFFERENT AND MUCH HARDER TO FORM DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS AND FACES OH MY GOD
Please, don’t undermine the skills of modelers, riggers, and animators.
And two fun facts:
•The Incredibles was the first PIXAR film to feature humans to the scale that they did and I think they pulled off expressions on ALL their characters pretty damn well.
•Jessica Rabbit was hand inked, hand painted, and hand airbrushed on celluloid and manually composited into each scene, but they didn’t sacrifice how expressive she was just because animation is hard.
In which Meg grinds people’s ignorance into dust under her shoe and it’s beautiful.