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Post by VGmaster9 » 12 Jun 2018, 02:53



I haven't watched the original 80s cartoon or the 2011 reboot, but I think this was a terrible move to make. Not only did they turn it into a comedy, but are using the CalArts style that so many cartoons are using nowadays.

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Post by D.T. Nethery » 12 Jun 2018, 23:03

Not a show I'd care to watch (but I'm not the intended audience) . The original I barely remember as a He-Man wannabe show (never watched it) .

But there is no "Cal Arts style" . That's an invented internet thingy.
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Post by VGmaster9 » 12 Jul 2018, 18:09

D.T. Nethery wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 23:03
But there is no "Cal Arts style" . That's an invented internet thingy.
It's pretty much a thing actually.

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Post by D.T. Nethery » 12 Jul 2018, 19:57

Yes, and I'm saying to you again, it's a false , made up thing from people with too much time on their hands.

It is assuming that the school consciously teaches a particular "style" and all students must rigidly follow it.

Now, it is certainly true that fads for certain types of films or certain types of design do come and go in different schools and students are certainly open to being
influenced by styles they see in the pop culture around them and from their fellow students , but it's always been that way , in every school . (the same thing carries over into professional work at
studios ... most people are followers/imitators, not innovators) .

But there is not some "manifesto" at Cal Arts to enforce a certain "style" of design .

The image you posted is humorous . I've seen it before. I get the point it's trying to make. A lot of these TV cartoons do look similar.

Too bad Steven Universe and Gumball weren't created by people who went to Cal Arts ... that kind of makes it fall apart ,
if the point was to prove that there is some sort of conspiracy to make all cartoons in "The Cal Arts Style" .

Network executives , always wanting to play it safe with what's worked before or what they perceive to be trendy , are more to blame for
this sameness permeating TV cartoons than artists who came from a certain school (but again, this is nothing new ... it's always been that way ) .
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Post by slowtiger » 12 Jul 2018, 21:04

I've heard of a CalArts Style in the 90's, and it was completely different from this one.

I think the mechanism works like this: for whatever reason, different shows feature very similar styles at any point in time. At any given time, several CalArts alumni work on some of these shows. Correlation is not causality.
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Post by D.T. Nethery » 12 Jul 2018, 23:13

slowtiger wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 21:04
I've heard of a CalArts Style in the 90's, and it was completely different from this one.

I think the mechanism works like this: for whatever reason, different shows feature very similar styles at any point in time. At any given time, several CalArts alumni work on some of these shows. Correlation is not causality.
Indeed , yes.

The animation industry in L.A. has many people who graduated from Cal Arts . (it's a good school with talented students , they turn out a lot of highly skilled graduates) . If someone thinks because a lot of Cal Arts graduates work at many animation studios in L.A. means there is some conspiracy to impose a so-called "Cal Arts style" on the industry then they are just out of touch with how the industry works.

Here, VGMaster9 , maybe this will help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARhFi0XoTzY




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