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Top 5 2D Animation Movies

Although 2D animation is not in the run these days, there have been some amazing 2D animated films in the time. Other than this all the animated movies that we watch are first created in 2D and later in 3D these are some of the best 2D movies of all time.

Aladdin

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Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is a beloved character and is one of the most loved animated cartoon that is watched by people all around the globe. Aladdin created its benchmark with the amazing animation techniques inculcated in it and the amount of craft that was fed by the animators.

Spirited away

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Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese anime fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) and her parents (Takashi Naitô, Yasuko Sawaguchi) stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku and the journey begins.

The Little Mermaid

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Who hasn’t heard of the little mermaid. This movie stole hearts all over the place and created its magic in the hearts of the people by its beautiful animation. The animators have put in a lot of effort in the entire making of the film. The animation of the little mermaid is excellent in the sense that it received positive acclaim for its work and for its technical detailing as well.

Mulan

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Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-dramedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. Young Mulan is distraught to learn that her weak father must join the army to fight the invading Huns. Not wanting to endanger his life, she gets into a disguise and joins the army in his place. Mulan’s storyline along with its animation combined made the best animated pack ever.

Beauty and the beast

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It is an adaptation of the Disney fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. The film has been both in 2D and 3D. But the earlier version was in 2D and it received love and appreciation from a wide range of audience across the globe. The film has a very catchy story-line in addition to its amazing animation coordinates.

The Future Of Animated Series In India- Growth And Prospects

The Indian animation industry has come a long way from the day when the first animation movie, The Banyan Deer was released in 1957. People don’t look down upon us as mediocre animators anymore. Many famous movie`s animation or special effects are done here in India. Life of Pi is one such example. Animation is a huge untapped market, which is in developing stage. It needs to be carefully guided or else it will fail in spite of having brilliant technicians, as it did happen in the Philippines. Animation is an art which requires hard work and discipline

Earlier the quality of the animation in India was not up to the mark. The number of releases was also very less. The animation level has gone up and is now at par with the world. We are now witnessing an increase in the number of animated movies and Tv series. The market for it is quite huge. Children are not their main audience anymore. The masses love animated series. Chota Bheem, Little Krishna, Motu Patlu are some of the recent successful animated TV series. One can clearly say that gone are the days when only foreign animated series would run in India.

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In the late 90`s, the children had few options when it came to animated series. But, now the time has changed. They have many channels to choose from for watching animated series. They are the king of the market as they are spoilt for choices. There is an intense competition in the market for TRP`s. Every now and then, a new animated series comes up. So, the people concerned have to innovate and come up with suitable changes in their series.

There are few concerns for the Indian animation industry. It takes a while for an animated series to get a following. The production company should give it some time. The animation sectors require tax exemptions which will help them financially. With ever improving animation quality, people are slowly but steadily getting attracted towards the Indian animated series. The rise in the number of satellite channels has certainly helped the cause. India has a very rich culture which is full of stories. This can be the untapped source from which many new series can be created. All it requires is a bit more organized efforts.

One can definitely say that the future of animation in India is bright and secure. There are huge growth prospects which should be milked properly. With many big corporate powerhouses investing in this sector, work opportunities with a good budget (which was a constraint) are coming up. It won’t be long when India will be a powerhouse in the animated series genre.

Why 3D Animation Is Better Than 2D Animation

Our childhood was spent watching 2D animation movies and series and we still love it, but it doesn’t mean that 3D animation is not that appealing. 3d animation is the advanced type of animation which is more attractive and appealing in comparison to the 2D animation. In fact, 3D animation has dominated the whole industry and its demand is increasing day by day among the audiences as well as in the industry.

Now the question arises, why 3D animation is better than 2D animation? The answer lies in their characteristics and those are:

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Technology: 2D animation starts from the hand drawn animation and then it is uploaded to the computer. After the selection of colours and background, the animators create the final work following the 24 frames system. Though the system of creating 2D animation has changed, but the technology used in the making of 3D animation is much easier than the former type. In 3D animation, animators use some CGI (computer generated images) or draw the animated characters with the help of already installed software and tools to create the different characters and objects.

Time: It can be easily assumed that the time spent in the creation of a 3D animation is much lesser than it takes in the 2D animation. The more advanced technique, the less time it will take in the creation of an animation. Initially, the animators had to spend years in the creation of the characters of the movie, but 3D animation has lessened the burden of animation experts in the making of an animation movie.

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Quality: One of the main and most important reasons of 3D animation dominance in the field of animation is its quality. The animator uses latest and advanced tools while making a 3D animation. It gives a three dimensional effects of the characters, objects and environment. The animators can also change the angle of the shots in the post-production work while creating a 3D movie which is not possible in a 2D animation. From the quality of the animation to the best angle of the shots, 3D animation has always entertained us with its unique work. Frozen, Kung Fu Panda 3, Ice Age: Collision Course and Madagascar 3D movies are, one of the finest creations in the field of animation.

The growing demand of 3D animation in the industry is a clear indication that its future in the coming years is bright for sure. You can also be the part of this growing industry. Hi-Tech Animation provides a 3D animation course in Kolkata.

Top 5 Animation Movies of Hollywood

Hollywood has always entertained us with its remarkable special effects in the field of animation. Though, 3D has dominated the animation genre of Hollywood movies in the recent years, but there are some 2D animated movies which are close to our heart and still worth watching. The list of these irresistible movies are:

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The Lion King(1994): The Lion King has always been the favourite animated movie of all time. From the story, emotions and adorable characters, the animation team had done incredible work while developing the animation. It took years to create hand drawn animation and their actions which were converted frame by frame on the computer.

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Shrek (2001): The debutants Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson directed this fantasy-comedy animated film. The 3D animation was developed with the help of Fluid Animation System and Maya, which helped the animators to create a facial system and also facial muscle under the skin. The animators went a bit far by applying this facial system on all over the body of the characters of this movie. They also worked on the fur of the donkey with other VFX artist and made it look real when it swirled with the wind.

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The Incredibles (2004):  From creating CG animation of the humans to making their actions look real on the screen, this movie is one of the finest creations in the field of animation. The director, Brad Bird along with other animators and VFX artists, with the help of “subsurface scattering” while creating the skin of the animated humans, gave a new technology in the field of animation.

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Cars (2006): It took years for this adventure-comedy to make it to the big screen. The director John Lasseter with the animation team had worked day and night while creating different types of cars with different specifications. The animators also focused on the action, speed and in order to show their emotions, they added the eyes, ears, hands to them. In fact, showing the age of the cars was also one of the concerns of the animation experts. For example, young cars had a tighter body and smooth actions when compared with the older ones which had a loose body due to the age.

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Kung Fu Panda (2008): The animators of this movie had hand drawn the character on the paper and then developed them on the computer screen. From creating the Chinese civilization, The Great Wall of China to the fighting sequences of Kung Fu with the help of CG, Photoshop and other animation effects, the animators had done a remarkable job.

If you also love the imaginary world and can think out of the box, then animation is the perfect career option. Choose from the various 2D animation courses in Kolkata and start your dream career.