11 October 2013

Animation study for Part-A

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In comic strips/animation, it's usual tp see so called "bubbles" to represent conversation as shown in the below image. 

Here is how/when the bubbles are used

  1. Whenever tail is included with the bubble, then it means conversation is happening either directly or through whispering
  2. When the bubble is dashed with a tail, then it indocates whispering
  3. When the bubble is made of continuous line with a tail, then it is a direct conversation (speech)
  4. When the bubble is made of zigzag lines, it mean shouting/screeming etc
  5. When the bubble is followed by a circled dots at bottom as shown in the below picture, it indicates thinking process.
  6. When instead if you see rectangular box, then it is just explanation of the situation (past or present or future) which is neither been spoken by anyone nor indicates thinking process but is just a narration of the situation.

For more details refer to - online page 1
wiki page on speech balloons

List of Indian top animated movies (with directors)
  • Delhi Safari - Nikhil Advani
  • Arjun ; The warrior Prince - Arnab Chaudhari
  • Roadside Romeo - Jugal Hansraj
  • Lava Kusa : The warrior Twins - Dhavala Satyam
  • Cheenti Cheenti Ban Bang - R D Mallik
  • Ramayana : The Epic - Chetan Desai
  • Jumbo - Kompin Kemgumnird
  • Koochie Koochie Hota Hain - Vishal Sonawane & Tarun Manuskhani
  • Bheem : The Great Warrior - Rhituraj Dutta
  • Toonpur Ka Superhero - Kireet Khurana
  • Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama - Yago Sako

(Source : https://blog.gungroo.com)

Top Indian Animation Companies in India
  1. Toonz Animation India (top animator in India)
  2. Pentamedia Graphics
  3. Maya Entertainment
  4. UTV Toonz
  5. Heart Entertainment
  6. Nipuna Services Ltd
  7. Padmalaya Telefilms
  8. Jadoo works
  9. Crest Communications
  10. Silvertoon Studio

(source : http://www.chillibreeze.com/)

Other Animation studios :

  • Again Studios
  • Crest Animation Studios
  • Future Thought Productions
  • MAAC India Animation
  • Marwah Films & Video Studios

Top ten animated characters of all time

  1. Sponge Bob Square Pants
  2. Scooby-Doo
  3. Tom and Jerry
  4. Rocky and Bullwinkle
  5. Mickey Mouse
  6. Snoopy
  7. Homer Simpson
  8. Underdog
  9. Bugs Bunny
  10. Garfield

(source : http://entertainment.wikia.com/)

Other notable characters in India

  • Shin Chan
  • Doraemon
  • Popeye
  • Chhota Bheem
  • Ben10
  • Goofy
  • Hagemaru
  • Krishna

Some Animation terms :

Stop motion Animation :

It is a technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own.  Dolls with movable joints or clay figures are often used in stop motion for their ease of re positioning.
Computer animation is essentially a digital successor to the stop motion techniques used in traditional animation.

Cels :

It's an important innovation to traditional animation, as it allows some parts of each frame to be repeated from frame to frame, thus saving labor.

Xerography :

It is a animation electrostatic copying technique which allows the drawings to be copied directly onto the cels.

Notable computer animation studios

Pixar, Walt Disney studios, Dream Works, Sony Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, Blue sky Studios, Ilion Studios, Industrial Light and Magic and Digital Domain.

Further study:

  1. List of 50 all time best cartoon characters - here
  2. List of 50 best Animated movie characters - here
  3. Top 10 Indian comic book characters - here

Images of animated characters

Spoonge Bob


Homer Simpson





Rocky and bull winkle


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