Tuesday, September 28, 2010

3D killed the cartoon star

O hai!

I've been a loyal fan of south park for many years- I was still a young boy when I first saw the fat ass of Cartman and Kenny dying in some silly accident. It influenced me a lot.
But today, I was shocked. I saw the 14th season of South Park. They had eliminated all the crude cutout animation and replaced it with SUPERSMOOTH 3D animation. Really, I was about to vomit. All those crude cutouts I grew up with, were gone or horribly mutilated.
True, the content of the show is still funny but the way they do it...well lets juse a quote from the show to describe that: "You're braking my balls man, you're breaking my balls..."

Atleast Japanese anime has some hand-made part in it left. No, im not talking about lolis giving old men giving handjobs but the silly little koreans drawing huge amounts of frames by hand. Atleast that is left...

Also, that huge supersmooth 3D wave has reached the games too. In example, Fallout I and II had quite adequate graphics, looked a bit crude but that made it good. Now Fallout III looks dramatic and all but its just not Fallout anymore. Also it sucks donkey balls anyway.
I remember the times when good looking and playable games fit on 1 CD, sometimes even less. Okay, some great games what didnt require a damn supercomputer to run fit on 3 CDs. Now, they stuff some ridiculous amonts of graphics in a dual side, dual layer DVD and you need world's most powerful computer to run it. Oh yeah. I miss the old days, when stuff looked crudely made, took few resources and all, you know. Now, smoothed out 3D stuff everywhere!

I like 3D animation tho, but in cinemas- special effects, entire movies (especially Pixar animation, I love it!) and so. But not in my old trusty cartoons.
Sure, they try to make things more realistic and so, but thats the whole point of it. Not all things must be real.

HAS 3D gone too far?
Tell us in the comments!

51 comments:

  1. Honestly I don't care for 3D at all. It's gimmicky.

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  2. i like 3d. it's awesome.
    i don't really care how things are done.
    as long as it delivers, i'm good with it.

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  3. Well, I think it depends on what the 3D is used for... I agree, they should keep drawing South Park (and Family Guy too for that matter) because that's the way it's supposed to be...

    On the part of games I disagree, at least on the example you make... Fallout 3 was and still is absolutely amazing and shouldn't be different when it comes to the graphics !!

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  4. Cartoons are cartoons. They're not meant to be realistic. If they want to use 3D, stick with live-action.

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  5. the crude, cut outs is what made southpark so unique...without that, it's just another piece of shit cartoon.
    supporting and following~

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  6. 3d hasn't gone far enough. We need a holodeck for sexual fantasies.

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  7. yea they've been using a computer to make southpark for quite a few seasons now, as stated in an interview they're pretty much "creating a sandcastle with a bulldozer" or something to that extent >.>

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  8. I like some 3D animation, like shows like futurama, or some family guy and stuff. But Still I think I prefer just cartoon, like King of the hill.

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  9. Seriously? I can't believe they would do that. The crudeness and the construction paper shit they did was what really made that show for me. I gotta check it out for myself though. lol thanks for the heads up.

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  10. I agree. 3D is going a little too far. People seem to forget that there is something good and comforting about the old ways.

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  11. southpark is the best show ever, but i agree, the cutout animations were good and i liked em alot

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  12. 3d-animation sux. 3d other stuff, I love that. :)

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  13. whaaaaaat. i want southpark to stay like it was.

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  14. Its cheaper to let one guy animate one cartoon in 3 days, then let 150 ppl draw the same cartoon in one month...

    also: South Park was animnated since first season. They never used the stop motion technique they do advertise in the opening sequence.

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  15. I hate all 3D movies (except Piranha 3D, kelly brook naked = win!) and as much as I love Pixar animation, I long for the days of glorious 2D cartoons.

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  16. It doesn't really bother me that much. As long as the show still remains hilarious I'm fine with it.

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  17. Wait....What? I need a link to the Episode of South park OP is talking about.....( Not advertising my blog.. But > ) Please send me a comment of the video on my new post in my Blog, Thanks in Advance!

    I agree with OP, though.

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  18. neah there is alwas space for a lil more D in that 3

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  19. The 3D craze is getting annoying to me. Too many studios are taking advantage of it when they don't need to. I saw a movie the other day with my girlfriend and EVERY one of the trailers before the film were all for 3D movies. And they were for some really stupid looking films. Not EVERYTHING needs to be in 3D.

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  20. unfortunately, its just the start, soon it will be in everything.

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  21. interesting read , i happen to like change so bring the change i wanna see the future not be stuck in the past

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  22. I got to check this out...I love southpark D:

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  23. Idk i guess it depends on what you grew up with. I personally like 3D but i do agree that south park should have stayed with its old animation.

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  24. this is one of my more favorite blog posts from you :)

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  25. I like the old stuff too, but just imagine if you were able to go back and upgrade the graphics to some games.

    I think they'll be much better.

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  26. Hand crafted south park is by far the best!

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  27. What? South Park's in 3D now? I'm not sure if I believe this, I even looked it up.

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  28. Bro I love you for hating 3d Fallout <3

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  29. southpark just changed their format so they can release their episodes faster. The format just looks smoother

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  30. but smooth south park is not right. its smooth park. south park is rude and crude cutouts give the message better.

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  31. I haven't seen the new season yet. I'm kind of scared to now though, I don't want my mind to suffer any childhood damning effects :(

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