The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

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Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

Postby flamewise » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:30 pm UTC

Last weekend I watched Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

I thought it made "WALL-E" and "Finding Nemo" look a bit gray around the nose in terms of animation quality, even though Pixar still wins in terms of story quality.

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Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

Postby cephalopod9 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:29 pm UTC

A hundred and something really short animations in a live action music video: it's pretty epic, imo
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Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

Postby Kimmo » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:55 pm UTC

That clip is beautiful. Nice linkage.

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Kimmo wrote:The Animatrix is a great little smorgasbord. Highly recommended; far superior content to the Matrix sequels IMO.
I hear Batman: Gotham Knight, a smorgasbord done with the same idea, is also quite excellent.

Thanks for the heads-up, I checked it out... it's okay. Not nearly as impressive a selection of styles, though

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Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

Postby Pterosaur » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:26 am UTC

Samurai Jack is beautiful in its stylish minimalism. Watch “Jack and the Three Blind Archers” (Episode #7) for some great animation. I first watched Samurai Jack expecting another goofy Powerpuff Girls romp, and was surprised to see art. I’m in the middle of watching season two now, and I’m loving it.
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Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

Postby Electromechanical Magpie » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:09 am UTC

The most beautiful animation I've seen is probably Aquarela do Brazil from Disney's Saludos Amigos. I haven't seen that much animated film though, so I'm no great judge in this matter.

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Forgot to add that what I liked about it is both how they toyed with the medium and created effects which would be impossible with anything but 2D animation and how it syncs with the music

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Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:35 am UTC

Ithinkabouttrees wrote:Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (For a dreamworks film, it was REALLY pretty.)


Watching this for the first time right now. Don't know why I had never watched it before. The backgrounds and landscape shots are breathtaking. The animation of the horses is so realistic, and just as amazing, especially any scenes with the horses running. And why did this not do so well at the Box Office?
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Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

Postby Jorpho » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:30 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:
Ithinkabouttrees wrote:Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (For a dreamworks film, it was REALLY pretty.)
Watching this for the first time right now. Don't know why I had never watched it before.
The trailer included with the video release of Shrek was in a way downright repulsive.

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Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

Postby legopelle » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:42 pm UTC

Anime
Mononoke Hime (Studio Ghibli)
When you get accustomed to 15 fps it really takes you by surprise what the medium can accomplish in 24.

Classic animation
The Secret of NIMH (
Brilliant movie with brilliant story and brilliant characters.

Modern Animation
Samurai Jack
See quote:
Pterosaur wrote:Samurai Jack is beautiful in its stylish minimalism. Watch “Jack and the Three Blind Archers” (Episode #7) for some great animation. I first watched Samurai Jack expecting another goofy Powerpuff Girls romp, and was surprised to see art. I’m in the middle of watching season two now, and I’m loving it.


Computer Animation
Ratatouille (Pixar)
Never have 3d food looked so apatizing.
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Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

Postby Rek » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:28 am UTC

Castle In The Sky and Howl's Moving Castle by Miyazaki. The detail amazes me every time.
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Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

Postby flamewise » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:07 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:
PatrickRsGhost wrote:
Ithinkabouttrees wrote:Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (For a dreamworks film, it was REALLY pretty.)
Watching this for the first time right now. Don't know why I had never watched it before.
The trailer included with the video release of Shrek was in a way downright repulsive.


Dreamworks somehow manage to make some of the most misleading trailers. I've got a policy now to go watch some of their movies IN SPITE of the trailers.

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Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

Postby dbsmith » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:23 am UTC

This animation is so beautiful, it brings a tear to my eye everytime i watch it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiARsQSlzDc


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