We all grew up on Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, Saturday morning cartoons – and old amusement park owners saying that they would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those meddling kids!
And if you were to sit down and watch those classic cartoons today – you’d see a rash of violence bestowed upon the characters to each other: faces blown off, coyotes plummeting to their deaths, anvils falling from the sky.
Everybody knows someone who spent all day doodling on their school notebooks.
And once in a while, you’d look over and say, “hey – that looks cool. Draw me!” And that never actually turns out the way you’d think, like Jack drawing Rose on the Titanic. It ends up something more… grotesque.
Filling up somebody’s cubical or office with inflated balloons? Fun. Filling up somebody’s cubical or office with Silly String? A little bit of a mess to clean-up, and usually left to the victim to do so on their own.
Web Watch has even covered an entire office’s items in tin foil and wrapping paper. Definitely time-consuming and an absolute waste of money, but entertaining. The best one we did was sheetrocking over the boss’s office door and painting the wall so it looked like the office was never there in the first place. Oh, we’re still laughing about that one.
If you’ve ever wanted to work in the animation industry, whether it be for Disney or other cartoon-oriented companies, getting your own animation desk is almost always the first thing on an aspiring artist’s wish list.
While it’s not a usable version, you may want to check out this piece of swag sent to Web Watch from the fine folks at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
From pencils to pixels, and digits to digital, we celebrate our pioneers, artists, and storytellers, and look ahead to a rich slate of exciting new projects covering a wide spectrum of styles and subjects. The Disney drawing desk has been the starting point for some of our greatest stories, worlds and characters. This model symbolizes our proud heritage, and marks the Studio’s continued goal of telling great stories using a wide range of styles and techniques
Aspiring animators and cartoon artists are constantly trying to size their characters up against each other, to ensure that perspectives and size relationships are maintained throughout the production.
It’s probably why Keifer Sutherland is always filmed from low camera angles on “24”, in order to maintain size ratios with his co-stars and give Keifer the “larger than life” persona he needs to portray Jack Bauer. But we digress.