Saturday morning cartoons ate my childhood. I seem to have struck a nostalgic nerve with an aside in another board and thought I'd continue the discussion of "formative animation" in a more communal setting. This thread is intended to catalog the impact of "art as motion" as it's impacted your life. There've been some genuine acts of genius in animation of the past - and new ground is continually broken in the present. Help open some minds to things less permanent than canvas, but no less influential.
The members of this forum have offered a wealth of support an inspiration, as well as some unexpected insight into long-forgotten bits of my childhood. Thanks to Gita, Selby, SweenyMini, Enchanter, et al. for the nostalgia! Hilights (in no particular order):
Steamboat Willie (no-brainer - along with all early Disney)
He Man (Orko rulez)
Smurs ("Surprise! - "BOOM"")
Scooby Doo (Death to Scrappy)
Shirt Tales (Boooooiinnnnngggg!)
Gummy Bears (Disney again)
Cities of Gold (I'd forgotten how much I loved this one too, Enchanter - good call)
Belle and Sebastian (related to the above, I think)
Danger Mouse (am I the only one who owns the DVDs? - Crumbs!)
Silverhawks/Thundercats (might as well be interchangeable)
GI Joe (Storm Shadow vs. Snake Eyes . . . COBRAAAAA!)
Looney Tunes (Obvious)
etc. . .etc. . .
People on the forefront (imho):
Ren and Stimpy (iiiidiots)
Fairly Oddparents (concept + writing = brilliant)
Wallace and Grommit (He likes cheese, I live in Wisconsin, perfect!)
Pixar - (begin flame war below).
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - Vectors are finally done justice.
Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island - (tell me you've seen anything like this).
Batman (recent various series)
Powerpuff/Samurai Jack/high-style vector extravoganza (Thanks Art Deco!).
Dragonball Z (blondes do have more fun)
FLCL (Richenbacher + Vespa + Nurse = um . . . action!)
Anything Miyazaki touches.
Okay, I'm done for now. For the record, none of these have touched on the kinds of things I think ArtRage is capable of. There's an untapped "new style" out there and the tools are now available to make something truly unique.
I'd love to hear what "moving art" moves you.
All the best: