Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Technological Threat (1988)

This is a 1988 short film directed by Bill Kroyer. In it, a worker constantly tries to keep up as more and more of his co-workers are replaced by robots. Even back then there were worries that computer animation would overtake traditional animation, which eventually became true about 20 years later.

This is an interesting because this gives a clear view of the difference between traditional and CGI animation. The animal characters are all hand-drawn, but the robots were rendered on computer, which was then traced onto cels and photographed.

2 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

Interesting find, Charles. I like the appeal of the character designs. Very Tex Avery esque, especially for the late 1980s. I think I saw Gregg Vanzo being listed as one of the main animators at the end of the credits.

Chris Sobieniak said...

There's a few noted guys who was on this like Chris Bailey (Runaway Brain, Clerks The Animated Series, Kim Possible), Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Stewart Little) and Rich Moore (The Simpsons).