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The Masking Effect

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The Masking Effect

Again, if you don't understand something, please ask in the comments and I will try to explain it.


"Snow White" and "The Rescuers Down Under" are copyright the Walt Disney Corporation.

5th March 2012


3 years ago #8303767      

this is helping me ALOT!
"The Rescuers Down Under"... oh god, PLEASE tell me that isnt a steryo-tuype show set in Australia!
now I know what style Disney uses...I have always admired Disney drawers

3 years ago #8290601      

Yeah! Snow White!

3 years ago #8221404      

This is very informative and enjoyable.
I imagine this same effect applies with 3D animation just the same.
I may have to use it with my various projects.

3 years ago #8221119      

@Adobson though, Captain Hook is still a lot more detailed than Peter Pan ;-) And also, most of the time, in Disney's movies, the vilain AND/OR his sidekick are always very cartoony when he protagonist is a little more realistic. You can't tell that in Snow white, neither in Sleeping Beauty, neither in Pinnochio, but especially in the movies after Disney's death, ironically. Anyway. Though, the main characters are always a tad more realistic while being very simplistic. Look in Aladdin, in the Little Mermaid, in Pocahontas, it's very often to ridiculise the antagonist that they are drawn a little more in a cartoony style, though, in the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Frolo is very hard and cold looking, which makes him look like a pure evil, and his position in the movie is very important, so he has a stern and severe look.

I'm not so clear there, sorry, but also, I'm pretty sure that in EVERY Disney movie, the main character's sidekick, which is NEVER important or so, is ALWAYS cartoony to appeal the young public, 'cause tell me, would you make watch the Hunchback of Notre-Dame if it weren't of the Gargoyls? In Snow White, she had the dwarfs, in Sleeping Beauty, she had the fairies, in Pinnochio... well, Jimini Cricket and Pinnochio are both very cartoony, in Bambi, all of the other cute animals are very cartoony compare to Bambi himself, in Dumbo... Peter Pan... Black Cauldron... etc. Still today, with Tangled in 3D, the Cameleon is very cartoon! O 3 O

Anyway, it maybe doesn't bring much into this 'conversation' but I wanted to share my 'knowledge' > < you can't pass next to Diney's Studio when you study in animation to be honest... we can say whatever we want about them, but they kinda revolutionated the animation world!


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3 years ago #8221001      

@Silvermoon2134 In some instances, it does. Like I said before, this is really only a theory and not a strict rule. A true villain should be relatable and sympathetic to give them the most character and depth. Take a look at Captain Hook from Peter Pan for example. His design was very cartoony and iconic, which helped make him more "appealing" despite his nasty tendencies.

3 years ago #8220978      

"Back in may day you could tell who was the bad guy by the color of his hat!"
Lol, somewhat quoting a teacher there. But has anyone else noticed the drastic increase of stories with betrayals? They happen everywhere now, it's rediculous realy.
Take for example Scar from Lion King, he betrayed Mufasa but he obviously looked like a bad guy and you could see it coming a mile away.
Now while playing a new Rpg video game it seemed that Every other character in the storyline betrayed me in some way. Does anyone know what's up with this?

3 years ago #8220660      

I'm actually learning here... while obviously its not /always/ true, its still something to keep in mind.

3 years ago #8220612      

So if a hero or good character is designed to be more simple to be more relatable, and a villain is more complicated in design to be unrelatable, what does that mean for people who recognize better with villains? Doesn't the more realistic factor make villains more relatable? Just curious.

3 years ago #8220503      

Scott McCloud's "Understanding Comics was one of the best books I've ever read! Even though I'm not an artist, it helped me appreciate the work so much more. Also, awesome run-down on masking.

3 years ago #8220437      

Interesting. I never even thought about this before but it make sense

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