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Americans; Anime v Cartoons
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Posted 8/12/11
I think we've strayed from the point of the original question. Those that confuse American and Japanese animation probably do so because they either only take a cursory look at them, assume that all animation is for children, or both.
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Posted 8/12/11 , edited 8/12/11

hawkandspit wrote:


entropiCCycles wrote:

I either don't know enough about the industry to call you on it or don't understand exactly what you mean. Could you maybe expand on what you meant by "stretching of characters"?


I meant that the images appear as if they drawn on a rubber surface that was subsequently pulled to lengthen appendages or even the entire character. Done for dramatic effect to emphasize the action. I've seen it the most in older cartoons.

But that's just one my opinion. And we know about opinons.


It's simply called "Squash and Stretch". It's considered a basic principle of animation. I hope that helps. ^_^
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Posted 8/12/11

hawkandspit wrote:

I think we've strayed from the point of the original question. Those that confuse American and Japanese animation probably do so because they either only take a cursory look at them, assume that all animation is for children, or both.
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Or they are just like the Japaness who calll all animated shows Anime ( EVEN BUGSBUNNY ). So wen Americans call all animated shows cartoons there just as right. Because the fact is Anime and Cartoon are two words with same meaning.
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I dunno how many times do I have to say this but Anime IS a cartoon. The only difference between the two is the cultural context; how the show is presented, how is it treated and the people who appreciates it.
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Anime is a Japanese animated cartoon. In the US an animated cartoon is simply referred to as a cartoon. Certainly there is a style difference, but for someone who isn't a fan of anime they simply don't know or don't care.
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Actually, anime is short for "Japanese animation".... So they're right. But the real confusion is what anime is all about. Now that, you need to explain.
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anime is japanese animation
cartoon sucks is american animation sucks
people are too stupid
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TheYosh wrote:

anime is japanese animation
cartoon sucks is american animation sucks
people are too stupid


Says the Caucasian with bad grammar.
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Posted 8/12/11
Style wise, story wise, voice acting...both asian and english animation meld and separate so often its hard to differentiate between the two. I just call them moving pictures.
Posted 8/12/11 , edited 8/12/11

Well, Like everyone said Anime is a Cartoon.
Though is quite understandable when people generalize Anime and
Cartoons as two different things as it has to do with the animation style I guess.
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Posted 8/12/11
you cant compare the 2.
give up
Posted 8/12/11 , edited 8/12/11
Haha.

I love it when anime fans get worked up over something small such as when people call anime cartoons. It's cute.
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andydono wrote:


TheYosh wrote:

anime is japanese animation
cartoon sucks is american animation sucks
people are too stupid


Says the Caucasian with bad grammar.
i am not asian dumb ass, not all how like anime is asian you should know that black dude
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Posted 8/12/11

TheYosh wrote:


andydono wrote:


TheYosh wrote:

anime is japanese animation
cartoon sucks is american animation sucks
people are too stupid


Says the Caucasian with bad grammar.
i am not asian dumb ass, not all how like anime is asian you should know that black dude


Caucasian = white. Not Asian.

He's not the dumb one I'm afraid.
Posted 8/12/11 , edited 8/12/11
What's to confuse? Anime, in a sense, is a cartoon. The only difference, which many people have mentioned, is the context and the art style.
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