Does this count as anime?
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Posted 12/9/14 , edited 12/9/14
I just saw that Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer was filmed in Japan. My question is does that qualify as anime or does it need to be done in a certain style and from Japan to be anime. Anyway it will be on tonight, and I don't plan on watching it, but I thought that it was an interesting factoid.
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Posted 12/9/14
the great question,

no.
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You've discovered one of the primary weaknesses of the argument that a work is defined as anime based upon its place of origin. The stylistic definition has its own weaknesses as well, but however you define "anime" I'm really not sure it actually matters whether this or that is an anime since simply being "an anime" says nothing about a work's quality.
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Posted 12/9/14 , edited 12/9/14
anime is japanimation. Any animation made in japan is considered an anime. as anime is just the word used for animation in japan
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Posted 12/9/14 , edited 12/9/14
I tend to define "anime" -- both the medium and the various genre that fall under it -- by its target audience and producer, not animation studio. (After all, in that case most animation we consider anime wouldn't be anime at all anymore, with how much of it is outsourced to Korea!!)
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Posted 12/9/14
Yes because all forms of animation would technically be considered "anime" in Japan.

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Posted 12/9/14
In my eyes, no, but nice avatar OP
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Posted 12/9/14 , edited 12/9/14
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer isn't an anime even in Japan. It's not animated.

Unless there's an animated version that's different from the stop-motion amalgamation of nightmares I remember.
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Posted 12/9/14
No, because Rudolph is "claymation". Since the industry felt there was a need for a different word to label the process, then it must be different from animation, no matter whether it was done in Japan or not, and all the anime=/=animation arguments don't even apply.
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Posted 12/9/14 , edited 12/9/14
A lot of the work for western animation projects was outsourced to Japan around the same time though, like I think Topcraft (the precursor to Studio Ghibli) did most of the work on The Hobbit back in the 1970s. Among other stuff.

Of course this kind of argument would also mean anime outsourced to Korean studios isn't anime somehow.
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Posted 12/9/14

metalshiflet96 wrote:

In my eyes, no, but nice avatar OP


Thank you.
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I wouldn't consider claymation/stop motion animation as anime. Though that's probably more because I've never seen one that is culturally Japanese. They seem to either be Christmas based, set in UK/culturally British (Wallace and Grommit, Fantasitc Mr. Fox), or are related to Tim Burton in some way.

I tend to define animation by a combination of origin country/language (of creators, not necessarily animators) and culture it reflects.
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Posted 12/9/14
Japan= any animation

Anywhere else= Any animation that comes from japan and only from japan.
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Why thank you ^,^ since there are over 3 threads on this topic this thread is closed.
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