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Fox has released the full-length teaser for Blue Sky’s The Peanuts Movie.

One thing that I love about this animation: the relative absence of motion blur. Attempts to be cartoony in CGI often lack the comedic impact of drawn animation due to so many of the inbetween images being blurred:

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However, in this Peanuts teaser, director Steve Martino and the Blue Sky animators have minimized motion blur, keeping the individual movements of Snoopy and Woodstock distinct.

In rapid movements where motion blur would be the obvious choice, they’ve instead opted to use a sophisticated system of multiple images and smears, custom-designed for each scene [see examples below]. Like cel animation, every pose reads clearly, which gives a unique feeling to this teaser’s animation.

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Amid Amidi

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Amid Amidi is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Cartoon Brew.

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