Millennial favorite Rick and Morty has inspired its fair share of commentary, but rarely does the analysis come as well informed as this.
Canipa, a Youtuber best known for his anime coverage, has devoted a video essay to the Adult Swim series’ animation. The video is basically a critique of the show’s production pipeline, presented very accessibly. Watch it below:
Noting that Rick and Morty is mainly a vector-based 2d-puppet show, Canipa explains the economic advantages of this approach over, say, hand-drawn animation. But he adds that the complexity of the series’ world, with its scores of characters and morphing designs, reduces the benefits of puppets.