I would worry first about how to draw and move something solid in three dimensions, and how to draw unique, lifelike expressions, before I worried too much about "character development" or "world building".>>97061010>the end product is a mediocre piece of entertainment whose only real value is being decently animated
Yeah, this cartoon is only decently animated. I'm not really impressed when music is played expressively and competently either.>John K does not and has never understood the business side of the animation industry.
Because the business side of the animation industry (as it exists) is full of unnecessary nonsense, much of which didn't exist in the early days of television.>He's spent damn near 40 years moaning about cartoons being made wrong but they are a product. They are made for money and he had his chance to make an impact on the industry and create a niche for the kind of things he wanted. But he blew it by alienating the suits and the talent and now he can't even deliver a three minute short, on time, with money donated by his fans.
Cartoons have always been product, made for money, even in the Golden Age. That's no excuse for their decline in quality. John K. is just one of many skilled and talented cartoonists (you wouldn't know they still exist watching TV, even when one gets a show, their work hardly ever actually makes it to the screen), and he happened to actually get a show on the air by virtue of being in the right place at the right time. I don't care about his personal failings, the work speaks for itself. I have not seen any other cartoon from the last 25 years (or 30 before that) executed with as much skill or talent.>Ren and stimpy is decent but its not a masterpiece in anything save maybe comedic timing and even then its quality as a piece of comedy is debatable.
It's head and shoulders above any of its contemporaries, thanks to the many talented people who worked on it.