Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Great Quote

Not only did McCay come out of the character animation gate first, but he also did so with sheer technical brilliance. You would expect the first character animation to be clunky and crude and take time to work it's way up to what we know today. But no -- McCay's work still stands superior to much of what is produced today. Here's a quote from Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny, Looney Tunes) that says it better than I could:

"It is as thought the first creature to emerge from the primeval slime was Albert Einstein; and the second was an amoeba, because after McCay's animation, it took his followers nearly twenty years to find out how he did it."

found in a comment posted at Cartoon Brew

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how artists inspire other artists. If it wasn't for the inspiration of previous artists throughout time. A lot of artists would have never reached their full potential.

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