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The Simpsons Goes Digital : Unofficial thread

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin Porter, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter Supporting Actor

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    Well I've been reading on epguides.com about this. I'm confused though, is it episode 299 or 301 that starts the show going digital? Does anyone have any other information on this? Anyone want to complain about it? Input please.

    ~Kevin
     
  2. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    What do you mean by digital? Animation done on the computer?
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    He means computer coloring, no cels
     
  4. Chad R

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    I'll wait to see it before passing judgment. I'm not scared of all things digital on principle alone.
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    You honestly probably won't even be able to tell
     
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    I read in another post on this forum that episode 300 would be the episode where they changed to digital ink & paint.
    After reading that episodes 300 and 301 seem to have the same plot.
     
  9. Dan Hitchman

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    The show's animation is pretty much computer assisted to begin with, so what's the big deal?

    Dan
     
  10. Jeff Kleist

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    That there'll be no more cels to collect. This is a sad time for we cel collectors
     
  11. Keith Paynter

    Keith Paynter Screenwriter

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    It's unlikely that the quality will be affected - possibly improved. I remember an interview that said the color palette was fairly limited, and since the show doesn't use texturing to any great degree, digital paint will be solid, and the end resulting DVD's will look as good as any today taken directly from a digital source.
     
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    'Futurama' looks fine to me, it'll be done the same way (though probably with less rendered backgrounds and hardware...initially).
     

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