Examples of 2D animation

Fruits Basket:

An anime from the early 2000’s with a more original design in anime and a lower frame rate (fps – frames per second).



Food Wars:

This is a more modern anime, where the motions of the characters are more fluid because of a higher fps and there is more definition in the shadows and reflections on objects and people.



Scooby-Doo Where are You!

The original Scooby-Doo series was produced in 1969. This was a classic lip sync animation and was probably made by onion skinning.



Tom & Jerry

This animation is really effective as there are rarely voices in this cartoon. The content relies on the music played by the orchestra and the characters actions are based on what sounds are played.



Red Bull Ad:

Red Bull has a different style to other animations, the design is purposely wobbly and there are rarely colours included unless they are needed. The catch phrase ‘Red Bull gives you wiiings’ got people interested in the product, and made people want to try it to what would happen if you drink it.

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Phineas & Ferb

This children’s programme has characters which are all unique, the main ones all look different and their heads are mainly based off of shapes.



Simons cat:

This animation was made in Adobe Flash.  It involves no colour, each character has diverse expressions, there is no talking, and the only sounds are the environment. No music in the animation. There are no shadows in the videos.

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Bob’s Burgers:

It is a clever funny tv show that is different to many other animations. It is great because it is feminist+ and the characters are openminded about things and themselves. Lynda, the mother, for example loves her kids and always tells them to be themselves. Gene, the son in the bottom left, is body positive and embraces sexual fluidity which is new for a male character to express.



Spongebob Square Pants:

Spongebob Square Pants is a whacky tv series for kids.



Mika’s ‘Lollipop’ video:

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