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Modern American and Japanese animation both have their beauty and distinct features The American style however has a much crisper and nicer quality to it Japanese style or Anime has a much more sharp and quick quality The plots of American and Japanese animation also differ from each other Modern American animation has this nicer cleaner quality because of the time spent on it and a high budget This has all been made possible because of one name in particular Walt Disney When Walt Disney came on to the animation scene he brought magic to the television and to the silver screen There are plenty of other names that had an extraordinary effect on the American style of animation but Disney put the final touches on it It could be said that he is responsible in making cartoons as popular as it is now When his first motion picture Snow White and the Seven Dwarves premiered in 1937 the history of animation was changed forever This movie set the standards for the American style of animation Snow White and the Seven Dwarves appeared as a cartoon but gave off a very life-like natural feel to it Though one would never a dwarf walking around Snow White was a very humanly proportioned and looking character Disney created very clean colorful and lively characters that distinguish American style of animation from that of Anime The strokes of the pen or lines that American animations use are smooth curvaceous and careful It gives the images a sense of consistent fluidity These fluid lines give the characters a more natural organic feel and look to them This also allows for a wide range of facial expressions expressions to those of humans With smooth curved lines animators can show happy sad angry surprised and scared expressions The results and solutions are endless American animators have to pay specific attention to detail and make sure they dont leave the slightest
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