Difference Between Animation And Live Action

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Animation and live action are two very different types of films, each kept in a different world and rarely cross over into the other. Cartoons and the animated characters that are crafted for them live in a world that defies logic, normal limitations, and have their own physical laws; it is a world only limited by the imagination of the artists and their tools. The real world, one that people are more familiar with, knows the restrictions and limited possibilities of what a person can do in this physical realm. These two worlds colliding into one seems nearly impossible, almost like a dream. Yet, films have taken a step into this fusion, trying to work animated characters into a real world. This unlikely combination of the two has work, but …show more content…
A poster used in the advertisement of the film ensures that neither is left out. A film strip is used not only to create the outline of Roger Rabbit, the main animated character, but also includes shots of animation and live action together on the visible parts of the strip. While it cannot give everything away, the characters shown do coincide with the text given alongside the poster, “It’s the story of a man, a woman, and a rabbit in a triangle of trouble.” It is clear to see the man, although there are two different men, one is shown twice, interacting with both the woman and the rabbit. The woman, who can be expected to be a physical human, is a drawn one. She is seen getting close to the main human of the film in a strip, possibly hinting at what kind of trouble might come forth. The rabbit is expected to be the animated one, especially with the unfinished outline of him with the filmstrip, as well as showing him off on the biggest piece of the strip, alongside the man. Together, they are all connected by film, and through this power it shows that it is possible for them all to …show more content…
“Animated characters have interacted with live actors before...but, even in “Mary Poppins,” animation was used as a gimmick. No one ever risked creating a movie which is breathtakingly complicated technically but can succeed artistically only if an animated drawing and a live man form a human bond.” Previous hybrid films had worked for the cartoons, the accommodated for them, letting the camera remain in place and having the living actors fit into a cartoon like lighting . Their interactions were limited; everything was done to make it easier upon the artists and animators. Roger Rabbit was not going to be like any of those films. Instead of having the camera and those around it work for the animations, the characters were going to have to work to fit into a realistic setting. This would be a struggle not only for those who’re animated, but the animators

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