Promoting Good Animation: It’s Over Isn’t It
This clip represents great animation design, movement, sound, and concept but removes anything creatively daring in terms of the quality of animation. The colors chosen represent the person the performance is dedicated to, with roses and pinks surrounding the scene. The conflict is represented through song. Exposing themes of heartbreak, loss, and the struggle of moving on. This can be captured through the voice of the singer and the facial expressions the animators were able to achieve showing pain when the character’s tone changes. This conflict is represented momentarily through a different animated design in the clouds to quickly showcase who this song is about.
The movement of the characters were smooth and consistent. The heavy breathing was captured of someone snoring while sleeping as their belly expanded. The dances that accompanied the tune were synched to the rhythm of the song without doing too much or too little to distract from the emotional message. While this animation quality and style weren’t particularly daring, the message about a woman losing a woman she loved to another man in a children’s show was a bold move that has caused a lot of censorship elsewhere in the world.