I was unfamiliar with the term CalArts but I had definitely noticed a sense of familiarity about many of the new animated shows out there. This is an interesting look at the movement.
In the wake of the new Thundercats show, CalArts is taking a beating for being producing an ugly, simplistic, and homogenized art style in animation that has become linked to SocJus.
It’s long been the subject of several memes.
There was a good thread recently about why “CalArts” has become linked with SocJus that can be read here.
But what is “CalArts” really like, and is it really to blame? Is it ugly and homogeneous? I’ll let you be the judge.
Here is something from a 4th year CalArts student:
Squiggly words and keyframes aren’t what comes to mind when most folks think of animation.
This animation from a 4th year would’ve been nuked from orbit had it been posted on NewGrounds:
On the other hand, 13 pages in, I did find this gem by…
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