Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Today’s Cartoonists Don’t Toy Around

BURBANK, CA. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Kids today have many television options, but one Disney Channel animator is doing everything he can to keep cartoons popular on the tube.

That’s the picture drawn by animator Mike Moon, who lends his talents to cartoons such as Disney Channel’s Kim Possible, The Replacements and Emperor’s New School.

He says cartoons wont be dying out anytime soon – at least not on his watch.

Instead, he says they keep up with TV and children’s trends by “embracing computer graphics animation,” a technology he believes has helped the toon industry boom in the millennium.

Moon adds that making cartoons “more sophisticated” in content is also another way animators stay in the game.

Says Moon: “Cartoons are more conceptual than ever now, with more emotional characters and more mature themes that kids relate to.”

While the toughest toon competition comes from live-action “tween” shows like That’s So Raven, Moon argues, “There’s nothing as incredible as animation.”

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