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Koobooki

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« on: 09-02-2012 04:07 »

There's so much great stuff in this show, it's impossible to appreciate all of it the first time around.

Here's a moment that goes by very fast. It's from A Clockwork Origin. The previous frame shows Bender as the only one distinctly not paying attention to Hermes, probably daydreaming. This is the frame just after Hermes yells, "...duck!" Notice Bender's moment of defiance. Even Zoidberg heeds the warning. The Professor doesn't appear to wake up until Cubert makes contact. Oh, and although the one to yell "duck", Hermes instinctively busts a limbo move. Nice.


All that is visible must grow beyond itself and extend into the realm of the invisible. ~Dumont
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #1 on: 09-02-2012 11:10 »

*watched it to see*

I'm impressed with everyones reaction times - especially Fry curling up into a ball quickly.

In doing so I found a goof: Benders chair falls with him, but when it cuts to another angle it's just Bender on the ground - the chair never moved.

Little things may count but if you look too hard you find mistakes.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #2 on: 09-02-2012 14:44 »

I've never really thought too hard about this scene, but I do appreciate the little nuances within each characters reaction now that you've pointed them out. Shame about the chair goof though...
Koobooki

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« Reply #3 on: 09-02-2012 19:43 »

I'm guessing it's either a tiny oversight, or just a production shortcut. Or a little of both, probably. In the very next frame, only Cubert and Bender appear with his shiny metal still in the chair. So they carried that detail at least until that point. In the scene where Cubert is still circling and the Professor calls him a "crapscallion", Bender's chair has magically returned to its upright position. TV universe magic (^c ^ ) Anyway, although it may have been an outright oversight, the focus shifts to the convo between father and clone, so the chair on the ground may have in fact distracted a bit from that. Also, it's something only people who post and respond to frame-grab threads notice (>c < )
Koobooki

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« Reply #4 on: 09-03-2012 06:03 »
« Last Edit on: 11-05-2012 01:18 »


Kif, we're not going to run out of body-bags this time, are we?
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #5 on: 09-09-2012 14:57 »

Are you just watching things frame-by-frame? xD
Koobooki

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« Reply #6 on: 09-09-2012 22:01 »
« Last Edit on: 09-10-2012 02:22 »



Mmmeh-beh shifty

This is a vertically panned establishing shot from Billion Backs. Notice I wasn't able to precisely line up all the frames due to the flower-field placed across multiple (animated) layers. It gave the scene added depth in combination with the pan which obviously does not appear here. I lost some of those great colours too.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #7 on: 09-09-2012 22:42 »

We need UL to come do his version of that. tongue
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #8 on: 09-09-2012 22:55 »

Could you do a pan of the crowd scene in "That's Lobstertainment!"? the writers said they put a lot of funny stuff in it but it had to be sped up for time...
Koobooki

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« Reply #9 on: 09-10-2012 01:55 »



Good call Boxy Robot. BTW, if anyone's unfamiliar, Edith Head is widely believed to be the inspiration for Edna Mode of Pixar's The Incredibles. It's a widely believed fact.
spira

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« Reply #10 on: 09-10-2012 04:54 »

Heh, I love Jar Jar Binks in there, that's fabulous. Also Amy's dress is ridiculous.
Koobooki

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« Reply #11 on: 09-10-2012 19:49 »

Yup. There's Michelle and Pauly Shore too. That look on his face is just about right laff I never imagined him to be a one-woman-man, but they're still a couple as of Proposition Infinity. I wonder if Zapp and Petunia ever made it to the hotel room wtf?
Koobooki

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« Reply #12 on: 09-10-2012 20:21 »

We need UL to come do his version of that. tongue

That would totally rock but I think the scene might be a little too long for an animated gif hmpf
DannyJC13

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« Reply #13 on: 09-10-2012 21:56 »

Wha-? No, UnrealLegend makes panoramas from long shots in the show.

See.
Koobooki

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« Reply #14 on: 09-11-2012 01:35 »

Ohhhh, NOW I get it.
Koobooki

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« Reply #15 on: 09-30-2012 02:30 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2012 07:40 »

Two favourite moments from Billion Backs that go by a little too quickly to fully enjoy:




I love the hat, crooked bow-tie and bent-up glasses laff



Notice the cameos by Robby and the star of Lost In Space. It's actually the same wall so the set must have been re-arranged between takes.


Mr Snrub

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« Reply #16 on: 09-30-2012 23:41 »

That Harold Zoid face creeped me the hell out first time I saw it...

Also, can someone set the record straight for me? The moustache robot who's name I can't remember sitting next to Bender changes colour constantly throughout TBWABB. Like, one scene he'll be bronze, then silver, then bronze again, then kinda goldy, etc. Is this some kind of joke about hedonistic wealth, or is it just a huge balls up by the animators?
Koobooki

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« Reply #17 on: 10-01-2012 02:23 »

That Harold Zoid face creeped me the hell out first time I saw it...

I think it's the eyes.

I don't think they ever mention his name in the feature but if there's a hedonism joke there they probably would have used Hedonismbot. Just a guess.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #18 on: 10-01-2012 21:32 »

That's what I thought, so I was thinking it was probably an animation error. But it's so noticeable, I thought it couldn't of been accidental. You see my confusion here.
Koobooki

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« Reply #19 on: 10-01-2012 21:40 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2012 21:42 »

Actually, the colour is added digitally after the animation by a department dedicated to colour. I love their pallette. They really knocked it up a notch from The Simpsons.
Koobooki

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« Reply #20 on: 10-22-2012 21:29 »
« Last Edit on: 10-22-2012 21:39 »

Raaahhhh-kehhhhhht...



...ship!



N.B. The cool "little thing" in this post is actually the slick blue shock-wave. Warp-wave? Never been sure exactly hmpf

All that is visible must grow beyond itself and extend into the realm of the invisible. ~Dumont
DannyJC13

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« Reply #21 on: 10-24-2012 23:25 »

N.B. The cool "little thing" in this post is actually the slick blue shock-wave. Warp-wave? Never been sure exactly hmpf

I imagine Leela broke some serious speed laws with that little move... Although I'm not complaining. big grin
Koobooki

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« Reply #22 on: 10-25-2012 11:37 »

Funny you mention that Danny. That entire scene mainly served the plot line of Leela's recklessness(leading to the Office Depot collar). I'm wondering if the writers were thinking along the same lines. Maybe comparable to a jet-jock going supersonic over a densely populated area. Hey, it's those little things cool
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #23 on: 10-25-2012 14:04 »

Amy looks really tiny in that picture.
Koobooki

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« Reply #24 on: 10-25-2012 19:57 »

Perspective foreshortening. BTW, she would probably appreciate your comment. If she happen to read it. Or existed.
Koobooki

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« Reply #25 on: 10-25-2012 21:18 »
« Last Edit on: 12-06-2012 10:41 »

Let's give this a try...


See how close she gets to the camera crew? Reckless.
El-Man

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« Reply #26 on: 10-25-2012 22:29 »

See how close she gets to the camera crew? Reckless.

They understand the risks and all signed the insurance waivers. And the director was very pleased with the shot.
Koobooki

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« Reply #27 on: 10-26-2012 04:42 »

Ethics, schmethics. As long as you get'em to sign something. Plus, the director knows it's the very best way to get that cool camera-shake. Although, in the vacuum of space I don't think the camera would have been affected. Well, aside from the jerky motion from the cameraman crapping his space-pants.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #28 on: 10-26-2012 05:48 »

Speaking of little things:

The robot to the left simply walks out of the cell. I never noticed that.  laff Such a very secure prison facility.  tongue
Koobooki

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« Reply #29 on: 10-26-2012 10:13 »

Ahh, the ol' background joke. Nice find UrL. Apparently, cops have no time for minding cell doors. They have more "pressing" things to do...

Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #30 on: 11-02-2012 10:23 »

You gotta be fast on the pause button to catch this from Into The Wild Green Yonder... also, evidence Leela doesn't actually wear underwear...

(Contains cartoon bewbs)
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #31 on: 11-02-2012 10:38 »

Come on, we've all paused there at least once.  tongue
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #32 on: 11-02-2012 11:43 »

I only did because the commentary told me to. tongue
Koobooki

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« Reply #33 on: 11-02-2012 18:02 »

Aww, no nip-slip. But yay, bottom-cleavage! Nice "grab" TLF flirt
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #34 on: 11-02-2012 20:31 »

Aww, no nip-slip. But yay, bottom-cleavage! Nice "grab" TLF flirt

"Grab" seems to be the one word that occupies Fry's mind in that picture big grin
Koobooki

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« Reply #35 on: 11-02-2012 22:25 »

You've got that right IH laff
Heyyy, wait a secó those aren't "little things"! eek
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #36 on: 11-02-2012 23:47 »

Those boobs basically defy gravity then, if leela doesn't wear a bra. Then again, it is Mars, so gravity has a different set of rules...

On an unrelated note, I'm moving to Mars.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #37 on: 11-03-2012 04:06 »

Also not the first time Leela's done that...



pfft, Amys face xD
Koobooki

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« Reply #38 on: 11-03-2012 05:57 »

Thaaat's the one it reminded me of. Come on Leela, you can do it. One of these days...
Koobooki

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« Reply #39 on: 11-03-2012 05:58 »

On an unrelated note, I'm moving to Mars.
For the gravity or the boobs? I think Curiousity's a C-cup, but on Mars they bounce like D-cups.
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