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Bending Unit
« on: 01-22-2003 22:01 »

Shop.Cartoonnetwork.com is currently selling Futurama layout drawings. 5 of them in all ranging from $150-$175 a drawing.
Bending Unit
« Reply #1 on: 01-22-2003 22:05 »

While you're at it check out the LE photographs and giclees in the Other section.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #2 on: 01-23-2003 00:40 »

They seem to be reselling these for a different shop (forgot the address) and I must say ... lots of rip offs.

175$ for a 30 line layout drawing might be industry standard, but if you think about it, there is probably one of these for every second in Futurama. That's close to 100,000 of them. Maybe Sarge can enlighten us on how long it takes to draw one of these.
The giclees they sell for $200 where originally $40 I think and I've seen them selling on ebay for $20.

Now, the photo of the Bender wind-up toy on a stone ground for $500 ...

« Reply #3 on: 01-23-2003 02:36 »

That reminds me of something, at least, I hope they contacted the author. and I post exactly that translation in previous talk-any-language thread...

Urban Legend
« Reply #4 on: 01-23-2003 07:33 »

Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
Now, the photo of the Bender wind-up toy on a stone ground for $500 ...

I think the person making this webpage got his finger stuck on the 0.  There seems to be two extra in that price tag.

Starship Captain
« Reply #5 on: 01-23-2003 08:45 »

Believe it or not those photo prices are correct. I do not know what the appeal to them is but they are sold on animation art sites for the exact same price.
The giclee prices are correct as well. Remember the stuff you are seeing on eBay right now are for the poster that was released in the UK and not the actual giclee print. Giclee prints are much more expensive and if you are into art much worth it I think.
As far as the animation art those are fair prices I think as well. For every one second of animation it takes roughly 30 drawings. So in the 20-22 minutes of program that is alot of drawings but you also have to remember that there is a bunch of stuff that happens on screen that really doesn't relate to anything. A character walking away for instance - who would want a drawing of Fry's back? Not many. So after you weed out those drawings there is still the issue of for each action there are many poses that the character goes through. Many of them don't look very good either. Think of a character blinking - it may be a novelty thing but I wouldn't want to purchase a drawing of Fry or any other character with their eyes closed.
So after all that the number of drawings that are interesting that look good becomes smaller so from any given episode there are really only a few marketable drawings available from it. The 150.00 price tag for Futurama is pretty reasonable I think. Simpsons drawings can start off higher as characters like Bart and Homer demand more money for just the single character and depending on wether it is a head shot, full body shot or some type of action shot.
So all in all Cartoon Networks store is pretty much in line with the rest of the industry so don't let their prices fool you. If you went somewhere else you would probably end up paying the same thing.
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