animated draw

And through the flames, she sees you, Magnus, alive.

The truly incredible thing about animation is the time investment.

Especially in traditional animation, where there’s no computer to automate and simplify things.

Some time can be saved by, say, keeping a consistent head in a talking scene, and just changing mouths…

…but in a more unique and complex scene? No can do.

Every frame of the movement has to be drawn, individually, by hand.

Unless you can re-use a section drawn previously, it needs to be created completely fresh.

That’s what makes these sequences so incredible. They’re insane on their own, but then you realize…

…an actual person drew every frame of this.

Someone had to do their best to give Scooby’s monstrous melting folds just the right amount of bounce.

Someone had a vision for this whole sequence, and had to design it at twelve frames a second.

Because hand-crafted nightmare fuel doesn’t come easily, kids.