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#16 innopac

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:12 PM

What always gets me about those movies or just ballet in general in cartoons is the lack of properly using turnout and pointing of the feet. These are things a dancer pays attention to whereas a "normal" person may tend to brush over. Hands as well and the por de bras I feel is also often overlooked. When there is no shape even to the finger tips it bothers me dearly!


Yes!!! It is the same for musicians watching actors holding a violin or cello bow with a stiff claw hand or doing vibrato with a jerky movement.

#17 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:28 PM

I am surprised nobody has dared to mention the Barbie catastrophes.

Oh...that... :o

#18 Helene

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:49 PM

I am surprised nobody has dared to mention the Barbie catastrophes.

Denial.

I regard those as representative of ballet as the Barbie doll is of an actual woman.

Edited to add: I love the dancing in "What's Opera, Doc?", even if the turnout is inconsistent.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:25 AM

I am surprised nobody has dared to mention the Barbie catastrophes.

Denial.

I regard those as representative of ballet as the Barbie doll is of an actual woman.




Yes I have heard this too, but the animator did not pay attention to detail at all of her pointe or turnout or hands.

Hi Helene!

#20 Hans

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:37 AM

Edited to add: I love the dancing in "What's Opera, Doc?", even if the turnout is inconsistent.


"What's Opera, Doc?" is amazing! :o

#21 dirac

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:38 PM

I am surprised nobody has dared to mention the Barbie catastrophes.

Denial.
I regard those as representative of ballet as the Barbie doll is of an actual woman.

Edited to add: I love the dancing in "What's Opera, Doc?", even if the turnout is inconsistent.


My young nieces enjoyed the Barbies. Haven't seen them myself.

#22 sandik

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:04 PM

Edited to add: I love the dancing in "What's Opera, Doc?", even if the turnout is inconsistent.


"What's Opera, Doc?" is amazing! :)


Our local history museum is hosting an exhibit about the golden age of Warner Brothers cartoons. Lots of sketches and cells, some timing sheets (very detailed) and a viewing booth in the back of the gallery with "What's Opera, Doc"? on the playlist.

#23 Gina Ness

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:49 AM

"What's Opera, Doc"... :) :bow: I'm a life-long fan...Warner Bros. Cartoons... :wub:

#24 bart

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:05 AM

At this point, some of you may be asking: "What's "What's Opera, Doc," Doc?"

Here's a Link:



It's amazing to think that there were actually large audiences -- including kids -- who would have had a fairly clear idea of what this cartoon was all about. Our local movie house in the 50s actually looked like an opera house!

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:53 AM

Bart took a ballet class and dances in an episode of the Simpsons. Although he had to wear a mask to keep from getting beat up by the other kids so it doesn't paint a great picture of ballet for boys.
The Family guy also had an episode where Peter and Quagmire text each other at the ballet/ Swan Lake.
Tom and Jerry had an entire episode dedicated to the Nutcracker on cartoon Network this past Xmas.


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