Remember that one day when you could wake up without an alarm? When you would get your favorite bowl of cereal and sit between the hours of 8 and 12? This is a blog dedicated to the greatest time of our childhood: Saturday mornings. The television programs you watched, the memories attached to them, and maybe introducing you to something you didn't realize existed. Updated every weekend.
are everywhere. In our homes. In our phones. In our watches. In our appliances. Hell, you're even READING this on some kind of computer (and if you're not, that's seriously impressive). Within nearly a century we’ve gone from computers that look like this:
To computers that look like this:
With computers becoming so involved
with everyday life, it was only natural it would work its way into the
entertainment world; making life easier for special effects people to create
the spectacular things we see on the screen that aren’t possible within the
realm of physics. Computers have become responsible for those effects, as well
as objects, backgrounds, hell, even entire people.
ReBoot, the first all-CGI cartoon.
The world of animation also came to
embrace this technology; initially to enhance their productions, but soon
becoming the primary media for them. Ink and paint is all but gone, with most
cartoons rendered in a similar style using Flash these days.
Regal Academy, the latest cell-shaded animated series.
This month, we’re going to be taking
a look at some of the Saturday morning shows that made use of this
technological advancement to create a whole new realm of animation. As said
before, since most shows are made using computers these days, we’ll be focusing
on the shows that use the techniques of 3D rendering or cell shading only.