May 20, 2010

"People know what long hair looks like. So if you have to do it, you have to do it right. You have to individually animate each one."

Letting a cartoon character wear her hair down is a big deal, requiring a special dispensation from the suits and a team of 20 animators.

7 comments:

k*thy said...

I have sat with the animators and watched them do it, but I still don't understand the process," says Mitchell. "I still don't know how they do it.

I don't know how anyone does long hair, in real life, either. I've tried and I still don't know how they do it...

Scrutineer said...

It's still ghastly stuff.

Paul Snively said...

Wet hair is also a special nightmare for animators, as the folks who worked on it for "The Incredibles" will tell you. Also for the lighting folks.

edutcher said...

Bugs Bunny never had a problem with it.

danielle said...

ah -- the politics of hair !

i couldnt find the you tube clip, but I thought whoopi goldberg's early standup on 'long luxurious blond hair' captures this political/sociological point brilliantly.

i dont know if i could price the extent to which viewers will further fall in love with/idolize Fiona with long flowing hair... but I dont really doubt that they are right.

prairie wind said...

The hair, wet and dry, in The Incredibles is remarkable.

theobromophile said...

I don't know how anyone does long hair, in real life, either. I've tried and I still don't know how they do it...

Lots and lots of detangler, and showers before bed (so that the wet hair doesn't weigh itself down).

I'm just not a short-hair kind of person.