tipandring
1 Posts
14 years, 2 months ago
I seem to recall about 20 years ago, that the cost of a cartoon show, was
$20,000 a minute. Can't remember what network it was, but does anyone
happen to know what today's cost is per minute on the shows are these
days?
    fistoflegend
    946 Posts
    14 years, 2 months ago
    I don't know,but that 20,000 a minute can't be right. Damn I never thought it costed so much.
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      TMNT
      5203 Posts
      14 years, 2 months ago
      Yea they cost alot of money to host a speical cartoon on the air or just want to air it all the time.
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        Saradomin
        581 Posts
        14 years, 2 months ago
        The reason why people are going for Flash animated cartoons and CGI animations is because they are cheaper to produce. Computers are much more powerful now than they were 15 years ago so even if a CGI cartoon failed there wouldn't be much of a loss.

        In traditional cell animated cartoons animators had to draw out the scenes using hand drawing sequences and later do some edits and outlining, which took some time. Thus the reason why we haven't seen many of these now is because they are more expensive to produce, plus noone in this current generation cares about those shows. In a sense I don't find Flash animation to be anything special and CGI is overused. Flash is great for use on a computer, but not for a TV show. As for CGI nothing's really changed from the time Toy Story was released in theatres.
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          14 years, 2 months ago
          I don't know what the price is, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did cost that much. Animation is in an incredibly slow, tedious process that requires a ton of work.

          Although this isn't cartoon animation, how about that movie "Chicken Run?" It was claymation or whatever. I read they were only able to get something like 3 seconds worth of footage a day, because it was such an intricate process.
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            Saradomin
            581 Posts
            14 years, 2 months ago
            Anything involving claymation takes dedication and skill. I loved the Wallace and Gromit VHSs I owned and with 30 min of footage (I have 3 episodes), it takes quite a while to develop claymation. You have to take snapshots of every movement and I could understand how frustrating that was at certain times.
              gustogummi
              2602 Posts
              14 years, 2 months ago
              In the 1970s, it costed about $40,000 to make a cartoon per episode. I think it was the same for the 1980s. I'm not sure how much it costs nowadays, maybe a little more expensive.
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                14 years, 2 months ago
                Saradomin
                The reason why people are going for Flash animated cartoons and CGI animations is because they are cheaper to produce.


                that and anymore we're just so tight with money anymore, it's unreal.
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                  Seston
                  462 Posts
                  14 years, 2 months ago
                  it costs about 1 mil. per ep. so divide that by 22.
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