Animation Serigraph Cels are Dishonest at Best (and at Worst a Fraud)

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 8, 2009 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

Serigraph Cels aren't actual animation cels!

Being an animation fan from time-to-time I’ll see an ad for a “serigraph cel” from a favorite animated film or TV show. As most fans of animation know old school cartoons were made with hand painted animation cels — which is a piece of acetate inked on one side and with the color painted on the opposite side. These animation cels are always punched so they can be registered, and it takes a mind numbing number of these to make an animated film which is shot at 24 frames per second (although most animation is done by limiting this 12 cels per second or less which is known as “shooting in twos”). Read more…



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