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Why did the animation of American Dragon go from great to poor?

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    TudorRose

    [1]Oct 24, 2008
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    Why did American Dragon's animation get so poor in quality?

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    luiz4200

    [2]Oct 25, 2008
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    TudorRose wrote:

    Why did American Dragon's animation get so poor in quality?



    Because the producers underestimated the show's fans.
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    Dragongirl600

    [3]Oct 28, 2008
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    Its NOT poor.

    Its , if anything, a fresh, bold new style of animation. it should be embraced, not criticised. the animaters of ADJL were geniuses.
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    luiz4200

    [4]Oct 29, 2008
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    Dragongirl600 wrote:
    Its NOT poor.

    Its , if anything, a fresh, bold new style of animation. it should be embraced, not criticised. the animaters of ADJL were geniuses.


    Regardless of which one is the best, they shouldn't have changed.
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    Wyrmhatchling

    [5]Oct 29, 2008
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    TudorRose wrote:

    Why did American Dragon's animation get so poor in quality?

    Well, some people consider it even better, but that's just one person's opinion... Anyways it was Steve Loter's decision when he directed the second season.

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    Dragongirl600

    [6]Oct 29, 2008
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    Change is good.

    I love the animation.

    It really just rocked second season
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    YFWEyeah

    [7]Oct 30, 2008
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    I adored the second season animation... and the second season as a whole. It was predominantly the brainchild of Steve Loter... if Loter hadn't been there, none of the greatness that is season two ever would've happened--or, at least, it would have been far different.

    Plus, the second season animation was a little more 'realistic,' if you will. What's more believable: Jake transforming into a humongous muscular dragon, or Jake transforming into a scrawnier, smaller dragon? Given Jake himself (human form, that is), it's obvious that the second is more believable. I think that that was partially the producers' reasoning for the animation change, correct me if I'm wrong.

    So, my opinion? Animation went from poor to great.

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    luiz4200

    [8]Oct 31, 2008
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    YFWEyeah wrote:

    I adored the second season animation... and the second season as a whole. It was predominantly the brainchild of Steve Loter... if Loter hadn't been there, none of the greatness that is season two ever would've happened--or, at least, it would have been far different.

    Plus, the second season animation was a little more 'realistic,' if you will. What's more believable: Jake transforming into a humongous muscular dragon, or Jake transforming into a scrawnier, smaller dragon? Given Jake himself (human form, that is), it's obvious that the second is more believable. I think that that was partially the producers' reasoning for the animation change, correct me if I'm wrong.

    So, my opinion? Animation went from poor to great.



    The fact is, after a whole season of Jake Long having a muscular dragon form, the producers couldn't have changed that.
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    Wyrmhatchling

    [9]Oct 31, 2008
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    luiz4200 wrote:
    YFWEyeah wrote:

    I adored the second season animation... and the second season as a whole. It was predominantly the brainchild of Steve Loter... if Loter hadn't been there, none of the greatness that is season two ever would've happened--or, at least, it would have been far different.

    Plus, the second season animation was a little more 'realistic,' if you will. What's more believable: Jake transforming into a humongous muscular dragon, or Jake transforming into a scrawnier, smaller dragon? Given Jake himself (human form, that is), it's obvious that the second is more believable. I think that that was partially the producers' reasoning for the animation change, correct me if I'm wrong.

    So, my opinion? Animation went from poor to great.

    The fact is, after a whole season of Jake Long having a muscular dragon form, the producers couldn't have changed that.

    But they did.

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    Count_Dracula08

    [10]Nov 1, 2008
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    I never saw any difference to the two different seasons of AD:JL. I always thought it was shining with good quality and creativity. A good cartoon show with good characters and other fabled creatures made this an excellent show with a powerful imagination, so even if there was a change in the next season i wouldn't care otherwise. This is one of the shows that needs to return with some new episodes on Disney Channel.
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    Dragongirl600

    [11]Nov 1, 2008
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    exactly, the storyline of season 2 could have outshined regardless of animation.

    but i thought the new animation was very fresh and original
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    Imafreek

    [12]Nov 2, 2008
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    TudorRose wrote:

    Why did American Dragon's animation get so poor in quality?

    Well, if you ask me, the season 1 version seemed too "uniform", pretty much all of the characters (or background characters) had the same shape, and some of the magical creatures looked too human. Besides, in season 2, Jake's dragon form was a little more dynamic, and the Huntsclan uniforms made them look like a well trained organization.

    Also, everyone in season 2 looked their age, and their appearance fit their personalities and character types. Not to mention that they also managed to fit the background scenery.

    and If I may add, the fight scenes seemed less like clich'e kung fu fight scenes and had a little more adrenaline to them.

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    Dragongirl600

    [13]Nov 5, 2008
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    Basic difference between huntsclan season 1 and 2: Huntsclan season 2 looked HUMAN.
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    Count_Dracula08

    [14]Nov 5, 2008
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    Dragongirl600 wrote:
    Basic difference between huntsclan season 1 and 2: Huntsclan season 2 looked HUMAN.
    Hey I liked the episode where the Huntsman and his clan were planning on stealing those aztec skulls, did you?
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    Dragongirl600

    [15]Nov 11, 2008
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    Yes, season 2 genius.
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