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The animation of the first season

  • Avatar of mysterytipster


    [1]Oct 17, 2012
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    Am I the only one who noticed that looking back, the first season of Arthur had a LOT of animation problems/glitches and continuity errors? This can range from D.W.'s ears turning brown for a few frames, Sue Ellen's hair turning black, Francine being in an audience when she's supposed to be onstage (as in "Francine Frensky, Superstar"), a few background characters completely changing color in the same scene (like the photographer in "D.W. Thinks Big") and characters just zipping off in an exaggerated manner, to stuff like Muffy being in Arthur's second grade class before he got glasses, Sue Ellen joining the gang on their first day of third grade but then later being shown moving to Elwood City later in the school year ("Sue Ellen Moves In"), Prunella accidentally being in Mr. Ratburn's classroom, and Arthur switching between having "normal" eyes and his distinctive dot eyes when without glasses.

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    [2]Oct 18, 2012
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    One error I want to point out is how different Emily's dress looks at the end of D.W Gets Lost. In the beginning of the episode, it has no sleeves, but at the end it does. Weird. Speaking of weird, have you noticed how much her hair changed during the series? In the first season it changed from blonde to white, then for a while it was blonde again, then after that it was long and blonde! Make up your mind, animators!

    Edited on 10/18/2012 11:18am
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