Hard truths

If Smiling Friends came out in 2010, it would be immediately called CalArts garbage and part of the infestation
>But I don't see the b-beanmouth
>It isn't like the Meme template
Frick off m8. You weren't around during that time period to even understand what CalArts meant or what people hated about new animation trends at the time.

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  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Christ cuck propaganda friends

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I love atheists. I want them to repent and believe in Jesus. It would be better for them to not burn in hell.

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Case in point: The Posterchild for CalArts b***hing and mania in the early turn of the 10's.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      That show was visual painful to look at. Aside from being ugly, it was also bleeding seizers on every frame.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      These characters were around since like 2005. Ben Jones & Paperrad were from the east coast. Not CalArts

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        That doesn't have any baring on what this board called and threw around at all.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      no, its quite obviously newgrounds style, even if no one knew the creators previous work its emphasis of grotesque over cute gives it a away as newgrounds, just look at Mr.Boss.

      this is deviantart mspaint fetish style not calarts

      calarts is bean mouths and noodle arms, simple designs that emphasis cuteness. its origin can be traced with flapjack and all the storyboard artists later projects, adventure time, gravity falls, steven universe etc.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        None of the cartoons featured in that image look like that.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, they do. Gumball looks different in the latter seasons, but go back to season 1 and you'll see.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            It didn't look like that and you know it. None of the cartoons in that image ever used the wide S-shaped smile.

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              Yes they fricking did.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >no, its quite obviously newgrounds style
        Yes, like literally every cartoon at the time at the start of the last decade.
        If you think cartoons in 2011 were cute, cuddly, comfy and safe and people on this board were complaining about that, rather than grotesque and experimental works invading animation you absolutely weren't around.

        Gravity Falls came out in 2012. Steven Universe didn't come onto the scene until nearly 2014.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          And even then, comparing the first season of Steven Universe to the last season/SU Future is kind of startling in terms of tone and subject matter.
          It's practically a time capsule for how cartoons over the decade changed in itself.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          its an evolution. the whole joke of flapjack is that its an overly cute kid in an overly grotesque world. as each storyboarder got their own shows and the storyboarders for those new shows got their own shows they kept the cute style and ditched the grotesque. adventure time had the spongebob grotesque closes ups and distorted faces in like season 1 but ditched them in the later seasons by the time you get to fionna and cake there is nothing really like your screenshot.
          the current iteration is craig of the creek which can be traced by storyboarders as flapjack>adventure time>steven universe> craig of the creek. it ditched all the grotesque of your screenshot and emphasized the cute and cuddly.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Well flapjack is kind of the odd link (arguably chowder and gumball too as a holy trinity) between the Johnny Test-esque cheap whipcrack comedy of the CN Real era and the lore-driven serials of AT and RS, which paved the way for the late-2010 adventure cartoons.

            People born after 2006 don't really understand that lore cartoons didn't even exist or have any real storylines in the latter half of the 2000's. That context is largely lot to them.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        No, Calarts is [...]. Only time "Calarts" ever meant anything different was years earlier when John K took a two minute break from molesting children to write up a blogpost complaining about Disney knockoffs. And that never took off to the same way the association of modern "Calarts" did.

        >the entire basis for the "calarts" meme is a fanart shitpost
        Really puts the whole thing into perspective, huh.
        nu-Cinemaphile ideology is 100% fake. I'm embarrassed for anyone who has bought into it.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, they do. Gumball looks different in the latter seasons, but go back to season 1 and you'll see.

        Yes they fricking did.

        >Puts Gumball in the calarts group with the rest of the troony cartoons.
        Verification not required

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >If Smiling Friends came out in 2010, it would be immediately called CalArts garbage and part of the infestation
    Naw, CalArts literally means Industry. This is anything but. You're a contrarian with no actual critique beyond "Popular thing sucks because popular."

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Naw, CalArts literally means Industry. This is anything but.
      That's where you're wrong. In 2010, CalArts meant Indie.
      Everyone used it to refer to avant garde and indie shows, not industryslop.

      That show was visual painful to look at. Aside from being ugly, it was also bleeding seizers on every frame.

      Exactly. CalArts (circa 2010).

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      How is this show less industry? Because Nostalgia Critic was in an episode?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        ..Because the leads are newgrounds animators who've never had a job in the industry? And each episode is a showcase for more internet weirdos?

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Normal words, but a weird artstyle guy.

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    "Calarts" wasn't a thing people even b***hed about until 2014~ you fricking underage.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Summer's out, time to shitpost on Cinemaphile!
      I've been here since 2009, I think I'd know more than you Zoomer. Where were you when people were horrified at the Bee and Puppycat pilot for being the next CalArts abomination from the Federator indie scene?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        No, Calarts is

        no, its quite obviously newgrounds style, even if no one knew the creators previous work its emphasis of grotesque over cute gives it a away as newgrounds, just look at Mr.Boss.

        this is deviantart mspaint fetish style not calarts

        calarts is bean mouths and noodle arms, simple designs that emphasis cuteness. its origin can be traced with flapjack and all the storyboard artists later projects, adventure time, gravity falls, steven universe etc.

        . Only time "Calarts" ever meant anything different was years earlier when John K took a two minute break from molesting children to write up a blogpost complaining about Disney knockoffs. And that never took off to the same way the association of modern "Calarts" did.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Mate stop trying revise history. You can find b***hing and debate about this same topic years before that shitty cancerous meme pic was ever made and those shitty shows didn't even exist then.

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    go to bed john k, nobody liked cans without labels and nobody cares about your forced calarts meme

  7. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    What people don't seem to understand was that animation around the 2006-2009 era had kind of a dark age of prettymuch pure shit at the time. 'Industry' meant shows like Johnny Test, Coconut Fred and Fanboy and Chumchum.

    Flapjack, AT, Regular Show, Gumball and cursed horsecartoon were all the big break from that trend because they were from original creators, and were seen as indie and not-standard at the time. No one had seen shows like them. But everyone at the time noticed most creators graduated from Cal Arts.

    Then the shit hogwash of SU, Star vs and a dozen beanmouth styled Flash-animation shows washed that odd acquired taste right out until they just blamed the same group.

  8. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    this thread again? it's just getting tiresome at this point

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's important to remember history, or you're doomed to repeat it.
      But you're a moronic Cinemaphilener so you won't learn anything and will b***h contrary to anything put in front of you.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Hi Industrycuck. have a nice day. That is all.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Did you type that while looking into a mirror industry cuck?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        You are literally learning nothing. You're being a moron for making schizo comparisons. Everyone laughs at you.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          You're a mental child holding a twitter meme pretending you understand animation, while the adults in the room don't even know what you're screaming about.

  9. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody was complaining about Calarts style pre-2010s besides John K and his blog following and back then that term didn't even refer to beanmouth. Beanmouth complaining really started gaining traction around 2015 or so, give or take (and wasn't really mainstream until 2018).

    All that said, Smiling Friends is most certainly not calarts, not in the old John K definition of the word and not in the modern definition of the word.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      That's because Pre-2010 the leading style was Johnny Test Canadian flash-tier horseshit for most shows coming out. 2010-2014 was a different story.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >johnny test came out in 2005
        why the frick do i remember this being an early 2010s show? i grew up in the 2000s and dont remember it in the slightest

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Because that's when everyone b***hed about it and rambled on about it the most. No one mentioned or care about it in 2005.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >serenaded with sjw themes
            Oh yeah. I forgot a decade ago that was what we called when we didn't have 'woke' yet

  10. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    That depends, do you think Hellbenders or Damo and Darren is on par as CalArts garbage? It's practically the same tone in humour but less explicit.

  11. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    The "CalArts" meme was not a thing in 2010. A much better time, to be sure. 2013+ is when the Twitter spam started and the site went to shit.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Cal arts 'Discourse' was very much a thing, just not the Meme template. The complaint was something else. The focus and talking points were different.

  12. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    None of the things people call calarts even existed back then you tittle twaddle

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      That's when calarts (The complaint) was about different things.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Yes it has, it always has. CalArts was always code for industry standards. Everything needs to look a certain way. That is literally them purpose of going to a school like CalArts. It is to groom artists to follow a market place aesthetics of the time. It is not that hard of a concept you fricking mongrel.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but nobody here was tossing it around left and right like a football until around 2014 or so. The OP is clearly just going on about the characters being round and simple to draw in what is clearly a nob standard cartoon.

  13. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    You obviously weren't here in 2010 you stupid frick, or anywhere before 2016

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