Everything evolves in life, even when that life is one made up by the art of drawing. Here's a look at a professional animator's depiction of how western animation has changed over the last five decades. 

Harry Partridge is an independent animator and voice actor from England, whose talents have won over fans from all over the world. His short animation Skyrim has been viewed over 20 million times on YouTube, with a number of other quirky and totally over-the-top animation titles being viewed almost as many times. A while ago, Harry tweeted about the differences in TV animation styles over the decades, and they definitely are worth a look. Just watching your favorite TV shows may not alert you to the changes, but when looked at in comparison, the styles are completely different. 

Many people have chimed in with their thoughts, on what specifically have caused these style changes in animation and the drawing of characters. What seems obvious is the separation from techniques of the past, a move attributed to the success and influence of many iconic animated shows. As you can see, the example of a character in 2010 is totally different from the 1970s character. What are characters going look like in 2030? The answer is anyone's guess, and something we can all look forward to. In the meantime, click here to enjoy Harry Partridge and his super-weird creations.

A 1990s and 2010s hybrid

Complete evolution

Harry's short - Nicolas Cage Wants a Cake


Jealousy Incarnate

Starring Jo Jung Suk and Gong Hyo Jin

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