How do PBS shows animate children's books?
July 10, 2006 12:59 PM Subscribe
How do PBS shows like Reading Rainbow
or Between the Lions
animate existing children's books?
posted by Nedroid to media & arts (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not talking about the ones where the camera simply pans across the page or zooms in while the narrator reads the story. I'm talking about the ones where the characters in the story will move around the scene and change poses and whatnot, sometimes in ways that were not illustrated in the original book. For example, it seems to me that if they were just cutting and pasting the Tooth-Gnasher Superflash as it zoomed across the car lot, there would be a big Tooth-Gnasher Superflash-shaped hole in the background where the car was in the original picture, but there is not.
Do these shows have their own animators who mimic the style of the original book? Do they work with the book illustrators? Or what?