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Robin Hood (Disney) - The Feather in His Hat
About 25 minutes into the film at Skippys birthday party. Robin Hood gives Skippy a bow an arrow plus a hat that looks like Robin's hat. At first, the feather is on the right side of Skippy's hat. In the next shot of Skippy, the feather is on the left side, and then it's back to the right side. I know it's a cartoon, but I just thought I would share my observation.
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Torin Darkflight writes:
Scenes similar to this appear in many, MANY animated movies and television series. Often its something small like a fluff of hair on one side of a character's head moving to the other side, but sometimes it's something more noticeable, like clothing which contains only one shoulder strap (Which some characters from the Flintstones wear) flipping around. This is why: Most animators want to draw as little as possible to save time and keep production costs from getting excessive. Because of this, cartoon characters are usually drawn only within a 180 degree field (Front, around one side, and back). If the scene requires a shot from a side of the character not drawn, the transparent cell that the character is drawn on is just flipped over, resulting in the desired angle. This is why such things like a hair style, clothing, or a feather in a hat appear to "switch sides" every now and then. Small flips like this are more rare in cartoons created these days (Mainly because of computerized editing), but they are more evident in cartoons made before 1980 or so.
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