Are there any anime fans on that forum? Got a quesion for ya - How exactly is Kung Fu Panda 2D sequences art style influenced by anime?
I'm not a huge fan of japanese cartoons thus I don't know much about it. However I have seen fee episodes of series like Re:Zero and some movies and everything that gives me anime vibes is not included in KFP sequences.
Lesser amount of frames per second - nope. KFP is as fluid as you would expect from an American/European animated film.
Lots of looped sequences like walking, talking etc. - nope. KFP's movement is pretty much always animated from the beginning to the end.
Lack of lip sync - nope. In Japan they firstly do the animation and record the voices later. Because of that the movement of the lips is done in a way so literally everything could fit. In KFP we got clear lip sync just the way American animators tend to do it.
Lineart - nope. I've never seen anime without visible contour. KFP does not have any.
Exaggerated expressions like hearts or lines instead of eyes, a single drop of sweat, mouth covering half of a face or taking some crazy shaoes etc - nope.
KFP uses textures on flat colours (including characters), I've never seen any anime doing it.
Anime (at least those I've watched) tend to have detailed, quite realistic backgrounds, while KFP has highly contrast and highly graphic designs of backgrounds that only indicate the setting without going into much details.
And I could be going on.
The only thing that actually refers to anime to my mind are speed and motion lines which are commomnly used in western comics and cartoons as well.
So my question is, how is that influenced by anime? I don't see similarities but that's probably because of my small knowledge about the subject.