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Ancient One 

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Iron Man Unit 007

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Subj: Re: Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep animated reconstruction
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 at 11:56:44 am GMT (Viewed 74 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep animated reconstruction
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 at 06:33:36 am GMT (Viewed 77 times)

    Well some things need more time and budget and thus cannot be animated.

    I believe this is one of the reasons why an animated Doc 1: Marco Polo isnt happening. Too many changing backgrounds and costumes as I recall being the reason.

Yes, there's a number of factors that play into it.

The number of episodes a story has. You're going to sell the same number of copies of a six part story as a four part story, but you have a third more material to animate.

The number of characters and sets in a story is important. Each character and set has to have - I'm not sure what the technical term for it is, but - model sheets prepared (360 degree views of the character/set, different poses, facial expressions and so on). Each costume change has to be treated as essentially a different character.

Of the 16 stories yet to be animated the worst offenders are

The Dalek Master Plan: 12 episodes with 42 characters.

The Crusade: 4 episodes with 31 characters.

The Massacre: 4 episodes with 24 characters, and...

Marco Polo: 7 episodes with 20 characters.

And those are just MAIN characters. It doesn't include extras and 'walk on' parts, all of which have to have similar preparation.

And in addition, Marco Polo and the Crusade in particular have numerous sets and costume changes to deal with.

So those four stories are off the table at the moment. But who knows? If they animate the other 12, the BBC may decide it's worth kicking in some extra funds to get it all finished up and allow the Blu-Ray sets to come out in as complete a form as possible.

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