There appears to be at least 1 thing that I've not ever seen done correctly with digital.
That's the semitransparent super translucent special (brightening, then dimming) effect(Not even in Thundercats 2011).
Know what I mean? Like when they shoot lasers or charge up and you get that bright corona burning and dulling effect.
All the digital attempts look very platy, and the effect just doesn't carry.
"Cel animation is a finished product, but it does have a bit of that grit from the real medium it's based on."
Yeah, grit. As if it comes to life from the medium. As apposed to say, something 'flat' that was fabricated in a 'lab'.
I guess we can agree that although digital may be superior, it also caries that synthetic material(plastic, platy) feel with it(No carry over with 3D, cause that's kind of it's own thing). You get an authentic kind of feel with cel, and although that may not matter to some, it could be a deciding factor for others.
It could also have something to do with spacial perspective(depth?); digital tends to be broad(flat?), where cel tends to be focused, with beautiful panoramic scenes(in some animations) as apposed to digitals flat type/linear backgrounds. Maybe it's also because digital is too crisp at times.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.