I am very curious to know the differing processes involved in making 2D animation shows.
For example I was watching the 2003-2006 animated series "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", and compared it to something like "The Simpsons" or "Family Guy".
Obviously the drawing/rendering style is very different, but what about the process?
• Do they both begin with hand drawn frames, which are scanned?
• If it is hand drawn, I assume the artwork is vectorized and painted - does anyone know the main software used? (Toon Boom, Animo, Toonz? Flash?)
• Is the animation pumped into After Effects or a similar program for post production?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has lots of action, fighting and effects...a lot of it looks like full animation, while a lot of the Simpsons looks like cut-out. I am guessing that this might change the process involved? Or is it still basically the same?
I hope I haven't bombarded too many questions at once, but I'm very interested to know!