Ahhh, retakes… If you have been following this blog for a while, you should know that retakes are the bane of my existence. You’d be amazed at the number of technical retakes (mistakes in the animation) we have to fix in the average episode. We catch the vast majority of them, but some inevitably get through. Like this one. Ouch. Everything about retakes and the retake process hurts my soul.
Not that we ever claimed to be, but we are not perfect, and the show is not perfect. With an average of 14,500 finished drawings per show, and 12-26 shows in production at the same time, a few mistakes are bound to make it past the bleary eyes of the hard working animators and us at Nickelodeon. And many times it is just too late in the process to do anything about it, or the energy of the crew is needed to put out a bigger fire.
And with you guys dissecting this HD footage/GIF fodder frame by frame, our butts are even more exposed. We’re trying to figure out a way to get you guys to call the retakes for us, since you seem to have the time, energy, and interest to comb through everything. You guys won’t leak anything, right?