Cartoon characters with neck collars are easier to animate


In order to save time and money,¬†Hanna-Barbera incorporated neck collars in characters like¬†Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear and Scooby Doo, so “the body could remain static when the character was speaking, and the artists would only have to re-draw the character’s face in each frame. As a result the company reduced the number of separate drawings required for a seven-minute cartoon from 14,000 to nearly 2,000.”

Source: BBC News

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