Old cartoons had strong accents. The more the animator wanted you to feel something, the bigger he would draw the accent.
Classic animators were direct and to the point. They knew what was important in a scene and used accents to draw your attention to them.
This great big open mouth accent happens just a frame before he bites down. You hardly see it, but you feel it.
The pain is stronger with a good accent and we all know how important pain is in entertainment.
Today's drawn story points are much softer by comparison.
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