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14WORSE: LESS STYLIZED ANIMATION

One of the major draws of the DCAU was its unique animation style. The early days of the universe used strong lines to overemphasize curves and by the time Justice League rolled around had evolved into a format of jagged angles and sharp faces. It looked great and subtly emphasized

the rigidity of the story and character structures. Young Justice, on the other hand, utilized a very standard animation style with realistically proportioned faces centered around wide, expressive eyes.

This is particularly disappointing as every DC-based cartoon has boasted a different and creative visual trademark. Teen Titans took heavy influence from anime, Batman: The Brave and the Bold used softer lines with vibrant colors to make a retro look, and even the oft-forgotten Legion of Super Heroes cartoon used a curvy, super-shaded style. Compared to all them, Young Justice is just bland looking.

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