Walt Disney Animation Studios | 1937 - 2014
After seeing this post, I decided to make this. The “Experimental” era is usually referred to as Post-Renaissance. I imagine the Revival is going to continue through this decade. 2015 and beyond films listed are: (left to right) Zootopia, Giants, and Moana.
If you want to read more about each era and how they got their names, click here.
I’m extremely facinated with the differences between Classic and Crystal Beryls that I just wanted to make this thing feat. horrible art and bad screenshots.
One of the first differences you can notice are the different ornaments the two Beryls have; Crystal!Beryl has those wrist thingies on both of her wrists, she has a belt and a loose necklace while Classic!Beryl has only one wrist thingie, no belt and a choker, as well as some ornament that resembles her choker on her right arm. These changes were probably done to make Beryl easier to animate back in 1992, while Crystal!Beryl seems to be somewhat more accurate to some concept art of Beryl. Crystal!Beryl’s tiara is also more boomerang-shaped than Classic!Beryl’s, further making me believe that Beryl is a corrupted Sailor Earth lol
(also; compare that boomerang shape to what was originally called “Moon Tiara Frisbee”). Also Crystal!Beryl has bigger horns on her shoulders…? Why? Who knows
It’s also interesting how we’ve never seen Beryl’s legs before Crystal. Well, if anyone wanted to know what Beryl’s shoes looked like, now you know. Also either the opening animators went insane with Beryl’s hair, or now her hair does actually reach the ground. Can’t wait to see it defy the laws of physics and rise like Classic!Beryl’s hair does *w* (I mean seriously, who doesn’t love seeing Classic!Beryl crazy hair? It looks so cool)
There’s also those other differences, like how the staffs look nothing like each other; Classic!Beryl’s staff is also that magical ball thing she used, while Crystal!Beryl’s staff looks like something out of Skyrim. The earrings have also changed color back to white. Also the difference between the boobwindow is odd (also, is it me or does Crystal!Beryl have bigger boobs? Not that I’m complaining >_>)
But really, the first thing that struck me odd when I first saw Crystal’s Beryl in the opening, was how red her colorscheme was. And it really took me a while to realize why I felt like that. Classic Beryl’s dress is more of a dark blue than purple (somehow I still remembered it being a dark purple?? What are you doing brains??), and the jewels she has are either dark blue or turquoise, which helped very much balance her colorscheme. And because Classic series was made back in the 90’s, the colors are of course much more intense, and deep. Nowadays Toei uses very light colors and colorschemes, giving their shows a very soft feel to them. Crystal!Beryl’s colorscheme consists mostly of reds, purples, pinks and whites, as well as a little bit of black here and there, so with nothing to add contrast, yeah, her colorscheme is really red, and it’s so weird after getting so used to Classic!Beryl’s balanced colorscheme. Somehow PGSM, which had a colorscheme very similar to Crystal, felt more purple than red to me.
As I was sketching/coloring these, I did notice how, at least in my opinion, Classic!Beryl and her colorscheme looks great but only when she’s animated, while Crystal!Beryl looks great when she’s not animated. I hope I’m not coming off like I’m complaining ._. I just like over analyzing stuff like this, and I really can’t wait to see more of Beryl in SM Crystal! (Also I doubt I will finish those sketches because it’s way too hot in here for me to focus on those things properly lol)