Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky is working to bring back hand-drawn cartoons to big studio animated films

Maybe it's age related?

When I was 2, it was like 1992, and we only really had 2D animation.

Kids that age have limited screen time anyhow, and it seems like most shows now for very young children are 3D animated. (Or live action/puppetry based, like Sesame Street.)

I can kind of imagine a kid that super-young, used to 3D animation that looks more "lifelike" due to shadows, depth, etc., maybe having trouble like, seeing a 2D animated image and actually visually processing it as depicting movement, action, and objects in the same way as 3D animation. Like, they're not habituated to it yet, and not exposed to it as much as my generation was at that age, so they don't necessarily look and go, "Oh, hey, that's a person walking around."

I'm just spitballing here, but I wouldn't worry too much about the future of 2D animation based on a two year old's preferences. Their perception is still developing and all that.

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