Although I don't watch 60's and 70s TV anime that often, but some anime that I saw had shots that weren't animated, there are shots that's a single cel without camera movement or a single cel with the camera zooming or panning within the shot, or illustrations like a painting or drawing in certain scenes, why do older anime do that? What's the reason behind it? I know the art of old TV anime is based on manga, but why do they do it?

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    A lot of newer anime still do this.
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Jun 10 at 22:08
  • Of course 80s and 90s anime do that too, like the Black Jack anime that uses still illustrations within certain scenes. Commented Jun 11 at 4:33
  • Anime still do that because it is cheaper and faster to make
    – Joe W
    Commented Jun 11 at 13:03
  • A one-minute explanation from Invincible S02E07 that is worth more than a million words. youtube.com/watch?v=uhndpv7sEqE
    – Gae. S.
    Commented Jun 11 at 15:49
  • That clip is the animation of anime in a nutshell. That explains a lot. Commented Jun 11 at 18:36


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