I love the style of the characters and I'm glad that we are getting away from all the butt-ugly animation art that dominated the airwaves for so long. I'd list the offenders, but it would take way too long. I realize that a lot of the dodgy animation is for adults and that doesn't bother me that much. It's when it starts making it's way into the mainstream stuff that it begins to get annoying.
If the creators can't take the time to hire someone to create decent character designs, I get the feeling that the folks behind the show just don't give a rats ass and are only out to make a quick buck.
The creative staff behind the Hellboy animated movies have done agreat job with character design. They have captured the spirit of the comic while adding a touch of their own unique style.
Check out the Hellboy Animated blog, I think we have a winner.
'til all animation studios are required to hire talented writers AND artists
Keep the Adventure Alive,