here’s a really good 4chan post
"Because animation isn’t about being fluid. What’s more important is that animation makes something move and has power to it, regardless of how few frames it is, fifty or five.
In today’s industry, what will really make the difference onscreen is posing. It doesn’t cost anymore money to draw a character propping himself lazily against the wall slouched than it does to have a character sat straight up his body and legs forming a static 90 degree angle, combined with a bad layout choice that makes the scene even more static. Of course more frames costs more money, but better posing? Never ever.
And the fact of the matter is that pretty much every show on TV right now has this issue, this issue of characters looking like they were impaled on a giant spike that makes them perfectly straight.
The attached is an example of what I mean by posing. The drawings are mine.”
Regular Show is fun but this is spot on. and the anon’s fixed versions actually are legitimately better.
THIS IS SUCH A GOOD POST
TV cartoons today, if they’re not made directly in a program like Flash or ToonBoom (and even some that are), have their inbetweens (the frames of animation between the key poses, aka the most tedious aspect of 2D animation) done by studios overseas because it’s cheaper and less time consuming.
While deadlines are definitely a thing that should be made aware of, especially when it comes to television animation, the artist drawing the key poses should still always try do their best to make them look as dynamic and interesting as possible. A little extra effort goes a long way when it comes to the final product!
Sure, the artist isn’t getting paid more to draw a better pose, but nobody should ever want to just phone in mediocre work for a paycheck. They should want to do the best they can.