I'm trying to get my head around what makes an animated movie look like a cartoon, and not like a real movie. Take the Disney/Pixar Cars image below as an example.
It's not photo realistic, yet it feels very sharp and detailed. Is it something with the lighting? Are there less reflections than a real live photo?
I'm trying to find Blender tutorials on how to get a cartoon look, but I just find a lot of cel shading tutorials, which is not this at all.
Any pointers or good tutorials out there would really be helpful. Also what is a proper word to search for? "Cartoon 3d tutorial" doesn't work. What is cars? Isn't that a cartoon?
I will be using Cycles as my renderer.