Television needs to be done in clever, quick, appealing ways. The technique often tends to be more graphic in nature. Generally, more line art is used in television.
Fairly Odd Parents
Feature requires a little more time and skill. These artists are responsible for the creation of complex backgrounds, landscapes and environments. They require a high skill level in painting, composition, perspective and color.
Beauty and the Beast
The Little Mermaid
The Lion King
Onto Painting.... I am loving Marco Bucci right now. He's a hugely talented painter and although I heard a few sighs of "as if I can do that" last time I showed a tutorial from him in class, I think his methods are very simple and straight forward. I like in this video how he breaks down his process:
Blocking in abstract shapes and values at first.
Make sure the painting works and reads in the first 5-10 minutes.
Working with colour temperature, cool and warm colours to create contrast - this will draw your eye