Reflections on the art and business of animation.
I am only interested that this film may just give hand-drawn animation a secound chance in features at studios that may do something alot more bold. I really could care less about this film, it seems to me just an excuse to put a Black Princess in the Disney merchandise line.
Wow, , Rick, you've seen it already ?
It's funny, everyone's hoping for something more bold except for maybe the key audience. I think families everywhere will really enjoy this one and I hope it does well for Disney proper. Some good people poured themselves into it, for better or worse. Here's to hoping it's "for better". (Mainly because I wanna see 'Snow Queen' come out the other end like 'Sleeping Beauty' - stylized in a way that it wouldn't be in CGI.)Personally, I think it's time for more straight ahead versions of fairy tales in mainstream media...so many kids don't even know them at all anymore and they can be pretty strong stories in their original form. So a little 'Disneyfication' is necessary to make them palatable to the audience, so what? The original literary Pinocchio was an asshole, and Walt made changes to make him appealing but the story still had some old school fearsome aspects to it...It'd be so great to see more films like that, but made NOW.
warren: Disney's best projects have been by in large, wholely orginal. The Three Caballeros, Bambi, Fantasia, and Dumbo for example. Their retellings of classic Fairy Tales in features just generally seemed a pale imitation of the original products. Secound, it is so wrong to hope for something at alot less cliched then another Princess story ? Surely Families can tolerate something that is outside of the box. But really, it's not going to matter what the quality is. Parents are always after something animated that will make the kids shut up for 90 minutes. That is why Don Bluth films are still picked out of the Wal-Mart bin.
By the way I will admit Song of The South was fun, possibly the best Disney film ever.Also David, please don't hand me that "you can't have a negative opinion if you haven't see it". I am sure if I was gushing over this film you wouldn't be sarcastic.
I like the drawing of the male frog, but the female looks a bit bland, at least in that pose. I'll go see this to see how it turns out. I'm hoping for the best.
I think Disney didn't make something valuable since the Gargoyles TV series. And it's not with this film that will give their reputation, lost since too longtime.
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