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Dreamworks out of the 2D animation business!

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Brian Kidd, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Brian Kidd

    Brian Kidd Screenwriter

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    It's a sad day. Yet another studio has abandoned traditional animation. You can read the story here. This is truly sad. I love computer animation as much as anyone. Heck, I think that the Pixar films have been the finest group of animated films to come out since the classic Disney years of the 1930's and 1940's. However I think that there is a beauty to hand-drawn animation that will never be duplicated by computer animation. SNOW WHITE, PINOCCHIO, BAMBI, the WB cartoons, WATERSHIP DOWN, etc. are proof of how a simple line can elicit strong emotions in humans. Bad stories have killed traditional animation, not the animation itself. Truly pathetic.
     
  2. TheLongshot

    TheLongshot Producer

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  3. Chris Atkins

    Chris Atkins Producer

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    That's too bad. We really enjoyed PRINCE OF EGYPT from Dreamworks, as well as ANASTASIA from 20th Century Fox. I hope the other studios can make some decent stories.
     
  4. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

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    Look no further than Japan for your quality 2D animated productions. The American animation field has fallen into mediocrity... and doesn't look like it is gonna come out. I think it all has to do with the widespread belief that "cartoons" are for children...

    Animation aimed at adults hasn't been tried in a couple of years here in the US (Sure, sure... there was Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, but we all know how THAT went) while in Japan, animation is a perfectly accepted form of adult entertainment both on television and the cinema.

    I think it's all got to do with the US's widespread "Borg" attitudes that cannot be changed. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tony-B

    Tony-B Producer

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    Rob, I knew you'd say something like that!
     

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