Posted July 05 2007 - 05:19 AM
| Originally Posted by MikeRS |
There's no other animation studio I would want Brad Bird to collaborate with right now (And with Pixar controlling all of Disney, I'm sure Bird will get back to hand drawn animation pretty soon.
I'm just pointing out that as much as I admire Pixar (Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo being my favorites of their non-Brad Bird features), Brad Bird is a very unique
talent. I have a very personal connection with his work - the same way I would have with any great live action filmmaker I admire.
I agree, this film had Bird moments and style running throughout, from character reactions and behaviors that you saw in Iron Giant to how the romantic interest here looked just like mom Incredible.
Bird is amazing, he really has a unique talent for the subtleties that take a scene from rote to brilliant.
This is simply some of the best animation I've ever seen, and I don't mean the redering/tech side of it, though that too is a good as it gets. I mean the characters' movements and look. Just as strong as you saw in the 2D of Iron Giant. To me that's all Bird.
And the pairing of the 2 - like chocolate and peanut butter.
Personally I found Cars to be "blah" by Pixar standards, so this is a huge leap back to the level of Incredibles. I think I still might have both Toy Story films ahead of it as well as the Incredibles, but it's in that ballpark. Pixar's average level of quality is honestly just insane right now.
This has to be what it was like seeing Walt first getting going himself, it's that same kinda of era I think.