Hand Drawn at Disney

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Hand Drawn at Disney

by Smashmatt » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:01 am

So a LONG while ago, I came across this article, and it's only until recently that I stopped being lazy and actually got around to sharing it. What's it about? Well, basically, it says that John Lassenter, aka the guy who's been basically leading Disney in the right direction these past few years, announced some time ago that they won't be doing anymore traditionally animated movies in the near future:

http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/ ... isney.html

Well... okay, it technically didn't say that, per se, but it doesn't feel like he's pushing the idea, nor does it feel like Disney even wants to do it anymore. Why? It looks good, plus looking at the last two hand-drawn movies, it's so much cheaper. But I guess The Princess and the Frog and Winnie the Pooh didn't make as much money as expected. I really don't know what to say about The Princess and the Frog, other than it made money, maybe it's the whole "Disney princess" angle and that's just not going to cut it anymore. As for Winnie the Pooh, it just barely made back it's budget, which was $30 million. Oh, and I'm sure that releasing it on THE SAME WEEKEND AS THE FINAL HARRY POTTER MOVIE HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH IT'S BOX OFFICE PERFORMANCE WHATSOEVER!!!! Geez, it's almost like Disney PURPOSEFULLY premiered it then, just so they could use it as an excuse not to do these kinds of movies anymore!

No, don't get me wrong, I think a movie SHOULD rely on the story and characters to be good, not the visuals or how it's animated. I mean, that can certainly be a plus, but what I'm getting at is, I don't want that style of animation to die out. I know some movies are better suited to CG movies. Like Wreck-It Ralph, that was CG, and it fits, seeing as it was about video games and such. But I feel like, if a movie CAN be hand-drawn, and if it suits the movie, do it! Just give us one last chance, I SWEAR we won't disappoint you, Disney!
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Re: Hand Drawn at Disney

by Goombachi » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:31 am

They said NEVER AGAIN after Home on the Range as well, and then Princess & the Frog came out. I doubt it's the last of them.
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Re: Hand Drawn at Disney

by Poisentoad » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:53 am

It seems like sort of a weird/pointless thing to announce really. I don't think something like that was really nagging Disney fans. Well not until he brought it up.
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