Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Disney Kills Hand-Drawn Animation and Misses the Point

Story and historical piece here. While this is sad, it was inevitable because 3D CG-animated films like "Shrek" and the Pixar films are printing money while 2D stuff is flopping.

What they and others are missing is that the decline isn't due to being flat, but because the movies have been lame. Switching from great Ashman and Menken show tunes to pop pap from Sting and Phil Collins and lame stories squandered the Rennaissance they had built under Katzenberg. The last 2D Disney movie I saw and liked was "Lilo & Stitch". Even the lauded "Mulan" left me cold and the songs blew.

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