Director Robert Zemeckis, whose new epic Beuwolf arrives in November (see below), just gave a talk to the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam where he said:
I love the ability to separate the technology [of performance capture] from the performance..."
Zemeckis stressed the distinction between performance capture and animation. "To call performance capture animation is a disservice to the great animators," he said...
I'm not sure he totally believes this, but it's nice reading that the statement came out of his mouth.