Hey everybody! The animated motion picture is now on the A-list:
For the first time in its 25-year history, Sundance began with an animated feature. And it's by an Australian. The claymation animated feature Mary and Max by Adam Elliot (Academy Award-winning short “Harvie Krumpet”) is receiving plenty of positive buzz ...
Actually, the entertainment congloms have noticed, I think, that animation can generate huge amounts of cash, and huge amounts of ancillary profits (toys, video games, bubble gum cards, etc.).
They have also noticed that the domestically-built animated feature creates the biggest profits of all. Which is why they still make many in the U.S. of A. (Might not always be the case, but it's the case now.)
Regardless, I wish all the best for the Aussie feature. The folks down under struck gold with Happy Feet. Maybe they'll hit pay dirt again.