Sunday, May 09, 2010

Second Acts

I don't know how Mr. Sanders feels about it, but I would find it soul-satisfying to leave a movie that earned $310 million ....

... and end up directing an animated feature that earned north of $400 million.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet he was soul satisfied to have Dean DuBlois leading the charge.

Anonymous said...

I bet he was soul satisfied to have Dean DuBlois leading the charge.

Anonymous said...

From the crew of Bolt, we say to you Steve:

"Gee, thanks."

Anonymous said...

Bolt is a good movie in it's own right besides the ugly raspy voice of Miley Cyrus... Let's celebrate Dragon performance without this controversy it's getting tiresome.

Anonymous said...

I agree! C'mon Steve.

Anonymous said...

Yea Steve! Bolt was totally redonkulous. Oooooo it still burns. Must wash off stench of failure.

Anonymous said...

I think Steve was intending to dig at the execs at Disney, not the crew.

Didn't the oh-so-bright Disney boys second-guess everything that Sanders did, therefore most likely weakening Bolt to the point of underperformance? From all the talk I've seen here, what Sanders originally had for Bolt was beautiful, and what ended up being released was a shadow of its former glory.

Again, that's not a reflection on the crew who worked on it, that's a reflection on the higher ups who thought they knew better.

Floyd Norman said...

I'll continue to bash Disney whenever they make a boneheaded decision. As a shareholder I've a reason to do that.

Bolt was still cool, by the way.

mark pudleiner said...

Bolt had some entertaining character performances as well as some great action sequences.
Not a bad film to have on your resume. :-) I'd be proud.

And it's good that Chris and Dean drive that extra 2+ miles to work everyday. Competition is good for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Chris definitely was fortunate and landed in a good place.

Floyd Norman said...

And that's a good thing. The more successful people, the better it is for all of us.

Spread the love -- and while you're at it -- spread the wealth,

jvaldez said...

" Competition is good for everyone."

Agreed.

I liked Bolt. It was a beautiful film to look at and had great characters that drove the film home. And from everything I've heard, American Dog was on it's way to becoming a complete Disaster. Let's face it. The suits at Mouse House couldn't take the risk at that point.

Floyd Norman said...

Lest we forget - the smart guys at Disney were convinced "The Lion King" was a hopeless disaster.

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