The director of live-action blockbusters rolls out his first animated feature next year. But what do the magical words "animated feature" mean?
... [T]he most interesting thing about this new project is that Industrial Light & Magic will be doing the animation using “cutting edge techniques” that Verbinski has said, “will allow us to capture and translate every aspect of Johnny’s performance, using it to drive the computer-generated character in a way that has yet to be seen in an animated feature.” ...
Anybody know what "cutting edge techniques" point to? Slash Film seems to think the words actually enfold our old friends rotoscope and motion capture.
But that couldn't be right, could it? Most of the knowledgeable understand that even the most comprehensive motion capture has those computer operators we're privileged to call "animators" at the back end of the pipeline, molding and tweaking the raw data into the performances we finally see up there on the silver screen.