Friday, January 30, 2015

The Graceful Art

This is going the rounds ...

Enjoy it, nostalgia buffs. (You apparently have to ENLARGE this to full screen to unsqueeze the frame.)

I always thought that hand-drawn animation fell from prominence not because people didn't want to see it, but because late-nineties hand-drawn features didn't have stories that grabbed audiences. (As Ed Gombert has said, "What's this feature about?" Several hand-drawn features made late in the decade really didn't know.)

In Hollywood the cement has pretty much been hardened around the proposition: "Audiences want CGI features." And that is pretty much that.

Until it's not*.

*Which will be when some studio makes two hand-drawn features that gross $600 million each.

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