Friday, July 20, 2012

Say What?

Wow. A new pretender to the animation throne:

Pixar and DreamWorks Animation have dominated the kid-friendly world of animated films for more than a decade, but thanks to hits like “Ice Age,” Fox has emerged as a major force in one of the film industry’s fastest growing fields.

Over the next two years, the studio could solidify its place alongside those two pioneers with the release of "Epic," an original story with Beyonce voicing the lead, and "Rio 2," its second potential blockbuster franchise ...

Solidify? Blue Sky Studios released Ice Age more than a decade ago, and it was a home run. Right out of the box.

So this idea that Blue Sky is finally, just now, after years of struggle, finally getting somewhere? Only now joining the big leagues? Where the hell does that come from?

What planet do these people breathe air on?

The only (slight) under-performer that BS has launched in the last decade is Robots, and the picture made over $260 million on a $75 million budget.

What the hell do you have to do to get considered a "major performer?" Release the animated equivalent of Gone With the Wind?


Chris Sobieniak said...

People will say what they want to think.

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