Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Animated Feature Disguised as Live Action

Andrew Liszewski at io9 points out how the recent blockbuster Deadpool is heavily animated.

Big surprise.

But the larger point is that animated features and live-action features have long-since merged. ...

Think back to three-quarters of a century ago.

Snow White used live-action reference, commonly known as "rotoscope", as did many animated features after it. Seventy-eight years on, live-action features use wall-towall [digital] animation. Avatar is mostly an animated feature. Titanic couldn't exist in the way it does without animation. Nor could the current cycle of Planet of the Apes movies.

So, the Academy Award for "Best Picture" and "Best Animated Feature"? Aren't they kind of the same thing, if you take the idea over to the light and look at it closely?


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