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Wait...the return of 2D animation?!?!
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!
Yeah, they're doing a 2D feature for this winter, The Princess & The Frog. Even from promo shots it's looking good. Check out the trailer.
John Lasseter is awesome. I think he's exactly what Disney needs to make good films again.
Kinda ironic for me to say I hate Pixar in GD, yet he is willing to bring back hand drawn animation. I feel so guilty.
I like Pixar. Has some good movies. And I'm glad that hand drawn movies are coming back. That Princess and the Frog movie looks to be a hoot. xD
awesome. I have been missing " real" Disney animation like from Aladdin and Lion King. All these Pixar movies have been getting annoying. I mean yeah they look pretty but they are all pretty much the same movie over and over again. I remember when Pixar movies would be released along with a hand drawn one.
Well, I think it's come to the fact that it's easier and cheaper to produce a 3D Computer Generated film than a hand drawn one... though I'm not too sure on that...
Wait a minute. Disney...going back to 2D? How utterly absurd! *Sarcasm*
Why did he let that horrible new Air Buddies movie get released then? It's so full of cliches and stereotypes it's not even funny.
It's not from Disney Animation. He probably has zero say in it.
I like both 2D and 3D films. I think it depends on the story, some work better in one format than the other. It is nice to see they are going back though to what seemed like a forgotten medium.
And I thought Bolt was a cool movie
I like a lot of Pixar movies, but Bolt looks like crap. I'm glad we're getting more traditional 2D animtion, though.
john lasseter is the frigging man. i have so much respect for that guy.
The Princess and the Frog will SUCK
They broke down and went PC for no reason whatsoever. It doesn't look appealing to me in one bit.
When they start losing money again on the 2D animated movies (if they make it to theaters) they will realize in this time now 3D films are the only ones that actually make money in the theaters, which exceptions of course.
I loved the original 2D movies a lot but that time has passed and they should continue to improve upon the 3D animation each year.
Pixar was the only thing keeping disney from dieing out. I love Pixar's work, esspecially Wall-E.
And finally, more 2D hand drawn movies. When is the last time we saw a 2D movie in theaters from Disney?
Sinbad, Treasure Planet and those did so well
People are really reading into this. The quote from Lasseter doesn't mean that they're dropping all their CGI projects and "going back" to 2D. It means they aren't completely abandoning it like the previous Disney execs had. Lasseter plans to bring a better balance of 2D and 3D product in the future.
He's admitted it's ironic that the advancements he helped to bring about in computer animation ended up revolutionizing the industry, but he got his start in hand-drawn animation and he's a 2D animator at heart.
Pixar's classic short film "Luxor, Jr" (which also became the company brand image) is frequently mis-credited as an all-CGI film when Lasseter actually hand-drew in 2D the lamp cord for every frame of film.
John Lasseter is "the man". There's no telling what kind of nightmare Disney Animation would've become if Lasseter hadn't stepped in and stepped up.
Here's a few related quotes from Lasseter:
"Technology doesn't make the motion picture, people do. You're not an animator just because you can move an object from point A to point B. [You're] someone who breathes life into a character, which is something the software and technology can't give you."
"Whether it is generated by hand or by computer, the first goal of the animator is to entertain. The animator must have two things: a clear concept of exactly what will entertain the audience; and the tools and skills to put those ideas across clearly. Tools, in the sense of hardware and software, are simply not enough."
Compare that with upcoming crap computer-animated films like "The Wild Bunch" from another studio which is "about talking wildflowers and other plants being attacked by evil, genetically mutated cornstalks." Seriously. That's the actual plot description.
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