I'm all for animation. Sunday nights on Fox are a riot.
I honestly believe that the only reason “The Princess and the Frog”
wasn't as successful was because I think there is disinterest in black
culture from a lot of the white population. Certainly there is interest, but I
think sometimes we tend to view the civil rights movement as 'their time to
shine' and now anything putting any focus may feel redundant. I'm not
saying I feel this way, I don't. I just think this is partially how some
people view publications relating to black culture more. There was a black
Cinderella movie and it didn't top the box office either if I remember
right. Putting in a crazy blonde white princess in the movie and making the
black characters more 'down to Earth' made sense from a poverty point
of view, but some people felt it wasn't appropriate racially. Again, agree
or disagree- the film had it's own problems.Winnie the pooh is
also a dying animal. If you are going to look at the downfall I'd rather
look at The Emperor's New Groove. It didn't make them what they
wanted, despite being absolutely amazing and memorable.
The problem with most animation today is content. Most of it looks great, but
there isn't a lot of variety in that 3d style and the stories are way too
Good article!We should note that the LDS Church is using animation
in a number of the stories seen on Mormon Channel, including "The Coat",
"Enemy Territory", etc. They have a good spirit and are worth seeking
out and sharing.
I am proud to say that the hair mentioned in 'Brave' was created by my
cousin's husband. Never before has curly hair been able to bounce! I'm
so glad to hear that he successful! I can hardly wait to see the movie!