Is animation experiencing a renaissance?

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  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    June 16, 2012 4:41 p.m.

    I'm all for animation. Sunday nights on Fox are a riot.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2012 6:49 a.m.

    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.

  • Vince Clortho S_SPRINGS, UT
    June 16, 2012 6:43 a.m.

    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 formulaic.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    June 15, 2012 10:40 p.m.

    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.

  • Clarissa Layton, UT
    June 15, 2012 10:02 a.m.

    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!