- Sep 26, 2003
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I do wish Disney was still doing 2D hand-drawn animation, even if they just limit it to classic-style shorts for the time being; they'd still look great. (After all, Disney started out with shorts.) "The Princess and the Frog" wasn't as big a hit Disney hoped (but it was definitely more successful than "Bolt" was), but that could be because of how it was pitted against "Avatar," and quite a few people thought "The Princess and the Frog" was just a "little girls' movie" or something. And then Disney apparently intentionally sabotaged any hopes of success for "Winnie the Pooh," and blamed it on using hand-drawn animation. It seems they still feel in the back of their mind that medium is dead, and John Lasseter has given up trying to convince them otherwise. But like I said, "Frozen" and "Zootopia" were such great films, actually feeling similar to Disney's best output prior to this century (though "Zootopia" mainly reminded me of a more modernized "Robin Hood.")Disney does plenty of 2D outside of the film scene.
"They were 2D, that's why they did poorly" also seems like an easy excuse. They could be chalked up to poor release timing, but like, Home on the Range didn't underperform because it wasn't CG; it just sucks and people could tell.
Geez, this whole "Steve Whitmire was fired by Disney" thing has gotten ugly, and is making the company look bad. Hmm, I wonder if I should do one of my Big Bad Wolf fursuit vlogs about it, like I did months ago about Disney's need to do live-action remakes of their animated classics.