Monday, March 14, 2011

Mo-cap mistake, Mars, misses mark

The Disney release Mars Needs Moms opened over the weekend and bombed hard, opening in 5th place and bringing in only 6.8 million.

Good.

Disney, please take this as a message that you should leave hip, ugly, loud, and crass to the other studios and go back to what made you the (one time) leader in animation: timelessness, artistry, music, and heart.


And stop with these motion-capture semi-animated monstrosities. So far this combination of animation and actor has only served to dilute the skills of both artists. Motion capture is a tool that has certain uses in live-action fantasies, but making a whole movie that way doesn't make sense to me. I've never seen a motion-captured face that has half the life of a Pixar character.

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