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rdelgado
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These look great- I wish the live-sction Suess duds had been true to the style of these babies. Have a look. Hope the story supports these images.


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=16502

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mojodesign
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Fantastic. This movie looks like a lot of fun already.

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Big shoes to fill.

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Fooksie
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The first two images I have seen, posted on Cartoon Brew, look pretty nice. I wonder how they will pad this story to fill the time?

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Dan P.
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Those images look beautiful. Really. I can't wait to see it in motion.
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For some reason, looking at the mayor of Who-ville image, I get more of a Paul Giamatti vibe from him. But, Steve Carrell could prove interesting (and it'd be the second time Carrey and Carrell would be working on a project).

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Man, that looks like Seuss. In 3D!!! I hope the whole movie turns out as good as the preview stills look so far.
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Graphiteman
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The stills are indeed beautiful.

I suppose if Hortons looks through the clovers to find his dust speck in real time, it could be padded to a feature. [Wink]

Dear God, don't let them pad it out with useless back stories that have nothing to do with the original theme!

Never mind Jones, howsabout this guy's shoes to fill?:
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Animagus
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I like the expressiveness of Horton's eyes, with the mouth partially visible, or not visible at all behind the trunk, like in the Jones version. Speaking of trunks, are any of the animators assigned to Horton the same ones who worked on Manny the Mammoth in the "Ice Age" movies?

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ApeLad
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Sure they look nice, but does this strike anyone else as a little wrong? Dr Seuss was all about flat areas of color and expressive and scratchy linework, not bounce lights and renticular effects.
I don't mean to be a wet blanket or nothin, but whatever happened to staying true to an artist's vision in spite of technological leaps and bounds? There's a reason producers don't run Jimi Hendrix' vocals through auto-pitch.
Hasn't the appetite for CGI been satisfied? Do we need to see Horton's pores? Can't a Dr. Seuss movie be made that looks like Dr. Seuss made it?
I haven't seen any of the other Seuss movies, and see no reason here to break my record.
Again, sorry to rain on the parade, but I'm trying my best not to be offended.

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Graphiteman
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JOnes (a stickler for remaining true to the books he animated) didn't acheive Seuss' graphic style and neither did Clampett.(both relatively true to the narrative). I kind of understand why the style in CG as was in drawn.

To me the thing is, I tend to think if Suess wnated to make these films feature length he would have done it. If he wanted back stories, he would have done it. When he says no one quite knew why the reason the grinch the hated christmas, he saying it's not important why, he just does.
Cat in the Hat was a fun children's reader....not meant to be a feature anymore than Dick and Jane.
The results show that.

All this mass markeiing of Suess has happened after he left us.

I wish it the best and hope it proves me wrong.

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Greg B
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Outstanding!

The purest in me says, " Not a CG Dr. Seuss!!! "

but the kid in me says, " Seuss in CG! Rock on! "

Dr. Seuss's stories are so endearing that it doesn't matter the medium, what matters is the producers and directors keeping the integrity of the story.

I think it's way cool that Dr. Seuss has gone on for several generations and now into the space age medium of CG.

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Caracal
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Theanks for the post ricardo. Great Stuff. I think its in good hands. I always thought the stlye and timing of the two Ice Ages were very expressive, crisp and really fun to watch.. This is the first CG that I'm really looking forward to in quite awhile.
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Floyd Bishop
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JOnes (a stickler for remaining true to the books he animated) didn't acheive Seuss' graphic style and neither did Clampett.(both relatively true to the narrative).
At least Jones got the pupils right. Seuss pupils usually have that "U" shape.

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Graphiteman
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Jones really believed in being true to the author's story to the point that there was little as far as film adaptation. I heard him criticise Disney's Jungle Book and that he was trying to get it right in his version...even phoning Kipling's Daughter for the correct pronunciation of "Mowgli". As to illustration, he would be as true as far as he could possibly be but felt the animation design was his baby. He had friendly debates about elephant anatomy with Seuss; the drawing of the front leg...or look at Pogo; the removing of the shirt stripes.
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Sorry, Chuck.

As a member of "The Jungle Book" story team, I can tell you that from the start Walt Disney had no interest in "getting it right." He wanted to do HIS version of "The Jungle Book," and warned us to stay away from Kipling.

Walt made it quite clear that he wasn't doing the book, but simply using Kipling's characters in a Disney movie. I suppose purists might argue the point, but overall, I think we succeeded in making an entertaining movie.

Dr. Seuss has already been exploited. Don't think that's gonna stop anytime soon.

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Graphiteman
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...uh...not that agree with CJ about Jungle Book.
I was a student at a lecture when he said it. I don't know if he was as candid with others as in interviews.

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Christian
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"I suppose purists might argue the point, but overall, I think we succeeded in making an entertaining movie."

And the fact that the Jungle Book was made into a movie doesn't prevent anybody going back and reading the original Kipling stories. In fact, that's what Walt wanted people to do. So, personally, I don't get all up in arms about movies being somewhat different than the books they are based on. Dr. Seuss widow approves of this new project. She didn't want anymore live action ones being made after the Grinch and the Cat in the Hat fiascos, but this Horton one looks very genuinely Seussian.

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As far as I'm concerned, Disney features was the king of Adaptation.
Despite criticsm, given the same source materials no one else has produced a fairy tale film as definitive in the public's minds......(Except Wizard of OZ). Look at how many Pinnochios there have been...or Alices...or Cinderellas. And which stands out as favorites?Even the lesser successes like SLeeping Beauty.
It's more than marketing going on-it's good storytelling.

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Mr. Fun could probably tell us a little more, but Bill Peete presented an earlier version of Jungle Book, with a darker tone, that Walt rejected. This is where my memory (of what other friends have told me)fails me, but I think that Peete left the studio after that.


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Peet actually writes about leaving Disney in his excellent childrens book "Bill Peet: An Autobiography".

Here is the link to it on Amazon for those who don't already own it.


http://www.amazon.com/Bill-Peet-Autobiography/dp/0395689821/sr=8-2/qid=1158605213/ref=pd_b bs_2/103-8436409-2143006?ie=UTF8&s=books

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