Posted by Dave on September 15, 1999 at 16:30:51:
In Reply to: Re: The Example. posted by The Mammal on September 15, 1999 at 07:03:43:
: : Agreed. Problem is that as Charles says, this becomes what represents the work. They claim the audience cannot tell the difference but the truth is it is the executives that can't.
: Yeah, no kidding. Currently working on development for three more show ideas. The "ponderous giant" (TV animation studio) has been "developing" these properties for at least three months, and now they are talking to us about producing 2 minute pilots ... to commence as soon as the scripts are finished ... two weeks from now ... and they have to be finished 4 weeks after THAT ... and oh, by the way, we don't have any character designs.
: It just hit me this morning, as the coffee kicked in: if they don't even have a LOOK for this, what the HELL have they been "developing"? Are these CARTOONS they're making, or just MONEY they're spending?
Exactly. Nicklodeon couldn't have created Ren and Stimpys success in a million years by themselves. They are a boring company with boring ideas. PowerPuff girls owes it's power to it's creators, not the company. Nor could MTV have created Beavis and Butthead. The trouble is that they think they can. That for some mistake of nature they got the ridiculous idea that they are creative. Instead of looking for people with ideas and letting them do the job they put together THEIR idea of what it should be and make everything mediocre. This despite the talented people they hire. If saying "yes" to an obviously great series idea is talent then we are all in the wrong business.
"Great art doesn't happen, great art is allowed to happen".
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