Posted by SNAKEBITE on March 10, 2000 at 12:47:28:
In Reply to: Re: American animation just hasn't cut it. posted by Kiko on March 10, 2000 at 10:35:41:
: "And they ALWAYS look horrible."
: Well, Rugrats, and God, The Devil, and Bob--and Family Guy, Pinky and the Brain, and most other TV animation DOES have a penchant for just plain BAD design. Batman and The Simpsons at least are well written, and the style of drawing fits the shows quite well.
: As far as Feature Animation, Content wise--maybe I could agree with you. I wish there were more Iron Giant's out there. Prince of Egypt failed because it held back too much and ended up being a pale Disney clone. Antz was a rip off of A Bug's Life. But if you want to compare American Feature content with Japanimation content, there's no comparison: AMERICAN FILMS CAN AT LEAST TELL A COHERANT STORY! I'm not saying every one has to be the same (and I wish they didn't) but even the great Miazaki Mononoke was a miserable film. Looked cool, but most Japanese friends of mine (I'm American/Japanese) said that even in Japanese, they couldn't understand what the hell was going on.
: BUT AS FAR AS HOW THEY LOOK: Every Disney feature since "Mermaid" has had a different style. The characters and backgrounds meld seamlessly, though in recent efforts, the brilliant technique and top notch animation has only revealed how weak the stories have really become. I wish the stories would keep up with the talent that's at Disney. El Dorado looks shakey--veryone who's seen it says it's amazing to look at, but boring as F__K.
Im sorry to be on a personal note, but I knew a Kiko that was american/japanese, is this Kiko T.I use the initial just in case he does not want to be known.
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