Re: Todays Times-Calendar Section- here's the link


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Posted by anon on April 22, 2000 at 20:09:41:

In Reply to: Todays Times-Calendar Section posted by bronnie on April 22, 2000 at 18:15:17:

http://www.calendarlive.com/tvent/lat_toons000422.htm

some interesting quotes from this article:

Peter Roth, president of Warner Bros. Television, said that producers and writers of the new animated projects
concentrated more on the form rather than the content.

Michael Judge: These shows aren't failing because they're animated. The ones I've seen lack a heart and soul.
They look like they've been made by a committee. I also think that not enough attention is paid
to the voice fitting with the way the character is drawn. Shows really work when the voice and the
when the voice and the character fit."

The same problem that exists with TV animation exists with TV series. Execs refuse to give the shows a chance to find their audience. If the show doesn't capture the demographic right off the bat they are history. And given the fact that animated shows take alot longer to produce, in some instances, by the time they air to catch the benefit of a trend or style, they are already passť.

but the bottom line is STORY...STORY... STORY, and feature animation faces the same problem. Will the audience for Dinosaurs still be there? Are we ready for a talking Jurassic Park? Will audiences want to see Spirit: the photorealistic horse, two years from now....?

Eldorado proved that audiences are tired of Elton, bad story-telling and being fed J.K.'s narrowminded view of the world and history.




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