Posted by Simu on March 29, 2000 at 09:38:39:
In Reply to: Re: suggustments posted by Snow Scarlet on March 29, 2000 at 01:43:11:
"No animals were harmed in making this film.
Although, a few had to be erased and redrawn."
I was just speaking with someone yesterday who said she interned on the film. She was explaining to me that when Warner Bros. bought Turner Feature Animation, they specifically told their publicist, "Do not promote this movie." Apparently, at the time, Warner Bros. was making Quest for Camelot? And in the hierarchy of the executive food chain, the people at Warner didn't want to lose their jobs to the people being absorbed from Turner? (Obviously, the people at Turner could foster the creation of a feature that was remarkable, artistically, .. as well as cheaper than what Quest for Camelot was being produced for.) As the story gets told to me, the executives at Warner wanted to bury the film, so people at their own lot wouldn't even necessarily know about it.
[shaking my head]. Crazy crazy.
Looking at the Internet Movie Database, it looks like Cats Don't Dance earned $3.5 million in the two months it was playing in theaters..
Warner has dropped the ball on two great animated movies .. (the other obviously being The Iron Giant). Both those movies won the Annie Award for best picture, .. yes?
It's a shame that Warner Bros. Feature Animation doesn't realize (seemingly) its own potential. I hope -- for the sake of the industry, in general -- that Osmosis Jones does excellently.
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