Posted by snow scarlet on March 29, 2000 at 12:13:23:
In Reply to: hoOooW does the KiTTy CAT .. GoOooOoo?? posted by Simu on March 29, 2000 at 09:38:39:
: 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.
Well, of course I'd heard that rumor, but you have articulated it clearly enough for it to make sense to me: it's more of an "executive versus executive" thing rather than an "executive versus artist" thing. I'd always dismissed that as a rumor because alot of the "Cats" crew had Disney jobs lined up before we'd finished the movie -- so how could the Warner execs say "don't promote this movie -- the Turner artists are gonna show up the WB artists" but it was more like, "the turner producers are gonna show us up and take our jobs!" Now I get it. Man. We really are their pawns, aren't we?
: 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? 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. I hope so too, my friend.
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