Re: A little rushed


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Posted by Dave Brewster on May 01, 2000 at 01:03:02:

In Reply to: Re: A little rushed posted by Fly on April 30, 2000 at 23:11:53:


: : I have seen beautiful work in all of the studios. I find all the projects I've seen very intersting.

: But will the public? My guess is no.

I have to say that that is what I thought at first before seeing POE. What was interesting was how many people went. Myself, I can't predict so since I'm not taking that risk I have to believe they feel strongly.


: : In the end you have to understand that I have known crew from so many productions. Success or failure, NONE of them were happy during production. None. Remember Lion King ? If there ever was a crew demoralized they were yet they found new drive despite.

: Not an issue. The point was about the direction Jeffrey is setting with the films he's picking to make.

It just had to do with the unhappy crew. The crew I talked to on Lion King were pretty sure it was a dud.


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: : : Explain them in two sentences to a casual film fan and chances are their eyes will light up. Now try to do the same with the DW slate of animation (excluding that coming from Ardman).

: : Change your voice, tell it in a hushed whisper and use only two words. Black Stallion.

: I've tried. People look at me like I'm nuts. Is the Black Stallion a film the world is clamoring to see in animation?

Was Tarzan ? 30 versions later.


: Did it really do that well the first time around? Were people really clamoring to see Hope and Crosby On the Road pictures again, or even an animated The Man Who Would Be King? An animated Ten Commandments? These are curious live action films to pick as models.


One would call them "different". I don't know, I like the fact they seem crazy choices.


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: : : However, for me it's not lack of faith, but disappointment. There is SO much talent at DW, and I think much of it is being under used. We seem stuck in these complex PG historical costume dramas or over-serious animal pictures. And there is little breadth to the projects in development.

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: : Suggest them. Submit.

: I have. That's a ugly story that will remain untold.

Oh. That sucks.

: :And if they aren't interested submit your ideas to other studios.

: Uh, I think that might just violate my contract.


Hmm. Never thought of that. That is a problem.

: :Nothing peaks more interest than outside interest. What we all have to remember is that unless you do we are just talking. You cannot make the horse drink the water, if you get my drift. That in the end will always be the managements decision.

: And there's the rub.


There is also another way. Show enough of the crew that you can get some voices behind that suggestion. Can't hurt .


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