Before you read part 3, make sure you read parts one and two first.
Now that I've disscuesd the problem with how Disney handles 2D animation, now it's time to talk about the solution make 2D animation popular in theaters again. I said "theaters" because 2D animation is doing well on television with show's like Disney's own Phineas and Ferb and Gravity Falls. With that said, let's get going.
Firstly, the film has to be unique and original to some extent. As good as The Princess and the Frog is, I don't think yet another fairy-tale musical was the right film to resurrect 2D animation. People have seen this sort of film before and done better (though it did make some improvements). It probably didn't help that the story was a bit complicated a…Read more >
If you haven't already, read part one before you continuing reading this part.
Now that I've disscused the films and how they well each of them did, it's time to look at what made the 2D films (The Princess and the Frog and Winnie the Pooh) underperform and why the CG films (Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph) were big hits.
Let's start with Princess and the Frog, the film that was supposed to bring forth a new age of 2D animation and Disney animation in general. Like I said in part one, the film did very well at the box-office with an impressive $267 million gross. Certainly better than some of the 2D features of the 2000s, but not as well as some of the films of the 90s renaissance. There are many reasons why Princess just reel in as much dough a…Read more >
When John Lasseter joined the Disney company, one of the things he promised was the return of hand-drawn 2D animation, since Michael Eisner and his cronies decided to shut it down after a string of failures such as Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, and Home on the Range. Lasseter's original plan was to make hand-drawn films in addition to CG films. The pattern was after a CG feature, a 2D feature would follow. For a while, that seemed to be the case. First there was Bolt (the first film of the New Age), The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, and Wreck-It Ralph. Since Ralph was CG, we would assume that the studios next film, Frozen (lame title by the way), would be 2D to keep up this pattern. As it turns out, however,…Read more >
I have just joined the DisneyWiki and I am very excited to start sharing some of my knowledge and opinions on Disney. If you wish to get to know me, ask me a question and I'll try to answer it in the most witty and sarcastic of ways (depending on the question that is).
I also want to make some editorial blogs on the Disney company as well as animation at large so keep an eye out for those.
Now ask away, comrades!
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