Looks refreshingly traditional as animated movies go(and I'm not one for traditions as such).
is it just me or are there some odd racial overtones in this?
there are racial overtones in nearly all the cartoon Disney movies!!I think this looks fun.
does anyone think that this has a very shrek vibe to it? i'd be willing to be a million dollars that the ending will have her deciding to stay a frog...it's the SAME THING as shrek.....the last thing the world needs is another shrek....dreamworks is willing to give us 10 more themselves...
I must say it is really nice to see a handrawn animated film these days, and Disney's reminder of the great films it did in the past with that technique is a good selling point. However, I don't know why Disney handrawn animation is equalted with those racial overtones time and time again. It's 2009, haven't they learned yet?Personally, I'm only so-so on the story, but it does have some potential.
hand drawn is always nice, but it will live or die with its story
looks more of the same from disney, nothing wrong with that might be quite good. Although judging from the trailer i dont think this is lion king or jungle book good. However if its hand drawn animation you're after look no further than Hayao Miyazaki.Kai
I was going to say the same thing, Joey. It seems that people get caught up in the trend that computer animation equals a great movie, but this is only because these computer animated movies have great stories to go with them. WALL-E used the visuals to its advantage, but would Ratatouille or Shrek have been any worse hand-drawn? Or would the hand-drawn flops like Home on the Range be better computer generated? It's all about the story.
I didn't really think much of the racial overtones until that chick in the last part of the trailer screams, "dis gonna be good". Unfortunately, I've heard [some] black people speak this way, so perhaps Disney is trying to capture the authenticity of black dialect. The setting looks like New Orleans, hence I'm not shocked at the various forms of African American dialect captured in the film. But, to answer your question, I think Pixar and Disney should be worried (I'm pulling for Ponyo).
I'm just worried about the Randy Newman score. I heard there was some falling out with having Alan Menken do the songs, so hopefully we won't get the unbearable "Toy Story" soundtrack redone.
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I thought the reason they didn't have Menken do the score was because he just did Enchanted for them and they didn't want the two to be too similar.And yes, supposedly it's set in New Orleans, so the dialects should come through