Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Art of Ed Dyer.: Kung Fu Panda, The Sketch Book Sessions

The Art of Ed Dyer.: Kung Fu Panda, The Sketch Book Sessions: When the movie came out I was, to say the least, impressed. Dreamworks had been able to achieve what Pixar had pretty much mastered long ago, marrying great animation techniques with storytelling and appealing character design. I firmly believe since watching aghast at some of my favourite childhood cartoons be made into these ugly, live action adaptations with the signature character/s, for example: Garfield, Scooby Doo, Alvin and the Chipmunks etc as hideous CG abominations should not be attempted by any film studio other than a dedicated animation studio which not only respects and honours the source material, but does something inventive and new with it without making it something barely recognisable to fans of the original.
I love animation giving characters human eyes not so much in the case of Kung Fu Panda the bridge spanning the "Uncanny Valley" is sturdy and though flawed, knows what it's doing.

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