View Full Version : Home on the Range Last Hurrah for Hand-Drawn Theatrical Features at Disney
04-02-2004, 03:07 PM
"Disney’s western-themed HOME ON THE RANGE, which opens April 2, signals the last of the studio’s 2D animated theatrical features, according to studio chief Dick Cook. He told REUTERS that there are currently no more hand-drawn projects on the film slate. “It is where things are going,” Cook said about 3D animation. "I don't think it is the end of an era. I think hand-drawn animation will continue in one form or another," he added. Yet Cook defended RANGE, calling the comedy a “kick.”
But former Disney animator Mark Pudleiner, who worked on RANGE, maintained in a separate interview that technique is not to blame for the studio's inability to produce successful hand-drawn features. "There is such an aim for the bottom line and so much census-taking and poll-taking that the stories get diluted," he said"
04-02-2004, 07:40 PM
Everyone should go see this movie. Send a message to Disney that 2D animation is alive and well!!!
Support the industry and the artists who are now working at coffee shops and diners!
Just a thought.
04-02-2004, 10:51 PM
I agree Slurry wholeheartedly.Nice fun flick too.It's just sad that it has come to this.:hmm:
04-03-2004, 12:59 AM
Compare a PIXAR trailer to the Home on the Range trailer. It's laughable how bad the latter is.
Not in regards to the quality of the animation, but in regards to the level the quality of the story has fallen. The technique is irrelevant if the story is bad. John Lasseter (spelling?)—one of the main guys at Pixar—swears by it. Story. Story. Story.
Old disney movies used to have so many levels of jokes. Adults appreciated the movie for a whole different reason than kids. I think pixar keeps that mentality. But some of the stuff in the trailer (I have not seen the entire film) is just, well, sad.
i think 2d animation, done well, is amazing. But if you have a crap story, the technology is irrelevant (Final Fantasy anyone?)
04-03-2004, 07:31 AM
Sorry but the story was not crap.
I saw the movie today and it holds up to any pixar movie I have seen , it was a fun ride.
But they market it like shit so its disney's fault.
04-03-2004, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by boboroshi
But some of the stuff in the trailer (I have not seen the entire film) is just, well, sad.
You don't like the stuff, cool.
Don't watch the movie then.
That's why I recommend people not to watch trailers.
You save a lotta good surprise for yerself that way.
04-04-2004, 04:35 AM
It's dead cuz they think they're dead...
Wish they saw a counselor about their self-esteem and depression, tho:hmm:
04-05-2004, 04:39 AM
Am I the only one on this site who saw this movie?
04-05-2004, 04:12 PM
I took my son to see it. I thought it was much better then *caugh* Brother Bear which wasnt the worst film Ive seen. I thought HOTR was fun and my son liked it alot so the kids seem to dig it which is who the target market is anyway. Us animation geeks are not the market. I thought the design of the characters and over all look was cool too. Story wasnt bad either and the characters had some decent depth. I still think The Emporers New Groove is still a better film from Disney in the last 6 years but over all HOTR was pretty good.
04-06-2004, 01:00 AM
I saw it. The art was nice. It really was one for the kids, and they really did dig it.
04-06-2004, 01:46 AM
Originally posted by RobertoOrtiz
But former Disney animator Mark Pudleiner, who worked on RANGE, maintained in a separate interview that technique is not to blame for the studio's inability to produce successful hand-drawn features. "There is such an aim for the bottom line and so much census-taking and poll-taking that the stories get diluted," he said" Too many cooks! This is what happens when executives who have a background in accountancy take control of things. They don't have the passion for the product.
04-06-2004, 10:28 PM
I saw the movie, it was okayyy not that great not that bad either. I was a little dissapointed the way it looked overall, could have done a better job.
The story has Disney written all over it; the style the way the characters looked everything.
At the end of the movie I overheard a small 6year old kid saying "Mummy I loved the movie!."
Well I think Disney did their job by entertaining kids and their parents alike.
01-17-2006, 11:00 PM
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