Originally Posted by ThE_JacO
Where would that be from?
Last I heard, while their budgets are considerable for a cinematic department, given the scale/duration/stretches they work to they actually produce decent bang for buck frames.
Their cinematic department isn't that huge either, and you can actually count the minutes they produce, and they aren't an insignificant amount of footage.
I'm extrapolating here, but I can't see how if they were to work to a longer format they would be more expensive than Pixar based on their current economy, the numbers simply don't add up that way.
I think it might have been at Blizzcon 2011(?)... when they did the Panel Discussion for the "Black Soulstone" cinematic.
I don't recall the exact comment but I think it was something along the lines of: "It took us how many artists to make this short cinematic... People ask why don't we make full length... but if it took us this many (300 artists(?)) to make this short cinematic... Pixar employs almost 900 to make their films... it is a scale we cannot do(sic)" something something...
All I remember was that the question was taken up at some time around the "Black Soulstone"/Evil Book + Asmodon cinematic and the answer of Blizzard Cinematic Team was basically "No. We can't do that."
Blizzard VP of Art and Cinematics, Nick Carpenter did state in "Blizzard Insider No. 43" for eu.battle.net that they are somewhat taking development in a possible "full-length film direction".