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Re: Laika

Postby James » October 5th, 2018, 8:01 pm

Here’s a great in-depth story on how he was forced out. Didn’t know that the guy who replaced him was a wannabe rapper with no animation experience when he started!

https://priceonomics.com/how-the-father ... s-company/

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Re: Laika

Postby Ben » October 5th, 2018, 8:41 pm

Nice to see the full story finally being told. Poor Will...a little like Richard Williams in being a genius on his terms, but unable to navigate the dangerous business waters...

RIP Mr Vinton.

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Re: Laika

Postby EricJ » October 5th, 2018, 9:49 pm

James wrote:Here’s a great in-depth story on how he was forced out. Didn’t know that the guy who replaced him was a wannabe rapper with no animation experience when he started!
https://priceonomics.com/how-the-father ... s-company/

The Adventures of Mark Twain, which contained probably one of the creepiest scenes in the history of cinema (though Vinton maintains the scene is “pulled so far out of context -- that’s why Youtubers are saying, “Oh this is horrible!”)


Ohhh, yah: Technically, the scene in question is Twain describing a scene from his dark-cynical "The Mysterious Stranger", where the Devil wanders up to medieval England for some mischief, and, letting a few characters in on the secret, gives his own opinion on Creation.
It's certainly the directorial artsy-fartsiest scene in Vinton's movie, which is otherwise a fairly commercial mainstream version of Twain's lighter stories, with the usual Vinton art-festival indulgences.

So why do we keep seeing THAT scene "pulled so far out of context" on YouTube, and not the Jumping Frog of Calaveras scene?
Probably for the same reason edgelord-Millennials keep posting the boat scene from Willy Wonka, claiming that every movie matinee they saw as kids was "dark and twisted nightmare-fodder". :roll:

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Re: Laika

Postby Ben » October 7th, 2018, 5:03 am

The net has little time for context. ;)