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Ferdinand

Postby Dacey » August 25th, 2017, 3:57 pm

I don't think we have a thread for this, but if we do, can someone with power please merge? Anyway, this ends the "flood" of topics we've been needing.

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Re: Ferdinand

Postby Dacey » Yesterday, 1:44 pm

The poster campaign for this movie has been great so far:

http://animatedviews.com/2017/beautiful ... -released/
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Re: Ferdinand

Postby EricJ » Yesterday, 3:17 pm

They're certainly trying to look "artistic", either retro-book for parents who want to show their kids, or More Spanish Than Coco, for theater competition...
Just too bad that the trailers make the movie itself look six years out of date, and BlueSky generic-as-hell.

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Re: Ferdinand

Postby Ben » Yesterday, 6:59 pm

If anything the more I see of this the closer in feel to Walt's 1938 take it seems, which is why the initial trailer surprised me in being contemporary set.

It's like they can't outwardly say this is a new version of the short, but subconsciously the posters invoke that connection without being able to use the words "Walt" and "Disney".

I'm loving the posters, but they do feel like they're for a more classically-themed movie than we're likely to get.

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Re: Ferdinand

Postby EricJ » Yesterday, 9:02 pm

Ben wrote:If anything the more I see of this the closer in feel to Walt's 1938 take it seems, which is why the initial trailer surprised me in being contemporary set.

It's like they can't outwardly say this is a new version of the short, but subconsciously the posters invoke that connection without being able to use the words "Walt" and "Disney".
I'm loving the posters, but they do feel like they're for a more classically-themed movie than we're likely to get.


There's absolutely zero that's "Walt 1938" about the movie we're getting (and even Walt's movie was riding on people's wishful desire to see the book as a Prewar Isolationist Metaphor, as much as Walt knew the audience only saw Three Little Pigs as a Depression Metaphor), and the movie climax most assuredly does not involve flower-sniffing.

In a crowded, some might even say glutted, CGI industry, you sell to the parents--because kids don't buy tickets or park at cineplexes--so Famous Children's Books are coin of the realm. Especially if you can market the tie-in books next to the originals at Barnes & Noble.
That's the key reason why the former BlueSky, now Illumination, beat Dr. Seuss to within an off-topic inch of its life, and why BlueSky 2.0 has to look elsewhere for parental Children's Book Icons they can invoke the holy titles of, while pasting the usual "Oddball dreamer learns to be different" DWA-wannabe Panda tropes onto. It's also why we got Ant Bully and Polar Express, when the producer couldn't get Maurice Sendak.

And certainly the trailer we got is brimming over with "Kung Fu Panda moment" money-gags for its sweetly oversized/uncoordinated hero...Oops, forgot, I'm talking to people who liked KFP, aren't I?
Well, never mind, just look at the poster frame on the YouTube clip and tell me we're getting the original book or the Walt short. :?

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Re: Ferdinand

Postby Dacey » Yesterday, 9:52 pm

It's also why we got Ant Bully and Polar Express, when the producer couldn't get Maurice Sendak.


I get so lost when reading your posts sometimes. :?
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