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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by Farerb » August 12th, 2022, 2:00 am

I just hope Musker and Clements still get to make Metal Men.

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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by Ben » August 12th, 2022, 3:52 am

Animation at WBD is going nowhere. And Disney is slowly and quietly ramping up hand-drawn features for D+. The family market basically powers movies these days, and animation is the major component to that. One or two series or movie cancelations does not an industry break.

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Post by Farerb » August 12th, 2022, 12:02 pm

What Hand Drawn features?

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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by Ben » August 12th, 2022, 5:18 pm

The one(s) they won’t talk about yet… ;)

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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by EricJ » August 12th, 2022, 5:27 pm

Ben wrote:
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The family market basically powers movies these days, and animation is the major component to that. One or two series or movie cancelations does not an industry break.
No, studios eliminating Middle-Tier titles (of which third-party family movies is a big part during vacation time) by dumping them to...er, promoting them as "Streaming-service originals!" will break an industry.

Or, at least, bring it back to where it was in the 70s-80s, where Disney/Pixar will be the only one who "deserves" to have feature animation in theaters, and all the other weird independent wannabes crawl around the arthouses and HBO.

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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by Ben » August 12th, 2022, 7:32 pm

…except, HBO doesn’t want them either.

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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by GeffreyDrogon » August 22nd, 2022, 9:43 pm

With all the cancellations of animated media at Warner Bros. Discovery, is the future of animation hopeless?

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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by EricJ » August 22nd, 2022, 10:16 pm

Not unless commercial animation can reinvent itself into something mainstream-marketable for KIDS, not for high-school cult fangirls or for other animators who want to snigger over their own kitschy pop-childhoods.

Disney+/Jr. seems to have no complaints at the moment... :roll:

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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by Dacey » August 22nd, 2022, 11:07 pm

Except that, you know, animation isn’t supposed to just be for kids…
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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by Ben » August 23rd, 2022, 3:11 am

Didn’t we just get asked and answer this question on the last page, almost word for word…?

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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by GeffreyDrogon » August 23rd, 2022, 9:23 am

I just get a little worried about the state of animation sometimes. Sorry for repeating my question.

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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by Ben » August 23rd, 2022, 4:19 pm

No worries. Animation isn’t going *anywhere*. :)

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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by GeffreyDrogon » August 23rd, 2022, 10:03 pm

But when WBD cancels so many animated shows on Cartoon Network and HBO Max, I'm worried that other studios will do the same.

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Re: The state and future of animation

Post by Ben » August 24th, 2022, 3:09 am

Except that, before WBD commissioned them, those shows didn’t exist then either… Why don’t we wait and see, eh, rather than worry about something that hasn’t happened yet?

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