|Belle returns as Emma Watson in a live action "Beauty and Beast" |
retelling, while Mogli gets realistic in the" Jungle Book."
When I was a clean-up animator on Mulan, I experienced the magic and innovation that Disney Animation was so good at bringing to their latest feature slate.
|Disney brings the Renaissance in a "Quasi-something" success.|
|Quirky, off-beat "Lilo and Stitch" charmed audiences and critics.|
Before masterpieces like “Tangled, “Wreck in Ralph,” and hits like “Frozen,” Disney (and audiences) plodded painfully through CG features like “Meet The Robinsons,” and “Chicken Little.” Pixar’s “Cars,” was unwatchable. “Wall-E” and “Ratatouille” were hit-or-miss, and foreshadowed the pretentiousness of “Brave.”
To gain future permanence, Disney has resorted to branding itself to death. There are more Toy Story sequels on the way. “Cars,” “Cars 2,” “Planes,” “Boats,” and “Skateboards” are close behind. Disney Princesses are starring in TV series, sharing all ethnicities and all sizes to speak to every demographic on earth. Animated classics like Snow White and Cinderella and Jungle Book are remade as live action, fractured fairy tales, appealing to a new generation.
|A Long, Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, |
the only thing the script could imagine was another Death Star.
|Lego Star Wars are the popular kid on the block.|
|Will the real Spider-Man please stand up (before I barf)?|
They’ve penetrated the Marvel kids market with “Super Hero Squad” and Marvel Max for adult content. The Marvel movies are a mega-monolith of licensing expansion and profit. Marvel has furthered their reach expanding into Netflix with binge-worthy series like “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones.” ABC’s “Marvel Agents of Shield” airs in the prime time family slot. The live-action productions that have been inspired by the classic comic titles are now so successful, that they are, in turn - driving the comic book content.
| DC Comics "Super Hero Girls" take no prisoners as they |
infiltrate the school girl market.
|The iPhone 4S is as sophisticated a phone as I need.|
Adobe, take note. Do I really need the latest Photoshop iteration? The one I have has served me well in painting digital storyboards and illustrations. To get the latest Storyboard Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Maya, Final Cut, Cinema 4d, Final Draft, Microsoft Word and Office, how much do I need to earn? A lot, I think. Which makes it more frustrating to make a living doing what I love.