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How Digital Animation Conquered Hollywood

February 24, 2006 at 8:38 pm by xoanon  - 

Old-timers in Hollywood sometimes talk about a golden age of animation, seven or eight decades ago, when cartoons were funny, beautiful, and perfect. But the truth is, toons have always been a bit of a backwater – the province of Disney kiddie flicks, Looney Tunes, maybe a rudimentary special effect. Until recently. These days, animation is everywhere. Pixar masterpieces like Toy Story and The Incredibles prove that a digitally animated movie can have more heart than a live-action film. Depictions of the fantastic – flying superheroes, ferocious velociraptors, battling starships – rely on software to maintain the audience’s suspension of disbelief. Even the most realistic movies call on animators to simulate an ungettable shot or to make a moment just a smidge more perfect. [More]

Posted in Crew News, LotR Movies, LotR Production, Old Main News, WETA Digital on February 24, 2006 by

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