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Old March 15th, 2013, 05:36 AM
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Here's some "wonderful" news, though not at all surprising:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/...rawn-animation

But let's be clear...

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplayli...-mean-20130307

Can you blame Iger for his statement, though? It's very much a numbers game at Disney. At least he isn't calling 2D dead like Mike Eisner did years back (what a pain that guy was).

So you got all that? Good. Allow me to now punctuate the thread title with this:



From IGN.com:
Disney's very own mascot Mickey Mouse will soon be starring in a new short-form series of 2D comedy cartoons.

With a style harkening back to the classic Mickey toons of the 1920s and '30s, each short will find Mickey in a different contemporary setting -- Santa Monica, New York, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Venice, the Alps and others -- facing silly situations, a quick complication and an escalation of physical and visual gags. The shorts will also feature other Disney favorites like Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto.

And here's the short...

http://video.disney.com/watch/croiss...0a98650d776d97

Clearly it's a cheap Toon Boom animation. I can tell because that's what some, if not all of their studios are using, and having it myself, the lineart is very telltale.

Nevertheless, I admit I kind of liked it. For one, I like that they went back to the retro designs for the characters, I always liked them more. The usual Mickey design (or "caucasian Mickey", which I think came from Matt Groening) sorta creeps me out. I'm thinking Epic Mickey was sort of a boon.

Either way, that's not really the point. Regardless of whether I got any enjoyment out of it, I can't help but think that Disney's doing multiple barrel rolls in his grave. That or twitching violently in his freezer, whichever theory you subscribe to. It's sort of funny that the guy who strived for his company's excellence in specific medium has now delegated it to something worthy of Newgrounds. Frankly, that's a huge step down.

If it wasn't for Paperman, I'd think Disney had just said "[fudge] it" altogether. Frozen's character designs just look... yikes.
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