The Disney Renaissance in Four Charts

by Gunther Heinrich, 26 Jul 2009 in Analyses

(Update: Thanks to Daniel’s important hint in the comments l I added Brother Bear and Home on the Range to my analysis – which I initially totally forgot. Interestingly, the text doesn’t even need a change, since both movies did nothing exceptional on the box office front and continued the trends I write about.)

Soon, Disney will try to redeem its name in the world of 2D animation with The Princess and the Frog. Personally and frankly I couldn’t care less since I’ve begun to dive into the world of anime and watched some highly creative stuff they’ve done. But that’s only me, one little blogger with a mad mind, so that’s okay.

Not regarding my personal taste regarding Disney movies I’ve done some “research” and put together all important numbers from all Disney (Update: 2D/classical) animated flicks since Little Mermaid.

Well, what can I say: it can only go up…

Disney’s Atlantis Movie Review

by Gunther Heinrich, 28 Jun 2009 in Reviews

Disney’s penultimate animated movie Atlantis is a product which is everything and nothing at the same time. It had so much potential yet it never took off because of an apparent wish to not enter new grounds called grown-up animation. Will Disney try to go new ways with its The Princess and the Frog?

I doubt it.

When was the last time when you thought, Hey, that 3D movie not only was great looking, it also had a really great, non-cliché ridden story?

The blog of John K about cartoons and animation in general is again and again contains really interesting stuff, which is especially true for me, since at some stage I have to animate a short movie myself. Some days ago John has published a post with some very interesting points in it. I don’t want to write about the animation part of 3D generated movies, though, since I am no animator but I want to write about the situation in general.

3D Movies and their stories

You know, John K mentions in his post that it seems that Hollywood is coming with ideas or stories some