Thank God the 3D Animation Hype cools down

by Gunther Heinrich, 16 Sep 2009 in Analyses

Unfortunately it doesn’t cool down fast enough.

Just when I didn’t open my feed reader for two days Disney bought Marvel for a whopping 4 billion Dollar. I really don’t want know what happens when I don’t open my reader for a whole week…

Regardless of the wrath I might bring upon the world this deal is quite something and even comes close to the “legendary” acquisition of Pixar. But why did Disney buy Marvel and what are some consequences of this deal?

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.

To Disney

by Gunther Heinrich, 16 Mar 2009 in The Movie & Me

Oh, Disney, what happened to you? Did you never learn from the past or grew up?

I know that after many decades you have your style you want to retain no matter what. I know you have your image of a company producing fairy tales and other kid-friendly stuff, and I know you want to stick to that. But, well, you seem so out of touch than never before.