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    Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    The movie looks cute enough. I do want to see it, but I'm not going to rush out and drop my $10.

    Why? Because of my effection for Pixar and my hope that Disney will return to traditional animation.

    If Chicken Little does insane business I'm thinking that a possible reconciliation with Disney and Pixar may not happen. I personally don't think that Disney needs two CGI divisions.

    I also feel that if this movie does extremely well it will certainly be the end for traditional animation.

    Of course nothing is currently being produced in the traditional form, but if Chicken Little tanks maybe they will re-think that.

    Am I totally off-base here? Does anybody else share my feelings?


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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    I feel traditional animation is gone...embrace the new...change is good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAbe
    I feel traditional animation is gone...embrace the new...change is good...
    No it's not. Hayao Miyazaki's films still do very well in Japan and other countries and they continue to get much critical praise worldwide. Why? Because they have great stories. It doesn't matter what format you use CGI, clay, 2D, etc. animation. If the story sucks nothing can save the film itself. This film looks cute, but Disney and other companies need to learn that CGI wont be the bouey forever. People will soon want fresh new ideas, and great stories.

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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    For me, I'm just tired of the push in advertisements for this film. It's overkill. There is such a thing as pushing it too hard.

    I like the the CG animated stuff, but I don't find myself watching it as repeatedly as the 2D stuff. I can't tell you how many times I've watched 'Pinocchio' for the lovely animation. I've only seen 'The Incredibles' twice. (And I have it on DVD.)

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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    I want this movie to tank, as well. Every ad and commercial just grates on my nerves, and I can't explain why...
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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot
    ...I also feel that if this movie does extremely well it will certainly be the end for traditional animation.

    Of course nothing is currently being produced in the traditional form, but if Chicken Little tanks maybe they will re-think that.

    Am I totally off-base here? Does anybody else share my feelings?
    I see what you're saying and I do think that the new animation, although fun, is a bit too "glossy" sometimes. I think there will always be an audience for every style of animation, from hand-drawn cells to Japanese anime to stop-motion figures. We just have to be the financial voice in the market to tell the producers what we want to see!
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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    I'm waiting on it. I'm not going to see it till there's some word-of-mouth. Gone are the days when I was willing to blindly plunk down my money on a Disney film on the strength of the name. Pixar, sure, but not Disney. Actually technically I'm slightly skeptical of Pixar stuff too, but they haven't disappointed me yet, so my brand loyalty is growing there.

    I agree that there are markets for every kind of animation. I think through them all, though, 2-D has been the strongest for the longest period of time. I think Disney's throwing the baby out with the bathwater by giving it up entirely. They should just give up the cheap outsourced tv-quality units and go back to creating real art.

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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaver
    I want this movie to tank, as well. Every ad and commercial just grates on my nerves, and I can't explain why...
    Me too! I think Chicken Little's birdy feet are creepy.

    I want the movie to fail in protest of the giant head at DCA.

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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    It seems very Dindallish. Think "New Groove." It will likely be too topical, which means that it will not be worth watching in three years. And, it might take a few viewings to tolerate it.
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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    Oh good, I'm not the only one then. I cringe each time I see advertisments over and over again. E-ticket just about got nauseated at the sight of the balloon in DCA. We will be one of the few who will not be seeing this film.

    Trends usually show that the more they hype a movie....the worse the movie ends up to be.
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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    I say we all head to DLR with decently-powered BB guns and take that chicken head down!
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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    I think that story looks like crap and the movie looks like crap, it is not even good CG. I don't like CG very much in anything including live action special effects. The only reason I like Pixar films is because the storys are so great, but I don't sit there and go "wow this CG looks really great!", I am usully more like "meh". It is like looking at something animated with a sledgehammer. 2D animation on the other hand looks like a lot of care and HUMAN effort went into every frame, not that thee is not human effort behind CG but it is not as apparent and always feels cold and distant.

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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    Here is the thing about the Chicken...

    1. I think people have not responded well to the trailers... It depicts the movie as very character oriented... Yet an expanded story of Chicken Little does not seem very appealing to general audiances...

    2. Disney has resorted to technological film ballyhoo in order to keep it's "leadership" by presenting the film in 3D digital projection. Which could have and should have happened a LOT sooner...

    3. Parents can see through the story line, and straight on to the commercialism of this film... Which I think is a darling of Disney Consumer Products...

    I am certain the film will do well... But is it going to meet Disney's expectations or what the audiance believe to be higher standards?

    A better General Audiance film is Narnia whose trailers continue to wow audiances... Narnia is the blockbuster they wish the Chicken could be... I doubt that the Chicken will do as well as Finding Nemo.. But it will likely be better than Robots.
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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    Boingonut makes a great point.

    I think 2D animation would still be going strong if they were coming up with stories as good as the Pixar movies.

    I guarantee that every Pixar movie would have been just as successful if they had been 2D. It's the story. And honestly, the story of Chicken Little just doesn't appeal to me.


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    Re: Is it wrong that I want Chicken Little to fail?

    Well, It's pretty obvious how desperate Disney is to have a big hit with this film by all of the promotion they are doing. But if they aren't careful they will over promote it and people will stay away because they are sick of seeing the images everywhere they turn.
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