I just heard about this travesty, yesterday. Now, some of the scenery shots I saw in the trailers looks good, BUT the characters looked hideous and creepy.
Do you know if this was done by motion capture animation? (same as the creepy Disney 3D version of "Christmas Carol" and the even creepier "Polar Express"? )
And how did some one else get the rights to produce an animated movie version of Tarzan? Did the Burroughs estate approve this??????
A LOT of jokes out there already about how bad this looks, like a cross between a PlayStation 2 and Avatar!
Yes it is MoCap. As for approval, well I would imagine that the original book is now out of copyright... and this is the "result".
Originally Posted by Flickering Bulb
Wait... what? Tarzan?... Modern day cities? Extra-terrestrial object for power?.... WHAT?!?
I think that pretty much sums up what 99% of people experience when watching the trailer!
You start off thinking it might be ok... then the plot is revealed and then its all down hill from there.
I guess we shouldn't be completely harsh to it, its not something done by a major animation studio (its a German company) and some aspects of it look really well done. And you can bet a lot of people put a lot of time and effort into it.
That being said..... the bonkers plot (Avatar meets Tarzan) plus some really wooden acting certainly doesn't help it. And naturally, being Disney fans, we're already judging this by the Disney version which I think most will agree did set the bar very high.
I guess you can't blame them for trying a different angle on it to set it apart from any other adaptation (look at Treasure Planet), but sometimes its best not to mess with things. There are plenty of other plot devices that could have been used instead of something from another planet. Just look how that turned out for Indy IV.
Oh and I've found another trailer with some extra clips..
"We're not trying to entertain the critics ... I'll take my chances with the public." - Walt Disney