Well here we are, the end of traditional animation, or at least, the end of DreamWorks traditional animation efforts. I apologise at how long it’s taken me to produce these reviews but I hope you’ve been able to bear with me through all of this. But since it is the end let’s see how this ends, with a whimper or with a bang.
Well we’re at the penultimate review and we are delving into the world where traditional
and computer animation start to collide with Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Though Jeffery Katzenberg called this, stupidly in my opinion, “tradigital animation”, the idea of blending the two styles together is not unheard of, being used in Don Bluth’s somewhat forgotten film Titan A.E and the much more successful and fondly remembered Disney film Tarzan.
So yeah… can I just say that this is a DreamWorks film that we should probably just forget about and move on from? I mean Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is after this film and I’d much rather be reviewing that than this alternative to sleeping pills. I think we’d all like to be reading about that than this.
Hell I’d like to be writing about that right now. But I’ve said I would review it so I’ve guilt tripped myself into sitting down and finally reviewing it. So here we go with obligatory overview time. Just for those who haven’t heard of this two thousand year old story, this review is going to have spoilers and damn right it should if it’s been out in the public domain that long.
Now I know you were expecting Joseph: King of Dreams as my next DreamWorks review, but right now I really could not give a toss about that film. I’m really tempted not to review it at all because it’s just so bland and tiresome. But for now I’m doing something different which will make me a bit happier I hope.
Now many of you may not know this but I apparently profess to review books. I can feel your stunned-ness. But I assure you that I do, I even say so in my About Page. However I feel I’ve been really poor in that respect since I’ve only ever written two: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, both of which I did in October last year so it’s been quite a while.
Well it’s been a week and I think it’s time to close the polls. Thank you to everyone who took time and answered my question, both here and on my personal Facebook account, I really appreciated it! So here it comes, the point of why I asked all you lovely people what was your favourite DreamWorks Animation film.
Of all the people who answered, only one person chose a non-computer animated DreamWorks film. Yes, only one. I’m actually surprised I got one. But the point of this is that, does anyone remember the traditionally animated DreamWorks films. Without googling it, just try and think of any of them. Thought of any? Know how many there are? There’s not many. Ok, here they are: