What Happened to Western Animation?

What Happened to Western Animation?


Animation. You know it and I know it. Chances are most of you had an experience
growing up where you watched any number of THIS giant soul-eating conglomerate’s movies
and realized the wonders of animation. I watched so many Disney movies growing up
that I couldn’t even tell you what the first one was, or even which ones I prefer. It was a simpler time where I wasn’t even
thinking about the fact that these movies were animated, they were just… stories,
wildly expressive and vibrant stories. But here’s the thing, when I say the word
“animation”, what picture pops into your head? Do you see this? Or this? Animation has severely changed over the past
two decades, with the advent of Pixar, the industry began to shift into a different approach
to animation that was both more cost effective, and also made more money. At the turn of the 20th century, Pixar’s
CG features were making more and more and more money, while Disney’s hand-animated
films were making less and less. Take Lilo and Stitch for instance, I don’t
know about you guys but this was a classic growing up in my household, you know the whole
schpiel, ohana means family, and family apparently means only making 270 million dollars at the
box office. Now here’s where it gets crazy, less than
one year later after Stitch came out, Pixar’s Finding Nemo would release to a public craving
more CGI animation, and it would go on to make almost quadruple the amount that Stitch
did, nearly 1 billion dollars… soooo yeah, I have some bad news for you guys, if you
loved movies like The Emperor’s New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, or Treasure Planet,
those movies were flops, apparently very few people cared about them. Fast forward to 2005 and we see the dawn of
a new age, Walt Disney Animation Studios for all intents and purposes, was DONE with hand-animation. With the release of Chicken Little, they began
their escapades into CG animation in the hopes of attaining even a fraction of the success
that Pixar was at the time… Now at first they didn’t, they definitely didn’t, but eventually
we know how that story turns out now that Disney is continuously putting out
billion dollar CG animated hits. And yes there actually was a brief renaissance
period where Disney returned to hand animation for both The Princess and the Frog and Winnie
the Pooh, but it didn’t last long and that leads me into a question that has kept me
up at night for ages… Why couldn’t they coexist? Why can’t we get a mix of CG animated films
and hand-animated films today? What’s stopping us? And unfortunately the simple answer I’ve
come to is that nobody was or is interested in paying to see these hand-animated movies
anymore. Studios are simply just capitalizing on what
most people are paying for. You remember how I said Disney came back to
hand animation with The Princess and the Frog? Well that movie made even less than Lilo and Stitch did,
sitting at 260 million dollars worldwide. Less than a year later, that same Disney would
release a CG animated film named Tangled, and do you want to know how much that movie
made? It’s sad to say that the diminishing returns
and reduced market for these hand-animated films are probably the main reason they died
out in the first place. Now I’m not shaming CGI films, there are
so many CG animated movies that I love, the How to Train Your Dragon movies, many Pixar
classics like Toy Story or the Incredibles, even the recent Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
is a great example of taking CGI animation in a fresh direction that, frankly, FEELS
hand-animated sometimes with the way it’s stylized. CGI is good, but you want to know what isn’t
good? Losing what got us here in the first place. Even now Disney is releasing these live action
remakes that are making hundreds of millions of dollars more than their animated counterparts
ever did, while also removing a lot of the life and personality that made those movies
beloved in the first place, I mean look at this scene from the new Aladdin live action
movie, classic adaptation of an iconic song, Prince Ali. Now I want you to take a look at the way this
scene is composed, the way it’s edited, everything about it is just so dull, you can
tell it’s trying to be extravagant and wild but the way it’s shot and choreographed
is so boring, there’s nothing interesting going on, it’s slow, it just kills every
bit of energy and pace that the original scene had. Don’t believe me? Look at the original scene for yourself, look
at how much more full of life it is, how many quirky scenes are going on at the same time
back to back to back, it keeps the energy high and manages to interject a lot of comedy
and funny moments effortlessly through the expressiveness of animation. Seriously, out of everything you chose to
cut from this scene, you took out Genie transforming himself into various people in the crowd to
hype up Aladdin? That was like the best part! Hearing Robin Williams’ impersonations,
how visually entertaining the gags were, how do you butcher a scene this much? And here’s the thing, other than that scene,
I actually like the majority of stuff that’s been shown from the Aladdin movie, it still
very well could and probably will be a fun time, but I can’t help but feel like Disney
is erasing their own history with these kinds of films, it’s trying to replace it with
what’s become more socially acceptable, transforming these properties into things that are
supposed to appeal to an audience that just don’t take animation seriously, in which
case I say screw that, and screw those people for looking down on such a powerful artistic
medium, if they didn’t want to watch these stories before because they were animated,
I’m sorry to say but they really don’t deserve to watch these in live action now. It shouldn’t be a secret at this point that
I prefer hand-animation, I like how personal it feels and I like how limitless it is in
its creativity. There’s a soul and charm in traditional
animation that speaks to me and I’ve been searching ages for anything in Western animation
that still holds that spirit. So is it all doom and gloom? Is there any place left for traditional western
animation? Well… kinda, but with an asterisk next to
that. Traditional western animation does still exist
in the form of television, shows like The Simpsons, Spongebob, Adventure Time, these
are shows that started out animated and they’re still being animated to this day. I have to be honest though, it’s not the
same and doesn’t feel the same, these are sitcoms, they’re pumped out on a regular
schedule for years on end, and of course I don’t mean this as a jab at those shows,
I do think they’re expressive and fun in a way only animation can be, but it still
feels held back compared to other animated projects due to their networks and schedules. Of course while the majority of western animated
television is like this, we do have a few exceptions, take Nickelodeon’s Rise of the
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series that began airing last year, this show… it looks incredible,
in terms of animation quality, creativity, and pure fun, it is a far cry from basically anything
else you can watch on the network right now. You can tell the creators and the animators
both have this insane passion not only for the material they’re working with, but for
animation as a whole, you can see so much influence from old school Gainax, especially
Fooly Cooly. It just looks awesome and I wish more western
television tried to do things as ambitious as this project. Nickelodeon actually has a track record for
producing shows like this, another such example would be the Avatar and Legend of Korra series,
both of which despite being outsourced to Korean animators, were very forward-thinking
in terms of setting a higher standard for American television, ESPECIALLY The Legend
of Korra, my god, if you want an example of some of the finest and most consistent hand-animation
that exists anywhere, you should watch The Legend of Korra, it is insane what Studio Mir was
able to accomplish on that series. One thing you might notice these shows have
in common is that they’re very anime-inspired, and that’s kind of been the elephant in
the room this entire video, traditional hand-animation is very much alive, just not in the West. Overseas in Japan they a ludicrous market
for animated television which releases upwards of 20-30 different series every single season. Not only is that a lot but generally speaking
there’s a higher standard of quality that Japanese animated television goes for compared
to Western television. Take a show that aired just last season for
instance, Mob Psycho 100 Season 2, this is by no means the norm of a standard anime production,
but it does showcase that hand-animation is very much alive and well, as both seasons
of Mob Psycho 100 have some of the best animation I have ever seen in my entire life. So yeah, anime is great, but it’s not a
solution, mostly because in order to release so many series with such high quality in that
short a timeframe, it naturally means that these animators and staff are being worked
to the bone for barely any pay. The animation industry in Japan is notorious
for its inhumane working conditions, and as the number of shows continues increasing and
increasing per season, it’s inevitably going to lead to a crash. Definitely not an ideal scenario for one of the last places
on Earth creating quality hand-animation. I think what bothers me the most about the
lack of traditional western animation is that there are so many alternatives that could
have been further explored and taken advantage of. Look at Disney’s deep canvas technology
for instance, it was a wild invention that allowed Disney to basically create 3D scenes
that they could paint over and seamlessly blend into their hand animation. It was used in Tarzan and even more extensively
in Treasure Planet, and in both instances I think the results speak for themselves. This was a tool that allowed animation to
stay as imaginative and inspired as before, while also letting it run around in gorgeous
3D environments that kept scenes feeling dynamic and visually engaging. Like all good things however, it costed money,
and I assume it wasn’t cost effective enough for Disney to continue using it, epsecially after
the financial failure of Treasure Planet. Another cool alternative I’ve been thinking
about a lot connects to two live action movies that are on everyone’s mind right now, Detective
Pikachu and the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Both are taking an inherently animated character
and transitioning it to live action, because… well, ya know, live actions sells, man. One obviously does this better than the other
but what if there was another way? What if there was a movie, or multiple movies,
that showed you can combine animated characters with live action footage? Well you know me and
my rhetorical questions at this point, Who Framed Roger Rabbit,
Space Jam, and Looney Tunes: Back in Action all showed that this can not only be done,
but it works, it works really well. This would be so fitting, especially for a
character like Sonic the Hedgehog, who is inherently goofy and self-aware. The idea of putting an animated version of
him next to an actor like Jim Carrey, that just sounds hilarious and also just way better
than the travesty they ended up going with initially. Ultimately I guess the point I’m trying
to make with this video is that animation is different than it used to be, not necessarily
for the worse, but in a way that’s abandoned its roots. CG animation has become the new norm, live
action remakes are seemingly replacing their animated originals, and other forms of animation
are so unpopular that studios won’t even think about investing in them. However there are still rays of hope that
tell me even if Western animation can’t regain its former glory, there are some great projects
out there helmed by great people who are keeping the art of hand-drawn animation alive. The Samurai Jack creator is coming back with
a new series, Studio Mir had that Koji pilot a while ago, and literally as I was editing
this video Cartoon Network announces this really cool looking show called Mao Mao, there’s
good stuff to look forward to, and if all that isn’t enough, well you can always turn weeb
and start watching some anime, I don’t mean to brag but I have a pretty good channel for
recommending anime. Speaking of me, if you want more occasional
opinions, or you just wanna keep in touch, you can follow me on Twitter @PhenomSage, and if you want to chat or make friends, you
should totally join my Discord server, it has a great community of people, we do group
anime– er, I mean hand-animated streams together, it’s a lot of fun, be sure to
join if you’re interested. Also make sure to tell me in the comments
what you think about how animation has changed, do you think it’s possible for hand-animation
to make a comeback? It would be pretty cool, but even if it doesn’t… We always have the originals, right?

David Anderson

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100 thoughts on “What Happened to Western Animation?

  1. PhenomSage says:

    So a few people have fairly pointed out that I neglected to mention another branch of Western animation, that being French animation, and European animation in general. While I am familiar with a few French animated movies like The Red Turtle, Song of the Sea, The Breadwinner, etc. unfortunately it's not something I was knowledgeable enough about to consider talking about here. This is such a broad topic so I used this video as more of a personal reflection on Western animation as it's changed to me, my own experiences with it, and how the zeitgeist has shifted from my perspective.

    That being said, I'm always interested in learning more, so feel free to comment any European animated movies that you would recommend, and hell, any videos or articles talking about the history of European animation would be cool as well!

  2. balmsalve says:

    what is the film at 6.o3…w the tidal wave?

  3. Rebellion says:

    Just not gonna mention BoJack Horseman huh

  4. Mandy Diao says:

    nice background music 😉

  5. Sarina Bina says:

    see's the title
    netflix's green eggs and ham and klaus: am i a joke to you
    (jk jk i know this was uploaded before those came out)

  6. q q says:

    Money, money, money, money and money. That's the driving force of all this, unfortunately.

  7. Wot Is This says:

    Basically: Treasure Planet. It started with Disney. Disney wanted an excuse to stop continuing with traditional animation, so they purposely barely advertised and refrained from making it more known so when it commercially flopped it would have an excuse to switch to cgi and the like. That was likely the start of the whole shenanigan.

  8. S says:

    Something that stands out to me in Disney animations over other animations are the fluid graceful movements, which undoubtedly required many hand drawn frames

    I don’t understand why people nowadays prefer CGI and live action over art

  9. Ereder says:

    the legend of korra is the WWORST TV show i have EVER watched… and i have seen many.

  10. manny noneya says:

    Bunch of boomers in the chat

  11. Ale says:

    My opinion:
    only “1 generation” watched the first 2D movies; nowadays that generation+ their offspring are watching the live actions and the CGI movies. Here’s why they seem to be more successful.
    The truth is that the public is simply more vaste.
    I don’t know, maybe it’s just bullshits🤷🏻‍♀️ but it’s s theory of mine

  12. Radical LeaveMeAlone-ist says:

    The hand animated ones are just ALL so much better to me

  13. Patchwork The Dragon Noodle says:

    THAT IS NOT THE TMNT I KNOW.

  14. Calculated. What a save! says:

    I agree 99%

    Simpsons is just dead. Sorry its dead.

  15. eis que says:

    3d animation is cool, but 2d animation is amazing IMO

  16. Gilgamesh says:

    Wait spiderverse is CGI? I thought all this time it was hand drawn am I stupid?

  17. FriendlyMan says:

    So basically making hand animated movies nowadays is like casting pearls before swine

  18. George Black says:

    Disney never cared about history or legacy. They care about money. They will always care first about money.

  19. Zaralee McAuliffe says:

    Yeah, you know anime animators are overworking when it can take multiple years to animate 1 feature length film, but Japanese animators are animating entire seasons in a year.

  20. Amy says:

    I find 2D animation so much more emotional and engaging than CGI.

  21. BluFudge CrispyRice says:

    Could someone name the projects that's shown between 11.17 and 11.35 ?

  22. Gabe Thorpe says:

    What's the show at 11:29 it looks super cool

  23. MrJuspel says:

    Netflix released this new "Klaus" Movie. Check it out. It feels like Childhood and I love the style

  24. Alex Ben says:

    Anime at 11:53?

  25. Valerie McDonald says:

    All the examples of hand animated flops were from Disney's budget animation days. They did poorly because they were poorly made. Lilo and Stitch actually did awesome for a budget film. The exception was the Princess and the Frog, which was a nice attempt but honestly wasn't very good. Disney was also starting to try and aim everything at boys for some reason. They thought Tangled was going to be a flop and changed the name to appeal to boys, for example. It was just poor business.
    There has been a resurgence of traditional American animation recently on television, so I wouldn't worry about it.

  26. Tac TheScribbler says:

    One of my favorite movies was a combination of hand-drawn animation and CGI. DreamWorks' "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron". I also love "Lilo and Stitch," "Atlantis: The Lost Empire," and "Treasure Planet." (And those are pretty much the only Disney films I really like. All my other favorites are DreamWorks, even though they're CG.) Oh, and I also loved DreamWorks' rendition of "Sinbad."

    I will say that I agree with you on the HTTYD love. Kung Fu Panda was incredibly character-driven, too, which I love about the films I tend to enjoy. Treasure Planet should never have been the flop it was. It's such a wonderful movie for the relationship between Jim and Silver alone.

    I've also been wanting to get back into drawing for myself, after spending several years focused almost exclusively on writing. Now, I'd like to get back into drawing and, by extension, some light animation. Some of my favorite artists on DeviantArt have galleries full of hand-drawn animation.

  27. Blue Panda says:

    Just so you know, CGI movies do cost more than hand drawn.

  28. Miriam and the Sanchez family says:

    I agree

  29. Christopher Saunders says:

    It's not just the loss of hand-drawn animation, but the animation that does get created is watered down and poorly executed. We've come so far in 3D animation that even companies that used to push the medium have resorted to cheaper and quicker productions. Pixar's Onward is just one example of losing their charm, using cheap gimmicks, and highlighting the cast as a reason to see it…

  30. ZhangtheGreat says:

    I think animation's biggest challenge is a stigma that it's never been able to fully shake off: that it's "for kids." Despite decades of adult animated shows proving otherwise, animation in many ways is still treated as though it's a children's medium that we're "supposed" to "grow out of" when we reach adulthood. Case in point: we never see classic live action movies receiving animated remakes, even though most of us can think of more than a few that have the potential to be amazing if told as animated films.

  31. Commander Cody says:

    I am sorry………………………………………but i disagree

  32. Rowan says:

    It died with the soul of the company.

  33. Faisal Prawira says:

    Thats why i love Ghibli

  34. Jeremiah Tompkins says:

    I miss real cartoons…

  35. Malfoygal says:

    Winnie the pooh (2011) didn't suck because it was 2D. It sucked because the jokes were stupid (I cannot knot after cutting a rope in shreads??? Owl forgetting he can fly???? The lameass monster instead of heffalumps and woozles that wasn't even real??) and they had to go and give Christopher Robin creepy eyes in effort to be 'cute' (neoteny). Oh and the fact they completely missed how adventurous the previous Pooh films and series were.

    Also I will never understand how and why princess and the frog is so underrated. It's freaking great.

  36. erich84502ify says:

    $175 million dollar budgets and $1 billion box office happened

  37. commoDoggo 69 says:

    I wish they co existed, I love Pixar movies like ratatouille and up but also love emperors new groove and lilo and stitch the thing is that if you switched them out(lilo and stitch being 3D or up being 2D) they wouldn’t be as good and probably look a little off. I also like anime a bit and with anime becoming more mainstream in western culture I think it might encourage studios start using 2D again.

  38. Nathaniel Neubert says:

    I don't think it will make a comeback but that doesn't mean that I am leaving it behind.

  39. *MY* *NAME* says:

    For me western animation is better than east animation.

  40. Johnny Eclectic says:

    Japanese animation is like 10 frames a second, when they even bother to have anything on screen moving, so they can get away with it. People in the west would complain if 90% of the 'animation' in your show was panning slowly over a still image.

  41. April Johnson says:

    How about casting Ariel in the new live action remake as a black Little Mermaid? All the while justifying it by saying that the Dutch fairytale and the very Western mermaid mythology isn’t a color, doesn’t need to be white, marginalizing red heads everywhere….
    Imagine if Jasmin or Pocahontas were a white girl….

  42. Céfiro De Winter says:

    Thats why I watch Hentai instead of regular porn

  43. levi kirito123 says:

    The Prince of Egypt is a Animation Masterpiece, to this day I have the VHS, DVD, and Blue Ray. Also WB Animated Studios still making 2D Animation Movies cause Fans love those movies than Live Action; therefore, I wish 2D Animated Movies air on Theaters like the DBS Broly Movie, it was magnificent.

  44. Da' Tobsta says:

    Anime

  45. Maximiliano Sanchez says:

    Rise of the Tmnt and Legend of Korra, have really good animation but their stories and characters are trash. TMNT 2012 (even if it was CGI) and Avatar The Last Airbender had good stories and characters, the good animation was one of the reasons people like them.

  46. Spencer says:

    Oh look. Someone came up with a reason to watch Legend of Korra. Because it’s definitely not the story.

  47. XBloodyBaneX says:

    Well, now, after the movie Klaus, the developers of that movie are developing a program/series of programs that can help create hand drawn-esque animation. Where you only need to create certain key frames, and the program will attempt to recreated the style in the between frames of the key frames, and only needs manual changes when necessary. It's basically 50% the animation work for 100% the animation feel.

  48. KurtAngle89 says:

    2.00 Ok, this is crazy
    Most people i know don't like cgi movie, but mainly because their stories seem to be WORSE (with exceptions like Zootropolis, Frozen, Inside Out, ecc) of previous movies.

    And i CAN'T BELIEVE CGI IN ITSELF MAKES MORE MONEY.
    If you look at those last animated movies in the 90s, they sucked. Because THE STORY SUCKED.

    Now, if you reversed it, and made the CGI movies animated, and the animated movies CGI, you know what? GROSSINGS WOULD BE EXACTLY THE SAME.

    Because a GOOD STORY WILL SELL WELL and a bad one don't, regardless of the technology employed. It's as simple as that

  49. ムAdmiralPhrog7 says:

    It’s funny that those 3 movies were flops. Emperors new grove, treasure planet, and Atlantis were my favorite movies, I just loved them

  50. Frankie Adams says:

    When I think of animated movies I think of treasure planet which is a major brainfuck. But when I think animation I think of classic animated cartoons like scooby doo and looney tunes

  51. flow repins666 says:

    lion king remake is shit. 90s original had an art style making it unique, while the remake lost its artistic value, being visually realistic makes no sense cause lions dont talk, cry, dance… wtf

  52. get_nepped says:

    the only good animations in cartoon is when it looks like anime

  53. flow repins666 says:

    i cant imagine beavis and butthead, south park or family guy in cgi. probably would suck

  54. JOLLY CANNA says:

    its the stories… Nemo was race neutral and economically neutral.

  55. Angello! R. says:

    “You could turn weeb and watch anime”

    Me: the reason I got out from watching anime is because it’s usually about fighting and sexual joke/awkward. Not much variety in anime.

  56. chango vato says:

    cartoons 4 life

  57. Lonnie Dude says:

    What's always bugged me about western Animation is that it is almost always aimed at kids. there are very few adult films that use animation and i think that's a market that's unexplored. i have seen a few good(and not so good) films that are for adults that are animated. Again, in Japan, an animated film is a film just like any other. I was kind of hoping Pixar would explore that avenue a long time ago when they first got started, but i guess we will have to look to outside the US for animated films that aren't "family entertainment"

  58. Adrena says:

    100%.
    live action + animation combos are the best!

  59. FranzFries says:

    A company gotta survive by change to the society

  60. FranzFries says:

    YouTube: People don’t like animation movies anymore

    Studio Ghibli & Asians: Are we a joke to you ?

  61. spook says:

    Basically what happened to my brain
    I watched into the spider verse
    I think all other animations are shit

  62. Kyla McKenzie says:

    I actually love the original Disney animation.

  63. Kyla McKenzie says:

    I actually love the original Disney animation.

  64. Penta Pingüino says:

    Netflix Publish KLAUS.

  65. Hannah Garcia says:

    A very talented animator under the YouTube name "Hotdiggetydemon" animated a 2D Sonic into a couple of scenes from the trailer, reminiscent to Rodger Rabbit. He's so frivolous and slapstick, animated with so much expression! It's absolutely magnificent and y'all should search it up if you get a chance!

  66. N G says:

    I prefer 2D animation tbh. I recently saw Klaus on Netflix and it was by far one of the best animated movies I've seen in a while and it was 2D.

  67. R.B. says:

    It's honestly so sad to see hand-drawn 2D animation as a dying form in the west. I miss the original mulan, lion king, prince of egypt, tarzan…. i'm sick and tired of every single thing having to look 3D ugh

  68. R.B. says:

    one thing i hate about western animation is how nearly everyone seems to think that "cArTooNs aRe fOr kIDs"
    like i just despise this notion. me an avid anime watcher that grew up with anime, always get people who simply refuse to watch animated films because apparently they're too mature for it sighhhh

  69. Before After says:

    Cgi just isn't the same.

  70. Brick Life TV says:

    Yo watch Klaus on Netflix

  71. Helginator says:

    The largest problem is disney own most licenses to day.

  72. Keyo says:

    Wakfu was one of the best western animated shows I saw in a while (when it came out and yes I know it is from France).

  73. MatijaxD says:

    "cartoons are for kids" that is probably the main reason why hand drawn animation doesn't do as well as cg one. It's sad.
    And they are a business, why take risks with a hand drawn movie when they can just make much more money with cg.

  74. Ángela Sofía Jaime Moreno says:

    I think that this is in part because of the view the West have in animation compared to Japan, in the West (the majority of people) seem to think that because it is animation is an inherit childish thing, not wort of siriousness, meanwhile in Japan, animation is commonly know as a thing that everyone can enjoy with diferent generes.

  75. paola f. says:

    conclusion: just watch anime

  76. Matt From wii sports says:

    the western spy's ruined it

  77. jeremy 94 says:

    200 million are flops??? Damn high standards much?

  78. LampEye says:

    Lmao the Chinese makes better animation than the Americans now

  79. MarlonMacielBrando says:

    Ya forgot about Paperman.

  80. Yjko Y says:

    Adventure time has stopped so he’s a lying

  81. IncognitoI Developer says:

    show name 11:48 ?

  82. Time Master says:

    It’s animated and ugly

  83. Konrad Zielinski says:

    That Ninja Turtle show looks awful. Note that even Japan traditional animation is being replaced with digital in any case, and this is going to continue. Technology changes what art is produced, this has always been the case and always will be the case.

  84. Jack Hades says:

    I am sorry, but if you like one those live action films you are a disappointment to your parents.

  85. Jack Hades says:

    6:48 from what is this from? Feels vaguely familiar.

  86. Kennardi Sebastian says:

    demon slayer combines both CG and hand drawn animation

  87. Hels Phoenix says:

    I think part of the fall of animation in the West is that Disney released a bunch of crappy movies and sequels and lost the trust of the audience so that when The Princess and the Frog came out (Which was seen as a cash grab/PC move to get a black princess in the line up) people didn't think it would be any better than the direct to dvd sequels.

    They were wrong. partially, but that was the thought process.

    People saw Tangled thinking it was a Pixar movie. Lol

    And the wrong lesson was taken away, that it was the style of animation and not the storytelling that was at issue. However, the fact that the live-action Beauty and the Beast made that much money makes me weep. So maybe they are on to something after all. -__-

    Thanks for the video and you are definitely not alone. <3 I love 2D animation too and both Princess and the Frog and Tangled are among my favorite Disney movies.

  88. Iuri C. says:

    I hope that Klaus save 2d western traditional animation

  89. When Is dinner says:

    Anime is killing it and it isn't even trying to fight back.

  90. Juicebox TC says:

    Disney now : How to make MORE MONEY, hmmmm marvels good star wars, yeah we'll make one more Pixar is still good with us Sony stole spider man I'll get back to that ………….Let's like live action remake classic and modern Disney movies…..I mean a few people will dislike it but it's awesome CGI will make money.

  91. Juicebox TC says:

    Me: Disney did u ear my sandwitch?
    Disney: Uhh no.
    Me: Disney u have a closet full of sandwitches
    Disney eats my mug

  92. •Confused_ Artist• says:

    When I think of animation I personally think of the classic handmade 2D animation
    Just the way I grew up with them made me stick with them
    Edit- another thing to consider is that the live action has a limit and handmade/ cgi animation doesn’t

  93. Connor Coulson says:

    Meanwhile in Japan…

  94. masakasama says:

    It's almost as if the mass public are a horrible barometer for the quality of art.

  95. tajakjejtam says:

    Short movie Paperman from Disney combines cgi and 2d. It's just wonderful.

  96. Noneofyour Business says:

    What happened to Hollywood, to animation, to video games ? All the same: it became bland uninspired lowest-denominator boringness. Not all of it, but most of the big block-busters (in all 3 categories) really are just formulaic cash-grabs. Sometimes a few last bastions of originality puts out something good, aside from that: all that is left is the indie-market.

  97. A. Westenholz says:

    I think that with all things the trend of such things at the box office goes up and down. Meaning at some point people will for some reason want hand animation instead of CGI, and the first film to give them that will suddenly be a box office hit again. Right now CGI and live action is the new trend in those family friendly movies, so they are raking in all the money, but at some point people will want the artistry of hand animation again. The humor, as was pointed out, again. But it will take a bit of time.

  98. McPwned says:

    A significant amount of Japanese anime has significant sections of it CGIed now and one show that you had a clip of demon slayer is almost 100% CGI.

  99. artificus says:

    One Word:

    Klaus.

  100. Luky Diamint says:

    Soooooo accurate, so agree T-T I wish we could have new 2D releases, western, european, asian…

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