I'm probably breaking some copyright laws by posting today's "Curtis" comic strip, but I thought it was really funny, 'cause I kinda had to agree with Curtis's dad.
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There's a growing glut of CG films, and nobody's trying very hard to make their's stand out and excel, either in visuals or in writing. I mean "Arther and the Invisibles" looks akin to "Ant Bully" (kid shrinks down to bug size in his lawn), "Shrek the 3rd" looks like the previous two... then there's "Happily N'ever After... Shrek". And how many films do we have about a group of fuzzy animals cracking wise to each other?. Most of the rest are often just sitcom writing stretched out to ninety minutes... no real heart. Not to bag on all my colleagues out there, but doesn't it seem that a lot of studios jumped into the CG game, not for love of the artform, but looking at the box office grosses of the first few films out there (forgetting about "Final Fantasy", of course). With a mindset like that, the trend is usually just to imitate what is out there rather than to explore possibilities.
Don't get me wrong, there are the shining stars in these cinematic offerings, and we all have our favorites. So don't think that I hate everything hitting the multiplex these days. I love good animation. There's just so much to choose from and my time to see them seems to be shrinking, so I am slowly turning into more of an animation snob that I already was.
Oh and go to: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/curtis.asp to see more of this strip (there... that should appease the lawyers.)