It's the storyline, stupid, not the animation, as Sung explains in today's entry. He points to a story in Reuters which implies the movie Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas flopped this weekend because of its use of "traditional animation techniques" in place of "computer-animated wizardry." (Hmm, I always thought the movie flopped because it was named after that annoying white-looking black comedian) Sung disagrees, proposing the counterexample of Lilo and Stitch being the 14th highest grossing movie of 2002.

I tend to agree, but Sung, I don't think you should just totally discount the importance of animation style in a movie's success. Yes, storyline is important, but it seems a fancy, computer animation can generate appeal despite a terrible plot (see: Bug's Life, A).


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