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    It's not really remake mania...it's the wholesale strip mining of our childhoods. I really believe that the studios think that they are more likely to draw in the adults, who are taking the children to the movies, with this desperate ploy. If only they realized that if they made the cartoons multilayered, like the cartoons of our youth, they could accomplish that. It's common sense, when you were a child you loved Looney Tunes, Rocky & Bulwinkle etc. with a child's eyes, yet as an adult those cartoons had whole new meaning. Are writers not smart enough anymore to acheive that balance? No, studios dumb down these things because putting a familiar face on a pile of **** is easier than taking a chance at making something special. And, if you are a parent, and you give them money...you are rewarding them. I know it's hard to say no to your kids...but try it sometime, they just might thank you for it later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    It's not really remake mania...it's the wholesale strip mining of our childhoods. I really believe that the studios think that they are more likely to draw in the adults, who are taking the children to the movies, with this desperate ploy. If only they realized that if they made the cartoons multilayered, like the cartoons of our youth, they could accomplish that. It's common sense, when you were a child you loved Looney Tunes, Rocky & Bulwinkle etc. with a child's eyes, yet as an adult those cartoons had whole new meaning. Are writers not smart enough anymore to acheive that balance? No, studios dumb down these things because putting a familiar face on a pile of **** is easier than taking a chance at making something special. And, if you are a parent, and you give them money...you are rewarding them. I know it's hard to say no to your kids...but try it sometime, they just might thank you for it later.
    To be fair, there is plenty of entertainment aimed at kids that is actually well done and liked by adults, too. Stuff like How To Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and Pixar (although that seems to be skewing more and more towards adults).

    It's the same as it is with every other genre, though. Once something is made and works really well, the studios throw out half-assed attempts at what they think is similar, but without the same level of love or care. And that horse**** continues to make money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    To be fair, there is plenty of entertainment aimed at kids that is actually well done and liked by adults, too. Stuff like How To Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and Pixar (although that seems to be skewing more and more towards adults).

    It's the same as it is with every other genre, though. Once something is made and works really well, the studios throw out half-assed attempts at what they think is similar, but without the same level of love or care. And that horse**** continues to make money.
    Well of course. But that stuff is the exception, not the rule. And it's funny...none of the examples you gave is a retread of a classic beloved character. See where I am going with this. Add Megamind to that list b.t.w.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Well of course. But that stuff is the exception, not the rule. And it's funny...none of the examples you gave is a retread of a classic beloved character. See where I am going with this. Add Megamind to that list b.t.w.
    True 'dat. I can't think of any of these re-imaginings that were any good besides, apparently, Winnie The Pooh.

    Sad state of affairs.

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    On that note,

    Disney Animation Exec: Story is Irrelevant to Our Company | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation

    People say 'It's all about the story,'" Hendrickson said. "When you're making tentpole films, bull****." Hendrickson showed a chart of the top 12 all-time domestic grossers, and noted every one is a spectacle film. Of his own studio's "Alice in Wonderland," which is on the list, he said: "The story isn't very good, but visual spectacle brought people in droves. And Johnny Depp didn't hurt."

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    Oh sweet jesus and baby christ

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    That Actually explains a lot

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    Wait... is he suggesting that Pirates 4 and Transformers 3 aren't strong on plot?!

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    Glad I didn't pay to see Alice, a bunch of CGI and Johnny Depp being Johnny Depp. Rather watch the animated classic. I'm sure Mr. Lasseter is having a nice talk with Mr. Hendrickson to keep his mouth shut and not to insult the paying customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    Wait... is he suggesting that Pirates 4 and Transformers 3 aren't strong on plot?!
    Look, it's one thing to do it...it borders on insulting to say it out loud.

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