Sunday, February 22, 2009

Blame Lassetter for Bolt and Meet the Robinsons?

We can’t blame Lassetter for the lack of success with Bolt and Robinsons. He did clean them up substantially (that’s what Disney says, and I believe them). However, I still don’t think they were worthy for theatrical release. I think they should have put them in the Disney Channel + DVD release bucket (like Tinker Bell).

Meet the Robinsons:

Disney can mess up their live action releases with dancing Chihuahuas if they want, but animated features have a legacy they need to maintain. Their animated features affect the entire Disney perception, while another Air Bud or babysitting comedy goes by without anyone caring.


I agree that it now rests on the shoulders of the coming movies, Princess and the Frog (2009; 2D), Rapunzel (2010; 3D), and King of Elves (2012; 2D/3D mix).

However, Pixar is going to blur that line with their upcoming Bear and the Bow (2011). It’s also a fairy tale, and I think Lasseter should have had it done in Disney instead. Pixar usually just does character pieces, not fairy tales.


I’m mostly just excited that we get to see two Disney and/or Pixar animated films every year, and with the coming lineup, I’ll probably watch them all, starting in 2009.

1 comment:

  1. Ouch...Just because "Pixar usually just does character pieces, not fairy tales" doesn't mean that they can't. I do agree, however, that after the release of "Lilo & Stitch", without Pixar, Disney has produced very little that's worth watching. Though, "Meet the Robinsons" & "Bolt" were both on-par films.


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