You know what I miss? When Pixar had the 3D animation and Disney had the 2D covered.
I miss traditional animation so much. I watched Rescuers Down Under yesterday and was so wowed by how pretty it was and how expressive the characters were. Joanna, being a character that doesn’t speak, uses her face an gestures to show how she’s feeling and it comes out so perfect.
With what Disney is doing now you don’t get those exaggerated faces anymore and I honestly think the color tones are really “bleh” looking even if they’re good films like Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, and Zootopia.
Animation also tends to sometimes take risk with styles that I don’t see with 3D. Like Ernest and Celeste had more of a “washed out” look to match the book illustrations and it really worked for it.
Song of the Sea and Secret of the Kells had a GORGEOUS color pallet and the animation would wow anyone. Seriously, Disney needs to take notes and stop getting by on their name alone.
2D animation doesn’t have to be dead! It isn’t outdated!