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This clip is called "The Adventures of Andre and Wally B," and it's a 1984 effort from a few guys at Lucasfilm who went on to start a little company called Pixar. In other words, it's the pilot cartoon for Pixar. The Daily Tube says watching it is a bit like watching "Picasso rehearse," and so much as I'm not sure that painters rehearse, I agree with the general sentiment.

By Ezra Klein  |  August 10, 2009; 12:50 PM ET
 
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that was done twenty-five years ago!!

it seems disappointing, hollow and sad, that for twenty-five years, this remarkable technology has been used mostly to create formulaic junk for the purpose of making money off of unsuspecting children.
maybe it had less potential than one would have thought.

for the most part, the films that are being created from this technology today, dont seem to hold a candle to early disney works such as "snow white," where there was a heart and a soul and true originality in the early films.
that is why disney gets so much commercial mileage out of their original characters.
tinkerbelle and the early princesses must be exhausted.
they continue to be on every paper party plate, notebook cover, towel and nightgown....though they are getting up there in years, they can hardly consider retiring.
sadly, there is nothing to replace them.
boo.

only neurotic, little spongebob. the only other game in town:-(


Posted by: jkaren | August 10, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

it seems disappointing, hollow and sad, that for twenty-five years, this remarkable technology has been used mostly to create formulaic junk for the purpose of making money off of unsuspecting children.

Wow. Have you seen, you know, any films from Pixar? I'd argue that Finding Nemo is one of the best films of the last century. Not best animated films; best films. And Up is about the least formulaic children's movie I've ever seen.

Yes, there are plenty of mediocre films being made with CGI -- Shrek the Third leaps to mind -- but that's true of every type of film.

Posted by: JeffFecke | August 10, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

"wow. have you seen, you know, any films from pixar?"

yes.
i think i have seen all of them.
and i have seen "finding nemo" many times.
i think it is a technology that has sadly been used more for profit, than to really explore its infinitely imaginative potential.

Posted by: jkaren | August 10, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

jefffecke

did the world really need a "toy story 2" for 90 million dollars?
or a "cars" for 120 million dollars?
cant they come up with something better than a "toy story 3?"
or "cars 2?"

with powerful, limitless technology and access to the best artists that money can buy, is that the best that pixar can do?
and why do they need "hollywood stars" to do the voices?
to amuse the adults, or for the children?"
it is another way of limiting the creativity and "typecasting" instead of creating something entirely new.
does it "enhance" the film?
to my mind, all of the sequels are not about creating a really fascinating new animated film, but about taking a safe and proven formula and doing it again....and again.....and again....

Posted by: jkaren | August 10, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

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