Thursday, April 29, 2010

Remembering Ray

WARNING! SPOILERS! This post contains spoilers regarding the latest Disney animated film, The Princess and the Frog. View at your own risk, or try not to look for that matter, if you wish to see for yourself what happens.

You know, there's another air of tragedy besides Ray, the lovable Cajun firefly, dying on us in the film's end. Rumor has it that from here on out, Disney is stopping with its traditional 2-D animation here and now and continuing its CGI work seen in films such as Bolt. Not to mention, an upcoming film that will feature a character to become the tenth Disney Princess is now being entitled "Tangled" instead of simply being called "Rapunzel" and quite frankly, it is said that there is much displeasure over the decision. Kinda makes you wonder if the Disney studio is slipping up in their reputation. Whatever was wrong with the classic animated films such as Home on the Range and The Princess and the Frog? Personally, I do not take the latter's "not meeting Disney's expectations as successful" or "aimed towards girl audiences" as an excuse. There's plenty of stuff that makes me think otherwise, such as the word mucus being used and plenty of dark magic in the form of voodoo, especially during Facilier's musical number. I have to ask, "Where did this film go wrong?" and "What the heck is Disney doing?" Come on, classic, people! Classics! Sure, some of us like new generation stuff and expect CGI in films and such to show off new technology, but can't at least Disney keep a tradition alive? And that is my positive review of The Princess and the Frog. Yes, the film was that good from my point of view. I hope Walt Disney isn't rolling around in his grave for this whole ordeal of no more traditional animation from here on.

Actually, scratch that. Disney may just uphold tradition after all!

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