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Alice in Wonderland

February 7, 2010

This video (Pogo – Alice) got me thinking. I really miss classic Disney movies. You know, the hand drawn stuff. While Pixar do some beautiful stuff with CG animation it never feels the same as to what a classic Disney cartoon did for my childhood.

Alice in Wonderland came out in the 1950’s and during the late 80’s and early 90’s, where VHS was still going strong, I would sit and watch through hours of Alice & The Little Mermaid goodness. What shocks me is that even though the animation is just under 60 years old, it still works. It still conveys a message and a sense of wonderment that children’s entertainment fails to produce these days. Maybe I am over thinking it? UP (Pixar) was beautiful. I just… I can’t put my finger on it. I just miss old style Disney animation. I really do.

I would kill for this art book. $110 of pure awesome! It looks amazing. Sadly it is so expensive and I really can’t justify spending over £70 on an art book, as much as I’d love to. I hope whoever buys it scans every page of it and pops it online.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. hollie permalink
    February 7, 2010 9:01 pm

    The new Disney film ‘The Princess and the Frog’, goes back to original animation, Maybe we should see this on Valentines day? hmmm?

  2. February 7, 2010 11:31 pm

    YES! You should go see Princess and the Frog! It’s so good and picks right up where Disney left off in the mid-90s with the hand drawn films. 🙂

  3. StewedRat permalink
    February 9, 2010 10:02 pm

    I think studios should continue to make 2D animation alongside 3D projects in order to ensure that there’s plenty of variety. £D obviously comes a lot closer to ‘live action’ so some of the magic may be lost there perhaps?

    I’ve a feeling that the terrific animated films from the 50’s through to the mid-90’s worked for the most part because they were about story first and spectacle second. Nowadays it seems there’s always a lot of hype and spiel about the technological aspect of a film before any comments tend to be made about story or premise.

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