Thad Komorowski has recently posted some examples of cartoon acting in reaction to statements made by ignorant film critic Mick LaSalle and actor suck-up James Lipton. LaSalle really pissed me off with this particular comment on motion capture:
"Imagine what Disney might have done with this in the creation of the Seven Dwarfs. Imagine all the things that will be done with this in the future. "Monster House" looks like the ground floor of something important."
This is a slap in the face to all the talented artists who pioneered feature animation on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. To add insult to injury Lipton said:
"In theory, if you rotoscope a really good performance by a really good actor, it ought to be much more effective than an animated performance that's been drawn or computer generated to match a voice."
Give me a fucking break! Tracing a live actor is better than having a real animator create their own performance? BULLSHIT.