Reflections on the art and business of animation.
It's opening here in Seattle on 1/28 at the Harvard Exit Theatre.
I wonder if it will get a wider opening in a week or two, or whether it is doomed to play at only one theatre in downtown Toronto. So sad that that a traditionally animated feature gets treated like dirt.
@Pete: Traditional animation is treated like dirt by the press. For example, in today's Toronto Star article's mention of traditional animation: "it also salutes the now outdated 2-D animation at a time of 3-D’s ascendancy." An Edinburgh review last year called the medium of traditional as "archaic".Calling it "old school" doesn't help either. This funeral party for anything not CG is not affecting stop-motion animation,however."3D's ascendancy", said the print medium hack? Is this 1998? Today, 3D is not ascending, it's everywhere. Now who's being archaic and outdated?
Unless they mean 3D as in"wear the glasses and see it jump off the screen" 3D, then they are indeed cutting edge... in 1950.
It seems "art house" or indpendent films favour playing at the Cumberland.Whether The Illusionist falls into this catagory is anyones guess! I would be surprised if it got a wider release later on. Great film either way!
Saw it last night. I thought it was an astonishing masterpiece and was captivated beginning to end.
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