Topic: Animation Question For Teague
So through both a combination of both re-listening to the Up commentary and re-watching Emperors New Groove today, I noticed something off that I want to ask you about.
In Up you guys mentioned camera movement in animation specifically the shot in Madagascar where the camera does the extreme dolly into the characters on the beach. And how it pulls you out of the movie watching experience as it's something that couldn't possibly be done in real life.
And then watching New Groove I notice ALOT, and I do mean ALOT of actions/movements/stuff that couldn't possibly work in real life (Well duh it's a cartoon). yet you mention it as one of your favorite animated, if not one of your favorite films ever.
So what I'm wondering is, where do you draw the line for what a cartoon can get away with while still keeping you engaged and not pulling you out of the movie?
Because when it comes down to it New Groove and Madagascar are very similar in many respects. Animated, very stylized, semi based in reality. So the only REAL difference I can find is that of Classical Animation vs 3D.
Is there really such a divide between the two mediums, that something defying physics in one is considered normal yet feels awkward and out of place in another?
It's just something I've been thinking alot about lately, this whole concept of keeping a certain element of reality in animation (3D especially) while still having the freedom to go big with things and keep it stylized (cartoony) and ultimately where you can draw the line.