Disney's The Wild Trailer Online

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If the wheel is not broken, then don't fix it. No truer words can be spoken in the case of CG animated film for their affinity with talking animals in a fluffy scenario and gearing it for the PG audience. Many animated films has follow this formula and consistantly made profits so its no surprise when Walt Disney Pictures is continuing to apply it for the upcoming animated adventure known as The Wild. The studio responsible for the production is C.O.R.E Digitial Pictures. It is due out on April 14 for wide release. Here is the synopsis taken from Movies.com:

After dark, the animals at the New York City Zoo tend to get a little crazy. When one of these wild nights goes wrong, a lion cub named Ryan is accidently shipped to Africa and released into the wilderness. Ryan's father, Samson, and his friends to go on a risky rescue mission to find Ryan and bring him home to New York.

The trailer is available on Disney.com and Movies.com. (video embedded)

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evergreenJanuary 16, 2006 1:44 PM

Hey everybody! Let's play a game! It's called Deja Vu and I'll start off by showing you a passage!

"After dark, the animals at the New York City Zoo tend to get a little crazy. When one of these wild nights goes wrong, a lion cub named Ryan is accidently shipped to Africa and released into the wilderness. Ryan's father, Samson, and his friends to go on a risky rescue mission to find Ryan and bring him home to New York."

Okay, let's see that again, but with some of the words changed!

"After dark, the sea creatures of the Great Barrier Reef tend to get a little crazy. When one of these wild nights does wrong, a young fish named Nemo is accidentally sent to Australia and into a dentist's fish tank. Nemo's father, Marlin, and his friends to go on a risky rescue mission to find Nemo and bring him home to the Great Barrier Reef."

What kind of feeling does that give you, folks? Say it with me! DE-JA VUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

James ChungJanuary 16, 2006 3:39 PM

I thought Madagascar was bad...

another pretty cg movie without any substance in content...

ugh... Bad time for Ghibli to go thgough some political "struggles"... they are the only hope for the feature animation industry...

Al YoungJanuary 16, 2006 4:18 PM

I miss the hand drawn animation. Its great to know that Production IG and Ghibli is still around doing tradtional animation.

For once, it would be nice for the animation studio outside of Japan would creat a edgy and serious film for the mature audience. However, the kids market is where its at so they will keep doing these kind of movie, as long as the money keeps flowing.

BrianJanuary 16, 2006 8:20 PM

"Its great to know that Production IG and Ghibli is still around doing tradtional animation."

Of course, a lot of it is probably less "traditional" than you might imagine, and uses computers fairly heavily. Still, I know what you mean -- I generally tend to prefer cel-looking animation over CG-looking stuff.

JasperJanuary 17, 2006 1:46 AM

I wrote a piece on Ghibli's use of 3d CG for the magazine 3D WORLD last September. The number of shots that used CG on Howls was 200 out of the 1400 in the film (roughly 15%), and apparently Miyazaki felt this was way to much. Ghibli also insisted that they would never use CG for either backgrounds or characters, and anyway, the philosophy is to only use CG when it is absolutely necesary (the shadows on the flags in the city scenes in Howls) and to make it blend in with the traditional handdrawn scenes. Production IG probably use CG a little more, but even so, you can see that the blend of CG and handdrawn results in a fairly unique aesthetic compared with pure CG.

As an aside, don't forget that there's other decent animation out there which doesnt just use computers, namely Frenchman Michel Ocelot's KIRIKOU films and also Nick Parkes-style claymation.

But agreed, I have totally lost interest in the kind of pure 3d CG that Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks are putting out at the moment.

KashJanuary 17, 2006 7:26 PM

Crap, too many line breaks there!

A FanJanuary 24, 2006 10:56 AM

I can just hear the pitch now -- "You know its sort of Finding Nemo meets Madagascar"
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