this Hollywood thing of making soulless animated films and getting people to watch them just by slapping on a bunch of real life celebrities that kids probably don’t even care about is… bad
go back to professional voice actors! go back to original films! try out 2-d animation again!!
like, I’m not just trying to yell “bring back my childhood,” but at least attempt to make the next generations childhood magical and filled with wonder for animation and story creation
I will still never get over seeing these for the first time:
every kid deserves to have that feeling of raw aw and inspiration
“Kids don’t care what they consume!! they’ll watch anything!”
animation isn’t just for kids, but regardless of that kids still deserve those first experiences of wonder, those things that stay with them for the rest of their lives, kids deserve thought and consideration put into their damn media
Can we all just add visuals from original, inspirational animated movies that really stuck with us as kids to this post? You know, to better showcase the kinds of films we wish kids today could experience in theaters like we did?
here are some of my favorites that i could find! i tried to cap it at 5 so i wouldn’t go totally overboard but a couple more slipped in
Also full offense but kids deserve good art and imaginative storytelling in movies and beyond. They’re not stupider versions of adults, they have creativity and intelligence that deserves to be both indulged and nurtured.
We remember these films from childhood because they took our breath away. Not because they were hyper-realistic or had faces we recognized. We were caught up in the story, the characters, the visuals, the music… And while we weren’t aware of it, the films we remember so fondly from childhood were made with such dedication and passion for the craft. So much care was given to the colors, shapes, designs, writing, and how all of that informed story and characters. And the films that stuck to us never talked down to kids, but instead treated us as valid members of the audience.
Honestly, I think the young generation does have moments like this, but they aren’t nearly as common. When animation studios actually try, you get moments like this:
Which means that they’re capable of doing the same sorts of things that they did during our childhood, just using a different medium. They’re making a conscious decision not to because making beautiful art with great stories that kids can relate to and learn from costs money and isn’t guaranteed to profit (see: Rise of the Guardians, Treasure Planet). So why bother doing that when we could profit off soulless remakes and pander to nostalgia instead?