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Re: It's funny because it's true...

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Hi, first time poster.

I'm in a bit of a unique position in that the kitty cartoon is mine and I also work in TV as an animator, as well as painting prehistoric animals.

I think you've hit the nail on the head, though I do want to point out that producing anything for TV or film is hard by the simple fact that it costs lots of money and is, in the end, a commercial product.

This results in multiple investors wanting to make sure they get a return, and therefore, lots of fingers in the 'creative pie', and a need for 'sensational' documentaries.

It's pretty easy to see how the scientific advisors can be a small voice, they're not paying the bills.

There's more to it than that. The laymans' doubt over how much we can 'really know', the need for 'story', short attention spans and, to some extent, our own high expectations and sometimes failure to recognise that some details will never be the concern of the rest of the world.

Matt van Rooijen

On 1/07/2011 10:21 AM, Luis Rey wrote:
I don't think it is just a problem of 2-D or 3-D. I have seen a progressive deterioration in the quality of the 3-D stuff... suddenly the Jurassic Fight Club type of animation has become the norm, and it is abysmal. The anatomical errors and over dramatization have become so widespread (that also includes the lack of knowledge of real animal behavior) that I'd rather have some of the stuff that came immediately after Walking With Dinosaurs like that little series "Dinosaur Planet" anytime...