Now first of all you may think I'm old and grabbing onto nostalgia here but I am all sure you guys have noticed animated movies that are hand drawn are kind of dead now. Sure you get an odd one thrown at us once and a while but they are not as popular as they used to be? I mean they are nearly non-existent.
Why is that? Well I have no idea but when we take our kids to see a kids movie now we go and see a 3D animated movies or live actions movies... the technology has done so much for us now that we can do pretty much everything in live action and 3D animated that were only possible by hand, that its kind of pushed drawn animation to one side.
Its a shame that its come to this because I dont ever see drawn animation be as popular as it was, unless you're in east asia where manga is still very much as popular as ever but I talking about more the western market here.
Whenever someone sees drawn animation now its directly thought of and aimed at kids or preteens rather than adults themselves. And even adults think cartoon animation is kids stuff now and that its just old hat.
Does anyone here really miss the drawn animation format on movies and could it still have a large market for family viewers and even adults again? I personally think drawn animation still has so much to offer and its a shame that big companies like Disney don't produce these animations anymore and have pretty much went the Pixar route of doing things.?
Would love to hear your opinions on the state of drawn animated movies now.