An Amusing Thought…

Drawn by Jessica Plummer

Drawing by Jessica Plummer


  • Chuck

    Jessica —I love your dinos! esp. the raptor on your blog. To see that move on a big screen would be reason enough for a Fantasia 2010.

    Speaking of prehistoria, Why is there no mention of Johnny Hart’s passing on Cartoon Brew? I know he’s not an animator per se, but I’m sure his art and graphic sense inspired many Brew readers like myself.

  • Ginny-N

    Too many ideas but no way of doing it??

  • http://www.monkeyspin.blogspot.com Shaun

    This is spot on. Very funny.

  • http://doubleben.blogspot.com/ Emmett Goodman

    A wonderful interpretation by the great Jessica Plummer.

  • http://pediatristsplayground.blogspot.com Kevin W. Martinez a.k.a. Leviathan

    Er, I thought Meet the Robinsons and thought it was an excellent film, or if not that, at least lightyears ahead of the dreck Disney’s been putting out up to this point, such Home on the Range and Chicken Little. If anything it’s a sign that Disney’s fuiture movies will be so much better

  • istya

    Ugh, I’m so tired of people ripping on Disney even when they come out with great films. Chicken Little was a great story, with great animation, and it showed a lot of guts on Disney’s part to release something so cartoony. As for Robinsons, again, great film, the story meandered a bit, but the animation and design were impeccable. I agree that Home on the Range was awful, but why is it that people have such a hard time focusing on the GOOD things Disney puts out?

  • http://www.spencerranch.net Kiddo

    “why is it that people have such a hard time focusing on the GOOD things Disney puts out?”

    Because it’s been YEARS since Lilo and Stitch. And since, they haven’t done much, if anything worthy of praise.

  • istya

    “Because it’s been YEARS since Lilo and Stitch. And since, they haven’t done much, if anything worthy of praise.”

    Blah. Lilo and Stitch had some great animation, but the story was yet another in a string of ‘kid meets alien’ stories that everyone and their mom has done since E.T. Unless you belong to the crazy elitest group like Ms. Plummer here, who seem to think that if it isn’t 2D, it’s no good, then I just don’t see what’s so great about L&S that you can’t find in Robinsons…

  • Janet

    “Unless you belong to the crazy elitest group like Ms. Plummer here,”

    Yay for your attempt at name calling, ’cause that just validates your point, doesn’t it? And the animation and design were impeccable in Meet the Robinsons? No, it wasn’t. Put it up against Pixar (even early Pixar).

  • http://www.brendansdesk.com Brendan

    “Blah. Lilo and Stitch had some great animation, but the story was yet another in a string of ‘kid meets alien’ stories that everyone and their mom has done since E.T. ”

    I think that referring to Lilo and Stitch only as a ‘kid meets alien’ story is a disservice. You’re writing off all the other details and nuances of that movie that elevate the story above a simple three-word description. There are good reasons why L&S clicked with people of all ages, and if it were just a ‘kid meets alien’ movie I doubt that it would be as popular.

  • istya

    “Yay for your attempt at name calling, ’cause that just validates your point, doesn’t it?
    And the animation and design were impeccable in Meet the Robinsons? No, it wasn’t. Put it up against Pixar (even early Pixar).”

    No, name calling has nothing to do with my point. When someone trashes 3D movies for being 3D (which is certainly how this came across to me), it’s elitism. And Robinsons stacks up very well against Pixar. In fact, I’d say that the Robinsons animation was in many ways BETTER than early Pixar. But it depends on what you’re looking at. Arcs? Squash and stretch? Certainly better in those departments.

  • http://www.cganim.com chuck

    If Disney’s smart they’ll hire Miss Plummer

  • Katie Cropper

    as a personal friend of Ms. Plummer calling her an elitest is far from acurate. Jessica knows a good story when she sees/reads it whether it is live action, 2D or 3D. The medium is not what should carry the film. I think that she was making a refrence to the more quality work that was done in the days old 2d disney and the 9 old men (her personal heroes).

  • sullivan

    Ha, Plummer needs no defenders. This comic is a loving smooch compared to the cutting pieces that adorn the halls inside Disney.

    Jessica draws with gusto and guts. No apologies ever needed as long as you draw with passion. Lose that passion and you make nothing but excuses. She’s allowed to not like a movie. Here’s my hope: She’ll work up a brilliant reel and help us make the next one better.

  • tsouk

    …man… has anyone seen a movie by Satoshi Kon, or anything from Studio 4°C?? I mean, it’s like Disney, Pixar or WhoEVER is not even looking in that direction. I can’t believe there is a discussion here about Lilo & Stitch being a “movie for all audiences”, or even a good film for that matter. Go see “Mind Game”, please….

  • Benjamin DS

    Mind Game is one of my if not my favourite film in general, but the brilliance of one film does not affect the quality of another. Lilo & Stitch definitly is a good film.

  • tsouk

    …caught! I was overreacting… it’s just that, even if Disney films are quite different from one another, when compared to Japanese, Korean, Israeli animation, they ook like they are from the same tree. Happens to Ghibli movies too…