Coraline, Wall • E, Kung Fu Panda… 2008 has many exciting animated features scheduled for release. But is anyone anxious to see this?
I admire the fact that this is an independent production — something I frequently champion on this blog — created by a group of dedicated animators out of Atlanta, with an all-star voice cast and an ambitious trailer. But the character designs are, to me, unappealing and the character animation lacks the sophistication the big studios (Pixar, Blue Sky, etc.) have long perfected.
The film is apparently in post production and the producers are seeking a theatrical distributor. My guess is it’ll go straight to video.