NY TIMES ON PIXAR

In today’s New York Times critic Elvis Mitchell ponders Pixar’s success and the possible demise of hand drawn features.

“Every few decades an entire field of filmmaking ends because of a single technical innovation. “The Jazz Singer” finished off silents by popularizing synchronized-sound movies. The introduction of Technicolor has been slowly choking off black-and-white pictures, with the exception of the odd music video or art-house film. And now, because of the successive digitally animated box-office winners from Pixar, hand-drawn animation seems to be on the way to theatrical obsolescence.”

Look, No Hands: Pixar’s Killer App By ELVIS MITCHELL