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