February 25, 2013
I have not watched the Hollywood Academy Awards fest for a long time (years). I mostly read the aftermath of that event. So, during 2012 we had three mainstream Stop Motion features Paranorman, Frankenweenie, & Pirates Band of Misfits, and ‘Tinsel Town Mr. Oscar Awards‘ just crapped on all of them?? Sorry for abrupt language. This is why I do NOT look to ‘mainstream movie biz’ as an indicator of Stop Motion popularity. I know that many of you do judge Stop Motion success only by what mainstream does. Do not do that! IMO, Stop Motion has a ‘life’ in the independent market and in other distribution outlets, for niche audiences seeking options and variety in entertainment choices. I am guessing the mainstream ‘Suits’ may unfortunately JUDGE Stop Motion success or failure merely because of the the Oscars results.. Let’s hope not.
And another thing …. since I’m on a minor rant roll! Who’s idea was it, to release 3 STOP MOTION feature ALL in the SAME YEAR? What you ’suits’ have done, is “Prematurely blown your Stop Motion WAD!” If I were the all powerful, strategically, a Stop Motion feature should be released ONCE A YEAR so that ‘we’ can have at least ONE Stop Motion feature to enter each of the Academy Awards. Since we have exhausted all our ‘Stop Motion cache’ in one year, for the next 3 years plus there will be no major Stop Motion features. The public will again by inundated by MORE CGI brainwashing. Next time ‘Suits’, you get together at a meeting and PLAN these Stop Motion feature releases. Do not do it all in the same fricken year!
I do not have anything much else to say or post here …. no pictures, no videos, except for this brief sound-byte by a blogger ….