CameronStewart wrote:It also has the most ambitious narrative of any of their films - it tackles some pretty bleak themes and has a real earnest social message. Sophisticated is exactly the right word for it.
Also, the use of live actors was too jarring. Really distracting. Why couldn?t that have been animated as well?
CameronStewart wrote:So once they've established the "real" humans, there needs to be an explanation for the appearance of the animated humans, which they cleverly did by showing the historical portrait gallery of Captains of the Axiom - the first portrait was a photograph of a real human man, and as the camera panned across each portrait you saw a subtle evolution occurring until the final portrait, which was of the animated character.
CameronStewart wrote:Oh, that short was great. As you say, it evoked the best of the old Looney Tunes shorts, and wasn't afraid of being violent.
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