Daniel Thomas MacInnes on American animation

“Animation in the West needs to evolve. It hasn’t. It’s become more technically sophisticated and more profitable for the major studios, but in a lot of ways, it’s still stuck in the middle ages. We’re still trapped under Walt Disney’s shadow, of tired-out phrases like “wholesome,” “magical,” “enchanting,” “whimsical,” and that perrenial “fun for the whole family.” Why are we still saddled with fairy tales and simple-minded melodrama and preachy, syrupy “moral lessons”? Who decided that a five-year-old is the only acceptable audience for these kind of movies?” Why Horus Matters

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