Sunday, July 29, 2007
The Pixar animation about a rat who wants to be a chef is pretty good as long as you think of it as an American rat and characters playing Parisians. Close but not close enough. It has some scenes that seemed too much designed by committee but overall, the story felt really good. And the animation was great. At the end, they had a sticker claiming "100% Genuine Animation! No motion capture or any other performance shortcuts were used." Not sure it matters. Not sure anyone but a few traditional animators would care anyway. And I'm not sure if I were at Pixar that I'd want to be the guy who said we'd NEVER use motion capture or any other method to make the film better.