Monday, September 25, 2006

News: CGI Seuss

First of all, I apologize for not posting last week. I started training in a new employee at work and it was very time-consuming. Not quite done yet, but I can see the finish line from here.

I'm not quite caught up on news, but this is an item that I'd wanted to post last week. I'm a big fan of Dr. Seuss and have been disappointed with the recent couple of feature movies they've made out of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat. I saw the Grinch and thought it was okay, but the trailers for The Cat in the Hat looked horrible. As much as I usually enjoy Mike Myers, he didn't capture any of the charm of the Cat and came off creepy. I skipped that one.

Didn't follow how well either did in the box office, but something must've warranted a change because the next big-screen Seuss will skip the live-action comedians and be completely computer-animated. Not that the comedians are going away altogether. Their voices will still be there. Jim Carrey will voice the title role in Horton Hears a Who, with Steve Carell playing the mayor of Whoville. The movie's being produced by Fox Animation, the folks who brought us Ice Age.

I can get behind this. The other two movies did a pretty good job of capturing the look of Seuss' drawings, but there were some compromises that had to be made. Seuss' stuff was made to be animated.


West said...

I was never a fan of Dr. Seuss stuff, but that image looks pretty good.

Ultimately, I need to remember that, if they do it "right," this movie won't be for me... which is okay.

Michael May said...

Ha! That's very cool of you to say. :)


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