We're waiting for the pendulum to swing back again, which I am absolutely confident it will.
The heart of Dragon's Lair has always been its compelling story. With Dragon's Lair 3D, we think the team has really created an interactive animated movie.
I remember when we were doing the first Dragon's Lair, I got really involved with coming up with all the little rooms and what was the danger in the room and going into it with bats and spiders and snakes.
As you follow the escapades or the journey of the hero through a story, it evokes some kind of emotion in the viewers. The director's job is to make sure that the audience goes through the journey and has an emotional reaction.
You've got to be able to make animation for much less... Less is not the studio's way.
The only one that seems to be able to hold the business is Disney. They do it is because they have a fabulous philosophy about marketing- but even they wavered.
When business executives are making the artistic decisions and don't understand animation, things can go awry.
I have never seen a game's graphics look so sharp and clean. The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox. The memory on this system allowed us to provide the user with 5.1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners.
Reese Witherspoon. She's sophisticated enough that you just like her. You like her and she's smart.
You just can't keep pouring money down an endless hole and never recoup any of it. It's got to be a business.
Basically the children who watch it just see the little characters they love, and so they're not discerning about whether it looks great or it's a great story or anything.
I think we have to bottom out. When the studios jump out of the ring, perhaps the artist can get back in.
It just seems like the whole, overall animation world is trying to go where maybe animation doesn't belong.
I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesn't go, and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying to go where live action is.
But I've been surprised over the years. I mean, someone told me the other day that maybe 360 million people have played this game in the world. That's a lot of people.
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