Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I rented TMNT the other day and finally got a chance to view it. Much to my surprise, it wasn't that bad. The story didn't really hold me, but visually and animation wise, I thought it was pretty well done for a medium sized budget production.

Since I'm usually a bitter person with nothing but bad things to say on this blog, I better come up with something terrible. How about, the rat character design was ugly? Or maybe that some of the deformation on the characters were down right disgusting? Additionally, some of the animation was a little stiff. But probably most important, it sucks that they are outsourcing the work to other countries to get it done?

Even that has a bright side, at least they are doing the pre-production/development of their next movie in Los Angeles before shipping out the production elsewhere. Still a shame that any of it is being farmed out to begin with.

All in all, it wasn't that bad given the budget.


Anonymous said...

Not outsourced. The company (Imagi Animation)that created the work is based in Hong Kong. It's a Chinese company with a presence in the US.

Anonymous said...

Lotta ex DreamWorks people ended up at Imagi USA doing previs and preproduction.
I suppose that is why Imagi USA is a union shop.