Maybe it was just a bad Halloween weekend at the box office, or maybe it was a movie that didn't resonate with consumers. Either way, after seeing the weak reaction for DreamWorks'
I started to notice the trend when Shrek Forever After failed to grab the attention of kids or adults domestically when it was released last year. The movie wasn't a complete flop, but when you combine it with Despicable Me, Megamind, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Smurfs, and even Cars 2, the animated film industry appears to be uninspired.
Now that DreamWorks, Sony
Failing to inspire
When Pixar released Buzz and Woody onto the big screen in 1995, the whole concept of computer animation was new and exciting. People would go for the novelty and find out the storyline from Pixar was strong as well. But the industry has failed to inspire for the last few years.
Even a move to 3-D in RealD
So is the run of creative and intriguing computer-animated films over? For the time being, that appears to be the case. Pixar and DreamWorks, two of the industry leaders, have lost some of their magical touch recently and may have to head back to the lab to cook up another Woody or another green ogre.
Here's hoping they can do it.
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