Journal Entry: Sun Apr 14, 2013, 10:44 AM
After hearing about Disney gutting their 2D theatrical animation department, I think I've finally realised something. 2D isn't dying everywhere it's only dying in the North America's Theatrical movies. 2D is pretty much everywhere else in the world. Japan is still putting out several 2D TV shows and theatrical films, 2D is still big in TV animation (Even more bigger than CGI, since 2D is easier to achieve on a TV budget), and it's huge on the internet, serval shorts while made in adobe flash still use the frame by frame techniques of classic 2D animation. And it is possible for independent studios to make 2D animated films, recently the web series Dick Figures started a Kickstarter and managed to get enough money to produce a movie based on the series, in fact I think they're getting close to finishing it now. So in conclusion 2D is only dying when it comes to theatrical animation in North America, it's alive and well everywhere else and if we want to bring it back to North Amercian theatrical animation, we need to do it ourselves. Maybe if the animators on the internet worked hard on bringing back 2D the major studios will take notice and bring it back themselves, only time will tell. Well that's all I have to say for now.
Stay Toony my friends.
Listening to: Ren and Stimpy: Radio Daze
Reading: Happy Happy Clover Volume 5
Watching: My Little Pony: Frienship is Magic