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Matt Reed
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Posted: 02 February 2020 at 12:11am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

After the huge backlash against A DOG'S LIFE for some of the more questionable tactics used to get a dog to perform some harrowing stunts, it really should come as no surprise that they decided to sidestep that minefield entirely with this film. Not saying the CGI looks amazing (it doesn't) but damned if you do, damned if you don't.  
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 03 February 2020 at 8:58am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Sure. But if they had saved the CGI for just the stunts then that would have been reasonable. But having a clearly fake dog just sitting there is silly - feels like they were just a bit too confident in the animators' abilities.

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John Byrne

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Posted: 03 February 2020 at 9:36am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

…feels like they were just a bit too confident in the animators' abilities.


Hollywood in a nutshell. Since the beginning, the Dream Factory has been a little too sure of what it was able to put up on the screen. Understandable when everything was brand new, but some of the obvious bluescreen from the Fifties and Sixties is painful to behold.

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Dave Kopperman
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Posted: 06 February 2020 at 2:39pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Gah.  I just learned that this is directed by Chris Sanders, who is up there as my favorite animation director of the last twenty years.  I guess it's his first live action film.  I may have to see it, even as the trailers tell me I probably shouldn't - the run of debut films by animators-turned-live-action-directors over the last decade or so has been pretty strong.
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