Can the Pixar Magic transfer to Live Action

Ben Child asks a very intriguing question:

Does the idea of Pixar – or rather, Pixar’s people – moving into live action appeal to you? And do you expect to see Stanton thrive in his new arena, or struggle to make waves outside his natural habitat? Is the wonder of movies such as Up and Wall-E all in the animation, or do you, like me, suspect that these are works of unparalled dynamism and verve, filled with deceptively simple ideas that might just transform the wider film-making world?

The film, of course, is John Carter of Mars. See what Child has to say at the Guardian.

2 thoughts on “Can the Pixar Magic transfer to Live Action”

  1. Don’t forget, they’ve already dabbled in live action with some scenes in Wall*E, which I think worked pretty well. Besides, it’s all in the story. Pixar has been a leader in computer animation, but I think what’s made them so successful is their attention to story. If that holds true in live action films, they’ll have no problems.

  2. To me, it doesn’t matter if it is live action, motion capture, stop motion, computer/3-D, hand drawn/2-D… what works best for the story and tone of the film? So much of big-ticket “live action” films these days have a lot of “animation” in them.

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