Five Disastrous Animated Films That Mocked the Art of Animation

Animating is difficult, as these films prove

Alexander Razin
SH0TGUN

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Witness the bargain bin Kung-Fu Panda. Image Credit: Vídeo Brinquedo

Spoilers ahead, but you’re not missing anything.

Animation has been around since we had motion pictures. Many short 2D animated films paved the way, like Humorous Phases of Funny Faces and Disney’s Steamboat Willie. These hand-drawn marvels helped develop 3D CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) in the 1960s, with the medium advancing in the subsequent years.

From the ’60s onward, surreal and uncanny 3D animation became Pixar’s, Toy Story. The latter allowed Pixar to create the unthinkable by taking us to worlds we have yet to explore and telling stories that live-action films can not.

Back in high school, I envisioned uncharted worlds and timeless stories. I pictured myself as an animator, leading the way for the next movie or TV show for Pixar or DreamWorks. Unfortunately, my visions were nothing but fantasies. I could dream big, but being lazy and not practicing gets you nowhere.

However, these animators and dreamers kept going, no matter if they created something unwatchable. We can thank today’s 3D and 2D animation programs for allowing any guy or gal to make a movie to compete with top animated films.

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Alexander Razin
SH0TGUN

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