Maybe it's old news to a lot out here, but I just found out that Disney is returning to handdrawn animation(Princess & the Frog). Personally, I think that this is a step foreward, because computer-animation(with all respect to the animators)should be only used as a tool to make the backgrounds more cool.(Like in Basil from Bakerstreet, Beauty & the beast, Aladin, etc). I think that computer-animated characters don't have same charm & emotion as handdrawn animation(However, I love The Incredibles!), but it has this steril thing about it, wich handdrawn animation does not have. When I heard it, I was very excited about it, because Disney finally stood up and showed it's balls(pardon the expression!
) to Pixar.
But maybe my reaction is based on the fact that I come from a generation that grew up with the oldschool cartoons(not specificly Disney, but handdrawn), like Thundercats, Masters of the universe, etc. and that it comes from a nostalgic point of view.
What do you think? Is it a step foreward? Does it mean that there is a future for handdrawn animation(and animators) and that computers didn't take over the business? Just curious.