I was watching this today and couldn’t resist highlighting the following. I could watch this in loop so I made this a loop! ;-)
More seriously, I am depicting the situation as being black or white at Disney when the reality is far more complex.
Some movies like Pirates of the Caribbean are well known to rely heavily on motion capture and Disney research has published several papers featuring attempts to replace keyframe animators.
The following one is particularly chilling as they are trying to prove how human motion capture can even be used to animate Non-Humanoid Characters with Human Motion Data using Pixar’s Luxo as an example. If someone called this blasphemy I would probably agree…..