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Old 09-29-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of any animation production companies who accept Queries, or currently looking for a future project to work on?
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:30 AM   #2
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I have 14 years of animation experice and some of the studios Ive worked for reject my pitches on a constant basis. They also reject artists who produce AMAZING stuff better than mine. Unfortunatly, its because a lot of animation studios are run by "New York Harpies" those child-friendly east costers who always like to tell the animation artists "you can't draw that, because it might influence children" Meaning of course, there is STILL the maddening belief that animation should only be for CHILDREN. Sorry. I was ranting :}
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:23 AM   #3
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But beerbeast, how can they justify investing millions of dollars as well as years of creative energy in a feature animation that isn't suitable for children? You're asking them to do something that doesn't make sense. What's even more infuriating is that there's absolutely no reason why your Orphan story should target anyone BUT children. It's a children's story. Yet you've written it in a way that isn't suitable for children. It's like you are your own worst enemy in all of this. And the way you steadfastly refuse to collaborate or compromise in any way. How the concept of making even the slightest adjustments to accomodate a target audience outrages you. That makes you inaccessible as a writer.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:36 AM   #4
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Maralyn, just because a movie is animated, it doesn't mean it will or should only appeal to children. Adults are just older children. They like cartoons too. ( Just look at the popularity of manga and anime, most of which features gratuitous sex, violence, and objectifying women) To sanitize violence only weakens children, making them think the world is a magical place. That we don't kill animals for food rather, it magically appears in a grocery store. Sorry to be so frank, but you're spouting a soulless attitude bred from New York Harpies, a breed of East cost execu-broads whose only purpose is to get on an animation board and tell the artists We need to have a scene where the character is drunk, but we can't show any booze, wine glasses, or anything that remotely suggests people drink alcohol. Cartoons were never originally intended for children. The old Warner Bros ( Looney Tuns ) sure weren't. They were full of violence and smoking and guns...and yet they never did any long-term harm to America's youth. Even old Disney toons weren't meant for kids, rather, they were works of fantasy for a different time. Also, I think you're jumping the gun as far as my script is concerned. You're seeing it in your mind, and I'm sure its more violent to you. In my mind, it's less graphic than it's described. I don't know how you can be infuriated by a script you haven't EVEN READ!
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:18 AM   #5
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t.v. and feature film shouldn't be confused. t.v. makes heaps of animation that's not for children, but what you're doing is pitching animated feature films that aren't classified for children, to people who make feature films exclusively for children.

That's like telling Spelberg he should be making porn.

He's not gonna listen. Because he's happy doing what he's doing and what he's doing works for him, and there's no reason to risk the livelihoods of everyone who works for him by changing what he's doing just to suit you.

You can't tell people who are successfully making children's films that they're doing it all wrong.

The medium of animated feature film belongs to children. If you want to write outside of that framework, then pitch to people who produce outside of that framework. Who are, I don't know...somewhere producing manga and anime. Or produce them yourself. But fundamentally no one wants to produce feature animations that aren't suitable for children, basically because children and their famlies are the people who go to the cinema and pay to see animated features.

And I for one am sick to death of the violence children have dished up on their plates and don't mind at all that filmmakers are thinking of being less violent, rather than more so. Go have some children, and find out what it's like.
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:22 PM   #6
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I've pitched Sony, DreamWorks, Disney, Warner Bros, Fox and Nickolodeon in face to face meetings. Didn't get anywhere with it but I pitched them nevertheless.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:12 PM   #7
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Good for you kidcharlamagne. Animation IS an awfully fun experience. For one thing, you have total freedom. Yeah, you have a budget, but you're only limited by your own imagination. keep trying :}
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:23 PM   #8
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Maralyn is exactly right. In the world of features, the only really big animated hits have been those targeting the mainstream, family market.

With that said, there are other avenues for your animation scripts. I sold one to a company based in India. It's currently in production as a
3-D animated feature for worldwide distribution in '09. Actually, I wrote it as a live action family comedy-fantasy, but it lends itself to animation. Good luck to you all.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:06 PM   #9
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I'm not disputing past box office successes. I'm just saying I would like to make films that don't conform to the stale "disney formula" every animation studio tries to imitate.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:17 PM   #10
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Wanting to be different is good. Unfortunately, however, the studio heads aren't always creative and willing to try new things. When it comes to animation, they look at the long-standing track record of family stories (especially comedies) being the biggest hits -- so that's likely that path they'll continue to follow. Best of luck.
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