Acknowledging the blood, sweat & tears that went into making a head explode on film, among other things.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore!

I know right? Seeing the commercials on TV, I just dismissed it as another talking animal CGI crapfest in the vein of Marmaduke.

Oh, how wrong I was.

I might be so bold as to say, this film might mark the comeback of practical effects in mainstream Hollywood studios. Warner Bros. seems to have allowed animatronics to be used in Cats & Dogs 2 INSTEAD of CGI. A choice that seemed to please the director who must have gotten tired of watching a silver ball pass in front of a green screen. The animatronics are supervised by Dave Barclay and Lee Romaire Studios.

Granted, not all the animals are animatronic obviously, but the ones that are definitely look way more entertaining.

The infiltration has begun! Thanks to people like Lee Romaire Studios who still believe that practical effects can bring movie magic alive again.

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