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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Saturating the youth with CGI deadness

Once upon a time, not too long ago, the children's show "Thomas & Friends" was live action.  Extremely detailed miniature sets and model trains.  The show was a HUGE hit with kids for years.  Seeing real models and elaborate villages set kid's imaginations wild with adventure.  Flash forward to today...

Dead and lifeless.  My boy, who was a big fan of the show can't watch these.  He keeps telling me where the real ones are.  and NO I haven't indoctrinated him in any way. These new shows just suck.  They're boring to look at.  What made the show unique from any other kids show has been wiped clean with CGI.
Originality is dead kids.  Thomas killed it, Sorry.


  1. Thank you for this blog - spot on in every case. One day the motion picture camera will be as dead as the abacus and all of what we remembered as "movie magic" will be gone with it. Although I have yet to find anyone under the age of 30 who shares my opinion.

  2. I hope they still have the models somewhere.
    I have been telling everyone I'm only going to show my kids the old ones forever.

  3. God, if you'e going to replace hand made models with CGI, at least make it GOOD CGI ><

  4. Yes! death to CGI it once was good but it has taken jobs away and death to digital too!