Tuesday, April 21

Things I've read...

"Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. Um, we live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and in, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there. But that's how I was raised and that's how I think that it should be between a man and a woman." (Miss California from AP website)

Apparently Miss California is confused about the definition of the word "choose". If you think "it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other" shouldn't you be for laws that would allow people to do just that? The other thing that I don't get is the conservative talking heads who think Miss California should have won. Yes she took an unpopular stance. No I don't think her opinion should be held against her. But she didn't do a very good job of articulating her opinion now did she. I'm mean seriously... heterosexual marriage is "opposite marriage?" that phrase alone should have lost her the title.

"At Feature Animation, David transformed the division financially, creatively, and technologically. During his tenure, he cut overhead, production costs, and operating losses in half. At the same time, he revived the culture of creative excellence at the studio with a new line-up of films. Finally, his leadership drove the historic transition from hand-drawn to computer-generated animation at Feature Animation and his other divisions, bringing animation at Disney fully into the digital era." (David Stainton's website DavidStainton.com).

If you don't know who David Stainton is you have too much of a life. You need to stop whatever it is you are doing and start hanging around more Disney message boards and animation websites. This is one that a lot of people around the web are blasting today and here's why. Stainton was head of Disney Animation at a time when the studio was at its worst. Einsener took a thriving studio and put a suit in charge. A suite that would cut costs and raise profits. To give you an idea of Stainton's creative bone, on his website he enthusiastically takes credit for deciding to animate The Hunchback of Notre Dome. A closer look at his self proclaimed filmogrophy and you will see that the projects he had full control over all sucked. The worst of Disney Animation.. Brother Bear, Home on the Range, Chicken Little not to mention the over 20 direct to video sequels he produced. Yes people bought them, but Walt had a strict policy against sequels. He never did them. I think by the time Cinderella III was released shortly after Stainton's exit, Walt was beyond rolling in his grave. Of course it's hard for me to put all the blame for these disasters on Stainton's shoulders (even if he does have an over inflated ego). The man should have never been put in charge of an animation studio. He is an Honors graduate of the Harvard Business School. Did he take any art classes while he was there?

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