I somehow missed the holiday release 2 years ago of Disney's 'A Christmas Carol'. It was another of Robert Zemekis' motion captured animated film. In other words he has actors with tiny sensors all over their bodies so the computer can stimulate all their complex movements.
Just like the 'Polar Express' and 'Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within' they still have difficulties making the human feel real and alive. They looked like robots or puppets. There were some good things about the film. I liked the voices and the backgrounds were exquisite. And the action scenes were quite exiting. But for some reason it was bloodless and had no emotional impact.
I heard the film cost a bundle and Mr.Zemekis has decided to put motion capture aside for awhile till they can successfully recreate humans with a realistic look.
But I for one don't want a realistic look. I like my animation stylized. Maybe that was the problem with 'Christmas Carol' - it tried to be too realistic! Give me some art and emotion. Not cold-hearted puppets.
I give it a C+.