Walt Disney Studios recently made a lot of noise when they announced that they wanted to convert all their classic films into 3D. If even the monolith of the entertainment industry rethinks its essence, what results will it be for the rest of the industry? In the remake of classic films, of course, there is nothing new, but modern filmmakers better than ever, present fresh, new 3D versions that compete, if not surpass their predecessors. And if the original film on this day is virtually inaccessible, what’s wrong with keeping the audience informed?
The most standard approach in this regard is, of course, an overhaul. Films made decades earlier often contain outdated cultural references or irrelevant images of speech, so separating the new version from the old one can be as simple as applying more modern dialogues and side stories to the central theme. Animations with outdated styles such as Looney Tunes or old delicious Dr movies.
Another common approach is to create sequels ten to fifteen years after the release of the original film. As can be seen from the recent sequel “Planet of the Apes,” the transfer of all effects and fictional elements into 3D graphics made it much better than if they had kept costumed actors and artificial plants from the original. Most moviegoers praise the studio for keeping up with technology and welcome this exciting change.
Now a complete transformation into 3D is not the only way to stay interesting in modern cinema. When a franchise is as ingrained in its environment as a doll, it seems fundamentally wrong to turn the whole process into computer animation. Instead, they decided to maintain their perceived appeal and used modern green screen techniques and crowd duplication to blend seamlessly into their corporate identity. After all, there are times when staying in the past is just stubborn.
3D animation has even shown that it can revive interest in genres that have long been considered “dead”. As interest in spaghetti westerns wanes for nearly a century, audiences across the country are praising their original ‘Rango’, and modern technology has allowed John Hex to demonstrate his unique twist. Thanks to the unprecedented versatility of the film industry, finally reached a place where almost any “old” idea can become a successful invention. And what could be better than learning from the masters than keeping their teachings relevant?