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Old July 25th, 2011, 3:13 am
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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

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Chances are we would loose all the stuff that makes these films deeply and emotionally pulling. So no they would not be better IMO.
I agree, it just wouldn't be as emotional and powerful as an animation.
I would be very sad if I saw such a great series be reduced to an animated TV show


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Old July 25th, 2011, 4:28 am
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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

I don't think so.
a) The series wouldn't have been as widespread, popular and acclaimed as it is now.
b) The films would probably be more for kids and less true to the books.
c) They'd lose a lot of the 'epic' factor.


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Old July 25th, 2011, 4:34 am
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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

No not at all. It wouldn't seem so real as with real actors


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Look at The Polar Express -- I think it would be very cool if the HP movies were animated like that
Oh god. OH GOD! MERLIN'S PANTS NO! That sort of animation is at the very far reaches of the Uncanny Valley!

I think in time, a nice animated series could be made but as it stands, absolutely not. I think the films worked wonderfully in live action.


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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

Oh, no! I don't think I could have sat down to watch an animated version of the HP series. The subject matter was too serious to make it animated in my opinion.


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Old July 25th, 2011, 5:49 am
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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

The only thing that will be good animated is the tales of Beedle the Bard (kind of how they did the Three Brothers story) in the first part of DH.


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Old July 25th, 2011, 6:46 am
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The subject matter was too serious to make it animated in my opinion.
Plus its much more fun to see Snape's cloak billow in live action.


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Old July 25th, 2011, 6:51 am
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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

Oh, no. I doubt I would have watched any of them.


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Old July 25th, 2011, 7:39 am
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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

I think with such fantastic effects in the films its hard to imagine them changed to animated. I don't mind either way, but it would be nice if the films followed the books a little closer.


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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

No, not at all. These movies needed the human element of flesh and blood actors.


I've heard the rumour that Spielberg wanted to cast that kid from "The Sixth Sense" as Harry, merge the first three novels into one screenplay, move Hogwarts to America and do the entire series in CGI animation, but I can only hope it was unfounded.


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Old July 25th, 2011, 8:22 pm
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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

No way would they have been better animated. I can't even imagine it.


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Old July 25th, 2011, 8:27 pm
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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

I think some things do very well animated and do not translate well to live action. I do feel this was much better live just because of how well it was put together and the amount of personal connection fans were able to make.


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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

Not at all...it would be horrible animated. JK Rowling crafted the Harry Potter universe to make fans feel connected with the characters. Animation just wouldn't work well with it at all.


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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

I'm inclined to say no. The material in later films is dark, deeply emotional, and profound. I don't think this would have come across well in animation.

Plus, the series is real to so many people, that to have the characters portrayed as simple animations would ruin that aspect. With real people, the story is able to come alive and the audience is better able to relate to and connect with their favorite characters.


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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

I always associate animated films as being for children, and seeing as Harry Potter has such a broad fanbase I think there would be more people who don't like the films than there are now if the films had been animated. The animation also wouldn't fit with the darker tone of the later books, as I find it hard to take animated films seriously and Harry Potter does have that serious aspect to it. So, no, I don't think the films would have been better had they been animated.

Also, the main complaints of the films as they are seem to be with them not being as true to the books as they could be or the characterizations, and having the films animated wouldn't have changed this.


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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

I can't imagine other actors in some of those roles, and with CGI, I think animation could be amazing. Companies like Pixar often do better work with their format and put out better movies than many "traditional" companies.

Works for me.


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Re: Do you think the movies would have been better if they were animated?

I found this:

http://imgur.com/A9o5X

I am not too sure I would be a fan if it was an anime but it is an interesting picture to look at.


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