Pixar’s Gordon urges industry to stay unique
“More than any place I’ve been to, Australians have a real thirst for knowledge. That in itself is hard to find,” Gordon says.
Gordon, who most recently worked on Pixar hit Ratatouille and previously on Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, says that he believed
“I thought it was totally different. Happy Feet was a perfect use of motion capture because they were penguins with an anatomy that looked like they might fit inside a person. I think it was a great use of that technology and it looked beautiful.”
When asked what the industry could do to replicate that success, Gordon says that the only way to go was to continue churning out original ideas.
“The easiest thing would be to say ‘Let’s make a sequel.’ But I think they should try more different ideas and not rely on a formula.”
He also says that the industry shouldn’t over-analyse the reason why Happy Feet made money, but be story-driven and unique.
“I think it is always going to be about a good story, good work and something that resonates with people. It is also important to try to take risks, if possible. Try something different.”