But why not do a live version of Tintin? I imagine the cost of motion-capture would balance out with the cost of special effects, and it would look vastly better than this. Just because Gollum worked out doesn’t mean a technology’s perfected, or that everyone’s going to nail the execution. I genuinely don’t understand why the filmmakers went this route. It’s not as if folks are more committed to Tintin as a cartoon than they were to Spider-Man or Superman as a cartoon.
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