“You gotta love cake! Everybody loves cake!” shouts the motormouth Donkey to the green ogre, Shrek, in the movie of the same name.
But, with audiences flocking to the likes of ‘Shrek’, its recent sequel and ‘Finding Nemo’ it seems that everybody loves 3D animation too. And with two more computer-generated movies, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Shark Tale’, coming soon — as they say in the trailers — Hollywood is meeting the demand.
If people like Philip Boltt have their way so will South Africa, albeit not quite so soon. Boltt — a local animator, editor and sometime director — believes that within three years this country will be producing its own feature-length 3D animated movies. One of these is ‘Feedback’, the project he’s been working on for the past two years.
It’s a recreation of the acclaimed play by Andrew Buckland, a quirky murder mystery about a downtrodden detective helping two brothers discover who murdered their mother. In the process they become embroiled in the Foodstuff revolution, trying to liberate the imprisoned food stockpiles and end the reign of the D'Earth Multinational Food Corporation.