This movie is the closest cgi has ever been to truly cartoony, though I hear Hotel Transylvania taps into that aesthetic as well, which is really, really exciting actually! I just love the models in this, they’re so versatile! They don’t go for realistic anything, which I super dig for something like this. It can be pretty disconcerting when really stylized, simple CGI models have really defined lip texture and 300 eyelashes. I really love how the mouths are just rounded off, open gaps in the geometry. What a good decision by the art director, perfect. I really love CGI and I’m so excited about where it could go.
This is one of my favorite movies ever, and if you haven’t seen it or are put off by the look, I implore you to give it a try. The animation and writing in this are so ingenious that it intimidates me as a comedy animation person. A super great film!