Recently, a girl told me one of my favorite movies, How To Train Your Dragon, which is a DreamWorks movie, was childish. She told me that animation is childish, and for little kids. I told her she was wrong. Dead wrong. It doesn't matter if it's Disney or DreamWorks, it's how much you love that movie. It matters that the story means something to you. I told her the following:
Is Toy Story 3 a childish movie? How many kids actually saw it? There were more teenagers that saw Toy Story 3 than children. Toy Story is the same type of movie as How To Train Your Dragon. Animation. Animation isn't just for children. What if you told all the people that worked on Toy Story, or any Disney movie or any DreamWorks movie that animation was childish? They would be mad at you. You'd have about I'm guessing 6,000 angry people at you.
She responded with "Toy Story isn't childish, it's a classic." I told her:
Every animated movie is a classic. Someone, somewhere will love that movie even if nobody else does. So get a clue and open your eyes.
She spent most of the time swearing at me as I said this, and it resulted in blocking her. I can't stand like people like that, because, to me, they have no heart. Animation is something I hold dear, and I'm tired of people calling it childish.
Perhaps I am childish. Maybe this girl is right. I am only just a 16 year old girl. My dream job is to be a computer animator for DreamWorks, but I have a tiny passion for Jessie from Toy Story, despite the company differences. I have two Jessie dolls, and I carry them around all the time in public. I don't care what others say, because animation is my life. If animation didn't exist, quite honestly, I don't know what I would have a passion for, and essentially, I would most likely die, as dramatic as that sounds. I love animation, and I hate to see it being judged by peers who, in reality, have no idea how much animation is worth in our hearts. So, hopefully, this is a new beginning for animation. A beginning that will forever lie in your heart.