Comment: Wow they did a great job with that!

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Wow they did a great job with that!

The transition from 2D to 3D often ruins a cartoon (Garfield, Scooby Doo, etc.)but they did a very faithful and beautiful job with this. I'm suprised I didn't know they made this already. Great work, the things they can do with CG these days is amazing but as a 3D Artist I can tell you it is certainly not less expensive.

Here's an interesting comparison I put together, mostly for my own amusement lol, but you can see what it takes to make high quality cg animation like that Wile E. Coyote short.

Estimated Production Costs (IMDB):

2D Animation:
Snow White: $2M
Fantasia: $2.2M
Cinderella: $2.9M
Aladdin: $28M
Little Mermaid: $40M
Lion King: $45M
Beauty and the Beast: $25M
Princess Mononoke: $20M
Spirited Away: $19M
Akira: $11M
Ponyo: $34M
Land Before Time: $12M
Sponge Bob Squarepants Movie: $30M
Prince of Egypt: $70M
Emperor's New Groove: $100M
Princess and the Frog: $105M

3D Animation:
Ice Age: $59M
Dispicable Me: $69M
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs: $100M
Rio: $90M
Madagascar: $75M
Simpsons Movie: $75M

Shrek: $60M
Shrek 2: $150M
Shrek 3: $160M
Shrek Forever After: $165M
Kung Fu Panda: $130M
Kung Fu Panda 2: $150M
How to Train Your Dragon: $165M
The Croods: $135M

Incredibles: $92M
Finding Nemo: $94M
Monsters Inc. $115M
Cars: $120M
Cars 2: $200M
Ratatouille: $150M
Up: $175M
WALL-e: $180M
Brave: $185M
Toystory: $30M
Toystory 2: $90M
Toystory 3: $200M

Bolt: $150M
Wreck It Ralph: $165M
Tangled: $260M

Average cost of 2D Movie: $35M
Average movie length 120min: $292K per minute

Average cost of 3D Movie: $130M
Average Movie length 120min: $1.1M per minute

At a million dollars a minute that Wile E Coyote short probably cost over 3-4 million to make, minimum. Probably much more.