Sunday, March 14, 2010

What is 'Tude?


John Kricfalusi and Nico Colaleo have both discussed what 'tude is. Mainly John Kricfalusi, his opinion on 'tude is kind of biased.

Why?

Well...
Sometimes, you could see 'tude as if it was an expression. For example, THIS:







I would NOT concider 'tude. Amelia is possibly saying something like, "Can you do it?" or "That's interesting.

Yes, here Naveen has a 'tude face. But do you know what? It fits his personality. It fits the fact that he is a smug, womanizing assface.



I think that Dreamworks fails at 'Tude a lot (see above: How to Train your Dragon). The way they do it is just annoying and repetitive.




Oh GOD, I hated this movie. I know it's not Dreamworks but...GUH.

I'd also like to say that Dreamworks mainly fails at advertising. Yes Disney does have 'tude faces as well. I read here that 'tude sells. Indeed it does. Shrek is one of the highest grossing animated fimls ever. Man there's so many tude faces on their posters, and yes, it does sell.

Shrek, I was not fond of the style, but it had great one-liners and an unexpected ending. It's a classic to a lot of families. Congrats, Dreamworks, to that.

Maybe I'll try out HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON since Chris Sanders is working on it. I lost faith in Dreamworks since Monsters vs. Aliens, so we'll see about this...

1 comment:

~Ayana LaSalle said...

Now, I personally like Dreamworks, even Monsters VS. Aliens.

I mean, it's not like that movie was on par with Space Chimps

oh god space chimps aauugh

Sure, maybe they have misplacement on SOME of their posters with the 'tude face.
But for the most part, I don't see it very often. Even on that "Pixar vs Dreamworks 4chan comic" thing, I didn't see it in all of the examples it provided.
Also, I looked up a bigger version of that poster. His smile does actually suggest a bit of 'tude, but his eyebrows furrow the way brows do if you were riding a dragon at god knows how fast the speed is.
I feel it kind fits. Maybe the mouth could be fixed a bit, but for the most part, I don't see a problem.
John K and his over exaggeration skills