With 'Rio' costing $90 million to make and 'The Adventures of Tintin' $130 million, we ask the roundtable if animated films cost too much to make.
Our guests share their desire to make a R-rated animated feature but explain the cost and limited audience are the major stumbling blocks.
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With 'Rio' costing $90 million to make and 'The Adventures of Tintin' $130 million, we ask the roundtable if animated films cost too much to make. READ MORE
Our guests share their desire to make a R-rated animated feature but explain the cost and limited audience are the major stumbling blocks. READ MORE
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