URDUJA, the Tagalog Animated Movie, may be the first “phenomenal” Filipino Animation that we have ever seen…but it is far from being an “all-original Filipino” formula.
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The movie is highly anticipated by a lot of Filipinos. We haven’t produced yet a single animated movie that we can be proud of and so we expect Urduja to elevate the Philippine’s movie industry, to at least a few inches higher than where it is right now…that is – galaxies away from the kind of animations that American and Japanese students can make.
Second, the movie has a more “Chinese-slash-Japanese” feel to it and not enough Filipino vibe.
And third, the animations are still a little bit restricted and stiff. What are these by the way? Are these metal sheets or what? I know they’re supposed to be some sort of fabric…but…
Well – just watch the trailer so you would know what I’m talking about!
Although the movie was created by Filipino animators, I am not so sure if they can create stuff that is, in a sense, purely Pinoy. It appears that the makers of Urduja were not ready yet to relinquish their fixation with Walt Disney characters. Philippine literature is very rich in history, legends, folklores, fables, epics, tales, myths, and characters which can be found “only in the Philippines“. Surprisingly enough, you only managed to produce the lowest kind of art: “imitation”. Tsk…tsk..
I do hope that the storyline could compensate for the lousy animation….and somehow…allow the animators to redeem themselves.