by Chris MaGee
"Avatar" quickly spawned other 3D films like "Clash of the Titans", "Alice in Wonderland" and "How to Train Your Dragon", amongst others. The only thing I wonder, though, is if these films are all spectacle above substance. The ability to create a truly immersive film experience is intriguing to me, but only if the story and ideas are just as thrilling as the visuals. Have we seen that combination yet? I don't think we have. but when I saw the news that Japan's Studio 4°C is working on a new 3D film titled "Ambient Love". Directed by Koji Morimoto this film is being described as being a "3D version of Disney’s 'Fantasia'" by the folks at Wildgrounds, and yes, I know... "Fantasia" isn't known for its narrative innovations, but a film that combines 3D imagery with music created by the same studio that brought us "Ming Game" and "Genius Party"? That's a 3D film I want to see!
There's no release date for "Ambient Love" at this point, but with Studio 4°C's attention to animation detail I'm sure this project will be worth whatever wait we have to endure.