Normally, I don't like to go on huge rants on my blog ( I save that for work), but I was watching Inside the Actor's Studio the other night and my blood began to boil. James Lipton was gushing about the superhuman talents of an actor, in this case Robert Downey Jr., and he went through each and every film that Mr. Downey had graced his talent with (except Back to School). Eventually he came to A SCANNER DARKLY and after educating the audience on what rotoscope was, Mr. Lipton said this:
"In theory, if you rotoscope a really good performance by a really good actor, it ought to be much more effective than an animated performance that's been drawn or computer generated to match a voice."
Now... Mr. Lipton normally takes great pride in making sweeping statements with no evidence to support those statements, but this one seemed more like an attempt to push an agenda. Animators, in Lipton's estimation, are worse performers than even a second rate copy of an actor's performance.
Below, I have two images and I'll let you be the judge.