>>108334085>I don't understand why TS4 cost so much when SLOPS2 was made for 80mil.
1st off, illumination is notorious for it's cost cutting. They reuse assets like no one else does. Characters, rigs, models if it isn't an original character it's based on a pre-existing creation. That's why the background characters for despicable me look interchangeable with those of the lorax or even the Grinch.
2nd, and this is the big one, Pixar is notorious for being the one animation company on the face of planet Earth that does not do any compositing whatsoever. Every last image you see in a Pixar movie is rendered entirely at once, this is hella time-consuming and expensive. While most studios will render out effects or background elements independently to speed up render times Pixar says fuck it and renders everything at once for the sake of consistency.