>>85839650>What happened? Why didn't this connect at all with audiences?
I seriously don't know why this one failed so hard. It had plenty of appeal to kids, plenty of appeal to adults, and everyone in between. It had plenty of marketing - I saw a lot of commercials - and yet there were still people who didn't know it existed.
I know it's because in the US people don't care about animated films that aren't Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, or typical kiddie animated film schlock. But why does it have to be this way? I'm sure Kubo is going to make back its budget in foreign markets.
Why don't normies care about actual pieces of art, god damnit. These people break their backs making these films and they don't get the money or recognition they deserve. I know they do it because it's what they love to do, not for the recognition, but it sure would be nice if they were appreciated more.
I should start preparing myself for the inevitability of it getting snubbed at the Oscars in favor of one of Disney/Pixar's three offerings this year.