JINGLE THE DOG by Chris Bishop & Erin Abbey Bishop
"Animation", which is one of the most indispensable elements of today's cinema, in other words, "Animation Cinema"; it is the process of arranging images or objects in a way that evokes the illusion that they are moving and alive. Norman McLaren, the creator of the animation, animated; He defined the movement of the drawn, not the moving drawings. According to Mc Laren; What happens between the two frames is much more important than what is on the square. So animation is "the art of creating invisible intervals (located between the frames).
First of all, the fact that such a movie has reached us for review made us very happy. The climbing movement of the camera in the opening scene from behind the furnace has been great! With the advantage that the entire movie is a cartoon, the video pan process has been used in many places. The resolution drops when you pan in a normal video, this is a very risky process. No director wants a decrease in image quality. However, the biggest advantage in such an animation is adding camera angles and the effects you want without any problem in image processing. I think "Jingle The Dog" does this job very well. Camera transitions are very successful throughout the movie.
It may be necessary to mention a few problematic points about the movie. The duration of the movie was kept very long in this story and subject. Many scenes (especially action scenes) could be shot shorter. First of all, it takes an unnecessary long time for the dog to fight the raccoon. These action-packed moments, which should be taken in 3-4 seconds, even in a normal movie, take about half a minute in the film. The continuity of the music is nice in some way, but in some places the length of the same tone melodies are getting distracted. Unfortunately, the film does not have a voice over, which unfortunately pulls down the realism in the story. With a professional voice over, this animated cartoon movie could have come to another point. Of course, it is a preference not to use a voice over, so we respect it. In addition, we are happy that the movie ends with a happy ending. The trajectory changed suddenly as we went to a pessimistic point.
The film essentially refers to this question: "Where does an animal actually belong?" How true is it to take the creatures of nature and adapt them to our ecosystem and teach them human moral values? Where is the home of the animals that we think live comfortably with us? Do we actually separate our pets that we feed as one of our family from their families and natural habitats? When we embrace them, is it exactly what we are doing to isolate them? "Jingle The Dog" manages to ask all of us this question with its simple and colorful expression ...