Time for a blog post again? Man, with the chapters of Warnings at Waverly Academy automatically being uploaded every other day, I'm getting kind of lazy about updating this blog.
So today, I think I'll talk about clone movies, which are basically two near-identical movies that get released around the same time. Like a few years back, when there was an animated movie about surfing penguins (Surf's Up), which came out at the same time as an animated movie about dancing penguins (Happy Feet).
I think the first time I noticed this was in 1998, when A Bug's Life and Antz both came out. They were the 2nd and 3rd computer-animated movies, and they both were about ants. I thought it was weird then, and I think it's weird now. Why release such similar movies so close together?
And this year we had two Snow White movies--Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror. When it comes to computer animation, it looks like we've got three monster-themed movies coming up (Paranorman, Hotel Transylvania, Frankenweenie). I guess Halloween is going to be big this year.
I don't have a point to make, other than I am confused as to why movie studios sometimes copy each other simultaneously. You'd think that would be a bad business strategy, which cuts into the profits for both films.