Great observation by Keith Lango about the lack of prop usage in modern animated features. His post starts with a quote from Mark Mayerson's blog:
- One thing this sequence excels at is the use of stage business. In too many modern animated films, characters stand around yakking with nothing else to do. The animator is stuck trying to find arm gestures and head bobs that go with the dialog. In this sequence, Stromboli is working with a prop in almost every scene and using the prop to perform specific actions.