Is it bad to become famous for doing adaptations?

Is it bad to become famous for doing adaptations?

Postby MK_Wizard » September 14th, 2018, 7:19 am

A lot of people make their big break by taking an existing tale and making an adaptation out of it. Walt Disney did it, Don Bluth did it and so did many others. And I can't lie that one of my big plans in art is that I want to do for monsters what Disney did to the princess. I want to take the ones we know and reinvent them.

Is it bad to try to get out there like this? Does it make you any less original?
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Re: Is it bad to become famous for doing adaptations?

Postby eishiya » September 14th, 2018, 8:21 am

It's not "bad". It's also still plenty original, because you don't get famous rehashing the same stories the exact same way, you have to come up with a new and interesting take, and that takes just as much creativity as an original story, especially when the space is already so crowded with adaptations.

Original stories don't spring out of nothing, they just hide their inspirations more.
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