Captain Craig wrote:
I'm just not the one asking "What happened?"
The very title of your thread
says "What happened?"
YOU put that in there!
And that's my answer, it looked like kiddie crap that doesn't appeal to me so I didn't go see it, and I'm sure countless other people felt the same way; it didn't look like a movie that'd appeal to both adults and children and since the latter can't go without the former being there the movie bombed as it probably didn't appeal to kids at all either.
The movie looked like crap, it failed.
Nothing to do with 3D (which movie studios are way over doing, but at least with animated movies it the 3D can be "faked" the "proper way"), Zemeckis or anything else. The movie just didn't look good so no one went to see it.
That's what happened.
Question asked, question answered.