New techniques in creation are often frowned upon by traditional craftsmen and we may well have heard all the arguments before but the latest edition in progress paranoia seems to have been bubbling for quite a while now amidst the animation establishment and now that words out on the Oscars, critical hard liners are beginning to surface. Is motion capture a form of animation ? Should it ever be considered as animation ? What is animation ? These are just some of the questions brought up on Cartoon Brew’s latest post. The questions are fascinating food for thought. There is a clear split in view on the issue but the subject goes far beyond the question of technique, aesthetics or form, revealing an industry that is also at unease with its politics and economics.