Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Combo Packs and DVD are also stuffed with filmmaker commentary, deleted scenes and seven behind-the-scenes featurettes, including candid interviews with the animators and voice talent, and a look at the stunning end credits and all-new, making-of-the-music video from fan-favorite Cody Simpson.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
It's 12:03 AM on November 23, 2013, and I'm doing a little Internet browsing. Somebody had just posted on my Facebook wall about the new book coming out by Ed Catmull called, "Creativity, Inc." Then I read about it on Cartoon Brew. In that post an excerpt from the press description gives some of Ed's nuggets of wisdom, one of them being the following:
Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.
Then I checked an e-mail a friend sent me with a link to a video where two accomplished thespians re-enact an inane YouTube comment flame war and basically prove Ed's point correct (the language is not entirely safe for work):
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
"It's got to be animated, every bit of it. Maybe except for yours truly saying, 'I told you this is going to be funny, and if you pay attention, you just might learn something,'" Cosby says, repeating the line he used to introduce episodes of the original series, which was released on DVD as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series" in June.
Get a Horse!
- Very kinetic; audiences are going to love this and it will help everyone appreciate Disney history a little more.
- There's a Marvel tie-in in it.
- Hopefully this means more Mickey (and gang) shorts
- This makes very logical and efficient use of 3D; make an effort to see this one in 3D
- It's very deservedly up for an Oscar
- Frozen advances CGI animation another step forward and also works in some handdrawn-style whimsy
- Animation aficionados will recognize a Tangled reference in it. The whole film has the same design aesthetic as Tangled, so much that I kept expecting Rapunzel to show up in it. Turns out she did.
- The story and characters have weight without weighing you down
- This one has a lot of singing, including a lot of Broadway-style singing; I think the soundtrack CD for it might even be two discs
- Pay attention to the credits
- There's also a little post-credits scene