Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lego Animation

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The food and animation worlds meet

I have a number of interests in life but the two I tend to end up writing about more than others are food and animation. Every once in a while those two worlds overlap for me. I just saw Julie and Julia earlier today and I actually noticed a couple parallels to Ratatouille. Obviously there was all the French cooking and there was also the theme of a relative outcast trying to work their way into the establishment but there was also the theme of the up-and-coming chef receiving spiritual guidance from the famous chef.

When I got back I googled "ratatouille julie and julia" and the first search result was about "ratatouille" the dish, not "Ratatouille" the movie, but the next result was about the movie and was a Yahoo! Finance article giving the results of a Julie and Julia-inspired poll sponsored by Blockbuster where they asked respondents to name their "Favorite On-Screen Chef" and it turns out that Remy from Ratatouille was the clear winner. So, let's hear it for food and animation!

Click here (then scroll down a ways) for pictures of when I went to a Ratatouille event that had some real good artisan foods.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm No Fool

Just found these old educational videos hosted by Jiminy Cricket that they used to play at my elementary school. Good stuff and I always wanted my own chalkboard drawings to be able to come to life.

I love when Jiminy says, "I wanna live to be . . . 33!"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Donald In Mathmagic Land

Purely by accident I just found out that the awesome Donald In Mathmagic Land will be out on DVD on August 18.

"A curious Donald Duck ventures into a mystical world of fantasy. Mathmagic Land is his destination -- a wondrous land of discovery where trees have square roots and rivers are brimming with numbers! During his lively journey, Donald discovers that you can have mirth with math, fun with fractions, and laughs with logic in this fascinating and timeless milestone in Disney's animation legacy."

Here's a clip from it: