Borrowed Time has been shown at various film festivals since October of last year. It was directed by Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, two Pixarians who made the short through one of the company's special programs that allowed them to use their pipeline. Five years in the making, Coats, Lhadj and a team that included … Continue reading ‘Borrowed Time’ and Frustration…
Any great, prolific musician comes with a history of what-could've-beens, alternate albums, songs that haven't seen the light of day, and so on... I talked extensively about The Beach Boys' unreleased albums and alternate versions of finished albums. There's so much you can say about The Beatles' unreleased material, but I think Paul McCartney's solo … Continue reading The Paul McCartney What-Could’ve-Beens…
A few days back, Disney announced the release date for one of their many live-action remakes in development: Mulan. It is currently set to open on November 2, 2018. If Mulan is to be a near-exact remake of the 1998 Disney animated film, then I will have problems. Yet again. It'll also show, I think, … Continue reading ‘Mulan’ and the Wasted Potential of Disney’s Remakes
Moana is a little over a month away. It's Walt Disney Animation Studios' 56th feature, and we're all hyped! Some of us have been on board the raft since June of 2013, when information on the film was leaked. Long before the Mouse House themselves officially announced it. Some, including myself, were there the minute … Continue reading Sea of Hype(rbole)
Well, fancy that! A few months into running this place, and I've been nominated! I was nominated by my very good friend Simoa, who currently runs Champagne for Lunch. Whenever you get the chance, definitely check out her work. She, like me, is passionate about animation, especially that of Pixar's! Like myself, she is also … Continue reading The One Lovely Blog Award!
#1. 'Surrender' - Cheap Trick, Heaven Tonight (1978) - Of course shuffle starts me off with a recognizable hit that fits into the "classic rock" pool, a term I really don't care for, but yes... 'Surrender', you want to rock out to it when it blares out your speaker. Cheap Trick knew how to mix … Continue reading First 10 Songs on Shuffle – Week #1
The add-on to this article appears at the end... Warner Animation Group's latest film is entering its second weekend of release. The picture, mainly made by Sony ImageWorks up in Vancouver, cost a good $70 million to produce. Warner Animation Group farms the animation for their projects out to various studios. Storks is only their … Continue reading Why Movies Like ‘Storks’ Give Me Hope for Animation… [ADD-ON]