A few months ago, I was inspired to write a piece after discussing a very derivative movie with my blogger/reviewer friend Rachel. She had then recently seen the Canadian/South Korean animated feature Spark, which saw a brief limited theatrical release here in North America in the middle of April. It came and went, no one … Continue reading Imitation? Part 2
As a writer, I deal with this problem often. I worry, some times a little too much... Is my work way too similar to [insert film/book/show here]? Yesterday, my blogging and reviewing friend Rachel posted her thoughts on the recently-released animated feature Spark. The film was made by ToonBox and Red Rover International, the Canadian-Korean … Continue reading Imitation?
We are now well into the second half of the 1940s... Walt Disney and his crew still can't afford to do a single-story animated feature. They pressed on, doing more anthologies, more short cartoons, and then... Live-action pictures, from hybrid films (Song of the South) to short nature documentaries (the True-Life Adventures)... Three more post-war … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #5: Three More Anthologies…
We're now on Round 4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio Fantasia Dumbo and Bambi Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, and Make Mine Music Fun & Fancy Free, Melody Time, and The Adventures of the Ichabod and Mr. Toad Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, and The Sword … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #4: Goodwill and Package Features
Number three. Now moving onto the last two features that make up the Golden Age of the Walt Disney studios... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio Fantasia Dumbo and Bambi Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, and Make Mine Music Fun & Fancy Free, Melody Time, and The Adventures of the Ichabod and Mr. … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #3: ‘Dumbo’ and ‘Bambi’
In part one, I looked at the various film and print logos for Walt Disney's first two animated features: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio. Though I'd love to cover certain films right now, this series will probably go in chronological order, so I most likely can't do those right now. If I … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #2: ‘Fantasia’
So... No songs in the live-action Disney remake of Mulan... In a recent interview, Niki Caro, the director of Disney's live-action Mulan said that she is aiming to make her version more of a martial arts film, something rougher around the edges. She had apparently commented that the picture wouldn't really have songs in it. … Continue reading No Songs in ‘Mulan’? That’s Good!
Months ago, I did a post on the various logos that Pixar uses for their films. The interesting thing about Pixar logos? Usually just one is made for any given feature-length film, and minor variants are used on marketing materials. I was able to talk about all of their logos in one post... Walt Disney … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #1: ‘Snow White’ and ‘Pinocchio’
It's been a few days since the cancellation of a certain film that DreamWorks had on their release slate for a long, long while. Normally, I don't like to resort to hyperbole or asking big questions like this after these things happen. With DreamWorks however, it has been a string of frustrating news stories. Unlike … Continue reading Has The Dream Ended?
An animated Mad Max movie is something I'd really love to see... An animated Mad Max movie would also be something rather unprecedented in the mainstream film market... A mostly live-action film franchise going animated... When does that usually ever happen? When I say a live-action series going animated, I mean a series that's going … Continue reading Animad Max