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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:36 am

Anyway, here's some official concept art from Brave.







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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:31 am

Oh, those horror version reminds me of American McGee's Alice. Anyone played that?
I played it some time back, but got stuck on a really difficult part... Think I want to try it again.


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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:15 am

I know about its existence but never had a chance to play it.
Wasn't there supposed to be a movie based on that videogame?

Alice in Wonderland still is one of the fairytales (if you can call it that way, it's so much more) that lends itself the best for varied kinds of interpretation and I think we still haven't seen a version that suits the story of Lewis Carroll the best.
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:29 am

I think I heard rumors about a movie, but I'm unsure if they were based on fake movie trailers that people made from the game, or if it was real Shrug
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:34 am

So much have been said over the years. There was supposed to be an Alice in Wonderland movie with Sarah Michelle Gellar during the early '00s but it ended up in development hell.
Or is that the one that turned into Burton's movie?
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:14 am

That whole thing about flies and what they eat in the random thoughts thread made me recall Ratatouille. What if there was a fly with a more refined taste AKA Remy?

Now I HAVE to quote this. tongue

Anton Ego: In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the *new*. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends. Last night, I experienced something new: an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto, "Anyone can cook." But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist; but a great artist *can* come from *anywhere*. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now cooking at Gusteau's, who is, in this critic's opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteau's soon, hungry for more.

What great writing. Oh how Pixar can touch me with their fine choice of words. smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:22 am

More self-plagiarism.



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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:35 am

So many Oz-related movies are being made right now.
You already know about the cgi animated one with Lea Michele, but Walt Disney Pictures is also working on an Oz movie, directed by Sam Raimi. (starring James Franco as The Wizard, Michelle Williams as Glinda and Mila Kunis as Theodora)

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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:43 am

Yesterday I saw Pocahontas for the first time. (really, I've never seen it before)
So wow, to my surprise they didn't end up together at the end, that was a first for a Disney animated movie I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:47 am

Really, first time? Wow. What did you think of the characters, plot and animation?
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:54 am

The backgrounds, colourization and stylized effects were great, but the animation of the human characters had some stiffness to be honest. Pocahontas was a strong lead but John Smith felt a bit too cliched. I was amazed that the movie contained themes about arranged marriages and such (although those themes were handled in a quite mild manner) Also, the death of the Indian Pocahontas was 'promised' to was something I didn't see coming, as well as the animal sidekick of the villain turning to the good side. Those things were all a bit different from what you would expect of this type of Disney movie.
The overall tone of the feature might have been a bit too serious and that could have worked if they made the movie a bit longer and did some more emotional exploring, but now it felt as one of the lesser movies from the Disney Renaissance.
The music was topnotch though and deserved those Oscars.
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:18 am

It's fun to read reviews from an adult point of view, because these movies are part of our childhood and most of us can't even judge them impartially.
Recently I saw it for the first time after so many years and I thought the story was a bit weak, but when you're a kid you can't really tell.
(Also I used to say I wanted to marry Kocoum, because I couldn't say out loud I found John Smith boring or that I actually wanted to marry Pochaontas Laughing )
Um, for the ending they wanted to follow the historic events as close as possible, there's also a second movie (not as good as this one) with an unexpected finale.
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:27 am

eli_ wrote:
Um, for the ending they wanted to follow the historic events as close as possible, there's also a second movie (not as good as this one) with an unexpected finale.

Oh yeah, a straight-to-video movie.
I never was a fan of those kind of movies. (The Lion King 1 1/2 being the exception and I think Return to Neverland is also kind of good though, although I never saw that one either)

I also watched Wall-E with audiocommentary yesterday.
I still don't get why they decided to use live-action footage on the hyper-realistic abandoned earth during the beginning of the movie while they choose a total cartoony style once Wall-E enters the spaceship.
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:54 am

I rewatched Pocahontas this weekend and during my second watch I liked it better.
Weird, I have that sometimes.
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:26 pm

Although I watch a lot of animation, there are still some classics I never saw.
So today I saw 101 Dalmatians for the first time.
Very stylized backgrounds.



Really! The painting of the backgrounds sometimes even reminded me of Van Gogh's style.

(compare with his style in his 'La Chambre'-painting)



Also, the mother dalmatian only birthed 14 puppies and the rest was adopted. I didn't know that.
I always thought she birthed the whole 101. mistake
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:17 pm

I'm watching the animated Robin Hood for the first time since I was kid. Very Happy

I wanna watch 101 Dalmatians, too.
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:23 pm

Jugz da' Clown wrote:
I'm watching the animated Robin Hood for the first time since I was kid. Very Happy

I wanna watch 101 Dalmatians, too.

Robin Hood is a long time favorite

I am watching the Lion King on tv right now
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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:03 am

Phyxrak wrote:

I am watching the Lion King on tv right now


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PostSubject: Re: The Disney Thread   Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:19 am

Short 'Brave' review.



Well, it's Pixar but it feels more Disney than any other movie they ever made.
Why? Well, there's the concept of the Disney Princess, there's a witch with a cauldron and a raven, there's a spell in which a person changes into an animal... all Disney-ingredrients.

One difference though, it's not about living happily ever after with a prince, it's more some sort of tale about the differences between a mother and a daughter.

Also, I like it more than Dreamworks' How To Train A Dragon, which has similar elements.

So as great as other Pixars? No, it's no Toy Story. But better than most other cgi animated movies? Definitely! smile

And oh yeah, the little short accompanying it ('La Luna') is absolutely gorgeous.

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