I am so obsessed with this show right now!
Talk about a wonderful movie about a family. It reminds me of my relationship with me siblings. Lilo and Stitch (2002) is one of those Disney films which blend two unique story lines really well in the end. Disney was trying to discuss several difficult topics that relate to families: adoption, separation, loss, and undying love. Of course discussing social issues is nothing new to Disney, just take a look at Bambi.
Cinderella (1950) in its most famous production by Disney, is a really detailed movie. I made sure to include great shots of details of their château. I didn’t notice until now the playing with shadows and light in this movie. I think it has to do with the false face of the stepmother and her daughters when compared to Cinderella’s goodness.
Though the film was made on the basis of the French fairy tale, there is in fact a Cinderella-like story in just about every culture. I talked it over with some people and the best explanation I received was people like stories where mobility in social status seems more fluid then it is in reality.
This was one of my favorite movies as a child. Mostly because of the mice. Who could forget the singing and sewing mice?
This movie holds true to the reviews although it’s nothing new in story line, it is visually stunning. Metropolis (2001) is a anime that combines the plot of the manga and the German silent film from 1927 (both have the same name as the anime). It’s about technology, robots, class, revolution, power, and the wrath of the Gods. It asks the viewer to contemplate the same questions that we prefer to ignore.
When the film was originally released it received positive reviews, but just twelve years later I think the film holds even greater truth about society today. Funny how that works isn’t it?
But what else should I expect from an all star production team like Rintaro and Katsuhiro Otomo.
Saw Monsters University the other day! And it was very good. A lot of fun plot twists you weren’t expecting.
The story focuses around Mike and it essentially explains his friendship with Sulley. It also shows how Mike ended up becoming Sulley’s coach. My only issue with the movie is that in Monsters Inc Mike claims Sulley and him have been friends since the fourth grade. Monsters University presents the idea that the friendship started in college. The producers explain that the phrase, “You have been jealous of me since the fourth grade!” is something monsters always say.
Dan Scanlon is the director and Kori Rae is the producer for this redeeming Disney/Pixar animated prequel.