Monday, September 22, 2008

Disney Magic Via Miyazaki...


There's a really interesting review/article about "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea" over at Time online. The film will be distributed by Disney next year and appears to be another example of the influence that animation master, Hayao Miyazaki had over John Lasseter.

Give it a glance, perhaps even a looksie...

11 comments:

corruption said...

Honor,

Some days I think you sit around at your house drunk and start typing. Today is one of those days -- looksie/glance?

However, I am excited about the next TWO Miyazaki films -- Ponyo and Earthsea (when that can finally be released here...).

:)

Honor Hunter said...

You read the blog as much as you do and have never seen me use the term "looksie"?

BTW, I'm not drunk, just a bit tipsy...

corruption said...

Just making sure on your inebriation level ;)

And yes, it was just that glance and looksie are pretty similar. That was my only beef there!

Honor Hunter said...

Well, a glance and a looksie can be viewed as two different observations of something. One would last longer than the other...

At least that's what I've read in the Blue Sky Disney thesaurus and business operations manual.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to return to the bar...

;P

SWatsi said...

Looksie? That's your priority? What's wrong with looksie?

Can't wait for Ponyo. Earthsea was so-so, I liked the look and the feel, but it was difficult to get into, and feels incomplete. I felt it was an odd choice as a movie.
I DID enjoy it, but not as much as I thought I would. And I'd like to see it again to see how I look on it a second time.
It's funny you say the next 2 miyazaki films it looks like they are both by the same guy - lol. That's the main reason I can look forward to the next film, because the father is the master.

Anyone know when it hits the UK?

Spokker said...

Speaking of being under the influence of various substances, ever watch Spirited Away high? You should try it.

quack mcbush said...

So yer a druggie, Spokker?

THAT explains it.

Spokker said...

Marijuana isn't a drug. It's just a plant that happens to get you high.

Anonymous said...

Riiiiiight...

Whatayouthink cocaine is made from? A plant. Heroine is made from? A plant.

Flimsy excuse, Spokker.

Scissorhands said...

I've seen the film at Venice Film Festival and it was GREAT.One of the Miyazaki masterpieces, it true deserved the Golden Lion.
Hope that Disney support it with a good marketing.

Spokker said...

"Whatayouthink cocaine is made from? A plant. Heroine is made from? A plant."

Yeah, but those are hardcore.

The point is that Spirited Away is a trippy movie and better than anything Disney has put out since Beauty and the Beast.