Feb. 4, 2005, 3:10 a.m. CST
Oh, and First
Feb. 4, 2005, 3:27 a.m. CST
You know they will do it too, or some other person not right for the character at all.
Feb. 4, 2005, 3:58 a.m. CST
I love the movie, it's perfect, I don't want this at all, the animation is its beauty, I don't want to see it in live action, that's entirely uninteresting... Especially since a live-action wouldn't be as quiet as the original. That's what I found lovely was how quiet it could be, it didn't need to be the ADDness that is Disney corporate animation. I love how simple the animation looked, it really helped define the emotions for me, I don't need dimension to it, no no and no.
Feb. 4, 2005, 4:11 a.m. CST
But imagine a porno version.
Feb. 4, 2005, 4:32 a.m. CST
Her seating position on that broom would be different.
Feb. 4, 2005, 5:15 a.m. CST
Set either in New York, LA, or Boston. The boy will talk in hip hop. The zeppelin will be a Goodyear blimp during the Super Bowl. Oh dear!
Feb. 4, 2005, 5:35 a.m. CST
Ok, this is just a blatantly stupid idea.
Feb. 4, 2005, 6:29 a.m. CST
Learn to draw eyes, you bastards!
Feb. 4, 2005, 8:08 a.m. CST
Not only is he the only guy I know to suffer a yeast infection, but he drinks Lite beer.
Feb. 4, 2005, 8:10 a.m. CST
by Wyrdy the Gerbil
Strange as it may seem the reason Japanese animation has the eyes so BIG is because of american comics.one of the most well known animators after WWII was influenced by comics he read during the occupation of Japan unfortunately a lot of other artists copied him and the style is still used today
Feb. 4, 2005, 8:25 a.m. CST
by Voice O. Reason
...I thought this was an article about porn.
Feb. 4, 2005, 8:49 a.m. CST
this is a fucking terrible idea. please, you have raped miyazaki enough, Disney, STOP IT!
Feb. 4, 2005, 9:01 a.m. CST
I was just being a jackass. but thanks for your kind and informative post. BTW, I know it's not "japanimation", I was just being silly. Maybe I should have left my comments off. But you know how it is when you think you're funny. Anyhow, thanks...
Feb. 4, 2005, 9:03 a.m. CST
by Anna Valerious
And they could prolly get Janene Garofelo and Debbie Reynolds to reprise their roles from the dub. :)
Feb. 4, 2005, 9:15 a.m. CST
Are there no original ideas any more? it seems like everyone is adapt and re-make and reap and pillage. They could re-issue a candy coated DVD of the myazaki classic and hype the shit out of it, that would be ok, becuase YOU JUST CANT TOUCH A CLASSIC. Not like this.
Feb. 4, 2005, 9:25 a.m. CST
...until I realised that SleepingCat is 100% correct. Fuck.
Feb. 4, 2005, 10:16 a.m. CST
Feb. 4, 2005, 10:18 a.m. CST
This is the worst thing I've ever heard. Those scumbags at Disney... have they no shame? Miyazaki certainly would never authorize this... since when was the option to make cheapquels in the Disney-Tokuma deal?!
Feb. 4, 2005, 11 a.m. CST
Remember? Its a book first miyazaki film second. Yeah I think this is a bad idea...but how does it tarnish miyazakis film? Miyazakis kiks delivery service will always be there.
Feb. 4, 2005, 11:03 a.m. CST
Like the fact that Miyazaki's film is based off a series of books just like this live-action adaptation. It won't be a "cheapquel" since 1) Not animated and 2) the storyline is another take on the original source material. Miyazaki's authorization isn't necessary since there's no connection.
Feb. 4, 2005, 11:35 a.m. CST
Yeah I am completely positive that the Disney shitbags that ok'ed this were thinking "It won't be anything like the Miyazaki version, we are going strictly by the novel and ignoring the animated version." Riiiight. Bad enough that we get crap Miyazaki dvd releases with two discs just so we can get james van der beek commenting on how radical this cartoon thingy is. Wow I am feeling venomous today.
Feb. 4, 2005, 12:24 p.m. CST
by Ye Not Guilty
Will the cat even talk?
Feb. 4, 2005, 12:37 p.m. CST
...sadly, Phil Hartmann is quite, y'know, dead. Sigh...his voice will be missed.
Feb. 4, 2005, 12:42 p.m. CST
by Stan the Bat
I think they should have Jennifer Love Hewitt play Kiki. Then her cat could be Garfield! And instead of rooming in a bakery, they could live in a lasagne store. Then Garfield could be constantly- get this- EATING THE LASAGNE!
Feb. 4, 2005, 12:44 p.m. CST
by Stan the Bat
...why settle for merely making a shitty, lifeless, awful movie when you COULD be making a shitty, lifeless, awful VERSION of a movie that already exists in a nearly-perfect form? That way your movie can suffer by comparison, AND besmirch the memory of the original- all while creating a generation of moviegoers who only know the movie in its shittier, McCulture incarnation! It's like killing two birds that are the last mated pair of an endangered species with one stone!
Feb. 4, 2005, 2:26 p.m. CST
by Wee Willie
Yeah, How dare they be in the business of making movies and entertainment? Where do they get off acquiring properties and turning them into films! You guys are a bunch of whiners. I remmeber when they were going to do 3-D animation versions of all the classics, you fags were all "Disney is raping my childhood!" Shut up already. Fuck! The Disney versions won't diminish the originals, unless of course you're a fat hypersensitive loser who lives in his Mom's basement watching DVD's all day. And I can say that because I'm fat(ish). More just soft in the middle. But at least I own my own place. Losers! Gah!
Feb. 4, 2005, 2:28 p.m. CST
All these bastards know how to do is make sequles, and remakes! Do they have the slightest idea of what an original idea is?! Do they honestly think that we're stupid enough to think that the endless string of sequles (read 'video babysitters') are just as great as their classics?, And do they really think that we'll see the latest derivitive, formulaic crap that they shove down our throats? (And i'm still waiting for 'DuckTales' episodes to arrive on DVD!) WAKE THE FUCK UP, DI$NEY! Your movies are becoming tired, and sophmoric! Grow some balls, and do something groundbreaking for a change!
Feb. 4, 2005, 3:32 p.m. CST
I think we stopped listening when you pulled the whole "living in your Mom's basement" thing... give me a break, bringing out that tired cliche...
Feb. 4, 2005, 3:44 p.m. CST
I am kind of liking this Kiki porn idea someone brought up. I could totally picture that... and there goes my mind. ANYWAY!! I agree that this is a bad idea for Disney, or at least it's one that makes me really really skeptical. Personally, I'd love to see the Miyazaki crew do little half hour Totoro cartoons for kids and maybe half hour cartoons of the continuing adventures of Kiki... all as Japanese Anime. That's where these stories truly belong.
Feb. 4, 2005, 4:44 p.m. CST
by Stan the Bat
Disney has been barfing up the same treacly, gender-stereotyped movie over and over again for 25 years. If you want more of the prechewed food they're serving, then step up to the trough with your nine bucks and eat hearty. For my part, I'll be taking my daughter to see Howl's Moving Castle and the Wallace and Gromit feature this year, because I trust Miyazaki and Nick Park with my money and my kid's time- I know they're going to deliver something masterful, and not just a 90-minute commercial for a line of toys.
Feb. 4, 2005, 4:58 p.m. CST
by Wee Willie
And I didn't say I liked Disney's stuff, I'm just sick of reading all the whining that goes on months and months bfore they make a film. All that whining is childish, purile. and totally sounds like the opinions of people who don't get out into the "real" world very often. Maybe my description of the whiners was a 'tired cliche'" but it seemed to have struck a nerve...
Feb. 4, 2005, 5:35 p.m. CST
You know, it's bad enough how horribly Disney has mismanaged the entire Miyazaki film catalog without remaking them into more crappy Don Murphy bastardizations. ("LXG", anyone?) KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE is a perfect, classic, timeless masterpiece that's metaphysically impossible to equal, much less improve upon. Letting Disney and Don Murphy remake it is as sick and wrong an idea as making a TOY STORY sequel without Pixar. (Oh, wait...) Goddammit, Disney -- instead of badly remaking Miyazaki masterpieces, why don't you properly market and distribute them? I DESPISE YOU.
Feb. 4, 2005, 7:50 p.m. CST
by Wild At Heart
Great description Moriarty. It's exactly the reason that Miyazaki's films are so life-affirming and resonant. I'm tired of the Cult of Attitude that permeates the majority of Western films these days. Miyazaki's films have real soul. They're not aggressively pushing an agenda. They're not trying to subliminally twist the viewer into knots. They are just gentle, sweet parables that speak to the child in all of us - the stuff of a great, timeless filmmaker.
Feb. 4, 2005, 8:05 p.m. CST
by Wild At Heart
the horror, the horror. The whole idea is anal warts.
Feb. 4, 2005, 8:44 p.m. CST
Feb. 5, 2005, 12:56 a.m. CST
NAUSICAA, you stupid FUCKS! it took you 10 years to release the damned thing to DVD, make up for it by growing a pair, ceasing to make crappy musicals, and make a live action film that kicks my ass! Like a live action NAUSICAA! Jesus H. Christ, Disney! At least you're giving us more Pirates.
Feb. 5, 2005, 11:08 a.m. CST
...I think that Disney would be best-off if they didn't try to Anglicize the story too much. Miyazaki's movies, animated though they may be, tap the vein with a Western audience regardless. And 'Spirited Away' took place in a bathhouse, dammit! Granted these are, technically speaking, adaptations of Eiko Kadano's work and not Hayao Miyazaki's, but the fact that his take leaves an imprint on most people who watch it should support the argument to leave well enough alone.
Feb. 6, 2005, 11:49 a.m. CST
This could work as long as Disney puts as much effort into it as WB does for Harry Potter. Keep it faithful, pump in alot of nostalgia, and most important, do not set it in a modern urban setting!
Feb. 7, 2005, 9:17 a.m. CST
The Manga, much much longer than the movie, could make for a great Lord of the Rings set of movies. Not that I expect it to be done right or anything. Cate Blanchett would be a great Kushana though.