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Dec. 13, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST
is cool news.
Dec. 13, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
Dec. 13, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST
miyazaki is as dependable as pixar
Dec. 13, 2012, 10:06 a.m. CST
I think you mean as dependable as pixar used to be.
Dec. 13, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST
Another R rated Mononokesque opus please. Not that I'm complaining. Still working through the littles and it's got the best sound design yet.
Dec. 13, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST
Dec. 13, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST
Fuck yeah! This is awesome news. Can't wait to see them, although I'm afraid I'll probably have to wait until 2014 before I'm able to see them.
by Mr. Pricklepants
I still have to see From Up on Poppy Hill as well.
Dec. 13, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST
Disney are goddamn cowards for not giving it a proper release.
Dec. 13, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST
Not like Brave? sure the Cars movies aren't my favorite (the kids sure like em though) But all these movies are great: Toy Story Trilogy The Incredibles Finding Nemo Up Wall-E Monsters Inc. a Bug's Life is ...ok Compared to most any other studio, Pixar is damned dependable
Dec. 13, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST
Dec. 13, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST
by Retlaw Kciuq
I was relieved when I watched Brave and it reminded me a lot of Beauty and the Beast. If we were just coming off of Cars 2, I'd agree and be worried but I'm not worried about Pixar at all. Anyhow...
Dec. 13, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST
At least at Ghibli they don't yank a developing film project out from the person who created it and hand it off to another director like Pixar does on a distressingly regular basis. True, Ghibli doesn't have as many directors as Pixar, but that might've been different had the director of the great "Whisper of the Heart" not died soon after completing the film. <p> <p>Of course, we'll probably have to wait until next decade to see either of these movies. What's the point of the Disney deal if they aren't a tad more punctual about giving them stateside releases? <p> <p>In other news, WHERE THE FUCK IS EVA 3.0?!?!?
Dec. 13, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST
I don't know you guys. Cars 2 was really average, we can all agree on that. But Brave, in my opinion, was really weak. They had a chance to make a really great mythic tale with a supremely confident lead female character, but then it just turned into another body swapping tale. It was just too regurgitated and weak. I realize that almost every pixar movie is a rehash of another film's story, but Brave just didn't have the "heart" like the others, to use a really lame phrase. I mean, the fact that the bear transformation was completely absent in the trailers is almost like they were admitting it was a bad idea.
Dec. 13, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST
You don't want it. Trust me.
Dec. 13, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST
Considering its the big "plot twist" of the movie and it doesn't occur till halfway through the film, they kept that part of it out of the trailers, so audiences could be surprised. (Of course, tie in toy commercials ruined it all the same.) Most Pixar films are pretty good about having their trailers only show stuff from the first 20 minutes or so in fact, you rarely have ANY idea where the second half is going. (And their early trailers are usually completely new footage that doesn't appear in the movie at all.) Ratatouille focused almost entirely on Remy controlling the guy's hair and a quick gag with lightning cheese that occurs 30 seconds into the movie. Toy Story 3 commercials showed very little except that "hey, its these characters again!" and "Ken is hanging out with Barbie!" Wall-E showed nothing of the humans. Cars 2 didn't show any of the locations other than Japan. Brave didn't show the witch or the bear. UP is the exception where they emphasized the dog and the bird who don't show up until well into the movie... but then they totally hid the opening 10 minutes and still hid the villain and second half. A week or two after the movie had been out the commercials switched up and started showing the bear thing. But... not revealing stuff is something Pixar is pretty good and consistent about.
Dec. 13, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST
More stuff I won't watch. Excellent.
Dec. 13, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST
by Mace Tofu
by skipping a Miyazaki flick.
Dec. 13, 2012, 9:14 p.m. CST
Do NOT, whatever you do, actually show a "double bill of My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies" to your kids, unless you are prepared to pay for rather a lot of therapy.
Dec. 13, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST
by Carmen A
Was announced on TECH blogs about two months ago.
Dec. 13, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
That's the movie that essentially introduced Miyazaki to Western audiences (myself included).
Dec. 14, 2012, 4:31 a.m. CST
Dec. 15, 2012, 7:04 p.m. CST
Bugger- I was really hoping it'd be Porco Rosso: The Last Sortie, but hey, if there's a chance we could see a Zero peeling away over billowing clouds like only Ghibli can create... then it'll probably be worth it. Not really interested in Takahata.... or Pixar anymore, for that matter.
Dec. 16, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST
by The Fuck
You can be damn sure this will be Miyazaki's last film. Im desperate for another fantasy film from the man himself. Now we're getting this memoire thing. Dang he should have adapted his 1980s Mononoke Hime version. http://ghiblicon.blogspot.nl/2008/03/mononoke-hime-1980-original-miyazaki.html
Dec. 17, 2012, 2:49 a.m. CST
I'm probably saying that as an adult because of the sheer imagination that goes into Ghibli films. My kids would still prefer Pixar. The last couple of Pixar films I took them to were really sub par though.
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