Friday, November 21, 2008


You know what movie I am not embarassed to admit I want to see?


That cartoon about the dog who THINKS he's a superdog. Yup. That one.

The animation looks very good, and the hamster and pigeons made me laugh during the trailer. It may not be Wall-E, but it looks like a good weekend movie for Jamie and me to take in and eat some popcorn.

I have to learn I can't pout about the fact that not every cartoon that comes out is by Brad Bird and/ or Pixar. And this looks like a good starting point.

But I already have tickets to Bond on Saturday, which I want to actually see more than Bolt. So there you go.


Simon MacDonald said...

Bolt! The Truman Show for dogs.

Seriously, I think this show looks hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Emily's niece enjoyed the trailer to BOLT more than she enjoyed WALL-E.

Michael Corley said...

I'm taking my daughter tomorrow.

NTT said...

Nothing against Bolt, which I do want to see, but it's depressing that the top tier American animation studios are stuck in mass producing cute/funny animal adolescent movies.

When is a company as powerful as Pixar or Dreamworks going to make something the equivalent of Princess Mononoke or Neon Genesis Evangelion?

The talent is there, it's time to go tell stories that extend the boundaries of the imagination and narrative. Instead, we get fat pandas, trolls, talking robots and cars.

The League said...

Well, I don't think its any secret that American audiences haven't really embraced feature length animated films geared toward an older audience in theatrical release.

Titan AE, Final Fantasy, etc... haven't really encouraged anyone to spend the money when it's a lot cheaper to drop an English VO onto an existing bit of quality animation.

I'd love to see it, too. Right now I guess I'm just glad when I can get a PG rated, straight-to-video adaptation of a DC property.

I think all you really need is one break-through film whose success will drive imitators, and you'll be on your way. We just haven't seen that movie yet. (That is assuming there is a critical mass of an audience to create such a success)