Honor Hunter, the lucky bum, is attending the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con. Of course, he’s capturing all the Disney magic he can for his Blue Sky Disney blog. He provides this report from the Disney presentation of BOLT, the next film from Walt Disney Animation… Read More »BOLT and UP previewed at SDCC
The Animation Guild blog took one of his walks through the Walt Disney Animation Studios to network with the members of his guild this week, and he couldn’t help noticing that as ‘BOLT’ wraps up production, not only are the short term hires being let… Read More »Bolt Nearing Production End Means Computer Animation Ending Disney too
Update: Found a videocam’d version of the tr2n trailer. Don’t know how long it will last. It’s fuzzy quality, but totally worth checking out. Oh my. I’m 3000 miles away from San Diego and I can still feel the excitement from the surprise release of… Read More »TR2N – Tron 2.0 Surprise Preview at SDCC
One NY Times columnist, in his opinion piece “WALL-E For President“, believes the film should be required viewing for all, especially for Presidential Candidates: Mr. McCain should be required to see “Wall-E” to learn just how far adrift he is from an America whose economic… Read More »How Important Is WALL-E?
Experts are predicting the 4th of July holiday weekend box office to be huge as families choose to stay close to home instead of taking the traditional road trip. The Will Smith superhero flick “Hancock” is predicted to do over $100 million for the holiday weekend. Pixar’s WALL-E looks likely to bring in $35 million. I plan to get out their and add my families $27 to the total.
Good stories about Pixar’s WALL-E continue to flow in. Remember that “I watch WALL-E” Youtube Video of the woman who cried while watching the the WALL-E trailer? Well the folks at Pixar saw that video too and were inspired by it. As thanks they sent a few gifts to her and invited her to the movie’s Wrap Party. How cool is that. She’s written up her experience on her blog. [ via Cinematical]
Remember that line from “The Incredibles” – “When everyone is special, no one is”. Columnist Paul Edwards sees elements of that same strong individualist message in WALL-E. Edwards takes an anti-liberal slant to his article, I think he might be confusing liberalism with lack of personal responsibility which can be found in every wash of life. There might be a few other facts wrong about the movie too.
Meanwhile, Christianity Today interviews Director Andrew Stanton about some of the religious themes in the movie. [ via CartoonBrew]
Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing humorously points out that WALL-E is a copyright criminal. Wait, wouldn’t the copyright have expired 700 years into the future? Maybe not if Disney gets its way in congress.
IO9, the sci-fi blog, has a long but somewhat pessimistic view of WALL-E in it’s review.
Finally, Jason Kottke, whose opinion I find myself agreeing with alot, gave WALL-E a perfect 5.0 out of 5.0 rating.
Below the cut check out this great featurette on how close modern day robotics is to creating a real WALL-E.
This film continues to stir up conversations. Here are a few of the best articles I’ve found recently. Jason Calacanis finds two possible inspirations for WALL-E. Yeah, the Short Circuit references has been done… but the other one is a doozy. Think Progress has a… Read More »More WALL-E News
Yesterday we took my daughter to see Wall-E. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a little intense for a 2 year old, so we watched a few of the trailers and vignettes of our robotic friend online before we left. My daughter… Read More »Waaalll-eee (A review of Disney/Pixar’s Wall-E)