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by droosan
July 11th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: YouTube Goodness
Replies: 506
Views: 158176

Re: YouTube Goodness

Someone has worked 'digital magic' upon a few versions of the flute-driven "Linus & Lucy" theme that have surfaced recently .. -- a partial snippet on Kritzerland's A Boy Named Charlie Brown 'expanded' CD soundtrack -- another on last years' dialogue-less (but sound FX-laden) It's The Great Pumpkin,...
by droosan
July 6th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Hamilton
Replies: 37
Views: 2698

Re: Hamilton

:| Y'know how -- in MCU's Ant Man movies -- there'd be an occasional scene where Luis would relate a bit of exposition which was uniquely from his own POV .. right down to the characters in his 'back-story' actually behaving and speaking with Michael Peña's voice..? ** The entirety of Hamilton is ba...
by droosan
July 6th, 2020, 2:05 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Hamilton
Replies: 37
Views: 2698

Re: Hamilton

Watched it this afternoon; I rather enjoyed it .. and that was with me never having heard any of the songs, before seeing it. I wasn't aware that most of 'em trended more toward hip-hop, either .. I found that a little jarring at first, but I quickly accepted and rolled with it. 8) I was familiar wi...
by droosan
June 25th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Song of the South
Replies: 306
Views: 51006

Re: Song of the South

Well .. I said a week or so ago that I thought this was a good idea. And I will only say now (despite all the hooplah above, and elsewhere online) that I still think it is a good idea. :oops: I also have faith that Imagineering can create a Princess and the Frog -themed experience for Splash Mountai...
by droosan
June 21st, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?
Replies: 117
Views: 70412

Re: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?

Even long before he became a director, Hayao Miyazaki's genius shone through the films on which he'd worked. My favorite of his early 'proto-Ghibli' movies is Toei's Puss 'N Boots (1969). Miyazaki was a key animator for the film, and provided many ideas for it -- particularly, for its incredible thi...
by droosan
June 21st, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?
Replies: 117
Views: 70412

Re: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?

That's probably mostly because -- for a long time -- Lupin the Third was a difficult series to see, outside of Japan .. due to the fact that Lupin is the purported 'grandson' of the french literary character, Arsene Lupin -- whose stories were not yet in the 'public domain' when Monkey Punch began h...
by droosan
June 20th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?
Replies: 117
Views: 70412

Re: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?

It's true that the classic 1970s/80s Lupin the Third TV series are a bit 'harder-edged' than what fans who've only seen the Miyazaki-directed episodes and The Castle of Cagliostro film may expect. I didn't even get into the various other theatrical/DTV Lupin the Third adventures .. which also vary w...
by droosan
June 20th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?
Replies: 117
Views: 70412

Re: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?

There, again .. Discotek Media has been doing yeoman's work on making the early Lupin the Third TV series (along with literally dozens of other 'classic/obscure' anime titles) available in english. The downside is that the company is known for low print runs (which means their titles tend to go 'out...
by droosan
June 20th, 2020, 2:53 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?
Replies: 117
Views: 70412

Re: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?

Well, now, that’s certainly a step up from the Ghibli, though, in terms of texture, lighting, direction and most importantly, design. I don’t think I knew about this — looks awesome, did it ever get an English language release as the trailer implies? GKids announced plans to release Lupin the Third...
by droosan
June 19th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: A Christmas Carol
Replies: 60
Views: 16426

Re: A Christmas Carol

I've debated posting this, for awhile .. but the punchline at least makes it (somewhat) relevant .. :mrgreen:
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/from John McNamee's very fun (but -- sadly -- no longer updated) Pie Comic
by droosan
June 19th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?
Replies: 117
Views: 70412

Re: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?

Last year's CG Lupin the Third movie went that route, texture-wise, as well .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIiPvmcFekI .. perhaps the intent is to make the characters resemble the inevitable character toys & figurines (most of them cast in ABS, resin and/or vinyl) as closely as possible. :|
by droosan
June 19th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Off the Shelf
Topic: comic strips discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 13253

Re: comic strips discussion

Looks like Nickelodeon is hoping to make Phoebe and Her Unicorn a 'multi-platform' animated franchise ..

Congrats to P&HU creator Dana Simpson..! 8)

I sincerely hope Nick can capture the 'charm' of this very enjoyable comic strip.
by droosan
June 10th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Song of the South
Replies: 306
Views: 51006

Re: Song of the South

Fair point .. but Disney has been known to 'rebrand' rides, before. The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse is now the Tarzan Treehouse .. the Submarines are now Finding Nemo -themed .. Since Disney refuses to make SotS available on home video, I've never really understood why they'd based an entire par...
by droosan
June 10th, 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Song of the South
Replies: 306
Views: 51006

Re: Song of the South

I rather like the suggestion in that article, of 'rebranding' Splash Mountain as a The Princess And The Frog -themed log flume ride. :) I mean; the ride is in New Orleans Square, anyway .. at least, in Disneyland .. not sure about the area nomenclature at Walt Disney World .. (I've just looked it up...
by droosan
June 10th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Song of the South
Replies: 306
Views: 51006

Re: Song of the South

I love both movies, myself .. but -- even back in the 1980s & 90s -- I always thought it was really weird that SotS had this (wildly undeserved) 'bad' reputation, while GWtW was practically on a pedestal, by comparison. TBS and TNT used to broadcast GWtW on a 'semi-regular' basis, back then .. and t...