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by Ben
December 10th, 2004, 10:14 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney Pixar's Cars
Replies: 1336
Views: 256223

DreamWorks has begun emulating past marketing tactics of Disney by trying to interfere with Disney/Pixar animated releases and as a result is beginning to earn a "bully" attitude among many in the animation industry that was once reserved for Disney. Once resrved for Disney? Is that like, as in, wh...
by Ben
December 10th, 2004, 10:10 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Random questions
Replies: 487
Views: 110640

These are pretty intese and personal subjects Mr SP. I think you can only get as many as you can and not try and plead your case for a school paper. Yes, it's important, but not as important as the feelings of those you are asking to participate. Opening up such deep wounds isn't something a lot of ...
by Ben
December 10th, 2004, 10:07 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 126
Views: 82956

Remember, George, that there WAS a sequel to Gone With The Wind (Timothy Dalton as Rhett...oh, please)! Have to say that while I agree with you whole heartedly on why Burton (and Hollywood in general) can't stop with the remakes, this new Wonka teaser has brightened my thoughts on this one. As a far...
by Ben
December 9th, 2004, 7:09 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Polar Express
Replies: 69
Views: 31455

askmike1 wrote: "The characters were animated, the scenes were animated, the objects were animated, the train was animated". The characters were not animated - they were basically mo-capped. Split screen comparisons between Hanks the actor and Hanks the CG puppet are spot on. Very little tweaking go...
by Ben
December 9th, 2004, 6:48 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney Pixar's Cars
Replies: 1336
Views: 256223

Okay... Exactly which part of: Steve Jobs recently was mooting a move to summer '06 for Cars anyway - after Nemo he's been on record as saying that that is the better model to run to: a summer movie hit followed by holiday DVD sales. He even says it in his press blurb. In order for that to happen, C...
by Ben
December 8th, 2004, 7:15 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney Pixar's Cars
Replies: 1336
Views: 256223

No, there's perfect logic working here. Steve Jobs recently was mooting a move to summer '06 for Cars anyway - after Nemo he's been on record as saying that that is the better model to run to: a summer movie hit followed by holiday DVD sales. He even says it in his press blurb. In order for that to ...
by Ben
December 7th, 2004, 3:30 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Walt Disney Treasures
Replies: 305
Views: 91806

Okay...just added the Complete Pluto review:

http://www.dvdtoons.com/reviews/360

Got it up JUST in time so that it was still a day early! :)
by Ben
December 7th, 2004, 3:29 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Polar Express
Replies: 69
Views: 31455

But...you have to agree that with a technical whizzes like Zemeckis and Ralston pulling the strings, and Hanks shouting up about the process, that this side of it HAS to be brought into play on a project like this. And in that they failed. I'll let you know what I thought when I see it later this we...
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 11:36 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 124085

Nicole Kidman is rumored for every role.

She was never attached to any Catwoman feature, but did of course windup in Bats Forever, where the scene of her getting out from her silk sheeted bed will forever be etched in my mind.

Oh my, she was hot in that movie! :oops:
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 11:28 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 124085

Ben: awesome recount of the facts...Shirley went on to do films like the"Final Destination"s and "Willard" (the latter of which was awesome). I'm not sure if Bartek worked that much on the animated series... Ben: for that Catwoman movie...were they planning on keeping Michelle? Thanks! I dooos my b...
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 10:51 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Disney Pixar Discussion
Replies: 609
Views: 195552

You leave Jim Hill's column out of this! ;)
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 10:45 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 124085

Actually, though, Batman Forever was better than Batman in a couple of ways. First of all, as stated before, it dealt with Bruce's torment more than any of the other films. Plus, BF was nominated for more Oscars. And finally, BF's "Kiss from a Rose" beats Batman's "Scandalous" any day. "Actually".....
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 10:37 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Polar Express
Replies: 69
Views: 31455

When you watch a dubbed foreign film do you focus on the fact that their mouths don't match what they say? Don't we suspend disbelief at shows like Sesame Street or the Muppets when the character faces aren't close to using lifelike movements? Just sit back and watch it knowing that the motion capt...
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 8:30 am
Forum: On Television
Topic: The Muppets
Replies: 69
Views: 21866

It's all content, amigo. They may consider it, given the circumstances. They sold Casino Royale to MGM so that MGM could own all the Bond films (but then they did buy MGM itself, so got that back)! Then again, a license split could be arranged, as has happened with Warners' Stanley Kubrick box set, ...
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 8:24 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 124085

Batman Returns is the perfect Batman movie, for all the reasons stated above. I'm just chiming in to gets some facts straight: Danny Elfman only "kind of composed" the theme for the original 90s' version of the WB cartoon (it was actually adapted from his film theme). Shirley Walker, a long-time Elf...