I'm going to throw out the 64-million-dollar theory here, and say that "Hanako" is essentially the Japanese Darby from "Tigger & Pooh"--Macaluso wrote:And so they took what I hate, and made into an ANIME. Not only did they make it into an anime, they took away the other human characters, specifically lilo, and made a dumb generic anime looking girl. god. why. I don't care that it's "Imaginary". It's stupid.
Ie., yes, Darby isn't a creation of A.A. Milne, and she was never intended to be--She's supposed to be a character on a Dora-style educational preschool series, to which purpose Christopher Robin would not serve as well.
Similarly, the Japanese are pushing Stitch to the Tokyo preschool crowd, but Hanako isn't a proto-goth Elvis-worshipping "Wierd-lo", she's just a cute island girl who reflects the Japanese image of "Cute uncontrollably overimaginative 7-yo.", which would be somewhere between Chiyo on "Azumanga Daioh", and the little girl who chased Ten-chan on "Urusei Yatsura".
My problem with the first L&S was, it wasn't about Lilo or Stitch--Macaluso wrote:The only thing that came after the original movie that was any way decent was Stitch has a Glitch. The animation was great, and everything was a good continuation from the first movie.
It ws about Nani, which identification made us impossible to care about the Drama-Queen Brat or the Drool Monster...
The Series, good or bad, stayed on the title characters long enough to let us inside their heads, where we should have been from the beginning--
If the follow up franchise had just been limited to SHaG, that would've been okay, too, but it still felt like the whole "alien" idea was being Sanders-undisciplined thrown away in the background as much as in the first movie.
With the painfully self-amusing Kim Possible style of Disney-TV humor, I keep expecting him to say "Or else I shall taunt you a second time!"Once Upon A Dream wrote:Agree with you.
And I agree about Dr. Hamstervile,he's on the lamest Disney Villains ever.