December 31, 2007


this afternoon i took the kids to see enchanted.

personally, i was dying to see this, and we had originally planned to see it on saturday, but friday night i went to bed with a sore throat and woke up saturday unable to talk. so, today it was. seth sat in my lap for the entire 1 hour and 45 minute (plus previews). ella sat very well throughout the picture as well, although probably drank too much juice and had to pee by the time the credits came around so i was forced to leave without reading who animated it.

after looking on imdb, i discovered it was james baxter and andreas deja among others who were responsible for it.

this is why i became an animator. i love working in flash, it's like instant gratification- you can see if your animation is working or not right away. but nothing will ever take the place of paper. i miss the sound of a good sharp colerase scratching away on a medium toothed paper. geek, i know.
i only wish disney would make more movies like this, not super sappy, just well written with little bits of goodness thrown in... like when they're out to dinner at the pizzeria- it's called belle notte- you know, like song in lady and the tramp with the spaghetti and meatballs. i love stuff like that!
seriously though, go see this, you'll love it. amy adams is perfect as giselle, the soon to be princess and always having "ballet" hands, and james marsden as prince edward all smiley with puffy sleeves. susan sarandon... fantastic! patrick dempsey i haven't really seen in anything since can't buy me love (no, i don't watch grey's anatomy), but he was great too. and the little girl! gawsh!
the best thing was when we were leaving seth asked if we could go back tomorrow to see it again. ella seconded that motion.
o yeah, happy new year!


Tartelette said...

I think I am going to "borrow" my neighbor's daughter and go see it. Hubbs said "no way" and my friends think I am crazy..what can I say? I am a sucker for romance and chilvary!

Peabody said...

I have ben waiting to see that movie. We were suppose to see it over Christmas and it didn't happen.