Listening to: Christma Carols
Reading: Shades of Grey
Playing: "find the life"....
Eating: pasta, bread and yoghurt - student nutrition
Drinking: Starbux Starbux and then some Starbux
Oh my God.
People: run, don't walk and go see Princess Frog! Be you illustrator, animator or really any other visual design beastie: You shall cry upon glimpsing the latest Disney feature.
Disney is back, baby, and then some!
I just came back from a midnight showing here in SF, and man, this is sooo worth every single mug of coffee I shall have to ingest in order to stay awake at work tomorrow.
I can't structure my thoughts just yet, so I'll resort to inarticulate rambling:
- The layout and background design. Oh, sweet baby Jesus, th elayout and background design. Every single setting a luminous glory of perfectly chosen colours and exceedingly tasty Composition. I mean, here I was gazing at moldy bayou tree stumps, and going WOW!!!!(!)
-the acting. Thank, this was everything I was hoping for ever since seeing the prologue of enchanted and more. The Mouse had he hanging at every raised eyebrow, every subtle tilt of the head, evey intake of breath.
- Tiana's rich friend (the name escapes me) had me thinking of Diane Pilkington's Galinda. All. The. Time.
-The shdows were deliciously creepy.
- was I the only one who was picking up in jokes left, right and centre? I definately spotted Aladdin's carpet, and I'm pretty sure the dancing scene between "The Prince" and rich girl was set up exactly like the one of Cinderella and the Prince a Generation earlier.
- The Evangelina storyline? I cried.
- the "I'm almost there" stylised animation sequence was be-au-ti-ful.
That's all can come up with now, but I'm sure there's more.
To top things off, my crowd was amazing. The entire theatre was abuzz with excitement. When the big fancy-schmancy 3D Disney Logo of How Far Can We Shove This Down People's Throat? appeared, they were dead silent, only to break out into tumoltous applause at the "Steamboat Willie" Animation Logo. They laughed and sighed a cringed at all the right moments, and applauded after particularly outstanding sequences. They were perfect.
Okay, People: Discuss!