Tag: history

Vault Ghibli #6 – Only Yesterday

Japanese Title:  Omoide Poro Poro   Directed By:  Isao Takahata   Produced By:  Toshio Suzuki   Originally Released:  July 20, 1991 I’ve come to think of Studio Ghibli as the masters of making boring stories about nothing happening feel absolutely captivating.  Only Yesterday is a prime example of this […]

Vault Ghibli #2 – Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Japanese Title:  Tenku no shiro Rapyuta   Directed By:  Hayao Miyazaki   Produced By:  Isao Takahata   Originally Released:  August 2, 1986 Using the funds from the wildly successful Nausicaa, Miyazaki and Takahata were able to open a newly formed studio which would produce work that didn’t have to […]

Vault Ghibli – Introduction

There’s an old story about a man who lives in a cave and stares at a wall for his entire life, seeing only the shadows of those outside the cave.  He thinks this is everything there is.  Then, one day, he gets up and goes outside and sees […]

Vault Pixar #9 – Wall-E

Directed By:  Andrew Stanton Starring:  Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy and Sigourney Weaver Screenplay By:  Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon Original Release:  June 27, 2008 I want to start today off by telling you a little bit about how I do […]

DMK Files – Mickey’s Fun Wheel

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I love the new Disney Magic Kingdoms game for mobile and I write about it often.  “But what about us?” say my longer term readers who maybe don’t play the game or miss the types of […]

Vault Pixar #6 – The Incredibles

Directed By: Brad Bird Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox and Samuel L. Jackson Screenplay By: Brad Bird Original Release: November 5, 2004 Nowadays, super heroes are everywhere you look. Batman is beating up Superman. Captain America is hitting Iron Man. Thor is…well…Thoring around […]

Vault Pixar #3 – Toy Story 2

Directed By: John Lasseter Starring: Tom Hanks and Tim Allen Screenplay By: Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamerlin and Chris Webb Original Release: November 24, 1999 Toy Story 2 is considered, by most, to be a perfect film. The characters are amazing. The stakes are higher than the […]

Vault Pixar #2 – A Bug’s Life

Directed By: John Lasseter Starring: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind and David Hyde Pierce Screenplay By: Andrew Stanton, Donald McEnery and Bob Shaw Original Release: November 25, 1998 If you were a computer animator in the 1990’s you might look at […]