Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Secret World of Arrietty and other fancies.

I am not motivated to do anything right now. Can’t draw, can’t read. I am not even motivated enough to take a nap… So I threw a load of laundry into the washer, grabbed my laptop and now I am sitting on the couch watching a show about these guys who make Beer…And also, I am blogging about recent movies I have seen. 

The Secret World of Arrietty, a Studio Ghibli film. 

I saw this movie for the first time last Thursday, and—I know that I give all their things huge credit, but that’s because they deserve it—I loved it! Shaun reminded me of Haku (Spirited Away) and Arrietty reminded me of Sophie (Howl’s Moving Castle) when she was young. I have yet to watch it in its original Japanese, but I have to say, the English voices worked. I was very much surprised at that. Not because I doubt Disney’s ability to find awesome voice actors, I mean, casting Christian Bale as Howl was probably the best thing they ever did...It’s just, I knew Bridgit Mendler and David Henrie from Disney Channel; Bridget being from Good Luck Charlie, and David being from Wizards of Waverly Place. Honestly I liked Wizards, but not so much GLC…

Anyway, I kind of went off a cliff there, I’m going to get back to my original thought.

Henrie did a great job. I loved it. Honestly. Shaun is this sickly young boy and he captured that perfectly. At the end of the movie, I am almost in tears because I feel so bad for Shaun. But that is the point of movies right? Each movie gives you a different emotional experience…He was just so so sad. And we love him. It was a true "awwwwww" moment when he gave her the sugar cube back.

Mendler, now, the first words that came out of her mouth, well I would have done them differently. But throughout the movie, you became comfortable with it, and it worked very well for Arrietty.

Carol Burnett and Moises Arias were in this movie as well. It was obvious, from the first word that Carol’s character said, that it was her. And Moises, well he had maybe, one or two lines. But he still did a good job. Will Arnett,and all the other voice actors did an awesome job as well. I only mentioned the ones that I was familiar with and their work. But, that only means that I know them. It has nothing to do with how well everyone else did. They all did an awesome job!

The animation, I won’t have to rave on about because I already have—a couple times I think. They never seem to let me down. Haha. I believe that some of the artists are trained in Oil Panting…I learned this when reading The Art of Spirited Away. I just loved it all. All of it. ~sigh~

Tonight I am going to watch Ponyo. I had seen this, back in 2009 I think it was…But that is another post…

Oh, I also wanted to wish my brother a HAPPY BIRHTDAY! He got a hamster for his birthday—below.

I call the hammy “Doughy” but I guess the name that he is thinking about Bonzu Pippinpaddle-Oppsokopolis…The name Aang used when he went to Omashu. 

Now I am tired. Maybe I will take a nap now...

Until later,


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