The works of Hayao Miyazaki have had a profound effect on my life. But I have to be honest: Many of his films I have only seen as English-language dubs. Many call the dubbing process sacrilege. I can’t write it off that easily. With the help of skilled producers, writers, and directors, Studio Ghibli and Disney helped Miyazaki reach broader audiences. So while Miyazaki’s final film, The Wind Rises, arrives to America as an “impure” translation, it’s also nuanced and every bit as emotional. Here, I dive into the process of how the English dub team made that happen.
This shot from the Little Mermaid: Second Screen Live trailer is my worst nightmare realized. “Movie-going has never been so much fun.” Fuck you!
“Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite” from Disney’s Fantasia 2000
+8,000 bonus points for the Angela Lansbury intro
There is a problem in Hollywood that isn’t changing. Three female directors of 2013, Kimberly Peirce (Carrie), Jennifer Lee (Disney’s Frozen), and Tina Gordon Chism (Peeples), speak on the the movie industry’s gender divide.
Operation Kino 92: This Is 40, And This Is Too Much Information
This week on Operation Kino, we don’t even know why we’re all still married to each other, as we review the latest glimpse into Judd Apatow’s personal life, This is 40. From there we talk about Apatow’s love for oversharing and other filmmakers who base their work very closely on their own lives. Before any of that, David falls hard for Girl Walk // All Day, Patches catches us up on the world of theater and Jessica Chastain in The Heiress, Da7e explains the deal with Disney titles going to Netflix, and Katey stumps for Garrett Hedlund’s performance in On the Road.
Took me a 2nd viewing of the OZ trailer to catch this terrible/awesome pun.
Disney will release Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015. More Star Wars movies to come every two years.
Read all the details here. What a wild announcement!
Bad news: Brave is a real mess. It’s two solid movies fused into one meandering fairy tale.
First pic of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent. Wicked.