Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Watched Princess and the Frog and Ponyo. I like the first film; it's definitely a return to the classic Disney-style animated film with songs & recycled fairy-tale storyline. What's good about this one is it has a contemporary taste to it. It's a bit more modern in its sensibilities and the setting isn't the typical fairytale world but real world New Orleans, albeit several decades ago. The film was definitely enjoyable; I liked it better than Ponyo, likely because it has more mature themes combined with the contemporary aspects. Ponyo, while enjoyable, definitely felt like a kiddy film even compared to other Ghibli films I've watched such such as Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. And the animation looks almost like it's stuttering after having watched the smooth Disney animation of Princess and the Frog. Not bad but not something worth rushing out to see.