In other site news, we’ve a new Sonic Underground contest gone up to win one of five copies of Shout Factory’s new multi-disc set.
Nothing against Mr Gould, who has consistently entertained me in many projects over the years, from M*A*S*H* through Capricorn One and the new Ocean’s… trilogy, but those words just sound as hysterically bad as the movie looks, though you’ll notice the playing down of poor CG imagery on the front for what looks like a more traditionally animated feature. Wow, folks are going to be disappointed, and then they’re really going to be disappointed!
Of much better quality, and bringing a little historical perspective to things, is the Great American Ink website’s latest little project. Celebrating 70 Years Of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, the animation art gallery has pieced together a lovely tribute to the making and premiere of Walt Disney’s groundbreaking film which, at just under five minutes, expertly packs in all the info one might need on the subject.
The fun film scratching and the narrator’s newsreel tones (with a touch of Gene Kelly to my ears) only helps invoke the feeling of Old Hollywood and that magical night on December 21 1937 when animation and filmmaking was changed forever. The site also has some extra pages on the cels and history of the film, while the promo can also be seen directly at YouTube in slightly higher (and certainly bigger) quality. The first and fairest one of all, she’s still looking good on her 70th birthday!
Obviously we’re coming into Christmas over the next weekend, so we’re doing our best to get some juicy Crimbo content up for you while we take a break over the holidays. There isn’t a great deal coming out in the first quarter of 2008, so we’ll also be catching up on some of the other recent titles we may have skipped over the year during the quiet months. Next up: our takes on a slew of late December titles, including the anticipated Walt Disney Treasures and some not-so anticipated video sequel reissues. Rest assured, while it may feel a little quiet around here, we’re still working hard!
Stay tooned! – Ben.