Which animated films are competing for Oscar?

Movie City News lists the competitors.Which film do you think deserves the Oscar? I think I'm leaning toward Wallace and Gromit, even though I prefer the story of Corpse Bride. And Howl's Moving Castle really is extraordinary to look at, even if it's not one of Miyazake's true masterpieces."Chicken Little" "Gulliver's Travel" "Hoodwinked" "Howl's Moving Castle" "Madagascar" "Robots" "Steamboy" "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" "Valiant" "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the … [Read more...]

Doug Cummings on "Howl’s Moving Castle"

from filmjourney... I find the mystery in Miyazaki's films to be one of their greatest pleasures, expanding their worlds with each viewer's imagination. When I was a kid, I loved to scratch my head. Not that Miyazaki crafts puzzling films; his cinema is highly accessible and entertaining at any age, yet he's a filmmaker who also appreciates how a few unanswered questions in the right places can enrich a fantasy story. … [Read more...]

"Howl’s Moving Castle" … three words: Go see it.

How about just one word: Delightful.What a library this man has produced! My Neighbor Totoro. Castle in the Sky. Kiki's Delivery Service. Princess Mononoke. Spirited Away. If I had children, each one of these titles would be in the family video library.Well, here's a confession: It's just us grownups living at Overstreet Headquarters, but we have all of these titles in the family video library anyway.The more films by Hayao Miyazake I see, the more I realize how much he repeats … [Read more...]