3 items from 2016
The original “Pete's Dragon” is, without a doubt, one of the most eccentric entries in the Disney canon — an almost hallucinatory live-action/animation hybrid, crammed wall-to-wall with singing, about a 9-year-old orphan and his magical pink-and-green sidekick, whom practically nobody else can see. One had to be either Pete’s age or a puff-draggin’ enthusiast to appreciate the trippy film when it came out, and time has only rendered the movie that much weirder — which makes it a far better candidate for a Mouse House remake than many of the studio’s more universally beloved classics.
Reimagined nearly four decades later, Disney’s in-name-only “Pete’s Dragon” reboot trades the earlier version’s goofy cartoony sensibility for a sort of stylized realism, one in which everything looks a bit too good to be true (including the stunning Weta Digital-animated dragon himself), and yet the story is geared in »
- Peter Debruge
Nigel Wethersby, a cryptozoologist living and working near Epping Forest, north of London, has stirred up the international Sasquatch community with a new theory that has everyone questioning beliefs they’ve held for most of their lives. The most controversial part of this theory starts by questioning the very nomenclature of many people’s favorite cryptid. Destroy the Brain! got to sit down for an exclusive interview with Mr. Wethersby to get the details of his highly disputed research.
Dtb: You’ve caused quite a stir with your recent findings concerning the Bigfoot myth. What is this new hypothesis of yours that’s got everyone so upset?
Nw: Let me start by clearing something up. There is no Bigfoot “myth”, there are undocumented hominids living in dense forests all over the world and I have no “hypothesis “, I used sound scientific methods and witnessed these animals first-hand. As of yet, »
- Caleb Richards
Even if Monster Hunt were billed in America with “from Raman Hui, the supervising animator of everyone’s favorite DreamWorks player, the Gingerbread Man, and co-director of Shrek the Third, comes a magical adventure of man and beast” on the posters, it wouldn’t be enough. But that’s okay, because Hui didn’t make it for American audiences. Instead, it stemmed from a desire back in 2005 to make an animated film in China after spending so much time with Steven Spielberg‘s company learning the ropes. A decade later and the finished live-action-animated hybrid became the nation’s highest-grossing film ever (since beaten by Stephen Chow‘s The Mermaid). Not even the boast of this acclaim could make it a winner stateside, though. It’s simply too weird for western audiences.
That doesn’t mean it’s bad or indecipherable. Hui utilizes many of the same themes from the »
- Jared Mobarak
3 items from 2016
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