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Religious Skywriting over Walt Disney World

22 Jul

Every now and then someone will post to my favorite Disney message board, asking, “What’s up with the religious skywriting over Disney World?”

“Turn To Jesus – Home of Holy Smoke” explains it all for you.

God loves you so much that He is writing love letters to you in the sky. His love for you is so big that it could not be put on a piece of paper or on a TV screen. God doesn’t want you to miss his message, so He is writing it just for you on the sky that He created. His message is this: He Loves You! He wants to do great things for you, both in this life and in the next.

One page includes a piece of text I find particularly interesting: Click here to accept God’s Love. Such the interesting moment here in our digital age.

I’ll also mention, just for the benefit of those few unfortunate souls who read this blog regularly, that I’m heading out on vacation for about a week. See ya real soon!

On Vacation! Please Stand By

Ratatouille Reviews Start Squeaking In

17 Jun

Hungry for reviews by people who’ve seen the Ratatouille sneak previews? Ain’t It Cool News has got you covered.

This is a slightly different kind of film for Pixar. In fact, it’s unlike any American animated film we’ve seen in quite a few years. With its relatively relaxed tone (for a cartoon) and lack of wacky, wise-crackin’ sidekicks, this one is miles away from the hellzapoppin’ hijinks of the SHREK films and their various rip-offs. This is not to say it’s not funny. There’s a set piece involving a character being used as a sleepwalking marionette that will remind some of the classic Goofy films, and there’s a moment where one character’s *very* last-second decision not to pepper-spray another got the biggest laugh I’ve heard in ages.

Director Brad Bird’s visual inspiration seems to be vintage Disney fare like LADY AND THE TRAMP. They’ve set a new standard for using computer animation to achieve a marvelously warm, hand-made quality, and I thought more than once during the film that I wish they gave Cinematography Oscars to cartoons. It gives us a Paris that’s modern, yet dreamlike.

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