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Pixar Exhibition, 2 Apr – 27 Jun 2010

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Woody and Buzz Lightyear, characters from Pixar’s first CGI-animated film – Toy Story (1995)

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I must confess I’m not a big fan of animated films. I’ve always thought of them as ‘kiddy films’. And, where cinemas were screening ‘kiddy films’, there would be hordes of screaming kids, kids kicking me in the leg or the back of my seat, kids trying to get their parents’ attention during the movie, kids crying somewhere in the cinema…. well, you get the drift.

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Sullivan and Mike from Monsters Inc (2001) – one of my favourites

Cars (2006)

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But, film-making technology has made amazing headway in the past several years, and the story-telling, leveraging on this new technology, has also become much more sophisticated. Whether the characters are inanimate objects like toys and cars, inarticulate animals or mere figments of our imagination, they all take on a believable life of their own and while they’re at it, charm our socks right off – even, gasp, rats. Grin.

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Ratatouille (2007) – Another favourite; I have a soft spot for rats :-)

Finding Nemo (2003)

The Incredibles (2004)

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I don’t suppose I’ll be catching many more animated films than before, advances in technology and better story-telling notwithstanding. But you can always count me in for a good story or a good laugh, and if a film, animated or otherwise has that, I’m in :-)

And oh, I’ll make do with an animated version of Robert Pattinson anytime too :-)~~~~ I’ll even forgive the hordes of screaming females, females kicking me in the leg or the back of my seat (in excitement), females screaming everywhere in the cinema. Laugh.

PS:

Thank you BAND very much for the kind invitation to the Pixar Exhibition :-D Though you might want to remind enthusiastic exhibition minders to go easy on bloggers who do have their media passes. I know they’re just doing their job. But guess what, so am I ;-) (albeit UNPAID work).

Written by The Intimate Stranger

May 22nd, 2010 at 10:09 pm

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