Thursday, April 03, 2008

Jackson is Six

You can tell a lot about people by their sense of humor (or lack thereof). Jackson is six and he thinks this is hysterical. (Ignore the subtitles--this was the best transfer I could find.) The humor of frustration really resonates with him. And good old bone-jarring slapstick; from Pixar, masters of their craft. Do you think Pixar will ever make a feature film starring a female protagonist? The Incredibles comes close. And Ellen DeGeneres was so funny in Finding Nemo. An animated girl who's not a princess? I say it can be done. Maybe in my lifetime.

I love Pixar but for animated girls, I turn to Hayao Miyazaki, who is the Kurosawa, the Ozu, the Beethoven, the Shakespeare, the J.K. Rowling, of animation. Incredible artful fantasy, starring--GIRLS.

My Neighbor Totoro
Princess Mononoke
Howl's Moving Castle
Spirited Away


Tuckers said...

Jackson has good taste.

Personally this ones my favorite because the characters are so luminously gelatinous!

Lisa Mc said...

Hee! Pixar does it again, and again and again.