Monday, September 04, 2006

Why Are Animators Such Dicks?

Walt Disney was never much fun to be around, it seems. And Japanese legend Hayao Miyazaki seems to be following in his footsteps by being so estranged from his son they rarely speak: even when his kid releases "Tales From Earthsea," his first animated movie at the same studio as his dad.
"I heard from other people that he thought it was an honest film, but frankly I think it was wise he never said anything to me directly," the younger Miyazaki says. "We would probably have ended up shouting and fighting. It would have been a messy situation."
Based on the stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, the movie is a big hit. But the Times of London pushes things too far when it says their chilly relationship makes it hard to ignore the fact that the movie begins with a son murdering his father. Yeah, that would be telling - except it's in the book.

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