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No directors comments!

Posted on February 18, 2008  3 Comments
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Yes I found the movie a bit dull and nearly fell asleep watching it twice but it’s still a Pixar movie so today I bought the Ratatouille DVD to be able to finally watch it frame by frame. Isn’t it the way every animated feature should be watched?? The animation is outstanding and watching frame by frame is the only way to see how you create entertaining performances.

I bought the DVD because it is still a very nice piece of work but also for the beautifull end credits, the 100% keyframed animation logo, the awesome “Your friend the rat” short and ultimately for the Directors comments. Come on who doesn’t want to hear the guy who started at Disney under Milt Kahl aged 14 telling you a bit more about HIS movie? (ok he rewrote it).

I bought the DVD to hear Brad Bird and some animators talking me through the film and did I get this??? Did I get this??? NOOOOOOO. There are NO DIRECTORS COMMENTS!!!. I am really disapointed Pixar. It ‘s the second time after Cars!!! Except the “Your friend the rat” short (did I say how brilliant it is already?) I don’t see why anyone would buy the 2 DISCS EDITION!!! Most of the “Extra features” are already on AOL website or Itunes!!! It’s like if they were encouraging piracy to me. Give me something meaty Pixar or I am not gonna buy your DVDs anymore!
I am soooo disappointed.


Has anyone seen “Your friend the rat”? They won an Annie award for best short few weeks ago did you know?
Directed by Jim Capobianco. The production design was led by Nate Wragg, with Teddy Newton doing the character design, with the help of Bob Scott and Scott Morse handled backgrounds.


3 Responses to “No directors comments!”

  1. Patrick Alessi on February 18th, 2008 14:29

    I allso just bought the Ratatouille DVD a few days ago.

    I sat down and went through both DVDs, and what did i get? Now tell me, what did I get? Nothing… No info about the animaters, the studio, analysis and produktion of some shots. I find Lifted being a brillinat shortfilm! To me your friend the rat was okay… liked Lifted better^^

    I am very dissapointed! Not even commentaries!
    And I had allso allready seen those other extras on iTunes. Why put that on the too DVD?

    Generelly I’m pretty tiered of animation studios claiming that animated movies are for all audiences when they continue to fill those lovely GBs with fussy little games instead of real inside knowlege…

    But how can we stop buing these presures disk. Everytime I see a good movie, Espesially the animated ones i can’t stop myself X)

  2. Olivier Ladeuix on February 18th, 2008 14:35

    wrong Patrick, wrong. Lifted is really really so so ;-)

    “Your friend the rat” is the killing machine! Put “Lifted” against “YFTR” for the oscars and “YFTR” will be a clear winner. “Lifted” is sooo far away for the great “For the Birds” or “Gery’s game”. It’s only slapstick humour like we have seen huuuundreds of time.

  3. Olivier Ladeuix on February 18th, 2008 17:06

    Ok I got it from Carlos Baena. Believe it or not they are only on the Blue Ray version….. as if they couldn’t fit 300mb of audio track on the TWO DVDs!!!

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