15 years after Earth, humanity's last hope...is Titan A.E.Don Bluth was Disney royalty before moving on to form his own independent animation company. Brad is joined by special co-host Dayton Johnson to discuss Bluth's ambitious sci-fi fantasy Titan A.E., as well as his impressive body of animated work!
Episode 288 - Battle of the Animated Feature Films - Disney vs Don Bluth vs Studio Ghibli
Cartoons and animated features films are often one of the first (visual) ways children encounter a full character journey. Not that animated feature films are just for children - some of the most successful studios are masters of making a story work on many layers so that adults, teens and children are all equally entertained and engaged. There is also something enlightening about coming back to an animated feature film which affected you as a child once you are an adult, and examining whether it affects you in a different way. This week Jules and Madeleine take a look at how Disney, Don Bluth and Studio Ghibli all handle the same themes very differently in their films. Are some explorations of theme more suited for children or adults? Does any particular studio do it better or are they all necessary because everyone needs different stories? On the slab this week - Frozen, Princess Mononoke, Fern Gully, The Last Unicorn, When Marnie was There, An American Tale goes West and many more. Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic
Today on Soundtrack Alley, Erika Christie and I will continue our discussion on Don Bluth films. The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go to Heaven. We'll discuss that and so much more regarding these two amazing films. Sit back and relax.
Today on Soundtrack Alley, you'll hear as Erika Christie and I discuss The Secret of Nimh and An American Tail. We'll discuss some of the background on the films as well as delving into the music of the films. We discuss the animation styles quite well and feel like Don Bluthe was in a style all his own.
The Story of Don Bluth! Talking To The Legendary Himself!
In this episode, we talk to Don Bluth the man behind many classics such as "The Secret of NIMH", "The Land Before Time", "An American Tail", "Anastasia" and so many more! We discuss his favorite talent to work with, his favorite characters to create, and some advice for upcoming storytellers. Not to mention, audience questions! 17:33 – Is there another story like Nimh that you have wanted to do but haven’t? 18:20 – What was the most challenging aspect in the creation of Anastasia? 20:13 – Where you honored with the Winsor McCay award, and what was it like receiving this? 21:46 – How do you envision the reason for Spikes silence in The Land Before Time? 29:14 – What was your favorite character from your movies? 30:33 – What was your inspiration for Fievel Mousekewitz? 31:50 – What was it like working with Mr. Spielberg? 33:49 – Do you have a personal favorite out of the movies you’ve created? 35:14 – How did you meet Dom Deluise? 37:00 – How did you get so creative with the soundtracks with musicians? 39:44 – What would your advice be to new artists that have a dream like yours? This discussion was moderated by Patty Jenkins and originally aired live on galaxycon.com on April 3rf. Head over to check out more FREE livestream Q&As!
Bri's Birthday is coming up! To celebrate we're taking a look at a beloved childhood film of hers: Don Bluth's Thumbelina. This film is kinda all over the place story-wise, and yet we both somehow still find ourselves loving it. So join us as we don our rose tinted glasses to discuss overpowering nostalgia, the 1994 Razzie winner for Worst Song, and much more!