Today was hat building day, and about all I can tell you is that everyone is turning and burning on Tangled, that the new shots I saw of the movie look real good, and I keep being reminded of the settings and color saturation of the 3-strip Technicolor Adventures of Robin Hood every time that I see it ...
Upstairs, I related to a Disney veteran how I found Toy Story 3 a terrific, engaging film but that the Three Dee in it was pretty ... ah ... humdrum. The answer I got surprised me.
"Tell you the truth, I found the 3-D kind of pedestrian myself. But John likes the 3-D to support the setting and environment, not to come out of frame or do anything super 3-D-ish.
"I just like to look at the movie. I think the 3-D just gets in the way of watching the story."
Ah, poor Disneyite. You are in for a long stretch of heartache and sorrow:
Imax Corp. and Walt Disney Studios said Wednesday that they have agreed on a deal to release three more 3D movies to Imax theaters next year.
The movies are "Mars Needs Moms," which is scheduled to be released next March; "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," set for release in May; and "Cars 2," which is scheduled to be released next June.
Three Dee is going to be with us for years, girls and boys. So get used to it. As for me, as long as they have a small theater in the multiplex showing the flat screen version, I'll be happy.