Last night I came home to my son and his cousin watching "Meet The Robinson's" which I watched for about 45 minutes and I still can't make any sense out of it - typical plastic CGI animation and I can't stand it. Then, we watched the 1961 Disney classic, 101 Dalmations. I didn't remember the film from my childhood but I have to say it was a breath of fresh air after the Robinson's. I'm not talking so much about the story - I still can't believe that Cruella de Vil actually intends to skin puppies to make a coat - fun for the whole family! But the artwork is absolutely fantastic and I love the style, from the line quality in the characters to the color and detail in the London backgrounds - it all adds up to great looking animation. I looked it up on IMDB and it turns out, this movie was the first Disney film to use automated xerox inking technology (replacing inking by hand) to cut down on production costs after the financial failure of Sleeping Beauty. That probably explains why I like the look so much - it's not as "clean" as most Disney films.
In case you were wondering, Arsenal tied Wigan over the weekend, 0-0.
And for those of you keeping score, that gives Man U a one point advantage if they keep winning.
Frustrating doesn't even begin to sum it up.