Movie Matters #31 - Animation Sci-Fi Double Bill

Friday, 1 May, 2015

Movie Matters Podcast

Today on the Movie Matters Podcast, co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie fill in a couple of glaring gaps in Lee’s film viewing and take a look at two unique and distinctly different animated directorial debuts from the late 90s/early 00s united by shared themes of alienation, loss, suspicion towards outsiders and the need for tolerance: Brad Bird (THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE)’s critically acclaimed cult classic THE IRON GIANT and Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON)’s irreverent LILO & STITCH. We also trade notes on the various holes in our animated viewing experiences.

The music in this episode is sampled from THE IRON GIANT by Michael Kamen and LILO & STITCH by Alan Silvestri.


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