Drinkin with Disney

Dan Showbiz

Tonight I went with Justin to the Buena Vista Home Video Blu-Ray event for the release of Pixar’s Cars and Ratatouille. It was a great time, with such folks as John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Michael Giacchino, John Ratzenberger, Brian Dennehy, Cheech Marin and more, all in attendance. After an opening cocktail reception (with kickass Kobe Beef Sliders) they opened up “Gusteau’s” for dinner. The food was awesome – totally gourmet, and an open bar. It’s funny – for all the …

Ratatouille

Dan Movie Reviews

With their recent acquisition of the Pixar Animation Studios, Disney has made a very sound investment. The studio has consistently churned out quality animated products, with even their weakest entry, Cars, being in a class above so many other films. Their latest full-length feature film is Ratatouille, and it’s set to raise the bar of computer animation even higher. Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) is a discerning rat who appreciates the wonderful sensation of mixing food together. After becoming separated …

The Incredibles

Dan Movie Reviews

It’s hard to think of a Pixar film that wasn’t good. They spend so much time on the story and emotional core within, that it’s nearly impossible to point out a film of theirs that wasn’t ultimately a great movie. The Incredibles is no different. While I found the first 30 minutes or so to be a bit sluggish, once it picked up steam, it didn’t stop until the end credits started to roll. Bob (Craig T. Nelson) is an …