Saturday, 28 December 2013


This Christmas, for the first time, i watched A Charlie Brown Christmas and The Snowman. Charlie Brown was pretty much as expected by i was unaware that The Snowman contained no dialogue apart from a bit of Aled singing in the middle. As it was only 25 minutes or so long i watched it but was left wondering just why so many people love it, Frosty was far superior if you are looking for an animated Christmas film to watch.
Another animation i was never keen on was Paddington Bear and i have seen an advert for the film that is due to come to cinema screen and torrent website in the new year.
The adverting blurb says: 'Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home'.
That's bound to set off the right wingers who are frothing at the mouth at the thought of millions of Bulgarians and Romanians travelling to Britain in search of a home.    
I don't know, those Peruvians bears coming over here, taking our homes, jobs and marmalade from hardworking British bears. It's an outrage. We won the War you know!
I will treat the Paddington film just how everybody should treat manic right winger nutters who think we are about to be swamped by East Europeans and swerve it thanks.


Cheezy said...

I used to love that old stop-motion TV version of Paddington. I didn't realise they'd now made a film version. I can imagine it'll be about 15,000 times more expensive, but not have even 10% of the charm.

Plus I'm old and cynical now, that doesn't help.

Lucy said...

I think it was because of the way it looked, the jerky stop motion and cut out characters with the shakily drawn black and white background, i just never really warmed to it. The blurb does state that it is a mix of of live action and CGI but doesn't say who is doing the voices.