Alright, after a little tweaking, the dates are working fine. It's certainly doing better. If you encounter any bugs, feel free to post them here on this thread.
One thing that's missing from this "Dilectio" template is its "recent posts/recent comments" part, which goes under the orange box. For whatever reason, Blogger just isn't accepting it, which is too bad, because it looked really cool. But I understand the Blogger people are making adjustments all the time, trying to keep out bad code, and this can sometimes affect third-party templates and widgets and doohickeys and whatnot.
There isn't a Blogger header at the very top, which is something I might miss. But I also thought those things looked amateurish, and since we have a search bar as part of the template, there's really no need.
The list of tags is a much-needed improvement. I know how frustrating it was to search the archives on the old layout. This is going to be much, much better. If you want posts on specific films - you want the latest Ponyo news, for example - you can just click those links.
The background art, and the color scheme, might get tweaked around a little. It looks alright, but since this is a popular blog template, I feel the urge to give it a personal touch. But, again, that's not for certain. We'll just make sure the essential parts are working properly first.
Overall, I really like this design. It's bright, I like that. I really love the orange. Don't care too much for the swirly patterns, but that can be fixed rather easily. Maybe I'll use my own digital paintings for these.
The one thing I need to add is a widget for photos. That's something I've wanted to do for a while, and since this is an animation-themed website, there should be plenty of cool artwork. This is definitely a weekend project, since I'd need a Flikr account to place them all. If you know any good widgets for this, let me know.
Consider this the all-purpose "redesign" thread.