This Arrietty clip is one of my favorites, and definitely a terrific scene in the movie. I love the sense of scale that Yonebayashi-san brings to this film, and the kitchen scene is loaded with great little bits of animation. Also, this clip has very little dialog, which keeps the syrupy Disney overacting to a minimum. Snark.
Only a few more days to go, folks. I'm very interested in seeing how much attention Arrietty receives. I'm of the belief that Americans view animation on purely functional grounds (animation as babysitter), and they remain highly resistant to foreign animation, especially anime. Most folks are convinced that "all anime" is little more than naked girls, giant robots, and buckets of blood. It's a bit strange, really. Let's see if this movie can make progress on that front.
daniel thomas Categories: borrower arrietty, video