July 19th, 2010

krazy koati

It's then you spy carnival lights

For Saturday we had a notion of perhaps taking in a movie. We've had good success in our getting-together of there being movies we'd be interested in seeing opening just for us, and this streak carried on.

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Something I didn't realize until an Onion AV Club commenter pointed out: each of the Toy Story trilogy has a scene evoking something from the corresponding (original) Star Wars trilogy --- in the first, interrogation about the Rebel Base; in the second, an I Am Your Father moment; in this, Vader's overthrowing the Emperor. Maybe it's coincidence --- avoiding Star Wars references in a nerd-oriented medium is almost as hard as avoiding The Wizard of Oz riffs in a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode --- but it's a slick touch anyway.

Trivia: The original proposal for the Sherman and Mister Peabody cartoons was proposed by cartoonist Ted Key, and in early forms was tentatively named ``Danny Day-Dream''. Source: The Moose That Roared: The Story Of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a Flying Squirrel, and a Talking Moose, Keith Scott.

Currently Reading: The Paradise Game, Brian N Stableford.