Fantasy Horror

Watched Sandman S1E11

Watched Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope from

In this two-part story collection, a Siamese cat dreaming of a new world and a writer in desperate need of inspiration cross paths with Morpheus.

Interesting strategy to release a bonus episode a few weeks after the series drop, another push to get people talking about the show again.

The animation of the dream of a thousand cats I didn’t find quite up to the comic, though it did seem to stay true to it. A good spot for a Neil Gaiman cameo.

I did think the Calliope episode turned out well, Arthur Darvill was good as Ric Madoc, and it gave us a chance to see another side of Morpheus.

Art and Design

Watched Tarzan (Disney)

Watched Tarzan from Disney

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

I don’t think I ever saw this, at least it wasn’t familiar.

Great Phil Collins soundtrack, which I see won an Oscar.

Really liked the animation style, which was both distinct and flowy, with the shapes shifting a bit as you watched, especially Tarzan’s face. Really good character design for Tarzan specifically. Dramatic lighting was used to good effect throughout.

The animators paid really close attention to how Tarzan uses his hands, touching things with his knuckles rather than fingertips.