I finally made an appointment to see an optometrist this Friday. Need to get me a new prescription so I can get some new glasses. My eyes have gotten worse. Though I read somewhere that glasses help make your eyes get lazier and help make them worser. Oh well, I still need some. Right now the distance is a bit blurry even with my glasses on.

I also watched Sleeping Beauty on blu-ray today. Reading The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation makes me want to watch animations. And I’ve actually never seen Sleeping Beauty before. I must say, it looks wonderful on blu-ray, the way all films should be watched. What strikes me, probably because I’m watching it for the first time as a 24 year old, is how short it is. Only 75 minutes. If I had watched it as I kid, I’m sure it would’ve seemed longer, like all 75-85 minute movies did. Anyway, I ended up watching it twice, once just normally, and then again with the audio commentary (featuring a group of people who didn’t actually work on the movie). There are a bunch of special features on the bonus disc that I haven’t looked at yet, but hope to. (The best part of the movie: “This dress looks awful!” “That’s because it’s on you, dear.”)

Also had my first little Animation Mentor experience tonight: just a little Q&A session about what’s coming. So I got some more info on how the program will work, and got some questions answered. I listened for about an hour and twenty minutes, really excited, and then my connection started having problems. I’m not sure how long it went on afterwards, but I think every question I was curious about got answered. Can’t wait until it actually begins! Probably annoying for me to keep saying that…

This animation study, starting next month, might mean I don’t compose much, if any, music over the next year and a half, as my free time will go way down… but we’ll see. I’m sure I’ll still write a bunch of melodies though. I can’t stop doing that.

Guess that’s it for today…


Scott · May 20, 2010 at 2:41 AM

Ah, my second favorite animated Disney movie, after Aladdin of course.

Also, being excited about future events/experiences and complaining about life, the universe, and everything is what blogs are for… if you don’t hate something or look forward to something, you are wasting internet space and everyone’s time… don’t be apologetic for it.

S P Hannifin · May 21, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Aladdin used to be my favorite as well, used to know it word for word. Then again, I also remember The Lion King being one of the few movies I went multiple times to the theater to see. Looking back on Aladdin (and the other early 90s Disney animations), it’s interesting how they were able to balance the romantic elements, which certainly didn’t interest me, with the more action and adventure elements, so it wasn’t too boyish or too girlish. They mentioned something like that in the Sleeping Beauty commentary, how when Briar Rose is singing about the man of her dreams, the side-action of animals helps act as a distraction…

S P Hannifin · May 21, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Oh, and I’m sorry for being apologetic…

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