Today on the Movie Matters Podcast, co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie fill in a couple of glaring gaps in Lee's film viewing and take a look at two unique and distinctly different animated directorial debuts from the late 90s/early 00s united by shared themes of alienation, loss, suspicion towards outsiders and the need for tolerance: Brad Bird (THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE)'s critically acclaimed cult classic THE IRON GIANT and Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON)'s irreverent LILO & STITCH. We also trade notes on the various holes in our animated viewing experiences.
The music in this episode is sampled from THE IRON GIANT by Michael Kamen and LILO & STITCH by Alan Silvestri.
Created by Lee Howard & Michael Mackenzie
Edited by Michael Mackenzie
Music/audio selection by Lee Howard & Michael Mackenzie
Links for reference:
Time Out's 100 best animated movies list (http://www.timeout.com/newyork/film/the-100-best-animated-movies)
Chris Sanders Art -- LILO