We need to save our emperor penguins!!

Ever since that stop motion animated cartoon “Pingu”, as how George Miller did the movies “Happy Feet” and “Happy Feet Two”, members of the environment have been aware of global warming in this world until 2016.

Besides polar bears, pandas, cheetahs, elephants, lions, and the rest our animals that close to becoming endangered species, as how we need to save them, the number 1# animal species that needs to be saved are emperor penguins.

Since 2016, the emperor penguins haven’t had baby chicks ever since. They are having a catastrophic breeding failure. From global warming, predators that hunt them, and how all this are affecting their lives, they’ll be soon wiped out by the end of the century. But we do not want to let that happen. Not one bit. Even if I were to be dead of old age by the year 3000 AD.

I may have seen the flooding in Ottawa/Gatineau crisis in 2019 when I was almost 24 years of age, but this is definitely huge. These emperor penguins need to be saved today and immediately!!

They need to breed more, so that they’ll live long. And therefore, not to become an endangered species here on Earth like the pandas, cheetahs, and orca’s like Free Willy. So we need to do this today. Even if guys like Al Gore, or Bindi Irwin, or the Environmental Protection Agency, or anyone who cares for these emperor penguins very much, and the environment too will need to do this for sure. No movies and cartoons today on these critters.

A Quiet Place (2018)

If they hear you, they hunt you.

Nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, and the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, this happens to be John Krasinski’s first directional debut film. And a really good one as both he and his wife actress Emily Blunt learn a valuable lesson in this post-apocalyptic horror movie.

Filmed from May 2017 until November 2017, this movie only has both English and the sign language. So when someone cannot talk, or if someone is deaf in hard hearing, they do that as it works. Thanks to that actor in his directional debut. And it may look like a silent film, but once you see for what occurs, it’ll f$&@ you up for life.

Set in the future, a massive meteor shower struck Earth. Like the opening scene of “Edge of Tomorrow”, it had deadly extraterrestrials. So deadly, that they are sightless. They only attack when someone or something makes a loud noise. Fully armoured, with intense strength, razor claws, sharp teeth, and super sonic hearing. So after they came to Earth, within the last three months, almost every animal population and human population have been wiped out. Most of the military had tried to stop them, but was no use. Slowly, the world became silent.

A father with his wife and four children (one in which is a newborn), have been avoiding those creatures for 476 days. With absolute NO SOUND. 🚫🚫🚫🚫 No talking, no playing with a battery powered rocket that makes a large sound, or any of that. Out in the forest, in town, or on their farm. They can only communicate by using the sign language.

However if you’re behind water that is rapidly flowing, they won’t find you. And the best way to kill them is to aim for the muscles on their heads. Especially with special hearing aids that make that pinching noise. Cause that happens to be their weakness.

So for a success, 8/10 stars is what I give. Besides, as what they say, a shepard does need to protect a flock. Which is why John Krasinski did an amazing job.

In conclusion, just to ask, rather than for what Steven Spielberg did, have you ever seen an extraterrestrial so deadly?

But wait! There’s something else! Coming Soon: “A Quiet Place: Part II”. See for how the alien invasion began, as Cillian Murphy with Djimon Hounsou will join them together. And it will be directed by actor John Krasinski once more, as we thank him for something like so.

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Tibet. One of the smallest countries on Earth. Home to Mt. Everest. And the Tibetans have been peaceful people as always ever since. Tensin Gysato has been the wisest Dali Lama of all time. And when he was the youngest Dali Lama in 1940’s, he met a foreigner as they made a kind friendship. Heinrich Harrer.

Austrian-German Heinrich Harrer, an expert in mountain climbing was glad to leave his home of Austria in the summer of 1939. For he wanted to climb the high mountains of Tibet.

Unfortunately on his routine expedition in the snowy mountains, Heinrich and his team were captured by the British government, when they heard the news that the Second World War broke out. They were taken to a POW camp in India, and didn’t escape until 1944.

While the rest of his mountain climbing team were K.I.A in Italy by boat when they arrived, he and his friend Peter Aufschnaiter have spent the last seven years, battling the elements, and have been living in Tibet until they got the castle of the Dali Lama.

Yet, they did hear the rumours about Europe during the Second World War. China too ever since the Japanese occupation. Until the Chinese military campaign in 1950. Which was why only Peter Aufschnaiter decided to stay in Tibet, while Harrer returned to Austria in 1951.

During their stay, Heinrich and Tensin have made a kind friendship that their bond can never be broken. So for a success, 8/10 stars is what I give.

In this movie, are Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, and Mako Iwamatsu ever since he was in “The Sand Pebbles”, “Conan the Barbarian”, “Conan the Destroyer”, and “RoboCop 3”, four years before Gennedy Tartakovsky hired him as Aku in “Samurai Jack”.

How much some of us fans missed the glory days of YTV and Teletoon

Like those fans that really love “Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat” TV show a lot, and how they want that to come back, it’s the same thing for us fans on how we missed our anime TV shows and movies, in the glory days on YTV and Teletoon.

As usual, both TV channels on Rogers, Bell Canada and Videotron are what people have in Ottawa and Gatineau in Canada. For as far as I remember, we never had them. Just a usual big black screen TV that works with TV cable.

YTV was once on channel 25, but was moved to channel 65. Teletoon as usual was on channel 48. Never moved. And yes, we didn’t had PVR’s back in those days. We would watch our cartoon tv shows live in which I didn’t mind. Especially on sick days. Nights also before going to bed. However, when we would have a VHS machine, and want to tape something on an actual videotape, we would do that. That was amazing for sure as it worked.

Fans still miss the glory days including me today. They really remember those anime TV shows and anime movies a lot as how I am really.

You could say that on YTV, us anime fans really loved on “Sailor Moon”…

….”DragonBall” & “DragonBall Z”….

….”Digimon: Digital Monsters” including its only movie….

….”Mew Mew Power”…

….”Pretty Cure”…

…and so much more, that they loved all of them in just one channel.

On Teletoon, it was just mostly “Cardcaptors” including its movie….

“MegaMan NT Warrior”….

“Spider Riders”…

…..and “Bakugan: Battle Brawlers”.

“Pokémon” however was too special. It was on YTV at first from the original series to the season where that kid was in this Unova region. By entering the ‘XY series’, it was then transferred to Teletoon as they finished on what happened when Ash Ketchum and his Pokémon were in the Kalos region. It lead me to how the creators including Satoshi Tajiri were affecting the lives of those characters in that anime TV show. Cause only they, can control the future to all on “Pokémon”. That was why they kept like almost like a never ending story. Before they signed the deal to create the new ‘Detective Pikachu’ movie. And have it live action with Justice Smith, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, and Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu.

So yes, we still miss on what we loved on, back in the glory days a lot. Rather than being stuck at elementary school in which was unfair and boring.

However by 2010 and 2014, that was when we realized that both TV channels were getting a lot worse. They never care not one bit. All they want is nothing but those cartoons that want money in their pockets. So that was why I left for sure. (Besides, those two TV channels were falling into the dark side of movies and TV shows, that I really dislike on).

So we definitely need these anime TV shows and anime movies to return. Mostly from YTV and Teletoon. Maybe Toonami. Even if were to have a retro TV channel like ‘Teletoon Retro’ for these that I’ve mentioned.

Howl’s Moving Castle- 15th anniversary

In 2004, Hayao Miyazaki did his anime masterpiece “Howl’s Moving Castle”. Next was Nick Park and Steve Box on “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”. Both showed a lesson that we need to know.

While facing a curse, let’s say if you’re an old woman who needs to be young again, no thanks to a wasteful witch, or a man who turns into a massive furry monster at night whenever the moon is full, the best idea is to find a way to break the curse before it’s too late.

They were both remarkable, and had beaten Tim Burton on his ‘Corpse Bride’ as Helena Bonham Carter was turning out to be a great actress. (Before she turned to the dark side later on, along with Tim Burton). And later on, to the night of March 5th, 2006, while Phillip Seymour Hoffman deserved the Oscar award for Best Actor in “Capote”, Nick Park and Steve Box deserved for what they did when their movie won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

In this remarkable Oscar nominated anime masterpiece from Studio Ghibli and GKIDS that director Hayao Miyazaki did, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones, this depicts on how a young girl named Sophie Hatter, who was cursed by the Witch of the Waste. By becoming a 90 year old woman, she seeks a wizard named Howl, to break this curse in her. And put an end to that fat witch. By finding him in a walking castle, she falls in love with the wizard. Along the way, she befriends a talking fire demon, an orphan boy who can disguise himself, and a walking scarecrow in which turns into a human after Sophie’s curse has been finally broken. The same thing for Howl’s.

What about that Witch of the Waste? After she had lost her minions and her powers also, she became a chair bound old woman. And at the time when the country war came to an end, they lived in a new free life in a flying castle. By looking at the very end, I really like Sophie’s new look for how young she is again, but with that grey hair she has in that yellow dress. By the time that she and Howl got into a romantic relationship.

With the voice talents of Emily Mortimer, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Josh Hutcherson, Crispin Freeman, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, and Jean Simmons since she was with Kirk Douglas in “Spartacus”. Thanks to Stanley Kubrick who did that Oscar winning movie.

And here’s an interesting fact, thanks to Studio Ghibli & GKIDS that released this movie in 2004. This was one of Lauren Bacall’s last movies before she died. And her very first animated movie to be in. The same thing to Jean Simmons. So like James Stewart in “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West”, before he died in 1991, they did a grand job together in voice acting. Before Jean died in 2010, and Lauren too in 2014. James Stewart, Stanley Kubrick, and Humphrey Bogart must’ve been very glad of them for what they did.

15 years later, now comes the 15th anniversary of this remarkable Studio Ghibli masterpiece. And I how can I forget that night, when “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” deserved that Oscar award for Best Animated Feature Film?

In a part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2019, in honour of its anniversary, they brought this back to the Cineplex theatres for a 3 day special event. From April 8th to April 10th in 2019, just before Easter. So while some superhero fans really enjoyed the new “Shazam” movie, the rest also really enjoyed that this anime masterpiece came back.

So for this remarkable Studio Ghibli masterpiece and GKIDS, here’s to a happy anniversary on this anime masterpiece thanks to Hayao Miyazaki. Besides, his friend Isao Takahata would be very proud of him.

And like this and for what Nick Park and Steve Box did, who says that adventures can be magical in anime like this remarkable one, along with a few more with crackers and cheese?

Isao Takahata made it to the memoriam part of the Oscars!!

At both the 76th Golden Globe Awards and the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, it was a drag that “Mirai” from Mamoru Hosoda, didn’t won both awards for Best Animated Feature Film when that lousy spider monkey flick won them. But I was glad that they’ve mentioned on someone we really love on as Studio Ghibli fans….

They’ve finally mentioned Isao Takahata. Co-founder of Studio Ghibli, anime director, and a remarkable friend to Hayao Miyazaki. Born on October 29th, 1936. Died of lung cancer on April 5th, 2018. They’ve mentioned him in the last part of the Oscars in which they did the ‘In Memoriam’ part. On how we’ve lost celebrities from March 2018, until early 2019.

From his anime masterpieces that he did, including the ones from Studio Ghibli, he did had one that was critically acclaimed like “Princess Mononoke”. “Grave of the Fireflies”. Roger Ebert, a famous film critic thought it was really amazing. And therefore, and I quote that wrote….

It belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made.

Since Roger Ebert died in 2013, Isao Takahata had one anime masterpiece that finally made it to the Oscars. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, his last masterpiece was “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”. Unfortunately, it was left out nominated if it weren’t for the voters on what occurred at the 87th Academy Awards ceremony.

4 years since then, until he diagnosed with lung cancer, us anime fans felt really emotional when he died on April 5th, 2018, that one tragic fateful day. Some anime fans when they heard the news, they wouldn’t ate or slept.

A year later in 2019, I was glad that they’ve finally mentioned him at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. We will miss him a lot. But we do need a new anime masterpiece to MUST WIN an Oscar award for Best Animated Feature Film since “Spirited Away” from Studio Ghibli, thanks to Hayao Miyazaki. A Golden Globe Award too first, before the Oscars.

Anime will be remarkable forever. And we’ll never forget Isao Takahata. For he was remarkable as his loving friend and partner to Hayao Miyazaki.

GKIDS- Studio Ghibli Fest 2019

GKIDS and Fathom Events decided to go for another Studio Ghibli Fest in 2019, which is very subarashi-des. (Which means fantastic in Japanese).

And those are, as shown….

  • Howl’s Moving Castle (April 2019)
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (May 2019)
  • Whisper of the Heart (June 2019)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (July 2019)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (August 2019)
  • The Secret World of Arrietty (September 2019)
  • Spirited Away (October 2019)
  • Princess Mononoke (November 2019)
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya (December 2019)

Premiered at Cineplex on the first week and near the end of each month, from April until December by Christmas, they had a 2 to 3 day event for a Studio Ghibli masterpiece to be shown. Two Oscar nominated, one Oscar winner.

Three of them however in 2019 in this photo, are having their anniversaries which is amazing. “Howl’s Moving Castle”, “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, and “Kiki’s Delivery Service”.

So while ‘Okko’s Inn’, ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ and ‘Shazam’ made their way to the cinema screen, they made their way back to the cinema screen also like last year. And yes, we did celebrated their anniversaries.

And I can tell you this. This had to be the first time that I ever saw ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ being premiered at Cineplex. Cause in the autumn of 2014, while it was at the Toronto International Film Festival, and how Isao Takahata was doing his interviews, Studio Ghibli was making great progress. And how that it was his first anime masterpiece to make it in the nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. Unfortunately, I don’t think it made it to Cineplex. Only “The Wind Rises” did that I saw. And my heart sank after for what happened on that night of February 22nd, 2015. Left out nominated no thanks to the dark side of movies and TV shows. The same thing to “The Wind Rises” cause for what happened on that night of March 2nd, 2014.

So as Studio Ghibli on their masterpieces, and other Japanese animated studios (like the one that did “Mirai”) deserve more Oscar awards and Golden Globe Awards on their anime movies, it’ll be subarashi-des (fantastic) again since “Spirited Away”.