February 24

Congratulations, Wall-E!

Although it had six nominations for Oscar, an Pixar-Walt Disney animation Wall-E had won an Oscar for “Best Animated Film”. It was also nominated for Original Score, Original Song, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Original Screenplay.

Wall-E

Wall-E , like I’ve discussed before here, is an animation created by Pixar Studio and Walt Disney Production in 2008. It doesn’t have many dialogues, but still, it’s interesting to watch. The story is fresh and it’s showing us how our Earth will be if we keep making it dirty. Wall-E is a robot which has to clean our Earth so human will be able to live in it again.

One thing I remember from Wall-E is M-O, the robot whose duty is to make sure everything is clean in Axiom (the space ship where people from Earth live). M-O is Microbe Obliterator, which obsess to clean the ship and inspects incoming shipments. Every time M-O sees Wall-E, he always makes Wall-E clean. Wall-E dirty trail (because he is from our dirty Earth) always makes M-O upset, but he still cleans it. I love him! One thing interesting about Wall-E and M-O, they have same person to be their voice. Benn Burtt voiced Wall-E and M-O.

I feel pity that Wall-E didn’t get all the Oscars, but at least it won one. Besides Wall-E, Walt Disney was also nominated for Bolt. It is not 3D animation, but 2D animation with John Travolta and Miley Cyrus as Bolt and Penny.

Wall-E

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September 24

So Close – Enchanted Waltz Dance

I’ve told you in my previous blog, that I love Enchanted so much.

Enchanted, one of Walt Disney’s movie which combines animation and real human. One of the precious scenes in Enchanted is the scene when Giselle and Robert are dancing at the ball. They want to be close together, but at the same time, they have to be far, because Giselle has to go back to Andalasia with Edward. It’s very touching, so melancholic, and I love the song.

The song So Close, is sung by Jon McLaughlin. When I heard it for the first time, I was touched by its atmosphere, and also by the farewell between Robert and Giselle. In addition, Jon McLaughlin also has a great voice, which adds the melancholic feelings to the song.

Here I enclose the lyrics of So Close, when Giselle and Robert are waltz-dancing. Enjoy…

SO CLOSE
Jon McLaughlin
(ost. Enchanted)

You’re in my arms
And all the world is calm
The music is playing on for only two
So close together
And when I’m with you
So close to feeling alone

A life goes by
Romantic dreams will stop
So I bid mine goodbye and never knew
So close was waiting, waiting here with you
And now forever I know
All that I wanted to hold you
So close

So close to reaching that famous happy end
Almost believing this was not pretend
And now you’re beside me and look how far we’ve come
So far we are so close

* dance

How could I face the faceless days
If I should lose you now?
We’re so close
To reaching that famous happy end
And almost believing this was not pretend
Let’s go on dreaming for we know we are
So close
So close
And still so far