Luca, our 'senior' editor LOVES the worlds, stories and magic of the movies. Favourites are My Neighbour Totoro and Ponyo (see trailer below) by the brilliant Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame (picture Luca with Ponyo DVD under arm as we pick up our sushi lunch, singing the theme song in unison with the Japanese woman at the counter!) He is especially looking forward to Arietty (based on The Borrowers by Mary Norton) due for release - at last - in Australia in January 2012.
In the mean-time there is the just-released award-winning animation SANTA'S APPRENTICE to see, and we have 6 double passes to give away! Just leave a comment below by next Monday 21st November telling us your favourite kids movie to be in the draw. The film recently won the UNICEF award for the best animation highlighting the goals of the Convention on the Rights of Children at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France:
“Santa’s Apprentice truly is a delight for children of all ages. I fell in love with the story immediately as it’s uniquely a Christmas tale set in Australia. We had a fantastically talented Australian team working on the key animation of the film headed up by Ian Harrowell and a wonderful composer in Nerida Tyson-Chew whose music, with a 50 piece orchestra, brought the emotion of the story to life. It is a true honour for all involved for Santa’s Apprentice to win the UNICEF Award at this year’s Annecy festival”
(creative producer Avrill Stark)
To all of our International readers, we are sorry this giveaway is only open to Australian residents although we would still love to hear of your favourite film! The movie features an all Australian vocal cast including Deltra Goodrem, Magda Szubanaski, Shane Jacobson and Georgie Parker - watch for some long-distance working processes in this making-of trailer:
Does anyone else have fond memories of laying with the seats down in the back of your folks' car at the Drive-In watching the children's movie before falling asleep during the adult one and then being driven home like that...?
Winners update: Britt, Life without mathematics and Ozemutha, please email us your details and we we will fly your movie tickets to you. Moomah - we LOVE spirited away - seems we are on the same filmic page ;) Cyndie and Skye you have also each won a double pass. Enjoy!