Mitzi @ the Movies

- Mitzi J. Johnson

Well, folks I had to put on a sweatshirt last night to watch my movie. It's beginning to cool down and I find my taste in films begin to change with the season, as does my taste in food. I give up my morning smoothie for a bowl of oatmeal. I like pancakes sometimes, but one cannot eat them everyday. K, movin' on. The cover of this film caught my eye, otherwise I may have never heard of it. It's a beauty.



Length: 69 minutes



Other Features: Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; director's commentary

Screen Formats: Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound: English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Original Release Date: 2006

As I said before the cover of the DVD jacket caught my eye, so I picked it up. The front had WHITE MICE drinking tea. Okay. It won some awards. Hmmm. The title is interesting. I turn it over and check out the back. I see the words "STOP-MOTION" and I am hooked. When I was a teenager one of my friend's brothers was an artist who did "STOP-MOTION" stuff and he took us to his studio. It was one of the coolest places I have ever been and will never forget. Miniature stuff, who just doesn't love that. If you have never been to MINIATURE WORLD in VANCOUVER, B.C. well, I insist you check it out someday. Sooooo, basically what I'm a gettin' at is, I think "STOP-MOTION" movies are cool and so, I watched it. I am tres glad I did. I didn't really understand all of it, but it was just beautiful to watch. The title figures in as more and more of the story is revealed. Don't ask me to write 'bout the plot 'cuz I really didn't understand it fully. You got some bird-squirrel like creatures setting out on a journey and they meet up with a metaphysical frog. You got some rich white mice having a drunken tea party. They are in love with this portrait of a woman. They meet up with a creepy looking spider lady. There is no dialogue, so you have to kind of gather what they are saying by their actions. There is some squawking and stuff. It is simply a visual thrill. I think it took thirteen years to make. I am looking forward to the next one.