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February 6, 2013 11:10 AM   Subscribe

I asked a six year old what my movie should be about, and this is what he told me.
posted by bardophile (18 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
I liked it better than War Horse.
posted by dobbs at 11:24 AM on February 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


Wise kid! As an anxious person, I wish someone had taught me to just think about pizza when I was a little one and scared of monsters under the bed.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 11:35 AM on February 6, 2013


Really, this was charming and worth seven or so minutes of my time.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:56 AM on February 6, 2013


Charming really is the perfect word.
posted by vytae at 12:22 PM on February 6, 2013


My five-year-old just said - "was that me telling that story?"
posted by 41swans at 12:31 PM on February 6, 2013 [10 favorites]


Great. Just sent link to my grand daughters.
posted by JohnR at 12:32 PM on February 6, 2013


I love the name Asa.
posted by Pecinpah at 12:41 PM on February 6, 2013


Every credits should show people eating things.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 1:47 PM on February 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


Lovely. Thanks for sharing!
posted by penguin pie at 2:51 PM on February 6, 2013


I do believe that just made my day. Thanks for the post!
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 3:07 PM on February 6, 2013


"I love the name Asa"

ASA are my initials and I have been called Asa at times in my life. This made me very happy! I feel like a bear sometimes.
posted by UseyurBrain at 3:36 PM on February 6, 2013


Loved it. Was that Bennington? (it was a college in Vermont, right?) Middlebury?
posted by DMelanogaster at 3:54 PM on February 6, 2013


Curiously preening. This film is not about that kid's story.
posted by Rich Smorgasbord at 4:37 PM on February 6, 2013


Thanks for sharing this. I vote for Asa to be BOSS OF EVERYTHING! (We'll see how much we still love her after she makes THAT movie!)
posted by snsranch at 4:38 PM on February 6, 2013


Curiously preening. This film is not about that kid's story.

But let's face it; the kid's story was kind of stupid. Mice do not like swimming pools.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:38 PM on February 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


I could have watched another 20 minutes of this, loved it.

This film is not about that kid's story.

I don't think it's supposed to be. It's about fear and embracing change. Which is cool. I liked how the director took the kid's adorably strange and very kid-like story and turned it into something really interesting and affecting.

Was that Bennington? (it was a college in Vermont, right?) Middlebury?

According to the director's bio, Middlebury is the college she just graduated from, so that's probably where it was shot.
posted by lunasol at 12:23 AM on February 7, 2013


Anyone remember the televised cartoon that a kid made up a story for, the mom recorded & sent in and the writers/animaters liked it so much that they drew/animated it? Something not really a kids cartoon- like Pinky & the Brain.

Not to diminish this creation: I've shared it with a couple people who just loved it. When it switched from animation to live action, I was disappointed for 1/16th of a second until I realized how fun it was that grown men were portraying a mouse & bear! And the closing music!

Eight tentacles up!
posted by morganw at 8:01 AM on February 11, 2013


Ah found it-- Dexter's Laboratory, S02E37: Dexter and Computress Get Mandark.
posted by morganw at 8:07 AM on February 11, 2013


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