As noted earlier, took Z. to see The Secret World of Arrietty this past Sunday. It's not directed by Miyazaki, but it is Studio Ghibli and they really, really took their cues from his other works. A highly enjoyable family flick, it is packed with a vast attention to detail (I love how the liquids act) and a smattering of subtle adult themes to help drive things along. I never read the original book, but M. explained the movie is only tangentially related, but I don't think it suffers any for that. And the cat is dynamite. Worth seeing on the big screen.
New trailers: * The Pirates! Band of Misfits - I dig on Wallace and Gromit, but I am not feeling this. * Chimpanzee - Latest of Disney's big screen documentaries, with extra cred granted by the presence of Jane Goodall. And, cute monkeys! * The Lorax - Longer trailer, reveals more of the framework. Still sharp. * Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - Is this necessary, with the Penguins TV show giving us all the best characters already?