Maybe it’s the holidays and snow coming down, but this has been my latest addiction… they took the best elements of Tinywings, and ski jump games, and created a very simple game with addictive music, smile inducing art and fun gameplay.
“Morris Lessmore” is filled with such elegant and well-worn turns of phrase — narrative refrains that seem imported from the land of right and proper children’s books, and that give the story a sage poise. (If the book ends up as a classic, it will be, at least in part, because it feels like a classic: Joyce’s tale follows the incantatory order of a high Mass in print.) Yet some burnish of originality may have been lost along the way. Joyce, a veteran of Pixar who helped to create the characters for “Toy Story,” and whose C.G.I.-animated TV series “Rolie Polie Olie” also became a series of books, is best known for vivid whimsy, his oeuvre including zany robots, extraterrestrial sailboats shaped like butterflies and shrinking children.
I can’t imagine how long it must’ve taken to develop the latest in the Lost Winds series… it’s absolutely beautiful looking, with sound design to match. I also really love seeing the behind the scenes concept work that went into it.
“How much space is their for amateur versus professionals in this industry? There is always space for amateurs, but the music business today is professionals. They are amateurs who get professional very fast.”