I’m so happy to see an English-dubbed version of Jan Svěrák’s Czech puppet film finally coming soon to a theater near you. What a beautiful, enchanting trailer. Brings me right back to my childhood adventures in the deep woods.
These two videos are wonderfully charming and heart-warming.
Somebody lost a roll of film in New York. Someone else found the roll and developed it, then went online to try and track the people down. This is the video he made:
Two weeks later, the owner of the lost film roll contacted him, and he and his girlfriend went on a road trip through Europe to return the photos. He made another video which is just as sweet and touching, and makes me want to take a European road trip right away:
My god, what a blast from my childhood…
I actually still have that red-and-blue Shogun Warrior in my room in my parents’ house. And for years, I’ve had no idea what he was or where he came from.
I love when little mysteries like these are solved.
His name, apparently, is Great Mazinga! (With rocket launchers.)
“Hey, sweetheart. Wanna come up to my room and see my great mazinga?”
And that line about Godzilla: “Imagine his breath is a blast of fire!”
I’m afraid I’ve dated girls I didn’t have to imagine.
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