I managed to see them at work and wow! The movie looks awesome! I love Kenai's expresions when he found out they had to burn the amulet XD
So far for me it looks awesome, I have no complaints. Although, seeing the clip of Koda evesdropping on their conversation gave me some worries, not about Nita's question about him if he ever thought about turning back human, but of what from that conversation seems to be hinting at.
I was watching all of this with my cousin and found out that...Surprise in the clips page, though we had a good laugh about it rather than being startled XD
I don't think he was going to kill, just protecting. Probably his knowledge of hunting from when he was human had him already knowing the tricks of it and wasn't taking any chances to even lift the spear.
The website has been updated, and the video clips are here!
You can now watch four short clips from the movie, plus one from the Music of Brother Bear 2 featurette, which includes a bit more of the scene from Truttle's video.
There are a few other small additions to the site: the background music now cycles through three different songs from the movie; Rutt and Tuke are now animated as they banter before the pages load; and various things happen when you mouse-over the characters on each page. (Most of these are uninteresting, but a few of them speak lines from the movie.)
I do have a couple of warnings, though. First, the music featurette contains an image (on the wall behind Ben Gluck) which just might be a very large spoiler. If you're worried, you may want to skip that one -- or try to stare very hard at Ben Gluck.
Second, if you're like me and you startle easily, you'll want to be on your guard when browsing the Movie Clips page. XD (I think that's the only place where it happens.)
Now, my thoughts on the clips themselves: overall, I liked them. ^^ Though, I have to say, I do have one major complaint: Kenai still doesn't look quite on-model, and in general the quality of animation he displays seems to be a step down from DisneyToon's recent work -- and from the rest of the movie itself. Also, his new voice really sticks out; it's definitely Patrick Dempsey in there.
I think Koda fares a bit better, but there are places where he looks off, too. And, color-wise, they both look very red.
Bears in general seem to be the weak point in the film -- which is, well, pretty bad. Brother what, now?
This shortcoming is really a shame, because I think everything else here looks really good.
On a more positive note, I was pleasantly surprised with Innoko. I didn't think I was going to like her much, but I actually found that she was very funny. ;D
Thanks for the big update Epesi. But when I move my mouse over to Kenai who says something about Nita's necklace seems to bug me a lot. I think this sequel would have been better if they gotten Joaquin Phoenix back, but I guess it would never be the same. Oh well.
Heh, we're the same it will come out in Indonesia in the end of September too. With dubbing? movies here aren't dubbed into bahasa but it's interesting to have the language track of another language
Well it's not so good, because in sequel they will change almost all voices (only Tug and Kenai will stay with their voices from BB) Anyway back to topic: I'm curious when "extended preview" will be available.
He sounds old to you, but not to me or Ken'ichi. It's not a fact that can be argued, but a matter of individual perception.
Anyway, he may not be Joaquin, but I think Patrick has done a great performance. I know I'll get used to the change; if the artists and actors have done their job, I'll be too absorbed in the story to think about who's playing whom.
"If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs "The bark on the trees was as soft as the skies." While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely He cries to the moon, "If only, if only."
The extended preview is here! It's eight minutes long (counting a few seconds of titles at the beginning and end) and features several scenes, some old and many new. (I especially liked the part with the moosettes. They made me laugh. )
I know some people are worried for Koda, and this preview may reinforce that sentiment; I felt terrible for him towards the end of this clip. But I think all of this could be building up to a very heartfelt ending. We'll see.
The Quicktime version didn't play smoothly on my connection; Windows Media didn't have as sharp a picture, but it played through without a hiccup.