Yeah, it’s widely reported that our internet access is pretty sucky for a country that generally adopts technology faster than it can be produced.
I’m in regional Oz, so things might be slightly different in the cities- but even there, the fastest connections are slow by world standards. It’s one of the problems that comes from having an essentially uncompetitive telco market.
I run 256K at full speed and that gets me 500Mb for $25 (or is it $29?) a month. After 500Mb it’s throttled down to 72k for the next 100Mb then down to 30K therefater till the end of the month. Since finding Blender, with all the related CG video goodies that just have to be seen, that 500Mb tends to run out half-way through the month.
I just managed to d/l The Wild trailer. Hmmm. A British koala!?!? I guess you have to see it to understand that one (or maybe he’s supposed to sound Australian and we’re not meant to notice the pommie accent?).
What I am starting to notice is just a little too much churning. The Ant Bully has a pest guy who looks just like the one in Over the Hedge. All the ants in it look like Antz clones. The Wild, set in the New York zoo features a lion, giraffe and penguins who come to life when the zoo closes then let loose on the city… yet it isn’t a Madagascar sequel. Over the Hedge featured a hyper-active squirrel that went into overdrive after drinking something (can’t remember what) while Hoodwinked featured a hyper-active squirrel that went into overdrive after drinking something… hmmm. Seems Hollywood is still suffering a writer shortage.
Ratatouille definitely looks promising.