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Not all animated movies are good.

  1. Jan 25, 2009 #1
    We keep getting hit by these awesome animated movies like Wall-E and anything by Pixar, but don't be fooled. Two recent cartoons are just crap. The Tale of Desperaux and Igor are not worth the price of renting them. The both have huge stars doing voices, but well known voices just can't save a rotten script. I think what the world needs is a scary cartoon starring an evil opossum. think about it.
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2009 #2
    let me change that. we don't need an evil opossum, all opossums are evil. A ghost opossum, that'd work.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2009 #3
    Or an evil cartoon star scaring a ghostly opossum! :tongue:
     
  5. Jan 25, 2009 #4

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    'Possums are too cute! How about an evil snapping turtle, or an evil... Forget about it. I was starting to wander into "rat" territory until I remembered that my friend's son had a pet rat that was SO sweet, and loved to be held and cuddled (the rat, not the son!). Jesse was a little kid when he got the rat, and he named it after his grandfather. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2009 #5
    When have these animated movies ever been good? I didn't remember old fashioned cartoon movies being widely applauded but ever since theyve been able to put 3d animal with wide grins together people have been hailing them as scripted gold.

    What happened to the good movies, Terminators, Total Recalls, Pulp Fictions?
     
  7. Jan 25, 2009 #6

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    I think these Pixar-type movies are overdone as well. It has become more about the 3-D and less about the writing or acting, the most important parts of the film, in my opinion.

    I'd rather a 2-d cartoon or live action film will with a decent script any day.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2009 #7

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    I do miss old style cartoon films. The visuals were just so much more impressive for me.

    Anyone who has not already seen it should check out Belleville Rendezvous, a recent great :smile:
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BjjZsp2hDxk
     
  9. Jan 25, 2009 #8

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    Oooh, a Ghost Possum! I love possums!
     
  10. Jan 25, 2009 #9

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    Well then you will undoubtedly enjoy Phineas and Ferb with Perry the Platypus, Secret Agent on Disney.

    As lovable as a platypus can be.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2009 #10

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    How about a talking baby possum that doesn't want to grow up to be evil?
     
  12. Jan 25, 2009 #11

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    Oooh yes.
     
  13. Jan 26, 2009 #12

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    "Triplets of Belleville" as it is known (or rather, as it is criminally unknown) in US. Truly a great film, and truly robbed of Oscars for best Animated film, and best original song.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2009 #13

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    Don't remember the song, but loved the film.
     
  15. Jan 26, 2009 #14
    I loved it. Also, anything by Miyazaki, especially Spirited Away (Japanese name: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi). I liked Toy Story and Monsters Inc. too.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2009 #15

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    Here's the "video" made to go with the song.

    I also have the pleasure of having kids between 3 and 8 years, and have a perfectly good excuse to enjoy Miyazaki's films. I think we will wait a few years before screening Princess Mononoke, though.
     
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    I liked Igor. We started watching a strange new version of resident evil that is animated, and it was so terrible I had to shut it off! Horror and animation just dont mix well.... at least not in that movie!
     
  19. Jan 29, 2009 #18
    a lot of people have this strange idea that animated movies and shows are for kids so they very often wind up being silly and cheesy. even if they wanted to make it serious they would likely have a hard time finding a good writer who will take it seriously. even the few cartoons I have seen on tv seem to have all turned into cheese ball crap. there are a couple good ones on cartoon network like boondocks. I really miss aeon flux and the maxx from mtv and the batman animated series from the 90s. other than that you have to look to anime for decent writing.
     
  20. Jan 29, 2009 #19
    I think of it like people who try to make soy taste like meat, its not meat. One will simply be disappointed. If you want meat then eat meat, if you dont like tofu then dont eat it. When I think of a cartoon I expect it to be childish because it is geared for children. If you expect that, you wont be disappointed. Of course its going to be childish and cheesy, thats what children want. I was intrigued by the idea of an animated horror movie, clearly not for children. I was disappointed, and I should have known better. I feel like it was doomed before it began. I felt like I was watching my brother play video games.
     
  21. Jan 30, 2009 #20

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    Children don't want childish and cheesy. Children respond to a well-written story just like anyone else.

    I highly recommend Iron Giant.
     
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