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Animation Challenge (Official, September 2020)

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#81

Post by wasabi » September 3rd, 2020, 11:01 pm

I'm in.
1. Panda kopanda(1972)
Lovely story. Mimi looked like Pippi from Pippi Longstocking. Pandas acted and smiled like Totoro.

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#82

Post by frbrown » September 3rd, 2020, 11:04 pm

7a. Batman TAS: Eternal Youth (1992)
7b. Batman TAS: Perchance to Dream (1992)
7c. Batman TAS: The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (1992)

"Perchance to Dream" is a great episode, with dreamlike atmosphere (of course), rain and thunderstorm, Gotham's Gothic and Art Deco architecture, and Bruce Wayne fighting Batman

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8. Anastasia (1997)

So many songs! Plus a zombie sorcerer Rasputin.

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1. A Silent Voice (2016)
2. In This Corner of the World (2016)
3. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
4a. Hare Trigger (1945)
4b. To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943) [rewatch]
4c. Birth of a Notion (1947)
4d. My Little Duckaroo (1954)
4e. Crowing Pains (1947)
4f. Raw! Raw! Rooster! (1956)
4g. Heaven Scent (1956)
4h. My Favorite Duck (1942) [rewatch]
4i. Jumpin' Jupiter (1955)
5. Treasure Planet (2002)
6. The Garden of Sinners - Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven (2009)
7a. Batman TAS: Eternal Youth (1992)
7b. Batman TAS: Perchance to Dream (1992)
7c. Batman TAS: The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (1992)
8. Anastasia (1997)

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#83

Post by frbrown » September 3rd, 2020, 11:08 pm

wasabi wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 11:01 pm
I'm in.
1. Panda kopanda(1972)
Lovely story. Mimi looked like Pippi from Pippi Longstocking.
I believe she is a leftover from Takahata and Miyazaki's failed attempt to make a Pippi anime.

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#84

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » September 4th, 2020, 12:38 am

9. Bulsajo roboteu Pinikseu-King; aka: Defenders of Space (1984 / Su-yong Jeong) FTV 4+/10 {67 m.}
10. Micro teukgongdae Daiyateuron 5; aka: Space Transformer (1985 / Su-yong Jeong) FTV 4+/10 {63 m.}
11. Super Titan 15; aka: Wonder of Frontier (1983 / Seung-cheol Park) FTV 4+/10 {66 m.}
12. Space Thunder Kids (1991 / Elton Reins) FTV 4+/10 {82 m.}
13. Uribyeol Ilho-wa Eollukso; aka: The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (2014 / Hyeong-yoon Jang) FTV 8/10 {81 m.}

14. a-c. Animated Shorts {61 min. total}
a. A Coffee Vending Machine and Its Sword (2007) FTV 8/10 {30 m.}
b. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974) FTV 7/10 {25 m.}
c. Feast (2014) FTV 8/10 {6 m.}

My #8-14a viewings represent a mini-foray into South Korean animation. The first five are from their knock-off era and are mishmashes of already established Japanese anime with some other elements thrown in (character designs based on Transformers, Mr. Spock and Marvel comic villains, for instance). The borrowings are actually quite ballsy and presented in vivid color and are fun to watch even when the stories lapse into nonsense. Actually, that is a great deal of the fun. The animation is often a mix of styles because these films are also mishmashes of footage from previous films. I thoroughly enjoyed them except for some of the more obnoxious dubbing, especially of little kids, small robots and just about all the female characters. All five are produced by Joseph Lai, notorious for a plethora of cut and paste ninja films in the 80s when he partnered with Godfrey Ho. After five of those, Satellite Girl and Milk Cow and A Coffee Vending Machine and Its Sword were real treats – beautifully animated with interesting, wacky characters in even wackier situations. Both the short and the feature seem to exist in the same universe where people can be reincarnated or transformed into animals or inanimate objects and vice-versa.

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1.Toy Story 4 (2019 / Josh Cooley) FTV 8+/10 {100 m.}
2. Kung Fu Panda (2008 / Mark Osborne, John Stevenson) FTV 5/10 {92 m.}
3. Up (2009 / Pete Docter, Bob Peterson) FTV 8/10 {96 m.}
4. A kaito; aka: Kite (1998 / Yasuomi Umetsu) FTV 7/10 {47 m.}
5. Big Hero 6 (2014 / Don Hall, Chris Williams) FTV 8+/10 {102 m.}
6. Nocturna (2007 / Adria Garcia, Victor Maldonado) FTV 8/10 {80 m.}
7. The Addams Family (2019 / Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon) FTV 8-/10 {86 m. }
8. Wooju heukgisa: aka; Captain of Cosmos (1979 / Jong-hui Park) FTV 4+/10 {80 m.}

9. Bulsajo roboteu Pinikseu-King; aka: Defenders of Space (1984 / Su-yong Jeong) FTV 4+/10 {67 m.}
10. Micro teukgongdae Daiyateuron 5; aka: Space Transformer (1985 / Su-yong Jeong) FTV 4+/10 {63 m.}
11. Super Titan 15; aka: Wonder of Frontier (1983 / Seung-cheol Park) FTV 4+/10 {66 m.}
12. Space Thunder Kids (1991 / Elton Reins) FTV 4+/10 {82 m.}
13. Uribyeol Ilho-wa Eollukso; aka: The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (2014 / Hyeong-yoon Jang) FTV 8/10 {81 m.}

14. a-c. Animated Shorts {61 min. total}
a. A Coffee Vending Machine and Its Sword (2007) FTV 8/10 {30 m.}
b. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974) FTV 7/10 {25 m.}
c. Feast (2014) FTV 8/10 {6 m.}

My #8-14a viewings represent a mini-foray into south Korean animation. The first five are from their knock-off era and are mishmashes of already established Japanese anime with some other elements thrown in (character designs based on Transformers, Mr. Spock and Marvel comic villains, for instance). The borrowings are actually quite ballsy and presented in vivid color and are fun to watch even when the stories lapse into nonsense. Actually, that is a great deal of the fun. The animation is often a mix of styles because these films are also mishmashes of footage from previous films. I thoroughly enjoyed them except for some of the more obnoxious dubbing, especially of little kids, small robots and just about all the female characters. All five are produced by Joseph Lai, notorious for a plethora of cut and paste ninja films in the 80s when he partnered with Godfrey Ho. After five of those, Satellite Girl and Milk Cow and A Coffee Vending Machine and Its Sword were real treats – beautifully animated with interesting, wacky characters in even wackier situations. Both the short and the feature seem to exist in the same universe where people can be reincarnated or transformed into animals or inanimate objects and vice-versa.

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#85

Post by maxwelldeux » September 4th, 2020, 2:37 am

Boy will this challenge be drawn outShow
1. Rango (2011)
2. Bolt (2008)
3. WALL-E (2008)
I love WALL-E. It's an adorable love story, told surprisingly well with minimal dialogue. Cute, sweet, fun. Great animation, and a solid environmental message coupled with a commentary on human behavior. Yay! 8/10

4. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)
This I did not get into at all. Supposedly based on a Hans Christian Anderson tale, I found this boring. Not a fan of the style of animation, either, so it was a double whammy. I appreciated the artistry in it, but didn't like it. 4/10

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Post by mjf314 » September 4th, 2020, 2:40 am

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1. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 1-3
2. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 4-6
3. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 7-9

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#87

Post by Mochard » September 4th, 2020, 3:18 am

4. The Grinch (2018) - 5.5/10 (85 mins)

A grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

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I know it's based on the book but I'm kind of over The Grinch now. Was OK, kids would love it!

Watched: 4
Total Minutes: 330
Average Minutes: 82.5

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1. Ernest et Célestine (2012) - 7/10 (80 mins))
2. Ma vie de Courgette (2016) - 7/10 (69 mins)
3. Turbo (2013) - 5/10 (96 mins)
4. The Grinch (2018) - 5.5/10 (85 mins)

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Post by Mochard » September 4th, 2020, 5:52 am

5. Ethel & Ernest (2016) - 7.5/10 (86 mins)

The life and times of the parents of the hailed British graphic novelist, Raymond Briggs.

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Really enjoyable.

Watched: 5
Total Minutes: 416
Average Minutes: 83.2

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1. Ernest et Célestine (2012) - 7/10 (80 mins))
2. Ma vie de Courgette (2016) - 7/10 (69 mins)
3. Turbo (2013) - 5/10 (96 mins)
4. The Grinch (2018) - 5.5/10 (85 mins)
5. Ethel & Ernest (2016) - 7.5/10 (86 mins)

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Post by zzzorf » September 4th, 2020, 9:39 am

1. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926) - 8/10

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » September 4th, 2020, 1:44 pm

2. Incredibles 2 (2018, Brad Bird): 7.5
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1. J'ai perdu mon corps [ I Lost My Body] (2019, Jérémy Clapin): 7.2

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Post by frbrown » September 4th, 2020, 2:13 pm

9a. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part I (1993)
9b. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part II (1993)
9c. Batman TAS: The Laughing Fish (1993)


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1. A Silent Voice (2016)
2. In This Corner of the World (2016)
3. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
4a. Hare Trigger (1945)
4b. To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943) [rewatch]
4c. Birth of a Notion (1947)
4d. My Little Duckaroo (1954)
4e. Crowing Pains (1947)
4f. Raw! Raw! Rooster! (1956)
4g. Heaven Scent (1956)
4h. My Favorite Duck (1942) [rewatch]
4i. Jumpin' Jupiter (1955)
5. Treasure Planet (2002)
6. The Garden of Sinners - Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven (2009)
7a. Batman TAS: Eternal Youth (1992)
7b. Batman TAS: Perchance to Dream (1992)
7c. Batman TAS: The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (1992)
8. Anastasia (1997)
9a. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part I (1993)
9b. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part II (1993)
9c. Batman TAS: The Laughing Fish (1993)

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Post by peeptoad » September 4th, 2020, 2:28 pm

1. Shôjo tsubaki: Chika gentô gekiga (1992) Midori 8

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Post by flavo5000 » September 4th, 2020, 2:49 pm

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18. Ali Baba & the Gold Raiders (2002)
Oh geez... I was feeling Godfrey Ho withdrawal from not watching any of his films last month, so I decided to take in his lone animated effort. It was everything I could've dreamed it could be and more. I'm pretty certain this is hands-down the most poorly made animated feature I've ever seen. The backgrounds look like something made by a first year engineer student in Auto CAD. Most of the animation looks like it's about 3 frames a second. The dubbing is amazingly awful. The script is riddled with random anachronisms. The treasure room includes a Grammy, an olympic medal and a Wimbledon trophy. A guy comments on how he won't need his credit card anymore. There's a 4-minute scene of Alibaba's wife commenting on what she's wearing while she waits on Alibaba to come home for dinner. Any true fan of trash film owes it to themselves to behold this monumental travesty of filmmaking.

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19. Storks (2016)
This was a pretty by-the-numbers animated flick co-directed by Nick Stoller of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Neighbors, but very little of the more overt adult humor creeps into this mostly kiddie fare. It's briskly paced and inoffensive but doesn't really leave much of a lasting impression. Definitely one of the more bland Lord/Miller productions I've seen.

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20. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete (2009)
I watched the original version of this back when it came out and was curious to see the "complete" version that adds an addiitional 20 minutes of footage to flesh out the story more. While the extra runtime does help provide a little more explanation of events in places, this is still a pretty impenetrable story for those not familiar at all with the original game. Although the action sequences are still quite well done.

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21. Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (2006)
22. SCOOBY-DOO! Winter Wonderdog (2002)
My kids have been really into Scooby Doo lately, so I spent a decent chunk of the evening watching these with them. Pirates Ahoy is a pretty solid Scooby outing with some delightful pirate rock songs in the mix. Winter Wonderdog is just a compilation movie of various Christmas themed episodes, most of which unfortunately are from the Scrappy Doo era...

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23-24. Merutiransâ a.k.a. Melty Lancer OVA E1-6 (1999)
From GONZO, purveyors of mediocre sci-fi anime comes Melty Lancer, a mediocre sci-fi anime. It has a very similar sci-fi/action/comedy mash up vibe to the original Tenchi Muyo OVA series, so if you liked that, you might find this one somewhat decent. I didn’t get too much out of it myself.

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25. Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004)
Few things look more visually unappealing to me than late ‘90s/early ‘00s CG animation (see G.I. Joe Spy Troops yesterday too) and this one definitely falls into that era. It’s pretty ugly and muddy. Also the middling fantasy plot that panders to kids did little for me either.

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26. Dead Fury (2008)
This basically feels like a poorly done flash animation web video made by Fangoria. It is almost wall-to-wall gore with zombies vomiting blood everywhere and getting gruesomely dismembered from beginning to end. It’s too bad the animation and art style itself is so basic. It never really feels very visceral at all to me and many of the attempts at comedy fell kind of flat.

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27. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017)
I always thought Hey Arnold was one of the more well-written Nickelodeon animated offerings with some very smart character writing and a cool jazz soundtrack, so I had been meaning to watch this movie for a while. It offers up everything you’d want in a sort of concluding chapter movie with a look back at the series early on to some fun jungle adventure and some heartfelt character moments involving Arnold searching for his missing parents.

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28. Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (2014)
This fantasy-themed film seems an odd fit for Tom & Jerry, almost as if they were just randomly thrown into the middle of a very Disney-esque plot involving a Snow White surrogate who cares deeply for animals and who, with Tom & Jerry in tow, tries to reunite a baby dragon with its mother. Of course, her evil aunt wants to use the dragon for more nefarious purposes. Anyway, it’s fine as kids entertainment but isn’t going to rise to something greater.

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29. Kimi no suizô o tabetai a.k.a. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Beautifully animated and deeply sad (although it’s very upfront about where it’s going), the film is less a teen romance and more a character catharsis of a shut-in who comes to realize there’s more to life than isolation and books. It’s very good although does succumb to serious melodrama at times (although not as much as you’d expect).
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1. Gosuto Suipa Mikami - Gokuraku Daisuken! a.k.a. Ghost Sweeper Mikami: The Movie (1994)
2. Uchû shô e yôkoso a.k.a. Welcome to the Space Show (2010)
3. Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain (2017)
4. Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010)
5. The Cosmic Eye (1986)
6. Gekijô ban Bleach: Fade to Black - Kimi no na o yobu a.k.a. Bleach: Fade to Black (2008)
7. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
8. Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987)
9a. Little Witch Petit E-19 (2016)
9b. Plastic Neesan E1-12 (2011)
9c. Green Green OVA (2002)
10. Sarah and the Squirrel (1992)
11. Superman: Red Son (2020)
12a. Stille Nacht I-IV (1988-1993)
12b. This Unnameable Little Broom (1985)
12c. The Comb (1991)
12d. In Absentia (2000)
13a. De Artificiali Perspectiva a.k.a. Anamorphosis (1991)
13b. Maska (2010)
13c. Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (2013)
13d. Pigeon Toady's Guide to Your New Baby (2016)
13e. The Phantom Stranger (2015)
14. Disco ormene a.k.a. Disco Worms (2008)
15. G.I.Joe: Spy Troops the Movie (2003)
16. Digimon: The Movie (2000)
17. Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018)
18. Ali Baba & the Gold Raiders (2002)
19. Storks (2016)
20. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete (2009)
21. Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (2006)
22. SCOOBY-DOO! Winter Wonderdog (2002)
23-24. Merutiransâ a.k.a. Melty Lancer OVA E1-6 (1999)
25. Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004)
26. Dead Fury (2008)
27. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017)
28. Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (2014)
29. Kimi no suizô o tabetai a.k.a. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)

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Post by vortexsurfer » September 4th, 2020, 3:06 pm

1. Onward (Dan Scanlon, 2020) - 5/10
2. The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004) - 6/10
3. The Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird, 2018) - 6/10
4. Shark Tale (Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson & Rob Letterman, 2004) - 3/10
5. Flushed Away (David Bowers & Sam Fell, 2006) - 5/10
6. The Croods (Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders, 2013) - 6/10
7. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) - 9/10
8. Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986) - 7/10
9. My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) - 8/10
10. Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) - 8/10

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Post by blueboybob » September 4th, 2020, 4:28 pm

6. Kenji Miyazawa's Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)
7. Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006)
8. American Pop (1981)
9. Stand by Me Doraemon (2014) <---- I liked this one
10. Weathering with You (2019) <---- Decent
11. The Wolf House (2018) <---- disturbing
12. Vampire Hunter D (1985)
13. The Dog of Flanders (1997) <---- Decent
14. The Sky Crawlers (2008)
15. Robot Carnival (1987)
16. A Letter to Momo (2011)
17. Space Firebird (1980)
18. Summer Days with Coo (2007) <---- Decent
19. Wings of Honneamise (1987)

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Post by jdidaco » September 4th, 2020, 4:37 pm

Thank you for hosting, frbrown!

(Screenshots from 'Louise en hiver', 'Un rêve solaire' & 'Dilili à Paris'),

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1. Misteriya-Buff (Mystery-Bouffe, David Cherkasskiy, 1969) 8.5/10
2. Maugli (The Adventures of Mowgli, Roman Davydov, 1973) 8/10
3. U (U the Unicorn, Serge Elissalde, 2006) 8/10
4. Louise en hiver (Louise by the Shore, Jean-François Laguionie, 2016) 8/10
5. Un rêve solaire (A Solar Dream, Patrick Bokanowski, 2016) 8.5/10

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6. Ma vie de Courgette (My Life as a Courgette, Claude Barras, 2016) 8.5/10
7. La jeune fille sans mains (The Girl Without Hands, Sébastien Laudenbach, 2016) 8.5/10
8. Dilili à Paris (Dilili in Paris, Michel Ocelot, 2018) 8.5/10

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Post by Onderhond » September 4th, 2020, 8:15 pm

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06. 3.5* - A Whisker Awa y[Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu] by Jun'ichi Satô, Tomotaka Shibayama (2020)

Just a little too on the nose I guess. A Whisker Away feels like a calculated mix of Ghibli (The Cat Returns) and Shinkai (She and her Cat), trying to appease as many people as possible. And if that wasn't enough, they even made it about cats, because everybody loves cats, especially the Japanese (let's throw in some Miyazawa too). It wouldn't be so bad if the animation had been on the same level, but that's where they cut corners. Character designs are a tad bland and the animation itself isn't all that spectacular. At least the colors pop and the fantasy elements look interesting enough, but because it compares itself so explicitly to the big names in anime, it's difficult not to feel a little disappointed. That's not to say it's a terrible film though. The atmosphere is light and breezy, there's a beautiful fantasy world hiding in the second part and the pacing is pretty solid, making sure the film never drags. It's a solid anime, but it would've been nice if it had at least tried to set itself apart more.

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00. 2.5* - Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis [Rupan Sansei: Honô no Kioku Tokyo Crisis] by Toshiya Shinohara (1998)
01. 1.0* - Fritz the Cat by Ralph Bakshi (1972)
02. 3.0* - Lupin III: Dead or Alive [Rupan Sansei: Dead or Alive] by Monkey Punch, Jun Kawagoe (1996)
03. 2.5* - Bio Hunter [Baio Hantâ] by Yûzô Satô (1995)
04. 3.0* - The Congress by Ari Folman (2013)
05. 2.0* - éX-Driver the Movie by Akira Nishimori (2002)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » September 4th, 2020, 10:17 pm

15. The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017 / Elton Reins) FTV 5/10 {82 m.}
16. Lego DC Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom! (2015 / Rick Morales) FTV 7/10 {77 min. }
17. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (2016 / Cecilia Aranovich) FTV 7+/10 {76 min. }
18. Sero hiki no Goshu; aka: Gauche the Cellist (1982 / Isao Takahata) FTV 8+/10 {62 m.}


Thanks to blocho for the post and link which led me to watch Gauche the Cellist. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, both for the splendid animation and thoughtful storytelling as well as the nostalgic feelings it brought to me since I played in a number of different bands and orchestras when I was in school. :cheers:
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1.Toy Story 4 (2019 / Josh Cooley) FTV 8+/10 {100 m.}
2. Kung Fu Panda (2008 / Mark Osborne, John Stevenson) FTV 5/10 {92 m.}
3. Up (2009 / Pete Docter, Bob Peterson) FTV 8/10 {96 m.}
4. A kaito; aka: Kite (1998 / Yasuomi Umetsu) FTV 7/10 {47 m.}
5. Big Hero 6 (2014 / Don Hall, Chris Williams) FTV 8+/10 {102 m.}
6. Nocturna (2007 / Adria Garcia, Victor Maldonado) FTV 8/10 {80 m.}
7. The Addams Family (2019 / Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon) FTV 8-/10 {86 m. }
8. Wooju heukgisa: aka; Captain of Cosmos (1979 / Jong-hui Park) FTV 4+/10 {80 m.}
9. Bulsajo roboteu Pinikseu-King; aka: Defenders of Space (1984 / Su-yong Jeong) FTV 4+/10 {67 m.}
10. Micro teukgongdae Daiyateuron 5; aka: Space Transformer (1985 / Su-yong Jeong) FTV 4+/10 {63 m.}
11. Super Titan 15; aka: Wonder of Frontier (1983 / Seung-cheol Park) FTV 4+/10 {66 m.}
12. Space Thunder Kids (1991 / Elton Reins) FTV 4+/10 {82 m.}
13. Uribyeol Ilho-wa Eollukso; aka: The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (2014 / Hyeong-yoon Jang) FTV 8/10 {81 m.}
14. a-c. Animated Shorts {61 min. total}
a. A Coffee Vending Machine and Its Sword (2007) FTV 8/10 {30 m.}
b. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974) FTV 7/10 {25 m.}
c. Feast (2014) FTV 8/10 {6 m.}

My #8-14a viewings represent a mini-foray into south Korean animation. The first five are from their knock-off era and are mishmashes of already established Japanese anime with some other elements thrown in (character designs based on Transformers, Mr. Spock and Marvel comic villains, for instance). The borrowings are actually quite ballsy and presented in vivid color and are fun to watch even when the stories lapse into nonsense. Actually, that is a great deal of the fun. The animation is often a mix of styles because these films are also mishmashes of footage from previous films. I thoroughly enjoyed them except for some of the more obnoxious dubbing, especially of little kids, small robots and just about all the female characters. All five are produced by Joseph Lai, notorious for a plethora of cut and paste ninja films in the 80s when he partnered with Godfrey Ho. After five of those, Satellite Girl and Milk Cow and A Coffee Vending Machine and Its Sword were real treats – beautifully animated with interesting, wacky characters in even wackier situations. Both the short and the feature seem to exist in the same universe where people can be reincarnated or transformed into animals or inanimate objects and vice-versa.

15. The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017 / Elton Reins) FTV 5/10 {82 m.}
16. Lego DC Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom! (2015 / Rick Morales) FTV 7/10 {77 min. }
17. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (2016 / Cecilia Aranovich) FTV 7+/10 {76 min. }
18. Sero hiki no Goshu; aka: Gauche the Cellist (1982 / Isao Takahata) FTV 8+/10 {62 m.}
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Post by frbrown » September 4th, 2020, 10:34 pm

10. Coonskin (1975)

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1. A Silent Voice (2016)
2. In This Corner of the World (2016)
3. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
4a. Hare Trigger (1945)
4b. To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943) [rewatch]
4c. Birth of a Notion (1947)
4d. My Little Duckaroo (1954)
4e. Crowing Pains (1947)
4f. Raw! Raw! Rooster! (1956)
4g. Heaven Scent (1956)
4h. My Favorite Duck (1942) [rewatch]
4i. Jumpin' Jupiter (1955)
5. Treasure Planet (2002)
6. The Garden of Sinners - Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven (2009)
7a. Batman TAS: Eternal Youth (1992)
7b. Batman TAS: Perchance to Dream (1992)
7c. Batman TAS: The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (1992)
8. Anastasia (1997)
9a. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part I (1993)
9b. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part II (1993)
9c. Batman TAS: The Laughing Fish (1993)
10. Coonskin (1975)

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Post by ororama » September 5th, 2020, 12:08 am

1. Vnimanie! Volki!/ Beware of the Wolves! (1970) * 17 min.
Big Tim (1949) * 11 min.
Tifusari (1963) * 13 min.
Vasilyok (1973) 10 min.
Istoriya odnoy kukly/ The Story of One Doll (1984) 9 min.
2. Animal Farm (1954) 72 min.


*First time viewing.

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Post by Mochard » September 5th, 2020, 2:21 am

6. Animal Crackers (2017) - 5/10 (105 mins)

A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.

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Boring and drawn out (no pun intended).

Watched: 6
Total Minutes: 521
Average Minutes: 86.83

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2. Ma vie de Courgette (2016) - 7/10 (69 mins)
3. Turbo (2013) - 5/10 (96 mins)
4. The Grinch (2018) - 5.5/10 (85 mins)
5. Ethel & Ernest (2016) - 7.5/10 (86 mins)
6. Animal Crackers (2017) - 5/10 (105 mins)

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Post by Daviddoes » September 5th, 2020, 4:20 am

4. Infinity Train (2020) S2 Ep7-10 S3 Ep1 60mins

5. The Animatrix (2003) 7/10

6. Frozen II (2019) 6/10
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1. Rock & Rule (1983) 6/10
2. West and Soda (1965) 7/10
3. Onward (2020) 8/10
4. Infinity Train (2020) S2 Ep7-10 S3 Ep1 60mins
5. The Animatrix (2003) 7/10
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Post by Mochard » September 5th, 2020, 5:00 am

7. Ginga tetsudô Three-Nine (1979) - 6.5/10 (124 mins)

The adventures of a brave young boy who travels from planet to planet in a determined quest to avenge his mother's death.

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Different to what I normally watch but I quite enjoyed it.

Watched: 7
Total Minutes: 642
Average Minutes: 91.7

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1. Ernest et Célestine (2012) - 7/10 (80 mins))
2. Ma vie de Courgette (2016) - 7/10 (69 mins)
3. Turbo (2013) - 5/10 (96 mins)
4. The Grinch (2018) - 5.5/10 (85 mins)
5. Ethel & Ernest (2016) - 7.5/10 (86 mins)
6. Animal Crackers (2017) - 5/10 (105 mins)
7. Ginga tetsudô Three-Nine (1979) - 6.5/10 (124 mins)

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Post by shugs » September 5th, 2020, 8:04 am

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5. Jûbê ninpûchô [Ninja Scroll] (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1993) - 8/10

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6. Yôjû toshi [Wicked City] (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1987) - 7/10

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1. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Thurop Van Orman, John Rice, 2019) - 7/10
2. Treasure Planet (Ron Clements, John Musker, 2002) - 6/10
3. Gunnm [Battle Angel] (Hiroshi Fukutomi, 1993) - 6/10
4. Baio hantâ [Bio Hunter] (Yûzô Satô, 1995) - 7/10

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Post by Onderhond » September 5th, 2020, 9:22 am

shugs wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 8:04 am
5. Jûbê ninpûchô [Ninja Scroll] (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1993) - 8/10
6. Yôjû toshi [Wicked City] (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1987) - 7/10
Didn't you call yourself a sucker for cute things just a few posts before? :D

I rarely watch back non-favorites, but I think I might give Wicked City another go at some point. I have it a 7/10 too, but it's such an iconic film that I feel it could be an 8.

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Post by sol » September 5th, 2020, 10:12 am

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1. When Marnie Was There (2014)
2. Whisper of the Heart (1995)

3. Tales from Earthsea (2006)

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This medieval fantasy film has some decent ideas about life and living know that you'll eventually die, but the the protagonists are never especially charismatic or interesting, and while the soft-spoken, slyly smiling chief antagonist looks and sounds refreshingly different, his megalomaniacal motivations are pretty formulaic. The animation disappoints too. There are many shots with still, static and unmoving backgrounds - see above.
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Post by shugs » September 5th, 2020, 10:48 am

Onderhond wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:22 am
shugs wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 8:04 am
5. Jûbê ninpûchô [Ninja Scroll] (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1993) - 8/10
6. Yôjû toshi [Wicked City] (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1987) - 7/10
Didn't you call yourself a sucker for cute things just a few posts before? :D

I rarely watch back non-favorites, but I think I might give Wicked City another go at some point. I have it a 7/10 too, but it's such an iconic film that I feel it could be an 8.
Gotta keep things balanced. :D I'll be watching Big Hero 6 after these, I think.

I like Kawajiri's style. I have the Vampire Hunter D sequel at a 7/10 and his segment was the best one in Neo Tokyo (which I also have at a 7/10).

I would have rated Wicked City a little bit higher, I liked the setting and the visuals more than Ninja Scroll, but, man, the rapey sexual content was too much for me.

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Post by flavo5000 » September 5th, 2020, 12:36 pm

shugs wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 10:48 am

I would have rated Wicked City a little bit higher, I liked the setting and the visuals more than Ninja Scroll, but, man, the rapey sexual content was too much for me.
Yea, this is one of the big things I remember about Wicked City and why I wouldn't rate it higher either. It's one of those anime that comes VERY close to hentai without quite tumbling over that line. But it's still rough to watch in places.

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Post by Onderhond » September 5th, 2020, 1:29 pm

True enough, but it comes with the territory, no? Maybe it's because I watched Overfiend not too long ago that I'm a bit desensitised :D

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Post by flavo5000 » September 5th, 2020, 1:48 pm

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30-32a. Aggretsuko Season 3 E1-10 (2020)
Season 3 of Aggretsuko is something of a departure for the series which had previously focused on Retsuko's crises dealing with the drudgery of her work life and her lack of luck in love. This season finds her in debt and getting involved with a J-Pop idol group. It's still a fairly entertaining series that's pretty well-written but it may lose some of the original fans that came to it for it's Hello Kitty-meets-Office Space vibe.

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32b. On the Way to a Smile - Episode Denzel: Final Fantasy VII (2009)
This is a side story included as an extra on the Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete blu-ray and reveals more details about the path of the character Denzel. For FFVII stalwarts, it fills in a few details that Advent Children didn't cover. Also for folks who know little about FFVII, it may actually work better stand-alone than Advent Children with it's focus on just one character and his back story (it does have several of the main characters from FF7 like Cloud but mostly as cameos and knowing who they are isn't terribly important to understanding the plot of this 30-minute short).

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33. Treasure Island (1973)
This '70s version of Treasure Island with Davy Jones of the Monkees as Jim Hawkins and Mr. Family Feud himself Richard Dawson as Long John Silver is mostly a pretty straightforward adaptation with the addition of a rat sidekick. Overall the tone feels a little too jovial for the subject matter, even when people are being menaced or stabbed to death, but it's decent (although no one can touch Tim Curry's Long John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island).

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34. Monster High: Electrified (2017)
well, my daughter is really into Halloween stuff, spiders, ghosts, monsters, etc, so I thought this feature length commercial for Monster high toys might engage her for a while. Not really. It really mostly plays out as a typical teen drama with a few twists to bring in the monster angle. The plot is mostly about one of the girls, a werewolf named Clawdeen (GEDDIT HAR), who wants to open a beauty salon. Naturally the Dr. Frankenstein comes up with the idea to open it in an abandoned power station...for reasons... Meh.

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35. Five Star Stories (1989)
The mecha designs in this one were pretty impressive with a very large scope and the story itself was initially fairly interesting. Unfortunately, this movie just kinda randomly ends without tying up the plot, promising a TV series that never materialized. I'd assume it adapts the first story arc of a longer manga series with follow-up arcs that never got adapted.

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36. Mid-Century Modern Animation Vol. 1 (It's Only The Beginning/The Magic Fluke/Big Tim/Destination Earth/Swab Your Choppers/The Sailor & the Seagull/TV Spots, Drive-In Ads)
I really dig this '50s modern futurist style of animation, so this disc was quite a treat with a collection of fun, vibrant shorts that were pretty consistently entertaining even when they were basically 10-minute commercials for the petroleum industry or whatever. Of particular note is seeing the collection of Disney commercials hocking cars that feature familiar Disney characters in this mid-century modern art style.

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37. Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (2017)
This one finds the gang matching wits with a wild west outlaw ancestor of Shaggy's when they visit Shaggy's cousin on a dude ranch out west. It's a decent Scooby effort but the cowboy schtick gets pretty old pretty fast, especially Daphne and her obsession with cowgirl fashion.

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38. Naisho no Tsubomi OVA E1-3 (2008)
I had thought this was going to be a standard slice of life type anime going into it, but it apparently turned out to be some sort of sexual education OVA, following a girl as she navigates the realities of her mother's pregnancy and her new feelings for boys. It seems ok for what it is but feels a little thin as a stand-alone narrative despite the mysterious and unusually well-informed sagely Saya character.

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39. Murasaki Shikibu: Genji monogatari a.k.a. Tale of Genji (1987)
Of the few different versions of this story I've seen, I think I actually liked this one the most. The hazy, dream-like visuals and sparse Noh-meets-sound collage soundtrack give it an otherworldly tone that helps digest the more unsavory aspects of the story and makes for more of a sensory experience than a straightforward narrative. Also if you had told me that a sequence in an adaptation of Tale of Genji would remind me a great deal of the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey, I would've called you ridiculous. Yet here we are.

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40. Night Flight: Takes Off to Animation Vol. 1 (1984)
This was a neat blast from the past. Night Flight was a music video/cult/oddity program that aired late night on USA back in the '80s that showcased all kinds of interesting counter culture from more prog/art rock music to underground short films to cult and horror flicks. I saw very little of it when it was airing originally since we didn't have cable when I was a kid, so finding this randomly on VRV was a nice surprise. It's basically a compilation of early '80s animated music videos like Tom Tom Club's Pressure of Love and Adrian Belew's Big Electric Cat. I need to try to hunt down the other three volumes of this.
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1. Gosuto Suipa Mikami - Gokuraku Daisuken! a.k.a. Ghost Sweeper Mikami: The Movie (1994)
2. Uchû shô e yôkoso a.k.a. Welcome to the Space Show (2010)
3. Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain (2017)
4. Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010)
5. The Cosmic Eye (1986)
6. Gekijô ban Bleach: Fade to Black - Kimi no na o yobu a.k.a. Bleach: Fade to Black (2008)
7. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
8. Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987)
9a. Little Witch Petit E-19 (2016)
9b. Plastic Neesan E1-12 (2011)
9c. Green Green OVA (2002)
10. Sarah and the Squirrel (1992)
11. Superman: Red Son (2020)
12a. Stille Nacht I-IV (1988-1993)
12b. This Unnameable Little Broom (1985)
12c. The Comb (1991)
12d. In Absentia (2000)
13a. De Artificiali Perspectiva a.k.a. Anamorphosis (1991)
13b. Maska (2010)
13c. Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (2013)
13d. Pigeon Toady's Guide to Your New Baby (2016)
13e. The Phantom Stranger (2015)
14. Disco ormene a.k.a. Disco Worms (2008)
15. G.I.Joe: Spy Troops the Movie (2003)
16. Digimon: The Movie (2000)
17. Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018)
18. Ali Baba & the Gold Raiders (2002)
19. Storks (2016)
20. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete (2009)
21. Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (2006)
22. SCOOBY-DOO! Winter Wonderdog (2002)
23-24. Merutiransâ a.k.a. Melty Lancer OVA E1-6 (1999)
25. Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004)
26. Dead Fury (2008)
27. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017)
28. Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (2014)
29. Kimi no suizô o tabetai a.k.a. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
30-32a. Aggretsuko Season 3 E1-10 (2020)
32b. On the Way to a Smile - Episode Denzel: Final Fantasy VII (2009)
33. Treasure Island (1973)
34. Monster High: Electrified (2017)
35. Five Star Stories (1989)
36. Mid-Century Modern Animation Vol. 1 (It's Only The Beginning/The Magic Fluke/Big Tim/Destination Earth/Swab Your Choppers/The Sailor & the Seagull/TV Spots, Drive-In Ads)
37. Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (2017)
38. Naisho no Tsubomi OVA E1-3 (2008)
39. Murasaki Shikibu: Genji monogatari a.k.a. Tale of Genji (1987)
40. Night Flight: Takes Off to Animation Vol. 1 (1984)

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Post by Onderhond » September 5th, 2020, 4:47 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 1:48 pm
39. Murasaki Shikibu: Genji monogatari a.k.a. Tale of Genji (1987)
Of the few different versions of this story I've seen, I think I actually liked this one the most. The hazy, dream-like visuals and sparse Noh-meets-sound collage soundtrack give it an otherworldly tone that helps digest the more unsavory aspects of the story and makes for more of a sensory experience than a straightforward narrative. Also if you had told me that a sequence in an adaptation of Tale of Genji would remind me a great deal of the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey, I would've called you ridiculous. Yet here we are.
This was a stunner alright. My short review: Extremely stylish and dignified. This old tale draws its inspiration from classic Japanese paintings and folklore, so don't expect a typical anime. Beautifully animated and sporting a superb score, this film is quite a sight to behold. The story is a little too rigid for my liking, but this film definitely deserves wider recognition, because this was quite unique.

Somewhat of a hidden gem.

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Post by frbrown » September 5th, 2020, 5:39 pm

11. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

Too cutesy. I prefer the Russian Vinni-Pukh cartoons.


12. Bio Hunter (1995)

Everyone's watching this, so I thought I'd join in. I suppose it would have been better if Kawajiri had directed, but still a solid, and unpleasant, OVA.


13. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)

I liked it better than Max did, but it's nothing special. After this, Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Hand, it's safe to say I'm not a fan of Trnka's style.


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1. A Silent Voice (2016)
2. In This Corner of the World (2016)
3. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
4a. Hare Trigger (1945)
4b. To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943) [rewatch]
4c. Birth of a Notion (1947)
4d. My Little Duckaroo (1954)
4e. Crowing Pains (1947)
4f. Raw! Raw! Rooster! (1956)
4g. Heaven Scent (1956)
4h. My Favorite Duck (1942) [rewatch]
4i. Jumpin' Jupiter (1955)
5. Treasure Planet (2002)
6. The Garden of Sinners - Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven (2009)
7a. Batman TAS: Eternal Youth (1992)
7b. Batman TAS: Perchance to Dream (1992)
7c. Batman TAS: The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (1992)
8. Anastasia (1997)
9a. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part I (1993)
9b. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part II (1993)
9c. Batman TAS: The Laughing Fish (1993)
10. Coonskin (1975)
11. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
12. Bio Hunter (1995)
13. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » September 5th, 2020, 10:04 pm

19. Monster House (2006 / Gil Kenan) FTV 7/10 {91 m.}
20. Space Ninja: The Animated Movie; aka: Cyborg Assassin: Legend of the Space Ninja (2014 / Ed Glaser) FTV 4+/10 {67 m.}
21. Despicable Me (2010 / Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud) FTV 4/10 {95 m.}
22. Minions (2015 / Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda) FTV 4/10 {91 m.}

Ani MeShow
1.Toy Story 4 (2019 / Josh Cooley) FTV 8+/10 {100 m.}
2. Kung Fu Panda (2008 / Mark Osborne, John Stevenson) FTV 5/10 {92 m.}
3. Up (2009 / Pete Docter, Bob Peterson) FTV 8/10 {96 m.}
4. A kaito; aka: Kite (1998 / Yasuomi Umetsu) FTV 7/10 {47 m.}
5. Big Hero 6 (2014 / Don Hall, Chris Williams) FTV 8+/10 {102 m.}
6. Nocturna (2007 / Adria Garcia, Victor Maldonado) FTV 8/10 {80 m.}
7. The Addams Family (2019 / Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon) FTV 8-/10 {86 m. }
8. Wooju heukgisa: aka; Captain of Cosmos (1979 / Jong-hui Park) FTV 4+/10 {80 m.}
9. Bulsajo roboteu Pinikseu-King; aka: Defenders of Space (1984 / Su-yong Jeong) FTV 5/10 {67 m.}
10. Micro teukgongdae Daiyateuron 5; aka: Space Transformer (1985 / Su-yong Jeong) FTV 4+/10 {63 m.}
11. Super Titan 15; aka: Wonder of Frontier (1983 / Seung-cheol Park) FTV 4+/10 {66 m.}
12. Space Thunder Kids (1991 / Elton Reins) FTV 4+/10 {82 m.}
13. Uribyeol Ilho-wa Eollukso; aka: The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (2014 / Hyeong-yoon Jang) FTV 8/10 {81 m.}
14. a-c. Animated Shorts {61 min. total}
a. A Coffee Vending Machine and Its Sword (2007) FTV 8/10 {30 m.}
b. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974) FTV 7/10 {25 m.}
c. Feast (2014) FTV 8/10 {6 m.}
15. The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017 / Elton Reins) FTV 5/10 {82 m.}
16. Lego DC Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom! (2015 / Rick Morales) FTV 7/10 {77 min. }
17. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (2016 / Cecilia Aranovich) FTV 7+/10 {76 min. }
18. Sero hiki no Goshu; aka: Gauche the Cellist (1982 / Isao Takahata) FTV 8+/10 {62 m.}

19. Monster House (2006 / Gil Kenan) FTV 7/10 {91 m.}
20. Space Ninja: The Animated Movie; aka: Cyborg Assassin: Legend of the Space Ninja (2014 / Ed Glaser) FTV 4+/10 {67 m.}
21. Despicable Me (2010 / Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud) FTV 4/10 {95 m.}
22. Minions (2015 / Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda) FTV 4/10 {91 m.}



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Post by maxwelldeux » September 6th, 2020, 12:08 am

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 10:04 pm
22. Minions (2015 / Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda) FTV 4/10 {91 m.}
I think you have a typo there - should be 1/10. I think you may have also omitted the key phrase "This movie is an abomination on this planet and offends me as a human to my very core." :P

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Post by mjf314 » September 6th, 2020, 12:16 am

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1. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 1-3
2. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 4-6
3. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 7-9
4. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 10-12
Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episode 13 (not counting as an entry yet)

I finished the series. I liked it.

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Post by AB537 » September 6th, 2020, 1:23 am

1. Kurenai no Buta - Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) 7.5/10

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7. Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams, 2014) - 5/10
Liked it from a technical standpoint, the animation is top-notch and there's a lot of detail, but otherwise it feels completely artificial, a movie that's more market tested than creative. But it's Disney, so what can you do.

Also the more Western 3D animation I watch, the more I become annoyed with that smirk that every character has. Who came up with that design? :angry:
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1. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Thurop Van Orman, John Rice, 2019) - 7/10
2. Treasure Planet (Ron Clements, John Musker, 2002) - 6/10
3. Gunnm [Battle Angel] (Hiroshi Fukutomi, 1993) - 6/10
4. Baio hantâ [Bio Hunter] (Yûzô Satô, 1995) - 7/10
5. Jûbê ninpûchô [Ninja Scroll] (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1993) - 8/10
6. Yôjû toshi [Wicked City] (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1987) - 7/10

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1. Rango (2011)
2. Bolt (2008)
3. WALL-E (2008)
4. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)
5. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

I did not expect to like this, but I did. Jimmy is a brilliant kid who tries to communicate with aliens, does, and accidentally gets all the adults in his town abducted. So he and the other kids band together to travel the cosmos to save them from being sacrificed to an alien god. There were tons of jokes, many aimed at adults, some really interesting animation, and a fun enough plot. Also with a solid message that science saves the day. Kinda fun overall!

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Post by frbrown » September 6th, 2020, 5:36 pm

Had an anime marathon yesterday


14. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)

Not very good, but quite a tearjerker


15. Penguin Highway (2018)

Fun stuff, one of those summer vacation anime that turn into a disaster movie, like "Summer Wars" or "Your Name", but with younger characters. Good-looking movie, too, with lots of color and sun.


16. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)

Some great animation, especially an action scene on a train early in the movie.


17. The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder - Part 2 (2009)

After several years, I finally finished this series. And there's a reason why it took so long - I'm not a fan. The only exceptional movie was the fifth, the one about architecture. The rest of the series is just people spouting esoteric drivel, or taking slow walks through back alleys and bamboo forests.

Still, some of those back alleys can get pretty dark and atmospheric, like so

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1. A Silent Voice (2016)
2. In This Corner of the World (2016)
3. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
4a. Hare Trigger (1945)
4b. To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943) [rewatch]
4c. Birth of a Notion (1947)
4d. My Little Duckaroo (1954)
4e. Crowing Pains (1947)
4f. Raw! Raw! Rooster! (1956)
4g. Heaven Scent (1956)
4h. My Favorite Duck (1942) [rewatch]
4i. Jumpin' Jupiter (1955)
5. Treasure Planet (2002)
6. The Garden of Sinners - Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven (2009)
7a. Batman TAS: Eternal Youth (1992)
7b. Batman TAS: Perchance to Dream (1992)
7c. Batman TAS: The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (1992)
8. Anastasia (1997)
9a. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part I (1993)
9b. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part II (1993)
9c. Batman TAS: The Laughing Fish (1993)
10. Coonskin (1975)
11. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
12. Bio Hunter (1995)
13. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)
14. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
15. Penguin Highway (2018)
16. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)
17. The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder - Part 2 (2009)

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Post by mjf314 » September 6th, 2020, 5:57 pm

frbrown wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 5:36 pm
17. The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder - Part 2 (2009)

After several years, I finally finished this series. And there's a reason why it took so long - I'm not a fan. The only exceptional movie was the fifth, the one about architecture. The rest of the series is just people spouting esoteric drivel, or taking slow walks through back alleys and bamboo forests.
I agree, the 5th movie is great, but the others are meh. It's too bad it's not a standalone movie. If it was, I'd recommend it more often.

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