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Sweat Punch +a bunch of shorts which add up to 98 minutes and give me a point ..
With the exception of Comedy (Kigeki), this was a collection of the lamest anime I've seen so far. Thanks for that, Paste :rolleyes:

36.a A Well-Ordered Restaurant (1992) (19 min)
36.b Junk Robot (2006) (13 min)
36.c Comedy (2002) (11 min)
36.d Beyond (2002) (8 min)
36.e Dan Petory Kyoushu no Yuutsu (2002) (10 min)
36.f End of the World (2002) (9 min)
36.g Karlson vernulsya (1970) (20 min)
36.h Dexter's Laboratory (1995) (8 min)
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1. Over the Garden Wall (2014)
2.-8. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)
9. The End of Evangelion (1997) (9/10)
10. Evangelion 1.11 (2007) (8/10)
11. Evangelion 2.22 (2009) (8/10)
12. Evangelion 3.33 (2012) (6,5/10)
13. Raya And The Last Dragon (2021) (7/10)
14. Dinosaur (2000) (6,5/10)
15.-17. Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
18.-21. Paranoia Agent (2004)
22. Fist of the North Star (1986) (6,5/10)
23.-26.a Cowboy Bebop (1998) E1-13
26.b Kiwi (2006) (8/10)
27. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) (7,5/10)
28. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) (7,5/10)
29. Neo Tokyo (1987) (6,5/10)
30.-33. Cowboy Bebop (1998-99)
34.-35. overtime
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flavo5000 wrote: April 30th, 2021, 2:58 am Image
136. Everyone's Hero (2006)
Extremely bland kid's film about a boy traveling across the country to bring Babe Ruth his special bat, accompanied by a talking baseball and other bullshit. Completely unremarkable movie in pretty much every way.
Lol. I can see Traveller hating this so much. :lol: The ball, it's making bubbles! Just look at it!
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51. Invincible Season 1 Episode 8 (44 minutes)
World of Tomorrow (17 minutes)
World of Tomorrow Episode 2 (23 minutes)

I had 22 left over too but won't need them. That's it for me with shorts this challenge
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17. 2.0* - A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959) by Jirí Trnkaa

Old puppet animation based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Adapting Shakespeare isn't the most original of ideas, but I will admit that it fits the style, especially with all the fantasy elements presents. Still, I would've preferred to see an original story rather than the umpteenth version of this story. Unless you've never seen or read A Midsummer Night's Dream before, there are few surprises here. In classic Shakespeare fashion, tragic romances are littered throughout, as people are paired with the wrong partner and are pining for unattainable love. The plot isn't really the main draw here though. Some of the puppet designs are nice and the more fantastical sets are cute, but the pacing is slow, the voice-over sounds somewhat indifferent and the animation is very basic, at least by modern standards. There are some stand-out moments here, but they are few and far between and most of the film was a bit too simplistic to keep me engaged throughout.

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01. 2.5* - When the Wind Blows (1986) by Jimmy T. Murakami
02. 2.0* - The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) by Will Vinton
xx. 2.5* - Invention for Destruction [Vynález Zkázy] (1958) by Karel Zeman
03. 2.0* - The Humpback Horse [Konyok-Gorbunok] (1947) by Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Viktor Gromov, Ivan Ivanov-Vano
04. 3.5* - Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal [Gekijou-ban Mahou Shoujo Madoka*Magica: [Kouhen] Eien no Monogatari] (2012) by Yukihiro Miyamoto, Akiyuki Shinbo
05. 1.0* - Rock & Rule (1983) by Clive Smith
xx. 2.5* - Pacific Rim: The Black (2021) by various (7 episodes)
06. 2.5* - The King and the Mockingbird [Le Roi et l'Oiseau] (1980) by Paul Grimault
07. 2.5* - Allegro Non Troppo (1976) by Bruno Bozzetto
08. 1.5* - Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941) by Dave Fleischer
09. 2.0* - Bombay Rose (2019) by Gitanjali Rao
10. 0.5* - Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) by Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
11. 1.5* - Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest [Azur et Asmar] (2006) by Michel Ocelot
12. 1.5* - American Pop (1981) by Ralph Bakshi
13. 1.5* - The Transformers: The Movie (1986) by Nelson Shin
14. 2.5* - Missing Link (2019) by Chris Butler
15. 1.0* - Fire and Ice (1983) by Ralph Bakshi, Tom Tataranowicz
16. 2.0* - On-Gaku: Our Sound [Ongaku] (2019) by Kenji Iwaisawa
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And that's it for my I guess. Never seen so much bad animation in a single month, good thing I snuck in some Puella Magi Madoka Magica on my own.
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1. A Whisker Away (2020)
2. Ride Your Wave (2019)
3. Liz and the Blue Bird (2018)
4. Aria the Origination (2008) episodes 1-4
5. Aria the Origination (2008) episodes 5, 5.5, 6, 7
6. Aria the Origination (2008) episodes 8-11
7. Aria the Origination (2008) episodes 12-13
Aria the Origination Picture Drama (2008) episodes 1-5
8. Aria the Origination Picture Drama (2008) episodes 6-7
Aria the Avvenire (2015) episodes 1-3
The Girl From the Other Side: Siuil, a Run (2019)
9. Hello World (2019)
10. Penguin Highway (2018)
11. Saint Young Men (2013)
12-14. Area 88 (1985) episodes 1-3
15. Kyousougiga (2013) episodes 1-4
16. Kyousougiga (2013) episodes 5-8
17. Kyousougiga (2013) episodes 9-10
Saint Young Men (2012) OVA episodes 1-2
18. Nichijou (2011) episodes 0-3
19. Nichijou (2011) episodes 4-7
20. Nichijou (2011) episodes 8-11
21. Nichijou (2011) episodes 12-15
22. Nichijou (2011) episodes 16-19
23. Nichijou (2011) episodes 20-23
24. Nichijou (2011) episodes 24-26
A Place Further Than the Universe (2018) episode 1
25. A Place Further Than the Universe (2018) episodes 2-5
26. A Place Further Than the Universe (2018) episodes 6-9
27. A Place Further Than the Universe (2018) episodes 10-13
28. Bloom Into You (2018) episodes 1-4
29. Bloom Into You (2018) episodes 5-8
30. Bloom Into You (2018) episodes 9-12

1 episode left. I'll finish it tomorrow. Maybe I'll watch a short or two to get up to 80 minutes, if I have time.
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Flavo, how do u pick movies? Some of yours seem so random. Ur still so low on More Brief Encounters. Must be missing so much great animation.

74. Genocyber 5.5/10 - 2 episodes over 80 will probably burn up
75. The Willoughbys - super childish. i guess kids dont mind Gervais as cat
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76. Xavier: Renegade Angel S2 - worth some more suffering for ep 2.3
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44. Spies in Disguise (2019, Troy Quane & Nick Bruno): 6.2

45. Gantz:O (2016, Yasushi Kawamura & Keiichi Saitô): 7.8 - After his death Kato is dumped into a mysterious room after which he has to fight interdimensional monsters with a group of strangers in a strange survival game. The plot is set up as a video game and the movie basically also is an filmed video-game. There is almost no story and very little character development in this almost non-stop action thrill ride. But in that front it does deliver. The action is tense, the monsters are actually scary looking, often inspired by Japanese folklore. All with all it is greatly entertaining. The CGI in this looks very realistic.

46. Mars Needs Moms (2011, Simon Wells): 2.0

47. Ferdinand (2017, Carlos Saldanha): 6.5

48. Kaguya-hime no monogatari [The Tale of the Princess Kaguya] (2013, Isao Takahata) rewatch: 8.0 > 8.0

49. Horton Hears a Who! (2008, Jimmy Hayward & Steve Martino): 6.8

50. Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004, Donovan Cook): 5.8

50. Titan A.E. (2000, Don Bluth & Gary Goldman): 5.5 - This clearly falls in the failed promises category. I love me some fun animated sci-fi adventure. The animation looks nice and the premise is promosing. But the plot alas is a rushed mess. This is a movie that should have been longer so plot and character developments had more room to develop naturally for the viewer. My enjoyment of this was further reduced by one of the most terrible soundtracks. The 90s punk-rock song made my ears cry.

51. The Peanuts Movie (2015, Steve Martino): 6.5 - Sweet and fun modern adaptation of the Peanuts. Switching constantly to Snoopy's daydreams about fighting the Red Baron does take the pacing out of the movie at times.

52. The Wild (2006, Steve 'Spaz' Williams): 3.0

53. Epic (2013, Chris Wedge): 6.8 - Very by the number animated fantasy, which I found to be enjoyable nonetheless.

54. Omoide no Mânî [When Marnie Was There] (2014, Hiromasa Yonebayashi) rewatch: 7.0 > 7.0

55. Blame! (2017, Hiroyuki Seshita): 6.5 - Another dystopian future anime. Somethin I generally like, so the premise was promising (again). But too much of this is characters walking around gloomy and depressed delivering sci-fi gibberish. And there are too little enjoyable action sequences to make up for the lack of wel written characters. The world building is interesting and there are some enjoyable moments especially in the beginning and end, but overal this was a bit of a disappointment.

56. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021, Michael Rianda & Jeff Rowe): 7.8 - This was just dropped on Netflix today. It's a highly zany and very fun animation produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller about a dysfunctional, so totally normal, family that somehow becomes the last survivors in a robot apocalypse. The jokes and references come at a rapid fire ADHD level speed. Plus it has a film buff as the protagonist, so that's a big plus always. This is definitely recommended to cap of this challenge.


Too much mediocrity?
1. Turbo (2013): 3.8
2. Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019, Jake Castorena): 7.2
3. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019, Mike Mitchell & Trisha Gum): 6.2
4. Les douze travaux d'Astérix [The Twelve Tasks of Asterix] (1976) rewatch: ? > 6.5
5. Mirai no Mirai [Mirai] (2018, Mamoru Hosoda): 8.2
6. Nakitai watashi wa neko wo kaburu [A Whisker Away] (2020, Jun'ichi Satô & Tomotaka Shibayama): 8.2
7. The Boss Baby (2017, Tom McGrath): 4.0
8. Despicable Me 2 (2013, Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin): 5.8
9. Despicable Me 3 (2017, Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda): 6.0
10. Tenkū no shiro Rapyuta [Laputa: Castle in the Sky] (1986, Hayao Miyazaki) rewatch: 7.0 > 8.5
11. Tonari no Totoro [My Neighbor Totoro] (1988, Hayao Miyazaki) rewatch: 9.5 > 10!
12. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014, Rob Minkoff): 7.5
13. Hotaru no haka [Grave of the Fireflies ] (1988, Isao Takahata) rewatch: 10! > 10! #Bonus Horrors of War
14. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013, Cody Cameron & Kris Pearn): 4.2
15. Majo no takkyūbin [Kiki's Delivery Service] (1989, Hayao Miyazaki) rewatch: 8.5 > 8.5
16. Barnyard (2006, Steve Oedekerk): 2.0 #Bonus Excuse Me While I Puke
17. Omohide poro poro [Only Yesterday] (1991, Isao Takahata) rewatch: 6.0 > 7.2
18. Monster House (2006, Gil Kenan): 6.2
19. Kurenai no buta [Porco Rosso] (1992, Hayao Miyazaki) rewatch: 7.0 > 8.0
20. Umi ga kikoeru [Ocean Waves] (1993, Tomomi Mochizuki): 7.8
21. Trouble (2019, Kevin Johnson): 6.2
22. Heisei tanuki gassen ponpoko [Pom Poko] (1994, Isao Takahata) rewatch: 6.0 > 7.5
23. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012, Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell & Conrad Vernon): 8.0
24. Mimi wo sumaseba [Whisper of the Heart] (1995, Yoshifumi Kondo) rewatch: 7.0 > 7.5
25. The Willoughbys (2020, Kris Pearn): 4.2
24. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014, Dean Deblois): 6.0
25. Mononoke-hime [Princess Mononoke] (1997, Hayao Miyazaki) rewatch: 9.0 > 9.0
26. Hôhokekyo tonari no Yamada-kun [My Neighbors the Yamadas] (1999, Isao Takahata) rewatch: 6.5 > 8.0
27. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi [Spirited Away] (2001, Hayao Miyazaki) (rewatch: 10! > 10!
28. Neko no ongaeshi [The Cat Returns] (2002, Hiroyuki Morita) rewatch: 9.5 > 7.8
29. Minions (2015, Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda): 3.5
30. Hauru no ugoku shiro [Howl's Moving Castle] (2004, Hayao Miyazaki) rewatch: 8.8 > 9.2
31. Bee Movie (2007, Steve Hickner & Simon J. Smith): 6.2
32. Gedo senki [Tales from Earthsea] (2006, Goro Miyazaki) rewatch: 8.0 > 6.5
33. (4x22 min=88)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013, Greg Richardson): 7.0
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled (2015, Rob Silvestri): 5.5
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat (2017, Michael D. Black): 3.8
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Black Panther - Trouble in Wakanda (2018, Michael D. Black): 6.2
34. The Lorax (2012, Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda): 6.2
35. Gake no ue no Ponyo [Ponyo] (2008, Hayao Miyazaki) rewatch: 6.5 > 7.8
36. Batman Ninja (2018, Junpei Mizusaki): 6.2
37. Arlo the Alligator Boy (2021, Ryan Crego): 7.2
38. Kari-gurashi no Arietti [The Secret World of Arrietty] (2010, Hiromasa Yonebayashi) rewatch: 6.8 > 7.8
39. Kokuriko-zaka kara [From Up on Poppy Hill] (2011, Goro Miyazaki): 7.8
40. (7+22+22+24+8 runover minutes=83 min)
Jiburi jikkengekijō on yua māku [Chage & Aska: On Your Mark] (1995, Hayao Miyazaki) rewatch: 9.0 > 7.8
Lego Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom (2019, Andrew Duncan & Ken Cunningham): 4.8
Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (2014, Rick Morales): 6.0
Lego Jurassic World - The Indominus Escape (2016, Michael Ian Black): 4.8
41. Onward (2020, Dan Scanlon): 7.8
42. Soul (2020, Pete Docter & Kemp Powers): 7.8
43. Kaze tachinu [The Wind Rises] (2013, Hayao Miyazaki) rewatch: 7.0 > 8.0
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reminder that this rule exists and makes sense
Also if you're in the top 5, please post regularly (at least every second day). So that the competition stays fair
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
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Armoreska wrote: April 30th, 2021, 12:18 pm Flavo, how do u pick movies? Some of yours seem so random. Ur still so low on More Brief Encounters. Must be missing so much great animation.

Quite a few of them are ones that I own I've accumulated over the years which may contribute to some of the randomness. Also yea, sometimes I just pick random stuff for no particular reason to avoid analysis paralysis.
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Just updated the OP again. Still a fierce competition in that top 5. While Armoreska has pulled ahead for 2nd, 3 through 5 is still very close. Cram those final watches in today, folks! I'll do a final update probably late tomorrow evening to give everyone a chance to get final movies logged.

On the bonus front, there are still a handful of challenges no one has completed yet: Sand Animation, North America (CA & MX), Unsung Heroes, Norman McLaren and Jan Svankmajer. Anyone wanna try to work one in at the last minute?
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60. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) - 5/10
61. A Wind Named Amnesia (1990) - 6/10
62. Oldman Z (1991) - 6/10

That’s it for me - thanks for hosting, flavo.
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flavo5000 wrote: April 30th, 2021, 2:39 pm On the bonus front, there are still a handful of challenges no one has completed yet: Sand Animation, North America (CA & MX), Unsung Heroes, Norman McLaren and Jan Svankmajer. Anyone wanna try to work one in at the last minute?
I got Faust left. Want me to watch?

No clue about Mexico.

for Unsung Heroes I only know of one director I watched that's Bozzetto but i don't think it's applicable to him. I have no idea who's even sung.

For sand, I can watch this, but will it count?
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the ... mo+legend/
There's nothing else
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Armoreska wrote: April 30th, 2021, 3:18 pm
flavo5000 wrote: April 30th, 2021, 2:39 pm On the bonus front, there are still a handful of challenges no one has completed yet: Sand Animation, North America (CA & MX), Unsung Heroes, Norman McLaren and Jan Svankmajer. Anyone wanna try to work one in at the last minute?
I got Faust left. Want me to watch?

No clue about Mexico.

for Unsung Heroes I only know of one director I watched that's Bozzetto but i don't think it's applicable to him. I have no idea who's even sung.

For sand, I can watch this, but will it count?
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the ... mo+legend/
There's nothing else
I think you could make an argument for Bozzetto actually. He certainly isn't as well-known as Walt Disney or Hayao Miyazaki for instance. I doubt even fans of international animation has seen more than one or two of his works, and Allegro non Troppo is really the only one that comes up regularly in "best of" lists.

On the Sand Animation front... Yea, I didn't realize just how few there were out there easily accessible for this one. If you go to youtube and just search for sand animation, there are still a decent amount of shorts that pop up.
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found Ferenc Cakó - im on it, should even be over 80 mins
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10-13. [4*80mins+20mins] Liquid Television S2Ep6-10+S3Ep1-6 (1993-94) 7
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Shorts leftover: 20mins

1. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009) [Rewatch] 7+ (=)
2. Ghost in the Shell / Kôkaku Kidôtai (Mamoru Oshii, 1995) [Rewatch] 7+>8-
3. [80+10mins TV series]
Liquid Television S1Ep1-3 (1994) 7+
4. [80+10mins TV series]
Liquid Television S1Ep4-6 (1994) 7+

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5. [20+60mins TV series]
Liquid Television S2Ep1-2 (1994) 7+

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6. [80+10mins TV series]
Liquid Television S2Ep3-5 (1994) 7-

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7. Tux and Fanny (Albert Birney, 2019) 7
Existential cuties

8. Les damnés de la Commune (Raphaël Meyssan, 2021) 6

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9. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (Craig McCracken, Genndy Tartakovsky, 2002) 6+
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(Screenshots from 'A Cidade dos Piratas' & 'Away'),

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45. Le roman de Renard (The Story of the Fox, Wladyslaw Starewicz & Irene Starewicz, 1937) 9.5/10 (RV)
46. Cisaruv slavík (The Emperor's Nightingale, Jirí Trnka & Milos Makovec, 1949) 8.5/10 (RV)
47. Aliens, Flamingos & Ecstasy (Tomer Eshed, Rory Byrne, Vladimir Leschiov, Matei Branea, Marcin Wasilewski, Jakob Maqe, Steffen Schmidt and Uri Kranot & Michelle Kranot, 2011-19) 7/10
48. Ôkami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children, Mamoru Hosoda, 2012) 8.5/10
49. Over the Garden Wall (Nate Cash, 2014) 9/10
50. A Cidade dos Piratas (City of Pirates, Otto Guerra, 2018) 9/10
51. L'extraordinaire voyage de Marona (Marona's Fantastic Tale, Anca Damian, 2019) 8/10
52. Away (Gints Zilbalodis, 2019) 8/10

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That's it for me; thanks again for hosting, flavo! I loved how you prepared the Scavenger Hunt for the Bonus Challenge, the multiple tasks you lined up helped me to select and narrow down some titles amongst the countless options I had... I just got a bit lazy in putting it together (it didn't help that the first half of the month was especially hectic!). This is one of my favorite challenges, hope we can find a little spot of permanency for it...

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1. Soyuzmultfilm Sci-Fi program : Phaethon: syn solntsa (Phaeton, the Son of the Sun, Vasiliy Livanov, 1972) 7.5/10 (17 min), Zerkalo vremeni (The Mirror of Time, Vladimir Tarasov, 1976) 7/10 (10 min), Kosmicheskie prisheltsy (Space Visitors, Aleksey Solovyov, 1981) 6.5/10 (16 min), Kosmicheskie prisheltsy 2 (Space Visitors Part 2, Aleksey Solovyov, 1983) 7/10 (17 min), Zdes mogut voditsya tigry (Here There Be Tygers, Vladimir Samsonov, 1989) 7.5/10 (10 min), Kogda-to davno... (A Long Time Ago..., Galina Barinova, 1990) 8.5/10 (17 min) (Total: 87 min)
2. Beyond the Mind's Eye (Michael Boydstun, 1993) 6/10
3. Hair High (Bill Plympton, 2004) 7.5/10
4. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Will Becher & Richard Phelan, 2019) 6/10
5. Over the Moon (Glen Keane & John Kahrs, 2020) 6.5/10
6. Circumstantial Pleasures (Lewis Klahr, 2020) 9/10
7. Fyrtøjet (Magic Lighter, Svend Methling, 1946) 7/10
8. Murasaki Shikibu: Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji, Gisaburô Sugii, 1987) 8.5/10
9. Koushoku ichidai otoko (The Sensualist, Yukio Abe, 1991) 7.5/10
10. La plante humaine (The Human Plant, Pierre Hébert, 1996) 8.5/10
11. The Prophet (Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi & Paul Brizzi, Joan C. Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar and Michal Socha, 2014) 7.5/10
12. Dream Journal 2016-2019 (Jon Rafman, 2019) 7/10
13. Animated Middle East program : Mafish Fayda (Nothing To Do, David Frenkel, 1936) 7/10 (9 min), Altneuland (Old New Land, Sariel Keslasi, 2012) 6/10 (7 min), Waves '98 (Ely Dagher, 2015) 7/10 (15 min), Golden Shot (Gökalp Gönen, 2015) 7.5/10 (9 min), Avarya (Gökalp Gönen, 2019) 8/10 (20 min), The Flying Fish (Murat Sayginer, 2019) 9.5/10 (21 min) (Total: 81 min)
14. The Flight of Dragons (Jules Bass & Arthur Rankin Jr., 1982) 7/10
15. Robinson et compagnie (Robinson & Company, Jacques Colombat, 1991) 8/10
16. Brothers Quay program : Songs for Dead Children (Stephen Quay & Timothy Quay, 2003) 8/10 (24 min), Alice in Not So Wonderland (Stephen Quay & Timothy Quay, 2007) 7/10 (3 min), Inwentorium sladów/Inventorium of Traces (Stephen Quay & Timothy Quay, 2009) 7.5/10 (23 min), Maska/The Mask (Stephen Quay & Timothy Quay, 2010) 9.5/10 (24 min), Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (Stephen Quay & Timothy Quay, 2013) 8.5/10 (26 min) (Total: 100 min)
17. Panique au village (A Town Called Panic, Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar, 2009) 7/10
18. Arventur (Irina Evteeva, 2015) 9/10
19. Seder-Masochism (Nina Paley, 2018) 8/10
20. Best Animated Short Film/Oscar 2021 program : (28 min carried over), Genius Loci (Adrien Merigeau, 2020) 9/10 (16 min), Opera (Erick Oh, 2020) 8/10 (9 min), Burrow (Madeline Sharafian, 2020) 7/10 (6 min), If Anything Happens I Love You (Michael Govier & Will McCormack, 2020) 7/10 (13 min), Já-Fólkið (Yes-People, Gísli Darri Halldórsson, 2020) 6.5/10 (8 min) (Total: 80 min)
21. Kill It and Leave This Town (Mariusz Wilczynski, 2020) 8/10
22. Nos ili zagovor netakikh (The Nose or Conspiracy of Mavericks, Andrey Khrzhanovskiy, 2020) 9.5/10
23-24. DtC Animation program : You Ought to Be in Pictures (Friz Freleng, 1940) 8.5/10 (10 min), Radio Dynamics (Oskar Fischinger, 1942) 9/10 (4 min), Samadhi (Jordan Belson, 1967) 9/10 (5 min), The Dante Quartet (Stan Brakhage, 1987) 9/10 (6 min) (RV), Harvie Krumpet (Adam Elliot, 2003) 8.5/10 (22 min) (RV), Flatlife (Jonas Geirnaert, 2004) 6/10 (10 min), Last Days in a Lonely Place (Philip S. Solomon, 2007) 8/10 (21 min) (RV), The Girl Who Swallowed Bees (Paul McDermott, 2007) 7/10 (9 min), T's World: The Over Identification of Terry Thompson (Ramon Bloomberg, 2013) 6.5/10 (30 min), Moon Blink (Rainer Kohlberger, 2015) 8/10 (10 min), Cream (David Firth, 2016) 7/10 (12 min), Films to Break Projectors (Tim Grabham, 2017) 7/10 (5 min), Martin pleure (Martin Cries, Jonathan Vinel, 2017) 6/10 (16 min) (Total: 160 min)
25. Poklad Ptacího ostrova (A Treasure of Bird Island, Karel Zeman, 1952) 7.5/10
26-27. Estonian Animation program : Värvipliiatsid (Crayons, Avo Paistik, 1973) 7/10 (10 min), Värvilind (Firebird, Rein Raamat, 1974) 7.5/10 (8 min), Inspiratsioon (Inspiration, Elbert Tuganov, 1975) 7/10 (7 min), Pühapäev (Sunday, Avo Paistik, 1977) 8/10 (9 min), Noblesse oblige (Rao Heidmets, 1989) 7.5/10 (10 min), Põrandaalune (Underground, Mati Kütt, 1997) 7.5/10 (12 min), Armastuse võimalikkusest (On the Possibility of Love, Janno Põldma, 1999) 8/10 (15 min), Viola (Priit Tender, 1999) 8/10 (12 min), Weitzenbergi tänav (Weitzenberg Street, Kaspar Jancis, 2002) 8/10 (11 min), Barbarid (Barbarians, Hardi Volmer, 2003) 7.5/10 (16 min), Must lagi (Black Ceiling, Heiki Ernits, Kaspar Jancis, Mati Kütt, Ülo Pikkov, Janno Põldma, Priit Tender and Priit Pärn & Olga Pärn, 2007) 8.5/10 (18 min), Tik Tak (Ülo Pikkov, 2014) 8/10 (10 min), Isand (The Master, Riho Unt, 2015) 8.5/10 (18 min), Silmadeta Jahimees. Handi Lugu (The Eyeless Hunter. A Khanty Story, Priit Pärn & Olga Pärn, 2016) 7/10 (4 min) (Total: 160 min)
28. Lepatriinude jõulud (Ladybirds' Christmas, Heiki Ernits & Janno Põldma, 2001) 8/10
29. Pärnography: mees animatsoonist (Pärnography, Hardi Volmer, 2005) 8/10
30. My Dog Tulip (Paul Fierlinger & Sandra Fierlinger, 2009) 7.510
31. An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Terence Nance, 2012) 6/10
32. Unknown Energies, Unidentified Emotions (Dalibor Baric, 2015) 8/10
33. Rezo (Levan Gabriadze, 2018) 8/10
34. Le voyage du prince (The Prince's Voyage, Jean-François Laguionie & Xavier Picard, 2019) 8/10
35. The Plague Dogs (Martin Rosen, 1982) 8/10
36. Herzog Ernst (Duke Ernest, Lutz Dammbeck, 1993) 8/10
37. Los extraños presagios de León Prozak (The Mysterious Presages of León Prozak, Carlos Santa, 2010) 8/10
38. Psiconautas, los niños olvidados (Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivero, 2015) 7.5/10
39. Aragne no Mushikago (Aragne: Sign of Vermillion, Saku Sakamoto, 2018) 7/10
40. Promare: Puromea (Promare, Hiroyuki Imaishi, 2019) 7/10
41. WolfWalkers (Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart, 2020) 7.5/10
42-44. Amentü Gemisi Nasıl Yürüdü (How Sailed the Boat of Creed, Tonguç Yasar, 1969) 7.5/10 (3 min), Sansür (Censored, Tan Oral, 1970) 7/10 (7 min), Hajrá, mozdony! (Drive, Locomotive!, Attila Dargay, 1972) 7/10 (8 min), Putnik drugog razreda (Second Class Passenger, Borivoj Dovnikovic-Bordo, 1973) 7/10 (11 min), Furies (Sara Petty, 1978) 8/10 (3 min), La edad del silencio (The Time of Silence, Gabriel Blanco, 1978) 7/10 (9 min), New Friends (Diane Kenna, 1981) 7.5/10 (11 min), Eclipse (Antônio Moreno, 1984) 9/10 (12 min), El Pasajero de la Noche (The Passenger of the Night, Carlos Santa & Mauricio García, 1989) 7/10 (24 min), Birdboy (Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivero, 2011) 8/10 (13 min), Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita (This Boy Caught A Merman, Soubi Yamamoto, 2012) 6/10 (29 min), Oh Willy... (Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels, 2012) 8.5/10 (17 min), Sangre de unicornio (Unicorn Blood, Alberto Vázquez, 2013) 8.5/10 (9 min), Decorado (Scenery, Alberto Vázquez, 2016) 8/10 (11 min), Roughhouse (Jonathan Hodgson, 2018) 7.5/10 (16 min), Promare: Lio-hen (Promare Side: Lio, Hiroyuki Imaishi, 2019) 7/10 (10 min), Promare: Galo-hen (Promare Side: Galo, Hiroyuki Imaishi, 2019) 7/10 (10 min), Tio Tomás, A Contabilidade dos Dias (Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days, Regina Pessoa, 2019) 8.5/10 (12 min), The Physics of Sorrow (Theodore Ushev, 2019) 9/10 (27 min) (Total: 242 min)
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well someone's had a good time
also, Baltic scavenger hunt
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7-12. The Simpsons (484 minutes = 6 points)

Episode list:
3.2 - “When Flanders Failed”
3.10 - “Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk”
7.23 - “Much Apu about Nothing”
8.23 - “Homer’s Enemy”
8.25 - “The Secret War of Lisa Simpson”
9.5 - “The Cartridge Family”
9.6 - “Bart Star”
9.14 - “Das Bus”
9.15 - “The Last Temptation of Krust”
9.19 - “Simpson Tide”
9.22 - “Trash of the Titans”
9.24 - “Lost Our Lisa”
10.2 - “Wizard of Evergreen Terrace”
10.16 - “Make Room for Lisa”
10.19 - “Mom and Pop Art”
10.22 - “They Saved Lisa’s Brain”s
14.2 - “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation”
15.6 - “Today I Am a Clown”
24.21 - “The Saga of Carl”
27.9 - “Barthood”
29.21 - “Flanders’ Ladder”
31.22 - “The Way of the Dog”

I enjoyed reacquainting myself with The Simpsons and also seeing some new episodes. Like many people of my generation, I left the Simpsons in season 9, when the show took a clear downturn. It was great to see some of my old favorite episodes and some of the better episodes from the interceding decades.
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25. Coco (2017) 7/10
26. a) Kafuka: Inaka isha (2007) 21‘ - 8/10
26. b) Street of Crocodiles (1986) 20‘ - 7/10
26. c) Lily and Jim (1997) 13‘ - 7/10
26. d) Muha (1967) 9‘ - 7/10
26. e) Feast (2014) 6‘ - 5/10
26. f) Burrow (2020) 6’ - 5/10
26. g) Piper (2016) 6‘ - 6/10
=> 81‘
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1. Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru (2007, Makoto Shinkai) 7/10
2. Soul (2020, Pete Docter) 6/10
3. Kurenai no buta (1992, Hayao Miyazaki) 7/10
4. Koto no ha no niwa (2013, Makoto Shinkai) 7/10
5. a) The Girl Who Swallowed Bees (2007, Paul McDermott) 9' - 7/10
5. b) Flatlife (2004, Jonas Geirnaert) 10' - 6/10
5. c) Cream (2016, David Firth) 10' - 7/10
5. d) Dan Petory Kyoushu no Yuutsu (2002, Hidekazu Ohara) 10' - 5/10
5. e) Kigeki (2002, Kazuto Nakazawa) 11' - 6/10
5. f) End of the World (2002, Osamu Kobayashi) 11' - 5/10
5. g) Hoshi no koe (2002, Makoto Shinkai) 25' - 6/10
6. Le roman de Renard (1937, Wladyslaw Starewicz) 6/10 #BONUS Style Profile: Stop Motion
7. Animal Farm (1954, Batchelor/Halas) 5/10 #BONUS Creator Profile: Halas & Batchelor
8. Fritz the Cat (1972, Ralph Bakshi) 6/10 #BONUS Creator Profile: Ralph Bakshi
9. Over the Moon (2020, Glen Keane) 4/10
10. Interstella 5555 (2003, Kazuhisa Takenouchi) 6/10
11. a) World of Tomorrow (2015, Don Hertzfeldt) 17' - 7/10
11. b) World of Tomorrow Episode Two (2017, Don Hertzfeldt) 23' - 6/10
11. c) Chumon no ooi ryori-ten (1992, Tadanari Okamoto) 19' - 6/10
11. d) Skhizein (2008, Jérémy Clapin) 13' - 7/10
11. e) Windy Day (1968, Hubley/Hubley) 8' - 7/10
12. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996) Ep. 1-4
13. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996) Ep. 5-8
14. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996) Ep. 9-12
15. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996) Ep. 13-16
16. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996) Ep. 17-20
17. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996) Ep. 21-24
18. a) Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996) Ep. 25-26 - 46' - 7/10
18. b) Tifusari (1963, Vatroslav Mimica) 13' - 6/10
18. c) If Anything Happens I Love You (2020, Govier/McCormack) 12' - 7/10
18. d) Zhil-byl pyos (1982, Eduard Nazarov) 10' - 5/10
19. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997, Tsurumaki/Anno) 6/10
20. Mimi wo sumaseba (1995, Yoshifumi Kondô) 7/10
21. a) Marafon (A.k.a. The Marathon, 1988) 3' - 6/10
21. b) Korova (A.k.a. The Cow, 1989) 10' - 7/10
21. c) Son smeshnogo cheloveka (A.k.a. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, 1992) 20' - 7/10 *rewatch*
21. d) Rusalka (A.k.a. Mermaid, 1997) 10' - 7/10
21. e) The Old Man and the Sea (1999) 20' - 7/10
21. f) Moya lyubov (A.k.a. My Love, 2006) 26' - 8/10
22. Sero hiki no Gôshu (1982, Isao Takahata) 6/10
23. The Secret of Kells (2009, Moore) 7/10
24. WolfWalkers (2020, Moore/Stewart) 7/10
25. Coco (2017) 7/10
26. a) Kafuka: Inaka isha (2007) 21‘ - 8/10
26. b) Street of Crocodiles (1986) 20‘ - 7/10
26. c) Lily and Jim (1997) 13‘ - 7/10
26. d) Muha (1967) 9‘ - 7/10
26. e) Feast (2014) 6‘ - 5/10
26. f) Burrow (2020) 6’ - 5/10
26. g) Piper (2016) 6‘ - 6/10
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1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 6/10
2. The Lion King (1994) 8/10
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: April 30th, 2021, 2:19 pm 56. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021, Michael Rianda & Jeff Rowe): 7.8 - This was just dropped on Netflix today. It's a highly zany and very fun animation produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller about a dysfunctional, so totally normal, family that somehow becomes the last survivors in a robot apocalypse. The jokes and references come at a rapid fire ADHD level speed. Plus it has a film buff as the protagonist, so that's a big plus always. This is definitely recommended to cap of this challenge.
Thanks, Wolf. I took your advice and made this indeed my very last entry for my very first challenge. ( '◟ ')

37. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) (7/10)

Lu-Chin wrote: April 30th, 2021, 10:18 pm 1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 6/10
2. The Lion King (1994) 8/10
Never too late to start, right? :D
Armoreska wrote: April 30th, 2021, 12:18 pm Flavo, how do u pick movies? Some of yours seem so random.
It's crazy, mh? I took many notes from flavo's posts during this thread. Never going to see a lot of them, but they DO make me curious.
See you, space cowboys!
1. Over the Garden Wall (2014)
2.-8. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)
9. The End of Evangelion (1997) (9/10)
10. Evangelion 1.11 (2007) (8/10)
11. Evangelion 2.22 (2009) (8/10)
12. Evangelion 3.33 (2012) (6,5/10)
13. Raya And The Last Dragon (2021) (7/10)
14. Dinosaur (2000) (6,5/10)
15.-17. Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
18.-21. Paranoia Agent (2004)
22. Fist of the North Star (1986) (6,5/10)
23.-26.a Cowboy Bebop (1998) E1-13
26.b Kiwi (2006) (8/10)
27. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) (7,5/10)
28. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) (7,5/10)
29. Neo Tokyo (1987) (6,5/10)
30.-33. Cowboy Bebop (1998-99) E14-26
34.-35. overtime
36. Short films
36.a A Well-Ordered Restaurant (1992) (19 min)
36.b Junk Robot (2006) (13 min)
36.c Comedy (2002) (11 min)
36.d Beyond (2002) (8 min)
36.e Dan Petory Kyoushu no Yuutsu (2002) (10 min)
36.f End of the World (2002) (9 min)
36.g Karlson vernulsya (1970) (20 min)
36.h Dexter's Laboratory (1995) (8 min)
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52. Another Day of Life (2018)
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1. A Whisker Away (2020)
2. Ride Your Wave (2019)
3. Liz and the Blue Bird (2018)
4. Aria the Origination (2008) episodes 1-4
5. Aria the Origination (2008) episodes 5, 5.5, 6, 7
6. Aria the Origination (2008) episodes 8-11
7. Aria the Origination (2008) episodes 12-13
Aria the Origination Picture Drama (2008) episodes 1-5
8. Aria the Origination Picture Drama (2008) episodes 6-7
Aria the Avvenire (2015) episodes 1-3
The Girl From the Other Side: Siuil, a Run (2019)
9. Hello World (2019)
10. Penguin Highway (2018)
11. Saint Young Men (2013)
12-14. Area 88 (1985) episodes 1-3
15. Kyousougiga (2013) episodes 1-4
16. Kyousougiga (2013) episodes 5-8
17. Kyousougiga (2013) episodes 9-10
Saint Young Men (2012) OVA episodes 1-2
18. Nichijou (2011) episodes 0-3
19. Nichijou (2011) episodes 4-7
20. Nichijou (2011) episodes 8-11
21. Nichijou (2011) episodes 12-15
22. Nichijou (2011) episodes 16-19
23. Nichijou (2011) episodes 20-23
24. Nichijou (2011) episodes 24-26
A Place Further Than the Universe (2018) episode 1
25. A Place Further Than the Universe (2018) episodes 2-5
26. A Place Further Than the Universe (2018) episodes 6-9
27. A Place Further Than the Universe (2018) episodes 10-13
28. Bloom Into You (2018) episodes 1-4
29. Bloom Into You (2018) episodes 5-8
30. Bloom Into You (2018) episodes 9-12
31. Bloom Into You (2018) episodes 13
Minky Momo in the Bridge Over Dreams (1993)
Another World (2019)

I liked Bloom Into You. My only complaint is the lack of an ending (they only adapted half of the manga, so hopefully it'll get a sequel).

Minky Momo in the Bridge Over Dreams features the main character from the Minky Momo series, but it was easy enough to understand, even though I know nothing about Minky Momo.

Another World is a spin-off from Hello World. I watched it earlier in the challenge, but I didn't have anything to combine it with at the time.
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Thanks for all the hints, mjf. Mushishi looks so interesting - never heard of it, perfect, thanks! Also the Monogatari films (as of now - not the 5000 series) were noted. Thanks, Onder, for that.

Also on Firefly Cowboy Bebop, which was more or less going to be my next pick then anyway. I see that the Bop isn't loved by everyone, so you too asked for my opinion there. Still being puzzled about why my last response to that evoked zero reactions, I'm demotivated to share my thoughts on Bebop. :yucky:
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Torgo wrote: April 20th, 2021, 12:18 am
mjf314 wrote: April 18th, 2021, 12:57 am Did you like Lain?
Man, I feel so bad for not responding to you, but I was struggling to find the right words. Let me try.

Lain is special. Let me start by saying that I fell in love with the intro. Almost works like a short on its own, making you curious what is the world of Lain and the mysteries of all the present technologies. The song is wonderful: sad, turn of the millennium aesthetics, hard to locate exactly between alternative rock, indie/dream pop, just straight pop; I haven't heard the likes in a while and the mood which is set is enthralling. Apart from the English lyrics I instantly wondered how (a)typical the intro song might be for Anime.
Also, I at first thought to be watching a 2006-series - don't ask why, I usually try to know as little as possible when watching stuff, e.g. only the genre, director/studio/producer and if the ratings/lists are good; mixing up the release year happens rarely, and it's so important for this series. Unbelievable that it's from 1998. Unbelievable. It predates Matrix and everything in the internet and the existence of social media. It should be talked about so much more, Lain's recognition must be as disproportionate as for Welt am Draht (1973). Having the direct comparison with NGE just a week before, I felt that Eva looked a couple of years more old-school than 1995 (at least when viewing old rips of it) and Lain felt more modern than 1998, easy to mistake for 2003 or so.

So, it's definitely something. It's weird, gloomy at times, confusing enough in its story, abstract, socio-techno-philosophical and everything. I told a girl that I started a new anime series and realized how challenging it would be to put the plot into words after 3 or 4 episodes. And it keeps being opaque in most of the course in a way I can hardly compare to anything; maybe Kiyoshi Kurosawa? The easiest getaway is calling such a piece Lynchian, and while it's definitely more than only that, it's not too far-fetched, is it.
But I ... I guess I didn't entirely love it, you know. I was fascinated and I can emphasize many great aspects, but I ... maybe it was a bit cold (in a probably desired, virtual-reality-kind of way). Also, I watched about 8 episodes that evening and was feeling a bit unwell physically & mentally, although I didn't want to stop watching. Then I had the final 5 episodes to go afterwards and guess I wasn't completely satisfied. Maybe my excitement wore off. Or I fell out of the right mood, or lost a bit of the plot by then - with ufology, weird internet theories and all that mania growing in. It could be that the format of 13 short episodes isn't perfect to present Lain's ambition - just how did 90s people watch something like this 1 episode a week and didn't get lost afterwards; I purport 8 x 30 minutes would be more fitting. Or I just failed as a watcher.
Oh, and I have to stress how FREAKED OUT I was by the drone noises. I have a history of extreme metal and have exposed myself to enough of ambient and noise stuff, but the frequency of that just unsettled me. And it appears so often. :satstunned:

So.
I have the feeling I didn't liked it enough for what it is, but wow. That stuff like this was being made is amazing.

mjf314 wrote: April 18th, 2021, 12:57 am Have you seen The Tatami Galaxy yet? Maybe watch that next.
Whoaa, easy there, young Mister! I think I am literally watching the 3rd complete anime (mini-)series in my whole lifetime as of now. :facepalm:
To even have had conversations with anyone truly interested in the art and vast world of Japanese animation with my limited feature film background makes me feel so embarrassed now. :unsure:
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137. Panique au village a.k.a. Town Called Panic E1-20 (2002)
138a. La bûche de Noël a.k.a. A Christmas Panic! (2013)
138b. La rentrée des classes a.k.a. Back to School Panic (2016)
I popped in this delirious French animation to see how my kids would react. As expected they really enjoyed the manic insanity of Cowboy, Indian, Horse and all the other denizens of a town called Panic. While it was entertaining at times, I could only take so much of this one in one sitting.

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138c. Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas (2015)
Man... Llamas are just worst...

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139. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
As expected from Zack Snyder, the visuals here are actually very impressive, even 11 years later. Also as expected from Zack Snyder, the plotting is weak at times and the tone is inconsistent.

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140. The Water Babies (1978)
Ugh...If the Snorks and Precious Moments were fused into a repetitive, obnoxious musical bowl of nonsense and book-ended with stupidly cheesy live action segments that made Mary Poppins look like a neo-realist masterwork, you'd end up with this turd. It's all a buncha High Cockalorum if ya ask me.
Living a Frame At A Time
1a. Mowgli's Brothers (1975)
1b. The White Seal (1975)
1c. Yankee Doodle Cricket (1975)
1d. A Very Merry Cricket (1973) #BONUS Creator Profile: Chuck Jones
2. Jewel BEM Hunter Lime (1996)
3. Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015)
4. Taishizen no makemono Bagi a.k.a. Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature (1984) #BONUS Creator Profile: Osamu Tezuka
5. Lupin III: The First (2019)
6. Megazone 23 (1985)
7. Megazone 23 II (1986)
8. Megazone 23 III (1989)
9-10. Nu, pogodi! a.k.a. Just Wait! E1-21+Lost Episodes (1969)
11. My Dog Tulip (2009)
12. Beyond the Mind's Eye (1992)
13. The Incredible Gokai Video Junk Boy (1987)
14-16. Watashi ga motenai no wa dô kangaetemo omaera ga warui! a.k.a. WataMote: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! E1-12 (2013)
17. Deathstroke Knights & Dragons: The Movie (2020)
18. African Tales (2009)#BONUS Around the World: Africa
19. Bru & Boegie: The Movie (2019) #BONUS Around the World: Africa
20. Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)
21. Bulsajo roboteu Pinikseu-King a.k.a. Defenders from Space (1984)
22. Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)
23. Foodfight! (2011) #BONUS Excuse Me While I Puke
24a. When They Cry OVA: Outbreak (2013)
24b. WataMote OVA (2014)
24c. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU OVA (2013)
25. Disaster! (2005) #BONUS Style Profile: Stop Motion
26. Hair High (2004)
27. Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (2018)
28. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)
29. Sextoons (1975)
30. The Funky World of Adult Cartoons (1970s?)
31. Non Non Biyori: The Movie - Vacation (2018)
32-33a. Mid-Century Modern Animation Vol. 2 (1946-1959)
33b. White Radish Magic & Monsters Shorts Collection (The Item, Apprentice, Cutethulhu) (1996-2003)
33c-37. Carole & Tuesday E8-24 (2019-2020) #BONUS Style Profile: Rotoscope
38-39. Halas & Batchelor Short Films #BONUS Creator Profile: Hala & Batchelor
40. Dôwa meita senshi Windaria a.k.a. Once Upon A Time (1986)
41. Pengin haiwei a.k.a. Penguin Highway (2018)
42. The Congress (2013)
43a. Windy Day (1968)
43b. Tifusari a.k.a. Typhoid Sufferers (1963)
43c. T's World: The Over Identification of Terry Thompson (2013)
43d. An Optical Poem (1943)
43e. Films to Break Projectors (2017)
43f. Cream (2016)
43g. Runaway (1969)
43h. Moon Breath Beat (1980)
44. Hospital Brut (1999) #BONUS: Distance. Effervescent. Time Immemorial. Holding onto Nothing.
45. Rupan sansei: Moeyo zantetsuken a.k.a. Lupin III: Dragon of Doom (1994)
46. Ra: Path of the Sun God (1990)
47. Shiriusu no densetsu a.k.a. Sea Prince and the Fire Child (1981)
48. Gwen, le livre de sable a.k.a. Gwen, the Book of Sand (1985)
49. Of Stars and Men (1962) #BONUS: The Hubleys
50. Le grand méchant renard et autres contes... a.k.a. The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales... (2017) #Bonus Around the World: Europe (France)
51. Monster Family (2017) #Bonus Around the World: Europe (Germany)
52a. Hello Kitty and Friends: Alice in Wonderland (1991)
52b. Mega Man X: The Day of Sigma (2005)
52c. Fujiko Fujio A no Mumako (1990)
53-55. Punch Line E1-12 (2015)
56. Moeru butsuzô ningen a.k.a. The Burning Buddha Man (2013)
57. Gotham Girls S1-S3 (2000-2002) #BONUS Flash Animation
58. Jiang Ziya (2020)
59. Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008)
60. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)
61. Âya to majo a.k.a. Earwig and the Witch (2020)
62. Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (2010)
63. Pokemon za mûbî XY: Ringu no choumajin Fûpa a.k.a. Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015)
64. Meitantei Conan: 14 banme no target a.k.a. Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target (1998)
65. Tweety's High-Flying Adventure (2000)
66. Star Ballz (2001)
67. Gekijô ban Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion - Mô hitotsu no hyôrinmaru a.k.a. Bleach the Movie 2: The Diamond Dust Rebellion (2007)
68a. Shadow of the Elves E1-3 (2004)
68b. Muratti greift ein a.k.a. Muratti Marches On (1934)
68c. Muratti privat (1935)
68d. Alfred (1997)
69. Care Bears: Big Wish Movie (2005)
70. Tito e os Pássaros a.k.a. Tito & the Birds (2018) #BONUS South America (Brazil)
71. Anina (2013) #BONUS South America (Uruguay)
72a. Resfest Shorts [Alfred (1997), Tongues and Taxis (2000), Pasta for War (2000), Snack and Drink (2000), 11:11 (2000), Luz (2000), Syokyoan (2000), Cirkus (2000), Golden Shoes (2000), Latin Alive (2000) ]
72b. Darwyn Cooke's Batman Beyond (2014)
72c. Hellboy: The Troll Witch (2018)
72d. The Other Gods (2006)
72e. American March (1941)
72f. Radio Dynamics (1942)
72g. Mimi and the Mountain Dragon (2019)
73. Kaijû no kodomo a.k.a. Children of the Sea (2019)
74. Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans (2019)
75-77. Central Park Season 1 (2020)
78. Kronk's New Groove (2005)
79. Disney shorts [ Aquamania (1961), Donald's Crime (1945), Pluto's Blue Note (1947), Lend a Paw (1941), Squatter's Rights (1946), Rugged Bear (1953), Tea for Two Hundred (1948), Good Scouts (1938), No Hunting (1955), Flowers and Trees (1932), Truant Officer Donald (1941) ]
80. Gall Force: Shin seiki hen a.k.a. New Era (1991)
81a. Mou Hitotsu no Mirai wo. E1-3 (2013)
81b. Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko (2002) + Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows (2016)
81c. Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart E1-11 (2017)
82. Afro Samurai (2007)
83. Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
84-86. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! E1-13 (2015)
87. Bâsudê wandârando a.k.a. The Wonderland (2019)
88. The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (1997)
89. Kôkaku Kidôtai Shin Gekijôban a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (2015)
90. Fragtime (2019) #BONUS All the Colors of the Rainbow
91. The Pebble and the Penguin (1995) #BONUS Around the World: Antarctica
92. Saibi a.k.a. The Fake (2013)
93. The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)
94a. The Flying Fish (2019)
94b. Martin pleure (2017)
94c. The Girl Who Swallowed Bees (2007)
94d. Seelische Konstruktionen (1927)
94e. Night in the Wild Garden (2015)
94f. The Retnepac2/Space Yokai War (??)
95. Balto II: Wolf Quest (2002)
96. Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo E1-4 (2000)
97. Pokémon the Movie: Destiny Deoxys (2004)
98. Pokémon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003)
99. Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (2005)
100. Over the Moon (2020)
101. Spaceship Agga Ruter (1998)
102. Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai a.k.a. Monkey King: Hero Is Back (2015)
103.Bambi II (2006)
104-106. Usagi Drop (2011) E-11 + Specials
107. Cartoon Crazy 2 DVD [ Doggone Tired (1949), To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943), Inki and the Minah Bird (1943), It's a Greek Life (1936), The Wacky Wabbit (1942), The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (1936), A Day at the Zoo (1939), The Wabbit Who Came to Supper (1942), The Early Worm Gets the Bird (1940), King for a Day (1940), Toonerville Trolley (1936), The Fifth-Column Mouse (1943) ]
108. Shaun the Sheep Season 5 + Shaun the Sheep Championsheeps E1-10 (2016)
109. Gyakusatsu kikan a.k.a. Genocidal Organ (2017) #BONUS Geyser of Blood
110. Marco Polo Junior Versus the Red Dragon (1972) #BONUS Around the World: Australia
111. RPG Metanoia (2010) #BONUS Around the World: Asia (Phillipines)
112. Beauty and Warrior (2002) #BONUS Around the World: Asia (Indonesia)
113. Tottoi a.k.a. Secret of the Seal (1992)
114a. Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight AXIS E1-6 (2017)
114b. Pikachu no Wanpaku Island a.k.a. Pikachu's Island Vacation (2007)
114c. Lupin III: Secret Files OVA (1969-1978)
115. Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Adobansu jenerêshon pokemon renjâ to umi no ôji manafi a.k.a. Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006)
116. La jeune fille sans mains a.k.a. The Girl Without Hands (2016)
117-118. Demon Prince Enma E1-4 (2006)
119. WolfWalkers (2020)
120-122. Hakumei to Mikochi E1-12 (2018)
123. Lego DC: Shazam!: Magic and Monsters (2020)
124. Batman: Soul of the Dragon (2021)
125. Inuyasha - Toki wo Koeru Omoi a.k.a. Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (2001)
126a. Animusic (2001)
126b. Animusic 2 (2005)
126c. Shaun the Sheep Championsheeps E11-20 (2012)
127. Uribyeol Ilho-wa Eollukso a.k.a. Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (2014)
128. Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
129. Za kokupitto a.k.a. The Cockpit (1993) # BONUS Horrors of War
130-133a. Human Crossing E1-13 (2003)
133b. Marulk-chan no Nichijou a.k.a. Maruruk's Everday E1-4 (2020)
133c. Ginga no Uo Ursa Minor Blue (1998)
133d. Wasurenagumo a.k.a. Lil Spider Girl (2012)
134. Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
135a. The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)
135b. Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (2017)
135c. The Mini-Munsters (1973)
136. Everyone's Hero (2006)
137. Panique au village a.k.a. Town Called Panic E1-20 (2002)
138a. La bûche de Noël a.k.a. A Christmas Panic! (2013)
138b. La rentrée des classes a.k.a. Back to School Panic (2016)
138c. Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas (2015)
139. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
140. The Water Babies (1978)
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Torgo wrote: May 1st, 2021, 2:56 am Thanks for all the hints, mjf. Mushishi looks so interesting - never heard of it, perfect, thanks! Also the Monogatari films (as of now - not the 5000 series) were noted. Thanks, Onder, for that.

Also on Firefly Cowboy Bebop, which was more or less going to be my next pick then anyway. I see that the Bop isn't loved by everyone, so you too asked for my opinion there. Still being puzzled about why my last response to that evoked zero reactions, I'm demotivated to share my thoughts on Bebop. :yucky:
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Torgo wrote: April 20th, 2021, 12:18 am
mjf314 wrote: April 18th, 2021, 12:57 am Did you like Lain?
Man, I feel so bad for not responding to you, but I was struggling to find the right words. Let me try.

Lain is special. Let me start by saying that I fell in love with the intro. Almost works like a short on its own, making you curious what is the world of Lain and the mysteries of all the present technologies. The song is wonderful: sad, turn of the millennium aesthetics, hard to locate exactly between alternative rock, indie/dream pop, just straight pop; I haven't heard the likes in a while and the mood which is set is enthralling. Apart from the English lyrics I instantly wondered how (a)typical the intro song might be for Anime.
Also, I at first thought to be watching a 2006-series - don't ask why, I usually try to know as little as possible when watching stuff, e.g. only the genre, director/studio/producer and if the ratings/lists are good; mixing up the release year happens rarely, and it's so important for this series. Unbelievable that it's from 1998. Unbelievable. It predates Matrix and everything in the internet and the existence of social media. It should be talked about so much more, Lain's recognition must be as disproportionate as for Welt am Draht (1973). Having the direct comparison with NGE just a week before, I felt that Eva looked a couple of years more old-school than 1995 (at least when viewing old rips of it) and Lain felt more modern than 1998, easy to mistake for 2003 or so.

So, it's definitely something. It's weird, gloomy at times, confusing enough in its story, abstract, socio-techno-philosophical and everything. I told a girl that I started a new anime series and realized how challenging it would be to put the plot into words after 3 or 4 episodes. And it keeps being opaque in most of the course in a way I can hardly compare to anything; maybe Kiyoshi Kurosawa? The easiest getaway is calling such a piece Lynchian, and while it's definitely more than only that, it's not too far-fetched, is it.
But I ... I guess I didn't entirely love it, you know. I was fascinated and I can emphasize many great aspects, but I ... maybe it was a bit cold (in a probably desired, virtual-reality-kind of way). Also, I watched about 8 episodes that evening and was feeling a bit unwell physically & mentally, although I didn't want to stop watching. Then I had the final 5 episodes to go afterwards and guess I wasn't completely satisfied. Maybe my excitement wore off. Or I fell out of the right mood, or lost a bit of the plot by then - with ufology, weird internet theories and all that mania growing in. It could be that the format of 13 short episodes isn't perfect to present Lain's ambition - just how did 90s people watch something like this 1 episode a week and didn't get lost afterwards; I purport 8 x 30 minutes would be more fitting. Or I just failed as a watcher.
Oh, and I have to stress how FREAKED OUT I was by the drone noises. I have a history of extreme metal and have exposed myself to enough of ambient and noise stuff, but the frequency of that just unsettled me. And it appears so often. :satstunned:

So.
I have the feeling I didn't liked it enough for what it is, but wow. That stuff like this was being made is amazing.

mjf314 wrote: April 18th, 2021, 12:57 am Have you seen The Tatami Galaxy yet? Maybe watch that next.
Whoaa, easy there, young Mister! I think I am literally watching the 3rd complete anime (mini-)series in my whole lifetime as of now. :facepalm:
To even have had conversations with anyone truly interested in the art and vast world of Japanese animation with my limited feature film background makes me feel so embarrassed now. :unsure:
;)
I meant to comment on your post actually but got caught up in some other stuff and forgot. I thought your review generally nailed Lain. It is a deeply fascinating series that's also a little hard to unabashedly love. And the bizarre ambient noise soundtrack is one of the most distinctive things about it that still sticks with me over a decade after last watching it.
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Torgo wrote: May 1st, 2021, 2:56 am Still being puzzled about why my last response to that evoked zero reactions, I'm demotivated to share my thoughts on Bebop. :yucky:
Sorry about that. I did read your post about Lain, but I couldn't think of anything to say. I watched it a long time ago, which makes it hard to talk about it.

I'd be curious to know your rating out of 10 for Bebop, even if you don't go into detail.
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Torgo wrote: May 1st, 2021, 2:56 am Thanks for all the hints, mjf. Mushishi looks so interesting - never heard of it, perfect, thanks! Also the Monogatari films (as of now - not the 5000 series) were noted. Thanks, Onder, for that.

Also on Firefly Cowboy Bebop, which was more or less going to be my next pick then anyway. I see that the Bop isn't loved by everyone, so you too asked for my opinion there. Still being puzzled about why my last response to that evoked zero reactions, I'm demotivated to share my thoughts on Bebop. :yucky:
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Torgo wrote: April 20th, 2021, 12:18 am
mjf314 wrote: April 18th, 2021, 12:57 am Did you like Lain?
Man, I feel so bad for not responding to you, but I was struggling to find the right words. Let me try.

Lain is special. Let me start by saying that I fell in love with the intro. Almost works like a short on its own, making you curious what is the world of Lain and the mysteries of all the present technologies. The song is wonderful: sad, turn of the millennium aesthetics, hard to locate exactly between alternative rock, indie/dream pop, just straight pop; I haven't heard the likes in a while and the mood which is set is enthralling. Apart from the English lyrics I instantly wondered how (a)typical the intro song might be for Anime.
Also, I at first thought to be watching a 2006-series - don't ask why, I usually try to know as little as possible when watching stuff, e.g. only the genre, director/studio/producer and if the ratings/lists are good; mixing up the release year happens rarely, and it's so important for this series. Unbelievable that it's from 1998. Unbelievable. It predates Matrix and everything in the internet and the existence of social media. It should be talked about so much more, Lain's recognition must be as disproportionate as for Welt am Draht (1973). Having the direct comparison with NGE just a week before, I felt that Eva looked a couple of years more old-school than 1995 (at least when viewing old rips of it) and Lain felt more modern than 1998, easy to mistake for 2003 or so.

So, it's definitely something. It's weird, gloomy at times, confusing enough in its story, abstract, socio-techno-philosophical and everything. I told a girl that I started a new anime series and realized how challenging it would be to put the plot into words after 3 or 4 episodes. And it keeps being opaque in most of the course in a way I can hardly compare to anything; maybe Kiyoshi Kurosawa? The easiest getaway is calling such a piece Lynchian, and while it's definitely more than only that, it's not too far-fetched, is it.
But I ... I guess I didn't entirely love it, you know. I was fascinated and I can emphasize many great aspects, but I ... maybe it was a bit cold (in a probably desired, virtual-reality-kind of way). Also, I watched about 8 episodes that evening and was feeling a bit unwell physically & mentally, although I didn't want to stop watching. Then I had the final 5 episodes to go afterwards and guess I wasn't completely satisfied. Maybe my excitement wore off. Or I fell out of the right mood, or lost a bit of the plot by then - with ufology, weird internet theories and all that mania growing in. It could be that the format of 13 short episodes isn't perfect to present Lain's ambition - just how did 90s people watch something like this 1 episode a week and didn't get lost afterwards; I purport 8 x 30 minutes would be more fitting. Or I just failed as a watcher.
Oh, and I have to stress how FREAKED OUT I was by the drone noises. I have a history of extreme metal and have exposed myself to enough of ambient and noise stuff, but the frequency of that just unsettled me. And it appears so often. :satstunned:

So.
I have the feeling I didn't liked it enough for what it is, but wow. That stuff like this was being made is amazing.

mjf314 wrote: April 18th, 2021, 12:57 am Have you seen The Tatami Galaxy yet? Maybe watch that next.
Whoaa, easy there, young Mister! I think I am literally watching the 3rd complete anime (mini-)series in my whole lifetime as of now. :facepalm:
To even have had conversations with anyone truly interested in the art and vast world of Japanese animation with my limited feature film background makes me feel so embarrassed now. :unsure:
;)
I didn't respond because I thought your take on it was fairly well-reasoned., even if my like for it was greater than yours. But like mjf314 I haven't seen it in a looong time, despite owning it on DVD, so my memory is mostly of how mind-blowing an experience it was for me. When I first finished it I knew I'd seen something special but I also knew that were was an element I was missing. It wasn't until I asked about it on an online forum (pre-iCMForum) that that last piece of the puzzle fell into place: All the prominent visual elements that come across as filler (telephone poles, roads etc) are really examples of (manmade) networks. And that's of course what the whole show's about! (D:)

Mushishi is another really good show, but I would suggest spreading out the episodes a bit, if you watch them all in a short amount of time it'll all seem the same to you. They're nice quiet interludes in a world of noise and rushed lives.
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In Xavier one also has to deal with this shit:
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77-78. Kurzgesagt - bout 40 episodes watched, haven't rated em yet xcept the ones I've seen over the years but it's between 2-8/10 - optimistic propaganda there pisses me off. let's maybe not conquer the galaxy's rocks. they're just fine virus free.
#BONUS Europe (France/Germany) - saw at least 3 French movies
79. Ruddigore 4/10 - 1966! 3rd check! an opera! cheap animation! my own old comment on ICM clued me in on where to find it where i miraculously managed to still grab it
#BONUS Creator Profile: Halas & Batchelor
80. Sen noci svatojanske (A Midsummer Night's Dream) 4.5/10 - MND rarely fails to confuse or bore me. but this is a milestone apparently.
#BONUS Style Profile: Stop Motion
81. Faust 7.5/10 - TimeOut platinum! this is rather live action tho. Flavo still at 3 to go. watch Kirikou et la sorciere.
#BONUS Creator Profile: Jan Svankmajer
TW fake blood on the screenshot
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82. A negy evszak 5/10 - nice fit for a background watch but this straddles the triple border between animation, paintings and live. added it to IMDb - just over 40m to give me a quick 1pt!!! the other sand shorts altogether even with the short posted earlier that had a suspect message would just come short of 80min but there are more there that are not sandy for 95m.
#BONUS Style Profile: Sand Animation
83. The Mitchells vs. the Machines 6.5/10

and here are the scraps from earlier
84. Simoun eps1-4 - In this world, in order to become a man, humans must magically transition.
#BONUS All the Colors of the Rainbow
video:
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Sadly I almost die while watching some of the cgi here and well the more general things are not exactly to my taste:
#BONUS Excuse Me While I Puke? subjective i guess
randomish screens from ep5 i think:
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85. Psycho Pass [Extended] eps1-4 this is so heavy it might require a partial rewatch afterwards. self-proclaimed anarchists have already been mentioned in ep4.
he or A. or Armo or any

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A dump of TV and shorts I watched during the month


18. The Pharaoh's Belt (1993) #BONUS Style Profile: Paper Cutout Animation

A feature (just barely) by Lewis Klahr

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19. Experimental shorts #BONUS Distance. Effervescent. Time Immemorial. Holding onto Nothing.

Made up of:

5 shorts by Lewis Klahr

Lulu (1996)
Elsa Kirk (1999)
Catherine Street (2001)
Two Hours to Zero (2004)
Two Minutes to Zero (2004)

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9 shorts by Robert Breer

Recreation (1956) [rewatch]
A Man and His Dog Out for Air (1957) [rewatch]
69 (1968) [rewatch]
Fuji (1974)
Lmno (1978)
T.Z. (1979)
Swiss Army Knife with Rats and Pigeons (1980)
Trial Balloons (1982)
What Goes Up (2003)

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2 shorts by Larry Jordan

The Visible Compendium (1991)
Blue Skies Beyond the Looking Glass (2008)

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20. Goofy shorts

Includes:
Father's Day Off (1953)
For Whom the Bulls Toil (1953)
Father's Week-end (1953)
How to Dance (1953)
How to Sleep (1953)
Aquamania (1961)
Freewayphobia #1 (1965)
Goofy's Freeway Troubles (1965)
Sport Goofy in Soccermania (1987)
Checkin' In with Goofy (2011)


21-24a. InHumanoids (1986)

13 episodes

Kinda messed up for a cartoon meant to sell toys


24b-27a. Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures: Season 1 (1987) #BONUS Creator Profile: Ralph Bakshi

13 episodes

Bakshi is the "Supervising Director", but this doesn't really resemble his rotoscoped, live-action-mixing 70s features for adults. It looks more like the work of "Senior Director" John Kricfalusi, but without the gross-out humour, thankfully.

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The "cocaine-sniffing" scene

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27b-28a. Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Season 1 (1994)

10 "half-length" episodes, each about 11 minutes long


And to get that final point over 80 minutes

28b. Pink Panther shorts

G.I. Pink (1968)
Lucky Pink (1968)
The Pink Quarterback (1968)



Thanks for hosting, flavo, and congratulations on dominating :worship:


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1. Beyond the Mind's Eye (1993) #BONUS Excuse Me While I Puke
2. Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood (1979)
3. The Simpsons: Season 3: Episodes 1-4 (1991)
4. The Simpsons: Season 3: Episodes 5-8 (1991)
5. The Simpsons: Season 3: Episodes 9-12 (1991)
6-9. Flash Gordon: Season 1 (1979) #BONUS Style Profile: Rotoscope
10. Pink Panther shorts #BONUS Moving Pictures Only
11. Angel Blade (2001) #BONUS Tentacles Ahoy
12. On-Gaku: Our Sound (2019)
13. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999)
14. The Simpsons: Season 3: Episodes 13-16 (1992)
15. The Simpsons: Season 3: Episodes 17-20 (1992)
16. The Simpsons: Season 3: Episodes 21-24 (1992)
17. Goofy shorts
18. The Pharaoh's Belt (1993) #BONUS Style Profile: Paper Cutout Animation
19. Experimental shorts #BONUS Distance. Effervescent. Time Immemorial. Holding onto Nothing.
20. Goofy shorts
21-24a. InHumanoids (1986)
24b-27a. Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures: Season 1 (1987) #BONUS Creator Profile: Ralph Bakshi
27b-28a. Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Season 1 (1994)
28b. Pink Panther shorts
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I ended up having to deal with a lot of work this month and didn't have time to post or do much for this challenge, but I did watch a few animations which I might as well post about. Thanks for hosting, flavo.

1. Rock & Rule / Ring of Power (Smith, 1983) 374 checks, 1 official list
Feels reminiscent of the Saturday morning cartoons I used to watch as a child in the late eighties. A rather strange mix of rock music drama, satanism and post-apocalyptic sci-fi, all told through the medium of talking mice, cats and dogs. Great cast, but the story and animation were weak.
4/10

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2. Raya and the Last Dragon (Briggs-Ripa, 2021) 653 checks, 0 official lists
Disney's latest fantasy, taking place in a generalised Asian mythology setting. Powerful animation and music (the action in particular looks great), but the message of trusting each other, while obviously laudable, is not only hammered in with a sledgehammer but portrayed in a naive and sometimes stupid way. The heroine is punished for not trusting somebody pointing a lethal weapon at her. Really?
5/10

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3. Omoide no Mânî / When Marnie Was There (Simone-Yonebayashi, 2014) 2375 checks, 1 official list
This isn't quite top tier Ghibli, but it might be the best one that isn't directed by Miyazaki or Takahata. It has the beautiful countryside setting that studio Ghibli do so well, and it moves at an unhurried and relaxing pace that fits the childhood summers being portrayed. The ending and resolution of the mystery are a bit cliched, but the story has a great sense of melancholy and nostalgia.
7/10

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4. Soul (Docter-Powers, 2020) 3972 checks, 8 official lists
Another excellent Pixar feature, with a fun plot of a jazz musician being trapped in the afterlife. It's clear that Pixar has moved into a new phase, as this has a sensibility similar to Inside Out in the way it uses abstract and surreal devices and deals with more adult themes. Inventive, funny and moving, this would have been a new favourite if it didn't had fully had the courage of its convictions and didn't cop out in the last few seconds.
7/10

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5. Dinosaur (Zondag-Leighton, 2000) 23768 checks, 2 official lists
A dead end for Disney at the turn of the millenium, when they wanted to move into CGI animation but weren't sure of what style they should use. This one is similar to the excellent TV show Walking with Dinosaurs in that it uses real locations with CGI dinosaurs, except here the dinosaurs are all a bit weird, like they're almost photoreal, but they're slightly humanised so they fall into a dinosaur uncanny valley. The plot is just a rehash of Land Before Time, and is very boring.
3/10

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6. Quest for Camelot (Chau, 1998) 1493 checks, 0 official lists
This was Warner Bros Animation's first project, that is now mostly forgotten. It had a troubled production history, where nobody was working together properly, animators were being pulled off the project to work on Space Jam instead and the producers had the story heavily rewritten, which resulted in the original directors leaving. The result is a cheesy mess that tries to copy Disney but exaggerates all the worst aspects and has very variable animation. The original story this is adapted from was about the damosel Lynette searching for the Holy Grail as a way of dealing with her shame over being raped, literalised by her being haunted by shadow monsters and the ghost of her rapist. After rewrites, this film is about a girl called Kaylee trying to find Excalibur while dealing with a two-headed wisecracking dragon and an ogre who sits on Gary Oldman's villain and farts him down a cave.
3/10

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113. Tottoi a.k.a. Secret of the Seal (1992)
I have a super vague memory of maybe seeing this on TV as a kid. It didn't leave much of an impression on me then and it still doesn't really. It comes across pretty cliche and heavy-handed with its environmental message as well as its uninspired dialogue and plot. Meh.
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I somehow forgot to count Tux and Fanny (2019, Albert Birney) - so that puts the count to 11.

It was also possibly my best viewing.

Tux and Fanny is a low-budget, low-key, off-beat dark comedy spin on the classic cartoon friends, creating to look almost akin to a 32-bit video game, complete with sound effects. Compiled, with new material, from a Youtube series with micro-episodes, it is perhaps closer to hits like Cyanide and Happiness and Llamas with Hats - but with its own extreme deadpan and - wait for it - Russian character voices. That's right, despise being a US production, the characters speak Russian - I suppose as it is the most deadpan language they could think of (or had available). It reeks of weird, and is extremely rewarding in its scattered, semi-flat meandering madness.
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14. A Kalabanda Ate My Homework (2017) * 6 min.
The Eyeless Hunter. A Khanty Story (2016) * 4 min.
Emirates NBD: Give in to Giving (2018) * 2 min.
The Tale of How (2006) * 4 min.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories: The Next Floor (2013) * 5 min.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories: The Overhead Rack (2013) * 5 min.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories: Contradiction (2013) * 5 min.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories: The Umbrella Goddess (2013) * 5 min.
Spring Guests (1949) * 11 min.
Audacious Mountaineers (1950) * 10 min.
Robe de guerre (2008) 5 min.
Retouches (2008) * 6 min.
Forming Game (2008) * 5 min.
Sleeping Betty (2007) * 9 min.
15. Offended Toys (1949) * 10 min. 
The Molly-Coddle (1950) * 10 min. 
Japara (1951) * 10 min.  
Chuka, the Little Beaver (1953) * 10 min. 
Repete (1995) * 9 min.
Jumping (1984) * 6 min.
Broken Down Film (1985) * 6 min.
Hen, His Wife (1990) 13 min.
Fisheye (1980) 9 min.
Quasi's Cabaret Trailer (1980) 2 min.
Quasi at the Quackadero (1976) 10 min.
Make Me Psychic (1978) 8 min.

The re-watches of the Sally Cruikshank shorts were supposed to be the beginning of another set, which didn't work out, but were a great way to end the challenge.

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1. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) * 86 min.
2-3. Ghost Hound: Focus: 01 Lucid Dream (2007) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 02 E.M.D.R.: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (2007) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 03 Phobia Exposure (2007) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 04 Altered States of Consciousness (2007) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 05 O.B.E.: Out of Body Experience (2007) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 06 Brain Homunculus (2007) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 07 L.T.P.: Long Term Potentiation (2007) * 25 min.
4-5. Ghost Hound: Focus: 08 Revolution of Limbic System (2007) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 09 Existential Ghosts (2007) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 10 Affordance/T.F.T.:Thought Field Therapy (2007) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 11 Syntax Error (2008) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 12 Homeostasis Synchronization (2008) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 13 For the Snark was a Boojum, you see. (2008) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 14 Emergence Matrix (2008) * 25 min.
6-8. Ghost Hound: Focus: 15 Toward an Abandoned City (2008) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 16 Hopeful Monster (2008) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 17 Implicate Order (2008) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 18 Holographic Paradigm (2008) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 19 Negentropy (2008) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 20 Shaman's District (2008) * 25 min.
Yes-People (2020) * 8 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 21 Stochastic Resonance (2008) * 25 min.
Ghost Hound: Focus: 22 Passage (2008) *25 min.
Evolution (1971) 11 min.
9. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999) 104 min.
10. The Secret of Kells (2009) 79 min.
11. The Red Turtle (2016) * 81 min.
12. Aurelia (2018) * 16 min.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories: The Talisman Woman (2013) * 5 min.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories: Zanbai (2013) * 5 min.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories: The Family Rule (2013) * 5 min.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories: Hair (2013) * 5 min.
Windup (2020) * 10 min.
Father and Daughter (2000) 9 min.
Give Up Yer Aul Sins (2001) * 4 min.
The Marathon (1988)  * 4 min.
The Cow (1989) * 10 min.
Harpya (1979) * 8 min.
13. The Song of Wolfgang the Intrepid, the Glorious Destroyer of Dragons (1991) * 4 min.
Tifusari (1963) 13 min.
Erotango (2014) 7 min.
Chromophobia (1966) * 9 min.
Mate to Measure (2004) * 7 min.
Lovesick (2007) * 8 min.
If Anything Happens I Love You (2020) * 13 min.
Gypsy and Death (2009) * 1 min.
Baro and Tagar (2009) * 2 min.
Santa and Death (2010) * 1 min.
Dji. Death Fails (2012) * 4 min.
Dji. Death Sails (2014) * 5 min.
Aripi (2019) * 8 min. 
*First time viewing
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St. Gloede wrote: May 1st, 2021, 10:45 pm creating to look almost akin to a 32-bit video game
I think you're a bit too generous with the bits there. 32-bit games (insofar they were a thing, just the Sega Dreamcast I think) actually looked pretty decent.
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Onderhond wrote: May 1st, 2021, 11:05 pm
St. Gloede wrote: May 1st, 2021, 10:45 pm creating to look almost akin to a 32-bit video game
I think you're a bit too generous with the bits there. 32-bit games (insofar they were a thing, just the Sega Dreamcast I think) actually looked pretty decent.
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Alright folks! The OP has been updated with the final results! The top 5 continued to be volatile in the final days but congrats to all who surged forth to take home the prize! Also thanks to a final push from Armoreska, we cumulatively finished all but three of the bonus challenges (Unsung Heroes, North America and Norman McLaren being the only ones unfinished). Good job everyone, and I hope everybody had a good time! :banana:
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Thanks for the speedy wrap-up, flavo. :poshclap: Will add to the spreadsheet shortly...
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Wooh #4 :banana: That’s the first time I got in the top 5 for a challenge. I think.

Thanks flavo for hosting :cheers:
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