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11. The Wind Rises (2013) #BONUS Creator Profile: Studio Ghibli/Walt Disney Studios

Should qualify for that BONUS between this and earlier watching Chicken Little.
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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
=> 86'
6. Le roman de Renard (1937, Wladyslaw Starewicz) 6/10 #BONUS Style Profile: Stop Motion

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Animation Challenge
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
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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)
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11a. Panda Go Panda (Takahati, 1972). 34 mins. Obviously aimed a fairly small kids, this was nonetheless quite entertaining and charming.
11b. Panda Go Panda and the Rainy Day Circus (Takahati, 1973). 38 mins. Eh, I liked the sequel less than the original.
11c. Comedy (Nakazawa, 2002). 11 mins. This was... fun? An oddball, clearly intentionally so.
Total of 83 mins.
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1. A Silent Voice (Yamada, 2016)
2-9. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), 1-28. 644 minutes = 8 points.
10. Panda and the White Serpent (aka. Panda and the Magic Serpent) (Yabushita & Okabe, 1958).
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11a. Panda Go Panda (Takahati, 1972). 34 mins.
11b. Panda Go Panda and the Rainy Day Circus (Takahati, 1973). 38 mins.
11c. Comedy (Nakazawa, 2002). 11 mins.
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12. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) #BONUS Style Profile: Paper Cutout Animation

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13. Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Thought about using that one for the bad CGI, but it really wasn't that bad.
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15. Tekkonkinkreet (2006) - 7/10
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I'm in too.

1. Turbo (2013): 3.8 - A snail wants to be a racecar driver; some movies can transcend such a predictable premise, this one unfortunately isn't one of them. An uninspired, cliché-ridden, lazy, unfunny attempt to rob parents of some money.

2. Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019, Jake Castorena): 7.2 - Gives you exactly what you want and expect from a Batman and Turtles straight-to-streaming team up movie.

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 - Was okay, but not as good as I remembered. The best joke is the parody of a bureaucratic office. But the animation is outdated and not all tasks as entertaining. Still it has some of the Asterix charm.

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 - Maybe if I hadn't seen Mirai, which is such a much better take on the jealous brother of baby premise, I would have liked this slightly more. But even without that it still becomes even poorer when it plays it plot more and more straight and moves away from it being the result of an over imaginative jealous child. Alec Baldwin is perfectly cast in the title role tho.

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 - With this I start my run of Ghibli (re)watches, since most I've not seen since 2006.
While I still agree on my original take that it misses some of the thematic and character depths of Miyazaki better movies, I undervalued the first time how perfect its simple, highly entertaining adventure story is executed.

11. Tonari no Totoro [My Neighbor Totoro] (1988, Hayao Miyazaki) rewatch: 9.5 > 10! - Yeah, this hold up remarkable well and there is no reason why this have been dropping from my top 100 slowly last decade. Such a sweet, charming, innocent, joyful movie. But with a quite depressing backdrop, I didn't remember, which make it all even more heartwarming.

12. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014, Rob Minkoff): 7.5 - Based on tv-series but perfectly watchable as a standalone movie cause it's all pretty self-explanatory. The plot is simple, although a tad episodic, probably a result from its comedy series origins, but the humor is spot on and Mr. Peabody is a delightful character.
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14. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
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15. My Life as a Courgette (2016)
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25. Disaster! (2005) #BONUS Style Profile: Stop Motion
It's like Friedberg/Seltzer decided to rip off Robot Chicken and Team America. And it's exactly as crass, stupid and unfunny as that sounds.

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26. Hair High (2004)
Bill Plympton is almost always gonna be a fun time and Hair High is no different. It also may be the only Plympton film I can think of with overt horror elements to it (that scene toward the beginning with the alien worm creatures crawling through the woman's skin is legit gross-looking). Despite that, it's still very much a freewheeling comedy with visually inventive elements that fans of Plympton will enjoy. If the narrative itself is a little on the disjointed side, eh, that's ok.

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27. Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (2018)
Another fun, mildly amusing Lego DC movie, this one featuring the Flash and his attempts to thwart the Reverse Flash's efforts to take over the world and rob Barry of his speed force. If you've liked other direct-to-video Lego movies, you'll probably like this one too.
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)
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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
Animation Challenge
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
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4. The Simpsons: Season 3: Episodes 5-8 (1991)

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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)
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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)
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06. 2.5* - The King and the Mockingbird [Le Roi et l'Oiseau] (1980) by Paul Grimault

Classic French animation. Sometimes cited as one of the best animated film ever produced. I don't have a source for that quote so I'm going to assume it was made a long (long) time ago, or by someone who has little affinity with the genre, but it's true that the film manages to stand out, even today. The King and the Mockingbird offers an interesting variation on the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen. The premise has remained largely the same, but some retro sci-fi elements add an extra level of intrigue not present in the original story. It retains its fairy tale-like qualities though, meaning it does feel a little shallow. The animation is pretty delicate, the art style quite distinctive. There are minor Disney influences that detract a little, but they are few and far between. Not everything is equally interesting and the film has some ups and down, but for a 40-year-old animation there are still a good few scenes that stand out. Nice, though a tad overrated.

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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)
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Catching up on unwatched Disney and Box Office crap
1. Soul (2020)
2. Coco (2017)
3. Cheatin' (2013)
4. Toy Story 4 (2019)
5. Madagascar (2005)
6. Happy Feet (2006)
7. Flushed Away (2006)
8a. Windy Day (1968) 9min
8b. Flatlife (2004) 10min
8c. Cream (2016) 12min
8d. Harvie Krumpet (2003) 23min
8e. Rejected (2000) 9min
8f. Samadhi (1967) 5min
8g. Skhizein (2008) 13min (82m)
9. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) REVISION
10. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
11. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

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This benefits from an excellent villain in the Betty Lou Gerson-voiced Cruella De Vil, but she gets very little screen time; the most dominant humans are her two goofy henchmen and the two lifeless pet owners. Much of the film is cutesy fluff too - whether it be the litter of puppies sitting around watching television or the other dogs trying to communicate in careful howls. Some of it is admittedly cute and amusing, but this really only takes off near the end.
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16. The Monkey King (1963) - 7/10
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The OP has been updated again, folks! I hope everyone is digging the challenge. Looks like we've picked up a few extra people on the Bonus Challenge front but it's still fairly light on participation.

As usual, let me know if I missed anything on someone's stats.
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Looking good for me, flavo re: the leaderboard. :thumbsup: Didn't realise how hot a competition it is for 5th place at the moment! Better log another film. :sweat:
Catching up on unwatched Disney and Box Office crap
1. Soul (2020)
2. Coco (2017)
3. Cheatin' (2013)
4. Toy Story 4 (2019)
5. Madagascar (2005)
6. Happy Feet (2006)
7. Flushed Away (2006)
8a. Windy Day (1968) 9min
8b. Flatlife (2004) 10min
8c. Cream (2016) 12min
8d. Harvie Krumpet (2003) 23min
8e. Rejected (2000) 9min
8f. Samadhi (1967) 5min
8g. Skhizein (2008) 13min (82m)
9. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) REVISION
10. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
11. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
12. The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)

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A 'greatest hits' style film, consisting of excerpts from more than twenty different short films. The film gets off to a strong start with a Star Wars credits spoof and Bugs arguing over the beginning 'folks!' credits, but when the cartoon excerpts start up, things get a whole lot less creative. The inclusion of Daffy Duck cartoons (without Bugs) just feel weird in a film about Bugs' life story; same for Wile E. Coyote's adventures without Bugs towards the end.
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12-13. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), eps. 29-35. 23 mins *7 episodes = 161 mins = 2 points. The dark story continues, but with a bit of filler now.
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1. A Silent Voice (Yamada, 2016)
2-9. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), 1-28. 644 minutes = 8 points.
10. Panda and the White Serpent (aka. Panda and the Magic Serpent) (Yabushita & Okabe, 1958).
11. 83 mins
11a. Panda Go Panda (Takahati, 1972). 34 mins.
11b. Panda Go Panda and the Rainy Day Circus (Takahati, 1973). 38 mins.
11c. Comedy (Nakazawa, 2002). 11 mins.
12-13. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), eps. 29-35. 161 mins = 2 points.
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Onderhond wrote: April 8th, 2021, 10:31 am 06. 2.5* - The King and the Mockingbird [Le Roi et l'Oiseau] (1980) by Paul Grimault

The animation is pretty delicate, the art style quite distinctive. There are minor Disney influences that detract a little, but they are few and far between. Not everything is equally interesting and the film has some ups and down, but for a 40-year-old animation there are still a good few scenes that stand out. Nice, though a tad overrated.
Onder, I'm unsure if you looked up the history and backgrounds of this title (because I know you usually do :) ), since this one's special. The 1980-version is the finished edit of a work which begun in 1948, so while animations have been improved and enough stuff was added, you could argue it's not a 40 years old film, but in spirit, a 70 years old vision in non-Disney animation. I still wasn't the biggest fan of Le Roi and I'm aware that you're the last to bump your rating even half a star just because something is oLd AnD iNfLuEnTiAl, but it helps understanding the relevance this has - especially when someone like Miyazaki said how very important it was for him.
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Torgo wrote: April 8th, 2021, 4:40 pm Onder, I'm unsure if you looked up the history and backgrounds of this title (because I know you usually do :) ), since this one's special. The 1980-version is the finished edit of a work which begun in 1948, so while animations have been improved and enough stuff was added, you could argue it's not a 40 years old film, but in spirit, a 70 years old vision in non-Disney animation.
Yes, I read up on it before writing my little blurb. Not quite sure why it would put it outside of the Disney realm (since they started in the 30s), but the history behind it is indeed quite special. But that's not something I particularly care for, I look at what's happening on the screen :)

I also see why Miyazaki would've liked it back in the day, but it hardly compares to modern-day animation masterpieces imo. For that it's too much cutesy birds and dogs doing their thing.
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28. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)
This prequel to the FFXV video game is about what you'd expect if you've seen any other Final Fantasy movies: extraordinary animation and action coupled with muddled plot and bad dialogue.
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29. Sextoons (1975) #BONUS Tentacles Ahoy
30. The Funky World of Adult Cartoons (1970s?)
Sextoons is a compilation of adult animation from a wide time period and is a much more diverse collection than I would've expected. While it includes some of the more expected lewd, goofy shorts like a German Snow White porn parody and the "classic" Buried Treasure from 1929 (which I unabashedly still find pretty damn funny in places), it also includes more acclaimed abstract shorts such as Crocus, L'ombre de la pomme and A Child's Alphabet With Casual Reference to DNA Replication in the Garden of Eden. It actually ended up being a much more interesting watch than I was expecting. The Funky World on the other hand is exactly what I thought Sextoons would be: a very poorly animated series of unfunny, crude situations with some incredibly bad voiceover accompanying it.

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31. Non Non Biyori: The Movie - Vacation (2018)
Going from the extreme raunch of porno toons to one of the most innucuous and sweet anime ever made, I can't pinpoint what makes Non Non Biyori so watchable given very little of consequence ever happens. Yet it's such a pleasantly enjoyable show anyway. This movie follow-up finds the girls going on a vacation to Okinawa where they go swimming, shopping and bottle sand among other nice, uneventful things. It's the epitome of chill and I adore it.
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)
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Knaldskalle wrote: April 8th, 2021, 4:20 pm 12-13. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), eps. 29-35. 23 mins *7 episodes = 161 mins = 2 points. The dark story continues, but with a bit of filler now.
Starting from episode 29, they made a new story that wasn't based on the manga (because the manga wasn't finished yet). If you want to see the rest of the manga story, you could watch Brotherhood.
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Torgo wrote: April 8th, 2021, 4:40 pm I still wasn't the biggest fan of Le Roi and I'm aware that you're the last to bump your rating even half a star just because something is oLd AnD iNfLuEnTiAl, but it helps understanding the relevance this has - especially when someone like Miyazaki said how very important it was for him.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King_ ... Production
Not only Miyazaki, but many animators have cited The King and the Mockingbird as one of their favorites. It was #5 in the Laputa animation poll (voted by 140 animators).

Norio HIkone, Tsutomu Shibayama, Keiichi Tanaami, Yoichi Kotabe, Reiko Okuyama, and Takashi Yanase are among those who voted for it (there are probably others, but I don't have the full set of ballots).
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4. [80+10mins TV series]
Liquid Television S1Ep4-6 (1994) 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+
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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.

Not what I was expecting from the title. The combination of horror and medical elements with a fairly typical high school plot helps makes it considerably different from anything that I've seen.
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1. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) * 86 min.
*First time viewing
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16. Invincible Season 01 Episodes 4-5 come to 92 minutes so apparently have 12 to carry over.
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Catching up on unwatched Disney and Box Office crap
1. Soul (2020)
2. Coco (2017)
3. Cheatin' (2013)
4. Toy Story 4 (2019)
5. Madagascar (2005)
6. Happy Feet (2006)
7. Flushed Away (2006)
8a. Windy Day (1968) 9min
8b. Flatlife (2004) 10min
8c. Cream (2016) 12min
8d. Harvie Krumpet (2003) 23min
8e. Rejected (2000) 9min
8f. Samadhi (1967) 5min
8g. Skhizein (2008) 13min (82m)
9. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) REVISION
10. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
11. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
12. The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)
13. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

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Essentially two shorts strung together, this Disney film consists of an adaptation of 'The Wind in the Willows', followed by an adaptation of 'Sleepy Hollow'. Full of goofy characters, the Willows section grows irksome quickly; it is, however, surprisingly much better than the Sleepy Hollow part. More of a comedy than a horror tale, Ichabod Crane is painted as glutton here (something meant to be funny), set on marrying for money. Cool Headless Horseman though.
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Catching up on unwatched Disney and Box Office crap
1. Soul (2020)
2. Coco (2017)
3. Cheatin' (2013)
4. Toy Story 4 (2019)
5. Madagascar (2005)
6. Happy Feet (2006)
7. Flushed Away (2006)
8a. Windy Day (1968) 9min
8b. Flatlife (2004) 10min
8c. Cream (2016) 12min
8d. Harvie Krumpet (2003) 23min
8e. Rejected (2000) 9min
8f. Samadhi (1967) 5min
8g. Skhizein (2008) 13min (82m)
9. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) REVISION
10. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
11. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
12. The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)
13. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
14. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

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Between fighting a masked villain and reacting to an old flame resurfacing, Bruce Wayne reminisces about his past in this animated feature that tries to do a bit too much for an under-80 minute film. The various attempts to provide a superhero origin back-story are curious but rushed and mostly boil down to a romantic interest he let go. Recapturing the gothic flavour of the Tim Burton films, the movie certainly looks good though. Great title villain design too.
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sol wrote: April 9th, 2021, 10:28 am the movie certainly looks good though
I think I raised my eyebrows so high the people on the floor above me are wondering where that excess hair came from. Even for TV animation it would've looked cheap, for a feature film it was just bafflingly poor. :blink:
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Onderhond wrote: April 9th, 2021, 10:43 am
sol wrote: April 9th, 2021, 10:28 am the movie certainly looks good though
I think I raised my eyebrows so high the people on the floor above me are wondering where that excess hair came from. Even for TV animation it would've looked cheap, for a feature film it was just bafflingly poor. :blink:
Trust me, when you've been watching the crap that I have been this challenge -- worst offender, Madagascar a few days ago -- anything looks good. :lol:
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sol wrote: April 9th, 2021, 11:18 am Trust me, when you've been watching the crap that I have been this challenge -- worst offender, Madagascar a few days ago -- anything looks good. :lol:
Oh, Madagascar is bad too, no doubt about it :D
Then again, I'm no Batman fan so that certainly didn't help. The only ones I liked were the Batman animes.
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Catching up on unwatched Disney and Box Office crap
1. Soul (2020)
2. Coco (2017)
3. Cheatin' (2013)
4. Toy Story 4 (2019)
5. Madagascar (2005)
6. Happy Feet (2006)
7. Flushed Away (2006)
8a. Windy Day (1968) 9min
8b. Flatlife (2004) 10min
8c. Cream (2016) 12min
8d. Harvie Krumpet (2003) 23min
8e. Rejected (2000) 9min
8f. Samadhi (1967) 5min
8g. Skhizein (2008) 13min (82min)
9. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) REVISION
10. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
11. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
12. The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)
13. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
14. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
15a. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) 26min
15b. The Flying Fish (2019) 21min - pictured below
15c. T's World (2013) 30min
15d. Capitalism: Slavery (2007) 3min (80min)

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The biggest plus of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is the inventive animation with some the craziest Christmas toys imaginable, plus wonderful exteriors as per Seuss norm. The song is catchy, but really did not need to be heard three or four times throughout. Amusing rhyming narration though.

Animated with all of the colours of the rainbow, The Flying Fish is a pretty cool CGI experiment. What exactly it is all meant to mean though is never clear, and from the moment I realised that that there were going to be no answers, my interest declined. A very pretty film though, well worth checking out.

T's World has a fascinating subject (a man who bought up old zoo animals and let them run free on his property), however, the film is not really about that. There are a few striking animated images (a "hole"; animal shooting reconstruction) but also a lot of random exterior signs and buildings too.

Capitalism: Slavery has a pretty fun idea - create the illusion of movement in a single photograph by flashing various parts of it and moving up and down the frame. Three minutes of this is a bit much though and the capitalism/slavery dynamic does not really factor in beyond what prior knowledge one has.
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17. The Polar Express (2004) - 2/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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I'll add this even though there's quite a bit of live action footage. But the animation parts are separate and fully animated.

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07. 2.5* - Allegro Non Troppo (1976) by Bruno Bozzetto

A pretty crazy Italian take/parody on Disney's Fantasia. It's a all over the place, with some extended live action scenes and a myriad of different animation styles, but overall it's weird and quirky enough to warrant giving it a fair chance. Not everything may work equally well, but there are certainly inspired moments here. When a young artist discover his idea to create animated short films set to classical music is already been done before, he tries to give his project a novel spin. Things don't quite pan out the way he intended and even though he makes a downright mess of his project, the live audience seems pretty transfixed by the result. Some of the animated shorts are pretty cool (the march of the animals for example), others are pretty basic and unattractive. The live action inserts vary in quality too. Some of them are fun and inventive, others a little simplistic. It's a bit hit-and-miss from start to finish, but at least it never becomes boring.

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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
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mjf314 wrote: April 8th, 2021, 6:21 pm Starting from episode 29, they made a new story that wasn't based on the manga (because the manga wasn't finished yet). If you want to see the rest of the manga story, you could watch Brotherhood.
Aah, I guess that explains the sudden appearance of filler episodes. It did seems weird since there'd been so little of it up to that point. I think I'll check out Brotherhood at some point.


14-15. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), eps. 36-42. 23 mins *7 episodes = 161 mins = 2 points. Not much to add to what I've said previously. I like this show (just wish the filler wasn't there).
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1. A Silent Voice (Yamada, 2016)
2-9. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), 1-28. 644 minutes = 8 points.
10. Panda and the White Serpent (aka. Panda and the Magic Serpent) (Yabushita & Okabe, 1958).
11. 83 mins
11a. Panda Go Panda (Takahati, 1972). 34 mins.
11b. Panda Go Panda and the Rainy Day Circus (Takahati, 1973). 38 mins.
11c. Comedy (Nakazawa, 2002). 11 mins.
12-13. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), eps. 29-35. 161 mins = 2 points.
14-15. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), eps. 36-42. 161 mins = 2 points.
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32-33a. Mid-Century Modern Animation Vol. 2 (1946-1959)
Includes the following shorts: Brotherhood of Man (1946), Man Alive (1953), The Rhapsody of Steel (1959), Man on the Land (1956), Look Who's Driving (1953), A is for Atom (1957), Tune in Tomorrow (1954), It's Everybody's Business (1956), A Smattering of Spots (1950s), UPA New York Commercials (1950s)
In the last animation challenge I watched the first volume of Mid-Century Modern from Thunderbean and volume 2 offers more of the same kind of snappy animated shorts the first volume provided.

33b. White Radish Magic & Monsters Shorts Collection (The Item, Apprentice, Cutethulhu) (1996-2003)
This was really bad faux anime made with Flash... Even on clearance for a dollar, this DVD wasn't worth it.

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33c-37. Carole & Tuesday E8-24 (2019-2020) #BONUS Style Profile: Rotoscope
Carole & Tuesday Rotoscoping Example
I really liked this series from director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, SAmurai Champloo). Had started it a while back and got distracted by something shiny. The story is a little overly convenient at times but the songs are generally on point and the animation is excellent. I also thought it was interesting in how it contained really two parallel stories, one of Carole & Tuesday, the scrappy underdogs and their rise to fame, as well as model turned singer Angela whose trajectory is more the road to ruin story. By having these both, it's able to have its cake and eat it too. Some may call it a little too cliche but I think the mix of sci-fi slice of life and music drama works really well.

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38-39. Halas & Batchelor Short Films #BONUS Creator Profile: Hala & Batchelor
Includes the following shorts: The Magic Canvas (1948), Flying Free (1980), The Owl & the Pussycat (1952), The Figurehead (1953), The History of the Cinema (1957), Foo Foo: The Stowaway (1960), Haba Tales: The Cultured Ape (1960), Snip and SNap: Top Dogs (1960), Hamilton the Musical Elephant (1961), Automania 2000 (1963), Dodo The Kid from Outer Space: The Kidnapped Kid (1964), Tales from Hoffnung: The Symphony Orchestra (1964), Flow Diagram (1966), The Question (1967), Children and Cars (1971), Butterfly Ball (1974), Autobahn (1979), Dilemma (1981), Dying for a Smoke (1967), Birds, Bees and Storks (1965), The Hoffnung Palm Court Orchestra (1965)
Halas & Batchelor are sometimes referred to as the British Disney but that's really an unfair oversimplification of the wide variety of styles of animation they employ. While some like Hamilton the Musical Elephant are more in-line with the kid-friendly simplistic storytelling from the House of Mouse, they also deal in abstract animation like The Magic Canvas, stop motion folklore like The Figurehead and even early music video style animation in concert with Kraftwerk on Autobahn. Their output is well-worth exploring for its consistent inventiveness and variety.

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40. Dôwa meita senshi Windaria a.k.a. Once Upon A Time (1986)
I had seen the original Japanese version of Windaria quite a long time ago and after coming across the Once Upon A Time English DVD, I thought I'd revisit it to see just how much Carl Macek had butchered it, and holy cow did he ever. The dialogue is generally terrible and hackneyed with Macek basically making up large chunks of it since he wasn't given an original script to work from. He also managed to severely edit out a lot of the violence as well as twist the finale into a rote happy ending that completely misses the point of the original. All in all, pretty much a total waste of time. Just watch the original Japanese version which, while not a masterpiece of anime, is certainly significantly better than this hackjob.
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)
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7. Akira (Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988) - 9/10

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1. How to Train Your Dragon (Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders, 2010) - 7/10
2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Dean DeBlois, 2014) - 6/10
3. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Dean DeBlois, 2014) - 6/10
4. Rise of the Guardians (Peter Ramsey, 2012) - 4/10
5. Turbo (David Soren, 2013) - 4/10
6. When the Wind Blows (Jimmy T. Murakami, 1986) - 7/10
7. Akira (Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988) - 9/10
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Catching up on unwatched Disney and Box Office crap
1. Soul (2020)
2. Coco (2017)
3. Cheatin' (2013)
4. Toy Story 4 (2019)
5. Madagascar (2005)
6. Happy Feet (2006)
7. Flushed Away (2006)
8a. Windy Day (1968) 9min
8b. Flatlife (2004) 10min
8c. Cream (2016) 12min
8d. Harvie Krumpet (2003) 23min
8e. Rejected (2000) 9min
8f. Samadhi (1967) 5min
8g. Skhizein (2008) 13min (82min)
9. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) REVISION
10. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
11. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
12. The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)
13. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
14. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
15a. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) 26min
15b. The Flying Fish (2019) 21min
15c. T's World (2013) 30min
15d. Capitalism: Slavery (2007) 3min (80min)
16. The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

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Apparently intended as a bridge between the second and third seasons of the animated TV show, this feature length film fails miserably when watched out context. After a few seconds of rushed exposition, we are dropped into a universe where all that occurs are fights between large robots from different factions. There is no character development; just robot fight after fight, with pop songs occasionally cropping up at strange and random points.
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