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86. Charlotte (Éric Warin, Tahir Rana, 2021)

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87. Kinnikuman: Ôabare! Seigi chôjin (Takeshi Shirato, 1984)

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88. Luo Xiao Hei zhan ji a.k.a. Legend of Hei (Mtjj, 2019)

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89. Ének a csodaszarvasról a.k.a. Song of the Miraculous Hind (Marcell Jankovics, 2002)

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90. Adam by Eve: A live in Animation (2022)
One frame at a time...
1. Heavenly Sword (Gun Ho Jang, 2014)
2. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman - Rage of Atlantis (Matt Peters, 2018)
3. Aura: Maryuuin Koga saigo no tatakai a.k.a. Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War (Seiji Kishi, 2013)
4. The Mighty Kong (Art Scott, 1998)
5. Metal Skin Panic Madox-01 (Shinji Aramaki, 1987)
6. Adventure Planet (Kompin Kemgumnird, 2012)
7. Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi a.k.a. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Kôtarô Tamura, 2020)
8. Pale Force: Complete Collection (Paul Noth, 2005)
9. Justice Society: World War II (Jeff Wamester, 2021)
10. Original Dirty Pair: Flight 005 Conspiracy (Toshifumi Takizawa, 1990)
11-18. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig E1-26 (2005)
19. Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (John Rice, Albert Calleros, 2022)
20. Kirikou et la sorcière a.k.a. Kirikou and the Sorceress (Michel Ocelot, 1998)
21-22. Thunderbean Animation Presents: Noveltoons Classics [ Cilly Goose (1944), Suddenly It's Spring (1944), Yankee Doodle Donkey (1944), Scrappily Married (1945), A Lamb in a Jam (1945), Cheese Burglar (1946), Old MacDonald Had a Farm (1946), The Stupidstitious Cat (1947), The Enchanted Square (1947), Much Ado About Mutton (1947), The Wee Men (1947), Naughty But Mice (1947), Flip Flap (1948), The Bored Cuckoo (1948), The Old Shell Game (1948), Quack-a-Doodle Do (1950), Teacher's Pest (1950), Ups an' Downs Derby (1950), Pleased to Eat You (1950), Saved by the Bell (1950) ]
23. South Park: Post Covid (Trey Parker, 2021)
24. Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi a.k.a. Swan Lake (Kimio Yabuki, 1981)
25. Kaena: La prophétie a.k.a. Kaena: The Prophecy (Chris Delaporte, Pascal Pinon, 2003)
26. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Tim Hill, 2020)
27-28a. Mahô shôjo tai Arusu: The Adventure a.k.a. Tweeny Witches: The Adventures E1-6 (Yoshiharu Ashino, 2007)
28b. Bean Bandit (Kenichi Sonoda, 2021)
28c. Kyodai koguma a.k.a. The Bear Brothers (1932)
29. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree (Ishi Rudell, 2016)
30. The Puppetoon Movie (Arnold Leibovit, 1987)
31. Tig Notaro: Drawn (Greg Franklin, 2021)
32. Junk Head (Takahide Hori, 2017)
33. Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu No F a.k.a. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (Tadayoshi Yamamuro, 2015)
34. Levsha a.k.a. Left-Hander (Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Vladimir Danilevich, 1964)
35-36a. Dead End Paranormal Park S2E6-10 (2022)
36b. Do pivnice a.k.a. Down to the Cellar (Jan Svankmajer, 1983)
37. Street Fighter: Round One - Fight! (2009)
38. Slave Princess Olivia (Takeshi Kimura, 2013)
39. Valley of the Lanterns (Caleb Hystad, 2018)
40. The House (Emma De Swaef, Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, Paloma Baeza, 2022)
41. I'll/CKBC (Itsurô Kawasaki, 2002)
42-43a. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero E1-5 (1983)
43b-45. Big Mouth S6E1-10 (2022)
46. Shika No Ou a.k.a. The Deer King (Masayuki Miyaji, Masashi Ando, 2021)
47-48b.. The Complete Adventures of Cubby Bear [Opening Night(1933), Love's Labor Won(1933), The Last Mail(1933), Bubbles and Troubles (1933), Barking Dogs (1933), Indian Whoopee (1933), Fresh Ham (1933), The Nut Factory (1933), Cubby's World Flight (1933), Cubby's Picnic (1933), Gay Gaucho (1933), Galloping Fanny (1933), Croon Crazy(1933), Sinister Stuff (1934), Goode Knight (1934), How's Crops (1934), Cubby's Stratosphere Flight (1934), Mild Cargo (1934), Fiddlin' Fun (1934), Mischievous Mice (1934)]
48b. Cubby's Contemporaries [Scrappy's Expedition(1934), Tightrope Tricks (1933), Annie Moved Away (1934), Along Flirtation Walk (1935), Tune Up and Sing (1934), Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing (1934), The Lumber Champ (1933)
49. Injustice (Matt Peters, 2021)
50. Burn the Witch (Tatsuro Kawano, 2020)
51. Rupan Sansei: Russia yori ai o komete a.k.a. Lupin III: From Siberia with Love (Osamu Dezaki, 1992)
52. South Park: Post Covid - The Return of Covid (Trey Parker, 2021)
53. Rugrats Go Wild (Norton Virgien, John Eng, 2003)
54a. Amada Anime Series: Super Mario (1989)
54b. Rupan sansei: Rupan wa imamo moeteiruka? a.k.a. Lupin III: Is Lupin Still Burning? (Monkey Punch, Jun Kawagoe, 2018)
54c. Rupan Sansei: Rupan Ikka Seizeroi a.k.a. Lupin III: Lupin Family Lineup (Kenji Kodama, 2012)
54d. Ken Ishii: Extra (Koji Morimoto, 1994)
54e. R20: Ginga Kuukou a.k.a. Route 20: Galactic Airport (Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, 1991)
55. Appleseed XIII: Tartaros (Takayuki Hamana, 2011)
56. Appleseed XIII: Ouranos (Takayuki Hamana, 2011)
57. Resan till Melonia a.k.a. Journey to Melonia (Per Åhlin, 1989)
58. The Sea Beast (Chris Williams, 2022)
59-60. Tex Avery Animation Classics Vol. 2 [Little Rural Riding Hood (1949), The Cuckoo Clock (1950), Magical Maestro (1952), One Cab's Family (1952), The Cat That Hated People (1948), Doggone Tired (1949), The Flea Circus (1954), Field and Scream (1955), The First Bad Man (1955), Out-Foxed (1949), Droopy's Double Trouble (1951), The Three Little Pups (1953), Drag-A-Long Droopy (1954), Homesteader Droopy (1954), Dixieland Droopy (1954), The Counterfeit Cat (1949), Ventriloquist Cat (1950), The House of Tomorrow (1949), Car of Tomorrow (1951), T.V. of Tomorrow (1953), The Farm of Tomorrow (1954), The Legend of Rockabye Point (1955), Sh-h-h-h-h-h (1955)]
61. Ryû to sobakasu no hime a.k.a. Belle (Mamoru Hosoda, 2021)
62. Vanamehe film a.k.a. The Old Man Movie (Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi, 2019)
63. Misiunea spatialã Delta a.k.a. Delta Space Mission (Victor Antonescu, Mircea Toia, Calin Cazan, 1984)
64. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure (Richard Linklater, 2022)
65. Cryptozoo (Dash Shaw, 2021)
66. Super Majingga 3 a.k.a. Raiders of Galaxy (Seung-cheol Park, 1982)
67. The Croods: A New Age (Joel Crawford, 2020)
68-70. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei a.k.a. Engaged to the Unidentified E1-12 (2014)
71a. Twinkle Nora Rock Me! (Satomi Mikuriya, 1985)
71b. The Epic of ZektBach (Mizuho Nishikubo, (2011)
71c. Dear Diary: World's First Pranks (Januel Mercado, 2021)
71d. Family Movie Night: Little Red Bronana Bread (2021)
71e. Delta Space Mission: Planet of the Oceans (1980)
71f. Delta Space Mission: Failed Towing (1981)
72. Zabij to i wyjedz z tego miasta a.k.a. Kill It and Leave Town (Mariusz Wilczynski, 2020)
73. The Dark Planet (Richard Corben, Christopher Wheate, 1989)
74. Astérix et la surprise de César (Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, 1985)
75. Halo Legends (Various, 2010)
76. Green Lantern: Beware My Power (Jeff Wamester, 2022)
77. South Park S24E1-2 (2021)
78. Goku Midnight Eye (Yoshiaki Kawajiri 1989)
79. Gekijouban Violet Evergarden (Taichi Ishidate, 2020)
80. Halo: The Fall of Reach (2015)
81a. Trump Bites (Bill Plympton, 2018)
81b. Babe, He Calls Me (Ralph Bakshi, 1997)
81c. Hound Town (Ralph Bakshi, 1989)
81d. Christmas in Tattertown (Ralph Bakshi, 1988)
81e. Malcom and Melvin (Ralph Bakshi, 1997)
82. I fratelli Dinamite a.k.a. The Dynamite Brothers (Nino Pagot, Toni Pagot, 1949)
83. Armitage: Dual Matrix (Katsuhito Akiyama, 2002)
84. Meitantei Conan: Senritsu no furu sukoa a.k.a. Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear (Yasuichiro Yamamoto, 2008)
85a. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power S5E11-13 (2020)
85b. Fresh Guacamole (Pes, 2012)
85c. The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil (Bob Stenhouse, 1986)
86. Charlotte (Éric Warin, Tahir Rana, 2021)
87. Kinnikuman: Ôabare! Seigi chôjin (Takeshi Shirato, 1984)
88. Luo Xiao Hei zhan ji a.k.a. Legend of Hei (Mtjj, 2019)
89. Ének a csodaszarvasról a.k.a. Song of the Miraculous Hind (Marcell Jankovics, 2002)
90. Adam by Eve: A live in Animation (2022)
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8. Vampire Hunter D (1985, Toyoo Ashida) 6/10
9. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013, Isao Takahata) 6/10
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1. Tokyo Godfathers (2003, Satoshi Kon) 6/10
2. The Congress (2013, Ari Folman) 5,5/10
3. Klaus (2019, Pablos/López) 6/10
4. Evangelion: 1.0 (2007) 6/10
5. Evangelion: 2.0 (2009) 6,5/10
6. Evangelion: 3.0 (2012) 5,5/10
7. Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 (2021) 7/10
8. Vampire Hunter D (1985, Toyoo Ashida) 6/10
9. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013, Isao Takahata) 6/10
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91 - Wicked City (1987) - 6.5/10 - It's time for a new peace treaty between the human world and the demon world so two cops, Taki (a human) and Maki (a demon) are assigned to protect an important diplomat and escort him to the peace negotiations. However, a group of demons want to see the peace talks fail. There were a number of things in the movie that I liked, including the ending, but it did get a bit weird at times.

92 - Patlabor: The Movie (1989) - 8/10 - Some sort of malfunction is causing Labor robots to go haywire, even if they are unmanned. Members of the police whose own Labor robots are unaffected so far investigate the malfunctions and try to find the reason and a way to stop them. The film has a nice story and sort of fits into the police procedural category as well.

93 - Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993) - 8/10 - This movie is much more serious and political than the first entry in the series. In this film, Tokyo is the target of terrorist acts which include blowing up bridges and other activities. Blame is assigned to a rogue air force jet, but there is more to it than that and the police unit from the first film tries to track down the culprit. This is probably a better film than the first one in a number of wa

94 - Barefoot Gen (1983) - 8.5/10 - The film depicts the life of Gen, a boy living in Hiroshima with his family in 1945. The first part shows their family life before the atomic bomb is dropped and then we see the effects of the bomb and the aftermath. It's very well done. I read the first two Barefoot Gen manga volumes (based on the experiences of the author) back in the late 1980s. I read through all 10 volumes in 2010 after the translation into English was finally completed. It is a very good series.

95 - Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007) - 7.5/10 - A good remake of the beginning of the NGE anime series.

96 - Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999) - 8/10 - A member of a counter-terrorism group freezes when a girl carrying a bomb decides to commit suicide rather than being captured. He is disturbed by this and later becomes close with a young woman who may be the sister of the girl who died. There are plots within plots in this alternate history tale and it is a pretty good film.

97 - Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984) - 7/10 - I first became aware of Robotech through the Comico comics in the mid-80s. That first issue was pretty hot with the success of the tv series. I stopped buying Robotech comics for a while in the late 90s, but bought each of the more recent series. Tis film was decent (and familiar of course), though I still prefer the comics and the original tv version which are less compressed than a movie is forced to be.

98 - Macross Plus: Movie Edition (1995) - 7.5/10 - This takes place a few decades after the original series and features two rival pilots whose animosity dates back to high school and a girl that they both liked. Their rivalry turns to violence more than once. I thought it was good.

99 - Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958) - 6.5/10 - A young man and a snake goddess turned human fall in love with each other, but a wizard believes that she is evil. This was the first full length anime in color and it is okay.

100 - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) - 8/10 - A 17 year old girl named Makoto discovers that she has the ability to leap through time. At first, she uses the ability to enjoy life and make things better for her. She eventually learns that the ability can be a bit more serious than what she has been using it for. The film is a sequel to a novel from the 1960s. I haven't read that book, though I did read the manga adaptation back in 2008. This film was better than the manga, though. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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1 - Free Jimmy (2006) - 7.5/10
2 - Cryptozoo (2021) - 7/10 - #ICM-FF
3-5 - 243 minutes of shorts and tv
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Episodes 1-6 (99 minutes) - A nice short series, though nothing extraordinary.
Garakuta no Machi (2006) (13 minutes)
Grey Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood (1990) (26 minutes)
Cat Soup (2001) (32 minutes)
Rowing Across the Atlantic (1978) (21 minutes)
Film Film Film (1968) (19 minutes)
Dojoji Temple (1976) (19 minutes)
Tuning the Instruments (2000) (15 minutes)
6 - Mad God (2021) - 8/10 - #ICM-FF
7 - Neo Tokyo (1987) - 6.5/10
8 - Pompo: The Cinephile (2021) - 8.5/10 - #ICM-FF
9 - Kill It and Leave This Town (2020) - 6.5/10 - #ICM-FF
10 - The Old Man Movie (2019) - 8.5/10 - #ICM-FF
11 - The Crossing (2021) - 9/10 - #ICM-FF
12 - The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) - 7.5/10
13-16 - 30 shorts (338 minutes)
La course à l'abîme (1992) (4 minutes)
Girls Night Out (1987) (6 minutes)
Le concert de M. et Mme. Kabal (1963) (7 minutes)
The Hat (1999) (6 minutes)
Feelings of Mountains and Waters (1988) (19 minutes)
The Hand (1965) (18 minutes)
Franz Kafka (1992) (16 minutes)
The Lion and the Song (1959) (15 minutes)
Fast Film (2003) (14 minutes)
Satiemania (1978) (14 minutes)
The Three Inventors (1980) (13 minutes)
Hen, His Wife (1990) (13 minutes)
Monsieur Tête (1959) (13 minutes)
Le nez (1963) (11 minutes)
The Little Soldier (1948) (11 minutes)
A (1965) (10 minutes)
Au bout du fil (1974) (10 minutes)
The Public Voice (1988) (10 minutes)
Caroline Leaf and Her Two Sisters (1991) (10 minutes)
Rope Dance (1987) (10 minutes)
La demoiselle et le violoncelliste (1965) (9 minutes)
Felix in Exile (1994) (9 minutes)
Harpya (1979) (9 minutes)
La joie de vivre (1934) (10 minutes)
Au bout du monde (1999) (8 minutes)
A Night on Bald Mountain (1938) (8 minutes)
Mindscape (1976) (8 minutes)
Repete (1995) (9 minutes)
The Roll-Call (1971) (7 minutes)
Flux (2002) (7 minutes)
Jumping (1984) (6 minutes)
Le pas (1975) (7 minutes)
Broken Down Film (1985) (6 minutes)
Café Bar (1974) (5 minutes)
17 - Angel's Egg (1985) - 7/10
18 - 5 Centimeters per Second (2007) - 7.5/10
19 - Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) - 7.5/10
20 - Asterix and Cleopatra (1968) - 7/10
21 - Paprika (2006) - 8/10
22 - Tokyo Godfathers (2003) - 8.5/10
23 - Battle Angel (1993) - 7.5/10
24 - Spriggan (1998) - 7/10
25 - Short Peace (2013) - 7.5/10
26 - Alice (1988) - 7/10
27 - Dead Leaves (2004) - 6.5/10
28 - Genius Party (2007) - 7/10
29 - Genius Party Beyond (2008) - 7/10
30 - Fantasia 2000 (1999) - 8/10
31-32 - 163 minutes of shorts
Screwball Squirrel (1944) (7 minutes)
Who Killed Who? (1943) (8 minutes)
Motion Painting No. 1 (1947) (11 minutes)
Stoopnocracy (1933) (5 minutes)
The Karnival Kid (1929) (8 minutes)
Renaissance (1963) (10 minutes)
House (1959) (12 minutes)
Breakfast on the Grass (1987) (25 minutes)
The Mascot (1933) (26 minutes)
Kak kazaki nevest vyruchali (1973) (19 minutes)
The Owl's Feathers (1989) (18 minutes)
El héroe (1994) (5 minutes)
Pochemu u lastochki khvost rozhkami (1967) (9 minutes)
33 - Fist of the North Star (1986) - 6.5/10
34 - On-Gaku: Our Sound (2019) - 6.5/10
35 - The Garden of Words (2013) - 7.5/10
36 - The Hunchedback Horse (1947) - 7.5/10
37 - The Snow Queen (1957) - 5.5/10
38 - Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack (2012) - 7/10
39 - Mind Game (2004) - 6.5/10
40 - Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors (1945) - 6/10
41 - My Life as McDull (2001) - 6.5/10
42 - Panda! Go, Panda! (1972) and Panda! Go, Panda! Rainy Day Circus (1973) - 7.5/10 (72 minutes)
42.c - Our Lady of the Sphere (1969) (9 minutes)
43 - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) - 8/10
44 - The Emperor's Nightingale (1949) - 6/10
45 - 80 minutes of shorts
Song of the Prairie (1949) (21 minutes)
Dárek (1946) (16 minutes)
Early Abstractions (1987) (23 minutes)
Fuji (1974) (9 minutes)
Lapis (1966) (9 minutes)
Film Exercises 2-3 (1944) (2 minutes)
46 - Toys in the Attic (2009) - 8/10
47 - Yellow Submarine (1968) - 6.5/10
48 - Watership Down (1978) - 7.5/10
49 - A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959) - 7/10
50 - Allegro non troppo (1976) - 7.5/10
51 - Animal Farm (1954) - 7/10
52 - April and the Extraordinary World (2015) - 8/10
53 - Fritz the Cat (1972) - 6/10
54 - Hoppity Goes to Town (1941) - 7/10
55 - Idiots and Angels (2008) - 7/10
56 - Invention for Destruction (1958) - 7/10
57 - Nezha Conquers the Dragon King (1979) - 8/10
58 - Rocks in My Pocket (2014) - 7/10
59 - Sita Sings the Blues (2008) - 8/10
60 - Tower (2016) - 8.5/10
61 - The Congress (2013) - 7/10
62 - The Thief and the Cobbler (1993) - 7.5/10
63 - Son of the White Mare (1981) - 8/10
64 - Summer Wars (2009) - 8/10
65 - The King and the Mockingbird (1980) - 7.5/10
66 - Vampire Hunter D (1985) - 6.5/10
67-68 - 160+ minutes of shorts
Scratch and Crow (1995) (5 minutes)
The Brementown Musicians (1935) (9 minutes)
Magical Maestro (1952) (6 minutes)
Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) (6 minutes)
Gymnopédies (1965) (6 minutes)
Gulls and Buoys (1972) (7 minutes)
A Computer Animated Hand (1972) (4 minutes)
Film Exercise #1 (1943) (5 minutes)
Lucky Ducky (1948) (7 minutes)
Happy-Go-Nutty (1944) (7 minutes)
Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956) (7 minutes)
Fast and Furry-ous (1949) (7 minutes)
Bacall to Arms (1946) (6 minutes)
Swing Shift Cinderella (1945) (8 minutes)
Permutations (1968) (8 minutes)
Glens Falls Sequence (1937) (6 minutes)
Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938) (8 minutes)
Zipping Along (1953) (7 minutes)
Not Everything That Flies Is a Bird (1970) (9 minutes)
Muha (1967) (8 minutes)
L'ombre de la pomme (1967) (9 minutes)
Duo Concertantes (1964) (9 minutes)
Aos (1964) (9 minutes)
69 - Coonskin (1975) - 4/10
70 - Fire and Ice (1983) - 6/10
71 - The Lord of the Rings (1978) - 7/10
72 - The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979) - 7.5/10
73 - Gay Purr-ee (1962) - 6.5/10
74 - Metropolis (2001) - 7.5/10
75 - The Plague Dogs (1982) - 8/10
76 - The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) - 7.5/10
77 - The Last Unicorn (1982) - 7.5/10
78 - The Transformers: The Movie (1986) - 5/10
79 - When the Wind Blows (1986) - 8/10
80 - Appleseed (2004) - 5.5/10
81 - The Dog of Flanders (1997) - 8/10
82 - Dallos (1983) - 7/10
83 - A Wind Named Amnesia (1990) - 6.5/10
84 - Robot Carnival (1987) - 7/10
85 - Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993) - 6/10
86 - Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005) - 7/10
87 - Space Firebird (1980) - 7/10
88 - Golgo 13: The Professional (1983) - 5/10
89 - Roujin Z (1991) - 8/10
90 - 82 minutes of shorts
Tusalava (1929) (10 minutes)
Voyage en Boscavie (1958) (9 minutes)
Don Kihot (1961) (10 minutes)
Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People (1984) (9 minutes)
Passing Days (1969) (10 minutes)
The Story of Menstruation (1946) (10 minutes)
The Red Book (1994) (11 minutes)
Bluebeard (1936) (13 minutes)
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23. Lupin III: Goemon's Blood Spray (2017)

True to the title, this is darker (and less fun) than is usual for Lupin.

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1. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
2. Danger Mouse: Season 1 (1981)
3-4a. Spicy City (1997)
4b. You Gotta Be a Football Hero (1935)
4c. King of the Mardi Gras (1935) [rewatch]
5. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
6-13. Jonny Quest (1964)
14. Moana (2016)
15. April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
16-18. Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Season 1 (1985)
19-20a. Fish Police (1992)
20b. Bionic Six: Valley of Shadows (1987)
21. Challenge of the GoBots: Season 1 (1984)
22. Rambo: Episodes 1-5 (1986)
23. Lupin III: Goemon's Blood Spray (2017)
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Spoiler
1. Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus (2020)
2. ParaNorman (2012) REVISION
3. The Bad Guys (2022)
4a. World of Tomorrow (2015) 17min
4b. World of Tomorrow ep 2 (2017) 23min
4c. World of Tomorrow ep 3 (2020) 34min
4d. Le Pas / The Step (1975) 7mins
5a. Fast and Furry-ous (1949) 7min
5b. Dumb-Hounded (1943) 8min
5c. Stoopnocracy (1933) 11min
5d. Symphonie diagonale (1924) 8min
5e. Who Killed Who? (1943) 7mins
5f. Le chant du Styrène (1959) 14min
5g. L'idée / The Idea (1932) 25min
6. Treasure Island (1989)
7. Sing (2016) REVISION
8. Sing 2 (2021)
9. Rango (2011) REVISION
10. Monsters, Inc. (2001) REVISION
11. Monsters University (2013)

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What made the original so effective was having a human child lost in a monster world and the delicious irony of her finding nothing there scary while everyone else is scared of her. This inevitable follow-up unwisely ditches the human child element as it becomes an origin tale prequel with Sulley and Mike at university. Why a Monsters University is even needed (when the monsters are trained at Monsters Inc.) is never clear as we get tons of lame college gags.
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91-94a. Re-Kan! E1-13 (2015)

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94b. Joseito (Shigeyoshi Tsukahara, 2014)
94c. Hinata no aoshigure a.k.a. Rain in the Sunshine (Hiroyasu Ishida, 2013)
94d. No Game No Life Specials 1-6 (2014)

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95. I huvet på en gammal gubbe a.k.a. Out of an Old Man's Head (Tage Danielsson, Per Åhlin, 1968)
One frame at a time...
1. Heavenly Sword (Gun Ho Jang, 2014)
2. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman - Rage of Atlantis (Matt Peters, 2018)
3. Aura: Maryuuin Koga saigo no tatakai a.k.a. Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War (Seiji Kishi, 2013)
4. The Mighty Kong (Art Scott, 1998)
5. Metal Skin Panic Madox-01 (Shinji Aramaki, 1987)
6. Adventure Planet (Kompin Kemgumnird, 2012)
7. Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi a.k.a. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Kôtarô Tamura, 2020)
8. Pale Force: Complete Collection (Paul Noth, 2005)
9. Justice Society: World War II (Jeff Wamester, 2021)
10. Original Dirty Pair: Flight 005 Conspiracy (Toshifumi Takizawa, 1990)
11-18. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig E1-26 (2005)
19. Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (John Rice, Albert Calleros, 2022)
20. Kirikou et la sorcière a.k.a. Kirikou and the Sorceress (Michel Ocelot, 1998)
21-22. Thunderbean Animation Presents: Noveltoons Classics [ Cilly Goose (1944), Suddenly It's Spring (1944), Yankee Doodle Donkey (1944), Scrappily Married (1945), A Lamb in a Jam (1945), Cheese Burglar (1946), Old MacDonald Had a Farm (1946), The Stupidstitious Cat (1947), The Enchanted Square (1947), Much Ado About Mutton (1947), The Wee Men (1947), Naughty But Mice (1947), Flip Flap (1948), The Bored Cuckoo (1948), The Old Shell Game (1948), Quack-a-Doodle Do (1950), Teacher's Pest (1950), Ups an' Downs Derby (1950), Pleased to Eat You (1950), Saved by the Bell (1950) ]
23. South Park: Post Covid (Trey Parker, 2021)
24. Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi a.k.a. Swan Lake (Kimio Yabuki, 1981)
25. Kaena: La prophétie a.k.a. Kaena: The Prophecy (Chris Delaporte, Pascal Pinon, 2003)
26. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Tim Hill, 2020)
27-28a. Mahô shôjo tai Arusu: The Adventure a.k.a. Tweeny Witches: The Adventures E1-6 (Yoshiharu Ashino, 2007)
28b. Bean Bandit (Kenichi Sonoda, 2021)
28c. Kyodai koguma a.k.a. The Bear Brothers (1932)
29. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree (Ishi Rudell, 2016)
30. The Puppetoon Movie (Arnold Leibovit, 1987)
31. Tig Notaro: Drawn (Greg Franklin, 2021)
32. Junk Head (Takahide Hori, 2017)
33. Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu No F a.k.a. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (Tadayoshi Yamamuro, 2015)
34. Levsha a.k.a. Left-Hander (Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Vladimir Danilevich, 1964)
35-36a. Dead End Paranormal Park S2E6-10 (2022)
36b. Do pivnice a.k.a. Down to the Cellar (Jan Svankmajer, 1983)
37. Street Fighter: Round One - Fight! (2009)
38. Slave Princess Olivia (Takeshi Kimura, 2013)
39. Valley of the Lanterns (Caleb Hystad, 2018)
40. The House (Emma De Swaef, Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, Paloma Baeza, 2022)
41. I'll/CKBC (Itsurô Kawasaki, 2002)
42-43a. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero E1-5 (1983)
43b-45. Big Mouth S6E1-10 (2022)
46. Shika No Ou a.k.a. The Deer King (Masayuki Miyaji, Masashi Ando, 2021)
47-48b.. The Complete Adventures of Cubby Bear [Opening Night(1933), Love's Labor Won(1933), The Last Mail(1933), Bubbles and Troubles (1933), Barking Dogs (1933), Indian Whoopee (1933), Fresh Ham (1933), The Nut Factory (1933), Cubby's World Flight (1933), Cubby's Picnic (1933), Gay Gaucho (1933), Galloping Fanny (1933), Croon Crazy(1933), Sinister Stuff (1934), Goode Knight (1934), How's Crops (1934), Cubby's Stratosphere Flight (1934), Mild Cargo (1934), Fiddlin' Fun (1934), Mischievous Mice (1934)]
48b. Cubby's Contemporaries [Scrappy's Expedition(1934), Tightrope Tricks (1933), Annie Moved Away (1934), Along Flirtation Walk (1935), Tune Up and Sing (1934), Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing (1934), The Lumber Champ (1933)
49. Injustice (Matt Peters, 2021)
50. Burn the Witch (Tatsuro Kawano, 2020)
51. Rupan Sansei: Russia yori ai o komete a.k.a. Lupin III: From Siberia with Love (Osamu Dezaki, 1992)
52. South Park: Post Covid - The Return of Covid (Trey Parker, 2021)
53. Rugrats Go Wild (Norton Virgien, John Eng, 2003)
54a. Amada Anime Series: Super Mario (1989)
54b. Rupan sansei: Rupan wa imamo moeteiruka? a.k.a. Lupin III: Is Lupin Still Burning? (Monkey Punch, Jun Kawagoe, 2018)
54c. Rupan Sansei: Rupan Ikka Seizeroi a.k.a. Lupin III: Lupin Family Lineup (Kenji Kodama, 2012)
54d. Ken Ishii: Extra (Koji Morimoto, 1994)
54e. R20: Ginga Kuukou a.k.a. Route 20: Galactic Airport (Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, 1991)
55. Appleseed XIII: Tartaros (Takayuki Hamana, 2011)
56. Appleseed XIII: Ouranos (Takayuki Hamana, 2011)
57. Resan till Melonia a.k.a. Journey to Melonia (Per Åhlin, 1989)
58. The Sea Beast (Chris Williams, 2022)
59-60. Tex Avery Animation Classics Vol. 2 [Little Rural Riding Hood (1949), The Cuckoo Clock (1950), Magical Maestro (1952), One Cab's Family (1952), The Cat That Hated People (1948), Doggone Tired (1949), The Flea Circus (1954), Field and Scream (1955), The First Bad Man (1955), Out-Foxed (1949), Droopy's Double Trouble (1951), The Three Little Pups (1953), Drag-A-Long Droopy (1954), Homesteader Droopy (1954), Dixieland Droopy (1954), The Counterfeit Cat (1949), Ventriloquist Cat (1950), The House of Tomorrow (1949), Car of Tomorrow (1951), T.V. of Tomorrow (1953), The Farm of Tomorrow (1954), The Legend of Rockabye Point (1955), Sh-h-h-h-h-h (1955)]
61. Ryû to sobakasu no hime a.k.a. Belle (Mamoru Hosoda, 2021)
62. Vanamehe film a.k.a. The Old Man Movie (Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi, 2019)
63. Misiunea spatialã Delta a.k.a. Delta Space Mission (Victor Antonescu, Mircea Toia, Calin Cazan, 1984)
64. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure (Richard Linklater, 2022)
65. Cryptozoo (Dash Shaw, 2021)
66. Super Majingga 3 a.k.a. Raiders of Galaxy (Seung-cheol Park, 1982)
67. The Croods: A New Age (Joel Crawford, 2020)
68-70. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei a.k.a. Engaged to the Unidentified E1-12 (2014)
71a. Twinkle Nora Rock Me! (Satomi Mikuriya, 1985)
71b. The Epic of ZektBach (Mizuho Nishikubo, (2011)
71c. Dear Diary: World's First Pranks (Januel Mercado, 2021)
71d. Family Movie Night: Little Red Bronana Bread (2021)
71e. Delta Space Mission: Planet of the Oceans (1980)
71f. Delta Space Mission: Failed Towing (1981)
72. Zabij to i wyjedz z tego miasta a.k.a. Kill It and Leave Town (Mariusz Wilczynski, 2020)
73. The Dark Planet (Richard Corben, Christopher Wheate, 1989)
74. Astérix et la surprise de César (Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, 1985)
75. Halo Legends (Various, 2010)
76. Green Lantern: Beware My Power (Jeff Wamester, 2022)
77. South Park S24E1-2 (2021)
78. Goku Midnight Eye (Yoshiaki Kawajiri 1989)
79. Gekijouban Violet Evergarden (Taichi Ishidate, 2020)
80. Halo: The Fall of Reach (2015)
81a. Trump Bites (Bill Plympton, 2018)
81b. Babe, He Calls Me (Ralph Bakshi, 1997)
81c. Hound Town (Ralph Bakshi, 1989)
81d. Christmas in Tattertown (Ralph Bakshi, 1988)
81e. Malcom and Melvin (Ralph Bakshi, 1997)
82. I fratelli Dinamite a.k.a. The Dynamite Brothers (Nino Pagot, Toni Pagot, 1949)
83. Armitage: Dual Matrix (Katsuhito Akiyama, 2002)
84. Meitantei Conan: Senritsu no furu sukoa a.k.a. Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear (Yasuichiro Yamamoto, 2008)
85a. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power S5E11-13 (2020)
85b. Fresh Guacamole (Pes, 2012)
85c. The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil (Bob Stenhouse, 1986)
86. Charlotte (Éric Warin, Tahir Rana, 2021)
87. Kinnikuman: Ôabare! Seigi chôjin (Takeshi Shirato, 1984)
88. Luo Xiao Hei zhan ji a.k.a. Legend of Hei (Mtjj, 2019)
89. Ének a csodaszarvasról a.k.a. Song of the Miraculous Hind (Marcell Jankovics, 2002)
90. Adam by Eve: A live in Animation (2022)
91-94a. Re-Kan! E1-13 (2015)
94b. Joseito (Shigeyoshi Tsukahara, 2014)
94c. Hinata no aoshigure a.k.a. Rain in the Sunshine (Hiroyasu Ishida, 2013)
94d. No Game No Life Specials 1-6 (2014)
95. I huvet på en gammal gubbe a.k.a. Out of an Old Man's Head (Tage Danielsson, Per Åhlin, 1968)
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gunnar wrote: November 21st, 2022, 4:20 am
Kublai Khan wrote: November 21st, 2022, 4:09 am
24. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara-2001) 1 Official List USA/Japan 10,226 checks

Square Enix was really trying to prove something to itself with this attempt at a feature-length film with lots of big names for voice talent. It looks nice, but it just doesn't "click". The voices never feel tethered to the characters and it tries too hard to be "real". It also doesn't help that the story they are trying to tell earnestly is about "alien ghosts".
I saw Spirits Within in the theater when it came out and I liked it quite a bit. I thought Advent Children was kind of a mess, though. I've never played any of the Final Fantasy games so I don't know if that would make a difference or not.
I don't think playing the games would make a difference. Though most of them do follow a pattern of "oh no, we're attacked by monsters, oh wait the monsters aren't really monsters, oh no our institutions were the real monsters all along!" so there is some familiarity. This movie condenses that story down to film length (instead of 50+ hours of game time), so to have the villain character say (paraphrased) "Is this your damn alien ghost theory?" and the hero go "uh, yeah" without the viewer/player's long gradual buildup of evidence and acceptance really makes the concept look silly.
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Past Animation
1. Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (Friz Freleng, Greg Ford-1988) USA 195 checks
2. Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman-2017) 1 Official List Poland/UK/USA/Switzerland/Netherlands 2,306 checks
3. Dumbo (Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson-1941) 9 Official Lists USA 51,517 checks
4. Collection of Animated Music Videos
  • 4a. Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Accidents Will Happen (Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton-1979) UK 2 checks (2min)
  • 4b. Radiohead: Paranoid Android (Magnus Carlsson-1997) UK/Canada 42 checks (7 min)
  • 4c. Daft Punk: One More Time (Kazuhisa Takenouchi, Leiji Matsumoto-2000) Japan/France 20 checks (5 min)
  • 4d. Gorillaz: Clint Eastwood (Jamie Hewlett, Pete Candeland-2001) UK 50 checks (5 min)
  • 4e. The Shins: The Rifle's Spiral (Jamie Caliri-2012) USA 1 check (4 min)
  • 4f. Dire Straits: Money for Nothing (Steve Barron-1985) UK/USA 58 checks (5 min)
  • 4g. R.E.M.: Man-Sized Wreath (Gary Thomas, Stefan Woronko-2008) Canada 1 check (3 min)
  • 4h. London Grammar: Hey Now (Chris Ullens-2014) UK 1 check (4 min)
  • 4i. Run the Jewels: Oh Mama (Juan Jose Meza-Leon-2018) USA 9 checks (3 min)
  • 4j. Aphex Twin: T69 Collapse (Weirdcore-2018) UK 1 check (5 min)
  • 4k. Tool: Sober (Fred Stuhr-1993) USA 5 checks (5 min)
  • 4l. Kanye West: Heartless (Hype Williams-2009) USA 1 check (3 min)
  • 4m. U2: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Maurice Linnane, Kevin Godley-1995) Ireland 8 checks (5 min)
  • 4n. Björk: I Miss You (John Kricfalusi-1997) Iceland/USA 6 checks (4 min)
  • 4o. The White Stripes: Fell in Love with a Girl (Michel Gondry-2002) USA 53 checks (2 min)
  • 4p. Aline (Wes Anderson-2021) USA 1 check (4 min)
  • 4q. XXXTentacion: Sauce! (Tristan Zammit-2019) USA 1 check (2 min)
  • 4r. Elton John: Rocket Man (Stephen McNally, Majid Adin-2017) UK 10 checks (4 min)
  • 4s. Flaming Pussy: Do You Know That Bad Girls Go to Hell? (Tom de Pékin, Philippe Donadini-2004) France 1 check (5 min)
  • 4t. Moby & the Void Pacific Choir: Are You Lost in the World Like Me (Steve Cutts-2016) USA 21 checks (3 min)
5. The Bad Guys (Pierre Perifel-2022) 1 Official List USA/Japan 439 checks
6. Chicken Run (Peter Lord, Nick Park-2000) 9 Official Lists UK/France/USA 39,962 checks
7. Pompo: The Cinephile (Takayuki Hirao-2021) Japan 39 checks #FF6
8. Horus: Prince of the Sun (Isao Takahata-1968) Japan 386 checks
9. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (Jack Fletcher, Yoshiaki Kawajiri-2000) 2 Official Lists Japan/Hong Kong/USA 3,098 checks
10. Violet Evergarden: The Movie (Taichi Ishidate-2020) Japan 65 checks
11. Cryptozoo (Dash Shaw-2021) USA 107 checks #FF6
12. Cinderella (Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson-1950) 6 Official Lists USA 43,069 checks
13. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (John A. Davis-2001) 1 Official List USA 8,586 checks
14. The Sea Beast (Chris Williams-2022) USA 427 checks
15. Some animated shorts
  • 15a. Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) (Bob Godfrey-1975) 1 Official List UK 267 checks (30min)
  • 15b. One Froggy Evening (Chuck Jones-1955) 4 Official Lists USA 6,793 checks (7 min)
  • 15c. Skhizein (Jérémy Clapin-2008) France 2,478 checks (13 min)
  • 15d. The Snowman (Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami-1982) UK 7,412 checks (26 min)
  • 15e. Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay-1913) 5 Official Lists USA 3,799 checks (13 min)
16. Belladonna of Sadness (Eiichi Yamamoto-1973) 3 Official Lists Japan 771 checks
17. Kill It and Leave This Town (Mariusz Wilczynski-2020) Poland 51 checks #FF6
18. Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (Liz Holzman, Rusty Mills-1999) USA 188 checks
19. Batman: The Killing Joke (Sam Liu-2016) USA 1,542 checks
20. Vanamehe film (Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi-2019) Estonia 46 checks #FF6
21. One Piece: Strong World (Munehisa Sakai-2009) Japan 384 checks
22. Batman Ninja (Junpei Mizusaki-2018) Japan/USA 566 checks
23. Invention for Destruction (Karel Zeman-1958) 4 Official Lists Czechoslovakia 536 checks
24. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara-2001) 1 Official List USA/Japan 10,226 checks
25. Mad God (Phil Tippett-2021) USA 327 checks #FF6

This movie is an art piece. It showcases Tippett's creative designs and stop-motion skills. It doesn't really have a story to it. It's just a meandering journey through a hellish landscape of... something. There seems to be some possible themes, but it doesn't feel cohesive or interested in making a grand point. It generally evokes a sense of horror and dread and fear and disgust. It's well done if that's what you're looking for, but I didn't particularly care for it. I wasn't in the right mind space to be impressed.

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26. One Piece Film Z (Tatsuya Nagamine-2012) Japan 271 checks

Back to the well for another One Piece universe film. Again, the style is on point. The characters have a cool sense of fashion, which they have to fit in a wardrobe change at one point. The music has Avril Lavigne cover a Nickelback cool, so let's deduct a bit of its "cool factor". The story has the same formula of "heroes meet villain, villain defeats unprepared heroes, heroes go prepare, heroes defeat villain". But this time the stake are that blowing up three volcanoes will cause a chain reaction that will melt the ocean? Of all the silly fantasy elements, this bothered me way too much.

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19. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) - 6/10
20. Wonder Woman (Lauren Montgomery, 2009) - 7/10

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1. The Hobbit (Jules Bass & Arthur Rankin Jr., 1977) - 7/10
2. Despicable Me (Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud, 2010) - 7/10
3. Watership Down (Martin Rosen, 1978) - 8/10
4. The Plague Dogs (Martin Rosen, 1982) - 9/10
5. Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (Charles A. Nichols, 1988) - 6/10
6. Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf (Ray Patterson, 1988) - 6/10
7. Barbie in the Nutcracker (Owen Hurley, 2001) - 7/10
8. Antz (Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson, 1998) - 7/10
9. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (Jim Stenstrum, 1998) - 8/10
10. Turning Red (Domee Shi, 2022) - 8/10
11. Despicable Me 2 (Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud, 2013) - 6/10
12. Minions (Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin, 2015) - 6/10
13. Wendell & Wild (Henry Selick, 2022) - 7/10
14. Scooby-Doo! and the Witch’s Ghost (Jim Stenstrum, 1999) - 7/10
15. Sing (Garth Jennings, 2016) - 7/10
16. Sing 2 (Garth Jennings, 2021) - 7/10
17. Superman: Doomsday (Lauren Montgomery, Bruce Timm & Brandon Vietti, 2007) - 6/10
18. Justice League: The New Frontier (Dave Bullock, 2008) - 7/10
19. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) - 6/10
20. Wonder Woman (Lauren Montgomery, 2009) - 7/10
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Spoiler
1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 1-4
2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 5-8
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 9-12
4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 13-16
5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 17-20
6. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 21-24
7. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 25-28
8. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 29-32
9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 33-36
10. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 37-40
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10. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993, Radomski/Timm) 5/10
11. Memories (1995, Ôtomo/Morimoto/Okamura) 6/10
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01. Tokyo Godfathers (2003, Satoshi Kon) 6/10
02. The Congress (2013, Ari Folman) 5,5/10
03. Klaus (2019, Pablos/López) 6/10
04. Evangelion: 1.0 (2007) 6/10
05. Evangelion: 2.0 (2009) 6,5/10
06. Evangelion: 3.0 (2012) 5,5/10
07. Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 (2021) 7/10
08. Vampire Hunter D (1985, Toyoo Ashida) 6/10
09. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013, Isao Takahata) 6/10
10. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993, Radomski/Timm) 5/10
11. Memories (1995, Ôtomo/Morimoto/Okamura) 6/10
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Spoiler
1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 1-4
2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 5-8
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 9-12
4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 13-16
5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 17-20
6. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 21-24
7. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 25-28
8. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 29-32
9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 33-36
10. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 37-40
11. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 41-44
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Everythings animated, if you have the right perception

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03. Happy, the Littlest Bunny (1994) - Japan / USA - Rating: 5/10
The namesake, Happy the bunny, is upset because he’s smaller than his brothers – who constantly tease him for being the runt of the litter, so in order to finally gain respect, Happy dons the persona Scrappy Rabbit – who’s the toughest bunny in these parts – who’s as bad as he wants to be. Scrappy honestly just makes people afraid of him + he steals food from other animals / a farmer, but despite previously being a pratfall to them, somehow his brothers are afraid of Scrappy, for he’s just too tough apparently. He spends most of the runtime eating produce from a farmer’s field, and then getting chased by the farm dog, Elmo – to which Scrappy can outrun each time, which causes him to decide he has a god complex delusion – as he thinks he’s invincible and that he can get away with anything he wants to do. Scrappy seems emboldened by his newfound power (of outrunning a dog), that he then thinks he’s impervious to any danger or negativity, at least as long as things are working out for him. Of course there ends up being repercussions as they all sort of get their comeuppance (and are later saved by a deus ex farmina), but up until that point, Scrappy see’s no real contradictions to his actions – that Scrappy would steal and nearly get his brothers killed several times, and yet nobody ever steps in to stop it. It’s just interesting that Scrappy decided one day to be tough, feared, and deserved of respect, after doing nothing than make it happen through determination and a bandana – even if he was previously the “laughing stock” of the forest (for being so small) – which makes me wonder what Happy/Scrappy did to bring out this sudden change and instantly gain “respect” from the other animals. Another problem with this film is that the whole thing is centered around being a toxic optimist, “if you have a big heart, everything will go right for you.” This is just another one of those peddling 90s bullshit examples of telling kids that they’ll be rewarded if they’re good people, which is a common refrain from this era that I’m so sick of, and all it did was inflate our egos and make us hit the hard wall of reality fast – as we learn people just take advantage of you and couldn’t care less if you’re pure at heart. Countless 80s / 90s media does this exact thing – and it makes me wonder if this were ever true or if they knew it was garbage the whole time – that being a good person doesn’t mean people will respect or help you. Hell, even the Mama Bunny gets in on this – just telling Happy to not respond to his brothers’ taunts, and instead “be bigger than them.. in spirit.” It also makes the point that you should just accept the bullying and not get a supervisor involved – as the Mama Bunny should’ve intervened on Happy’s behalf, but alas, that isn’t the case, as Happy had to turn into a supervillain to get people to not treat him terribly, when all it should’ve taken was his mom stepping in on his behalf. – like a responsible adult should have done. Anyway, this ends up being an OK GoodTimes production, despite the awful notions of accepting bullying + the whole, “have a big heart,” but I appreciate that Happy can decide to be anyone he chooses, just as long as he believes in it himself – so why not decide to be an asshole?

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04. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) - Louisiana - Rating: 6/10
Scooby and the gang get back together, this time searching for “real ghosts” (for Daphne’s syndicated television show), at a bayou pepper plantation. The group has largely become bored with finding every monster / spook to just be another person in a mask, scaring people away from their smuggling operation (as though you need an abandoned building to accomplish that), so when they get an opportunity to film a segment at a “real haunted house,” out in the swampland, they immediately jump onboard. Velma and Fred kind of go into automatic sleuth mode – and think through all of the rational circumstances that might cause ghost pirates to warn them off the island (oil / smuggling / pirate’s treasure (the latter of which is never mentioned or brought up again)) – to which Daphne just wants there to be an actual ghost for once. This leads to a sudden worrying situation when the crew comes across a zombie pirate – and discover that he isn’t wearing a mask – which casts the pale glow of the supernatural over the team – as zombie ghosts, voodoo, and curses all rear their head here, and prove there’s more than just the typical human intervention that is usual. One annoyance in this film is that Scooby is suddenly taken deranged whenever a cat appears – as he gives in to some instinctual chase element – which causes him to be quite the bad house guest, as he’s always causing damage by pursuing the cats. The twist in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is that throughout Mystery Inc,’s lifespan, about all of these spooky locations are usually abandoned, except for a monster trying to keep people away (and the monster = person in mask), but in this film – there’s a gracious host who bids them to stay as long as they want – even with an obnoxious dog, so it ends up being a weird scenario where they’re invited to stay, but a magical element is trying to get them to leave – which causes all of this chaos to culminate in a breakdown in reality, and an acceptance of the supernatural as being plausible. It’s because these hosts are so gracious in encouraging them to stay, despite all the spooky things happening around them, that makes for this adventure to be a bit different than the typical fare of Scooby and his ilk – that it’s here they must be extra cautious, as they’re perhaps in worse danger here than they’ve ever been before. They face this scenario, simply because their normal expectations (dude in mask) are being played out against their own self-interest, so it requires them to accept that maybe just finally, that they should be frightened off and that the villains aren’t who you expect them to be. For they’ve built up an entire career of not running away when the monsters show up, so this doesn’t appear to be anything different, and Daphne hopes that this might be their first encounter with actual ghosts, but it’s the team’s expectations about when to run, and who to trust, that’s thrown completely lopsided here, and the reality they choose to believe in nearly leads to their destruction. It ultimately ends up being a case of psychosis – where nobody is really sure what is or isn’t real, given all the paranormal elements – with Fred being the last holdup, to determine whether to accept the supernatural reality as it exists, or live in a deluded fantasy of scientific plausibility. Anyway, this film was rather nostalgic for me, despite the Third Eye Blind showstopper song, I enjoyed the element where they’re all just sort of tired of solving normal mysteries, and are instead in search of something more.


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05. Fritz the Cat (1972) - New York + Los Angeles - Rating: 5/10
A dissatisfied collegiate, poetry-writing cat, Fritz, is out on the town to enjoy the summation of experience that the world has to offer in this X-rated animated film. We, as the audience, follow along as Fritz becomes wrapped up in the various highs and lows of existence – with an overbearing thread of sexuality being largely at the forefront – as Fritz seems to have a bottomless appetite of lust. This film is perhaps more of a teardown of the counter cultural movement as a whole – from free love, to violence, to rebellion, and identity – Fritz kind of finds himself ensconced in that entirety. Fritz portrays himself, at times, as a turned-on, enlightened cult figure – but this is more of an act in order to score with chicks. Fritz does have certain delusions of grandeur at times – where his own bullshit gets to his head and he starts to believe what he’s peddling. It never follows the natural progression into cultdom, but one can see how easily that could happen amongst the pot smoking, orgy gatherers. Fritz has the potential to develop into a delusional messiah figure, as that’s the act he puts on in order to score dates, but it mostly never progresses into anything more than picking up co-eds. That said, at one point, during coitus, Fritz comes to an epiphany, and he becomes sort of a mildly Marxist sidewalk rebel-rouser, who successfully stirs up a contingent of city folk in order to fight back against the tyranny of the system – as he starts a small scale violent riot. It’s at that moment that he’s risking his life to disperse his message amongst a hail of bullets, therefore he believes the info is of the highest importance – even if it just ends up being mostly disorganized attacks on society’s hierarchy. That said, because he fully believes his message and its importance are of greater value than his life – Fritz has taken on a messiah delusion, as he often does, but for once he believes it himself. This is also interesting, because during the 60s/70s, many minority activist leaders were often hospitalized and labeled as schizo – for the simple reason of protesting the tyranny of the majority. So, you could say that Fritz’s outburst here could fall into line with this weaponized psychiatry, where one person’s activist is another person’s “mental case,” – but the behavior here is out of the ordinary for Fritz + he toys with delusions of grandeur multiple times, but it’s an interesting parallel here with historic injustice under the hands of mental health. All of this is just another part of Fritz’s journey, and as suddenly as it appeared, it’s gone again, and he’s back to a state of lust once more – as he can never really stick to anything. In the end, we more often than not, find Fritz more in a state of emptiness, as he’s disappointed with the rules and restrictions of life – leaving scenes unfinished and bouncing from one layer of mammalia to the next. Unless of course it could net him some sex, because the dude has a bottomless libido that he’s suffering with, sheesh. Anyway, whilst I appreciate the commentary on the hippy movement, I just think too much is spent here on the sexual aspects, which I think is the least interesting element, so it ends up making the film seem like it’s going for cheap exploitation, with gratuitous furry sex, rather than going after the sum breadth of the counter cultural experience.
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24a. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends: Season 2 (1982)

Only 3 episodes in this season, one origin story for each of the Spider-friends


24b. Adventures of Popeye (1935)

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1. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
2. Danger Mouse: Season 1 (1981)
3-4a. Spicy City (1997)
4b. You Gotta Be a Football Hero (1935)
4c. King of the Mardi Gras (1935) [rewatch]
5. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
6-13. Jonny Quest (1964)
14. Moana (2016)
15. April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
16-18. Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Season 1 (1985)
19-20a. Fish Police (1992)
20b. Bionic Six: Valley of Shadows (1987)
21. Challenge of the GoBots: Season 1 (1984)
22. Rambo: Episodes 1-5 (1986)
23. Lupin III: Goemon's Blood Spray (2017)
24a. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends: Season 2 (1982)
24b. Adventures of Popeye (1935)
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101 - A Letter to Momo (2011) - 8.5/10 - An 11 year old girl moves to a small island with her mother after the death of her father. She's rather reserved, but starts to come out of her shell when she befriends three goblins who are also inhabiting her home. I thought this one was very nicely done.

102 - Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) - 8/10 - A cyborg detective and his new partner investigate a case where doll-like robots malfunction and kill before destroying themselves. The film has good visuals and a nice soundtrack. I liked it more than the first film.

103 - Giovanni’s Island (2014) - 8/10 - At the end of WWII, Soviet soldiers land on a small Japanese island and disrupt life there where most of the residents are involved with fishing. A Russian girl and two Japanese brothers form a friendship that crosses various barriers, including language and culture.

104 - Memories (1995) - 7.5/10 - Three short stories are included in this anthology film. I liked the first two pretty well. The third one had nice visuals, but I didn't find the story to be all that interesting.

105 - The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004) - 5.5/10 - In this alternate world, Japan was divided up with the north controlled by the Soviet Union and the south by the United States. Three ninth graders become friends and are curious about a large tower that is built just over the border to the north. Then one of the friends disappears. The visuals were fine, but I didn't care for the pacing or story very much.

106 - Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984) - 8/10 - The film does a very nice job capturing the zaniness of the manga. I first started reading the series back in 1989 and have been reading the recent omnibus collections. I'll admit that the series is tough for me to binge read, but this film was a good length, though the first half was more fun than the second half.
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1 - Free Jimmy (2006) - 7.5/10
2 - Cryptozoo (2021) - 7/10 - #ICM-FF
3-5 - 243 minutes of shorts and tv
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Episodes 1-6 (99 minutes) - A nice short series, though nothing extraordinary.
Garakuta no Machi (2006) (13 minutes)
Grey Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood (1990) (26 minutes)
Cat Soup (2001) (32 minutes)
Rowing Across the Atlantic (1978) (21 minutes)
Film Film Film (1968) (19 minutes)
Dojoji Temple (1976) (19 minutes)
Tuning the Instruments (2000) (15 minutes)
6 - Mad God (2021) - 8/10 - #ICM-FF
7 - Neo Tokyo (1987) - 6.5/10
8 - Pompo: The Cinephile (2021) - 8.5/10 - #ICM-FF
9 - Kill It and Leave This Town (2020) - 6.5/10 - #ICM-FF
10 - The Old Man Movie (2019) - 8.5/10 - #ICM-FF
11 - The Crossing (2021) - 9/10 - #ICM-FF
12 - The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) - 7.5/10
13-16 - 30 shorts (338 minutes)
La course à l'abîme (1992) (4 minutes)
Girls Night Out (1987) (6 minutes)
Le concert de M. et Mme. Kabal (1963) (7 minutes)
The Hat (1999) (6 minutes)
Feelings of Mountains and Waters (1988) (19 minutes)
The Hand (1965) (18 minutes)
Franz Kafka (1992) (16 minutes)
The Lion and the Song (1959) (15 minutes)
Fast Film (2003) (14 minutes)
Satiemania (1978) (14 minutes)
The Three Inventors (1980) (13 minutes)
Hen, His Wife (1990) (13 minutes)
Monsieur Tête (1959) (13 minutes)
Le nez (1963) (11 minutes)
The Little Soldier (1948) (11 minutes)
A (1965) (10 minutes)
Au bout du fil (1974) (10 minutes)
The Public Voice (1988) (10 minutes)
Caroline Leaf and Her Two Sisters (1991) (10 minutes)
Rope Dance (1987) (10 minutes)
La demoiselle et le violoncelliste (1965) (9 minutes)
Felix in Exile (1994) (9 minutes)
Harpya (1979) (9 minutes)
La joie de vivre (1934) (10 minutes)
Au bout du monde (1999) (8 minutes)
A Night on Bald Mountain (1938) (8 minutes)
Mindscape (1976) (8 minutes)
Repete (1995) (9 minutes)
The Roll-Call (1971) (7 minutes)
Flux (2002) (7 minutes)
Jumping (1984) (6 minutes)
Le pas (1975) (7 minutes)
Broken Down Film (1985) (6 minutes)
Café Bar (1974) (5 minutes)
17 - Angel's Egg (1985) - 7/10
18 - 5 Centimeters per Second (2007) - 7.5/10
19 - Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) - 7.5/10
20 - Asterix and Cleopatra (1968) - 7/10
21 - Paprika (2006) - 8/10
22 - Tokyo Godfathers (2003) - 8.5/10
23 - Battle Angel (1993) - 7.5/10
24 - Spriggan (1998) - 7/10
25 - Short Peace (2013) - 7.5/10
26 - Alice (1988) - 7/10
27 - Dead Leaves (2004) - 6.5/10
28 - Genius Party (2007) - 7/10
29 - Genius Party Beyond (2008) - 7/10
30 - Fantasia 2000 (1999) - 8/10
31-32 - 163 minutes of shorts
Screwball Squirrel (1944) (7 minutes)
Who Killed Who? (1943) (8 minutes)
Motion Painting No. 1 (1947) (11 minutes)
Stoopnocracy (1933) (5 minutes)
The Karnival Kid (1929) (8 minutes)
Renaissance (1963) (10 minutes)
House (1959) (12 minutes)
Breakfast on the Grass (1987) (25 minutes)
The Mascot (1933) (26 minutes)
Kak kazaki nevest vyruchali (1973) (19 minutes)
The Owl's Feathers (1989) (18 minutes)
El héroe (1994) (5 minutes)
Pochemu u lastochki khvost rozhkami (1967) (9 minutes)
33 - Fist of the North Star (1986) - 6.5/10
34 - On-Gaku: Our Sound (2019) - 6.5/10
35 - The Garden of Words (2013) - 7.5/10
36 - The Hunchedback Horse (1947) - 7.5/10
37 - The Snow Queen (1957) - 5.5/10
38 - Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack (2012) - 7/10
39 - Mind Game (2004) - 6.5/10
40 - Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors (1945) - 6/10
41 - My Life as McDull (2001) - 6.5/10
42 - Panda! Go, Panda! (1972) and Panda! Go, Panda! Rainy Day Circus (1973) - 7.5/10 (72 minutes)
42.c - Our Lady of the Sphere (1969) (9 minutes)
43 - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) - 8/10
44 - The Emperor's Nightingale (1949) - 6/10
45 - 80 minutes of shorts
Song of the Prairie (1949) (21 minutes)
Dárek (1946) (16 minutes)
Early Abstractions (1987) (23 minutes)
Fuji (1974) (9 minutes)
Lapis (1966) (9 minutes)
Film Exercises 2-3 (1944) (2 minutes)
46 - Toys in the Attic (2009) - 8/10
47 - Yellow Submarine (1968) - 6.5/10
48 - Watership Down (1978) - 7.5/10
49 - A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959) - 7/10
50 - Allegro non troppo (1976) - 7.5/10
51 - Animal Farm (1954) - 7/10
52 - April and the Extraordinary World (2015) - 8/10
53 - Fritz the Cat (1972) - 6/10
54 - Hoppity Goes to Town (1941) - 7/10
55 - Idiots and Angels (2008) - 7/10
56 - Invention for Destruction (1958) - 7/10
57 - Nezha Conquers the Dragon King (1979) - 8/10
58 - Rocks in My Pocket (2014) - 7/10
59 - Sita Sings the Blues (2008) - 8/10
60 - Tower (2016) - 8.5/10
61 - The Congress (2013) - 7/10
62 - The Thief and the Cobbler (1993) - 7.5/10
63 - Son of the White Mare (1981) - 8/10
64 - Summer Wars (2009) - 8/10
65 - The King and the Mockingbird (1980) - 7.5/10
66 - Vampire Hunter D (1985) - 6.5/10
67-68 - 160+ minutes of shorts
Scratch and Crow (1995) (5 minutes)
The Brementown Musicians (1935) (9 minutes)
Magical Maestro (1952) (6 minutes)
Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) (6 minutes)
Gymnopédies (1965) (6 minutes)
Gulls and Buoys (1972) (7 minutes)
A Computer Animated Hand (1972) (4 minutes)
Film Exercise #1 (1943) (5 minutes)
Lucky Ducky (1948) (7 minutes)
Happy-Go-Nutty (1944) (7 minutes)
Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956) (7 minutes)
Fast and Furry-ous (1949) (7 minutes)
Bacall to Arms (1946) (6 minutes)
Swing Shift Cinderella (1945) (8 minutes)
Permutations (1968) (8 minutes)
Glens Falls Sequence (1937) (6 minutes)
Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938) (8 minutes)
Zipping Along (1953) (7 minutes)
Not Everything That Flies Is a Bird (1970) (9 minutes)
Muha (1967) (8 minutes)
L'ombre de la pomme (1967) (9 minutes)
Duo Concertantes (1964) (9 minutes)
Aos (1964) (9 minutes)
69 - Coonskin (1975) - 4/10
70 - Fire and Ice (1983) - 6/10
71 - The Lord of the Rings (1978) - 7/10
72 - The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979) - 7.5/10
73 - Gay Purr-ee (1962) - 6.5/10
74 - Metropolis (2001) - 7.5/10
75 - The Plague Dogs (1982) - 8/10
76 - The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) - 7.5/10
77 - The Last Unicorn (1982) - 7.5/10
78 - The Transformers: The Movie (1986) - 5/10
79 - When the Wind Blows (1986) - 8/10
80 - Appleseed (2004) - 5.5/10
81 - The Dog of Flanders (1997) - 8/10
82 - Dallos (1983) - 7/10
83 - A Wind Named Amnesia (1990) - 6.5/10
84 - Robot Carnival (1987) - 7/10
85 - Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993) - 6/10
86 - Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005) - 7/10
87 - Space Firebird (1980) - 7/10
88 - Golgo 13: The Professional (1983) - 5/10
89 - Roujin Z (1991) - 8/10
90 - 82 minutes of shorts
Tusalava (1929) (10 minutes)
Voyage en Boscavie (1958) (9 minutes)
Don Kihot (1961) (10 minutes)
Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People (1984) (9 minutes)
Passing Days (1969) (10 minutes)
The Story of Menstruation (1946) (10 minutes)
The Red Book (1994) (11 minutes)
Bluebeard (1936) (13 minutes)
91 - Wicked City (1987) - 6.5/10
92 - Patlabor: The Movie (1989) - 8/10
93 - Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993) - 8/10
94 - Barefoot Gen (1983) - 8.5/10
95 - Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007) - 7.5/10
96 - Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999) - 8/10
97 - Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984) - 7/10 -
98 - Macross Plus: Movie Edition (1995) - 7.5/10
99 - Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958) - 6.5/10
100 - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) - 8/10
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Past Animation
1. Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (Friz Freleng, Greg Ford-1988) USA 195 checks
2. Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman-2017) 1 Official List Poland/UK/USA/Switzerland/Netherlands 2,306 checks
3. Dumbo (Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson-1941) 9 Official Lists USA 51,517 checks
4. Collection of Animated Music Videos
  • 4a. Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Accidents Will Happen (Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton-1979) UK 2 checks (2min)
  • 4b. Radiohead: Paranoid Android (Magnus Carlsson-1997) UK/Canada 42 checks (7 min)
  • 4c. Daft Punk: One More Time (Kazuhisa Takenouchi, Leiji Matsumoto-2000) Japan/France 20 checks (5 min)
  • 4d. Gorillaz: Clint Eastwood (Jamie Hewlett, Pete Candeland-2001) UK 50 checks (5 min)
  • 4e. The Shins: The Rifle's Spiral (Jamie Caliri-2012) USA 1 check (4 min)
  • 4f. Dire Straits: Money for Nothing (Steve Barron-1985) UK/USA 58 checks (5 min)
  • 4g. R.E.M.: Man-Sized Wreath (Gary Thomas, Stefan Woronko-2008) Canada 1 check (3 min)
  • 4h. London Grammar: Hey Now (Chris Ullens-2014) UK 1 check (4 min)
  • 4i. Run the Jewels: Oh Mama (Juan Jose Meza-Leon-2018) USA 9 checks (3 min)
  • 4j. Aphex Twin: T69 Collapse (Weirdcore-2018) UK 1 check (5 min)
  • 4k. Tool: Sober (Fred Stuhr-1993) USA 5 checks (5 min)
  • 4l. Kanye West: Heartless (Hype Williams-2009) USA 1 check (3 min)
  • 4m. U2: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Maurice Linnane, Kevin Godley-1995) Ireland 8 checks (5 min)
  • 4n. Björk: I Miss You (John Kricfalusi-1997) Iceland/USA 6 checks (4 min)
  • 4o. The White Stripes: Fell in Love with a Girl (Michel Gondry-2002) USA 53 checks (2 min)
  • 4p. Aline (Wes Anderson-2021) USA 1 check (4 min)
  • 4q. XXXTentacion: Sauce! (Tristan Zammit-2019) USA 1 check (2 min)
  • 4r. Elton John: Rocket Man (Stephen McNally, Majid Adin-2017) UK 10 checks (4 min)
  • 4s. Flaming Pussy: Do You Know That Bad Girls Go to Hell? (Tom de Pékin, Philippe Donadini-2004) France 1 check (5 min)
  • 4t. Moby & the Void Pacific Choir: Are You Lost in the World Like Me (Steve Cutts-2016) USA 21 checks (3 min)
5. The Bad Guys (Pierre Perifel-2022) 1 Official List USA/Japan 439 checks
6. Chicken Run (Peter Lord, Nick Park-2000) 9 Official Lists UK/France/USA 39,962 checks
7. Pompo: The Cinephile (Takayuki Hirao-2021) Japan 39 checks #FF6
8. Horus: Prince of the Sun (Isao Takahata-1968) Japan 386 checks
9. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (Jack Fletcher, Yoshiaki Kawajiri-2000) 2 Official Lists Japan/Hong Kong/USA 3,098 checks
10. Violet Evergarden: The Movie (Taichi Ishidate-2020) Japan 65 checks
11. Cryptozoo (Dash Shaw-2021) USA 107 checks #FF6
12. Cinderella (Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson-1950) 6 Official Lists USA 43,069 checks
13. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (John A. Davis-2001) 1 Official List USA 8,586 checks
14. The Sea Beast (Chris Williams-2022) USA 427 checks
15. Some animated shorts
  • 15a. Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) (Bob Godfrey-1975) 1 Official List UK 267 checks (30min)
  • 15b. One Froggy Evening (Chuck Jones-1955) 4 Official Lists USA 6,793 checks (7 min)
  • 15c. Skhizein (Jérémy Clapin-2008) France 2,478 checks (13 min)
  • 15d. The Snowman (Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami-1982) UK 7,412 checks (26 min)
  • 15e. Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay-1913) 5 Official Lists USA 3,799 checks (13 min)
16. Belladonna of Sadness (Eiichi Yamamoto-1973) 3 Official Lists Japan 771 checks
17. Kill It and Leave This Town (Mariusz Wilczynski-2020) Poland 51 checks #FF6
18. Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (Liz Holzman, Rusty Mills-1999) USA 188 checks
19. Batman: The Killing Joke (Sam Liu-2016) USA 1,542 checks
20. Vanamehe film (Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi-2019) Estonia 46 checks #FF6
21. One Piece: Strong World (Munehisa Sakai-2009) Japan 384 checks
22. Batman Ninja (Junpei Mizusaki-2018) Japan/USA 566 checks
23. Invention for Destruction (Karel Zeman-1958) 4 Official Lists Czechoslovakia 536 checks
24. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara-2001) 1 Official List USA/Japan 10,226 checks
25. Mad God (Phil Tippett-2021) USA 327 checks #FF6
26. One Piece Film Z (Tatsuya Nagamine-2012) Japan 271 checks
27. Mr. Bug Goes to Town (Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane-1941) 1 Official List USA 379 checks

An interesting could-of-been. This movie bombed on release because it was released 2 days before Pearl Harbor, which pretty much killed Fleischer Studios which opened the way for Disney to soar. The animation is top-notch for the early 1940s (though the YouTube copy I watched was somewhat poor quality and a little cropped). The songs are pretty catchy (the Katydid one in particular sticks out) and the comedy is decent but there is some unfortunate racism.

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28. The Thief and the Cobbler (Richard Williams-1993) 2 Official Lists UK/USA/Canada 1,552 checks

Watched the "Recobbled Cut". This is another animated movie with a long and troubled production history (bit of a mini-theme). Oscar winning animator Paul Williams worked hard on this passion project for decades before Miramax became fed up and had a third party rescue it and release it as "Arabian Nights" in the American market. (Disney's Aladdin being extremely similar and beating them to the big screen didn't help either). The Recobbled Cut restores it to the original vision with the songs and changes cut out, the original voices restored and line drawings and sketches filling in the blanks.

Honestly, the animation looks really cool. There are Rube Goldberg-type sequences and fantastic 3d-ish animation. But it's unfinished which is a major strike. Why is this on 2 official lists? Shouldn't it's spot go to movies that were fully realized? I'll praise Williams for having a great plan, but he failed to execute it despite a ridiculous amount of time and latitude.

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13. Shrek (2001, Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson) rewatch: 8.0 > 6.5
14. Shrek 2 (2004, Conrad Vernon, Andrew Adamson & Kelly Asbury) rewatch: 7.8 > 6.8
15. Shrek the Third (2007, VS, Chris Miller & Raman Hui): 4.5 > 5.8
16. Shrek Forever After (2010, Mike Mitchell): 6.8
For the whole Shrek franchise goes that it doesn't feel as fresh, original and funny as when I watched the first two, but they aren't as horrible as I kind of feared with all the flack they get at times. They are all enjoyable ways to pass the time on a rainy November day.

17. Storks (2016, Nicholas Stoller & Doug Sweetland): 6.0
18. Scooby-Doo & Batman: the Brave and the Bold (2018, Jake Castorena): 6.0
19. The Queen's Corgi (2019, Ben Stassen & Vincent Kesteloot): 5.8
20. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (2022, Andy Suriano & Ant Ward); 5.8 - the umpteenth reincarnation of the Turtles, whom I will always hold a soft spot for. It's extremely overly hyperactive, I can feel my age already when watching this, bordering on annoying but overall it makes for watchable 80 minutes.
21. Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (2021, Ethan Spaulding): 5.5
22. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019, Dean Deblois): 6.5 - This is very decently made; well written, good character development, touching finale to the whole series, great animation. But from all the big American animation production I watched with this I can most clearly feel I'm not the target audience, most others are movies aimed at the whole family, while this is so clearly aimed at 8-12 years olds for whom this is the coolest best movie they ever seen.


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1. Ice Age (2002, Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha) rewatch: 8.0 > 5.5
2. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006, Carlos Saldanha) rewatch: 7.0 > 5.8
3. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009, Carlos Saldanha & Mike Thurmeier): 6.5 > 6.0
4. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012, Mike Thurmeier & Steve Martino): 5.8
5. Ice Age: Collision Course (2016, Mike Thurmeier & Galen T. Chu): 4.8
6. The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild (2022, John C. Donkin): 3.5
7. Ice Age shorts (90m total)
  • Gone Nutty (2002, Carlos Saldanha): 7.2 (5m)
  • No Time for Nuts (2006, Chris Renaud & Mike Thurmeier): 6.8 (7m)
  • Surviving Sid (2008, Karen Disher & Galen T. Chu): 5.0 (7m)
  • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011, Karen Disher): 5.5 (26m)
  • Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015, Mike Thurmeier & Galen T. Chu): 6.0 (5m) -
  • Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016, Ricardo Curtis): 6.2 (25m)
  • Scrat: Spaced Out (2016, Mike Thurmeier & Galen T. Chu): 5.2 (15m)
  • Ice Age: Scrat Tales (2022): 6.2 (not needed for the minutes, but mentioned for completion sake)
8. The Croods: A New Age (2020, Joel Crawford): 6.5
9. Kung Fu Panda (2008, Mark Osborne & John Stevenson) rewatch: 7.5 > 7.5 -
10. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011, Jennifer Yuh Nelson) rewatch: 7.5 > 6.5 -
11. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016, Jennifer Yuh Nelson & Alessandro Carloni): 6.8
12. Chiisana eiyû: Kani to tamago to tômei ningen [Modest Heroes] (2018, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose & Akihiko Yamashita): 6.8
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1.-3. Attack on Titan (Season 3.1) 7/10
4.-6. Attack on Titan (Season 3.2) 8/10
7.-11. Gravity Falls (Season 1) 6/10
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96. Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons (Matt Peters, 2022)

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97. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (Dong-Wook Lee, Tommy Yune, 2006)

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98a. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny (1992)
98b. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse (1995)
98c. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck (1993)

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99. Bubble (Tetsuro Araki, 2022)

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100. That Girl in Wonderland (Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., 1973)

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101. Alien Xmas (Stephen Chiodo, 2020)

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102. Ame wo Tsugeru Hyôryû Danchi a.k.a. Drifting Home (Hiroyasu Ishida, 2022)
One frame at a time...
1. Heavenly Sword (Gun Ho Jang, 2014)
2. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman - Rage of Atlantis (Matt Peters, 2018)
3. Aura: Maryuuin Koga saigo no tatakai a.k.a. Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War (Seiji Kishi, 2013)
4. The Mighty Kong (Art Scott, 1998)
5. Metal Skin Panic Madox-01 (Shinji Aramaki, 1987)
6. Adventure Planet (Kompin Kemgumnird, 2012)
7. Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi a.k.a. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Kôtarô Tamura, 2020)
8. Pale Force: Complete Collection (Paul Noth, 2005)
9. Justice Society: World War II (Jeff Wamester, 2021)
10. Original Dirty Pair: Flight 005 Conspiracy (Toshifumi Takizawa, 1990)
11-18. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig E1-26 (2005)
19. Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (John Rice, Albert Calleros, 2022)
20. Kirikou et la sorcière a.k.a. Kirikou and the Sorceress (Michel Ocelot, 1998)
21-22. Thunderbean Animation Presents: Noveltoons Classics [ Cilly Goose (1944), Suddenly It's Spring (1944), Yankee Doodle Donkey (1944), Scrappily Married (1945), A Lamb in a Jam (1945), Cheese Burglar (1946), Old MacDonald Had a Farm (1946), The Stupidstitious Cat (1947), The Enchanted Square (1947), Much Ado About Mutton (1947), The Wee Men (1947), Naughty But Mice (1947), Flip Flap (1948), The Bored Cuckoo (1948), The Old Shell Game (1948), Quack-a-Doodle Do (1950), Teacher's Pest (1950), Ups an' Downs Derby (1950), Pleased to Eat You (1950), Saved by the Bell (1950) ]
23. South Park: Post Covid (Trey Parker, 2021)
24. Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi a.k.a. Swan Lake (Kimio Yabuki, 1981)
25. Kaena: La prophétie a.k.a. Kaena: The Prophecy (Chris Delaporte, Pascal Pinon, 2003)
26. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Tim Hill, 2020)
27-28a. Mahô shôjo tai Arusu: The Adventure a.k.a. Tweeny Witches: The Adventures E1-6 (Yoshiharu Ashino, 2007)
28b. Bean Bandit (Kenichi Sonoda, 2021)
28c. Kyodai koguma a.k.a. The Bear Brothers (1932)
29. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree (Ishi Rudell, 2016)
30. The Puppetoon Movie (Arnold Leibovit, 1987)
31. Tig Notaro: Drawn (Greg Franklin, 2021)
32. Junk Head (Takahide Hori, 2017)
33. Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu No F a.k.a. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (Tadayoshi Yamamuro, 2015)
34. Levsha a.k.a. Left-Hander (Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Vladimir Danilevich, 1964)
35-36a. Dead End Paranormal Park S2E6-10 (2022)
36b. Do pivnice a.k.a. Down to the Cellar (Jan Svankmajer, 1983)
37. Street Fighter: Round One - Fight! (2009)
38. Slave Princess Olivia (Takeshi Kimura, 2013)
39. Valley of the Lanterns (Caleb Hystad, 2018)
40. The House (Emma De Swaef, Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, Paloma Baeza, 2022)
41. I'll/CKBC (Itsurô Kawasaki, 2002)
42-43a. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero E1-5 (1983)
43b-45. Big Mouth S6E1-10 (2022)
46. Shika No Ou a.k.a. The Deer King (Masayuki Miyaji, Masashi Ando, 2021)
47-48b.. The Complete Adventures of Cubby Bear [Opening Night(1933), Love's Labor Won(1933), The Last Mail(1933), Bubbles and Troubles (1933), Barking Dogs (1933), Indian Whoopee (1933), Fresh Ham (1933), The Nut Factory (1933), Cubby's World Flight (1933), Cubby's Picnic (1933), Gay Gaucho (1933), Galloping Fanny (1933), Croon Crazy(1933), Sinister Stuff (1934), Goode Knight (1934), How's Crops (1934), Cubby's Stratosphere Flight (1934), Mild Cargo (1934), Fiddlin' Fun (1934), Mischievous Mice (1934)]
48b. Cubby's Contemporaries [Scrappy's Expedition(1934), Tightrope Tricks (1933), Annie Moved Away (1934), Along Flirtation Walk (1935), Tune Up and Sing (1934), Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing (1934), The Lumber Champ (1933)
49. Injustice (Matt Peters, 2021)
50. Burn the Witch (Tatsuro Kawano, 2020)
51. Rupan Sansei: Russia yori ai o komete a.k.a. Lupin III: From Siberia with Love (Osamu Dezaki, 1992)
52. South Park: Post Covid - The Return of Covid (Trey Parker, 2021)
53. Rugrats Go Wild (Norton Virgien, John Eng, 2003)
54a. Amada Anime Series: Super Mario (1989)
54b. Rupan sansei: Rupan wa imamo moeteiruka? a.k.a. Lupin III: Is Lupin Still Burning? (Monkey Punch, Jun Kawagoe, 2018)
54c. Rupan Sansei: Rupan Ikka Seizeroi a.k.a. Lupin III: Lupin Family Lineup (Kenji Kodama, 2012)
54d. Ken Ishii: Extra (Koji Morimoto, 1994)
54e. R20: Ginga Kuukou a.k.a. Route 20: Galactic Airport (Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, 1991)
55. Appleseed XIII: Tartaros (Takayuki Hamana, 2011)
56. Appleseed XIII: Ouranos (Takayuki Hamana, 2011)
57. Resan till Melonia a.k.a. Journey to Melonia (Per Åhlin, 1989)
58. The Sea Beast (Chris Williams, 2022)
59-60. Tex Avery Animation Classics Vol. 2 [Little Rural Riding Hood (1949), The Cuckoo Clock (1950), Magical Maestro (1952), One Cab's Family (1952), The Cat That Hated People (1948), Doggone Tired (1949), The Flea Circus (1954), Field and Scream (1955), The First Bad Man (1955), Out-Foxed (1949), Droopy's Double Trouble (1951), The Three Little Pups (1953), Drag-A-Long Droopy (1954), Homesteader Droopy (1954), Dixieland Droopy (1954), The Counterfeit Cat (1949), Ventriloquist Cat (1950), The House of Tomorrow (1949), Car of Tomorrow (1951), T.V. of Tomorrow (1953), The Farm of Tomorrow (1954), The Legend of Rockabye Point (1955), Sh-h-h-h-h-h (1955)]
61. Ryû to sobakasu no hime a.k.a. Belle (Mamoru Hosoda, 2021)
62. Vanamehe film a.k.a. The Old Man Movie (Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi, 2019)
63. Misiunea spatialã Delta a.k.a. Delta Space Mission (Victor Antonescu, Mircea Toia, Calin Cazan, 1984)
64. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure (Richard Linklater, 2022)
65. Cryptozoo (Dash Shaw, 2021)
66. Super Majingga 3 a.k.a. Raiders of Galaxy (Seung-cheol Park, 1982)
67. The Croods: A New Age (Joel Crawford, 2020)
68-70. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei a.k.a. Engaged to the Unidentified E1-12 (2014)
71a. Twinkle Nora Rock Me! (Satomi Mikuriya, 1985)
71b. The Epic of ZektBach (Mizuho Nishikubo, (2011)
71c. Dear Diary: World's First Pranks (Januel Mercado, 2021)
71d. Family Movie Night: Little Red Bronana Bread (2021)
71e. Delta Space Mission: Planet of the Oceans (1980)
71f. Delta Space Mission: Failed Towing (1981)
72. Zabij to i wyjedz z tego miasta a.k.a. Kill It and Leave Town (Mariusz Wilczynski, 2020)
73. The Dark Planet (Richard Corben, Christopher Wheate, 1989)
74. Astérix et la surprise de César (Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, 1985)
75. Halo Legends (Various, 2010)
76. Green Lantern: Beware My Power (Jeff Wamester, 2022)
77. South Park S24E1-2 (2021)
78. Goku Midnight Eye (Yoshiaki Kawajiri 1989)
79. Gekijouban Violet Evergarden (Taichi Ishidate, 2020)
80. Halo: The Fall of Reach (2015)
81a. Trump Bites (Bill Plympton, 2018)
81b. Babe, He Calls Me (Ralph Bakshi, 1997)
81c. Hound Town (Ralph Bakshi, 1989)
81d. Christmas in Tattertown (Ralph Bakshi, 1988)
81e. Malcom and Melvin (Ralph Bakshi, 1997)
82. I fratelli Dinamite a.k.a. The Dynamite Brothers (Nino Pagot, Toni Pagot, 1949)
83. Armitage: Dual Matrix (Katsuhito Akiyama, 2002)
84. Meitantei Conan: Senritsu no furu sukoa a.k.a. Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear (Yasuichiro Yamamoto, 2008)
85a. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power S5E11-13 (2020)
85b. Fresh Guacamole (Pes, 2012)
85c. The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil (Bob Stenhouse, 1986)
86. Charlotte (Éric Warin, Tahir Rana, 2021)
87. Kinnikuman: Ôabare! Seigi chôjin (Takeshi Shirato, 1984)
88. Luo Xiao Hei zhan ji a.k.a. Legend of Hei (Mtjj, 2019)
89. Ének a csodaszarvasról a.k.a. Song of the Miraculous Hind (Marcell Jankovics, 2002)
90. Adam by Eve: A live in Animation (2022)
91-94a. Re-Kan! E1-13 (2015)
94b. Joseito (Shigeyoshi Tsukahara, 2014)
94c. Hinata no aoshigure a.k.a. Rain in the Sunshine (Hiroyasu Ishida, 2013)
94d. No Game No Life Specials 1-6 (2014)
95. I huvet på en gammal gubbe a.k.a. Out of an Old Man's Head (Tage Danielsson, Per Åhlin, 1968)
96. Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons (Matt Peters, 2022)
97. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (Dong-Wook Lee, Tommy Yune, 2006)
98a. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny (1992)
98b. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse (1995)
98c. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck (1993)
99. Bubble (Tetsuro Araki, 2022)
100. That Girl in Wonderland (Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., 1973)
101. Alien Xmas (Stephen Chiodo, 2020)
102. Ame wo Tsugeru Hyôryû Danchi a.k.a. Drifting Home (Hiroyasu Ishida, 2022)
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Everythings animated, if you have the right perception

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06. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - Japan - Rating: 9/10

A family moves into a new house, and and the daughters (Mei + Satsuki) make friends with a wandering forest / wind god (Totoro), who happens to look super cute – in a very marketable way. The film toys with the existence of Totoro, by making him appear in the girls’ dreams, as we find them sleeping after their experience with Totoro. Of course only the children can see him, and to everyone else it’s just the blowing of the wind, not a bunny god or the notorious Catbus (which is most handy for getting around). The idea is that these spirits protect the girls and aid them when they’re in trouble, but then the younger girl, Mei, gets lost – she is left entirely alone, and the spirits seem to be absent at this juncture, when they’re most needed. Sure the older Satsuki is able to get supernatural help, but why not Mei – who is left to her own devices? There’s also the opening with the soot sprites – which Granny recognizes as existing, but not since she was little. What I find noteworthy is that all of these extraordinary creatures are only visible to Mei and Satsuki – not Granny or neighbor kid, or anyone else can see these beings – they just feel the wind that it creates. Mei saw Totoro after reading a book on “trolls” and then suddenly she’s seeing them everywhere – so it seems to be an extension of her imagination, and to make it more difficult, she ends up falling asleep in the animal brush trail. Mei then transfers this experience to Satsuki in a folie a deux situation, and then suddenly Satsuki is seeing Totoro as well (at the bus stop). Later, at the seed ceremony, the girls seem to join Totoro, but then wake up the next morning as though nothing has happened. It seems that most of these encounters involve sleep, which lessens the impact of the spirits’ existence, but the kicker is the corn that Mei brings along with her – which is dropped off at the hospital – if that is the tangible evidence that Totoro actually exists in this universe, and isn’t just a dream figure. Everything else can be dismissed as just imaginative girls having dreams, but the corn transcends this and blends into reality – as it is dropped off and is found at the hospital, which means they were actually there at some point, instead of just being another dream with their catbus and Totoro. So there’s an element of this being a shared hallucination, and mostly experienced in dreams, as they are the only ones who see this – not even other children (Kanto) see it either – so it’s the girl’s vision only – which makes me wonder who gets picked to see this – and whether they were chosen for their proximity to the Camphor tree. There’s not quite enough here to make me call this schizo, but will instead call this dreams and imagination. Anyway, there’s so much life and joy in this film – it can make cucumbers seem delicious and cleaning chores seem like a lot of fun – just enjoying these basic daily activities with happiness, and it’s rare to make your daily grind seem like something worth celebrating in a pleasant way. I find this film incredibly special for that love of the normal tedium. Well that and the supernatural elements are full of local curiosity and esteem for the spirits that live around you – as Totoro’s Camphor tree is next to the girl’s house – so it’s part of their charge to look after the neighbors. This is a topic I sincerely appreciate – the guardian spirits that surround us in our neighborhood – who share life along with us and offer us their protection. For there’s much that can be said about “holy sites” around the world – be it Jerusalem, or Mecca, or Devil’s Tower – but most of us just accept the natural around us as a nuisance – instead of it being full of life, wisdom, and protection. So I appreciate that this film worships the tree, for we should look towards the natural around us for guidance – for though you overlook it, it still serves a guardian role, so embrace what is surrounding you – for it deserves that love as well. So, yes, this is a fantastic film, with a lot of life to it, and it rekindles childhood excitement and fun.
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23. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018, Aaron Horvath & Peter Rida Michail): 7.5 - I never seen the series but this movie is perfectly watchable on its own. It’s a very funny takedown of the superhero movie craze. With some great funny songs.
24. Catwoman: Hunted (2022, Shinsuke Terasawa): 6.5

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1. Ice Age (2002, Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha) rewatch: 8.0 > 5.5
2. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006, Carlos Saldanha) rewatch: 7.0 > 5.8
3. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009, Carlos Saldanha & Mike Thurmeier): 6.5 > 6.0
4. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012, Mike Thurmeier & Steve Martino): 5.8
5. Ice Age: Collision Course (2016, Mike Thurmeier & Galen T. Chu): 4.8
6. The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild (2022, John C. Donkin): 3.5
7. Ice Age shorts (90m total)
  • Gone Nutty (2002, Carlos Saldanha): 7.2 (5m)
  • No Time for Nuts (2006, Chris Renaud & Mike Thurmeier): 6.8 (7m)
  • Surviving Sid (2008, Karen Disher & Galen T. Chu): 5.0 (7m)
  • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011, Karen Disher): 5.5 (26m)
  • Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015, Mike Thurmeier & Galen T. Chu): 6.0 (5m) -
  • Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016, Ricardo Curtis): 6.2 (25m)
  • Scrat: Spaced Out (2016, Mike Thurmeier & Galen T. Chu): 5.2 (15m)
  • Ice Age: Scrat Tales (2022): 6.2 (not needed for the minutes, but mentioned for completion sake)
8. The Croods: A New Age (2020, Joel Crawford): 6.5
9. Kung Fu Panda (2008, Mark Osborne & John Stevenson) rewatch: 7.5 > 7.5 -
10. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011, Jennifer Yuh Nelson) rewatch: 7.5 > 6.5 -
11. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016, Jennifer Yuh Nelson & Alessandro Carloni): 6.8
12. Chiisana eiyû: Kani to tamago to tômei ningen [Modest Heroes] (2018, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose & Akihiko Yamashita): 6.8
13. Shrek (2001, Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson) rewatch: 8.0 > 6.5
14. Shrek 2 (2004, Conrad Vernon, Andrew Adamson & Kelly Asbury) rewatch: 7.8 > 6.8
15. Shrek the Third (2007, VS, Chris Miller & Raman Hui): 4.5 > 5.8
16. Shrek Forever After (2010, Mike Mitchell): 6.8
17. Storks (2016, Nicholas Stoller & Doug Sweetland): 6.0
18. Scooby-Doo & Batman: the Brave and the Bold (2018, Jake Castorena): 6.0
19. The Queen's Corgi (2019, Ben Stassen & Vincent Kesteloot): 5.8
20. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (2022, Andy Suriano & Ant Ward); 5.8
21. Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (2021, Ethan Spaulding): 5.5
22. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019, Dean Deblois): 6.5
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8. Klaus (2019)
I couldn’t care less about Christmas, but I have to admit this origin story for the Santa Claus mythology is charming and beautifully animated. The only drawback is that it doesn’t fully embrace its main theme of the tension in Christmas between commercialism and communalism, perhaps because it would take the narrative too close to Dr. Seuss’ Grinch story.
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1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 1-4
2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 5-8
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 9-12
4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 13-16
5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 17-20
6. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 21-24
7. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 25-28
8. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 29-32
9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 33-36
10. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 37-40
11. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 41-44
12. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 45-48
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107 - Colorful (2010) - 7.5/10 - A spirit gets a second chance at life and is placed in the body of a 14 year old boy named Makoto who attempted suicide. It is an opportunity to find out what his mistake was in his previous life and he has an 'angel' to provide occasional support. He settles into Makoto's life and slowly discovers what Makoto and his life were like. The film is a good look at a variety of things, including depression.

108 - Gundam Wing: The Endless Waltz (1998) - 6/10 - This was fairly dull.

109 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (1988) - 7/10 - This was definitely more interesting than Endless Waltz.

110 - Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (1991) - 7/10 - I actually enjoyed this. The art was good and the story was mostly understandable, though it certainly would have benefitted from the decompression of a full tv series as was planned.

111 - A Thousand and One Nights (1969) - 7.5/10 - The story kind of meanders at times, but wasn't bad, though the nudity and sex sometimes seemed gratuitous. I liked the animation and soundtrack.

112 - Redline (2009) - 8/10 - In the distant future, the Redline is a top of the line and dangerous auto race that takes place in various places around the galaxy every 5 years. The vehicles have been souped up and even have weapons installed in some of them. This year it is going to be on Roboworld, whether the residents there want it or not. The animation and music were great and I enjoyed the story as well. It was a lot of fun.

113 - Venus Wars (1989) - 6.5/10 - Venus has been terraformed and now two rival nations exist. A reporter from Earth arrives just as the other nation invades the one she is in. She gets involved with a group of teenage motorcycle riders who eventually encounter the resistance movement. This wasn't bad, though I think it could have been much better. I remember liking the manga when I read it 30 years ago. Maybe I should dig that out and reread it.

114 - Sword of the Stranger (2007) - 8.5/10 - A boy and his dog are on the run from a group of warriors who want the boy for an arcane ritual. The boy encounters a nameless ronin and the two eventually become friends. There is a good story here with nice animation, including decent sword (and other) fights.

I've got three films left on the Paste list so I'll try to finish those off tomorrow before moving on to some of the other shows that I have lined up. I probably won't get everything I have prepared done before the month is over, but I should get most of it done.

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1 - Free Jimmy (2006) - 7.5/10
2 - Cryptozoo (2021) - 7/10 - #ICM-FF
3-5 - 243 minutes of shorts and tv
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Episodes 1-6 (99 minutes) - A nice short series, though nothing extraordinary.
Garakuta no Machi (2006) (13 minutes)
Grey Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood (1990) (26 minutes)
Cat Soup (2001) (32 minutes)
Rowing Across the Atlantic (1978) (21 minutes)
Film Film Film (1968) (19 minutes)
Dojoji Temple (1976) (19 minutes)
Tuning the Instruments (2000) (15 minutes)
6 - Mad God (2021) - 8/10 - #ICM-FF
7 - Neo Tokyo (1987) - 6.5/10
8 - Pompo: The Cinephile (2021) - 8.5/10 - #ICM-FF
9 - Kill It and Leave This Town (2020) - 6.5/10 - #ICM-FF
10 - The Old Man Movie (2019) - 8.5/10 - #ICM-FF
11 - The Crossing (2021) - 9/10 - #ICM-FF
12 - The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) - 7.5/10
13-16 - 30 shorts (338 minutes)
La course à l'abîme (1992) (4 minutes)
Girls Night Out (1987) (6 minutes)
Le concert de M. et Mme. Kabal (1963) (7 minutes)
The Hat (1999) (6 minutes)
Feelings of Mountains and Waters (1988) (19 minutes)
The Hand (1965) (18 minutes)
Franz Kafka (1992) (16 minutes)
The Lion and the Song (1959) (15 minutes)
Fast Film (2003) (14 minutes)
Satiemania (1978) (14 minutes)
The Three Inventors (1980) (13 minutes)
Hen, His Wife (1990) (13 minutes)
Monsieur Tête (1959) (13 minutes)
Le nez (1963) (11 minutes)
The Little Soldier (1948) (11 minutes)
A (1965) (10 minutes)
Au bout du fil (1974) (10 minutes)
The Public Voice (1988) (10 minutes)
Caroline Leaf and Her Two Sisters (1991) (10 minutes)
Rope Dance (1987) (10 minutes)
La demoiselle et le violoncelliste (1965) (9 minutes)
Felix in Exile (1994) (9 minutes)
Harpya (1979) (9 minutes)
La joie de vivre (1934) (10 minutes)
Au bout du monde (1999) (8 minutes)
A Night on Bald Mountain (1938) (8 minutes)
Mindscape (1976) (8 minutes)
Repete (1995) (9 minutes)
The Roll-Call (1971) (7 minutes)
Flux (2002) (7 minutes)
Jumping (1984) (6 minutes)
Le pas (1975) (7 minutes)
Broken Down Film (1985) (6 minutes)
Café Bar (1974) (5 minutes)
17 - Angel's Egg (1985) - 7/10
18 - 5 Centimeters per Second (2007) - 7.5/10
19 - Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) - 7.5/10
20 - Asterix and Cleopatra (1968) - 7/10
21 - Paprika (2006) - 8/10
22 - Tokyo Godfathers (2003) - 8.5/10
23 - Battle Angel (1993) - 7.5/10
24 - Spriggan (1998) - 7/10
25 - Short Peace (2013) - 7.5/10
26 - Alice (1988) - 7/10
27 - Dead Leaves (2004) - 6.5/10
28 - Genius Party (2007) - 7/10
29 - Genius Party Beyond (2008) - 7/10
30 - Fantasia 2000 (1999) - 8/10
31-32 - 163 minutes of shorts
Screwball Squirrel (1944) (7 minutes)
Who Killed Who? (1943) (8 minutes)
Motion Painting No. 1 (1947) (11 minutes)
Stoopnocracy (1933) (5 minutes)
The Karnival Kid (1929) (8 minutes)
Renaissance (1963) (10 minutes)
House (1959) (12 minutes)
Breakfast on the Grass (1987) (25 minutes)
The Mascot (1933) (26 minutes)
Kak kazaki nevest vyruchali (1973) (19 minutes)
The Owl's Feathers (1989) (18 minutes)
El héroe (1994) (5 minutes)
Pochemu u lastochki khvost rozhkami (1967) (9 minutes)
33 - Fist of the North Star (1986) - 6.5/10
34 - On-Gaku: Our Sound (2019) - 6.5/10
35 - The Garden of Words (2013) - 7.5/10
36 - The Hunchedback Horse (1947) - 7.5/10
37 - The Snow Queen (1957) - 5.5/10
38 - Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack (2012) - 7/10
39 - Mind Game (2004) - 6.5/10
40 - Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors (1945) - 6/10
41 - My Life as McDull (2001) - 6.5/10
42 - Panda! Go, Panda! (1972) and Panda! Go, Panda! Rainy Day Circus (1973) - 7.5/10 (72 minutes)
42.c - Our Lady of the Sphere (1969) (9 minutes)
43 - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) - 8/10
44 - The Emperor's Nightingale (1949) - 6/10
45 - 80 minutes of shorts
Song of the Prairie (1949) (21 minutes)
Dárek (1946) (16 minutes)
Early Abstractions (1987) (23 minutes)
Fuji (1974) (9 minutes)
Lapis (1966) (9 minutes)
Film Exercises 2-3 (1944) (2 minutes)
46 - Toys in the Attic (2009) - 8/10
47 - Yellow Submarine (1968) - 6.5/10
48 - Watership Down (1978) - 7.5/10
49 - A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959) - 7/10
50 - Allegro non troppo (1976) - 7.5/10
51 - Animal Farm (1954) - 7/10
52 - April and the Extraordinary World (2015) - 8/10
53 - Fritz the Cat (1972) - 6/10
54 - Hoppity Goes to Town (1941) - 7/10
55 - Idiots and Angels (2008) - 7/10
56 - Invention for Destruction (1958) - 7/10
57 - Nezha Conquers the Dragon King (1979) - 8/10
58 - Rocks in My Pocket (2014) - 7/10
59 - Sita Sings the Blues (2008) - 8/10
60 - Tower (2016) - 8.5/10
61 - The Congress (2013) - 7/10
62 - The Thief and the Cobbler (1993) - 7.5/10
63 - Son of the White Mare (1981) - 8/10
64 - Summer Wars (2009) - 8/10
65 - The King and the Mockingbird (1980) - 7.5/10
66 - Vampire Hunter D (1985) - 6.5/10
67-68 - 160+ minutes of shorts
Scratch and Crow (1995) (5 minutes)
The Brementown Musicians (1935) (9 minutes)
Magical Maestro (1952) (6 minutes)
Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) (6 minutes)
Gymnopédies (1965) (6 minutes)
Gulls and Buoys (1972) (7 minutes)
A Computer Animated Hand (1972) (4 minutes)
Film Exercise #1 (1943) (5 minutes)
Lucky Ducky (1948) (7 minutes)
Happy-Go-Nutty (1944) (7 minutes)
Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956) (7 minutes)
Fast and Furry-ous (1949) (7 minutes)
Bacall to Arms (1946) (6 minutes)
Swing Shift Cinderella (1945) (8 minutes)
Permutations (1968) (8 minutes)
Glens Falls Sequence (1937) (6 minutes)
Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938) (8 minutes)
Zipping Along (1953) (7 minutes)
Not Everything That Flies Is a Bird (1970) (9 minutes)
Muha (1967) (8 minutes)
L'ombre de la pomme (1967) (9 minutes)
Duo Concertantes (1964) (9 minutes)
Aos (1964) (9 minutes)
69 - Coonskin (1975) - 4/10
70 - Fire and Ice (1983) - 6/10
71 - The Lord of the Rings (1978) - 7/10
72 - The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979) - 7.5/10
73 - Gay Purr-ee (1962) - 6.5/10
74 - Metropolis (2001) - 7.5/10
75 - The Plague Dogs (1982) - 8/10
76 - The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) - 7.5/10
77 - The Last Unicorn (1982) - 7.5/10
78 - The Transformers: The Movie (1986) - 5/10
79 - When the Wind Blows (1986) - 8/10
80 - Appleseed (2004) - 5.5/10
81 - The Dog of Flanders (1997) - 8/10
82 - Dallos (1983) - 7/10
83 - A Wind Named Amnesia (1990) - 6.5/10
84 - Robot Carnival (1987) - 7/10
85 - Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993) - 6/10
86 - Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005) - 7/10
87 - Space Firebird (1980) - 7/10
88 - Golgo 13: The Professional (1983) - 5/10
89 - Roujin Z (1991) - 8/10
90 - 82 minutes of shorts
Tusalava (1929) (10 minutes)
Voyage en Boscavie (1958) (9 minutes)
Don Kihot (1961) (10 minutes)
Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People (1984) (9 minutes)
Passing Days (1969) (10 minutes)
The Story of Menstruation (1946) (10 minutes)
The Red Book (1994) (11 minutes)
Bluebeard (1936) (13 minutes)
91 - Wicked City (1987) - 6.5/10
92 - Patlabor: The Movie (1989) - 8/10
93 - Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993) - 8/10
94 - Barefoot Gen (1983) - 8.5/10
95 - Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007) - 7.5/10
96 - Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999) - 8/10
97 - Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984) - 7/10 -
98 - Macross Plus: Movie Edition (1995) - 7.5/10
99 - Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958) - 6.5/10
100 - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) - 8/10
101 - A Letter to Momo (2011) - 8.5/10
102 - Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) - 8/10
103 - Giovanni’s Island (2014) - 8/10
104 - Memories (1995) - 7.5/10
105 - The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004) - 5.5/10
106 - Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984) - 8/10
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Spoiler
1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 1-4
2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 5-8
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 9-12
4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 13-16
5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 17-20
6. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 21-24
7. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 25-28
8. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 29-32
9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 33-36
10. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 37-40
11. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 41-44
12. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 45-48
13. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 49-52
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103. The Steam Engines of Oz (Sean Patrick O'Reilly, 2018)

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104-105. Pia Carrot e Yokoso! 2 DX a.k.a. Welcome to Pia Carrot! 2 DX E1-6 (1999)

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106. The Bad Guys (Pierre Perifel, 2022)

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107. Ni no Kuni (Yoshiyuki Momose, 2019)
One frame at a time...
1. Heavenly Sword (Gun Ho Jang, 2014)
2. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman - Rage of Atlantis (Matt Peters, 2018)
3. Aura: Maryuuin Koga saigo no tatakai a.k.a. Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War (Seiji Kishi, 2013)
4. The Mighty Kong (Art Scott, 1998)
5. Metal Skin Panic Madox-01 (Shinji Aramaki, 1987)
6. Adventure Planet (Kompin Kemgumnird, 2012)
7. Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi a.k.a. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Kôtarô Tamura, 2020)
8. Pale Force: Complete Collection (Paul Noth, 2005)
9. Justice Society: World War II (Jeff Wamester, 2021)
10. Original Dirty Pair: Flight 005 Conspiracy (Toshifumi Takizawa, 1990)
11-18. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig E1-26 (2005)
19. Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (John Rice, Albert Calleros, 2022)
20. Kirikou et la sorcière a.k.a. Kirikou and the Sorceress (Michel Ocelot, 1998)
21-22. Thunderbean Animation Presents: Noveltoons Classics [ Cilly Goose (1944), Suddenly It's Spring (1944), Yankee Doodle Donkey (1944), Scrappily Married (1945), A Lamb in a Jam (1945), Cheese Burglar (1946), Old MacDonald Had a Farm (1946), The Stupidstitious Cat (1947), The Enchanted Square (1947), Much Ado About Mutton (1947), The Wee Men (1947), Naughty But Mice (1947), Flip Flap (1948), The Bored Cuckoo (1948), The Old Shell Game (1948), Quack-a-Doodle Do (1950), Teacher's Pest (1950), Ups an' Downs Derby (1950), Pleased to Eat You (1950), Saved by the Bell (1950) ]
23. South Park: Post Covid (Trey Parker, 2021)
24. Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi a.k.a. Swan Lake (Kimio Yabuki, 1981)
25. Kaena: La prophétie a.k.a. Kaena: The Prophecy (Chris Delaporte, Pascal Pinon, 2003)
26. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Tim Hill, 2020)
27-28a. Mahô shôjo tai Arusu: The Adventure a.k.a. Tweeny Witches: The Adventures E1-6 (Yoshiharu Ashino, 2007)
28b. Bean Bandit (Kenichi Sonoda, 2021)
28c. Kyodai koguma a.k.a. The Bear Brothers (1932)
29. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree (Ishi Rudell, 2016)
30. The Puppetoon Movie (Arnold Leibovit, 1987)
31. Tig Notaro: Drawn (Greg Franklin, 2021)
32. Junk Head (Takahide Hori, 2017)
33. Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu No F a.k.a. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (Tadayoshi Yamamuro, 2015)
34. Levsha a.k.a. Left-Hander (Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Vladimir Danilevich, 1964)
35-36a. Dead End Paranormal Park S2E6-10 (2022)
36b. Do pivnice a.k.a. Down to the Cellar (Jan Svankmajer, 1983)
37. Street Fighter: Round One - Fight! (2009)
38. Slave Princess Olivia (Takeshi Kimura, 2013)
39. Valley of the Lanterns (Caleb Hystad, 2018)
40. The House (Emma De Swaef, Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, Paloma Baeza, 2022)
41. I'll/CKBC (Itsurô Kawasaki, 2002)
42-43a. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero E1-5 (1983)
43b-45. Big Mouth S6E1-10 (2022)
46. Shika No Ou a.k.a. The Deer King (Masayuki Miyaji, Masashi Ando, 2021)
47-48b.. The Complete Adventures of Cubby Bear [Opening Night(1933), Love's Labor Won(1933), The Last Mail(1933), Bubbles and Troubles (1933), Barking Dogs (1933), Indian Whoopee (1933), Fresh Ham (1933), The Nut Factory (1933), Cubby's World Flight (1933), Cubby's Picnic (1933), Gay Gaucho (1933), Galloping Fanny (1933), Croon Crazy(1933), Sinister Stuff (1934), Goode Knight (1934), How's Crops (1934), Cubby's Stratosphere Flight (1934), Mild Cargo (1934), Fiddlin' Fun (1934), Mischievous Mice (1934)]
48b. Cubby's Contemporaries [Scrappy's Expedition(1934), Tightrope Tricks (1933), Annie Moved Away (1934), Along Flirtation Walk (1935), Tune Up and Sing (1934), Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing (1934), The Lumber Champ (1933)
49. Injustice (Matt Peters, 2021)
50. Burn the Witch (Tatsuro Kawano, 2020)
51. Rupan Sansei: Russia yori ai o komete a.k.a. Lupin III: From Siberia with Love (Osamu Dezaki, 1992)
52. South Park: Post Covid - The Return of Covid (Trey Parker, 2021)
53. Rugrats Go Wild (Norton Virgien, John Eng, 2003)
54a. Amada Anime Series: Super Mario (1989)
54b. Rupan sansei: Rupan wa imamo moeteiruka? a.k.a. Lupin III: Is Lupin Still Burning? (Monkey Punch, Jun Kawagoe, 2018)
54c. Rupan Sansei: Rupan Ikka Seizeroi a.k.a. Lupin III: Lupin Family Lineup (Kenji Kodama, 2012)
54d. Ken Ishii: Extra (Koji Morimoto, 1994)
54e. R20: Ginga Kuukou a.k.a. Route 20: Galactic Airport (Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, 1991)
55. Appleseed XIII: Tartaros (Takayuki Hamana, 2011)
56. Appleseed XIII: Ouranos (Takayuki Hamana, 2011)
57. Resan till Melonia a.k.a. Journey to Melonia (Per Åhlin, 1989)
58. The Sea Beast (Chris Williams, 2022)
59-60. Tex Avery Animation Classics Vol. 2 [Little Rural Riding Hood (1949), The Cuckoo Clock (1950), Magical Maestro (1952), One Cab's Family (1952), The Cat That Hated People (1948), Doggone Tired (1949), The Flea Circus (1954), Field and Scream (1955), The First Bad Man (1955), Out-Foxed (1949), Droopy's Double Trouble (1951), The Three Little Pups (1953), Drag-A-Long Droopy (1954), Homesteader Droopy (1954), Dixieland Droopy (1954), The Counterfeit Cat (1949), Ventriloquist Cat (1950), The House of Tomorrow (1949), Car of Tomorrow (1951), T.V. of Tomorrow (1953), The Farm of Tomorrow (1954), The Legend of Rockabye Point (1955), Sh-h-h-h-h-h (1955)]
61. Ryû to sobakasu no hime a.k.a. Belle (Mamoru Hosoda, 2021)
62. Vanamehe film a.k.a. The Old Man Movie (Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi, 2019)
63. Misiunea spatialã Delta a.k.a. Delta Space Mission (Victor Antonescu, Mircea Toia, Calin Cazan, 1984)
64. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure (Richard Linklater, 2022)
65. Cryptozoo (Dash Shaw, 2021)
66. Super Majingga 3 a.k.a. Raiders of Galaxy (Seung-cheol Park, 1982)
67. The Croods: A New Age (Joel Crawford, 2020)
68-70. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei a.k.a. Engaged to the Unidentified E1-12 (2014)
71a. Twinkle Nora Rock Me! (Satomi Mikuriya, 1985)
71b. The Epic of ZektBach (Mizuho Nishikubo, (2011)
71c. Dear Diary: World's First Pranks (Januel Mercado, 2021)
71d. Family Movie Night: Little Red Bronana Bread (2021)
71e. Delta Space Mission: Planet of the Oceans (1980)
71f. Delta Space Mission: Failed Towing (1981)
72. Zabij to i wyjedz z tego miasta a.k.a. Kill It and Leave Town (Mariusz Wilczynski, 2020)
73. The Dark Planet (Richard Corben, Christopher Wheate, 1989)
74. Astérix et la surprise de César (Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, 1985)
75. Halo Legends (Various, 2010)
76. Green Lantern: Beware My Power (Jeff Wamester, 2022)
77. South Park S24E1-2 (2021)
78. Goku Midnight Eye (Yoshiaki Kawajiri 1989)
79. Gekijouban Violet Evergarden (Taichi Ishidate, 2020)
80. Halo: The Fall of Reach (2015)
81a. Trump Bites (Bill Plympton, 2018)
81b. Babe, He Calls Me (Ralph Bakshi, 1997)
81c. Hound Town (Ralph Bakshi, 1989)
81d. Christmas in Tattertown (Ralph Bakshi, 1988)
81e. Malcom and Melvin (Ralph Bakshi, 1997)
82. I fratelli Dinamite a.k.a. The Dynamite Brothers (Nino Pagot, Toni Pagot, 1949)
83. Armitage: Dual Matrix (Katsuhito Akiyama, 2002)
84. Meitantei Conan: Senritsu no furu sukoa a.k.a. Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear (Yasuichiro Yamamoto, 2008)
85a. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power S5E11-13 (2020)
85b. Fresh Guacamole (Pes, 2012)
85c. The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil (Bob Stenhouse, 1986)
86. Charlotte (Éric Warin, Tahir Rana, 2021)
87. Kinnikuman: Ôabare! Seigi chôjin (Takeshi Shirato, 1984)
88. Luo Xiao Hei zhan ji a.k.a. Legend of Hei (Mtjj, 2019)
89. Ének a csodaszarvasról a.k.a. Song of the Miraculous Hind (Marcell Jankovics, 2002)
90. Adam by Eve: A live in Animation (2022)
91-94a. Re-Kan! E1-13 (2015)
94b. Joseito (Shigeyoshi Tsukahara, 2014)
94c. Hinata no aoshigure a.k.a. Rain in the Sunshine (Hiroyasu Ishida, 2013)
94d. No Game No Life Specials 1-6 (2014)
95. I huvet på en gammal gubbe a.k.a. Out of an Old Man's Head (Tage Danielsson, Per Åhlin, 1968)
96. Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons (Matt Peters, 2022)
97. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (Dong-Wook Lee, Tommy Yune, 2006)
98a. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny (1992)
98b. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse (1995)
98c. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck (1993)
99. Bubble (Tetsuro Araki, 2022)
100. That Girl in Wonderland (Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., 1973)
101. Alien Xmas (Stephen Chiodo, 2020)
102. Ame wo Tsugeru Hyôryû Danchi a.k.a. Drifting Home (Hiroyasu Ishida, 2022)
103. The Steam Engines of Oz (Sean Patrick O'Reilly, 2018)
104-105. Pia Carrot e Yokoso! 2 DX a.k.a. Welcome to Pia Carrot! 2 DX E1-6 (1999)
106. The Bad Guys (Pierre Perifel, 2022)
107. Ni no Kuni (Yoshiyuki Momose, 2019)
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flavo5000 wrote: November 28th, 2022, 10:26 pm Image
104-105. Pia Carrot e Yokoso! 2 DX a.k.a. Welcome to Pia Carrot! 2 DX E1-6 (1999)
The girl looks kind of similar to Asuka. Same hair color, similar hairstyle, same ribbon color, similar face shape.

The boy looks a little bit like Shinji, but to a lesser extent (same hair color, but I don't remember Shinji wearing a red headband).

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mjf314 wrote: November 28th, 2022, 10:44 pm
flavo5000 wrote: November 28th, 2022, 10:26 pm Image
104-105. Pia Carrot e Yokoso! 2 DX a.k.a. Welcome to Pia Carrot! 2 DX E1-6 (1999)
The girl looks kind of similar to Asuka. Same hair color, similar hairstyle, same ribbon color, similar face shape.

The boy looks a little bit like Shinji, but to a lesser extent (same hair color, but I don't remember Shinji wearing a red headband).

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Well, the original Pia Carrot visual novel came out in 1996, a year after Eva. So there definitely could've been some "borrowing" in the look department. The characters themselves are completely different personality-wise though.
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Past Animation
1. Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (Friz Freleng, Greg Ford-1988) USA 195 checks
2. Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman-2017) 1 Official List Poland/UK/USA/Switzerland/Netherlands 2,306 checks
3. Dumbo (Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson-1941) 9 Official Lists USA 51,517 checks
4. Collection of Animated Music Videos
  • 4a. Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Accidents Will Happen (Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton-1979) UK 2 checks (2min)
  • 4b. Radiohead: Paranoid Android (Magnus Carlsson-1997) UK/Canada 42 checks (7 min)
  • 4c. Daft Punk: One More Time (Kazuhisa Takenouchi, Leiji Matsumoto-2000) Japan/France 20 checks (5 min)
  • 4d. Gorillaz: Clint Eastwood (Jamie Hewlett, Pete Candeland-2001) UK 50 checks (5 min)
  • 4e. The Shins: The Rifle's Spiral (Jamie Caliri-2012) USA 1 check (4 min)
  • 4f. Dire Straits: Money for Nothing (Steve Barron-1985) UK/USA 58 checks (5 min)
  • 4g. R.E.M.: Man-Sized Wreath (Gary Thomas, Stefan Woronko-2008) Canada 1 check (3 min)
  • 4h. London Grammar: Hey Now (Chris Ullens-2014) UK 1 check (4 min)
  • 4i. Run the Jewels: Oh Mama (Juan Jose Meza-Leon-2018) USA 9 checks (3 min)
  • 4j. Aphex Twin: T69 Collapse (Weirdcore-2018) UK 1 check (5 min)
  • 4k. Tool: Sober (Fred Stuhr-1993) USA 5 checks (5 min)
  • 4l. Kanye West: Heartless (Hype Williams-2009) USA 1 check (3 min)
  • 4m. U2: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Maurice Linnane, Kevin Godley-1995) Ireland 8 checks (5 min)
  • 4n. Björk: I Miss You (John Kricfalusi-1997) Iceland/USA 6 checks (4 min)
  • 4o. The White Stripes: Fell in Love with a Girl (Michel Gondry-2002) USA 53 checks (2 min)
  • 4p. Aline (Wes Anderson-2021) USA 1 check (4 min)
  • 4q. XXXTentacion: Sauce! (Tristan Zammit-2019) USA 1 check (2 min)
  • 4r. Elton John: Rocket Man (Stephen McNally, Majid Adin-2017) UK 10 checks (4 min)
  • 4s. Flaming Pussy: Do You Know That Bad Girls Go to Hell? (Tom de Pékin, Philippe Donadini-2004) France 1 check (5 min)
  • 4t. Moby & the Void Pacific Choir: Are You Lost in the World Like Me (Steve Cutts-2016) USA 21 checks (3 min)
5. The Bad Guys (Pierre Perifel-2022) 1 Official List USA/Japan 439 checks
6. Chicken Run (Peter Lord, Nick Park-2000) 9 Official Lists UK/France/USA 39,962 checks
7. Pompo: The Cinephile (Takayuki Hirao-2021) Japan 39 checks #FF6
8. Horus: Prince of the Sun (Isao Takahata-1968) Japan 386 checks
9. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (Jack Fletcher, Yoshiaki Kawajiri-2000) 2 Official Lists Japan/Hong Kong/USA 3,098 checks
10. Violet Evergarden: The Movie (Taichi Ishidate-2020) Japan 65 checks
11. Cryptozoo (Dash Shaw-2021) USA 107 checks #FF6
12. Cinderella (Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson-1950) 6 Official Lists USA 43,069 checks
13. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (John A. Davis-2001) 1 Official List USA 8,586 checks
14. The Sea Beast (Chris Williams-2022) USA 427 checks
15. Some animated shorts
  • 15a. Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) (Bob Godfrey-1975) 1 Official List UK 267 checks (30min)
  • 15b. One Froggy Evening (Chuck Jones-1955) 4 Official Lists USA 6,793 checks (7 min)
  • 15c. Skhizein (Jérémy Clapin-2008) France 2,478 checks (13 min)
  • 15d. The Snowman (Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami-1982) UK 7,412 checks (26 min)
  • 15e. Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay-1913) 5 Official Lists USA 3,799 checks (13 min)
16. Belladonna of Sadness (Eiichi Yamamoto-1973) 3 Official Lists Japan 771 checks
17. Kill It and Leave This Town (Mariusz Wilczynski-2020) Poland 51 checks #FF6
18. Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (Liz Holzman, Rusty Mills-1999) USA 188 checks
19. Batman: The Killing Joke (Sam Liu-2016) USA 1,542 checks
20. Vanamehe film (Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi-2019) Estonia 46 checks #FF6
21. One Piece: Strong World (Munehisa Sakai-2009) Japan 384 checks
22. Batman Ninja (Junpei Mizusaki-2018) Japan/USA 566 checks
23. Invention for Destruction (Karel Zeman-1958) 4 Official Lists Czechoslovakia 536 checks
24. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara-2001) 1 Official List USA/Japan 10,226 checks
25. Mad God (Phil Tippett-2021) USA 327 checks #FF6
26. One Piece Film Z (Tatsuya Nagamine-2012) Japan 271 checks
27. Mr. Bug Goes to Town (Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane-1941) 1 Official List USA 379 checks
28. The Thief and the Cobbler (Richard Williams-1993) 2 Official Lists UK/USA/Canada 1,552 checks
29. Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jennifer Yuh Nelson-2011) 2 Official List USA 22,617 checks

Bit of a standard franchise sequel. I don't know. I just felt completely whelmed by this.

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30. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Lotte Reiniger, Carl Koch-1926) 11 Official List Germany 2,630 checks

Impressive cutouts expertly puppeteered? I guess this is the first stop-motion? Animation? The pre-cursor to both? It felt a little too serious and my attention wandered at times.

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Back to the drawing board
"1. Shorts (80m):
Flowers and Trees (1932, 8m)
Make Love, Not War (1971, 1m)
Gulls and Buoys (1972, 6m)
Gymnopedies (1965, 6m)
Magical Maestro (1952, 6m)
Maszyna (1961, 6m)
Pianissimo (1963, 6m)
Plane Crazy (1928, 6m)
A Dream Walking (1934, 7m)
Birds Anonymous (1957, 7m)
Destino (2003, 7m)
Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure (1929, 7m)
Tulips Shall Grow (1942, 7m)"
2. Mirai no Mirai (2018)
3. Coonskin (1974)
4. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
5. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
6. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
8. The Simpsons Movie (2007)
9. Big Hero 6 (2014)
10. To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)
11. The Bob's Burgers Movie (2022)
12. Turning Red (2022)
13. Frozen II (2019)
This did not warm up my cold dead heart. I saw it a couple days ago and barely remember it. Magic forest, parent drama, total meh.

14. Cars 2 (2011)
You know how the Bond movies are too good? So if you want to watch a shitty Bond movie with animated action featuring the world's most boring sport and an incredibly annoying central character, then this is the film for you!
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1. Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus (2020)
2. ParaNorman (2012) REVISION
3. The Bad Guys (2022)
4a. World of Tomorrow (2015) 17min
4b. World of Tomorrow ep 2 (2017) 23min
4c. World of Tomorrow ep 3 (2020) 34min
4d. Le Pas / The Step (1975) 7mins
5a. Fast and Furry-ous (1949) 7min
5b. Dumb-Hounded (1943) 8min
5c. Stoopnocracy (1933) 11min
5d. Symphonie diagonale (1924) 8min
5e. Who Killed Who? (1943) 7mins
5f. Le chant du Styrène (1959) 14min
5g. L'idée / The Idea (1932) 25min
6. Treasure Island (1989)
7. Sing (2016) REVISION
8. Sing 2 (2021)
9. Rango (2011) REVISION
10. Monsters, Inc. (2001) REVISION
11. Monsters University (2013)
12. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) REVISION

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Watched for a second time (and the first time in more than a decade), it is surprising just how long elapses before we see the mystical title creature here. That said, the story at hand is still fairly interesting without him, largely focused on two sisters exploring the natural wonders beyond their new home while yearning for their sick mother to return from the hospital. The animation is absolutely gorgeous too, though those big toothy smiles felt a bit eh to me.

And that's it for me. Thanks for hosting, KK.
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108. The Daydreamer (Jules Bass, 1966)

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109. Tian shu qi tan a.k.a. Secrets of the Heavenly Book (Shuchen Wang, 1983)

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110. Gekijouban Bleach: Jigokuhen a.k.a. Bleach Movie 4: Hell Verse (Noriyuki Abe, 2010)

One frame at a time...
1. Heavenly Sword (Gun Ho Jang, 2014)
2. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman - Rage of Atlantis (Matt Peters, 2018)
3. Aura: Maryuuin Koga saigo no tatakai a.k.a. Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War (Seiji Kishi, 2013)
4. The Mighty Kong (Art Scott, 1998)
5. Metal Skin Panic Madox-01 (Shinji Aramaki, 1987)
6. Adventure Planet (Kompin Kemgumnird, 2012)
7. Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi a.k.a. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Kôtarô Tamura, 2020)
8. Pale Force: Complete Collection (Paul Noth, 2005)
9. Justice Society: World War II (Jeff Wamester, 2021)
10. Original Dirty Pair: Flight 005 Conspiracy (Toshifumi Takizawa, 1990)
11-18. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig E1-26 (2005)
19. Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (John Rice, Albert Calleros, 2022)
20. Kirikou et la sorcière a.k.a. Kirikou and the Sorceress (Michel Ocelot, 1998)
21-22. Thunderbean Animation Presents: Noveltoons Classics [ Cilly Goose (1944), Suddenly It's Spring (1944), Yankee Doodle Donkey (1944), Scrappily Married (1945), A Lamb in a Jam (1945), Cheese Burglar (1946), Old MacDonald Had a Farm (1946), The Stupidstitious Cat (1947), The Enchanted Square (1947), Much Ado About Mutton (1947), The Wee Men (1947), Naughty But Mice (1947), Flip Flap (1948), The Bored Cuckoo (1948), The Old Shell Game (1948), Quack-a-Doodle Do (1950), Teacher's Pest (1950), Ups an' Downs Derby (1950), Pleased to Eat You (1950), Saved by the Bell (1950) ]
23. South Park: Post Covid (Trey Parker, 2021)
24. Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi a.k.a. Swan Lake (Kimio Yabuki, 1981)
25. Kaena: La prophétie a.k.a. Kaena: The Prophecy (Chris Delaporte, Pascal Pinon, 2003)
26. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Tim Hill, 2020)
27-28a. Mahô shôjo tai Arusu: The Adventure a.k.a. Tweeny Witches: The Adventures E1-6 (Yoshiharu Ashino, 2007)
28b. Bean Bandit (Kenichi Sonoda, 2021)
28c. Kyodai koguma a.k.a. The Bear Brothers (1932)
29. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree (Ishi Rudell, 2016)
30. The Puppetoon Movie (Arnold Leibovit, 1987)
31. Tig Notaro: Drawn (Greg Franklin, 2021)
32. Junk Head (Takahide Hori, 2017)
33. Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu No F a.k.a. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (Tadayoshi Yamamuro, 2015)
34. Levsha a.k.a. Left-Hander (Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Vladimir Danilevich, 1964)
35-36a. Dead End Paranormal Park S2E6-10 (2022)
36b. Do pivnice a.k.a. Down to the Cellar (Jan Svankmajer, 1983)
37. Street Fighter: Round One - Fight! (2009)
38. Slave Princess Olivia (Takeshi Kimura, 2013)
39. Valley of the Lanterns (Caleb Hystad, 2018)
40. The House (Emma De Swaef, Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, Paloma Baeza, 2022)
41. I'll/CKBC (Itsurô Kawasaki, 2002)
42-43a. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero E1-5 (1983)
43b-45. Big Mouth S6E1-10 (2022)
46. Shika No Ou a.k.a. The Deer King (Masayuki Miyaji, Masashi Ando, 2021)
47-48b.. The Complete Adventures of Cubby Bear [Opening Night(1933), Love's Labor Won(1933), The Last Mail(1933), Bubbles and Troubles (1933), Barking Dogs (1933), Indian Whoopee (1933), Fresh Ham (1933), The Nut Factory (1933), Cubby's World Flight (1933), Cubby's Picnic (1933), Gay Gaucho (1933), Galloping Fanny (1933), Croon Crazy(1933), Sinister Stuff (1934), Goode Knight (1934), How's Crops (1934), Cubby's Stratosphere Flight (1934), Mild Cargo (1934), Fiddlin' Fun (1934), Mischievous Mice (1934)]
48b. Cubby's Contemporaries [Scrappy's Expedition(1934), Tightrope Tricks (1933), Annie Moved Away (1934), Along Flirtation Walk (1935), Tune Up and Sing (1934), Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing (1934), The Lumber Champ (1933)
49. Injustice (Matt Peters, 2021)
50. Burn the Witch (Tatsuro Kawano, 2020)
51. Rupan Sansei: Russia yori ai o komete a.k.a. Lupin III: From Siberia with Love (Osamu Dezaki, 1992)
52. South Park: Post Covid - The Return of Covid (Trey Parker, 2021)
53. Rugrats Go Wild (Norton Virgien, John Eng, 2003)
54a. Amada Anime Series: Super Mario (1989)
54b. Rupan sansei: Rupan wa imamo moeteiruka? a.k.a. Lupin III: Is Lupin Still Burning? (Monkey Punch, Jun Kawagoe, 2018)
54c. Rupan Sansei: Rupan Ikka Seizeroi a.k.a. Lupin III: Lupin Family Lineup (Kenji Kodama, 2012)
54d. Ken Ishii: Extra (Koji Morimoto, 1994)
54e. R20: Ginga Kuukou a.k.a. Route 20: Galactic Airport (Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, 1991)
55. Appleseed XIII: Tartaros (Takayuki Hamana, 2011)
56. Appleseed XIII: Ouranos (Takayuki Hamana, 2011)
57. Resan till Melonia a.k.a. Journey to Melonia (Per Åhlin, 1989)
58. The Sea Beast (Chris Williams, 2022)
59-60. Tex Avery Animation Classics Vol. 2 [Little Rural Riding Hood (1949), The Cuckoo Clock (1950), Magical Maestro (1952), One Cab's Family (1952), The Cat That Hated People (1948), Doggone Tired (1949), The Flea Circus (1954), Field and Scream (1955), The First Bad Man (1955), Out-Foxed (1949), Droopy's Double Trouble (1951), The Three Little Pups (1953), Drag-A-Long Droopy (1954), Homesteader Droopy (1954), Dixieland Droopy (1954), The Counterfeit Cat (1949), Ventriloquist Cat (1950), The House of Tomorrow (1949), Car of Tomorrow (1951), T.V. of Tomorrow (1953), The Farm of Tomorrow (1954), The Legend of Rockabye Point (1955), Sh-h-h-h-h-h (1955)]
61. Ryû to sobakasu no hime a.k.a. Belle (Mamoru Hosoda, 2021)
62. Vanamehe film a.k.a. The Old Man Movie (Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi, 2019)
63. Misiunea spatialã Delta a.k.a. Delta Space Mission (Victor Antonescu, Mircea Toia, Calin Cazan, 1984)
64. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure (Richard Linklater, 2022)
65. Cryptozoo (Dash Shaw, 2021)
66. Super Majingga 3 a.k.a. Raiders of Galaxy (Seung-cheol Park, 1982)
67. The Croods: A New Age (Joel Crawford, 2020)
68-70. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei a.k.a. Engaged to the Unidentified E1-12 (2014)
71a. Twinkle Nora Rock Me! (Satomi Mikuriya, 1985)
71b. The Epic of ZektBach (Mizuho Nishikubo, (2011)
71c. Dear Diary: World's First Pranks (Januel Mercado, 2021)
71d. Family Movie Night: Little Red Bronana Bread (2021)
71e. Delta Space Mission: Planet of the Oceans (1980)
71f. Delta Space Mission: Failed Towing (1981)
72. Zabij to i wyjedz z tego miasta a.k.a. Kill It and Leave Town (Mariusz Wilczynski, 2020)
73. The Dark Planet (Richard Corben, Christopher Wheate, 1989)
74. Astérix et la surprise de César (Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, 1985)
75. Halo Legends (Various, 2010)
76. Green Lantern: Beware My Power (Jeff Wamester, 2022)
77. South Park S24E1-2 (2021)
78. Goku Midnight Eye (Yoshiaki Kawajiri 1989)
79. Gekijouban Violet Evergarden (Taichi Ishidate, 2020)
80. Halo: The Fall of Reach (2015)
81a. Trump Bites (Bill Plympton, 2018)
81b. Babe, He Calls Me (Ralph Bakshi, 1997)
81c. Hound Town (Ralph Bakshi, 1989)
81d. Christmas in Tattertown (Ralph Bakshi, 1988)
81e. Malcom and Melvin (Ralph Bakshi, 1997)
82. I fratelli Dinamite a.k.a. The Dynamite Brothers (Nino Pagot, Toni Pagot, 1949)
83. Armitage: Dual Matrix (Katsuhito Akiyama, 2002)
84. Meitantei Conan: Senritsu no furu sukoa a.k.a. Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear (Yasuichiro Yamamoto, 2008)
85a. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power S5E11-13 (2020)
85b. Fresh Guacamole (Pes, 2012)
85c. The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil (Bob Stenhouse, 1986)
86. Charlotte (Éric Warin, Tahir Rana, 2021)
87. Kinnikuman: Ôabare! Seigi chôjin (Takeshi Shirato, 1984)
88. Luo Xiao Hei zhan ji a.k.a. Legend of Hei (Mtjj, 2019)
89. Ének a csodaszarvasról a.k.a. Song of the Miraculous Hind (Marcell Jankovics, 2002)
90. Adam by Eve: A live in Animation (2022)
91-94a. Re-Kan! E1-13 (2015)
94b. Joseito (Shigeyoshi Tsukahara, 2014)
94c. Hinata no aoshigure a.k.a. Rain in the Sunshine (Hiroyasu Ishida, 2013)
94d. No Game No Life Specials 1-6 (2014)
95. I huvet på en gammal gubbe a.k.a. Out of an Old Man's Head (Tage Danielsson, Per Åhlin, 1968)
96. Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons (Matt Peters, 2022)
97. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (Dong-Wook Lee, Tommy Yune, 2006)
98a. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny (1992)
98b. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse (1995)
98c. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck (1993)
99. Bubble (Tetsuro Araki, 2022)
100. That Girl in Wonderland (Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., 1973)
101. Alien Xmas (Stephen Chiodo, 2020)
102. Ame wo Tsugeru Hyôryû Danchi a.k.a. Drifting Home (Hiroyasu Ishida, 2022)
103. The Steam Engines of Oz (Sean Patrick O'Reilly, 2018)
104-105. Pia Carrot e Yokoso! 2 DX a.k.a. Welcome to Pia Carrot! 2 DX E1-6 (1999)
106. The Bad Guys (Pierre Perifel, 2022)
107. Ni no Kuni (Yoshiyuki Momose, 2019)
108. The Daydreamer (Jules Bass, 1966)
109. Tian shu qi tan a.k.a. Secrets of the Heavenly Book (Shuchen Wang, 1983)
110. Gekijouban Bleach: Jigokuhen a.k.a. Bleach Movie 4: Hell Verse (Noriyuki Abe, 2010)
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115 - The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010) - 7.5/20 - Kyon is a member of the SOS Brigade and has had plenty of crazy experiences. However, one day he wakes up in an alternate world where Haruhi and others no longer know him. He sets out to find out what happened and to set it right. I haven't seen the tv series, but I have read the manga so I'm familiar with the characters. However, that probably isn't really needed to enjoy the film. I liked the film, though it was a bit longer than it really needed to be.

116 - Tekkonkinkreet (2006) - 7.5/10 - Black and White are orphans in Treasure Town. White can be a bit slow and Black can be violent, but the two look out for each other. When a company looks to change their home into an amusement park, it upsets the balance. The backgrounds were very cool here and I also enjoyed the story and action. I enjoyed the manga this is based on as well.

117 - The Boy and the Beast (2015) - 8/10 - A runaway human boy follows two people from the beast world through a passage to their home and becomes the apprentice of a powerful, but ill-tempered warrior. The story isn't necessarily all that original, but I thought the movie was fun and I enjoyed it.

118 - Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999) - 7/10 - I loved the Rurouni Kenshin manga so it was interesting to see his origin story, though I was a bit bored with it at times.

119 - Crayon Shin-chan: The Adult Empire Strikes Back (2001) - 8/10 - Shin-chan and his family visit the Museum of the 20th Century which brings back feelings of nostalgia in his parents. Soon afterward, the director of the museum unleashes a plot to force adults to abandon their responsibilities and regress to how they were as kids in the 20th Century. The movie was a lot funnier than I was expecting.

120 - Dexter the Dragon & Bumble the Bear (1983) - 6/10 - A wealthy bear who lives in a castle adopts a baby dragon that hatches from an egg that he finds. The dragon causes all kinds of problems due to his nature and youth. It's an okay kids movie.

121 - The Flight Before Christmas (2008) - 6.5/10 - Niko is a young reindeer who has been told that his father is one of Santa's flying reindeer, but no matter how much he practices, Niko can't fly. He sets out to find Santa and his reindeer one day when learning of a plot by a group of wolves that will threaten Santa.

122 - McDull, Prince de la Bun (2004) - 5/10 - I didn't like this as much as the first film. It was pretty boring, though some of the settings and backgrounds were interesting at times.

123 - Millennium Actress (2001) - 8/10 - A director tracks down a famous actress in order to interview her for a documentary about her life. He gives her a key that he found in the studio which used to belong to her and it sparks many memories which are shown interspersed with the present day. It's a very solid film.

124 - Perfect Blue (1997) - 8/10 - A pop idol gives up her singing career to try and become an actress. She starts getting mixed up with her sense of reality when the roles she gets are demanding and an obsessed stalker starts killing people close to her.

After watching Paprika and Tokyo Godfathers earlier in the month, I decided to rewatch Millennium Actress and Perfect Blue from Satoshi Kon. I should also be finishing Paranoia Agent tonight. All really good stuff. The Boy and the Beast also gave me the platinum for the Paste Anime list.

Spoiler
1 - Free Jimmy (2006) - 7.5/10
2 - Cryptozoo (2021) - 7/10 - #ICM-FF
3-5 - 243 minutes of shorts and tv
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Episodes 1-6 (99 minutes) - A nice short series, though nothing extraordinary.
Garakuta no Machi (2006) (13 minutes)
Grey Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood (1990) (26 minutes)
Cat Soup (2001) (32 minutes)
Rowing Across the Atlantic (1978) (21 minutes)
Film Film Film (1968) (19 minutes)
Dojoji Temple (1976) (19 minutes)
Tuning the Instruments (2000) (15 minutes)
6 - Mad God (2021) - 8/10 - #ICM-FF
7 - Neo Tokyo (1987) - 6.5/10
8 - Pompo: The Cinephile (2021) - 8.5/10 - #ICM-FF
9 - Kill It and Leave This Town (2020) - 6.5/10 - #ICM-FF
10 - The Old Man Movie (2019) - 8.5/10 - #ICM-FF
11 - The Crossing (2021) - 9/10 - #ICM-FF
12 - The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) - 7.5/10
13-16 - 30 shorts (338 minutes)
La course à l'abîme (1992) (4 minutes)
Girls Night Out (1987) (6 minutes)
Le concert de M. et Mme. Kabal (1963) (7 minutes)
The Hat (1999) (6 minutes)
Feelings of Mountains and Waters (1988) (19 minutes)
The Hand (1965) (18 minutes)
Franz Kafka (1992) (16 minutes)
The Lion and the Song (1959) (15 minutes)
Fast Film (2003) (14 minutes)
Satiemania (1978) (14 minutes)
The Three Inventors (1980) (13 minutes)
Hen, His Wife (1990) (13 minutes)
Monsieur Tête (1959) (13 minutes)
Le nez (1963) (11 minutes)
The Little Soldier (1948) (11 minutes)
A (1965) (10 minutes)
Au bout du fil (1974) (10 minutes)
The Public Voice (1988) (10 minutes)
Caroline Leaf and Her Two Sisters (1991) (10 minutes)
Rope Dance (1987) (10 minutes)
La demoiselle et le violoncelliste (1965) (9 minutes)
Felix in Exile (1994) (9 minutes)
Harpya (1979) (9 minutes)
La joie de vivre (1934) (10 minutes)
Au bout du monde (1999) (8 minutes)
A Night on Bald Mountain (1938) (8 minutes)
Mindscape (1976) (8 minutes)
Repete (1995) (9 minutes)
The Roll-Call (1971) (7 minutes)
Flux (2002) (7 minutes)
Jumping (1984) (6 minutes)
Le pas (1975) (7 minutes)
Broken Down Film (1985) (6 minutes)
Café Bar (1974) (5 minutes)
17 - Angel's Egg (1985) - 7/10
18 - 5 Centimeters per Second (2007) - 7.5/10
19 - Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) - 7.5/10
20 - Asterix and Cleopatra (1968) - 7/10
21 - Paprika (2006) - 8/10
22 - Tokyo Godfathers (2003) - 8.5/10
23 - Battle Angel (1993) - 7.5/10
24 - Spriggan (1998) - 7/10
25 - Short Peace (2013) - 7.5/10
26 - Alice (1988) - 7/10
27 - Dead Leaves (2004) - 6.5/10
28 - Genius Party (2007) - 7/10
29 - Genius Party Beyond (2008) - 7/10
30 - Fantasia 2000 (1999) - 8/10
31-32 - 163 minutes of shorts
Screwball Squirrel (1944) (7 minutes)
Who Killed Who? (1943) (8 minutes)
Motion Painting No. 1 (1947) (11 minutes)
Stoopnocracy (1933) (5 minutes)
The Karnival Kid (1929) (8 minutes)
Renaissance (1963) (10 minutes)
House (1959) (12 minutes)
Breakfast on the Grass (1987) (25 minutes)
The Mascot (1933) (26 minutes)
Kak kazaki nevest vyruchali (1973) (19 minutes)
The Owl's Feathers (1989) (18 minutes)
El héroe (1994) (5 minutes)
Pochemu u lastochki khvost rozhkami (1967) (9 minutes)
33 - Fist of the North Star (1986) - 6.5/10
34 - On-Gaku: Our Sound (2019) - 6.5/10
35 - The Garden of Words (2013) - 7.5/10
36 - The Hunchedback Horse (1947) - 7.5/10
37 - The Snow Queen (1957) - 5.5/10
38 - Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack (2012) - 7/10
39 - Mind Game (2004) - 6.5/10
40 - Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors (1945) - 6/10
41 - My Life as McDull (2001) - 6.5/10
42 - Panda! Go, Panda! (1972) and Panda! Go, Panda! Rainy Day Circus (1973) - 7.5/10 (72 minutes)
42.c - Our Lady of the Sphere (1969) (9 minutes)
43 - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) - 8/10
44 - The Emperor's Nightingale (1949) - 6/10
45 - 80 minutes of shorts
Song of the Prairie (1949) (21 minutes)
Dárek (1946) (16 minutes)
Early Abstractions (1987) (23 minutes)
Fuji (1974) (9 minutes)
Lapis (1966) (9 minutes)
Film Exercises 2-3 (1944) (2 minutes)
46 - Toys in the Attic (2009) - 8/10
47 - Yellow Submarine (1968) - 6.5/10
48 - Watership Down (1978) - 7.5/10
49 - A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959) - 7/10
50 - Allegro non troppo (1976) - 7.5/10
51 - Animal Farm (1954) - 7/10
52 - April and the Extraordinary World (2015) - 8/10
53 - Fritz the Cat (1972) - 6/10
54 - Hoppity Goes to Town (1941) - 7/10
55 - Idiots and Angels (2008) - 7/10
56 - Invention for Destruction (1958) - 7/10
57 - Nezha Conquers the Dragon King (1979) - 8/10
58 - Rocks in My Pocket (2014) - 7/10
59 - Sita Sings the Blues (2008) - 8/10
60 - Tower (2016) - 8.5/10
61 - The Congress (2013) - 7/10
62 - The Thief and the Cobbler (1993) - 7.5/10
63 - Son of the White Mare (1981) - 8/10
64 - Summer Wars (2009) - 8/10
65 - The King and the Mockingbird (1980) - 7.5/10
66 - Vampire Hunter D (1985) - 6.5/10
67-68 - 160+ minutes of shorts
Scratch and Crow (1995) (5 minutes)
The Brementown Musicians (1935) (9 minutes)
Magical Maestro (1952) (6 minutes)
Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) (6 minutes)
Gymnopédies (1965) (6 minutes)
Gulls and Buoys (1972) (7 minutes)
A Computer Animated Hand (1972) (4 minutes)
Film Exercise #1 (1943) (5 minutes)
Lucky Ducky (1948) (7 minutes)
Happy-Go-Nutty (1944) (7 minutes)
Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956) (7 minutes)
Fast and Furry-ous (1949) (7 minutes)
Bacall to Arms (1946) (6 minutes)
Swing Shift Cinderella (1945) (8 minutes)
Permutations (1968) (8 minutes)
Glens Falls Sequence (1937) (6 minutes)
Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938) (8 minutes)
Zipping Along (1953) (7 minutes)
Not Everything That Flies Is a Bird (1970) (9 minutes)
Muha (1967) (8 minutes)
L'ombre de la pomme (1967) (9 minutes)
Duo Concertantes (1964) (9 minutes)
Aos (1964) (9 minutes)
69 - Coonskin (1975) - 4/10
70 - Fire and Ice (1983) - 6/10
71 - The Lord of the Rings (1978) - 7/10
72 - The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979) - 7.5/10
73 - Gay Purr-ee (1962) - 6.5/10
74 - Metropolis (2001) - 7.5/10
75 - The Plague Dogs (1982) - 8/10
76 - The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) - 7.5/10
77 - The Last Unicorn (1982) - 7.5/10
78 - The Transformers: The Movie (1986) - 5/10
79 - When the Wind Blows (1986) - 8/10
80 - Appleseed (2004) - 5.5/10
81 - The Dog of Flanders (1997) - 8/10
82 - Dallos (1983) - 7/10
83 - A Wind Named Amnesia (1990) - 6.5/10
84 - Robot Carnival (1987) - 7/10
85 - Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993) - 6/10
86 - Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005) - 7/10
87 - Space Firebird (1980) - 7/10
88 - Golgo 13: The Professional (1983) - 5/10
89 - Roujin Z (1991) - 8/10
90 - 82 minutes of shorts
Tusalava (1929) (10 minutes)
Voyage en Boscavie (1958) (9 minutes)
Don Kihot (1961) (10 minutes)
Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People (1984) (9 minutes)
Passing Days (1969) (10 minutes)
The Story of Menstruation (1946) (10 minutes)
The Red Book (1994) (11 minutes)
Bluebeard (1936) (13 minutes)
91 - Wicked City (1987) - 6.5/10
92 - Patlabor: The Movie (1989) - 8/10
93 - Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993) - 8/10
94 - Barefoot Gen (1983) - 8.5/10
95 - Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007) - 7.5/10
96 - Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999) - 8/10
97 - Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984) - 7/10 -
98 - Macross Plus: Movie Edition (1995) - 7.5/10
99 - Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958) - 6.5/10
100 - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) - 8/10
101 - A Letter to Momo (2011) - 8.5/10
102 - Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) - 8/10
103 - Giovanni’s Island (2014) - 8/10
104 - Memories (1995) - 7.5/10
105 - The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004) - 5.5/10
106 - Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984) - 8/10
107 - Colorful (2010) - 7.5/10
108 - Gundam Wing: The Endless Waltz (1998) - 6/10
109 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (1988) - 7/10
110 - Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (1991) - 7/10
111 - A Thousand and One Nights (1969) - 7.5/10
112 - Redline (2009) - 8/10
113 - Venus Wars (1989) - 6.5/10
114 - Sword of the Stranger (2007) - 8.5/10
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7. The Rescuers (1977) 5/10
8. Cisaruv slavík (1949) 5/10
9. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970) 6/10

Would've liked to have watched more but haven't been in the mood for films. Managed to get a silver award on the OFCS list and enter the top 500 in the rankings for it which were my main film goals for this month so I'm pretty happy anyway.
Watched
1. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) 5/10
2. Kanashimi no Beradonna (1973) 6/10
3. WolfWalkers (2020) 7/10
4. The Plague Dogs (1982) 6/10
5. The Three Caballeros (1944) 5/10
6. Allegro non troppo (1976) 6/10
7. The Rescuers (1977) 5/10
8. Cisaruv slavík (1949) 5/10
9. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970) 6/10
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9. Missing Link (2019)
Another strong effort from Laika. This time it’s an adventure comedy, kind of like if Around the World in 80 Days had focused on cryptozoology. The story features a British gentleman befriending a Sasquatch and traveling around the world while evading foes in the 1890s (or 1880s — it’s unclear because of some anachronisms). I quite enjoyed it. The animation was wonderful too.
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(Screenshots/Gif from 'Macka', 'Midnight Eye: Gokû' & "Consuming Spirits'),

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31-33. Zagreb Film program : (85 min), Osvetnik (The Avenger, Dusan Vukotic, 1958) 8/10 (13 min), Jaje (The Egg, Vatroslav Mimica, 1959) 8/10 (11 min), Kod fotografa (At the Photographer's, Vatroslav Mimica, 1959) 7.5/10 (10 min), Ring (Nikola Kostelac, 1959) 7.5/10 (12 min), Kovacev segrt (The Blacksmith's Apprentice, Zlatko Bourek, 1961) 7.5/10 (10 min), Mala kronika (Everyday Chronicle, Vatroslav Mimica, 1962) 8/10 (10 min), Kapetan Arbanas Marko (Captain Arbanas Marko, Zlatko Bourek, 1967) 7.5/10 (9 min), Tolerancija (Tolerance, Zlatko Grgic & Branko Ranitovic, 1967) 7.5/10 (9 min), Mozda Diogen (Diogenes, Perhaps, Nedeljko Dragic, 1967) 7/10 (10 min), Svrab (Scabies, Zlatko Grgic & Pavao Stalter, 1970) 7/10 (6 min), Skolovanje (Education, Zlatko Bourek, 1970) 7.5/10 (9 min), Ljubite se, ne ratujte (Make Love, Not War, Zlatko Grgic, 1971) 7.5/10 (1 min), Macka (The Cat, Zlatko Bourek, 1971) 10/10 (10 min) (RV), Kolekcionar (The Collector, Milan Blazekovic, 1972) 8/10 (3 min), Konj (The Horse, Pavao Stalter, 1972) 7/10 (1 min), Sedam plamencica (Seven Little Flames, Pavao Stalter, 1975) 7.5/10 (12 min), Rucak (Dinner, Zlatko Bourek, 1978) 8/10 (8 min), Perpetuo (Josko Marusic, 1978) 7.5/10 (3 min), Utakmica (The Game, Kresimir Zimonic, 1987) 9/10 (10 min), Krug (Circle, Kresimir Zimonic, 1989) 7.5/10 (5 min) (Total: 245 min)
34. Sora tobu yûreisen (Flying Phantom Ship, Hiroshi Ikeda, 1969) 7.5/10
35. Tatsu no ko Tarô (Taro the Dragon Boy, Kirio Urayama, 1979) 8/10
36. Shounen Keniya (Kenya Boy, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi & Tetsuo Imazawa, 1984) 7.5/10
37. Jûichi-nin iru! (They Were Eleven, Tetsu Dezaki & Tsuneo Tominaga, 1986) 8/10
38. Cudesna suma (The Elm-Chanted Forest, Milan Blazekovic & Doro Vlado Hreljanovic, 1986) 7.5/10
39. Midnight Eye: Gokû (Goku Midnight Eye, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1989) 8/10 (50 + 53 min; Total: 103 min)

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40. Consuming Spirits (Chris Sullivan, 2012) 8.5/10
41. Jekabs, Mimmi un runajosie suni (Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs, Edmunds Jansons, 2019) 7.5/10
42. Eiga daisuki Pompo-san (Pompo: The Cinéphile, Takayuki Hirao, 2021) 7.5/10

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Thank you again for hosting, Kublai Khan!

!seen 42
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1. Ion Popescu-Gopo program : Scurta istorie (A Brief History, Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1957) 9/10 (8 min) (RV), Sapte arte (The Seven Arts, Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1958) 9/10 (10 min) (RV), Homo sapiens (Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1960) 9/10 (9 min), Allo! Allo! (Hello, Hello!, Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1963) 8/10 (9 min), Pilule I (Pills I, Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1966) 7.5/10 (6 min), Pilule II (Pills II, Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1969) 8/10 (7 min), Intermezzo pentru o dragoste eternă (Intermezzo for an Eternal Love, Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1974) 7/10 (9 min), Infinit (Infinity, Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1977) 7.5/10 (6 min), Ecce homo (Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1977) 8.5/10 (10 min), Trei mere (The Three Apples, Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1979) 8/10 (6 min), Tu (You, Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1983) 8/10 (6 min), Barca (The Boat, Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1987) 7.5/10 (5 min), Amprenta (The Imprint, Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1987) 8/10 (5 min) (Total: 96 min) (16 minutes carried over)
2. Misiunea spatialã Delta (Delta Space Mission, Mircea Toia & Calin Cazan & Victor Antonescu, 1984) 8/10
3. Phantasmagoria (A Piece of Phantasmagoria, Shigeru Tamura, 1995) 8.5/10
4. Aja meistrid (Kings of the Time, Mait Laas, 2008) 7.5/10
5. Junk Head (Takahide Hori, 2017/21) 8.5/10
6. Vanamehe film (The Old Man Movie, Mikk Mägi & Oskar Lehemaa, 2019) 7/10
7. Cryptozoo (Dash Shaw, 2021) 8/10
8. The Timekeepers of Eternity (Aristotelis Maragkos, 2021) 8.5/10
9. Totsukuni no shôjo (The Girl from the Other Side, Yutaro Kubo, 2022) 8/10
10. Wendell & Wild (Henry Selick, 2022) 7.5/10
11. The Daydreamer (Jules Bass, 1966) 7/10
12. Zbojník Jurko (Jurko the Highwayman, Viktor Kubal, 1976) 8/10
13. Dobrodruzství Robinsona Crusoe, námorníka z Yorku (Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, a Sailor from York, Stanislav Látal, 1982) 9/10
14. Ostrov Sokrovishch (Treasure Island, David Cherkasskiy, 1989) 8/10
15. Eneida (Aeneid, Vladimir Dakhno, 1991) 8/10
16. Die Kathedrale der neuen Gefühle (‎The Cathedral of New Emotions, Helmut Herbst, 2006) 8/10
17. La montagne magique/Muntele Magic (The Magic Mountain, Anca Damian, 2015) 8/10
18. Hoffmaniada (Stanislav Sokolov, 2018) 8/10
19. Primal: Tales of Savagery (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2019) 8/10
20. The Spine of Night (Philip Gelatt & Morgan Galen King, 2021) 7.5/10
21. Animation in der Nazizeit program : Die Schlacht um Miggershausen (The Battle of Miggershausen, Georg Woelz, 1937) 5/10 (13 min), Vom Bäumlein, das andere Blätter hat gewollt (Of the Little Tree Which Wished For Different Leaves, Heinz Tischmeyer, 1940) 3/10 (7 min), Der Störenfried (The Troublemaker, Hans Held, 1940) 7/10 (12 min), Armer Hansi (Poor Hansi, Frank Leberecht, 1943) 6/10 (17 min), Strich-Punkt-Ballett (The Dash-Dot Ballet, Herbert Seggelke, 1943) 8.5/10 (3 min), Scherzo - Verwitterte Melodie (Weatherbeaten Melody, Hans Fischerkoesen, 1943) 10/10 (9 min) (RV), Der Schneemann (Snowman in July, Hans Fischerkoesen, 1944) 9/10 (12 min) (RV), Das dumme Gänslein (The Silly Little Goose, Hans Fischerkoesen, 1945) 7.5/10 (13 min) (Total: 86 min)
22. Donyo Donev's Trimata glupatzi compilation/program : Trimata glupatzi (The Three Fools, Donyo Donev, 1970) 9/10 (9 min) (RV), Trimata glupatzi - lovtzi (The Three Fools as Hunters, Donyo Donev, 1972) 7.5/10 (6 min), Trimata glupatzi i avtomobilat (The Three Fools and the Automobile, Donyo Donev, 1973) 8/10 (7 min), Trimata glupatzi i kravata (The Three Fools and the Cow, Donyo Donev, 1974) 8.5/10 (7 min), Trimata glupatzi i darvoto (The Three Fools and the Tree, Donyo Donev, 1977) 7.5/10 (8 min), Trimata glupatzi i glupachkata (The Three Fools and the Fool Woman, Donyo Donev, 1978) 8.5/10 (9 min), Trimata glupatzi - atleti (The Three Fools as Athletes, Donyo Donev, 1979) 8/10 (6 min), Trimata glupatzi - pedagozi (The Three Fools as Pedagogues, Donyo Donev, 1980) 8/10 (9 min), Trimata glupatzi - ribari (The Three Fools as Fishermen, Donyo Donev, 1982) 8/10 (9 min), Trimata glupatzi v restoranta (The Three Fools in the Restaurant, Donyo Donev, 1989) 7/10 (6 min), Trimata glupatzi non-stop (The Three Fools Non-stop, Donyo Donev, 1990) 7/10 (3 min), Trimata glupatzi/Drei Dummköpfe (The Three Fools, Donyo Donev, 1992) 7/10 (21 min) (Total: 100 min)
23. Aleksandr Bubnov program : Strasti-mordasti (Fright-Muzzles, Aleksandr Bubnov & Vadim Turyaev, Vladimir Goncharov and Valeriy Konoplev, 1991) 8/10 (10 min), Klinika (Clinic, Aleksandr Bubnov, 1993) 8/10 (13 min), La dernière femme de barbe bleue (Blue Beard's Last Wife, Aleksandr Bubnov, 1997) 8/10 (13 min) (RV), Sherlok Kholms i doktor Vatson (Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Murder of Lord Waterbrook, Aleksandr Bubnov, 2005) 8/10 (19 min), Sherlock Holmes and Little Chimney Sweeps (Aleksandr Bubnov, 2012) 8/10 (34 min), Pupovyna (The Cord, Aleksandr Bubnov, 2019) 9/10 (7 min), The Ferry to Capri (Aleksandr Bubnov, 2021) 8/10 (4 min) (Total: 100 min)
24. The Pettifogger (Lewis Klahr, 2011) 8/10
25. Chris the Swiss (Anja Kofmel, 2018) 7.5/10
26. Sound & Fury (Junpei Mizusaki, Masaru Matsumoto, Takanobu Mizuno, Elsa Nakamichi, Michael Arias, Hajime Sasaki, Henry Thurlow, Arthell Iso and Kôji Morimoto, 2019) 8/10
27. Mans milakais karš (My Favorite War, Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen, 2020) 7.5/10
28. Slučajna raskoš prozirnog vodenog rebusa (Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus, Dalibor Baric, 2020) 8/10
29. Ikuta no kita (Dozens of Norths, Koji Yamamura, 2021) 9/10
30. The Island (Anca Damian, 2021) 9/10
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1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 1-4
2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 5-8
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 9-12
4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 13-16
5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 17-20
6. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 21-24
7. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 25-28
8. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 29-32
9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 33-36
10. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 37-40
11. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 41-44
12. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 45-48
13. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 49-52
14. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) episodes 53-56
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I may get to one more before the deadline, but I might lean more towards the Noir challenge, since I'm stronger here than there, but we'll see. If this is my last here, thanks Kublai Khan for hosting! I had this bunch of shorts in mind to watch in time for the challenge. I think, with luck, this will be enough effort here to net me not-last place, :$

Everythings animated, when you have the right perception


07. A Collection of Shorts (Round A)
Drawing for Beginners: The Square (1949) - USA - Rating: 4/10 - 10 mins
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A remedial demonstration of drawings one can make, using a square as the basis. They then turn the drawing into a 3-dimensional representation, in order to, I guess, make the drawing more interesting / come to life. When he got to the checkerboard and said, “let’s fill in every other square,” and started filling in each of the 32 squares, we just howled with laughter as they painstakingly started coloring in the squares. This reminded me of when I was little, I’d go onto Microsoft paint, and try to fill in the entire screen with one color using different brushes only – like once with spraypaint, or the pencil, etc – as I wasted like 30 mins just coloring a large empty canvas with one color. The problem here is that there isn’t honestly much you can draw using only squares – so they cheat and add in other shapes as well (including rectangles), using the square as the basis / springboard for drawing other things. It’s just that blocks, chairs, and checkerboards aren’t exactly inspiring things to draw – when they have no depth and are just the bare basic outlines of the shape – as this is extremely simplified, for the most part. This series also includes a separate film on drawing rectangles, so just in case you wanted a slightly different quadrilateral, they’ve got you covered. This is far too basic to be of much use to anyone, even very young children. Also I’m not sure if the 3D representations exactly add anything – they would’ve been far better off showing a real object that looks similar rather than these odd papercut models. They just exist to show the same drawings as though they had come to life, and that is a bit like intertwining different realities together, and creating a simulated world version of the drawings, for perhaps we too are just a highly detailed art piece for someone calculating our existence – I know reality can break down and everything can look animated, so perhaps we are no different than the shapes here. Anyway, this is an odd series, but they at least bring us a lot of laughter at how uninspiring any of these drawings end up being.
The Drag (1966) - Ontario / Canada - Rating: 6/10 - 9 mins
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A man feels alienated from his peers and society, that is until he takes up smoking cigarettes, and that gives him the confidence he needs to succeed at life. We all tend to rely on something to help us get through life, the goal though is for that thing to come at the least risk and the maximum reward. At a point, you become desperate for a cure of your ills, and you seek out any and every potential relief from the anguish of existence. Whether through the “healthy” prescribed pharmaceuticals (which can be just as addictive and dangerous as any street drug), or if you choose to self-medicate using a substance – it’s all about finding a balance and what works for your physiology. Sure, there’s a body of medical research explaining the purported safety of psychiatric medications, but until you’ve tried them yourself, there’s no real telling what they might do – as I (and plenty of others) can attest – even the most innocuous of meds can cause some horrific side effects, that are far worse than the symptoms being treated! Plus there’s also the problem of having nothing work for you – and you’re just stuck trying every possible permutation of med until the good outweighs the bad, in this race to the bottom. So I don’t blame people for looking to naturopathy, or self-medicating with a substance to deal with their symptoms – especially if it works for them. It’s just that certain self-medicating / self-soothing substances are deemed acceptable and valued – like social media scrolling or low doses of alcohol. For it was cigarettes that were deemed so culturally normalized and omnipresent, that it was even considered a valued part of medicine. Interestingly, cigarettes are such a common fixture for schizo folks that most doctors assume you’re a smoker – all because, for whatever reason, inhaled nicotine works as a rather decent instantaneous antipsychotic – and makes symptoms go away. This is great, but now you’re stuck with cigarettes, and all the negativity that comes with it, but you have to determine if trading this substance for a pill is in your best interest, when the med either isn’t as effective and comes with its own host of side effects (like killing grey matter in your brain) – so how do you choose? Interestingly, the protagonist here wasn’t upset by his cigarette consumption until he discovered they were harmful to his health, then he wants to quit, and when he can’t, he feels the most remorse – so thisis the price he paid for knowledge, and how that upends his life. Then how do you quit – when the world is full of nicotine advertisements, and even the doctors consume as well? You have to ask yourself, what is the risk worth staying sober; what is the benefit of turning to a substance; what is the reward for being addicted to something deemed benign; what choices do we make today that will bite us later? At the end of the day, we all must answer those questions, and hope that we made the correct choice – for there’s no limit to human suffering, but we can at least find a way to trick our way into a temporary escape; and what’s the point of living an extra 20 years if it’s only going to be endless suffering and agony?
The Clock Store (1931) - USA - Rating: 3/10 - 7 mins
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A glimpse through the window of a clock shop reveals that all of the clocks have nothing better to do than dance or hit each other, in this Silly Symphonies animated short. There’s like a single joke in this film – which is two of the alarm clocks fighting it out because they’ve been provoked by a wall clock, all whilst being cheered along by the rest of the store’s clocks. There’s actually quite a bit of clock-on-clock fights in this short, with a pocket watch attacking another one, after they wouldn’t stop making sound, so there’s some degree of restriction on personal expression here, if order is enforced by actual violent reprisals. This violence is also encouraged by the other store clocks, who take delight in seeing two clocks fight, despite the damage it does to each other – none of them seem concerned about the damage they inflict to each other. What I do find intriguing about this short is the way in which it represents psychosis. For in both the film and psychosis, objects can move and take on a life of their own, to the point where you aren’t sure what is real or not. The film opens with a gas lamp lighter, who just strolls past the clock store – to which we then get to see all the clocks taking on animated life of their own – through a window into their existence when nobody is watching but the audience. The clocks’ actions follow some degree of logic with their activities – as they move in ways that you would normally expect them to – be it cuckoo or glockenspiels, the clocks mostly stick to regular patterns – that you could dismiss as regular clockwork. Yet, others have a life and independence to them, and witnessing these things in person (clocks fighting, dancing, etc.) would be rather unsettling, regardless of your mental stability, but this would be indicative of a lapse in sanity. Even more, seeing the clocks perform these specific unusual actions would be indicative of some degree of mental collapse, if you’re able to watch everyday objects come to life – and as a result you’d wonder if the clocks are alive, then what of everything else? Your mind assembles these images for you, and in the process tells you that you are visibly seeing all of the clocks come to life and move – at this point, you’d no longer be able to discern reality from hallucination. This is replicated for the audience – by first showing us a typical scenario of the lamplighter, before entering into the clock store – where you’re then subjected to clocks coming to life. This short doesn’t go into any detail on whether this is normal behavior for the store, thus I can only assume that the clocks are alive due to what is being perceived by this audience. Since we’re presented with a scene where we cannot discern reality from hallucination, it therefore is, in its way, a replication of psychosis. Anyway, despite the replication angle, this short is perhaps too repetitive and constrained to be terribly enjoyable to sit through – as there’s like one joke (which is violence), and the rest is just seeing the clocks move and dance, so it doesn’t offer much in the way of entertaining substance.
Kansas City Girls Are Rolling Their Own Now (1921) - Missouri - Rating: 5/10 - 1 min
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Walt Disney draws a still image showing the current status of lady's undergarments fashion being sold and displayed, in this "animated" short. The commentary here is that hemlines have risen, and stockings' lowered - as the fad at the time was for women to "roll down" the ends of their hosiery, exposing their knees in the process, and they would often paint / color / rouge their knees to draw extra attention to their skirt-length. This trend was a rebellion, like so many others, against conservative norms and values, allowing women to express themselves and highlight their refusal to accept "propriety," by exposing their knees and fighting for greater sexual liberation, against all moral standards. This short seems quite risqué, coming from early '20s Missouri, even though they try to pass the scene off as a window display in a dry goods shop, rather than dare squelch the holy name of Disney himself with obscene artwork (though it's funny that this is the 2nd film he made, and it's about undergarments). The film in a way, embraces this new clothing trend, and it's being invigorated with promotion here, under the guise of a dry goods store - that the exposition of knees have arrived in Kansas City, and shops are ready and willing to encourage the current controversial fashion. The rolled-stockings /painted knee trend still must've been quite daring for the younger generation to pull off - as this was still an era where you could be arrested for obscenity (as though that still isn't a looming threat in the present day). Hell, you could even be considered mentally unstable (enough for a hospital visit) for daring to wear something so improper in public. It takes some effort for people to make mainstream a flamboyant new clothing style, before it becomes accepted - and it's this sort of newspaper cartoon humor that both dunks on the trend, whilst also perhaps remarking on its appearance in Kansas City - as the latest city to fall to its enchantments. Anyway, I still find this short strange, being so early in Disney's canon, as it's quite a bit pervier than how one generally thinks of him, but it's amusing to see the ways society dealt with the nouveau, whatever that form takes.
Good Noose (1962) - USA - Rating: 3/10 - 6 mins
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Daffy Duck is a stowaway aboard a ship, and he is to be hung until dead (sheesh), but instead, he decides to win the Charles Laughton captain’s favor by performing increasingly unhinged and unsuccessful magic tricks. This is quite the serious tone for a Looney Tunes cartoon – with Daffy set to be killed if he can’t be sufficiently entertaining enough; and the Captain’s parrot (Mr. Tristan) does his best to foil Daffy at every turn – and make Daffy’s magic more difficult, by exposing the tricks at every turn. The Captain keeps giving Daffy chances though, despite every one of the tricks being revealed by Mr. Tristan. It’s all just rather strange – to have someone’s life in the balance, depending on how well they perform amusement – that Daffy’s life only has value if he’s able to entertain and mystify others. It’s saying that a person’s life only has value if they are able to bring amusement to others, that without serving that role, you lose a purpose and are therefore expendable. For the short never offers to spare Daffy’s life if he could work on the ship for his passage, like you might expect them to, no, it’s that he only has value if he can do magic – that mystifying is a better purpose than being a contributing ship mate. There’s this element in real (schizo) existence as well – when you’re barely hanging onto sanity and the threat of 5150 or cop death hangs over you – and you’re being judged on how well you can perform your connection to reality – which at times feels like doing a magic trick, only you don’t know how it’s done, and you end up with a mess – just as happens to Daffy here. Because Daffy is living in his own little world, where he thinks he can justify his very existence based on his performance of magic tricks – which is essentially changing / distorting reality at your command. So, in his way, Daffy must alter expectations and reality itself – just to prove his life is worth living, and I find this juxtaposition of performance and tenuous exceptions to feel quintessential to the mental health system. For in both, one has to perform existence as you experience it, yet knowing certain topics can get you into a section / hospital – thus, you as well as Daffy, must exchange our needs and our pillars of knowledge for the right to exist, independently, without the threat hanging over you. So, you too must relive these experiences, with someone who can control your destiny (the captain here; psychiatrist irl). Your life itself, based entirely upon your actions and ability to perform as a normal person who can exist and deserves to live, is always hanging on a balance with professionals – and how well you perform the magic of reasoning and sanity will show you your fate to come. Anyway, there isn’t much substance to this short – as its mostly just Daffy attempting a magic trick and Mr. Tristan ruining it immediately – nothing here is endearing, probably because having the threat of death hanging over Daffy is a bit too disturbing for my tastes.

Random oddity: there’s a photo of a non-cartoon, real woman, who’s wearing neck rings, on the captain’s desk – it’s a weird little detail, I’ve no clue why it’s there.
Operation Wonderland (1951) - Los Angeles County - Rating: 5/10 - 11 mins
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A brief look at the production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, as brought to you by Disney himself via miniature steam train. Most of this is just storyboards mixed with the final product, but there is some interesting character modeling with the voice / motion actors – showing the walrus’ pied piper dance, or quite a bit of the tea party sequence – showing how it plays out, whilst three artists make drawings based on the actors’ movements. The artists did a rather fine job of picking up the subtle movements and mannerisms of the actors – which in a way makes me wish we could’ve seen the whole film acted out in non-animation form – especially as the animated versions of the characters look quite a bit like the real people who are modeling for the scenes. There’s this element of transposing human action into animated characteristics, dissolving reality into their minor quirks, but with allowing anything to be possible in the confines of this medium – which is in a sort boiling the matter into artistic mimicry. That said, the schizo mind also accomplishes much the same result – a replication of reality, as designed by a 3rd party who creates the rules from the ether – the brain acts as an uncontrollable, independent being who can alter reality as you know or perceive it -to that end, it’s the artist who determines what happens to us, whether we’re following logic or if we’re just being traumatized by scary imagery. For when you’ve experienced psychosis – and seen the world take on an animated form, something you thought only possible in dreams or nightmares – you can get a greater insight into the limits of this dimension. Anyway, this is a mildly amusing look at the creation of Alice in Wonderland – held back perhaps by its short runtime, leaving you with just tantalizing moments from the film, acted out irl.

I also want to point out that Disney has his train tracks go about everywhere on their backlot – into sound stages even, which makes me wonder how frequently production would have to pause, whilst Disney rides on in with his bullshit.
The Art of Skiing (1941) - Nevada County - Rating: 6/10 - 8 mins
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A narrator details the proper form, technique and practice of skiing, with Goofy as the attending demonstrating model. The instigation of this short is Goofy trying to learn how to ski via reading a book for tips, and having difficulty getting the right body positioning to pull off the moves – how anyone was able to learn hobbies, especially active ones via books is beyond me (what do you do, hold onto the book whilst checking your form?). That said, Goofy has this external narrator track follow him and criticize his actions, which is quite reminiscent to schizo audio hallucinations – where people will have a running commentary, external from their head, physically heard. It’s a voice that will describe what you’re doing – either benignly repeating back actions, but also sometimes it takes a threatening or at least negative tone to its words and descriptions of your movements as you try to do anything. Often, as it does in this short, the voice will give you direct commands of what to do, which are often scary and threatening, but might be as innocuous as putting on pants (which I think I’ve experienced myself). Sometimes the voice(s) tells you things that you do not otherwise know – which makes the experience all the weirder. Goofy is perhaps influenced by this voice, but he’s also sort of lost in his own little world – where he’s just trying his best to do what he thinks is the right technique and proper postures, but he’s also just completely, chaotically out of control at every juncture. I understand, it’s a “how to” – but Goofy is as much learning as he is demonstrating, but the commentating narrator externally judging everything Goofy does is right in line with how some people experience hallucinations. Hell, we don’t even see anyone else occupying this world, other than Goofy and his narrator – for all we know, Goofy is just trapped in the confines of his mind. That makes the most sense to me, because Goofy isn’t really tied to any reality, and despite the narrator offering suggestions, in the end it’s just Goofy doing whatever he can to continue on his way. Besides this schizo element, this short is mostly amusing, probably because it reminds me of my singular experience trying to snowboard when I was 10, and I must say that Goofy isn’t the only one who’s abysmally incapable of getting a hang of this snow sport shit.
Flowers and Trees (1932) - USA - Rating: 4/10 - 8 mins
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It’s another happy, perfect day in the forest, where everything is dancing and making music, at least up until the goth / dead tree unsuccessfully tries to kidnap one of the lady trees, then the dead tree decides to set the whole forest on fire as revenge when he doesn’t get his way. This is one of those examples of shitty design implication, where the “ugly” (who could honestly also be considered disabled in their condition) one is declared evil, and therefore is both dangerous + you’re also meant to cheer for their death. For the forest is full of life and animals celebrating the season with frivolity and a lot of early animation-esque “watch as everything dances,” but then the evil tree decides that if he can’t have the tree be his bride, he’d instead burn the whole place down, following some incel rationale. There’s a certain line of logic being played here – that “if someone looks evil, they will act evil,” which just ends up making certain groups targets by society. But it also hides that most “evil” comes in the form of the familiar – that most assaults are by somebody known, not just the random attack by a “wicked” tree. This appearance judgment line of thinking can also work in reverse as well – where you judge someone safe, by their appearances, and don’t heed the right caution – and are therefore more vulnerable to letting your guard down. We do so based on certain judgements, entirely off of appearances – but this all makes us more susceptible to danger and mistakes. For this is often done in medicine as well – where, because you are presenting stability and are taking care of yourself, and are appearing “wellness,” that you are therefore either high functioning or are doing better than you actually are. This is precisely why having a invisible disability is so aggravating to deal with in the medical field and in our daily lives – because we can present all manners of health, whilst at the same time be going through a personal hell that nobody else sees – which then makes judgements against us tremendously frustrating, because the doctor makes their decision on how well you present normality at that exact moment, not what you currently or historically have been actually suffering. So, perhaps the lesson to learn is as simple as not judging by appearances, however difficult that is to do. Of course this film also has the tiresome trope of the woman only showing interest in the dude after her life has been saved – because she rejects hero tree once, before the fight / fire, but now she’s supposed to feel like a prize won by the hero, which is an issue of her feeling compelled to give back to the tree who saved her. She initially rebuffs the “healthy tree” by walking away from his embrace, so the whole situation ends up changing her perspective and attraction to him, based only off of his savior role – which isn’t a great foundation for romance. Anyway, I’m not very partial to this short – as it’s mostly one annoying trope after another, but at least you get to see some dancing mushrooms.
Bedevilled Rabbit (1957) - Australia - Rating: 5/10 - 7 mins
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Bugs Bunny lands in Tasmania - where he gets to clash with and outwit the Tasmanian Devil (Taz). As in many Bugs cartoons, he is able to talk his way out of danger, that despite being overpowered, he's still able to walk safely away, just with his calm demeanor and absurdist logic. I feel quite a bit of kinship to Bugs here - as I too have used my linguistic and logic skills to walk away from many situations that I feel would be harmful to me over the years (mostly related to hospitalization). There's also quite a bit of trickery of Taz - with Bugs simply saying he's a monkey, not a rabbit, which makes Taz mentally go through the list of animals he eats (which is perhaps the best joke here). But Taz initially just accepts that Bugs isn't a rabbit, simply because Bugs says he's a monkey (which is such a simple but effective joke) - where you present a different reality to someone who's not entirely grasped onto sanity - and that results in Taz being willing to believe most anything when a smooth character shows up who can convince Taz of anything. For Taz keeps stopping his attacks, in order to go along with whatever bullshit Bugs pedals - be it a salad with wild turkey surprise, or a Tasmanian She Devil, or that Bugs is a monkey - Taz is essentially played narwhal'd down, but he's also someone who, though easily swayed / convinced, is someone who lives in his own version of reality, that's being warped by Bugs trickery - which runs counter to his eat-everything-that-he-sees personality, thus forcing him to challenge that instinct and think rationally - when he isn't exactly gifted with those abilities. Anyway, I like that Bugs gets a "welcome to Tasmania" brochure - which is mostly just a warning of what all Taz eats - which, given the number of deadly animals in Australia, seems quite appropriate. Or how the tossed salad Taz makes includes several animals in it, who I guess weren't quite as fortunate as Bugs. It seems there's plenty of these Looney Tunes cartoons where it's just Bugs vs someone angry, and whilst this version offers some amusement, it just sort of blends in with the rest and isn't as successful -as Taz is too overpowered and is just an animal running on instinctual survival, rather than being just some goofy angry guy that Bugs normally spares off against.
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives (1933) - USA - Rating: 3/10 - 7 mins
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Little orphan kid, who has nothing for Christmas, is upset, at least until Santa Claus pays him a visit, and takes him to the North Pole for him to watch all of the toys dance. This is meant to be orphan boy heaven – as he’s completely surrounded by an unlimited number of toys – to which I guess he’d rather have physical gifts rather than loving parents, although I suppose Santa could fill that role himself – which he seems a bit too jolly to whisk the kid away, that’s all I’m saying. Of course about half the toys have racist connotations, because that’s apparently the hot toy that kids want – the “Sambo Jazz Band” music box. The toys first seem to only move once interacted with, but then suddenly just everything is moving and dancing under its own volition. This is all more akin to a dream, or perhaps the orphan kid froze to death and this is his version of the afterlife – just endless toys to play with. But seeing all the toys and everything moving on its own, makes me wonder if this is all an example of the kid experiencing psychosis – this depends on whether he’s awake, or how far you want to accept his imagination creating these things. For they were all dormant at first, but then everyone comes to life. Oddly, Santa is gone at this point (which was stranger danger to begin with) – so its just the orphan and the toys, which makes this more puzzling, because the kid sort of just wants all of the toys to himself, so in the moment, he has given them life through his mind’s creation – and he finally has his friends and family – just in toy form. This is all a bit concerning, as one of the toys accidentally starts the tree on fire – to which they all do a terrible job of putting it out (the kid grabs bagpipes of all things) – but shows that these toys can be a danger to themselves and others, which should give everyone some pause – that the toys can destroy and cause harm. This makes me feel like the short leans more towards hallucination than dream – as I can’t imagine the tree catching fire in a dream, but it would definitely be possible if the kid were living in his own version of reality. This is all balancing on a teeter totter, and I’m not sure which reality the kid falls into. I would’ve liked better reference to whether this is meant to be a dream or not – as I’m curious as to whether to treat the orphan as though he’s no longer attached to reality. Anyway, there isn’t a whole lot going on for this short – its basically just watching toys dance to music, which is a pretty low state of entertainment that so many of these early cartoons like to think qualifies as “fun.”
Mei and the Kittenbus (Mei to Koneko basu) (2002) - Japan - Rating: 5/10 - 13 mins
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A girl, Mei, gives a small whirlwind turned "kittenbus" a caramel, and then later they takes her to the catbus & spirits junction, in this short sequel to My Neighbor Totoro. As it did in its predecessor film, there's a loose element of whether this is all just a dream of Mei's - given that the kittenbus arrives at night when she's already been asleep. There is a loose interpretation as to whether she's just asleep for all of this, or if this is all a creation of her mind's bidding - as she's quite imaginative and was the first to discern Totoro, thinking they were just a figure from her picture-books. Quite like the catbus in the previous film, very little is explained as to their workings, other than it being a transit system for various spirits - who travel together in large packs as they go along their merry way in a big cat-cruise-liner. We again get to see that the catbuses represent / are responsible for the wind, and the kittenbus shows up as a dust devil, before calming down into the bus form, which is a pleasant way to imagine strong gusts - as being the makings of a catbus. Totoro does appear here as well - to add some common recognition - but he's traveling as well - which I find the whole idea a bit interesting - that the spirits travel together off to who knows where - maybe a spirit convention - at least we can be satisfied knowing they get to have a break from their normal spirit business and travel, perhaps to the spirit sauna seen in Spirited Away. What I find interesting, is that Mei is never really scared by any of this - not by having a plethora of spirit eyes just pass by her, or seeing the big catbus, which shows her confidence and curiosity, as the whole scenario is rather unnerving, with a sea of eyes walking by and boarding the catbus, but Mei is just amazed by everything around her, without expressing worry or fear during all of this. It's through Mei's calmness and wonder that turns what could be a scary sequence into one where we're to accept it as accepted and appreciated - thanks to Mei's reactions. I do like that the kittenbus scratches at the doors trying to get out - like an actual cat would do, which was cute, but makes me wonder about their mental fortitude and how much of them remain catlike. Anyway, this short, which only screens at the Ghibli Museum's basement, is a light addition to the Totoro series - without really adding much in the way of lore or whimsy, other than there being multiple generations of catbuses. Oh, but apparently catbuses like caramels, good to know, just in case.
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Oops, forgot all about the challenges this month.

1. DC League of Super-Pets USA, 2022
2. Entergalactic USA, 2022
3. Luck USA, 2022
4. Sing USA, 2016
5. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures of Prince Achmed) Germany, 1926
6. Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood USA, 2022
7. Winnie the Pooh USA, 2011
8. Hercules USA, 1997
9. Gulliver's Travels USA, 1939
10. How to Train Your Dragon 2 USA, 2014
11a. Cameraman's Revenge (short) Russia, 1912
11b. Flowers and Trees (short) USA, 1932
11c. Once Upon a Time there Lived a Dog (short) USSR, 1982
11d. Paperman (short) USA, 2012
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Spoiler
1.-3. Attack on Titan (Season 3.1) 7/10
4.-6. Attack on Titan (Season 3.2) 8/10
7.-11. Gravity Falls (Season 1) 6/10
12.-16. Batman: The Animated Series (Season 2) 6/10
17.-20. Invincible (Season 1) 7/10
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