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Let's Do a Meme! 
28th-Oct-2010 12:16 pm
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All the animated movies in the world, sort of.

- X what you saw
- O what you haven't finished/seen or saw sizable portions
- Bold what you loved
- Italicize what you disliked/hated
- Leave unchanged if neutral


CLASSIC DISNEY
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[X] 101 Dalmatians (1961)
[X] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[X] Bambi (1942)
[X] Cinderella (1950)
[X] Dumbo (1941)
[X] Fantasia (1940)
[X] Lady and the Tramp (1955)
[X] Mary Poppins (1964)
[X] Peter Pan (1953): Cute until they get to the "What Made the Red Man Red?" musical number, which is more racist than the entirety of "Song of the South," and kinda sexist for good measure.
[X] Pinocchio (1940)
[X] Sleeping Beauty (1959): The best-looking Disney movie. Makes you wish they'd done more movies with an auteur approach.
[X] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
[X] Song of the South (1946): They showed this to my class in grade school. Nowadays you'd get your ass fired for that, teachers' union be damned.


DISNEY'S DARK AGE
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[X] The Aristocats (1970)
[X] The Black Cauldron (1985)
[X] The Fox and the Hound (1981): Totally boring until you get to the bear fight at the end, and then it's HOLY CRAP THEY JUST HIRED GLEN KEANE.
[X] The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
[X] The Jungle Book (1967): Kind of a weird movie, actually.
[X] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
[X] Oliver and Company (1986)
[X] Pete's Dragon (1977)
[X] The Rescuers (1977)
[X] Robin Hood (1973): The greenest Disney movie, made almost entirely from art recycled from other Disney movies.
[X] The Sword In The Stone (1963)

THE DISNEY RENAISSANCE
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[X] Aladdin (1992): When this came out, some people rightly criticized it for its stereotypical drawings of Arabs. If it came out today, however, Fox News would be freaking out over the characters being openly Muslim and using the name "Allah." Diagnosis: America has actually gotten more racist.
[X] Beauty and the Beast (1991)
[ ] A Goofy Movie (1995)
[X] Hercules (1997)
[X] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[X] The Lion King (1994)
[X] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[X] Mulan (1998)
[X] Pocahontas (1995)
[X] The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
[X] Tarzan (1999)

DISNEY'S MODERN AGE
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[X] Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
[X] Bolt (2008)
[ ] Brother Bear (2003)
[ ] Chicken Little (2005)
[ ] Dinosaur (2000)
[X] The Emperor's New Groove (2000): Seriously underrated. This movie is flipping hilarious.
[X] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[ ] Home on the Range (2004)
[X] Lilo & Stitch (2002): My favorite Disney movie.
[O] Meet the Robinsons (2007)
[X] Treasure Planet (2002)


PIXAR
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[X] A Bug's Life (1998)
[X] Cars (2006): How good is Pixar? So good that even their stupid talking-car movie is brilliant and makes grown men cry.
[X] Finding Nemo (2003)
[X] The Incredibles (2004)
[X] Monsters Inc. (2001)
[X] Ratatouille (2007)
[X] Toy Story (1995)
[X] Toy Story 2 (1999)
[X] Toy Story 3 (2010)
[X] Wall-E (2008)
[X] Up (2009): My favorite Pixar movie, my favorite animated movie, and one of my favorite movies, period.


DON BLUTH
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[X] All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989): Why did they make a children's movie about off-track betting?
[X] An American Tail (1986)
[X] An American Tail: Fieval Goes West (1991)
[ ] Anastasia (1997)
[X] The Land Before Time (1988)
[ ] The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
[O] Rock-a-Doodle (1991)
[X] The Secret of NIMH (1982): I think I'm the only person who was a nerdy little girl in the '80s and doesn't like this movie. Bluth's movies are just all so murky. Also, they should be science rats, not magic rats.
[ ] Thumbelina (1994)
[X] Titan AE (2000): I'm one of the two people who liked this movie. Jeff Wells is the other one.
[ ] A Troll in Central Park (1994)

CLAYMATION
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[O] The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986)
[X] Chicken Run (2000): I love this movie.
[X] Corpse Bride (2005)
[X] James and the Giant Peach (1996): The best of Henry Selick's three stop-motion movies, tragically overlooked because it's the non-goth one.
[X] The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
[X] Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
[X] Coraline (2009)

CGI GLUT
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[X] Antz (1998)
[ ] Happy Feet (2006)
[ ] Kung Fu Panda (2008)
[O] Madagascar (2005)
[X] Monster House (2006)
[ ] Over the Hedge (2006)
[ ] The Polar Express (2004)
[X] Shrek (2001)
[X] Shrek 2 (2004)
[X] Shrek The Third (2007)
[X] Monsters vs. Aliens


IMPORTS
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[O] Arabian Knight (aka The Thief and the Cobbler) (1995): Only seen parts of the restored version.
[X] The Last Unicorn (1982)
[ ] Light Years (1988)
[X] The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
[X] Persepolis (2007)
[ ] Waltz With Bashir (2008)
[X] Watership Down (1978)
[ ] When the Wind Blows (1988)
[X] Yellow Submarine (1968)


STUDIO GHIBLI/MIYAZAKI
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[X] Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
[X] Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
[X] Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
[X] Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
[X] Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
[X] My Neighbors The Yamadas (1999)
[X] My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
[X] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
[ ] Only Yesterday (1991)
[X] Pom Poko (Tanuki War) (1994)
[X] Porco Rosso (1992): Miyazaki gets to draw all his favorite things: pigs, aircraft, and spunky girls.
[X] Princess Mononoke (1999)
[X] Spirited Away (2002): Gorgeous!
[X] Whisper of the Heart (1995): Another of my all-time favorite movies. I was so disappointed when it made Andrew fall asleep.
[X] Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea (2009)


SATOSHI KON
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[X] Millennium Actress (2001)
[X] Paprika (2006): The more I think it over, the more "Inception" sucked compared to this.
[X] Perfect Blue (1999)
[X] Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
[ ] Memories - "Magnetic Rose" part (1995)

SHINKAI MAKOTO
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[ ] She and Her Cat (1999)
[ ] Voices of a Distant Star (2001)
[ ] The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
[ ] 5 Centimeters per Second (2007)


OTHER ANIME FILMS
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[X] Akira (1989)
[ ] Appleseed (2004)
[ ] Appleseed: Ex Machina (2007)
[ ] Arcadia of My Youth (U.S. Title - Vengeance of the Space Pirate) (1982)
[ ] Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2003)
[X] The Dagger of Kamui (U.S. Title - Revenge of the Ninja Warrior) (1985)
[ ] Dirty Pair: Project Eden (1987)
[ ] End of Evangelion (1997)
[ ] Fist of the North Star (1986)
[X] Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
[ ] Ghost in the Shell (1996)
[ ] The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
[ ] Lensman (1984)
[ ] Macross: Do You Remember Love (U.S. Title - Clash of the Bionoids) (1984)
[X] Metropolis (2001)
[ ] Neo-Tokyo (1986)
[X] Ninja Scroll (1993): If you were an anime nerd in the early '90s when they'd only translated, like, three anime, you could not avoid this movie.
[ ] Patlabor the Movie (1989)
[ ] The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
[X] Project A-ko (1986): Or this one.
[X] Robot Carnival (1987)
[ ] Robotech: The Shadow Chronicle (2006)
[ ] Silent Möbius (1991)
[ ] Space Adventure Cobra (1982)
[X] Steamboy (2004)
[ ] Sword of the Stranger (2007)
[ ] Unico and the Island of Magic (1983)
[X] Urotsukidoji: The Movie (1987): I had a friend who worked for Central Park Media. It wasn't my fault! IT WASN'T MY FAULT!
[X] Vampire Hunter D (1985)
[ ] Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust (2000)
[ ] Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force (1987)


CARTOONS FOR GROWN-UPS
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[ ] American Pop (1981)
[X] The Animatrix (2003)
[ ] Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996).
[ ] Cool World (1992)
[ ] Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
[ ] Final Fantasy: Advent Children (2005)
[ ] Fire & Ice (1983)
[X] Fritz the Cat (1972)
[X] Heavy Metal (1981)
[ ] Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
[ ] Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
[ ] Lady Death (2004)
[ ] A Scanner Darkly (2006)
[X] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
[ ] Street Fight (Coonskin) (1975)
[X] Waking Life (2001)


OTHER ANIMATED MOVIES
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[ ] Animal Farm (1954)
[ ] Animalympics (1980)
[ ] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon The Movie (2007)
[ ] Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
[X] The Brave Little Toaster (1988): Weirdest. Children's movie. Ever.
[ ] Bravestarr: The Movie (1988)
[ ] Cats Don't Dance (1997)
[X] Care Bears: The Movie (1985): I also saw the sequel that introduced the Care Bear Cousins.
[X] Fern Gully (1992)
[ ] G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
[ ] Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)
[O] He-Man & She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985)
[X] The Hobbit (1977)
[X] The Iron Giant (1999)
[X] Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
[X] Lord of the Rings (1978)
[ ] Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992): Fate keeps conspiring to keep me from seeing this. Most recently, I bought it on videotape from Goodwill, and when I got it home the tape was totally blank.
[ ] My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
[ ] Pink Floyd's The Wall (1982)
[X] The Prince of Egypt (1998)
[ ] Powerpuff Girls: The Movie (2002)
[ ] Quest For Camelot (1999)
[ ] Ringing Bell (1978)
[ ] The Road to El Dorado (2000)
[ ] Space Jam (1996)
[ ] Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
[X] Superman: Doomsday (2007)
[ ] The Swan Princess (1994)
[X] Transformers: The Movie (1986)
[X] Wizards (1977): Do not let people trick you into watching this by talking up the jaw-droppingly ballsy ending. Everything leading up to that is typical Ralph Bakshi: grainy rotoscoped figures and character designs ripped off of whichever cartoonists Bakshi was into at the time (in this case, mostly Wally Wood and Vaughn Bode).
[X] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988): The secret third "Chinatown" movie.
[ ] Wonder Woman (2009)
[ ] Balto (1995)
[ ] Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)


Notable omissions: Night on the Galactic Railroad, Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, Twice Upon a Time...
Comments 
28th-Oct-2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
What I find a bit weird about The Jungle Book is that it's not that popular in the USA but a big success in Europe. Probably especially here in Germany ... it's so far the highest grossing movie ever.
28th-Oct-2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
"[X] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988): The secret third "Chinatown" movie."

I laughed out loud at this.

Re: Andrew's reaction to Whisper of the Heart - John Denver is soothing.

28th-Oct-2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
It's not a knock against the movie, I just tend to drift off if I'm watching movies at the end of a long workday.

I think we watched Whisper of the Heart on a Japanese DVD, which meant we were running it on Shaenon's computer, so looking at subtitles on a small screen while sitting on my bed...lots of strikes against me staying awake under those conditions.
28th-Oct-2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Wow. Until Disney's modern era, I'd seen every single movie they'd done minus two.

Also, to anyone who sees this who has never seen Pink Floyd's The Wall and wants to: see it sober and clear-headed. See it when you have the rest of the day to be comforted by your loved ones. I love Pink Floyd, The Wall is my favorite album, I've seen the movie maybe five times. Every single time I see it I spend the rest of the day depressed and wanting to kill myself and or drown my sorrows in mind altering substances. I have not yet done either. But I am very careful when I watch that film.

Never. Ever. See it on drugs. I have it on personal knowledge that it will cause a bad trip.
28th-Oct-2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Seconded. When I want to feel depressed, I listen to The Wall. When I want to feel suicidally depressed, I watch The Wall. I missed out on seeing Liquid Sky because the group I was with decided to watch The Wall first, and suddenly weren't in a movie-watching mood anymore.
28th-Oct-2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
[X] Titan AE (2000): I'm one of the two people who liked this movie. Jeff Wells is the other one.


Three!

Also, Emperor's New Groove is one of my all time favourite, animated or otherwise. I can't even explain why. It just is.
28th-Oct-2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Emperor's New Groove is about the closest anyone ever got to producing a feature-length Looney Tunes cartoon, which makes it an atypical Disney movie.
28th-Oct-2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
I wuv Brave Little Toaster, look up its history with the head of Pixar. Interesting stuff.

Edited at 2010-10-28 08:43 pm (UTC)
28th-Oct-2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
You gotta get caught up on Meet the Robinsons. Time travel and mad science kids with weird hair.
28th-Oct-2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
You should see Kung Fu Panda. It's seriously adorable, and quite funny. One of 4 movies on my iPhone (along with Cars, Ratatouille, and the Muppet Christmas Carol). Over the Hedge is cute too, but mostly worth it if you like Ben Folds, who did the soundtrack and some of the score. William Shatner is funny as an opossum.
28th-Oct-2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
You know what makes All Dogs Go To Heaven one of the worst animated children's films of all time? My then-5 year old sister in law asked, less than halfway thru the movie, if we could leave. Itwas boring a 5 year old.

Titan AE - make that 3 people. I even designed a full-body tattoo based on the space-stingrays :)
28th-Oct-2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
Oh man, me and one of my boys were totally watching Up last night, since he had never seen it. So so good! We've both been quoting Doug all day since.

~Sor
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28th-Oct-2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
Man, I remembered loving The Flight of Dragons when I was a kid. Then I found a copy on eBay as an adult, bought it, watched it, and discovered that I liked some crap when I was little.

I'm pretty sure it's actually Rankin-Bass, though, not Don Bluth.

Edited at 2010-10-28 10:57 pm (UTC)
28th-Oct-2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
[X] The Secret of NIMH (1982): I think I'm the only person who was a nerdy little girl in the '80s and doesn't like this movie. Bluth's movies are just all so murky. Also, they should be science rats, not magic rats.

A-FRIKKIN-MEN!

The point of the book was that learning, and using your brain responsibly, solved problems - from escaping a lab, to saving your home. Not miracles, not wishing on magic amulets.
28th-Oct-2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, I need to fill out this meme.
28th-Oct-2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
I once rented Wizards for some reason - it probably had something to do with the fact that my sister was the shift manager at Blockbuster and got unlimited free rentals. Then I made everybody I know watch it just so they'd believe me when I told them how incredibly fucked up it was. Syphilitic pixie whores, man.

I quite liked Meet the Robinsons, although it's not a terribly memorable movie apart from its most awesome of cartoon dinosaurs. 'Keep Moving Forward' is a good motto.

A while back my roomies and I had a Don Bluth marathon and the thing that amazed us was how heavy-handed the movies are with metaphors that went completely over our heads as children. All Dogs go to Heaven is both an exploration of moral grey areas and a metaphorical tale of fatal disease, and The Land Before Time is a fucking messiah parable. WTF, Don Bluth?

Edited at 2010-10-28 10:56 pm (UTC)
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28th-Oct-2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
The ending to Wizards was not "jaw-droppingly ballsy," it just made no goddamn sense because it ran counter to every principle the hero espoused during the rest of the movie.
29th-Oct-2010 12:12 am (UTC)
Paprika (2006): The more I think it over, the more "Inception" sucked compared to this.

THIS. I saw Inception this summer and was sorely disappointed (what do you mean it was confusing, it was perfectly straightforward!) and after I heard about Kon's death I've been trying to see all his work (Seen Paprika, Millennium Actress and most of Tokyo Godfathers, just need to see Magnetic Rose, Perfect Blue, and Paranoia Agent now!).

Oh, and if you liked the Disney movies, I saw a documentary recently called Waking Sleeping Beauty which is about the Disney animators from the early 80s to the early 90s, talking about making the movies, the internal politics, and all sorts of cool stuff like that. I don't know if it's on DVD yet but thought I might recommend it.
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