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Ash Ketchum's August 2011 Animation Challenge: from Astro Boy to Zoids

(Short reviews and fun facts placed in [spoiler] tags to shorten loading time)

August 1, 2011
1. ASTRO BOY (1963/Japan, b&w, anime robot series, Mushi Productions/NBC)
DVD/Based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka
#1: The Birth of Astro Boy (in Japanese with English subs.)
#20: Toxor, the Mist Man (in Japanese with English subs.)
#43: Ditto (dubbed in English)
#44: Cleopatra's Heart (dubbed in English)
Spoiler:
The granddaddy of Japanese animation and the first animated half-hour TV series in Japan and the first Japanese animated series to be shown in the U.S. The DVD set I have has only two eps. in their original Japanese, so I watched those, plus two others in the set, to make my first entry in this challenge. "Ditto" is quite an interesting episode because it's about the first robot to be elected president anywhere (the country he's elected to run is called "Goshen") and what happens when the human who created him, with the intention of using the robot to aid his own run for President, tries to overthrow him.


2. BAREFOOT GEN (1983/Japan, color, 83 min., anime wartime drama)
DVD/in Japanese with English subs.
Dir.: Mamoru Shinzaki. Manga by Keiji Nakazawa.
Spoiler:
Animated feature based on the manga memoirs of a man who, as a boy, survived the atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima at the end of WWII. The manga had way more political material and a critique of the Japanese military government. The film condenses events from four volumes of the manga. Cartoonish boy characters move within a graphic depiction of the gruesome effects of the bomb on people and the cityscape. It’s a jarring, but effective mix and ends on a note of hope. The manga is much harsher, particularly in the way it shows how Japanese society was reduced to a dog-eat-dog world in the aftermath of the bomb. Followed by a second film three years later.


Aug. 2, 2011
3. ASTRO BOY (1963/Japan, b&w, anime robot series, Mushi Productions/NBC)
DVD, English-dubbed / Based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka
#41: Deadline to Danger
#42: The Island of Mystery
#45: The Return of Cleopatra
#46: The Phantom Spaceship
Spoiler:
“The Island of Mystery,” posits that ancient statues found on an island were left by a race of alien visitors 200,000 years ago. This predates Erich von Daniken’s “Chariots of the Gods?” by nearly ten years. “The Return of Cleopatra” looks at unrest in modern Egypt and how a robot Cleopatra is positioned to exploit it. Some bits foreshadow the recent unrest in Egypt, such as having the group behind it all be called “the Crimson Brotherhood,” a la the Muslim Brotherhood.


August 3, 2011
4.GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1988/Japan, 88 min., color, anime wartime drama)
DVD/in Japanese with English subs.
Dir.: Isao Takahata.

Spoiler:
Heartbreaking drama about a brother and sister in Japan in the last months of World War II and their struggle to survive after they’ve been orphaned. Detailed account of their day-to-day battles with starvation and deteriorating health and the breakdown of society around them, as American bombers devastate the homes and infrastructure, leavened with flashbacks to happier times and the persistence of memories, even in the youngest. The fireflies the orphans use to “light up” their cave home are a metaphor for their own brief lives. While BAREFOOT GEN boasts the raw power of its graphic images of death and destruction, GRAVE has moments of delicate artistry and is the more cinematic of the two.


5. DANGAIO (1987/Japan, 85 min., color, sci-fi mecha anime adventure/OAV)
VHS/Vols. 1, 3/in Japanese with English subs.
Dir.: Toshihiro Hirano.
Spoiler:

Classic 1980s OAV giant robot action, this time piloted by three hot babes and one dude. They were given amnesia and trained to pilot these fighting vehicles which combine into the monstrous “Dangaio,” but they retained enough of their memories to resist and rebel against the space pirates they were supposed to be working for. The credits on this production read like a Who’s Who of 1990s mecha anime: Koichi Ohata (Genocyber), Shoji Kawamori (Macross Plus), Masami Obari (Detonator Orgun), Hideaki Anno (Evangelion). This was one of the first anime releases to be distributed on VHS in the U.S. I distinctly remember the ads for it 20 years ago on the back of assorted fan magazines. The distributor was U.S. Renditions, which I believe turned into ADV. Manga Entertainment later edited (butchered) the three volumes into one volume and released it in a dub-only version. I prefer the original, even though I’m missing Volume 2.


August 4, 2011
6. MAGIC USER’S CLUB aka Maho Tsukaitai! (1996/Japan, color, magical fantasy-high school comedy anime/OAV)
VHS, eps. 1-3, 5/in Japanese with English subs.
Dir.: Junichi Sato
Spoiler:

Five high school kids with nascent magical powers form an after-school club (which has to share space with the much larger manga club) and their aim is to combat a mysterious alien force that observes the kids (esp. the hot girls) and sometimes tries to abduct them. Lots of fan service. Very funny at times. If Harry Potter was done like this, I’d be that franchise’s biggest fan. I have three episodes of this 6-part series on a fan-sub VHS (where the translated title is "Magical Hop Step") and two more on a pre-record VHS from Anime Works. I’m missing ep. 4. Not clear why it's called "Magic User's Club" [singular] and not "Magic Users' Club." [plural]


August 5, 2011
7a. MAGIC USER’S CLUB aka Maho Tsukaitai! (1996/Japan, color, magical fantasy-high school comedy anime/OAV)
VHS, Ep. #6, /in Japanese with English subs.
Dir.: Junichi Sato
Spoiler:
The final episode wraps things up, sort of. The alien entity hovering over Japan is never quite defined. I would have liked a longer series. There was a TV follow-up, but I don’t know if it’s ever been released here. I have no episodes from it.


7b. GREAT DANGAIOH (2001/Japan, color, giant mecha sci-fi anime/TV series)
VHS fan-sub, in Japanese with English subs.
Eps.1-2
Spoiler:
TV remake of “Dangaio,” which I viewed a couple of nights earlier. In this one, they defeat the enemy in an exciting, conclusive battle in the very first episode. So where do they go from here? Hard to tell from ep. 2. Doesn’t stick close to the original. Seems influenced more by “Neon Genesis Evangelion.” The three young lead characters definitely echo the three from “Evangelion.” I have more eps. of this on DVD.


7c. OH MY GODDESS! (1993/Japan, color, magical girl fantasy anime/OAV)
VHS/ep. #1/in Japanese with English subs. Dir.: Hiroaki Gooda.
#1: Moonlight and Cherry Blossoms
Spoiler:
One of those anime series where a nerdy guy magically acquires a hot magical girl companion, the answer to his every dream, yet doesn’t know what to do when she gets there. This girl is Belldandy, some kind of Nordic goddess, who enters into a contract with the college boy, Keiichi, and the two move into an abandoned temple which gets magically refurbished.


August 6, 2011
8. OH MY GODDESS! (1993/Japan, color, magical girl fantasy anime/OAV)
VHS/eps. 2-5. In Japanese with English subs. Dir.: Hiroaki Gooda.
#2: Midsummer Night’s Dream
#3: Burning Hearts on the Road
#4: Evergreen Holy Night
#5: For the Love of Goddess
Spoiler:
Okay, This is a five-part series, each part on a separate VHS tape from AnimEigo. Pts, 1-4 are 29 min. each, while Pt. 5 is 40 min. Would it have hurt to put them all on one tape? If they ever came out with a DVD containing the whole series on one disc, I wouldn't buy it. I don’t like the series enough to upgrade. I only paid about $10 for all five tapes, used. Now that I’ve finally watched them, I can pull them off the shelf and move some DVDs in there. In these eps., more girls are pulled into Keiichi’s orbit, including Belldandy’s sisters—older, sexier Urd and younger, temperamental Skuld. Somewhere along the line, a force comes along to pull Keiichi and Belldandy apart, causing emotional anguish to both. This series is much more dramatic than comical. “Tenchi Muyo” handled this kind of plot situation much, much better, with a more astute mix of high comedy and drama. You got to know those characters and care about them. Not these. Keiichi and Belldandy and company never come to life.


9. BAREFOOT GEN 2 (1986/Japan, 85 min., color, anime drama)
DVD/in Japanese with English subs. Dir.: Toshio Hirata.
Spoiler:
This sequel to BAREFOOT GEN (see #2) is set three years later (1948) and shows the continuing struggle of Gen, his mother and his adopted younger brother Ryuta to survive in the ruins of Hiroshima. We see the occupying American soldiers at large in the city, including riding around in jeeps throwing gum and candy bars to the hungry kids. Gen and Ryuta fall in with a group of homeless kids who make their living in various rackets centered around the thriving black market. There’s no real narrative arc, just a series of random scenes which culminate in a tragedy and a rather forced upbeat ending. The characters look less cartoonish here. I’d already watched BAREFOOT GEN earlier this week (in preparation for a presentation of it to students on Thursday), so I watched the sequel today, on the 66th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.


10. JUNGLE TAITEI YUKI GA MIRAI O KAERU (aka Jungle Emperor Leo Special) (2009/Japan, 106 min., color, animated TV special)
DVD/in Japanese (no subs.)
Dir.: Goro Taniguchi. Based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka. Reboot of “Kimba the White Lion.”
Spoiler:
This is a high-tech remake of “Kimba the White Lion,” in which Panja, the white lion, and his cub Leo (the one who was called Kimba in the U.S.) and all their animal friends are virtual prisoners in a nature preserve on a volcanic island that actually houses a massive underground complex built by a megalomaniac corporate tycoon with sinister plans for the animals. The tycoon’s little son, Keiji, flees the complex to mingle with the animals and finds he can talk to them and understand them. He becomes friends with Leo. The basic plot is easy to follow without subs., but there are key nuances and actions that need serious explaining and it got more and more frustrating as it went along. However, it’s consistently beautiful to look at, with theatrical quality animation. The animal scenes are generally very cute. I bought this at a Japanese video store. Will it ever get released in the U.S.? The last Kimba remake, JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO (1997), did.


August 7, 2011
11. HYPER-COMBAT UNIT DANGAIOH (1987/Japan, 72 min., color, sci-fi mecha anime adventure/OAV)
DVD/Dubbed in English.
Dir.: Toshihiro Hirano.
Spoiler:
This is the condensed English-dubbed version of DANGAIO, listed above (see #5). Part 1 is reduced to an 11-minute rehash. Part 2 is cut down to approx. 25 min. while Part 3 is mostly intact. Since I don’t have Part 2 on VHS, this is my only chance to see any of it. The English dubbing, with heavy doses of profanity, is annoying. Why couldn’t they just have released all three parts intact on one disc with a bilingual soundtrack? I don’t get it.


12. GANTZ (2004/Japan, color, animated sci-fi TV series/Gonzo)
DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Ichiro Itano.
Eps. 5-8
Spoiler:
I watched eps. 1-4 for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge and then I read the first two volumes of the manga. Vol. 2 ends right at the beginning of ep. #5. Too trippy to try and summarize, but clearly one of the most daring and original of anime series I’ve seen in some time. The girl who survived in ep. #4 comes back to her life only to find that her real self survived the suicide attempt, meaning she can’t go back home because her “real” self is there. So she goes and lives with the protagonist, Kei, a perennially horny high school boy who is only a “fax” copy of his now-dead real self. Which creates some interesting tensions. And humor.


13. GENSHIKEN (2004/Japan, color, animated comedy-drama TV series/Bandai)
DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Takashi Ikehata
Eps. 1-4

Spoiler:
An animated look at Otaku (fan) culture in Japan, focusing on a college club devoted to the “study of visual culture,” which seems to mean primarily pornographic anime-themed fanzines. The girlfriend of one of the members is appalled at the group’s behavior and obsessions. Until they ask her to cosplay. I read Volume 1 of the manga also. Excellent look at modern life for a certain class of young people in Japan. Filled with realistic details.


August 8, 2011
14. EL HAZARD: THE WANDERERS (1996/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series/Pioneer)
VHS / Eps. 15-18 / in Japanese with English subs.
Dir.: Katsuhiko Akiyama.
#15: Tale of the Priestesses
#16: Whirlwind!
#17: The Eye of God!
#18: Operation Abduction!
Spoiler:
Pulled a random VHS tape off the shelf, from a spinoff series I have no other episodes from, although I have episodes from earlier series in the El Hazard franchise. Needless to say, it took a while to figure out where and when it was set and who the main characters were. (Plot: three high school students and their teacher find themselves in an alternate dimension that looks like something out of the Arabian Nights, complete with magical priestesses and a beautiful princess.) Interestingly, each episode is completely different from the others, so there were plenty of surprises and no formula to fall back on. A cute, fun show, with a very pretty setting.


15. GANTZ (2004/Japan, color, animated sci-fi TV series/Gonzo)
DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Ichiro Itano.
Eps. 9-12
#9: I’ll Kill You without a Moment’s Hesitation
#10: Yuzo?
#11: He Can’t Shoot
#12: Kato, You Wait Here
Spoiler:
Things keep getting weirder in this series. More people die, including a boy and his grandma and a quartet of roughneck bikers, and turn up in that room with the main characters and then have to go out and hunt aliens. Things move pretty slowly because nobody wants to make a decisive move. None of them really want to kill the aliens, even though their own survival depends on it. I find this inaction more than a little frustrating.


16. ASHITA NO JOE aka TOMORROW’S JOE (1970/Japan, color, animated drama TV series)
VHS / in Japanese (no subtitles)
Dir.: Osamu Dezaki.
Vol. 1: eps. 1-4
Spoiler:
Classic anime show about Joe, a slum kid who becomes a boxing champ. I watched the first four eps., which precede his long stint in prison. He leads a group of orphaned kids in a series of moneymaking schemes in a shantytown neighborhood in Tokyo. An old drunk who used to manage boxers wants to train Joe after watching him fight off a band of Yakuza. But Joe’s arrogance and cockiness get him in trouble. Beautifully designed and animated with strong facial detail in the adult characters and bold graphics used to bring the slums and industrial areas to life. Later turned into two movie versions, which I also have. The first anime from the ’70s that I’ve watched for this challenge.


Aug. 9, 2011
17. OH MY GODDESS: THE MOVIE (2000/Japan, color, 106 min., animated fantasy)
VHS fan-sub (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Hiroaki Gooda.
Spoiler:
This is much more elaborate than the “Oh My Goddess” OAV series. There’s a serious conflict among the gods and poor Belldandy is deprived of her memory leaving Keiichi and her sisters to try and jog it back. It gets very complicated and pseudo-philosophical. The combatants practically talk each other to death. There are some very pretty winged fairy characters including one who takes the form of a hot college girl who joins the Motor Club so she can stay close to Keiichi and Belldandy. At one point she strides through the campus looking for Keiichi, barging into every class in progress until she finds the lecture hall he’s in. She brushes aside the instructor and walks up to Keiichi and pulls him out of his seat and out into the hallway. Lucky bastard.


18. ASHITA NO JOE aka TOMORROW’S JOE (1970/Japan, color, animated drama TV series)
VHS / in Japanese (no subtitles)
Vol. 10: Eps. 37-40
Dir.: Osamu Dezaki.

Spoiler:
When I first came across this series on the used VHS shelf in Book Off some ten years ago, I bought the first volume and one volume from the middle of the series to sample it. When I went back to buy the rest, they were all gone. This is the middle volume. I picked this one because it had a complete boxing match in it. It’s Joe’s first professional bout after getting out of prison. The fight takes up all of eps. 38 and 39. It’s quite a spectacle. It’s like an old Warner Bros. boxing drama, but done in the 1970s by Japanese animators. I love this series and wish I’d bought the whole thing when I had the chance.


19. PHOENIX (HI NO TORI) (2004/Japan, color, animated cosmic-historical-sci-fi TV series/Tezuka Production)
DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Ryosuke Takahashi. Based on a manga series by Osamu Tezuka.
Vol. 1, eps. 1-4
#1: The Dawn, Chapter 1
#2: The Dawn, Chapter 2
#3: The Dawn, Chapter 3
#4: The Dawn, Chapter 4
Spoiler:
This TV series was an ambitious attempt to adapt Osamu Tezuka’s life work into anime, following various one-shots in the 1980s. Given that the TV series was only 12 eps., there was a limit to what they could do, so they picked among the different volumes. The first four eps. were based on “Dawn,” set in ancient Japan and dealing with various people trying to stay alive amidst constant warfare, pillage and plunder and the attempts to kill or capture the legendary Phoenix. I consider this TV series one of the few Tezuka-based anime productions made after his death (in 1989) to retain the purity of his vision.



Aug. 10, 2011
20. THE VIOLINIST OF HAMELN (1996/Japan, color, animated fantasy TV series)
VHS fan-sub (in Japanese with English subs.)
Eps. 1-4
Spoiler:
The onscreen title in the subtitle on the fan-sub is “Hameln the Violinist,” which makes more sense since it’s about a violinist named Hameln who can play “magical music” to fend off demons as he escorts Princess Flute to her home kingdom to combat the “evil ones.” (His violin looks more like a cello, though.) Each episode has its own classical music theme: in #1, it’s Mozart’s “Requiem”; in #2, it’s Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”; in #3, it’s Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”; and in #4, it’s Rossini’s “William Tell Overture.” Although this looks like it’s set in medieval Europe somewhere, the signs are all in Japanese and the characters actually reference Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Which would put this after those guys lived. There’s a pianist who also plays magical music and who joins the main characters in ep. 3. He carries his piano on his back. Intriguing ideas, but suffers from extremely limited animation.


21. PHOENIX (HI NO TORI) (2004/Japan, color, animated cosmic-historical-sci-fi TV series/Tezuka Production)
DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Ryosuke Takahashi. Based on a manga series by Osamu Tezuka.
Vol. 2, eps. 5-8
#5: The Resurrection, Chap. 1
#6: The Resurrection, Chap. 2
#7: Transformation
#8: The Sun, Chap. 1

Spoiler:
“The Resurrection” is only two episodes, which means cutting out a lot from the “Resurrection” manga. It’s a straight sci-fi story about a young researcher on the moon who is nearly killed in an explosion and given a part-mechanical brain, which causes him to “see” humans as monsters and an ordinary robot as a beautiful girl. “Transformation” is based on the “Strange Beings” manga and is about a poor girl who kills a Buddhist nun and is forced to take her place and relive time until it’s her turn to be killed by herself. “The Sun” is about a prince-warrior who has a wolf’s head grafted onto his own and is caught up in regional struggle between provinces in China, Korea and Japan. There are three more episodes devoted to “The Sun” in the next anime volume. The theme of eternal life and the Phoenix being reborn runs through this entire series.


22. ASHITA NO JOE (TOMORROW’S JOE) (1980/Japan, color, 152 min., anime boxing drama/movie)
DVD (in Japanese with no subtitles)
Dir.: Osamu Dezaki. Edited compilation of the 1970 TV series.
Spoiler:
What they did here was take the entire 79-episode TV series from 1970-71 and edit it into a movie version for theatrical release. So the first four episodes, which I already saw, are condensed into 17 minutes, while the two later episodes I saw that were devoted to a single boxing match are condensed into seven minutes. At least I get to see parts of Joe’s saga that weren’t in the eight TV episodes I have, including his time in prison. And the big bout at the end with his prison buddy-turned-boxing champ Rikishi. That takes up 18 min. I like the TV eps. better.


Aug. 11, 2011
23a. DRAGON CENTURY (1988/Japan, 54 min., color, anime fantasy/AIC)
VHS / U.S. Renditions. Dir.: Hiroyuki Kitazume.
Spoiler:
Two strung-together made-for-video episodes about dragons coming to Earth. One is set in contemporary Tokyo with the military battling the emerging dragons, the other 200 years later in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo where dragon bouts are staged in the ruins of the Tokyo Dome. A cute girl basically calls the shots for the dragon hero in each episode. (Yes, it’s the same dragon 200 years later.) The dragons are here to ward off an oncoming demon attack, but the military attacks and kills most of the dragons. Bad idea. Neither story is developed well enough. Why didn’t they just make a one-hour episode devoted to one story? Or make a longer series? Nicely animated, though.


23b. THE VIOLINIST OF HAMELN (1996/Japan, 30 min., color, animated fantasy movie)
VHS fan-sub (in Japanese with English subs.)
Spoiler:
A short theatrical movie designed as a pilot or something for the TV series which followed soon after. (See #20) It’s much more comical in tone than the series, with lots of slapstick amidst the battles with demons. I don’t quite get it. One of those really odd pieces that just doesn't seem worth the effort. Because it's such a short movie, I count it as a half-entry.


24. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2011/U.S., color, CGI-heavy sci-fi, 20th Century Fox)
Seen in a theater.
Dir.: Rupert Wyatt.
Spoiler:
The first non-anime I've seen for this challenge. Rather cartoonish CGI apes went a long way toward enforcing, rather than suspending, my disbelief throughout. Then when they started attacking humans I wanted to see every last one of those hairy bastards blown apart by Expendables-style automatic weapons, CGI or no CGI, the worthless little shits. But, alas, that wasn't the ending we got. Flock to your zoos, humans, and make sure those "Goddamned dirty apes" are locked up where they belong!


Aug. 12, 2011
25a. EL HAZARD: THE MAGNIFICENT WORLD (1995/Japan, color, 45 min., anime fantasy series/OAV/Pioneer)
VHS (dubbed in English)
Dir.: Hiroki Hayashi.
Vol. 1: First Night: Battlefield of Confusion
Spoiler:
The first episode in the multi-series “El Hazard” franchise. Not sure how, but three Japanese high school students and one of their teachers are sent into an alternate dimension that looks like medieval Persia but with flying craft. The lead student, Makoto, male, resembles the missing Princess Fatora, so he’s called upon to impersonate her.


25b. EL HAZARD 2: THE MAGNIFICENT WORLD (1997/Japan, color, 58 min., anime fantasy series/OAV/Pioneer)
VHS Vol. 1 (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Hiroki Hayashi.
Eps. 1-2
#1: Bride of Roshtaria
#2: Awakening of Kalia
Spoiler:
“El Hazard” is a lot like “Tenchi Muyo!” only set in an alternate universe. A young hero from Earth is surrounded by beautiful women companions as they go off on a journey to find his wayward high school teacher who ran away on the day he was supposed to marry a priestess. Other hot babes abound, including a villainess named Diva. Pleasant diversion and nicely animated and designed.


Aug. 14, 2011
26a. EARTH GIRL ARJUNA (2001/Japan, color, anime eco-fantasy/TV series)
VHS fan-sub (in Japanese with English subs./Vol. 1: eps. 1-3
#1: The Drop of Time
#2: The Blue Light
#3: Tears of the Forest
Spoiler:
A high school girl from the archery club gets picked to be a new incarnation of an ancient spiritual warrior just in time to fight some ancient worm-like giant monster which attacks a Japanese nuclear power plant. The boy at school who likes her gets caught up in it, too. There’s a strong ecological theme to it, but, alas, I didn’t understand much of it. I didn’t find any of these characters worth rooting for. Maybe they’ll get more interesting in later episodes, although this volume is all I have. It was made at that awkward point in anime history when they were trying to figure out how to incorporate CGI into 2-D animation. There’s a debate over nuclear power in it, ten years before the March 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan.


26b. PHOENIX (HI NO TORI) (2004/Japan, color, animated cosmic-historical-sci-fi TV series/Tezuka Production)
DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Ryosuke Takahashi. Based on a manga series by Osamu Tezuka.
#9: The Sun, Chapter 2

27. PHOENIX (HI NO TORI) (2004/Japan, color, animated cosmic-historical-sci-fi TV series/Tezuka Production)
DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Ryosuke Takahashi. Based on a manga series by Osamu Tezuka.
#10: The Sun, Chapter 3
#11: The Sun, Chapter 4
#12: The Future, Chapter 1
#13: The Future, Chapter 2
Spoiler:
“The Sun” continues its story of a nobleman-warrior with a wolf’s head who is caught up in a war between Buddhism and the ancient gods of the land. Interestingly, the Buddhists are the bad guys. The “Sun” manga was in two volumes and is the longest story in the “Phoenix” manga series. There’s a whole parallel story set in the future that’s completely omitted from the anime. (I can understand why—four episodes would not have been enough.) “The Future” is based on the “Tale of the Future” story in the Phoenix manga and cuts out quite a bit, but retains the important elements of Tezuka’s vision of a post-apocalyptic world and its sole human survivor. Ep. 13 takes place over the course of about a billion years. An absolutely amazing finale to a breathtaking series.


Aug. 15, 2011
28. YOTODEN: CHRONICLE OF THE WARLORD PERIOD (1987-88, color, 126 min., anime historical ninja fantasy/OAV)
VHS (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Osamu Yamazaki.
#1: Break Out (41 min.)
#2: Demon’s Cry (40 min.)
#3: Flames of Anger (45 min.)

Spoiler:
I love 1980s OAV (made-for-video) anime. The artwork and design are beautiful, there are plenty of R-rated elements that were not allowed in TV series, and the stories are generally given just the right amount of time to tell them. This 3-part epic tells the story of three ninja “Shadow Warriors” who are destined to put a stop to Nobunaga Oda’s rise to power in Japan in the 1580s. Much of this is based on the historical record, except, of course, the part where Oda becomes a “true demon god” and aligns with the demonic “Seven Ninjas of Oboro,” to unleash monstrous demons on their opponents. Imaginative and action-packed. These three parts were also edited together and cut down by at least a half-hour to make a feature film called WRATH OF THE NINJA.


29. DOG OF FLANDERS (1997/Japan, 102 min., color, anime drama/movie/Pioneer)
VHS (in Japanese with English subtitles)
Dir.: Yoshio Kuroda. Based on the novel by Ouida.
Spoiler:
Back in 1975, there was a successful anime TV series in Japan based on the famous novel, “Dog of Flanders.” In 1997, the director of the original series was called back to do a full-fledged theatrical animated film based on the novel, which has been filmed in live-action many times in the west. (I saw the 1960 version starring David Ladd in a theater when I was a kid.) It’s a beautifully made film, but an absolute heartbreaker and far more tearjerking for me than GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES. It’s about a poor boy, an aspiring artist, and his dog and their desperate travails in 19th century Belgium. The achingly beautiful music score is by Taro Iwashiro and the end song, “When I Cry,” is performed, in English, by Dianne Reeves. An English dubbed version was released, but it’s about nine minutes shorter.


Aug. 16, 2011
30. POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE (2011/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series)
VHS (taped off Cartoon Network): eps. 1-4, English dubbed
Dir.: Norihiko Sutou.
#1: In the Shadow of Zekrom!
#2: Enter Iris and Askew!
#3: A Sandile Gusher of Change!
#4: The Battle Club and Tepig’s Choice!

Spoiler:
The first episodes of the newest season of Pokémon. Ash Ketchum (now there’s a familiar name…) enters a new region and a new round of tournaments and gym battles. He also picks up a new female traveling companion. Her name is Iris and she’s darker-skinned than any previous main character on the show. It’s not clear what ethnicity she’s meant to be (not that such a thing is EVER clear in anime), but she’s very cute and perky, and not nearly as sassy as Misty was. Some adorable new Pokémon are introduced here, including Oshawott, Tepig and Deerling. The series is now in its 13th year. P.S. I read somewhere on the web that the character of Iris is meant to be black.


31. DOG OF FLANDERS (1975/Japan, color, anime drama/TV series)
VHS: Vol. 1: eps. 1-5 (in Japanese with no subtitles)
Dir.: Yoshio Kuroda. Based on the novel by Ouida.
Spoiler:
After watching the movie version made 22 years later (see #29), I dug out my one tape of the TV series that it was based on. The tape has the first five episodes. They’re much more upbeat than the movie. The series starts when its child protagonists are about two years younger. The episodes are less plot-driven than focused on the characters’ everyday lives and we see the kids explore the world around them and get to know each other and experience nature firsthand. This show is just an absolutely beautiful work of art and I found it completely absorbing even without subtitles. I wish I’d bought the whole series when I had the chance. This series was the first offering of the famous series, "World Masterpiece Theater," in which literary works from the west were adapted into animation. I have several other tapes from that series ("Little Princess," "Pollyanna," "Anne of Green Gables," etc.), all in Japanese without subs.


Aug. 17, 2011
32. URUSEI YATSURA (1981/Japan, color, anime sci-fi-fantasy-comedy/TV series)
VHS Vol. 5: eps. 17-20 (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Mamoru Oshii. Based on a manga by Rumiko Takahashi.
#17: The 4-D Camera/Demonic Jogging
#18: Girl’s Day! The Coming of Ran/Ran’s Invitation
#19: The Tearful Diary of Tomorrow/Whose Kid is This?
#20: Sleepy Springtime Classroom/Peach-Blossom Poetry Contest
Spoiler:
“Urusei Yatsura” (aka Those Obnoxious Aliens) is arguably the funniest anime series ever. It’s the one about the horny high school boy who lives with a hot alien babe named Lum, yet he’s always chasing other girls. It’s got a large, ever-growing cast of insane characters, and it never runs out of lunatic imagination. It’s a satire of Japanese social mores and customs and relies a lot on knowledge of Japanese history and culture. The manga creator, Rumiko Takahashi, was surprised at its popularity in the U.S. Ms. Takahashi, the preeminent female manga artist in Japan, also created “Ranma ˝” and “Inuyasha,” among many other popular titles. Mamoru Oshii went on to direct GHOST IN THE SHELL.


33. WONDER WOMAN (2009/U.S., 74 min., color, anime superhero DTV movie/Warner Bros.) DVD
Dir.: Lauren Montgomery. Based on the DC comic book. Voice cast: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Virginia Madsen.
Spoiler:
I don’t like the tone of this. Everyone’s saracastic and full of wisecracks and too cool for the room. And the voice acting is so bland—you have a cast of good actors and they’re just reading lines. Where’s the sense of wonder? Where’s that innocence and sense of righteousness that these comic books had? This is an origin story, so Wonder Woman should have been a little more innocent, more curious, more awed by things out in the world. Why is the hero such a dick? I got tired of everyone slapping him so often. It got so I really didn’t care about any of them. And his banter with Diana is downright boring. I didn’t like the design of the characters either. Maybe I should stick to anime for this challenge.


34a. D.N.ANGEL (2004/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series/ADV)
DVD, Vol. 1 (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Nobuyoshi Habara.
#1: Dark Reborn
#2: Rekindled Flame
Spoiler:
I read volume 1 of the manga and then decided to get Vols. 1-2 of the anime. The manga was more intriguing. The plot is one of those typically bizarre tales of mystical transformation that seem, at times, to make up 90% of anime production. Here, a 14-year-old boy turns into a winged master thief named Phantom Dark, who steals art treasures out from under the noses of the police. Only problem is, he can’t control the transformation when he’s around a pretty classmate that he has a crush on. I found the second episode confusing, so I popped the DVD out rather than stick with eps. 3 & 4, and put something else in. Maybe I’ll return to this disc before the Challenge is over.


34b. TRIGUN (1998/Japan, color, anime futuristic action comedy TV series)
VHS fan-sub, Vol. 1: Eps. 1-2 (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Satoshi Nishimura.
#1: The $60 Billion Man
#2: Truth of Mistake
Spoiler:
This series has quite a cult reputation, but I found it to be a feeble knock-off of “Cowboy Bebop.” It has a comic tone, but it’s never funny. There’s a lot of shooting and destruction, but nobody gets killed. The hero, Vash the Stampede, is a flamboyantly dressed outlaw who’s astoundingly inept. He’s followed by two annoying young women who turn out to be insurance investigators. One of them is named Meryl Stripe—seriously. It’s set on a planet that looks like the Old West, but everyone has high-tech weapons.


35. K-ON! (2009/Japan, color, anime comedy-drama-musical TV series/Bandai)
DVD Vol. 1 (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Naoko Yamada.
#1: Disband the Club!
#2: Instruments!
#3: Cram Session!
#4: Training Camp!

Spoiler:
Cute and charming series about sophomores in an all-girl high school who are members of the Light Music Club. They need a fourth member to keep from being disbanded and through a set of comical circumstances they wind up with Yui, an avowed klutz who can’t play a single instrument. They work at temp jobs to get the $ to buy her a guitar and then prevail upon her to learn the damn thing. When she fails her exams and has to take a make-up, they all have to help her study for it, again, to keep the club from disbanding. It’s a slice-of-life comedy about four girls who form a band and find they have to put in a great deal of effort to sound like something and, thankfully, they don’t have the distraction of boys. A real breath of fresh air. A friend of mine once cosplayed as Mio, in the costume featured in the picture above, at an anime convention and a photo of her appeared in The New York Times the next day.


Aug. 18, 2011
36. POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE (2011/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series)
VHS (taped off Cartoon Network): eps. 5-7, 9/ English dubbed
Dir.: Norihiko Sutou.
#5: Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
#6: Dreams by the Yard Full
#7: Snivy Plays Hard to Catch
#9: The Bloom is on Axew!
Spoiler:
Well, I was wrong in my assessment of Iris (see #30). She’s getting sassy all right, and a lot more contentious than Misty ever was. She and Ash get a new traveling companion in Cilan, a gym leader and Pokémon Connoisseur who feels he can learn from Ash. He’s dressed like a waiter at a high-end restaurant and even whips up a gourmet meal for them on the road. Team Rocket is portrayed very differently here, including being outfitted with dark new uniforms. They’re more subdued and focused, completely no-nonsense as they take orders from their boss via laptop and do exactly what he says. Quite a change for them. The new Pokémon come in a wide variety, including one that’s very pig-like and one that has a few quirky ideas of his own. I couldn’t find ep. #8. I must have missed it.


37. THE LITTLEST WARRIOR (1961/Japan, 69 min., color, animated historical drama/movie/Toei)
VHS (English-dubbed, shortened version of ANJU TO ZUSHIOMARU)
Directors: Yugo Serikawa, Taiji Yabushita.
Spoiler:
This is the English-dubbed version of a film that was only Japan’s fourth animated color feature. The VHS copy I have was made decades ago from a syndicated TV print that has a © 1975 marker on it. I bought it about 15 years ago or so from a used video bin. The image is cropped and the color is somewhat faded. The print is 13 minutes shorter than the Japanese version. It’s still a beautiful movie. The dubbing isn’t bad and the original songs are redone beautifully with English lyrics. I watched this in conjunction with the original Japanese version so I could see what was cut for the dub.


38. ANJU TO ZUSHIOMARU (1961/Japan, 83 min., color, animated historical drama/movie/Toei)
R2 DVD (in Japanese, with no subtitles)
Directors: Yugo Serikawa, Taiji Yabushita.

[NOTE: The picture at the top of this post is also from this film.]
Spoiler:
This is an animated feature based on a classic Japanese folk tale that was filmed in live-action in 1954 by Kenji Mizoguchi as SANSHO THE BAILIFF. It’s a tale of a well-off family undone by an envious, treacherous lord, with the two children sold into slavery. There are fairy tale elements, such as the spectacle of the family’s drowning maid transformed into a mermaid and the sister walking into a pond and transforming into a glittering swan. I’d previously seen it only in its English dub form, THE LITTLEST WARRIOR (see #37), in a cropped and faded print, so finally seeing it in its original form, in widescreen, with beautiful color reproduction is like seeing it for the first time. It’s a breathtaking work of Japanese art. Some very beautiful scenes featuring slow pans of the Mikado’s estate and other palatial grounds were cut from the dub—too slow-moving for children, I imagine--as well as a few dialogue scenes and two songs.


Aug. 19, 2011
39. SLAYERS TRY (1997/Japan, color, anime sword-and-sorcery/comedy TV series)
VHS, Vol. 1: eps. 1-4 (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Takashi Watanabe.
#1: Majestic? Hoist Sails for the Journey!
#2: Doubtful? A Letter from Home!
#3: Where’d That Arrogant Guy Go?
#4: On the Move! He’s Out for Revenge?
Spoiler:
3rd season of “Slayers.” More fun and games with the self-proclaimed “beautiful sorcery genius,” the motor-mouthed Lina Inverse (voiced by Megumi Hayashibara, who sings the lovely opening and closing songs). The first three eps. are filled with comedy, action and food, but the plot gets way too complicated in the fourth and I got lost. Apparently, you need to know what happened in “Slayers Next,” the second season, which I’ve never seen and have no episodes from.


Aug. 20, 2011
40a. SAKURA WARS (1997/Japan, color, anime sci-fi historical adventure/OAV)
VHS fan-sub (in Japanese with English subs.)
Vol. 2: eps. 3-4
Spoiler:
Oddball short-length OAV series set in 1920s Tokyo, involving a group of girls who run an all-female theatrical troupe but also pilot early mecha combat vehicles in a war with some secret entity called “Black Web.” Nicely animated and designed, with interesting characters, but the plotting is way off. Ep. 4 seems to have nothing to do with Ep. 3. I haven’t seen eps. 1-2, so I was kind of lost. The music is really nice, though. I’ve seen the later SAKURA WARS MOVIE, which was pretty spectacular, but was undermined, for me, by its strident undertone of anti-Americanism.


40b. POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE (2011/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series)
VHS (taped off Cartoon Network): eps. 10-11/ English dubbed
Dir.: Norihiko Sutou.
#10: A Rival Battle for Club Champ!
#11: A Home for Dwebble
Spoiler:
Ash has a battle with Trip, a conceited a-hole, in the first ep. In the second, he and his team help out Dwebble, a crab-like Pokémon with a rock shell, whose home is taken by a trio of bullying Dwebbles. Team Rocket is sent on a mission to hack into some lab and steal its data on a new kind of metal. Who knew James was such a computer whiz? As long as the job doesn’t require stealing Pokémon, Jessie and James are apparently quite competent. What a surprise. And they wear dark hats, shades and trenchcoats. Even Meowth. Maybe they should get their own series now.


Aug. 22, 2011
41. DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH (1986/U.S., color, animated sci-fi TV series/Marvel-King Features co-production) DVD/ Eps. 1-3
#1: Escape from Mongo
#1: Escape from Mongo (with audio commentary by story editor, director, storyboard artist, actor)
#2: The Creation of Monitor
#3: A Demon in His Pocket
Spoiler:
Unusual collaboration between Marvel Comics and King Features Syndicate designed to produce a series making use of King Features’ famous comic strip characters, Flash Gordon, the Phantom, Mandrake the Magician and Lothar. They all have kids, too, so that’s what was supposed to bring in the kid viewers. I need to see more eps. to see if I like this series or not. But I did find the audio commentary interesting. They pointed out that the voice actors all did their lines together, like a radio show, a practice that’s very rare today, when actors are more likely to come in, do their lines alone and leave it to the editor to cut and paste the lines where they belong. That’s one reason English-language voice-dubbing sounds so lifeless these days—no one to play off of.


Aug. 23, 2011
42. POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE (2011/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series)
VHS (taped off Cartoon Network): eps. 12-15/ English dubbed
Dir.: Norihiko Sutou.
#12: Here Comes the Trubbish Squad
#13: Mincinno-Neat and Tidy!
#14: A Night in the Nacrene City Museum
#15: The Battle According to Lenora
Spoiler:
Ep. #12 includes some surprisingly rebellious and anti-social behavior by a group of kindergarteners eager to keep a garbage Pokémon that their teacher wants to be rid of. After Ash negotiates with the troublesome brats, he takes their side, even though, in my estimation, they’re clearly in the wrong. In eps. 14 & 15 we meet a black female adult character in the big afro’d-Lenora, who works at the Nacrene City Museum as a curator, the second significant black character in the cast this season (after Iris). She beats Ash in a gym battle. And, unlike the voice actress for Iris, the actress doing Lenora's voice is black. (I checked.)


Aug. 24, 2011
43. POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE (2011/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series)
VHS (taped off Cartoon Network): eps. 16-19/ English dubbed
Dir.: Norihiko Sutou.
#16: Rematch at the Nacrene Gym
#17: Scraggy-Hatched to Be Wild!
#18: Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!
#19: A Connoisseur’s Revenge!
Spoiler:
Ash has a rematch with Lenora. Someone in episode #12 gave Ash a Pokémon egg and it hatches in ep. 17—it’s a Scraggy, a highly anti-social Pokémon who likes to head-butt any and all other Pokémon—until it gets attacked by some nasty Spider Pokémon. Ash & Co. get lost in Pinwheel Forest and meet a temperamental artist named Burgh whom Cilan makes fruit salad for (and sleeps next to!) in the gayest episode yet. Question: how do they fit their sleeping bags and cooking implements in those tiny backpacks? Ash sits with a fake Pokémon connoisseur who’s out to get revenge for Cilan beating her. The episodes where they don’t have official battles are the more interesting ones.


Aug. 26, 2011
44. POKÉMON DIAMOND AND PEARL (2008/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series)
DVD Vol. 1: eps. 1-4
#1: Following a Maiden’s Voyage
#2: Two Degrees of Separation
#3: When Pokémon Worlds Collide!
#4: Dawn of a New Era
Spoiler:
I watched the first two eps. for the TV on DVD challenge and have always been meaning to get back to this DVD and see the rest, but it’s been so long since then that I had to re-watch the first two eps. This is the one where Ash meets a new girl, Dawn, another ten-year-old, who becomes his Misty-like traveling companion. Brock, from the first season, shows up out of the blue and joins them. (The newest season, which I’ve watched 19 eps. of so far for this challenge, has yet a new girl, Iris.) Most of the Pokemon eps. I have are on VHS, taped at EP speed off the Cartoon Network, so it’s nice to see some on DVD. The colors and backgrounds are so beautiful. I should get more of these on DVD.


Aug. 27, 2011
45. METROPOLIS (2001/Japan, 107 min., color, anime sci-fi movie)
VHS (English dubbed)
Dir.: Rintaro. Based on a manga story by Osamu Tezuka.
Spoiler:
I re-read the manga before re-watching this movie, which I’d previously seen when it played theatrically in Feb. 2002. I didn’t like it then and I don’t like it now. It’s very different from the manga, which had a much stronger story and more interesting characters and relationships. This one plays up the sci-fi trappings, political machinations and retro-futuristic backgrounds, which have lots of awkward CGI FX inserted into a 2-D animation story. The characters and story lose out. The manga was an early story by Tezuka which plays like a rough draft of “Astro Boy,” which came later.


46. POKÉMON DIAMOND AND PEARL (2008/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series)
DVD Vol. 1: eps. 5-8 (English-dubbed)
#5: Getting’ Twiggy with It!
#6: Different Strokes for Different Blokes
#7: Like It or Lup It!
#8: Gymbaliar!
Spoiler:
It’s dangerous to mix seasons of Pokémon for this challenge, because the episodes tend to blend in with each other and I really want to finish Pokémon Black and White while the earlier eps. are still fresh in my head. But I wanted to finish the eps. on this disc so I wouldn’t have to go back and watch the first four again when I decide to continue with this season. Lots of good stuff in these eps., including some interesting Pokémon-to- Pokémon interaction. In addition, there’s the dancing Ludicolo trio and Team Rocket’s fake gym adorned with psychedelic day-glo colors, all a ruse to cover their Pokémon -stealing scam.


47. ICZER-ONE (1985/Japan, 100 min., color, anime sci-fi OAV)
DVD/Anime Works. (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Toshihiro Hirano.

Spoiler:
Three-part series bundled together on one movie-length disc. With the Iczer series, “Dangaioh” (see #5 and #11, above) and “Vampire Princess Miyu,” Hirano attained a place as one of the masters of 1980s made-for-video (OAV) anime. This one’s got everything notable about the format: beautiful designs for characters, monsters and mecha; bright colors and bold lines; copious nudity; nubile young heroines; ample gore; surreal imagery; giant robot battles; mass destruction of neighborhoods in Tokyo; and grotesque tentacled monsters doing questionable things to the heroine (while keeping it safely out of “hentai” territory). The plot has to do with hot alien babes wanting to take over Earth by sending monsters to possess humans. High school girl Nagisa loses her parents to the monsters and is recruited by super-heroine Iczer One (in tight pink body suit with black boots), an alien herself, to join in saving Earth. I love '80s anime.


Aug. 28, 2011
48. POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE (2011/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series)
VHS (taped off Cartoon Network): eps. 20-23/ English dubbed
Dir.: Norihiko Sutou.
#20: Dancing with the Ducklett Trio!
#21: Venipede Stampede!
#22: Battling for the Love of Bug-Types!
#23: The Lost World of Gothitelle
Spoiler:
I tend to prefer the episodes where they don’t battle. “Venipede Stampede” is particularly good because it shows a Venipede swarm (think football-sized centipedes) invading a city and the resultant debate that Ash has with rival Trip over how to combat it, with Ash favoring reasoning with the creatures and trying to understand what caused their migration from their natural habitat outside the city, while Trip lines up his fire Pokemon to burn up the invaders with flame attacks. So you get a sense of Ash’s philosophical stance after years of training Pokemon. The episode ends on a cliffhanger, yet the next one completely ignores it, leading me to believe that there’s a missing episode that did not get dubbed for American broadcast. I wonder why.


49. ASHITA NO JOE 2 (1981/Japan, 112 min., color, anime drama/movie)
DVD (in Japanese with no subtitles)
Dir.: Osamu Dezaki. Compilation of 1980 TV series, “Ashita no Joe 2,” a sequel to “Ashita no Joe” (1970/see #16 and #18).
Spoiler:
This was a much better quality DVD than that for ASHITA NO JOE THE MOVIE (see #22) and the animation is much more polished, not a surprise since it came ten years after the original. This is more of a straight boxing story than the previous movie and TV series, which had all sorts of sociological details left out of this. Joe also faces a greater variety of international opponents, including two from South America, one from Korea and one from Indonesia (who jumps around the ring like a monkey!). More English is spoken in this. “Joe, you very strong man.” Beautiful animation and design, but much less involving than the earlier versions.


50a. SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (1996/U.S., color, animated superhero TV series/Warner Bros.)
VHS (taped off Toon Disney/Jetix)
#2: The Last Son of Krypton, Part II
#4: Fun and Games
#21: Mxyzpixilated
Spoiler:
I taped some random episodes once and decided to watch them now when I needed to watch something that didn’t require taking notes. And, whaddaya know? There’s plenty of good stuff in these episodes to write about. Why didn’t I tape more of this series? Why didn’t I get all three parts of “Last Son of Krypton”? Part II is wonderful! There’s a scene where young Clark flies for the first time that encapsulates all the joy and wonder of being a superhero. And it’s done with such grace. The Mxyzptlk episode is quite good and draws on the original comic book story from the 1940s. And Gilbert Gottfried does the voice! Great stuff.


50b. BAKUGAN MECHTANIUM SURGE (2011/Japan, color, anime fantasy battle TV series)
VHS (English-dubbed, taped off Cartoon Network) Sequel to “Bakugan Battle Brawlers.”
#19: Unlocking the Gate
Spoiler:
Random episode of random anime battling series derived from “Digimon,” “Yu-Gi-Oh” and a dozen similar series. Young teenage boys control giant mecha warriors, some shaped like dragons and some shaped like traditional human warriors. I had no idea what was going on, who these brats were, or where and when the friggin’ thing is set. Just a random episode taped off Cartoon Network when I was taping Pokémon episodes. It’s no Digimon, believe me.


51. DIGIMON DATA SQUAD (2006/Japan, color, anime fantasy battle TV series/Toei)
VHS (English-dubbed, taped off Toon Disney/Jetix) Eps. 1, 3-5
Dir.: Naoyuki Ito. (Sequel series to “Digimon”)
#1: There Are Monsters among Us!
#3: The Return of Thomas
#4: The New Team of Marcus and Thomas
#5: Digital World, Here We Come!
Spoiler:
I’m a fan of the original “Digimon” series and I very much enjoy this variation on it, with a more hard science fiction approach to the subject and older kids involved as members of a secret agency designed to keep Digimon out of the human world. Interesting for its focus on the characters and their interactions, including intense rivalry between team members Marcus, a scrappy unpolished fighter from the streets, and Thomas Norstein, a supercilious high achiever from an Austrian family with royal roots.


52a. BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (1992/U.S., color, animated superhero TV series/Warner Bros.)
VHS (taped off Toon Disney/Jetix)
#1: On Leather Wings
#9: Be a Clown
Spoiler:
I haven’t seen many episodes of this show. “Be a Clown” features the Joker. I still can’t believe that’s Luke Skywalker’s voice. I kind of have to see more episodes to get a feel for it. I didn’t really like the stories here, but I enjoyed the design and animation. I also don’t understand why Bruce Wayne is portrayed as so humble and ordinary and dully dressed. Isn’t he supposed to be a rich playboy?


Aug. 29, 2011
52b. POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE (2011/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series)
VHS (English dubbed/taped off Cartoon Network): eps. 24-25/
Dir.: Norihiko Sutou.
#24: Emolga The Irresistible!
#25: Emolga and the New Volt Switch!
Spoiler:
Emolga is a new “sky squirrel” Pokémon and one of the most adorable in this season yet. Except for one thing—she’s a really crafty little minx, constantly contriving ways to use her “Attract” power to wangle apples away from any Pokémon and humans that happen to have any and instigate fights between others if it’ll get her what she wants. And she doesn’t get punished for it! Both of these episodes are quite action-packed and full of adventure, including attacks by angry bat and spider Pokémon.


Aug. 30, 2011
53. DOCTOR STRANGE (2007/U.S., 76 min., color, animated superhero DTV movie/Marvel)
Dir.: Frank D. Paur.
Spoiler:
I saw one DC animated movie so far for this challenge (WONDER WOMAN, see #33), so I felt I needed at least one Marvel title. So I put in this one, hoping for some of that beautiful psychedelic and surreal color imagery from the comics I remember reading in the ‘60s, the ones that were drawn by Steve Ditko. None of that is in the movie, a remarkably colorless and unimaginative work that doesn’t even introduce Dr. Strange as a magical superhero until almost an hour into it. It’s slow and ponderous and everyone talks in a low, deep voice, so I found myself being lulled to sleep quite often during the course of it. The end credits feature illustrations from the original comic, which makes the entire preceding movie look pale and artless in comparison. The DVD case says 95 min., but the movie itself is 76 min., about on par with the running times of most DTV superhero animated movies. Rated PG-13 because citizens get killed, including being stripped down to their skeletons, during Dormammu’s monsters’ attacks on New York.


Aug. 31, 2011
54. SILENT MOBIUS (1991/Japan, 53 min., color, anime sci-fi fantasy movie)
VHS (English-dubbed)
Dir.: Kazuo Tomizawa.
Spoiler:
Futuristic urban sci-fi mixed with psychic power and demon-hunting, set in Tokyo in 2028. Short movie, which was followed by an equally short sequel. The heroines are an all-female team of special agents from the AMP, Attacked Mystification Police in the subtitled version, but “Abnormal Mystery Police” in the dub. This movie focuses on recruiting young psychic Katsumi Liqueur and persuading her to join the unit. Beautiful animation and design, although the story isn’t really strong enough to stand on its own. It’s more like a setup for a series to follow. In fact, it was later revamped as a 26-episode TV series in 1998. I have eight eps. from that and I’d hoped to watch them for this challenge. As I recall, Movie 2 was just an elaborate flashback, so the TV series was probably an improvement. I wonder if the monstrous demons in it will make the series episodes qualify for the horror challenge in October.


55. ZOIDS (2001/Japan, color, anime mecha battling TV series/Pioneer)
DVD / English-dubbed. Vol. 3: The Coliseum Battle (eps. 9-12)
#9: The Princess Arrives: Mary Champ
#10: Desert Tusk: Assault of the War Sharks
#11: The Sensational Three: Rematch with Jack Cisco
#12: Zero is Stolen: The Fiery Battle
Spoiler:
Although the DVD case doesn’t indicate it, this is actually “Zoids: New Century,” the second Zoids series and the actual episode numbers are 76-79. In any event, by all rights I shouldn’t enjoy this since it’s yet another anime battling game series in the mold of “Yu-Gi-Oh” and countless others. Yet I do. Partly it’s because the premise isn’t so ridiculous. Here teams of young adults (older characters than you’d find in Pokémon, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Beyblade, etc.) pilot mecha combat machines designed to resemble animals and fight with them against opposing teams as a competitive sport in vast desert terrain landscapes on another planet. I love the way the mecha is designed and animated, with very fluid movement. They move like CGI creations but look like 2-D animation. The inclusion of so much CGI in post-1997 anime was often quite awkward, yet this looks very smooth and polished. Don’t know how they did it, but it works. The characters are amusing and not annoying, if not very deep. But there’s always Gundam if you want deep.


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Re: 2nd Annual August Animation Challenge - List Thread

August 1
1. Monsters, Inc.

August 2
2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

3. Fantastic Four (2006)
Doomsday / Molehattan / Trial by Fire / Doomed

August 3
4. Megamind (2010)

August 4
5. Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection (disc 1)
14 Carrot Rabbit / Ali Baba Bunny / Buccaneer Bunny / Bugs' Bonnets /A Star Is Bored -A Pest In The House / Transylvania 6-5000 / Oily Hare / Stupor Duck /The Stupor Salesman / The Abominable Snow Rabbit /The Super Snooper / The Upstanding Sitter / Hollywood Daffy /You Were Never Duckier

August 5
6. Coraline (2009)

August 6
7.Fantastic Four (2006)
Puppet Master / Zoned Out / Hard Knocks / My Neighbor was a Skrull

8. Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection (disc 2)
Bewitched Bunny /Paying The Piper / The Bear's Tale / Foney Fables /Goldimouse And The Three Cats / Holiday For Shoestrings / Little Red Rodent Hood / Little Redwalking Hood / Red Riding Hoodwinked /The Trial Of Mr. Wolf / The Turn-Tale Wolf / Tom Thumb In Trouble / Tweety And The Beanstalk / A Gander A Mother Goose / Se?Orella And The Glass Huarache

9. The Secret of Nimh (1982)

August 7
10. How to Train your Dragon (2010)
11. 101 Dalmatians (1961)

August 8
12. Pokemon Diamond & Pearls - Galactic Battles
Cheers on Castaways Isle / Hold the Phione / Another One Gabites the Dust! / Stealing the Conversation!

August 9
13. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

August 10
14. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

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31 Movies in 31 days (A first for me)

1st:
1. Gulliver's Travels (1939)
2nd:
2. Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken (1995)
3rd:
3. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (Deleted Movie) (2007)
4th:
4. Rango (2011)
5th:
5. Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen) (1983)
6th:
6. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
7th:
7. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
8th:
8. Cartoon Noir (1999)
9th:
9. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
10th:
10. Majo no takkyűbin (Kiki's Delivery Service) (1989)
11th:
11. Cartoon Crazys Goes To War (1998)
12th:
12. Treasure Planet (2002)
13th:
13. Watership Down (1978)
14th:
14. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001)
15th:
15. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
16th:
16. Mimi wo sumaseba (Whisper of the Heart) (1995)
17th:
17. Chicken Run (2000)
18th:
18. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures of Prince Achmed) (1926)
19th:
19. Snoopy Come Home (1972)
20th:
20. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986)
22nd:
22. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
23rd:
23. Macskafogó (Cat City) (1986)
24th:
24. Titan A.E. (2000)
25th:
25. Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
26th:
26. The Simpsons Movie (2007)
28th:
28. Tangled (2010)
29th:
29. Rio (2011)
30th:
30. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
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Corey31's First Annual Animation Challenge List

Total: 7.75

August 2:
1. South Park Season 14
- Episode 1
- Episode 2
- Episode 3
- Episode 4

August 3:
2. South Park Season 14
- Episode 5
- Episode 6
- Episode 7
- Episode 8

August 5:
3. South Park Season 14
- Episode 9
- Episode 10
- Episode 11
- Episode 12

August 6:
4. South Park Season 14
- Episode 13
- Episode 14

South Park Season 15
- Episode 1
- Episode 2

August 7:
5. South Park Season 15
- Episode 1
- Episode 2
- Episode 3
- Episode 4

6. South Park Season 15
- Episode 5
- Episode 6
- Episode 7

August 22:
7. Megamind
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List is final.
39 entries total
NO checklist

* = first time viewing

August 01
01. Ramen Fighter Miki (2006)*
The Invincible Poster Girl / The Challenger His Name Is Kankuro Nishiyama / An Enemy of Unprecedented Power / Before I Set Off On My Journey

August 02
02. Speed Grapher (2005)*
Depravity City (aka A Corrupt City) / Goddess of Greed (aka Heaps of Cash) / Film Like a Bullet (aka Photographic Death and Destruction) / Lethal Headshot (aka Plundered Girl)

August 03
03. Speed Grapher (2005)*
Whore of Diamonds (aka Diamond Woman) / Out of Focus (aka Farewell, Diamond Woman) / The Big Picture (aka Grotesque Drill) / Dentophobia (aka Kagura's Lamp)

August 05
04. Speed Grapher (2005)*
Into the Bath (aka At the Bath) / Suitengu Cometh (aka Suitengu Comes) / Mother Critical (aka Mother I'll Return At Once) / Left Hand Lullaby (aka Rest, Embraced By the Left Hand)

August 06
05. Saturday Morning Shorts
Popeye (Popeye the Sailor Vol. 1)
The Two-Alarm Fire / The Dance Contest / We Aim to Please / Beware of Barnacle Bill / Be Kind to 'Aminals' / Please to Meet Cha! /The "Hyp-Nut-Tist" (1934-1935) [45' 49"]
Loony Tunes / Merrie Melodies (Loony Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 3)
Hare Force (1944) / Hare Remover (1945) / Hare Tonic (1945) / Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938) / Hollywood Capers (1935) / The Coo Coo Nut Grove (1936) / I Haven't Got a Hat (1935) [51' 29"]

06. Transformers (1984 - 1987)* (Transformers: The Complete Series)
More Than Meet the Eye Part 1 / More Than Meet the Eye Part 2 / More Than Meet the Eye Part 3 / Transport to Oblivion

August 07
07. Barefoot Gen (1983)*
The story of a family living in Hiroshima near the end of WW2 and what happens to them after the atomic bomb is dropped. Excellent movie but its still impossible to understand what it must have been like.
08. Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)*
Three years after the end of Barefoot Gen survival in Hiroshima is still very difficult and there are constant reminders of the bomb. Gen and his adopted brother meet a small band of homeless children and begin helping each other out.

August 08
09. Speed Grapher (2005)*
Ginza the Lawless (aka Uncharted Ginza) / The Wedding Photographer (aka Kagura, Married Woman) / Hell Is a Wet Woman (aka Watery Woman's Hell) / Audit the Wicked (aka Semiannual Financial Report)

August 09
10. Ramen Fighter Miki (2006)*
Let's Set the Record Straight / Duel! Wan-Wan (Bow-Wow) vs. Nya-Nya (Meow-Meow) / Rip Away That Bogus Smile / True, You'd Think He Was the Most Powerful

August 10
11. Justice League (2003)* (Justice League Season 2)
Twilight Part 1 / Twilight Part 2 / Tabula Rasa Part 1 / Tabula Rasa Part 2

August 11
12. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)* In theater
OK prequel. Some things that happen don't make much sense and just move the plot along but the motion capture/cgi stuff/whatever is simply amazing. I thought it was worth seeing just for that although it was reasonably entertaining as well.

August 12
13. Speed Grapher (2005)*
The Reaper and the Nouveau Riche (aka The Death Profiteer) / Fates and Fists (aka Third Bureau) / Lips and Lies (aka Lies and Lips) / Good Vibrations

August 13
14. Saturday Morning Shorts
Miscellaneous* (Mill Creek Giant 600 Cartoon Collection, Disc 3)
Hector's Hectic Life (1948) / (Toby the Pup) In the Museum (1930) / It's a Greek's Life (1936) / Jingles Mendelssohn's Spring Song (1931) / Les Escargots (1965) [34' 41"]
The New 3 Stooges* (Mill Creek Giant 600 Cartoon Collection, Disc 2)
Hairbrained Barbers (Ep. 109) / The Littlest Martian (Ep. 144) / Flat Heads (Ep. 83) / Flycycle Built for Two (Ep. 10) (all 1965) [28' 57"]
Popeye (Popeye the Sailor Vol. 1)
Choose Yer "Weppins" / For Better or Worser / Dizzy Divers / You Gotta Be a Football Hero (all 1935) [27' 38"]

15. Birdman (1967) (Birdman and The Galaxy Trio: The Complete Series)
The Ruthless Ringmaster / The Galaxy Trio in The Battle of the Aquatrons / Birdman vs. The Mummer
Space Ghost (1966) (Space Ghost and Dino Boy: The Complete Series)
Creature King / Dino Boy in The Treemen / The Lizard Slavers
Danger Mouse (1981 - 1982) (Danger Mouse Complete Seasons 1 & 2)
Rogue Robots / Who Stole the Bagpipes
Transformers (1984 - 1987)* (Transformers: The Complete Series)
Roll For It
16. Justice League (2003)* (Justice League Season 2)
Only a Dream Part 1 /Only a Dream Part 2
Batman The Animated Series (1992 - 1995) (Batman The Animated Series Vol. 1)
The Cat and the Claw Part 1 / The Cat and the Claw Part 2

August 14
17. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)*
Touching story of two orphaned children, a brother and sister, trying to survive in Japan during the final days of World War 2. This really could be about any war torn country, any time. This is an excellent film but for some reason I had a greater emotional connect with Gen in Barefoot Gen than I did with Seita.

August 15
18. Justice League (2003)* (Justice League Season 2)
Maid of Honor Part 1 / Maid of Honor Part 2
Batman The Animated Series (1992 - 1995) (Batman The Animated Series Vol. 1)
See No Evil / Beware of Gray Ghost

August 16
19. Speed Grapher (2005)*
All Hail the Glutton (aka The Prime Minister's Breakfast) / Money, Money, Money (aka Give Me Money) / Tender Grave (aka A Grave of Money) / The Roppongi Crisis
This basic structure is that of a person with powers being pursued by other people with powers who are part of a highly secret, very powerful organization. The main characters are mostly adults with only one teenager which is a bit different for shows of this type and there is quite of bit of explicit but not graphic sex, violence, and depravity thus the mature rating. The first third of the series was very strong but the plot became repetitious as every couple of episodes a new foe had to be fought. There is an overall arc but its revelation is poorly paced and there is an end which does clearly wrap up the story (which is not always a given in anime) but there was a lack of tension as the finale played out. Although the characters were all interesting and not cookie-cutter, I felt almost no attachment to any of them. A nice try at something a bit different, enjoyable at times but sometimes very slow moving.


August 17
20. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)*
This was fun. The fight scenes were all well done and the fairly basic plot was enhanced by the multiple Earths idea. The voice acting was adequate. Owlman was my favorite character followed by the just-a-little-bit-hot Superwoman. I also liked how they included some other superheroes from both worlds. I did miss the JSA though. I guess that would have been just too many characters for one movie.

August 18
21. Darkwing Duck (1991 - 1992)* (Darkwing Duck Vol. 1)
Darkly Dawns the Duck Part 1 / Darkly Dawns the Duck Part 2
Batman The Animated Series (1992 - 1995) (Batman The Animated Series Vol. 1)
Feat of Clay Part 1 / Feat of Clay Part 2

August 19
22. Shadow Skill (1998)*
The Power of My Blow Has No Equal / Duelists / Phantom's Keepsake / What My Father Left Me

August 20
23.Saturday Morning Shorts* (Mill Creek Giant 600 Cartoon Collection, Discs 2 & 3)
Felix the Cat in The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (1936)/ Felix the Cat in April Maze (1930) / Screen Song: Little Brown Jug (1948) / Mel-O-Toon's Little Hawk (1960) / The Hoffnung Music Academy (1965) / Screen Songs: Marriage Wows (1949) / Once Upon A Time (1934) / The Hoffnung Palm Court Orchestra (1965) / Parrotville Post Office (1935) / Parrotville Old Folks (1935) / Peeping Penguins (1938) / Picnic Panic (1935) / Play Safe (1936) [94' 51"]
24.More Saturday Morning Shorts!
Popeye (Popeye the Sailor Vol. 1)
King of the Mardi Gras / Adventures of Popeye / The Spinach Overture / Vim, Vigor and Vitaliky (all 1935) [30' 39"]
Loony Tunes / Merrie Melodies (Loony Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 3)
Porky's Road Race (1936) / A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1946) / Porky's Romance (1937) / Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur (1939) / Super-Rabbit (1943) / Daffy Duck and Egghead (1937) / A Gruesome Twosome (1945) / Draftee Daffy (1944) [61' 21"]

25.Birdman (1967) (Birdman and The Galaxy Trio: The Complete Series)
The Quake Threat / The Galaxy Trio Versus the Moltens of Meterous / Avenger for Ransom
Space Ghost (1966) (Space Ghost and Dino Boy: The Complete Series)
The Web / Dino Boy in The Sacrifice / Homing Device
Stingray (1964)* (Stingray The Complete Set Special Edition)
In Search of the Tajmanon / Titan Goes Pop

August 21
26.Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)*
Several stories of individual GL Corps members told in the framework of an overall arc. Nice epic SF feel, excellent animation, above average voice acting. My only complaint is that I didn't really care for Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordon. Not that he did a bad job, just that I wanted someone a little more heroic sounding. Just a matter of taste really. The arc story was actually somewhat similar to the live action theatrical release but Emerald Knights is sooo much better.

August 22
27.Shadow Skill (2008)*
Proud Battlefield / White and Black Flash / Destined Confrontation / Deadly Human Weapons, To the North

August 23
28.Darkwing Duck (1991 - 1992)* (Darkwing Duck Vol. 1)
Beauty and the Beet / Getting Antsy
Danger Mouse (1981 - 1982)* (Danger Mouse Complete Seasons 1 & 2)
Trouble With Ghosts / Chicken Run / The Martian Misfit / The Dream Machine
29.Justice League (2003)* (Justice League Season 2)
Hearts and Minds Part 1 / Hearts and Minds Part 2
Batman The Animated Series (1992 - 1995) (Batman The Animated Series Vol. 1)
Prophecy of Doom / The Jokers Favor

August 24
30.Superman / Batman: Apocalypse (2010)*

August 25
31.Darkwing Duck (1991 - 1992)* (Darkwing Duck Vol. 1)
Night of the Living Spud / Apes of Wrath
Justice League (2003)* (Justice League Season 2)
A Better World Part 1 / A Better World Part 2

August 26
32.Shadow Skill (2008)*
Explosions in the Holy City / Clash of Black and White / Invasion / Black Howling

August 27
33.Shadow Skill (2008)*
With the Heart of a Friend / The Temple of Moonlight / Ghost / The Attacker From the Past
34.Shadow Skill (2008)*
Crimson / The Seventh Dawn / The Fang, 2nd Generation / Darkness and Death
35.Shadow Skill (2008)*
Kannon / Big Sister and Younger Brother / Prepare Yourself / Fist of God
36.Shadow Skill (2008)*
Ying-Style Demon / Path to a Sevalle
Ramen Fighter Miki (2006)*
Giant Star That's About to Fall / Win By Working

August 28
37.Kung Fu Panda (2008)*

August 30
38.Ramen Fighter Miki (2006)*
He Talks With His Back / When You Are Wasted
Danger Mouse (1981 - 1982)* (Danger Mouse Complete Seasons 1 & 2)
Lord of the Bungle / Die Laughing / The World of Machines / Ice Station Camel

August 31
39.Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)*
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August 1st:
1. Voltron: Space Explorers Captured/Escape to Another Planet/A Ghost and Four Keys/The Missing Key

August 2nd:
2. Dink, the Little Dinosaur: Shell Game,Shyler's Friend/Dink Come Home,White Beauty/Crusty's Baby,The Gentle Hunter/Phantom of the Cave,Dry River

August 3rd:
3. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

August 4th:
4. G.I. Joe: The Movie

August 5th:
5. The Last Unicorn
6. Conan The Adventurer: The Night of Fiery Tears/Blood Brothers/Star Of Shadizar/Conan The Gladiator

August 6th:
7. Thundercats (2011): The Sword of Omens/Ancient Spirits of Evil/Ramlak Rising
& Voltron Force: Wanted and Unwanted
8. Winnie the Pooh (2011)

August 7th:
9. The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
10. Conan the Adventurer: The Heart of Rakkir/Men of Stone/The Terrible Torrinon/Greywolf of Xanthus
11. Astonishing X-Men: Gifted

August 8th:
12. Sesame Street & Caillou, watched an hour's worth of each show with my kid
13. Hellboy: Sword of Storms
14. Hellboy: Blood and Iron

August 9th:
15.Conan the Adventurer: Shadow Walkers/The Claw Of Heaven/The Serpent Riders Of Set/Windfang's Eyrie
16.Conan the Adventurer: Seven Against Stygia
& The Pirates of Dark Water: Sister of the Sword/The Soul Stealer/The Living Treasure

August 10th:
17. Toy Story

August 11th:
18. Toy Story 2

August 12th:
19. Toy Story 3
20. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

August 13th:
21. Voltron Force: Predator Robeast & Thundercats(2011): Song of the Petalars & M.A.S.K.: Raiders of the Orient Express/The Manakara Giant

August 14th:
22.Sesame Street & Caillou, watched an hour's worth of each show with my kid

August 15th:
23. Pinocchio (Disney)

August 16th:
24. The Cricket in Times Square/A Very Merry Cricket/Yankee Doodle Cricket/Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

August 17th:
25. South Park - Bigger, Longer & Uncut
26. Fritz the Cat

August 18th:
27. Team America: World Police
28. M.A.S.K.: The Lost Riches of Rio/Deadly Blue Slime/The Currency Conspiracy/Caesar's Sword

August 19th:
29. Thundercats (2011): Old Friends & Voltron Force: Hungry for Voltron & Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Pawn of Shadows/All Fear the Freak

August 20th:
30. Beowulf (Unrated Director's Cut)
31. X-Men: Night of the Sentinels (Parts 1 and 2)/Enter Magneto/Deadly Reunions

August 21st:
32. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
33. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker w/ commentary
34. Shorts: Porky the Wrestler/Steamboat Willie/The Barnyard Battle/The Jazz Fool/Mickey's Choo Choo/Droopy's Good Deed/Droopy Dog-Out Foxed/The Three Little Pups/Droopy's Double Trouble/Northwest Hounded Police/King Size Canary/Doggone Tired/Popeye the Sailor - The Spinach Overture/The Hyp-Nut-Ist

August 22nd:
35. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: What a Night for a Knight/A Clue for Scooby-Doo/Hastle in the Castle/Mine Your Own Business
36. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
37. 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo: To All the Ghouls I've Loved Before/Scoobra Kadoobra/Me and My Shadow Demon/Reflections in a Ghoulish Eye

August 23rd:
38. Metropolis

August 24th:
39. Waltz with Bashir
40. Ponyo

August 25th:
41. G.I. Joe: Renegades: Cousins/Going Underground/Revelations (Parts 1 & 2)

August 26th:
42. The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The Weird Winds of Winona & Voltron Force: Clash of the Lions & Thundercats(2011): Journey to the Tower of Omens

August 27th:
43. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Get Shredder!/Wrath of the Rat King/State of Shock/Cry H.A.V.O.C.!

August 28th:
44. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: H.A.V.O.C. in the Streets!/Enter: Krakus/Cyber-Turtles/Turtle Trek

August 29th:
45. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

August 30th:
46. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

August 31st:
47. Garfield: The Movie
48. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Counterattack/Citadel Rescue/Padawan Lost/Wookiee Hunt








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Spoiler:

-X- Title from your favorite genre(out of what's in your collection) M.A.S.K.- 80s cartoons
-X- Title from your least favorite genre(out of what's in your collection)Voltron-anime
-X- Title with a favorite character - length doesn't matter Batman-Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
-X- Title with a loathed character - length doesn't matter Elmo- Sesame Street
-X- Special feature -PSAs on G.I. Joe: The Movie set
-X- Commentary track-Batman Beyond
-X- Title from the hardest to reach part of your collection - length doesn't matterWho Framed Roger Rabbit?
-X- Title starting with ABC -Conan the Adventurer
-X- Title starting with DEF -Dink, the Little Dinosaur
-X- Title starting with GHI -G.I. Joe: The Movie
-X- Title starting with JKLM -Last Unicorn
-X- Title starting with NOP-Pinocchio
-X- Title starting with QRS-Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
-X- Title starting with TUV -Voltron
-X- Title starting with WXYZ-Winnie the Pooh
-X- First item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matter13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
-X- Last item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matterX-Men
-X- Oldest title(as in year made) - length doesn't matterSnow White & the Seven Dwarfs
-X- Oldest qualifying title you've bought. If you have old VHS tapes, don't forget to look there too. Format doesn't matter. - length doesn't matter-Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
-X- Newest title(as in year made) - length doesn't matter-Winnie The Pooh
-X- Newest title you've bought - length doesn't matter-M.A.S.K.
-X- Finish a season or volume of a series - length doesn't matter-Conan the Adventurer season 1
-X- Pick an item at random. Make sure those crappy ones get an equal chance to get picked-Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
-X- Have a friend/spouse/child/dog/fish pick an item for you. No helping - length doesn't matter- Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Watch one item from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 (optional)-
--- 1910 (optional) -
--- 1920 (optional) -
-X- 1930 - Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
-X- 1940 - Pinocchio
-X- 1950 - Droopy The Three Little Pups
-X- 1960 - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
-X- 1970 - Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
-X- 1980 - Dink, the Little Dinosaur
-X- 1990 -Conan, The Adventurer
-X- 2000 - Hellboy: Blood and Iron
-X- 2010 - Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.

-X- First language - Metropolis (Japanese)
-X- Second language - Waltz with Bashir (Hebrew)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Winnie the Pooh
-X- PG - Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
-X- PG-13 - Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
-X- R - South Park - Bigger, Longer & Uncut
-X- NC-17 - Team America: World Police
-X- X - Fritz the Cat
-X- Unrated - Beowulf

-X- Watch and anime movie or series - Voltron
-X- Watch a US kid's show that originally aired on Sat mornings - Dink, The Little Dinosaur
-X- Puppet show - Sesame Street
-X- Mostly or all CGI - Toy Story
-X- Watch 90+ minutes worth of shorts (i.e Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny) - see Aug. 21st entry
-X- Cartoon based on a newspaper comic strip - Popeye
-X- Motion Comic - Astonishing X-Men: Gifted

These genres:
-X- Superhero cartoon - Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
-X- Comedy - South Park
-X- Adventure - G.I. Joe: The Movie
-X- Fantasy - The Last Unicorn
-X- SF - Thundercats

Watch a movie/show made by:
-X- Walt Disney - Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
-X- Chuck Jones - Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
-X- Ub Iwerks - Steamboat Willie
-X- Ralph Bakshi - Fritz the Cat
-X- Fleischer Brothers - Popeye the Sailor - The Spinach Overture
-X- Paul Dini - Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
-X- Tex Avery - Porky the Wrestler
-X- Hayao Miyazaki - Ponyo

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August 6th

1. The Simpsons - Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes (S20E01)
The Simpsons - Lost Verizon (S20E02)
The Simpsons - Double, Double, Boy in Trouble (S20E03)
The Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror XIX (S20E04)
2. The Simpsons - Dangerous Curves (S20E05)
The Simpsons - Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words (S20E06)
South Park - With Apologies To Jesse Jackson (S11E01)
South Park - Cartman Sucks (S11E02)
3. South Park - Lice Capades (S11E03)
South Park - The Snuke (S11E04)
Family Guy - Back To The Woods (S06E09)
Family Guy - The Former Life of Brian (S06E11)
4. Family Guy - Long John Peter (S06E12)
American Dad - Tearjerker (S04E10)
American Dad - Oedipal Panties (S04E11)
American Dad - Widow Maker (S04E12)
5. American Dad - Red October Sky (S04E13)
American Dad - Office Spaceman (S04E14)
5.5. Finding Nemo

August 7th

South Park - Fantastic Easter Special (S11E05)
South Park - D-Yikes! (S11E06)
7. South Park - Night of the Living Homeless (S11E07)
South Park - Le Petit Tourette (S11E08)
South Park - More Crap (S11E09)
South Park - Imaginationland Pt I (S11E10)
8. South Park - Imaginationland Pt II (S11E11)
South Park - Imaginationland Pt III (S11E12)
Family Guy - Love Blactually (S07E01)
Family Guy - I Dream of Jesus (S07E02)
9. Family Guy - Road To Germany (S07E03)
Family Guy - Baby Not On Board (S07E04)
Family Guy - The Man With Two Brians (S07E05)
Family Guy - Tales Of A Third Grade Nothing (S07E06)
10. Family Guy - Ocean's Three And A Half (S07E07)
Family Guy - Family Gay (S07E08)
Family Guy - The Juice is Loose! (S07E09)
American Dad - Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold (S04E15)
11. American Dad - Spring Breakup (S04E16)
American Dad - 1600 Candles (S05E01)
American Dad - The One That Got Away (S05E02)

August 8th

American Dad - One Little Word (S05E03)
12. American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith (S05E04)
American Dad - Escape From Pearl Bailey (S05E05)
American Dad - Pulling Double Booty (S05E06)

August 9th

The Simpsons - Mypods and Boomsticks (S20E07)
13. The Simpsons - The Burns and the Bees (S20E08)
The Simpsons - Lisa The Drama Queen (S20E09)
The Simpsons - Take My Life Please (S20E10)
The Simpsons - How The Test Was Won (S20E11)

August 20th

14. Fox and the Hound

August 22nd

15. The Simpsons - Homer The Great (S06E12)
The Simpsons - Lisa's Rival (S06E02)
The Simpsons - Bart vs Australia (S06E16)
The Simpsons - Bart Gets An Elephant (S05E17)

August 31th

16.25. South Park - The Royal Pudding (S15E03)

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August 1st
Nothing.

August 2nd
1. Where the Wild Things Are
2. Battle for Terra

August 3rd
3. Samurai Champloo: Episodes 1, 2, 3 & 4
4. Rango

August 4th
5. Samurai Champloo: Episodes 5, 6, 7, & 8
6. Samurai Champloo: Episodes 9 & 10/Futurama: Episodes 2.19 & 2.20

August 5th
7. Osmosis Jones
8. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

August 6th
9. The Fox and the Hound
10. The Fox and the Hound 2
11. Tangled

August 7th
12. Jim Henson's Storytellers: Episodes 1, 2 & 3/Futurama: Episode 7.8
13. Mars Needs Moms

August 8th

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Numes' 2011 Animation Challenge List

August 1st
0.1250. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Rehearsal [1997] imdb DVD
0.2500. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Gallagher [1997] imdb DVD
0.3750. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Eidelweiss [1997] imdb DVD

August 2nd
0.5000. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Anniversary [1997] imdb DVD
0.6250. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Zoltran [1997] imdb DVD

August 3rd
0.7500. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Pilot [1997] imdb DVD
0.8750. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Speck [1997] imdb DVD
1.0625. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Zorak [1997] imdb DVD
1.1875. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Switcheroo [1997] imdb DVD
1.3125. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Mayonnaise [1997] imdb DVD

August 4th
1.4375. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Boo Boo Kitty [1997] imdb DVD
1.5625. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Needledrop [1997] imdb DVD
1.6875. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Brilliant Number One [1997] imdb DVD
1.8125. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast: Brilliant Number Two [1997] imdb Download
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August 1st
1. Futurama: Space Pilot 3000/The Series Has Landed/I, Roommate/Love's Labours Lost in Space
2. Futurama: Fear of a Bot Planet/A Fishful of Dollars/My Three Suns/A Big Piece of Garbage

August 2nd
3. Futurama: Hell Is Other Robots/A Flight to Remember/Mars University/When Aliens Attack
4. Futurama: Fry & the Slurm Factory/I Second That Emotion/Brannigan, Begin Again/A Head in the Polls

August 3rd
5. Futurama: Xmas Story/Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love/The Lesser of Two Evils/Put Your Head on My Shoulders
6. Futurama: Raging Bender/A Bicyclops Built for Two/A Clone of My Own/How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back

August 4th
7. Futurama: The Deep South/Bender Gets Made/Mother's Day/The Problem with Popplers
8. Futurama: Anthology of Interest I/War is the H-Word/The Honking/The Cryonic Woman

August 5th
9. Futurama: Amazon Women in the Mood/Parasites Lost/A Tale of Two Santas/The Luck of the Fryish
10. Futurama: The Birdbot of Ice-catraz/Bendless Love/The Day the Earth Stood Stupid/That's Lobstertainment!

August 6th
11. Futurama: The Cyber House Rules/Where the Buggalo Roam/Insane in the Mainframe/The Route of All Evil
12. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

August 7th
13. Akira (1988)
14. Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out/The Wrong Trousers/A Close Shave/A Matter of Loaf and Death

August 8th
15. Toy Story (1995)
16. Samurai Champloo: Tempestuous Temperaments/Redeye Reprised/Hellhounds for Hire, Pt. 1/Hellhounds for Hire, Pt. 2

August 9th
17. Samurai Champloo: Artistic Anarchy/Stranger Searching/A Risky Racket/The Art of Altercation
18. Futurama: Bendin' in the Wind/Time Keeps On Slipping/I Dated a Robot/"A Leela of Her Own

August 10th
19. Samurai Champloo: Lethal Lunacy/Gamblers and Gallantry/The Disorder Diaries/Beatbox Bandits
20. Samurai Champloo: Misguided Miscreants, Pt. 1/Misguided Miscreants, Pt. 2/Bogus Booty/Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 1

August 11th
21. Samurai Champloo: Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 2/War of the Worlds/Unholy Union/Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 1
22. Samurai Champloo: Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 2/Cosmic Collissions/Baseball Blues/Evanescent Encounter, Pt. 1

August 12th
23. Samurai Champloo: Evanescent Encounter, Pt. 2/Evanescent Encounter, Pt. 3/Futurama: A Pharoah to Remember/Anthology of Interest II
24. Futurama: Roswell That Ends Well/Godfellas/Future Stock/The 30% Iron Chef

August 13th
25. Futurama: Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch/Leela's Homeworld/Love and Rocket/Less Than Hero
26. Futurama: A Taste of Freedom/Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV/Jurassic Bark

August 14th
27. Avatar (2009)
28. Persepolis (2007)

August 15th
29. Toy Story 2 (1999)
30. Futurama: Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles/The Why of Fry/Where No Fan Has Gone Before/The Sting

August 16th
31. Wall-E (2008)
32. UP (2009)

August 17th
33. Futurama: Bend Her/Obsoletely Fabulous/The Farnsworth Parabox/Three Hundred Big Boys
34. Futurama: Spanish Fry/The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings/Cowboy Bebop: Asteroid Blues/Stray Dog Strut

August 18th
35. Cowboy Bebop: Honky Tonk Woman/Gateway Shuffle/Ballad of Fallen Angels/Sympathy for the Devil
36. Cowboy Bebop: Heavy Metal Queen/Waltz for Venus/Jamming with Edward/Ganymede Elegy

August 19th
37. Cowboy Bebop: Toys in the Attic/Jupiter Jazz, Pt. 1/Jupiter Jazz, Pt. 2/Bohemian Rhapsody
38. Cowboy Bebop: My Funny Valentine/Black Dog Serenade/Mushroom Samba/Speak Lika a Child

August 20th
39. Cowboy Bebop: Wild Horses/Pierrot Le Fou/Boogie-Woogie Feng-Shui/Cowboy Funk
40. Cowboy Bebop: Brain Scratch/Hard Luck Woman/The Real Folk Blues, Pt. 1/The Real Folk Blues, Pt. 2

August 21st
41. The Clone Wars: Ambush/Rising Malevolence/Shadow of Malevolence/Destroy Malevolence
42. The Clone Wars: Rookies/Downfall of a Droid/Duel of the Droids/Bombad Jedi/

August 22nd
43. Futurama: Bender's Big Score
44. Futuram: Bender's Game

August 23rd
45. The Clone Wars: Cloak of Darkness/Lair of Grievous/Dooku Captured/The Gungan General
46. The Clone Wars: Jedi Crash/Defenders of Peace/Trespass/The Hidden Enemy

August 24th
47. Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs
48. The Clone Wars: Blue Shadow Virus/Mystery of a Thousand Moons/Storm Over Ryloth/Innocents of Ryloth

August 25th
49. The Clone Wars: Liberty On Ryloth/Hostage Crisis/Holocron Heist/Cargo of Doom
50. The Clone Wars: Children of the Force/Senate Spy/Landing at Point Rain/Weapons Factory

August 26th
51. The Clone Wars: Legacy of Terror/Brain Invaders/Grievous Intrigue/The Deserter
52. The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Lost/The Mandalore Plot/Voyage of Temptation/Duchess of Mandalore

August 27th
53. The Clone Wars: Senate Murders/Cat and Mouse/Bounty Hunters/The Zillo Beast
54. The Clone Wars: The Zillo Beast Strikes Back/Death Trap/R2 Come Home/Lethal Trackdown

August 28th
55. Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
56. Toy Story 3 (2010)

August 29th
57. Futurama: Rebirth/In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela/Attack of the Killer App/Proposition Infinity
58. Futurama: The Duh-Vince Code/Lethal Inspection/The Late Philip J Fry/That Darn Katz

August 30th
59. Futurama: A Clockwork Origin/The Prisoner of Benda/Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences/The Mutants Are Revolting/The Futurama Holiday Spectacular

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Goal: 50

August 1st:
001: Alice In Wonderland [1951] 75 mins. Blu-Ray
Favorite Song: "In A World Of My Own"


August 2nd:
002: The Little Mermaid [1989] 85 mins. DVD
Favorite Song: "Kiss The Girl"




Spoiler:

--- Title from your favorite genre(out of what's in your collection)
--- Title from your least favorite genre(out of what's in your collection)
--- Title with a favorite character - length doesn't matter
--- Title with a loathed character - length doesn't matter
--- Special feature
--- Commentary track
--- Title from the hardest to reach part of your collection - length doesn't matter
--- Title starting with ABC
--- Title starting with DEF
--- Title starting with GHI
--- Title starting with JKLM
--- Title starting with NOP
--- Title starting with QRS
--- Title starting with TUV
--- Title starting with WXYZ
--- First item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matter
--- Last item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matter
--- Oldest title(as in year made) - length doesn't matter
--- Oldest qualifying title you've bought. If you have old VHS tapes, don't forget to look there too. Format doesn't matter. - length doesn't matter
--- Newest title(as in year made) - length doesn't matter
--- Newest title you've bought - length doesn't matter
--- Finish a season or volume of a series - length doesn't matter
--- Pick an item at random. Make sure those crappy ones get an equal chance to get picked
--- Have a friend/spouse/child/dog/fish pick an item for you. No helping - length doesn't matter

Watch one item from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 (optional)-
--- 1910 (optional) -
--- 1920 (optional) -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language -
--- Second language -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -

--- Watch an anime movie or series -
--- Watch a US kid's show that originally aired on Saturday mornings -
--- Puppet show -
--- Mostly or all CGI -
--- Watch 90+ minutes worth of shorts (i.e Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny) -
--- Cartoon based on a newspaper comic strip -
--- Motion Comic -

These genres:
--- Superhero cartoon -
--- Comedy -
--- Adventure -
--- Fantasy -
--- SF -

Watch a movie/show made by:
--- Walt Disney -
--- Chuck Jones -
--- Ub Iwerks -
--- Ralph Bakshi -
--- Fleischer Brothers -
--- Paul Dini -
--- Tex Avery -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
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1. Venture Brothers, Season 1: Dia de Los Dangerous! / Careers in Science / Mid-Life Chrysalis / Eeney, Meeney, Miney... Magic!
2. Venture Brothers, Season 1: The Incredible Mr. Brisby / Tag Sale – You're It! / Home Insecurity / Ghosts of the Sargasso
3. Venture Brothers, Season 1: Ice Station – Impossible! / Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean / Past Tense / The Trial of the Monarch
4. Venture Brothers, Pilot: The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay / Season 1: Return to Spider-Skull Island / Season 2: Powerless in the Face of Death / Hate Floats
5. Batman - The Brave & the Bold: Scorn of the Star Sapphire / Sword of the Atom / Triumvirate of Terror / Brave Beginnings
6. Venture Brothers, Season 2: Love Bheits / Escape to the House of Mummies Part II / Twenty Years to Midnight / Victor. Echo. November.
7. Venture Brothers, Season 2: Assassinanny 911 / Fallen Arches / Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner? / I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills
8. Venture Brothers, Season 2: ˇViva los Muertos! / Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part 1 & 2) / Season 3: Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny
9. Venture Brothers, Season 3: The Doctor Is Sin / Home Is Where the Hate Is / The Invisible Hand of Fate / The Buddy System
10. Venture Brothers, Season 3: Dr. Quymn, Medicine Woman / What Goes Up, Must Come Up / Tears of a Sea Cow / Now Museum - Now You Don't
11. Venture Brothers, Season 3: The Lepidopterists / Orb / The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part 1 & 2)
12. Venture Brothers, Season 4: Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel / Handsome Ransom / Perchance to Dean / Return to Malice
13. Venture Brothers, Season 4: The Revenge Society / Self-Medication / The Better Man / Pinstripes and Poltergeists
14. Venture Brothers, Season 4: The Diving Bell vs. the Butter-Glider / Pomp and Circuitry / Any Which Way But Zeus / Everybody Comes To Hank's
15. Venture Brothers, Season 4: Bright Lights, Dean City / Assisted Suicide / The Silent Partners / Operation P.R.O.M.
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2010 List

My List [1] indicates First Time Viewing
  1. 8/02 Rock-a-Doodle [1]
  2. 8/04 Fritz the Cat [1]
  3. 8/10 Ponyo [1]
  4. 8/12 The Pixar Story [1]
  5. 8/12 Brother Bear [1]
  6. 8/14 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights [1]
    8/25 "Only the Bravest: The Tale of the Green Lantern Corps" (31:51)/"Why Green Lantern Matters: The Talent of Geoff Johns" (18:11)/"Batman: Year One Sneak Peak" (10:47)/"All-Star Superman Sneak Peak" (10:47)/"From Comic to Screen: Abin Sur" (3:11)/"Beautiful...but Deadly - From Comic to Screen: Laira Omoto" (3:52)/"DCU Application Trailer" (0:48)/"Matty Collector Trailer" (0:19)
  7. 8/20 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
  8. 8/21 Eclectic Shorts [1]
  9. 8/25 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!" (Parts 1-5)
  10. 8/28 How to Train Your Dragon [1]
  11. 8/30 Tangled [1]
  12. Transformers: Prime [Hub] 8/03 "Rock Bottom" [1]/8/18 "Con Job" [1]/8/19 "Convoy" [1]/8/20 "Crisscross" [1]
  13. TV Content
    8/08 Space Ghost Coast to Coast "Spanish Translation" (10:52) [1]/The Brak Show "Goldfish" (11:18) [1]/Sealab 2021 "I, Robot" (11:51) [1]/
    Beavis and Butt-Head: The Mike Judge Collection "No Laughing"/"Home Improvement"/"Lawn and Garden"/"Washing the Dog"/"The Crush"
    (27:33) [1]
    8/14 Robot Chicken "S&M Presents"/Aqua Unit Patrol Force "The Creditor"/Aqua Teen Hunger Force "Spirit Journey Formation Anniversary" [adult swim]
  14. She-Ra, Princess of Power - Season One, Volume Two
    8/08 "A Talent for Trouble" [1]/"Troll's Dream" [1]/"Black Snow" [1]/"The Unicorn King" [1]
  15. She-Ra, Princess of Power - Season One, Volume Two
    8/08 "The Anxious Apprentice" [1]/"Zoo Story" [1]/8/09 "Into the Dark Dimension" [1]/"Into the Dark Dimension" commentary with Andy Mangels & J. Michael Straczynski
  16. [adult swim]
    8/08 Family Guy "Hannah Banana" [1]/"April in Quahog" [1]
    8/20 Robot Chicken "We Are a Humble Factory" [1]/Stroker & Hoop "How to Get Dead in Advertising" [1]/Squidbillies "Rebel with a Claus" [1]
  17. Justice League
    8/11 Justice League Unlimited "The Once and Future Thing, Part I: Weird Western Tales" [1]/"The Once and Future Thing, Part II: Time, Warped" [1]
    8/20 Justice League "Hearts and Minds" [1]/"Hearts and Minds, Part II" [1]
  18. TV Content
    8/03 Transformers "The Core" [Hub]
    8/11 Now and Then, Here and There "A Girl Admiring the Sunset" (25:10) [1]
    8/20 Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Counter Attack" [Cartoon Network] [1]
    8/20 Justice League Unlimited "The Return" [1]
  19. TV Content
    8/24 Inspector Gadget "Monster Lake" (22:07) [1]
    8/25 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! "Mama Mia Mario"/"The Great BMX Race" (21:47) [1]
    8/31 The Zeta Project "Shadows" (21:14)
    8/31 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends "Episode 17" (22:40)
  20. Origins of American Animation - Library of Congress Digital Collection
    8/11 The Dinosaur and the Missing Link - A Prehistoric Tragedy (6:54 - in 2 parts) [1]/Us Fellers: Dud Leaves Home (5:16) [1]/Fun in a Bakery Shop (1:38) [1]/Gertie on Tour--excerpts (1:41) [1]/Mary and Gretel (7:35 - in 2 parts) [1]/Mr. Nobody Holme - He Buys a Jitney (1:40) [1]/The Original Katzenjammer Kids. in Policy and Pie (7:41 - in 2 parts) [1]/Keeping Up with the Joneses ["Men's Styles"] (3:53) [1]/Keeping Up with the Joneses ["Women's Styles"] (3:08) [1]/Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (3:19) [1]
    She-Ra, Princess of Power Season One, Volume Two
    8/15 "Treasure of the First Ones" [1]/"Glimmer's Story" [1]/8/17 "The Mines of Mordor" [1]

Checklist
Spoiler:

-X- Title from your favorite genre (out of what's in your collection) - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (superhero)
--- Title from your least favorite genre (out of what's in your collection)
-X- Title with a favorite character - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (Green Lanterns in general; Hal Jordan & Kilowog in particular)
--- Title with a loathed character - length doesn't matter
-X- Special feature - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (all special features except bonus episodes and commentary)
--- Commentary track
-X- Title from the hardest to reach part of your collection - length doesn't matter - Brother Bear
-X- Title starting with ABC - Brother Bear
-X- Title starting with DEF - Fritz the Cat
-X- Title starting with GHI - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
--- Title starting with JKLM
-X- Title starting with NOP - Ponyo
-X- Title starting with QRS - Rock-a-Doodle
-X- Title starting with TUV - Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
--- Title starting with WXYZ
--- First item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matter
-X- Last item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matter - The Zeta Project "Shadows"
-X- Oldest title (as in year made) - length doesn't matter - Fun in a Bakery Shop (1902)
--- Oldest qualifying title you've bought. If you have old VHS tapes, don't forget to look there too. Format doesn't matter. - length doesn't matter
-X- Newest title (as in year made) - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (7 June 2011)
-X- Newest title you've bought - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (14 August 2011)
-X- Finish a season or volume of a series - G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!" (Parts 1-5)
-X- Pick an item at random. Make sure those crappy ones get an equal chance to get picked - Brother Bear
-X- Have a friend/spouse/child/dog/fish pick an item for you. No helping - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

Watch one item from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
-X- 1900 (optional)- Fun in a Bakery Shop (1902)
-X- 1910 (optional) - Keeping Up with the Joneses ["Men's Styles"] (1915)
--- 1920 (optional) -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Fritz the Cat (1972)
-X- 1980 - G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!" (Parts 1-5) (1985)
-X- 1990 - Rock-a-Doodle (1992)
-X- 2000 - Ponyo (2008)
-X- 2010 - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language -
--- Second language -

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Rock-a-Doodle
-X- PG - How to Train Your Dragon
-X- PG-13 - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
-X- X - Fritz the Cat
-X- Unrated - Eclectic Shorts

-X- Watch an anime movie or series - Ponyo
--- Watch a US kid's show that originally aired on Sat mornings -
--- Puppet show -
-X- Mostly or all CGI - How to Train Your Dragon
--- Watch 90+ minutes worth of shorts (i.e Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny) -
--- Cartoon based on a newspaper comic strip -
--- Motion Comic -

These genres:
-X- Superhero cartoon - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
-X- Comedy - Rock-a-Doodle
-X- Adventure - Rock-a-Doodle
-X- Fantasy - Rock-a-Doodle
-X- SF - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

Watch a movie/show made by:
--- Walt Disney -
--- Chuck Jones -
--- Ub Iwerks -
-X- Ralph Bakshi - Fritz the Cat
--- Fleischer Brothers -
--- Paul Dini -
--- Tex Avery -
-X- Hayao Miyazaki -Ponyo


Note: I used to watch several of the older animated shows as a child, so in all likelihood I have seen several of these episodes previously but since they've faded from my memory I have marked them as first-time viewings.

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Spoiler:
* = First time viewing
August 2
  1. Family Guy: "Blue Harvest" / Family Guy: "Something Something Dark Side"
  2. Family Guy: "It's A Trap" / Robot Chicken: "Star Wars" / Robot Chicken: "Star Wars II"
  3. Osmosis Jones (2001)

    August 3
  4. Robot Chicken: "Star Wars III" * / Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam *
  5. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) *
  6. Batman: Under The Red Hood (2010) *
  7. The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Season 1, 2010) * "Iron Man Is Born!" / "Thor the Mighty!" / "Hulk Versus the World / "Meet Captain America"

    August 4
  8. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
  9. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition
  10. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition
  11. The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Season 1, 2010) * "The Man in the Ant Hill" / "Breakout, Part 1" / "Breakout, Part 2" / "Some Assembly Required"

    August 6
  12. The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Season 1, 2010) * "Living Legends" / "Everything Is Wonderful" / "Panther's Quest" / "Gamma World: Part 1"

    August 11 (life got in the way...)
  13. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) *
  14. Batman Beyond: The Movie (1999) *
  15. Wonder Woman (2009) *
  16. Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures! (1987-1988) * "Night On Bald Pate/ Mouse From Another House" / "Me-Yowww!/ Witch Tricks" / "Night Of The Bat-Bat/ Scrap-Happy" / "Catastrophe Cat/ Scrappy's Field-Day"
  17. Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures! (1987-1988) * "The Bag Mouse/ The First Deadly Cheese" / "This Island Mouseville/ Mighty's Musical Classics" / "The Littlest Tramp/ Puffy Goes Berserk" / "The League Of Super-Rodents/ Scrappy's Playhouse"

    August 12
  18. Mars Need Moms! (2011) *

    August 13
  19. Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis (2002) *

    August 14
  20. The Animatrix (2003)

    August 16
  21. Titan A.E. (2000)

    August 18
  22. Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection (1963-65) "Pent-House Mouse" / "The Cat Above and The Mouse Below" / "Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?" / "Much Ado About Mousing" /
    "Snowbody Loves Me" / "The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse" / "Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life" / "Tom-ic Energy" / "Bad Day at Cat Rock" / "The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off" / "Haunted Mouse" / "I'm Just Wild About Jerry" / "Of Feline Bondage" / "The Year of the Mouse"
  23. Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection (1965-67) "The Cat's Me-Ouch!" / "Duel Personality" / "Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary" / "Jerry-Go-Round" / "Love Me, Love My Mouse" / "Puss 'n' Boats" / "Filet Meow" / "Matinee Mouse" / "The A-Tom-Inable Snowman" / "Catty-Cornered" / "Cat and Dupli-cat" / "O-Solar Meow" / "Guided Mouse-ille" / "Rock 'n' Rodent"
  24. Fritz The Cat (1972) *
  25. The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974) *
  26. Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection (1967) "Cannery Rodent" / "The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R." / "Surf-Bored Cat" / "Shutter Bugged Cat" / "Advance and Be Mechanized" / "Purr-Chance to Dream"
    The Complete Superman Collection (1941) * "Superman" / "The Mechanical Monsters" / "The Billion Dollar Limited" / "The Arctic Giant" / "The Bulleteers" / "The Magnetic Telescope" / "The Electric Earthquake" / "Volcano" / "Terror on the Midway"
  27. The Complete Superman Collection (1941) * "Japoteurs" / "Showdown" / "Eleventh Hour" / "Destruction Inc" / "The Mummy Strikes" / "Jungle Drums" / "Underground World" / "Secret Agent"
    Iron Man: Extremis (2010) * "Part 1-6"
  28. The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Season 1, 2010) * "Gamma World: Part 2" / "Masters of Evil"
    Astonishing X-Men: Gifted * "Chapters 1-6"
  29. Ponyo *
  30. The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Season 1, 2010) * "459"/ "Widow's Sting" / "The Man Who Stole Tomorrow" / "Come the Conqueror"

    August 19
  31. Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  32. Antz (1998)
  33. Team America: World Police (2004)
  34. Schoolhouse Rock! Special 30th Anniversary Edition (2002)
  35. Finding Nemo (2003) Visual commentary
  36. Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011) *

    August 20
  37. Up (2009)

    August 21
  38. Watership Down (1978) *

    August 22
  39. Thunderbirds are GO (1966) *

    August 23
  40. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  41. Up (2009) Cine-Explore Commentary
  42. Science Ninja Team Gatchaman "Gatchaman vs Turtle King" / Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season One) "Lair of Grevious" Director's cut / Vintage Mickey (1928-1933) * "Steamboat Willie," Plane Crazy," "The Karnival Kid," "The Birthday Party," "The Castaway," "Mickey's Orphans," "Mickey's Revue," "Building a Building," "Mickey's Streamroller"
  43. The Boondocks, Season 3 (2010) "It's a Black President, Huey Freeman," "Bitches to Rags," "The Red Ball," "The Story of Jimmy Rebel"

    August 24
  44. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  45. Fantasmagorie (1908) / Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) / Spider-Man: The '67 Collection (1967) "The Power of Dr. Octopus," "Sub-Zero for Spidey," "Where Crawls the Lizard," "Electro the Human Lighting Bolt" / Clerks: Uncensored (2000) "Leonardo Leonardo Returns and Dante Has an Important Decision to Make," "The Clipshow Wherein Dante and Randal are Locked in the Freezer and Remember Some of the Great Moments in Their Lives"

    August 26
  46. Pinocchio (1940)
  47. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  48. Bolt (2008)

    August 28
  49. The Clone Wars: Season Two "R2 Come Home" / "Lethal Trackdown" / Tex Avery Cartoons "Car of Tomorrow [UNCENSORED]" (1957) / "Swing Shift Cinderella" / "Ventriloquist Cat" (1950) / "Slap Happy Lion" (1947) / "Symphony in Slang" (1951) / "Rock-a-Bye Bear" (1952) / "Bad Luck Blackie" / "Magical Maestro [UNCENSORED]" (1952) / "King Size Canary" (1947)
  50. Rio (2011) *
  51. VeggieTales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's (2007) *
  52. Megamind (2010)

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Checklist
Spoiler:
-X- Title from your favorite genre(out of what's in your collection) - Up
-X- Title from your least favorite genre(out of what's in your collection) - Ponyo
-X- Title with a favorite character - The Clone Wars: Season Two "R2 Come Home"
-X- Title with a loathed character - Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Lair of Grevious"
-X- Special feature - Up
-X- Commentary track - Finding Nemo
-X- Title from the hardest to reach part of your collection - Titan A.E.
-X- Title starting with ABC - Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
-X- Title starting with DEF - Family Guy: “Blue Harvest”
--- Title starting with GHI -
-X- Title starting with JKLM - Mars Needs Moms!
-X- Title starting with NOP - Osmosis Jones
-X- Title starting with QRS - Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
--- Title starting with TUV
-X- Title starting with WXYZ - Wonder Woman
-X- First item alphabetically in your collection - Antz
-X- Last item alphabetically in your collection - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
-X- Oldest title(as in year made) - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
-X- Oldest qualifying title you've bought. - Gatchaman vs Turtle King
-X- Newest title(as in year made) - Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011)
-X- Newest title you've bought - Robot Chicken: "Star Wars III"
--- Finish a season or volume of a series - length doesn't matter
--- Pick an item at random. Make sure those crappy ones get an equal chance to get picked
--- Have a friend/spouse/child/dog/fish pick an item for you. No helping - length doesn't matter

Watch one item from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
-X- 1900 (optional)- Fantasmagorie (1908)
-X- 1910 (optional) - Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
-X- 1920 (optional) - "Steamboat Willie" (1928)
-X- 1930 - "Building a Building" (1933)
-X- 1940 - Pinocchio
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - Spider-Man: The '67 Collection
-X- 1970 - Watership Down
-X- 1980 - The Secret of NIMH (1982)
--- 1990 -
-X- 2000 - Clerks: Uncensored
-X- 2010 - Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language - Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis (メトロポリス Metoroporisu)
--- Second language -

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Rio
-X- PG - Transformers: The Movie
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
-X- NC-17 - Team America: World Police
-X- X - Fritz The Cat
--- Unrated -

-X- Watch an anime movie or series - Batman: Gotham Knight
-X- Watch a US kid's show that originally aired on Sat mornings - Schoolhouse Rock! Special 30th Anniversary Edition
-X- Puppet show - Thunderbirds are GO
-X- Mostly or all CGI - Megamind
-X- Watch 90+ minutes worth of shorts (i.e Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny) - The Animatrix
-X- Cartoon based on a newspaper comic strip - The Boondocks
-X- Motion Comic - Iron Man: Extremis

These genres:
-X- Superhero cartoon - Astonishing X-Men: Gifted
-X- Comedy - Bolt
-X- Adventure - How to Train Your Dragon
--- Fantasy -
--- SF -

Watch a movie/show made by:
--- Walt Disney -
-X- Chuck Jones - Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection
-X- Ub Iwerks - Vintage Mickey
-X- Ralph Bakshi - Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures!
-X- Fleischer Brothers - The Complete Superman Collection
-X- Paul Dini - Batman Beyond: The Movie
-X- Tex Avery - "Ventriloquist Cat"
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
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*= first time viewing
Title in RED = DVD from my personal collection
OLV = On-line viewing

August 1
1. Iron Man* (1994) episodes: And the sea shall give up its dead / Rejoice! I am Ultimo thy deliverer / Data in, chaos out / Silence my companion, my death destination

August 2
2. All-Star Superman* (2011) Quite possibly THE BEST Superman movie ever made. Yes, It's that good.
3. Iron Man* (1994) episodes: The Grim Reaper wears a Teflon coat / Enemy within, enemy without / The origin of the Mandarin / The Defection of Hawkeye

August 3
4. Loulou de Montmartre* OLV episodes: Le retour d l'homme ŕ la canne d'argent / Le Pensionnat / Escapade / Joyeux Noel Monsieur Le Baron
5. Iron Man* (1994) episodes: Iron Man to the second power parts 1 and 2 / The origin of Iron Man parts 1 and 2

August 4
6. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)
7. Iron Man* (1994-95) episodes: The wedding of Iron Man / The beast within / Fire and rain / Cell of iron

August 5
8. Iron Man* (1995) episodes: Not far from the tree / Beauty knows no pain / Iron Man, on the inside / Distant Boundaries

August 6
9. Superman and Batman: Apokalypse* (2010)
10. Iron Man* (1995) episodes: The armor wars parts 1 and 2 / Empowered / Hulk buster

August 7
11. Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)

August 8
12. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
13. Justice League Unlimited (2005) episodes: The once and future thing parts 1 and 2 / Dark heart / To another shore

August 9
14. Doctor Strange (2007)

August 10
15. Ultimate Avengers (2006)

August 11
16. Batman the Animated Series episodes: Legends of the Dark Knight / Heart of Ice / Over the Edge / I am the Night

August 12 - Nothing
August 13
17. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman* (2003)
August 14
18. Heavy Metal* (1981) Even though I've seen this many times, I mark it as "first time viewing" since this is the first time I've seen the feature length rough cut with commentary included as a bonus feature in the Special Edition DVD. This version is almost a separate movie in itself with enough deleted scenes to make it interesting. Plus it's fascination to see not only the animation, but the very concepts of the film in their early stages.
19 Princess Mononoke (1997)
August 15
20. Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam / DC Showcase shorts: Green Arrow / The Spectre / Jonah Hex (2010)
August 16 - not enough TV episodes for a full entry
August 17
21. Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther* (2006)
August 18
22. Ruby-Spears Superman* (1986) episodes: Destroy the Defendroids - The Adoption / Fugitive from space - The Supermarket / By the skin of the dragon's teeth / The babysitter - Cybron strikes / First day of school
August 19 - Nothing
August 20
23. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
August 21
24. The Hobbit (1977)
August 22
25. The Lord of the Rings (1977)
August 23
26. Fantastic Four* (1994) Episodes: The origin of the Fantastic Four parts 1 & 2 / Mask of Doom parts 1, 2 & 3
August 24 - Nothing
August 25
27. The Invincible Iron Man* (2007)
August 26 - Nothing
August 27
28. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights* (2011) Blu Ray from my personal collection
August 28
29. In Search of Dr. Seuss* (2003)
August 29
30. Spider-Man* (1996) episodes: The Sins of the Fathers parts 6, 7, 8 & 9
August 30
31. Iron Man* (1995) episodes: The hands of the Mandarin parts 1 and 2 / Fantastic Four* (1995) episode: And a blind man shall lead them / Spider-Man* (1968) episode: Kingpinned
32. Justice League Unlimited (2005) episodes: Task Force X / Initiation / Clash / The Brave and the Bold* (2010) episodes: The Chill of the Night / Revenge of the Reach
August 31
33. Gandahar (Light Years) (1987)
34. Azur & Asmar (2006)
35. The Incredible Hulk (1966) episode: The Origin of the Hulk
The rest of my watched pile plus the Hulk episode more or less add up to one entry.
Les Chumballs[/B]* OLV episodes: L'evasion / La foręt mystérieuse / Le Pays des glaces / Le grand barrage
Batman the Animated Series episode: Showdown
Fantasmagorie* (1908) OLV Length: 2 minutes
Private Snafu: Spies (1940's) Length 10 minutes

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2011 August Animation Challenge List

*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
black= personal DVD
green= other

August 1st
1. Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights (Jun Falkenstein, 1994)*

August 2nd
2. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (Lauren Montgomery, 2010)*

August 3rd
3. Coraline (Henry Selick, 2009)

August 4th
4. Futurama: Season Six - 1. "Rebirth" / 2. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" (2010)
-- The Jetsons: Season One - 6. "The Good Little Scouts" / 7. "The Flying Suit" (1962)

August 5th
5. Shrek (Andrew Adamson, 2001)
6. Shrek 2 (Andrew Adamson, 2004)
7. Futurama: Season Six - 3. "Attack of the Killer App" / 4. "Proposition Infinity" / 5. "The Duh-Vinci Code" / 6. "Lethal Inspection (2010)
8. Bambi (David Hand, 1942)

August 6th
9. DangerMouse: Season Seven - 2. "The Ultra Secret Secret" / 3. "Duckula Meets Frankenstoat" / 4. "Where There's a Well There's a Way" / 5. "All Fall Down" (1986)
10. Shrek the Third (Chris Miller, 2007)
11. Shrek Forever After (Mike Mitchell, 2010)*
12. DangerMouse: Season Seven - 6. "Turn of the Tide" (1986)
-- Futurama: Season Six - 7. "The Late Philip J. Fry" / 8. "That Darn Katz!" / 9. "A Clockwork Origin" (2010)

August 7th
13. Futurama: Season Six - 10. "The Prisoner of Benda" / 11. "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences" / 12. "The Mutants Are Revolting" / 13. "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" (2010)
14. DangerMouse: Season Eight - 1. "Gremlin Alert" / 2. "Cor! What a Picture" (1987)
-- DangerMouse: Season Nine - 1. "I Spy with My Little Eye" / 2. "Bigfoot Falls" (1991)
15. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Trey Parker, 1999)

August 8th
16. Shorts from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection (96 min.)
Spoiler:
"For Scent-Imental Reasons" (1949) 7 min.
"So Much for So Little" (1949) 10 min.
"The Two Mouseketeers" (1951) 8 min.
"Johann Mouse" (1952) 8 min.
"Speedy Gonzales" (1955) 7 min.
"Birds Anonymous" (1957) 7 min.
"Knighty-Knight Bugs" (1958) 6 min.
"The Dot and the Line" (1965) 10 min.
"Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor" (1936) 16 min.
"Peace on Earth" (1939) 9 min.
"A Wild Hare" (1940) 8 min.
August 9th
17. DangerMouse: Season Nine - 3. "The Statue of Liberty Caper" / 4. "Penfold Transformed" (1992)
-- Pinky and the Brain: Vol. 3 - 5. "Pinky at the Bat/Schpiel-borg 2000" (1997) / 12. "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town, Again!" (1998)

August 10th
18. DangerMouse: Season Nine - 5. "A Dune with a View" / 6. "Don Coyote and Sancho Penfold" (1992)
-- The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour: Complete Series - 1. "High Rise Hair Raiser/Everyone Hyde!" (1976)*
19. DangerMouse: Season Ten - 1. "Crumhorn Strikes Back" / 2. "Ants, Trees, and... Whoops-a-Daisy" / 3. "There's a Penfold in My Suit" (1992)
-- Pinky and the Brain: Volume Three - 13. "Dangerous Brains" (1998)

August 11th
20. DangerMouse: Season Ten - 4. "Rhyme and Punishment" / 5. "Pillow Fright!" / 6. "Heavy Duty" / 7. "The Intergalactic 147" (1992)
21. Shorts from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection (90 min.)
Spoiler:
"Superman" (1941) 10 min.
"Rhapsody in Rivets" (1941) 7 min.
"The Night Before Christmas" (1941) 9 min.
"Blitz Wolf" (1942) 10 min.
"Pigs in a Polka" (1943) 8 min.
"Swooner Crooner" (1944) 7 min.
"Puss Gets the Boot" (1940) 9 min.
"Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt" (1941) 8 min.
"Walky Talky Hawky" (1946) 7 min.
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse" (1947) 8 min.
"Mouse Wreckers" (1948) 7 min.
August 14th
22. Pinky and the Brain: Volume Three - 6. "Broadway Malady" / 7. "Brainie the Poo/Melancholy Brain" / 8. "Inherit the Wheeze" / 9. "Brain's Night Off/Beach Blanket Brain" (1998)
23. Various short (94 min.)
Spoiler:
from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection
"Hatch Up Your Troubles" (1949) 8 min.
"Jerry's Cousin" (1951) 7 min.
"Touche, Pussy Cat!" (1954) 7 min.
"From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" (1953) 7 min.
"Sandy Claws" (1954) 7 min.
"Good Will to Men" (1955) 8 min.
"Tabasco Road" (1957) 6 min.
"One Droopy Knight" (1957) 7 min.
"High Note" (1960) 6 min.
"Nelly's Folly" (1961) 7 min.
"Now Hear This" (1962) 6 min.
from YouTube
"Boys Night Out" (2003) 6 min.
"Heavenly Appeals" (2009) 2 min.
24. The Invincible Iron Man (Patrick Archibald, 2007)*

August 15th
25. Pinky and the Brain: Volume Three - 10. "The Family that Poits Together, Narfs Together" / 11. "Pinky's Turn/Your Friend: Global Domination" (1998)
-- Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Two - 8. "It Takes Some Getting Used To" / 9. "The Particle Board" (1996)

August 17th
26. Pinky and the Brain: Volume Three - 14. "Whatever Happened to Baby Brain/Just Say Narf" / 15. "The Pinky P.O.V./The Really Great Dictator/Brain Food" / 16. "Brainwashed Part I: Brain, Brain Go Away" / 17. "Brainwashed Part II: I Am Not a Hat" (1998)

August 19th
27. Pinky and the Brain: Volume Three - 18. "Brainwashed Part III: Wash Harder" / 19. "To Russia with Lab Mice/Hickory Dickory Bonk" / 20. "A Legendary Tail/Project B.R.A.I.N." / 21. "The Pinky and Brain Reunion Special" (1998)

August 20th
28. Pinky and the Brain: Volume Three - 22. "Star Warners" (1998)
-- Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Two - 10. "A Journey for the Betterment of People" / 11. "Theory of Intelligence" / 6. "Drinky the Drunk Guy" (1996)

August 21st
29. Justice League: New Frontiers (Dave Bullock, 2008)*

August 24th
30. The Road to El Dorado (Bibo Bergeron, 2000)
31. Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Two - 12. "Henna" / 13. "ESP" (1996)
-- Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Three - 1. "Monte Carlo" / 2. "Blind Date" (1996)

August 25th
32. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Season Two - 1. "Curse of the Collar" (1989)
-- The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo: Complete Series - 1. "To All the Ghouls I've Loved Before" / 2. "Scoobra Kadoobra" / 3. "Me and My Shadow Demon" (1985)

August 26th
33. Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Three - 3. "Fructose" / 4. "Earring" / 5. "Koppleman and Katz" (1996) / 6. "Guess Who" (1997)

August 28th
34. Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Three - 7. "Day Planner" / 8. "Studio Guy" / 9. "Mourning Person" / 10. "L'il Helper" (1997)

August 29th
35. Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Three - 11. "Big Fat Slug" / 12. "New Phone System" / 13. "Reunion" (1997)
-- Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Four - 1. "Ben Treats" (1997
36. The Boondocks: Season Three - 1. "It's a Black President, Huey Freeman" / 2. "Bitches to Rags" (2010)*
-- American Dad: Season Four - 7. "Phantom of the Telephon" (2008) / 8. "Chimdale" (2009)

August 30th
37. Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Four - 2. "Memoirs" / 3. "Electric Bike" / 4. "Broadcaster Ben" / 5. "Trash Day" (1997)
38. Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Four - 6. "Sharon Meyers" (1997)
-- Sealab 2021: Season Three - 2. "Tourist Season" / 3. "Red Dawn" (2003)
-- The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo: Complete Series - 4. "Reflections in a Ghoulish Eye" / "That's Monstertainment" (1985)

August 31st
39. American Dad: Season Four - 9. "Stan Time" / 10. "Family Affair" / 11. "Live and Let Fry" / 12. "Roy Rogers McFreely" (2009)
40. American Dad: Season Four - 13. "Jack's Back" / 14. "Bar Mitzvah Hustle" / 15. "Wife Insurance" / 16. "Delorean Story-an" (2009)
41. American Dad: Season Four - 17. "Every Which Way But Lose" / 18. "Weiner of Our Discontent" / 19. "Daddy Queerest" / 20. "Stan's Night Out" (2009)

Spoiler:

--- Title from your favorite genre(out of what's in your collection)
--- Title from your least favorite genre(out of what's in your collection)
-X- Title with a favorite character - American Dad: Volume Five; Francine Smith
-X- Title with a loathed character - South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut; Cartman
--- Special feature
--- Commentary track
--- Title from the hardest to reach part of your collection - length doesn't matter
--- Title starting with ABC
-X- Title starting with DEF - DangerMouse: The Final Seasons
--- Title starting with GHI
--- Title starting with JKLM
-X- Title starting with NOP - Pinky and the Brain: Volume Three
--- Title starting with QRS
--- Title starting with TUV
--- Title starting with WXYZ
--- First item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matter
--- Last item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matter
--- Oldest title(as in year made) - length doesn't matter
--- Oldest qualifying title you've bought. If you have old VHS tapes, don't forget to look there too. Format doesn't matter. - length doesn't matter
-X- Newest title(as in year made) - Shrek Forever After (2010)
-X- Newest title you've bought - Coraline (2009); bought 7/31/11
-X- Finish a season or volume of a series - Futurama: Volume 5 (2010)
--- Pick an item at random. Make sure those crappy ones get an equal chance to get picked
--- Have a friend/spouse/child/dog/fish pick an item for you. No helping - length doesn't matter

Watch one item from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 (optional)-
--- 1910 (optional) -
--- 1920 (optional) -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-X- 1980 - The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo: Complete Series (1985)
-X- 1990 - Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Three (1996-1997)
-X- 2000 - Shrek 2 (2004)
-X- 2010 - Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language -
--- Second language -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
-X- PG - Shrek (2001)
-X- PG-13 - Justice League: New Frontiers
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -

--- Watch and anime movie or series -
--- Watch a US kid's show that originally aired on Sat mornings -
--- Puppet show -
--- Mostly or all CGI -
-X- Watch 90+ minutes worth of shorts - various from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection
--- Cartoon based on a newspaper comic strip -
--- Motion Comic -

These genres:
-X- Superhero cartoon - The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
-X- Comedy - Shrek the Third (2007)
-X- Adventure - The Road to El Dorado (2000)
-X- Fantasy - Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights (1994)
--- SF -

Watch a movie/show made by:
-X- Walt Disney - Bambi (1942)
--- Chuck Jones -
--- Ub Iwerks -
--- Ralph Bakshi -
--- Fleischer Brothers -
--- Paul Dini -
--- Tex Avery -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -

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I can't believe I missed the start of this and completely missed sci-fi this year
But, I will join in now
Holding Area:
Spoiler:

King of the Hill, Season 3:
1 "Death of a Propane Salesman"
4 "Pregnant Paws"
5 "Next of Shin"
11 "To Spank with Love"


List:
Spoiler:

August 1
August 2
August 3
August 4
Family Guy S5E "Mother Tucker" / Family Guy S5E "Saving Private Brian" / Family Guy S5E "Whistle While Your Wife Works" / Family Guy S5E "Prick Up Your Ears"
August 5
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
Astonishing X-Men: Gifted (6 15-min episodes) / King of the Hill S3E11 1 "Death of a Propane Salesman"

August 6
August 7
The Karate Kid Season 1: 1-4
The Karate Kid Season 1: 5-8
August 8
The Karate Kid Season S1E9-11/King of the Hill S3/E8 "Good Hill Hunting"
Family Guy S5E "Chick Cancer / Family Guy S5E "Barely Legal" / Family Guy S5E "Road to Rupert" / Family Guy S5E "Peter's Two Dads"
Fritz The Cat

August 9
August 10



Checklist:
Spoiler:

--- Title from your favorite genre(out of what's in your collection)
--- Title from your least favorite genre(out of what's in your collection)
--- Title with a favorite character - length doesn't matter
--- Title with a loathed character - length doesn't matter
--- Special feature
--- Commentary track
--- Title from the hardest to reach part of your collection - length doesn't matter
--- Title starting with ABC
--- Title starting with DEF
--- Title starting with GHI
--- Title starting with JKLM
--- Title starting with NOP
--- Title starting with QRS
--- Title starting with TUV
--- Title starting with WXYZ
--- First item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matter
--- Last item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matter
--- Oldest title(as in year made) - length doesn't matter
--- Oldest qualifying title you've bought. If you have old VHS tapes, don't forget to look there too. Format doesn't matter. - length doesn't matter
--- Newest title(as in year made) - length doesn't matter
--- Newest title you've bought - length doesn't matter
-X- Finish a season or volume of a series - length doesn't matter - The Karate Kid
--- Pick an item at random. Make sure those crappy ones get an equal chance to get picked
--- Have a friend/spouse/child/dog/fish pick an item for you. No helping - length doesn't matter

Watch one item from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 (optional)-
--- 1910 (optional) -
--- 1920 (optional) -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Fritz The Cat
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language -
--- Second language -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - Fritz the Cat
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -

--- Watch and anime movie or series -
--- Watch a US kid's show that originally aired on Sat mornings -
--- Puppet show -
--- Mostly or all CGI -
--- Watch 90+ minutes worth of shorts (i.e Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny) -
--- Cartoon based on a newspaper comic strip -
--- Motion Comic - Astonishing X-Men: Gifted

These genres:
--- Superhero cartoon -
--- Comedy - Fritz the Cat
--- Adventure -
--- Fantasy -
--- SF -

Watch a movie/show made by:
--- Walt Disney -
--- Chuck Jones -
--- Ub Iwerks -
-X- Ralph Bakshi - Fritz the Cat
--- Fleischer Brothers -
--- Paul Dini -
--- Tex Avery -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -


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1. Fleischer Brothers: Little Dutch Mill (1934) * 9 min./An Elephant Never Forgets (1935) * 7 min./Be Kind To "Aminals" (1935) 6 min./The Song of the Birds (1935) * 8 min./Stop That Noise (1935) 6 min./Pleased to Meet Cha! (1935) 7 min./Swat the Fly (1935) 6 min./The "Hyp-Nut-Tist" (1935) 7 min./The Kids in the Shoe (1935) * 7 min./No! No! A Thousand Times No!! (1935) 6 min./Choose Yer "Weppins" (1935) 6 min./For Better or Worser (1935) * 7 min./Dancing on the Moon (1935) * 8 min.
2. Droopy: The Three Little Pups (1954) 7 min./Drag-A-Long Droopy (1954) 7 min./Homesteader Droopy(1954) 7 min./Dixieland Droopy (1954) 8 min./Deputy Droopy (1955) * 7 min./Millionaire Droopy(1956) * 7 min./Grin and Share It(1957) * 7 min./Blackboard Jumble(1957) * 6 min./One Droopy Knight (1958) * 7 min./Sheep Wrecked (1958) * 6 min./Mutts About Racing (1958) * 7 min./Droopy Leprechaun (1958) * 7 min.
3. Aladdin (1992) * 90 min.
4. The Return of Jafar (1994) * 69 min.
5. Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1995) * 81 min.
6. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) * 48 min.
7. 9 (2005) * 11 min./9 (2009) * 79 min.
8. The Dark Crystal (1982) * 93 min.
9. Labyrinth (1986) * 101 min.
10. The Book of the Dead (2005) * 69 min.
11. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) * 90 min.
12. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) * 105 min.
13. DEFA Studio for Animation Film:Drum Beat (1974) * 2 min./Star and Flower (1978) * 3 min./Loneliness (1979) * 2 min./Variants (1979) * 3 min./The Rescue (1980) * 2 min./

* First time viewing.

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Pizza Gets Animated
Rating system: Out of 10, 10 being the best

1. Evangelion: 1.11 You Are Not Alone 6/10
2. Evangelion: 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance 7/10
3. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 7/10
4. Waking Sleeping Beauty 8/10
5. All-Star Superman 5/10
6. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad 10/10
7. Jason and the Argonauts 10/10
8. Hair High 8/10
9. The Little Mermaid 10/10
10. Toy Story 8/10
11. Toy Story 2 9/10
12. Toy Story 3 10/10
13. The Princess and the Frog 8/10
14. How to Train Your Dragon 8/10
15. Despicable Me 6/10
16. The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection Volume 2. 6/10
17. King Kong, Vol. 1 5/10
18. King Kong, Vol. 2 5/10
19. Josie and the Pussycats - The Complete Series 7/10
20. Tangled 9/10

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1. Home Movies: Get Away from My Mom (S1E1)
Futurama: Space Pilot 3000 (S1E1)
South Park: Cartman Gets an Anal Probe (S1E1)
Rocko's Modern Life: Carnival Knowledge/Sand in Your Navel (S1E1)

2. Rocko's Modern Life: Sucker for the Suck-O-Matic/Canned (S1E2)
Rocko's Modern Life: Rocko's Happy Sack/Flu-In-U-Enza (S1E3)
South Park: Weight Gain 4000 (S1E2)
Futurama: The Series has Landed (S1E2)

3. Batman: Under the Red Hood

4. The Illusionist


Temp:
The Ant and the Aardvark: The Ant from Uncle (6m)
South Park: Volcano (S1E3)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Benjamin Franklin/Pancho Villa/Christopher Columbus (17m)
Home Movies: I Don't Do Well in Parent-Teacher Conferences (S1E2)


Spoiler:
--- Title from your favorite genre(out of what's in your collection)
--- Title from your least favorite genre(out of what's in your collection)
--- Title with a favorite character - length doesn't matter
--- Title with a loathed character - length doesn't matter
--- Special feature
--- Commentary track
--- Title from the hardest to reach part of your collection - length doesn't matter
-X- Title starting with ABC - Batman: Under the Red Hood
-X- Title starting with DEF - Futurama
-X- Title starting with GHI - Home Movies
--- Title starting with JKLM
--- Title starting with NOP
-X- Title starting with QRS - South Park
--- Title starting with TUV
--- Title starting with WXYZ
--- First item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matter
--- Last item alphabetically in your collection - length doesn't matter
--- Oldest title(as in year made) - length doesn't matter
--- Oldest qualifying title you've bought. If you have old VHS tapes, don't forget to look there too. Format doesn't matter. - length doesn't matter
--- Newest title(as in year made) - length doesn't matter
--- Newest title you've bought - length doesn't matter
--- Finish a season or volume of a series - length doesn't matter
--- Pick an item at random. Make sure those crappy ones get an equal chance to get picked
--- Have a friend/spouse/child/dog/fish pick an item for you. No helping - length doesn't matter

Watch one item from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 (optional)-
--- 1910 (optional) -
--- 1920 (optional) -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language -
--- Second language -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - Batman: Under the Red Hood
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -

--- Watch and anime movie or series -
--- Watch a US kid's show that originally aired on Sat mornings -
--- Puppet show -
--- Mostly or all CGI -
--- Watch 90+ minutes worth of shorts (i.e Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny) -
--- Cartoon based on a newspaper comic strip -
--- Motion Comic -

These genres:
--- Superhero cartoon -
--- Comedy -
--- Adventure -
--- Fantasy -
--- SF -

Watch a movie/show made by:
--- Walt Disney -
--- Chuck Jones -
--- Ub Iwerks -
--- Ralph Bakshi -
--- Fleischer Brothers -
--- Paul Dini -
--- Tex Avery -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -

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August 17
1. The Simpsons-22-1 Elementary School Musical/22-2 Loan-a-Lisa/22-3 Money Bart/22-4 Treehouse of Horror 21
2. The Simpsons-22-5 Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life/22-6 The Fool Monty/22-7 How Munched is That Birdie in the Window/22-8 The Fight Before Christmas
3. The Simpsons-22-9 Donnie Fatso/22-10 Moms I'd Like to Forget/22-11 Flaming Moe/22-12 Homer The Father

August 19
4. The Simpsons-22-13 The Blue and the Gray/22-14 Angry Dad: The Movie/22-15 The Scorpion's Tale/22-16 A Midsummer's Nice Dream
5. Mary and Max

August 20
6. Futurama-4-6 Bender Should Not Be Allowed.../4-7 Jurassic Bark/4-8 Crimes of the Hot/4-9 Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles
7. Tangled

August 21
8. Futurama-4-10 The Why of Fry/4-11 Where No Fan Has Gone Before/4-12 Sting/4-13 Bend Her

August 22
9. Futurama-4-14 Obsoletely Fabulous/4-15 The Farnsworth Parabox/4-16 Three Hundred Big Boys/4-17 Spanish Fry

August 26
10. Simpsons-22-19 The Real Housewives of Fat Tony/22-20 Homer Scissorhands/22-21 500 Keys/22-22 The Ned-Liest Catch

August 28
11. Futurama-3-4 Parasites Lost/3-5 Amazon Women in the Mood/3-6 Bendless Love/3-9 The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz
12. Futurama-3-10 Luck of the Fryish/3-11 The Cyber House Rules/3-12 Insane in the Mainframe/3-15 I Dated a Robot

August 28
13. Harry Shearer on the Kevin Pollack Chat Show (counting this as a Simpsons commentary for obvious reasons)
14. The Pixar Story

August 29
15. Jetsons: The Movie

August 30
16. Futurama-3-7 The Day the Earth Stood Stupid/3-8 That's Lobstertainment!/4-6 Where the Buggalo Roam/5-3 The Route of All Evil
17. Futurama-3-13 Bendin' in the Wind/3-14 Time Keeps on Slipping/4-9 Futurestock/4-1 Roswell That Ends Well

August 31
18. Futurama The Movie: Bender's Big Score

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