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3rd Annual August Animation Challenge - Discussion Thread

3nd August Animation Challenge

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Challenge Starts July 31st at 12:01am local time

Challenge ends September 1st at dawn

Rules

Movies/TV shows should be labeled Animation from either imdb.com or allmovie.com. Other labels don't matter as long as there is at least a Animation label from one of those sites. Action/Animation would be fine.

This is the challenge where any and all types of animation is welcome, omputer, hand drawn, puppetry, stop motion, etc. The entire movie/show does not need to be completely animated. Something like Roger Rabbit or a Ray Harryhausen film would generally be allowed.

If anyone has a problem with something someone watches or just wants an opinion on if it's animation or not, ask here.

Animation documentaries are allowed but not DVD featurettes/interviews that are just fluff promo pieces.

As with the other challenges, the lists must be numbered or it won't count.

Watching the movie/show with the commentary can counted as unique items.

Watching multiple versions(theatrical and director's cut) of the same movie/show will also count.

Lists

This year we are counting by running times instead of the standard way of entries. You'll want to list the running time for what you watch, as well as keep a grand total.

Example
August 1:
1 hour 30 minutes - The Boy With Green Hair (90 min)
3 hours 4 minutes - Journey to the Center of the Earth (94 min)
3 hours 27 minutes - Pokeman Season 1 Episode 4 (23 min)
You don't have to follow this exact format but as long as you keep a grand running time total, you're fine. I would strongly recommend keeping the running time of what you watch next to it, in case you figure out you messed up with your grand total.

For those that like to hit the unofficial goal of 100, with the new counting system, that would be 6 Days and 6 Hours

How to win

Names will be randomly selected from http://www.random.org/lists/ The top people, one prize per person, get something.

There's 1 way to get an entry:
  1. Participate by watching at least 1 item

The List Thread will be up at least a day before the challenge begins.

3 wild cards for all. Use for those shows you want to watch but know they really don't count but they're pretty close or borderline to counting.

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under construction
--- 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 -
--- Title with a loathed character -
--- Special feature
--- Commentary track
--- Title from the hardest to reach part of your collection -
--- 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 -
--- Last item alphabetically in your collection -
--- Oldest title(as in year made) -
--- Oldest qualifying title you've bought. If you have old VHS tapes, don't forget to look there too. Format doesn't matter. -
--- Newest title(as in year made) -
--- Newest title you've bought -
--- Finish a season or volume of a series -
--- 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 them out. -

Watch animation from at least 9 different decades:
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch animation from at least two languages other than English:
--- First language -
--- Second language -

Watch animation from at least three different TV stations(streaming from the channel's online site is acceptable):
--- First station -
--- Second station -
--- Third station -

Watch 100 unique commercials that have animation(don't forget that you can count these on your watch list):
Spoiler:

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Watch animation from at least three different formats:
--- First format -
--- Second format -
--- Third format -

Watch animation from at least 4 different ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -

Watch animation from at least 4 of these categories:
--- Watch an 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 -

Watch animation from at least 6 different genres:
--- Action -
--- Comedy -
--- Adventure -
--- Fantasy -
--- Science Fiction -
--- Horror -
--- Mystery -
--- Western -
--- Drama -
--- Crime -
--- Romance -
--- War -

Need help with cartoons from a newspaper comic strip?
Spoiler:
Alley Oop
Baby Blues
Barney Google
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith
B.C.
Beatle Bailey
Blondie
Bloom County/Opus/Outland
The Boondocks
Broom Hilda
The Captain and the Kids (aka, The Katzenjammer Kids)
Cathy
Dennis the Menace
Dick Tracy
Dilbert
Doonsbury
Dream of the Rarebit Fiend
The Dropouts
Emmy Lou
The Family Circus
The Far Side
Flash Gordon
For Better or For Worse
Fred Basset
Garfield
Girls & Sports
Hagar the Horrible
Heathcliff
Hejji
Henry
Krazy Kat
Life in Hell
Li'l Abner
Little Jimmy
The Little King
Little Lulu
Little Nemo in Slumberland
Mandrake the Magician
Marmaduke
Moon Mullins
Mother Goose and Grimm
Mutt and Jeff
Nancy
Over the Hedge (CGI)
Ox Tales
Peanuts
The Phantom
Pogo
Popeye
Prince Valiant
Reg'lar Fellers
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Rupert Bear
Scamp
Smokey Stover
Snafu
Tarzan
Toonerville Folks (aka, Toonerville Trolley)
Tumbleweeds
Wee Pals (aka, Kid Power)
Ziggy

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Re: 3rd Annual August Animation Challenge - Discussion Thread

I'm half tempted to change the counting on this one to be where anything you watch, within reason, counts as one. I don't think watching a cereal commercial should count as anything, unless you watched a whole lot of them and were keeping track.
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Looking forward to this. Already got some sci fi/animation set aside for the 31st.
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I think I'll watch the Quasimodo series I picked up at the dollar store.
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I could watch sci-fi/fantasy anime all this month AND the next and still only scratch the surface of the series I have that I want to watch--or re-watch--in their entirety:

A.D. POLICE
ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS
BUBBLEGUM CRISIS TOKYO 2040
CHOBITS
COMBATTLER V
DANCOUGAR
DIGIMON DATA SQUAD
D.N.ANGEL
EDEN OF THE EAST
INUYASHA
THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM (and assorted sequels)
RECORD OF LODOSS WAR
ROBOTECH
SLAYERS
STAR BLAZERS
TENCHI UNIVERSE
TOWARD THE TERRA

...to name the ones I can think of without being at home to look at my shelves.

If the animation challenge lasted a year, I might make a dent.

P.S.: ARMORED FLEET DAIRUGGER, BEAST KING GOLION, TEKKAMAN BLADE...

Plus all the non-sci-fi anime series I need to watch:

AI YORI AOSHI
BASILISK
BECK MONGOLIAN CHOP SQUAD
BOYS OVER FLOWERS
DOG OF FLANDERS
FANCY LALA
FULL MOON O SAGASHITE
HEIDI, GIRL OF THE ALPS
INITIAL D
MAISON IKKOKU
MARMALADE BOY
NANA
NODAME CANTABILE
RUROUNI KENSHIN
SPEED GRAPHER

...to name a few

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If anyone has suggestions for the checklist, I'm all Mickey Mouse ears.

I'll probably add more genres along with grouping them together, same deal with "Watch a movie/show made by". Maybe change the decade section to "watch something from 7 different decades".
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Was there really an animated Dune? Or is my gullibility showing its head again?
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I have been picking up lots of Disney movies and Robotech the Macross Saga for this. Will be my 1st animated challenge.
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Originally Posted by Indy24LA
I have been picking up lots of Disney movies and Robotech the Macross Saga for this. Will be my 1st animated challenge.
I plan to watch Robotech the Macross Saga as well, as I picked it up at a comic con a few months back. Hope you have fun with this, last year was my first animation challenge.
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Originally Posted by shadokitty
I plan to watch Robotech the Macross Saga as well, as I picked it up at a comic con a few months back. Hope you have fun with this, last year was my first animation challenge.
I had them all on video tape from WAY back when and was pretty shocked to see the complete Macross Saga at Walmart for 10 bucks a couple months ago.
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Originally Posted by Indy24LA
I had them all on video tape from WAY back when and was pretty shocked to see the complete Macross Saga at Walmart for 10 bucks a couple months ago.
Worth buying simply to make room on your shelves. There were different releases on tape. One set offered two eps. plus their Japanese versions. One set offered 5 eps. per tape.
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Planning to try and finish all the PIXAR I haven't watched - there are quite a few including Cars, The Incredibles, and Wall-E.
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It's early enough that I want to try something different. Instead of counting the current way, this year I want to instead switch it to counting running times of things. It'll either work great or awful but it does reduce the pain of trying to figure out how much of a fraction of an entry does a 7 minute cartoon count as.

I also probably won't run either of my challenges anymore, since I can't devote the time to hosting them that I should.

Something Weird is also donating prizes and I'll post that stuff soon, along with the list thread.
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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
It's early enough that I want to try something different. Instead of counting the current way, this year I want to instead switch it to counting running times of things. It'll either work great or awful but it does reduce the pain of trying to figure out how much of a fraction of an entry does a 7 minute cartoon count as.

Can you elaborate on this in more detail? For instance, how long a running time do you need to count a full entry?
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Instead of doing something like:
1. The Boy with Green Hair
2. Journey to the Center of the Earth
2.25 Pokeman Season 1 Episode 4

It would look something like:
1 hour 30 minutes - The Boy With Green Hair (90 min)
3 hours 4 minutes - Journey to the Center of the Earth (94 min)
3 hours 27 minutes - Pokeman Season 1 Episode 4 (23 min)

For myself, I'm included the running time of each thing, just in case I mess up my total running time and need to fix it days later when I don't remember how long something was. Now I wouldn't have to waste time finding it just to see how long it was. That part is optional but probably helpful but the new counting system is what I'd like to use for this year.
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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
Instead of doing something like:
1. The Boy with Green Hair
2. Journey to the Center of the Earth
2.25 Pokeman Season 1 Episode 4

It would look something like:
1 hour 30 minutes - The Boy With Green Hair (90 min)
3 hours 4 minutes - Journey to the Center of the Earth (94 min)
3 hours 27 minutes - Pokeman Season 1 Episode 4 (23 min)

For myself, I'm included the running time of each thing, just in case I mess up my total running time and need to fix it days later when I don't remember how long something was. Now I wouldn't have to waste time finding it just to see how long it was. That part is optional but probably helpful but the new counting system is what I'd like to use for this year.
So you would do away with numbering?! What would the last entry look like?
One hundred hours and 46 minutes - Dragon Ball Z #118

To someone math-challenged like myself, this seems kind of unwieldy. I'd have to do a lot more adding than I'm comfortable with. And I hate having to use a calculator.
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I'm gonna hit 100 (minutes) for sure in this challenge!
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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
I also probably won't run either of my challenges anymore, since I can't devote the time to hosting them that I should.
Wait, what?! Not permitted.
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So you would do away with numbering?! What would the last entry look like?
One hundred hours and 46 minutes - Dragon Ball Z #118

To someone math-challenged like myself, this seems kind of unwieldy. I'd have to do a lot more adding than I'm comfortable with. And I hate having to use a calculator.
You could turn your 100 hours to 4 days, 4 hours, 96 minutes.

I know the old way was a pain for others when they'd watch lots of shorts and they'd end up not doing any counting of entries since it got to be too much math.

I just ask that we give it the old college try and see how it goes this year.
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I've been thinking for a while that the 100 item goal is kinda unrealistic. Yes, I know people reach it, but I know that I (and other people) don't have the time to watch the equivalent of at least 3 movies a day for a month to reach the goal. I think 75 would be more realistic and would still require effort. I know it's not as glamorous as 100. The adding time is not unreasonable, but how about something like this:

90 - The Boy With Green Hair (90 min)
184 - Journey to the Center of the Earth (94 min)
207 - Pokeman Season 1 Episode 4 (23 min)

grand total: 3 hours 45 minutes

A little less typing, easier to keep track of and just divide to total by 60 to get the grand total.

What would be the goal? Say using a 90 minute movie as a baseline, 100 items would be 9000 minutes or 150 hours, 75 items would be 6750 minutes or 112.50 hours.

Also, maybe the animation challenge list should be more tv oriented, since there's way more animation for tv than theatrical animation.
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That works too, except there's still a little more work than just dividing the total by 60. Your grand total should actually be 3 hours 27 minutes.

Checklist isn't finalized yet. I'll work on a rough draft this week.
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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
That works too, except there's still a little more work than just dividing the total by 60. Your grand total should actually be 3 hours 27 minutes.

Checklist isn't finalized yet. I'll work on a rough draft this week.
Yeah, I was wondering how that math worked. He divided by 60 and got 3.45, the 45 being 100ths of an hour, not 60ths of an hour. So 27 minutes instead of 45.
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Originally Posted by davidh777
Yeah, I was wondering how that math worked. He divided by 60 and got 3.45, the 45 being 100ths of an hour, not 60ths of an hour. So 27 minutes instead of 45.
Math, alas, is not my forté.
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Originally Posted by coyoteblue
Math, alas, is not my forté.
Understandable, and I don't think there's anything wrong with just going with a grand total since the numbers look better anyway. I'm with you on the difficulty of reaching 100--I think I've only done it for one or two challenges, and never when a two-hour movie was need to count as one. Fine with me for trying the new Peepers system.

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