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6th Annual August Animation Challenge

6th Annual August Animation Challenge!

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The Details

Challenge starts July 31st at 12:01 am 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, computer, 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

Since the general consensus seems to be for the easy counting method we will go with that. However, it is not required, so if you wish to count another way, feel free, as I will not be doing stats.

How to win

Names will be randomly selected from http://www.random.org/lists/ The top people, one prize per person, get something. Unfortunately, prizes can only go to people in the States.

Sponsors: HamiltonBooks and GoldenWheels!

Prizes:

1. Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, Happiness is...Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures, He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown, and You're A Good Sport, Charlie Brown

2. Archie's Weird Mysteries: The Complete Series, The Wacky World of Tex Avery V. 1, Toxic Crusaders: The Movie and The Animated Movie Guide (book)

3. The Richie Rich Scooby-Doo Show v. 1, Saturday Morning Cartoons V1: 1960s and Saturday Morning Cartoons V1:1970s

Checklist:

Spoiler:
Official Checklist:

*one wildcard is allowed

Watch works from 5 different studios:

--- Warner Bros
--- UPA
--- Paramount
--- Fleischer Studios
--- Disney
--- Famous Studios
--- Screen Gems
--- Studio Ghibli
--- Depatie-Freleng
--- MGM Cartoon Studio
--- Rankin/Bass
--- Dreamworks Animation


Watch works from 6 different directors:

--- Tex Avery
--- Friz Freleng
--- Chuck Jones
--- Hanna & Barbera
--- Peter Lord
--- Frank Tashlin
--- Bruce W. Timm
--- John Kricfalusi
--- Nick Park
--- Bob Clampett
--- Brothers Quay
--- Hayao Miyazaki
--- Satoshi Kon
--- Don Bluth
--- John and Faith Hubley
--- Gene Deitch


Watch 5 Winsor McKay Award Winners from the Annie Awards:

--- Max & Dave Fleischer
--- Tex Avery
--- Fritz Freleng
--- Chuck Jones
--- Walt Disney
--- Bill Hanna & William Barbera
--- Mel Blanc
--- Ub Iwerks
--- Wolfgang Reitherman
--- Sterling Holloway (actor)
--- Ray Harryhausen
--- Ralph Bakshi
--- Don Bluth
--- Genndy Tartakovsky
--- Mike Judge
--- John Lasseter
--- Tim Burton
--- Bruce Timm
--- Matt Groenig

From iCheckMovies:

Watch 2 short films from Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation
--- Film 1
--- Film 2

Watch 2 short films from ASIFA's Top 50 Animated Short Films
--- Film 1
--- Film 2

Watch 2 animated films from Golden 100 of Russian Animation
--- Film 1
--- Film 2

Watch 2 films from Filmspotting Top 100 Animated Films
--- Film 1
--- Film 2

Watch 2 Annie Awards Best Animated Feature winners
--- Film 1
--- Film 2

Watch 2 films from Japan Academy Awards' Excellent Animations list
--- Film 1
--- Film 2

Watch 2 films from The Animated Movie Guide: Top 60 Animated Features Never Theatrically Released in the United States (from Jerry Beck's book The Animated Movie Guide)
--- Film 1
--- Film 2

--- Watch a Saturn Award for Best Animation Film winner - Film 1


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 an animated movie that spawned a TV spin-off OR an animated movie that was based on an animated TV show -
--- Watch a work of animated non-fiction [i.e., Waltz with Bashir, etc.] -
--- Watch an Academy Award Best Animated Feature winner -
--- Watch an Academy Award Best Short Subject (Cartoon)/Animated Short winner -


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


Easy access links to the iCheckMovies part of the checklist. Thanks coyoteblue!


Spoiler:
For August 2016: Add actors/actresses to watch to checklist:
Jim Backus
Mel Blanc
June Foray
Dan Castellaneta
Jim Cummings
Ed Asner
Maurice LaMarche
Megumi Hayashibara
Bill Fagerbakke
Tom Kenny
Clancy Brown
Ron Perlman
Andrea Martin
Paul Frees
Daws Butler
Tara Strong
Edward Everett Horton
Hans Conried
Nancy Cartwright
Mark Hamill
Dom DeLuise
Alan Tudyk
Frank Welker
Maurice LaMarche
Billy West
Kelly Hu

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Re: 6th Annual August Animation Challenge

Can't wait. I've even slowed down on sci-fi cartoons to keep cartoons fresh next month.
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In for four, thanks for running this.
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Re: 6th Annual August Animation Challenge

I did a blind buy of Cowboy Bebop (the entire series) last week from Amazon so will watch it this month to see if I like it or not.
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Originally Posted by BobO'Link
I did a blind buy of Cowboy Bebop (the entire series) last week from Amazon so will watch it this month to see if I like it or not.
I saved watching my set for this challenge as well and I'm really looking forward to it.

Question for those in the know:  I have read that this series has a great English dub. Would you recommend that I watch with the English dub first or Japanese with subtitles?
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Originally Posted by BobO'Link
I did a blind buy of Cowboy Bebop (the entire series) last week from Amazon so will watch it this month to see if I like it or not.
It qualifies for the Sci-Fi Challenge also. In fact, I started this month with Cowboy Bebop #1, for old times' sake. I love that series. Just be aware that despite the frequent comic tone (think Lupin the 3rd meets Neuromancer), there are some very serious episodes. The wide-ranging music score by Yoko Kanno is pretty amazing. A girl I went to high school with sings on the soundtrack. And each episode title references some genre of music.
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Originally Posted by wishbone
Question for those in the know:  I have read that this series has a great English dub. Would you recommend that I watch with the English dub first or Japanese with subtitles?
Cowboy Bebop is one of the few series where watching with the English dub is preferred and recommended (Big O is another one).

I've got an hankerin' to burn through Flame of Recca; I've read through the arc covered by the anime and it'll be interesting to see what (if any) changes they've made to the story. I've still got 10 or so volumes to go for the manga.

Another item on my 'to be watched list' is Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart (2013)
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
It qualifies for the Sci-Fi Challenge also.
Yes, I know. I'm so backed up with non-animated SF series I'm purposely waiting for the Animation Challenge for this one. Part of me wants to start it to find out (I've heard if you like Firefly you'll like Cowboy Bebop - Firefly is a SF TV Top 10 Favorite) but that backlog won't let me.
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Originally Posted by coyoteblue
Cowboy Bebop is one of the few series where watching with the English dub is preferred and recommended (Big O is another one).
Thanks! Being animation I pretty much figured there's no issue with lip sync with a English dub but had wondered the same thing. English track it is.
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Originally Posted by BobO'Link
Thanks! Being animation I pretty much figured there's no issue with lip sync with a English dub but had wondered the same thing. English track it is.
To be honest, I've never heard the English dub of COWBOY BEBOP, so I don't know how good it is. The Japanese voice actors are superb, and if you listen to the English dub you miss out on hearing the dulcet tones of Megumi Hayashibara in the role of Faye Valentine. She's one of my favorite singers in the world, as well as being one of my favorite voice actresses.
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I'm not much of a dub fan, myself. 99% of the stuff I watch will be with Japanese audio. Bebop is one of the very, very few dub exceptions I make.
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My wife loves One Piece but I don't think I'll be ready to start that for next month. One long running series at a time.

I think I'm going to watch movies that do stop motion animation, robotics, and other non-cartoon type animation.
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Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
My wife loves One Piece but I don't think I'll be ready to start that for next month. One long running series at a time.

I think I'm going to watch movies that do stop motion animation, robotics, and other non-cartoon type animation.
I have a few movies like that myself.
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Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
My wife loves One Piece but I don't think I'll be ready to start that for next month. One long running series at a time.

I think I'm going to watch movies that do stop motion animation, robotics, and other non-cartoon type animation.
Movies like these?

The Puppetoon Movie (1987)
Gumby: The Movie (1995)
Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)
Thunderbird 6 (1968)
Team America: World Police (2004)
Walace & Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Coraline (2009)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Strings (2004)
Toys in the Attic (2009)
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I'm a little chagrined to say that I typically watch anime series dubbed if one is available and not terrible. Usually, the reviews at Anime News Network reliably assess the dubs and subs. With some favorite anime series, such as Fullmetal Alchemist and Wolf's Rain, the English voice actors are too connected to the characters for me to watch subbed. Honestly, it's easier to watch a good dub since I often have dinner while watching television.

I've been waffling about participating in this challenge. However, this could be a good time to work through a couple anime series and Saturday morning cartoons. I really want to delve into Attack on Titan and Death Note.
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Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
My wife loves One Piece but I don't think I'll be ready to start that for next month. One long running series at a time.

I think I'm going to watch movies that do stop motion animation, robotics, and other non-cartoon type animation.
I love One Piece! It's so good! Perhaps, I should finally pick up the next collection I need and continue. I will be king of the pirates!
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Originally Posted by mrcellophane
I've been waffling about participating in this challenge. However, this could be a good time to work through a couple anime series and Saturday morning cartoons. I really want to delve into Attack on Titan and Death Note.


You should participate even if it's just a little bit.
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Originally Posted by coyoteblue
Movies like these?

The Puppetoon Movie (1987)
Gumby: The Movie (1995)
Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)
Thunderbird 6 (1968)
Team America: World Police (2004)
Walace & Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Coraline (2009)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Strings (2004)
Toys in the Attic (2009)
Some like that, definitely The Boxtrolls, and some unwatched Ray Harryhausen films as well as David Allen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_W._Allen stuff. I just got Dolls on blu-ray Monday and Robot Jox on blu-ray just shipped, so I might do a Robot Jox and Robot Wars double feature. Maybe another double feature with Q and The Crater Lake Monster.

Since Jurassic World is out, I might dig up the Prehysteria! trilogy and watch those for the first time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehysteria!_(film_series)

Originally Posted by mrcellophane
I love One Piece! It's so good! Perhaps, I should finally pick up the next collection I need and continue. I will be king of the pirates!
Check out the Amazon exclusive collections. They put a few of the collection sets together in a box set and it can sometimes end up being slightly cheaper than buying individually.
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Sounds like everybody already has quite a line up of options! I bought recently the Winsor McCay: The Master Edition collection that I'm eager to watch. Otherwise, it's going to be whatever I haven't watched yet. Despicable Me 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, to start with.

Originally Posted by mrcellophane
I'm a little chagrined to say that I typically watch anime series dubbed if one is available and not terrible. ...Honestly, it's easier to watch a good dub since I often have dinner while watching television.

I've been waffling about participating in this challenge. However, this could be a good time to work through a couple anime series and Saturday morning cartoons. I really want to delve into Attack on Titan and Death Note.
I have to admit to the same. While some films the dubbing is horrible and I prefer the sub titles to it, I tend to be doing something else while watching. Bad habit, but I blame society for my need to multitask. O

Originally Posted by wishbone


You should participate even if it's just a little bit.
What wishbone said! Seriously, even just a little bit counts!

Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
Some like that, definitely The Boxtrolls, and some unwatched Ray Harryhausen films as well as David Allen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_W._Allen stuff. I just got Dolls on blu-ray Monday and Robot Jox on blu-ray just shipped, so I might do a Robot Jox and Robot Wars double feature. Maybe another double feature with Q and The Crater Lake Monster.
Watched Boxtrolls not too long ago and it was alright. I liked the animation aspects of it much more than the actual story, though.
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Originally Posted by coyoteblue
Movies like these?

The Puppetoon Movie (1987)
Gumby: The Movie (1995)
Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)
Thunderbird 6 (1968)
Team America: World Police (2004)
Walace & Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Coraline (2009)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Strings (2004)
Toys in the Attic (2009)
Speaking of which, the 1949 British color version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, mixing live actors with stop-motion puppet animation, is up on YouTube. If you've never seen it, it's worth a look. It's quite a curio. Disney supposedly suppressed it to clear the way for his version.

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Just dropped into the thread to see why there was so much pre-discussion, and I find it's all about Cowboy Bebop! I've seen a few episodes, but like many finally bit on the full BD set recently so I might watch that along with everyone else.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
Speaking of which, the 1949 British color version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, mixing live actors with stop-motion puppet animation, is up on YouTube. If you've never seen it, it's worth a look. It's quite a curio. Disney supposedly suppressed it to clear the way for his version.
Thanks for posting this. It also counts for the current challenge! (Actually, I think I'll watch it tonight as I need something from the '40s anyway...)
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
Speaking of which, the 1949 British color version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, mixing live actors with stop-motion puppet animation, is up on YouTube. If you've never seen it, it's worth a look. It's quite a curio. Disney supposedly suppressed it to clear the way for his version.
I can't recall of ever hearing of this version of the story. I'll definitely be watching it for Animation challenge or the current challenge.
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I have so much animation available, I have no clue what to work on.

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