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Old 07-22-17, 03:37 PM
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The 8th Annual Animation Challenge Discussion Thread!

The 8th Annual Animation Challenge Discussion Thread
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List thread will be here.

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 who live in the States.

Sponsors: GoldenWheels and HamiltonBooks!

Prize Pack 1:
1. Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Tales: Vintage Tales from Disney's Most Popular Animated Short Films
2. Futurama: Beast with a Million Backs

Prize Pack 2:
1. Jim Henson's Tale of Sand: The Illustrated Screenplay
2. 9/Coraline BR
3. ParaNorman 3-D BR

Prize Pack 3:
1. Cracking Animation, 4th Ed. Revised: The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation
2. Fireball XL5: The Complete Series

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 -
--- Filmation -


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 10 different actors/actresses:
--- 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
--- Billy West
--- Kelly Hu


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!


Criterion Crossover: Since there are so few, I decided to post those movies that qualify for double credit for both challenges. They are: Akira, Fantastic Planet, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Watership Down, Jason And The Argonauts, King Kong, Robocop. Also, there is animation in the By Brakhage and Science is Fiction box sets.

Last year's discussion thread here.
Last year's list thread here.

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Re: The 8th Annual Animation Challenge Discussion Thread!

Please let me know if you have any suggestions for the checklist!

Also, I have not kept up on new Criterion releases. Any new ones that would qualify for the crossover at the end of the month?
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My plan is to finish off Venture Bros. Thanks for running this again L.
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Originally Posted by LJG765 View Post
Please let me know if you have any suggestions for the checklist!
How about adding Filmation to the 'Watch works from 5 different studios:'. Otherwise, I'd say the checklist is pretty solid.
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For Christmas, I got a 50 film pack of family films. Among the movies are also various Lil Audrey and Popeye cartoons. Looking forward to watching them. I also plan to work on GI Joe, plus work on cartoons I started this month. Watched an episode of Tekkaman Blade earlier tonight. Looking forward to revisiting my Schoolhouse Rock set too.
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I have been using the Sci-Fi challenge as a good warm-up for this challenge. My backlog of animation is endless, so now all I need to do is think of is a plan for what I want to focus on or if I want to just do things scattershot.
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Originally Posted by malazar View Post
I have been using the Sci-Fi challenge as a good warm-up for this challenge. My backlog of animation is endless, so now all I need to do is think of is a plan for what I want to focus on or if I want to just do things scattershot.
I have so much animation, I'll probably just work on bits at a time.
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Originally Posted by shadokitty View Post
I have so much animation, I'll probably just work on bits at a time.
Yeah, this is probably what I will end up doing. I think my stated goal this month in the sci-fi challenge was watching a bunch of various Gundam series episodes on blu-ray. I have watched 2 episodes so far.
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
My plan is to finish off Venture Bros. Thanks for running this again L.
This is one of my favorites so it's always easy to run!

Originally Posted by coyoteblue View Post
How about adding Filmation to the 'Watch works from 5 different studios:'. Otherwise, I'd say the checklist is pretty solid.
We can do that.

Originally Posted by shadokitty View Post
I have so much animation, I'll probably just work on bits at a time.
I tend to feel this way myself. It's one of the types of films I have the most of so sometimes it's hard to pick out just one thing to watch!

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Yeah, this is probably what I will end up doing. I think my stated goal this month in the sci-fi challenge was watching a bunch of various Gundam series episodes on blu-ray. I have watched 2 episodes so far.
I do this all the time...have a goal and then never get to it...whoops!
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Also, I have not kept up on new Criterion releases. Any new ones that would qualify for the crossover at the end of the month?
Not new, but from past Challenge threads I see that there is animation in the By Brakhage and Science is Fiction boxsets. Also, is The Plague Dogs officially announced as a forthcoming Criterion?
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Looking forward to watching Gatchaman II series and acquired titles since last year's animation challenge.
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Not new, but from past Challenge threads I see that there is animation in the By Brakhage and Science is Fiction boxsets. Also, is The Plague Dogs officially announced as a forthcoming Criterion?
Thanks, I'll add those in. I can't answer the question about The Plague Dogs though!
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The List thread is now up here.
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I have confirmation from GoldenWheels that he and Hamiltonbooks will sponsor our challenge this month. I tried something new for July's Sci-Fi/Fantasy month (or new to me, at least!) and requested suggestions from you guys for prizes. In return, you'll get an extra entry into the prize drawing. Figured I'd give that a shot again for this challenge, so please suggest away!

Also, added Filmation to the challenge list. Any other suggestions?
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June Foray, the voice of “The Bullwinkle Show’s” Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame, died Thursday.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/people-ne...le-1202508180/
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I was browsing my Disney Movie Rewards and saw I had enough points for a couple DVDs, and one of the ones I have coming is eligible for this Challenge, Season 2 of the original Muppet Show.
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June Foray, the voice of “The Bullwinkle Show’s” Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame, died Thursday.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/people-ne...le-1202508180/
So sad! Goodbye, Cindy Lou Who!

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I was browsing my Disney Movie Rewards and saw I had enough points for a couple DVDs, and one of the ones I have coming is eligible for this Challenge, Season 2 of the original Muppet Show.
I went through those seasons a few years ago and they are just as fun now as they were when they originally aired.
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The challenge is coming up quickly. If no one has any other additions/changes, I'm calling the checklist official. Also, not getting any feedback about prizes, so if I don't get any suggestions in the next day or so, I'll go ahead and just pick some out.
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The challenge is coming up quickly. If no one has any other additions/changes, I'm calling the checklist official. Also, not getting any feedback about prizes, so if I don't get any suggestions in the next day or so, I'll go ahead and just pick some out.
Here's some possibilities:

https://www.hamiltonbook.com/max-fle...ectors-edition

https://www.hamiltonbook.com/firebal...omplete-series

https://www.hamiltonbook.com/looney-...s-collection_4

https://www.hamiltonbook.com/paranorman-3d

https://www.hamiltonbook.com/superman-batman-apocalypse

https://www.hamiltonbook.com/fire-and-ice

And for anyone that want to peruse:
https://www.hamiltonbook.com/Televis...o/TV-Animation
https://www.hamiltonbook.com/Movies/Animation
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^ I second that Fireball XL series.

A 3D prize might be fun.
https://www.hamiltonbook.com/walking...s-the-3d-movie

And I'd read this book.
https://www.hamiltonbook.com/jim-hen...ted-screenplay
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Please ignore any that are too expensive.

Four Film Favorites Tim Burton, including Corpse Bride
https://www.hamiltonbook.com/4-film-...ton-collection

Clash of the Titans triple feature
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9 + Coraline
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Wreck It Ralph
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Ichabod and Mr Toad
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New Star Wars animated shorts on Youtube:

Forces of Destiny
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Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection


Sylvester And Tweety: Superstars


Ducktales Volume 2


Ducktales Volume 3
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LOONEY TUNES MOUSE CHRONICLES: The Chuck Jones Collection
THE POINT: Definitive Collector's Edition
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I just thought of some movies I'm looking forward to watching. I have the region free UK release of. all three Lion King movies, and last I knew, Starz on Roku had the entire Land Before Time series.
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