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Old 06-26-11, 12:56 PM
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

Originally Posted by Giles View Post
oh please - what a safe generic list - 'best' is so subjective

here's a few I feel were overlooked

Sita Sings the Blues
My Life as McDull
Grave of the Fireflies
Twice Upon A Time
The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
Heavy Traffic
Night on the Galatic Railroad

Thanks for mentioning Twice Upon a Time. Visually amazing, funny as hell and probably the most overlooked animated film in history. Though I know it will never happen, I would love to see this projected in a theatre one day. Probably the only way to truly appreciate the Lumage process.

Would also like to add the following to the list of missing flicks:

The Adventures of Mark Twain
I Go Pogo
The Thief and the Cobbler (Recobbled cut)
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

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Old 06-26-11, 05:31 PM
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

Originally Posted by Giles View Post
oh please - what a safe generic list - 'best' is so subjective

here's a few I feel were overlooked

Sita Sings the Blues
My Life as McDull
Grave of the Fireflies
Twice Upon A Time
The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
Heavy Traffic
Night on the Galatic Railroad
The list wasn't TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all time that nobody has ever heard of. Otherwise you win.
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

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"What's Opera, Doc?" is one of the greatest films ever made. Period.
Kill da wabbit! Kill da wabbit! Kill da wabbit!

I was always a fan of The Rabbit of Seville.
Old 06-27-11, 01:28 PM
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

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It's Whisper of the Heart and no, it did not have any talking animals. Watch it. It's amazing.

And it's also my favorite Ghibli movie. But of course, this list is a joke, anyway.
I've seen it, but I could have swore there was a cat in it, will watch it agian someday.
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

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I've seen it, but I could have swore there was a cat in it, will watch it agian someday.
Actually there is a cat in it, the one who, er, returns in The Cat Returns. Or a statue of it at least.
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

Strictly speaking, since it's a "personal top 25" there is no right or wrong answer, but what Richard Corliss did is just wrong.

The list doesn't reflect bad taste, but bad judgment and bad writing. The guy clearly knows the history of film and animation and he respects the classics (hence the inclusion of Achmed and Pinocchio) but then he has to put in brand new shit as a sop to the casual reader (after all this is TIME magazine not Film Comment). So Kung Fu Panda and that ilk get dumped on there so as not to alienate people who’ve never seen anything more than 10 years old.

Then he betrays his age by tossing on a couple of Japanese films. But his choices seem to say, "I have no knowledge of the subject but my friend told me these were good." Akira is beautiful to look at but it has major story problems that even the filmmakers will confess to. Spirited Away is the "go-to" Ghibli film for people who aren't familiar with all their output. Paprika is downright mediocre.

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie is just fucking baffling. A compendium of shorts is not a feature. His #3 animated feature OF ALL TIME is a compilation of shorts?! If you really love the Warner Bros. shorts you should despise this film. These shorts are meant to be seen AS SHORTS, not rolled up into some attempt at a feature with interstitial bullshit. Oh but wait...Warner Brothers Cartoons...TIME Magazine...what's the connection?...I think this list was writen by Corliss' editor.

The only thing he got right was Pinocchio.

P.S. I hate to say it but the worst thing about these lists (or maybe the best thing) is that they bring out the terrible opinions of those who disagree but have an even worse idea of how the list should look. Some posters are just embarassing themselves in here. Saying "what a poo-poo head. He liked Horton Hears a Who but he didn't put Shrek 2 on his list. Philistine!"

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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Strictly speaking, since it's a "personal top 25" there is no right or wrong answer, but what Richard Corliss did is just wrong.

The list doesn't reflect bad taste, but bad judgment and bad writing. The guy clearly knows the history of film and animation and he respects the classics (hence the inclusion of Achmed and Pinocchio) but then he has to put in brand new shit as a sop to the casual reader (after all this is TIME magazine not Film Comment). So Kung Fu Panda and that ilk get dumped on there so as not to alienate people who’ve never seen anything more than 10 years old.

Then he betrays his age by tossing on a couple of Japanese films. But his choices seem to say, "I have no knowledge of the subject but my friend told me these were good." Akira is beautiful to look at but it has major story problems that even the filmmakers will confess to. Spirited Away is the "go-to" Ghibli film for people who aren't familiar with all their output. Paprika is downright mediocre.

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie is just fucking baffling. A compendium of shorts is not a feature.

The only thing he got right was Pinocchio.
I agree
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

It's funny the Lion King is on the list and I saw a trailer for a 3D Lion King yesterday... I hate the Lion King. No Incredibles? No Beauty and the Beast? Is this guy high?
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
I've seen it, but I could have swore there was a cat in it, will watch it agian someday.
In the fantasy sequence in WHISPER OF THE HEART, the "Baron"--a cat in a fancy suit--based on the statue in the grandfather's antique shop, appears and does indeed speak. Miyazaki directed that sequence, but not the rest of the film (which was directed by Yoshifumi Kondo, who died of cancer in 1997 after working on PRINCESS MONONOKE and was the closest to a protege that Miyazaki ever had). And it's not even exactly a fantasy scene, but an illustration of the story Shizuku wrote based on the Baron and his missing partner.

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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

That brought it back, thanks!
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

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No Brad Bird, period — no Iron Giant, Incredibles, or Ratatouille, that is — just blows my mind.
This makes the list worthless.

And agree with the only thing he got right was #1

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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

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Puppet movies like Team America are not considered "animated" as categorized by AMPAS. An animated movie must be "created using a frame-by-frame technique."
So stop-action puppets like The Adventures of Prince Achmed and Frosty the Snowman qualify, but live action puppets like the Muppets don't?
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

Am I the only person who still likes Yellow Submarine?
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

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So stop-action puppets like The Adventures of Prince Achmed and Frosty the Snowman qualify, but live action puppets like the Muppets don't?
...The Muppets are live action. That's a difference. They move all the time...w/ the camera rolling. Fantastic Mr. Fox is an animated film cuz it's done shot by shot. Muppets aren't. The question of the Muppets being animated is so crazy that it never crossed my mind to even think of them in such a fashion..they're real damnit. THOUGH...there was this:

<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XR_hpdVuEug" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I fucking loved this show...I'm sure I'd watch it now if I could. I'd kill for a BD of this.
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

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So stop-action puppets like The Adventures of Prince Achmed and Frosty the Snowman qualify, but live action puppets like the Muppets don't?
Frosty the Snowman was cel animation. Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer was stop motion.
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

No Beauty and the Beast? That is perhaps Disney's best movie.
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Frosty the Snowman was cel animation. Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer was stop motion.
My mistake. I haven't seen them for years, and I thought that those Christmas specials were all Rankin-Bass puppets.
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

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Am I the only person who still likes Yellow Submarine?
I still like it, though I haven't seen it in years
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No Bakshi!
No Peace!
Funny you should say that. When Bakshi's R-rated animated feature COONSKIN had its first public showing (Museum of Modern Art, November 1974), a group of protestors from CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) were there to...protest! The most vocal of the protestors (who looked, in the words of one observer there, like "characters from a Ralph Bakshi movie") was none other than Mr. "No justice, no peace!" himself, Al Sharpton! When someone asked him, "What about Barry White?" (who's in the film), Sharpton replied, "That's the end of the 'Love Machine'" which got a big laugh.

When Sharpton became famous ten years later over the Bernie Goetz shooting incident, I recognized him as the guy from the COONSKIN screening (at which I was present), but it was years before I could confirm that it was really him.
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

First thing I did was look where Iron Giant was. Yea, Richard Corliss apparently never watched it, because it wasn't there.
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

How about an edgier list of 10?

Chronological order:

FRITZ THE CAT (1972)
HEAVY TRAFFIC (1973)
WIZARDS (1977)
VAMPIRE HUNTER D (1985)
WICKED CITY (1987)
AKIRA (1988)
LEGEND OF THE OVERFIEND (1989)
NINJA SCROLL (1993)
PERFECT BLUE (1997)
POKEMON THE FIRST MOVIE (1999)
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No Brad Bird, period — no Iron Giant, Incredibles, or Ratatouille, that is — just blows my mind.
IRON GIANT, INCREDIBLES are very conservative cartoons just like THE PRINCE OF EGYPT. Which didn't get a node from TIME magazine.
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Iron Giant is conservative? It celebrates single parent families and is anti-gun.
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Re: TIME magazine 25 best animated features of all-time

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
How about an edgier list of 10?

Chronological order:

FRITZ THE CAT (1972)
HEAVY TRAFFIC (1973)
WIZARDS (1977)
VAMPIRE HUNTER D (1985)
WICKED CITY (1987)
AKIRA (1988)
LEGEND OF THE OVERFIEND (1989)
NINJA SCROLL (1993)
PERFECT BLUE (1997)
POKEMON THE FIRST MOVIE (1999)
Haha ..great list. There's actually a lot of excellent material on that list, except, not many other people would think so.
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Iron Giant is conservative? It celebrates single parent families and is anti-gun.
Tho I still find the one flaw that Hogarth owned both a bb gun and a toy laser gun quite glaring.

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