Tag Archives: Animation

In which I write about something topical and fun for once

Fourteen years later, The Incredibles still feels sui generis amidst the glut of superhero and 3D animated flicks. Its central premise about superheroes trying to live ordinary lives and raise a family would seem like fodder for gimmickry and broad … Continue reading

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Gurgi, no!

I’ve been carried a little too far afield in my talk of classic Japanese arthouse cinema and contemporary American literature, so let’s change the topic to something a little more germane to the blog: something bad that Disney animation studios … Continue reading

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The future looks bright

Talking about animated movies is one of the Things I Like To Do on this blog, and it’s been quite some time since I talked about Don Bluth. So let’s talk about Titan A.E. (2000), the movie that kinda sorta … Continue reading

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Entry no. 56

It’s fair to say that, even if it isn’t completely successful, Moana feels like Disney doing what it should be doing. Which is to say that it’s a beautifully animated musical which pillages some piece of folklore/fairy tale in the … Continue reading

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Assorted

I’m involved in a top 5 JRPGs roundup at Beneath the Tangles. Also I recently rewatched Zootopia and found that my opinion of it has gone up. I found it irksome for being indistinguishable from a Pixar or Dreamworks movie, … Continue reading

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Foxy

I’d never seen Disney’s 1973 animated film Robin Hood before. Theoretically it could have been playing in the background at some point during my childhood, but I don’t have any memories of it that can’t be explained by way of … Continue reading

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…but first they must catch you

When people talk about their introduction to Martin Rosen’s 1978 animated adaptation of Watership Down, there seems to be a recurring narrative: at a young and tender age it was put on the TV for them, perhaps by an unwitting … Continue reading

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Theses on Zootopia

lol furries Zootopia is a decent, mid-tier Pixar film made by Disney Animation Studios. You can do worse when it comes to animated stuff, but it doesn’t deserve the 98% at Rotten Tomatoes.

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…but what would Yen Sid think?

On the one hand, Fantasia 2000 invites unfavorable comparison with its predecessor, which was one of the greatest movies ever made. On the other hand, it reminds me that there was indeed a period in my lifetime where Disney, in … Continue reading

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The abyss

Aside from my brief critique of Inside Out, I haven’t written much about Pixar here. As an animation buff, this comes across as a terrible omission which should be rectified. And seeing as how I haven’t seen Finding Nemo in … Continue reading

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