Tag Archives: Animation

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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Eyes unclouded

In retrospect, Princess Mononoke arrived at a culturally inauspicious time.  By 1997, the slew of epic fantasy films that followed in Star Wars’ wake had been relegated to the domain of lowbrow, B-movie cheese; it would still be a few … Continue reading

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Russian history 101

It wouldn’t take much to cajole someone into thinking that Don Bluth’s* penultimate film (to date) Anastasia was just another 90s Disney film. In that sense, it can be considered an unqualified success, seeing as how 20th Century Fox’s desire … Continue reading

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