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Is there anyone here fans of animation?

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I thought I would bring up the conversation of animation on here. Everyone likes animated films, well not everyone. So are there anyone on here that happen to like animation? I am a fan of some animation, mostly the wacky golden age animation.

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  • @Comrade Pants said: You've now forgotten the ponies. Thank me later.

    Curses! You just reminded me!

    And I will not thank you later!

  • @Alcoremortis said: Curses! You just reminded me!

    And I will not thank you later!

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  • @Comrade Pants said: plan2jh7.jpg

    You cruel, cruel person, you. I hope you are ashamed of yourself.

    Ponies as an instrument of destruction. How could you?

  • @Alcoremortis said: You cruel, cruel person, you. I hope you are ashamed of yourself.

    Ponies as an instrument of destruction. How could you?

    Drowning one's conscience in vermouth helps.

  • @Comrade Pants said: Drowning one's conscience in vermouth helps.

    I suppose that's an acceptable solution.

  • Okay, time to talk about actually animation-y stuff. Living right outside Portland, which seems to be the stop-motion hub of the US, I got to go to a small animation exibit at a local community college that Laika set up.

    There was a lot of screen shots and concept art for a lot of their cg commercials, movie titles and such, but the big attraction was the section with all the Coraline stuff. Like the movie or not, visually, Coraline is still amazing.

    They had two sets, both of Coraline's bedroom, Normal and Other. Here, I learned some intresting subtle visual ques in the movie that was quite noticeable in the sets.

    The normal bedroom, in comparison to the other bedroom was created in a forced angle. Meaning, the entire set was lifted at an angle, and all the furniture and such was done so that it be at a fixed angle. Looking at this set actually hurts your brain a bit because everything looks forced and static no matter what angle you looked at it. Intrestingly enough, this was done so the normal world segments would seem theater or play-like. If you were to notice, most of the scenes shot in the normal world consist of static shots. Nothing too exciting.

    The other bedroom, however, was built in typical scale model form. This was to basicly make the other bedroom seem slightly more realistic to the audience. Scenes in this world have a much more livlier movement to them. This makes this world seem far more desireable than the normal world, especially to Coraline herself.

    This sort of opened my eyes up to the endless possibilities of subtle story telling through something as basic as set design. It was a very nice experience and I'm glad I was able to go.

  • I saw Rio yesterday, my brother takes me to see it as a late birthday gift. here's what I gotta say. I don't like Blue Sky's cartoons if anyone is wondering. However, this one caught my attention and I manage to sit through the whole movie. While parts of the movie are humorous and having a very catchy soundtrack along with a great Villain Song. I felt that certain parts of the movie had stuff in it that was forced. I won't say who said this line, but one character said "That's the Spitz!" or something on the lines of that. And the gangster stuff, uggh. I wish that they would stop shoving that stuff in nearly every animated film. It annoys me how they do that. It doesn't work for everything you know.

    I would say the Villain Song makes it in my book on what makes the movie good. You gotta see how animated that this particular part is. The humans in this movie look more 'cartoony' then in most animated films that are CG. They look like Doug Tennapel designed characters. Also the birds looked rather nice as well. So you can say that I enjoyed Rio. If Blue Sky can make something like this, or on the lines of this I'd give them a chance. Although there was this one annoying kid who wouldn't shut up throughout the whole movie, he kept yelling "BIRD! BIRD! BIRD!". Somebody needs to get the Angry Birds to pulverize him for talking throughout the whole movie. Because some of us were trying to watch a movie thank you. And I hate it how a parent just grins like an idiot while his or her kid is out of hand and does nothing about it.

  • This thread has been very informative. Instead of getting the usual Pixar/Ghibli/Akira spiel I usually get when it comes to recommendations, I found a bunch of titles I will definitely be checking out and a few I'm heavilyanticipating (A.D and The Wrong Block).

    When it comes to animation I like the aforementioned Pixar and Studio Ghibli as well as individual movies like Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Secret of Kells. My favorite Pixar film is easily Wall-E,but Monsters Inc is a close second.

    I'm not exactly crazy about anime but I've recently discovered FLCL and I'll be damned if it isn't the most awesome thing ever. I've also been meaning to watch Cowboy Bebop, Tekkonkinkreet and Paprika. Anyone know if any of these are any good?

    Lastly I'm a really big David Fincher fan and I read a lot of comics so naturally I'm pretty ecstatic about the test footage for the CG adaption of Eric Powell's Goon. The film is still in need of distributor but other than that I understand it's pretty much finished. Check it out if you haven't already:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P21Re_mB2Q

    PS. Speaking of comics I would love to get a discussion like this going about comics.

  • @Jekyl70 said: I'm not exactly crazy about anime but I've recently discovered FLCL and I'll be damned if it isn't the most awesome thing ever. I've also been meaning to watch Cowboy Bebop, Tekkonkinkreet and Paprika. Anyone know if any of these are any good?

    Cowboy Bebop is easily my favorite anime of all time (right up there with Gurren Lagaan, but that one comes to a close second with Bebop...but I digress) I've been meaning to also watch Paprika, I saw the first 15 or so minutes in class and I was hooked. I also suggest Tokyo Godfathers, same guy who made Paprika, and it was just beautifully animated.

  • @Captain Mickey said: Cowboy Bebop is easily my favorite anime of all time (right up there with Gurren Lagaan, but that one comes to a close second with Bebop...but I digress) I've been meaning to also watch Paprika, I saw the first 15 or so minutes in class and I was hooked. I also suggest Tokyo Godfathers, same guy who made Paprika, and it was just beautifully animated.

    Thanks for the recommendations. I will definitely be watching Bebop and I'll look into Tokyo God Fathers. I wish I could find a trailer or online episode of Gurren Lagan so I could see what all the fuss is about.

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