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What are your favorite animated films? A lot of my favorite movies of all time are animated. Let's have a thread to discuss and post some of them.
>Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
One of Richard Williams's (May he rest in peace) best work. A fun musical with great songs and great animation. My favorite song being No Girl's Toy. Such a shame it didn't do well in the box office.
Anthology of stories involving a glowing green orb. The animation isn't amazing but it has that cool as fuck Heavy Metal Magazine feel to it. It's pretty great and has an great soundtrack. One of my favorite songs, Veteran Of The Psychic Wars features in this film. It has hot chicks too. There's a sequel but I haven't watched it and have heard it isn't as good.
>The Transformers: The Movie
What can I say? I grew up with Transformers and despite all of the film's flaws, It's one of my favorite action films ever made. It's just pure good fun. It has also one if not the best score in any film ever. The Touch, Dare. Instruments of Destruction and The Transformers theme are my go to at the gym.
Fantastic Planet is awesome. Though I suppose I didn't watch it in its original French (La Planète sauvage) for I am not a Frog of any kind nor a polyglot capable of understanding. You might remember it from reaction images that I never saved but now in retrospect wish I had.
It's a story about a man on a fucked-up world full of giant aliens and fucked-up alien future technologies.
>Though I suppose I didn't watch it in its original French.
Finally my knowledge of french will be useful for fucking once, I know that I can watch the movie in english or something but I prefer to watch it as close to the original.
If the Raggedy Ann movie didn't have so many songs and had their characters develop more I would've liked it.
>notes on Heavy Metal
1: Veteran of the Psychic Wars was probably written for the movie; BOC's Fire of Unknown Origin dropped just 2 months before the movie and, in addition to Veteran, has the song Vengeance (The Pact) which is a straight play by play of Taarna
2: Heavy Metal 2000's plot was an odd mix. The story was straightforward but not bad, the setting was legit scifi HM, and the soundtrack was atrocious (since what was once heavy metal was by then classified as dad rock, the soundtrack was instead primarily screamo courtesy of various overhyped shit artists on MTV)
BOC was actually supposed to do the full soundtrack for Heavy Metal, but was dropped at the last minute; what they had done by then was added to Fire Of Unknown Origin. Hilariously "Veterans" wasn't part of that, it came from the band's mutual dick-sucking with Michael Morecock and the Eternal Champion series. As an aside "Fire of Unknown Origin" wasn't even written for the album, it's a remake of a song dropped from Agents of fortune. The original is on the Japanese remaster and is much better than what we got.
Just watched it, and man the visuals and the story is fucking weird I love it, those alien with their big red eyes always made me uncomfortable but I kinda wanted the humans to kill all the ayys EDF-style.
This is one of the first times those damn frogs made something good.
Am I the only obe who watched El guerrero sin nombre? I mean it's not bad I did kinda enjoy it. It had a weird spin on the fantasy knight stories. There was great world building, great and enjoyable characters, but the bad guy is a bit of a simple one. But I enjoyed it. Sadly it didn't get a sequel, which it deffinitly deserves.
Does computer animation count? I watched Rango the other day and I forgot how absolutely charming the details are. It's crazy how it came out in 2011 and still looks so good. I love how each character felt molded from scratch and had had such individuality no matter how minor they were. Small things like clothing just felt so right on each character.
Don't know if it counts but Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of my favorites. There's also Plague Dogs and Watership Down which I saw as a kid and are fucking depressing. I still need to read the books of which the two latter movies were based off. I wonder if they're any good. I know Watership Down got a show recently but It looks like shit.
I had never gotten around to watching that one. I will need to get it the next time I'm browsing for torrents.
The book is excellent and very easy to read. I read it a few years ago and it instantly became one of my favourites. It's a lot less dark/violent than the movie might lead you to believe, though, because the violence is presented very plainly - obviously rabbits will fight each other and obviously there's blood, but it is never grotesque or gratuitous. Find a copy at your library and read it as soon as you can.
>since what was once heavy metal was by then classified as dad rock
e.g. Devo is swell and all but if we're honest they are false metal
I finally got around to watching Finding Little Nemo after all this time and I got to level with you, it's not great. Sort of surprised to see Ray Bradbury's name in the credits, it's thematically appropriate for him but there's no mark of talent anywhere in the writing.
>since what was once heavy metal was by then classified as dad rock, the soundtrack was instead primarily screamo courtesy of various overhyped shit artists on MTV
Dio was right. MTV killed Heavy Metal.
I recently watched Wolfwalkers (2020) and it was pretty great.
Surprised no one posted The Iron Giant. Or Coraline, one of my favorite movies that I still find unsettling to a degree well into adulthood. Sinbad (2003) is quite underrated thanks to its bad CGI elements but it's a very well made fantasy film, I'd say quality-wise on par with The Prince Of Egypt save for the deep biblical story. Land Before Time (the first one) is a classic and still touching to this day.
I remember little of the HM movie except the last segment (your pic related) which I thought was very good cheesecake set to nice music.
Gandahar (aka Light Years) is another good french animation movie, just as surreal as FP and with time fuckery added to the mix.
Seconding all of these. I would also add Felidae (1994) the bastard sibling of plague/watership that was entertaining not because it was deep or moving, but because it was batshit crazy to the point of complete hilarity... For a spiritual sibling I recommend Secret of NIMH.
Now for some honorable mentions... American Pop I'd recommend for viewers seeking great music and trippy visuals along with it, but not much of a story. Batman: Mask of Phantasm is good capeshit. Anastasia is a faux-Disney movie that pulls off the cheesiness a little better. Adventures of Mark Twain is philosophical biblical horror for kids. When the Wind Blows is pretty slow and I didn't like it at first, but in hindsight it was a terrific movie about the nuclear arms race and the horrors of war in general.
Are there any live action movies that used animation for special effects as effectively as Forbidden Planet?
It was a great movie, it feels nice that there are still people out there that makes good cartoons.