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This is a great short movie! The antics of the cat are cute. The fat man thinking he was illusioning was amusing. The Grim Reaper looks quite funny shaped like a spoon and he's adorable when he's exasperated. The ending was nice, the Grim Reaper just needed a pet for company. :)
I'm very grateful this beautiful short film is available to the public after the plans for a third Fantasia film were scrapped. It's a startling contrast to the cheery The Little Mermaid on the same DVD it shares space with since the story isn't sugar-coated and there aren't splashes of bright colors all over. The Little Matchgirl is similar in ways to Tim Burton's Corpse Bride with its bittersweetness, the heroine's hope of freedom, and the use of soft greyscale tones to make the settings and characters well-suited for the somber story. The chosen music piece is the perfect theme to Matchgirl's emotions and memories.
The design for the Matchgirl has to be my favorite animated little girl design ever. She's simply precious.
I've LOVED this movie since childhood! The animation is beautiful, the music is fun, the humor is quite funny, the story is intriguing and the character designs are special. A balloon race around the world seemed like the most awesome thing ever when I was a child and I really wanted to take part in one. I still do! ;)
I really enjoyed this movie, it had a wonderful story! The ants have great character designs (especially the wizard Zoc, he's in the picture for this movie's profile). The way they worked together and look out for each other is remarkable and gives Lucas a eyeful. Most of all, I loved Zoc, he's such a cool ant, he works with magic, and can zap enemies with energy from his staff. And he looks *fascinating* whenever he's angry or whatever reason his eyes are narrowed! If I could only give you one reason to see it, I'd say "See it because of Zoc!" ^_~
Very entertaining to have a tree critter doing everything from craving bagels with cream cheese to pwning people with walnuts to answering fan mail to ticking off his gothic female owner Germaine and promising squirrely wrath upon those who get on his bad side! He's also chock full of rants about reality shows, Fat-Kins diet, cups of coffee having 15 different languages on them telling the buyer its hot, and other things. I can relate to many issues that PO him.
Foamy has three male squirrel friends he hangs with sometimes. Most of the time he's nosing in on what Germaine's doing at the house or tagging along when she goes in public. Foamy runs a card cult to spread his name across the globe and gather minions. Another name he proudly brandishes is "Your Lord and Master".