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Toonboy

KF Animation Editor
Location: Meridian, MS
Birthday: April 6
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About me:

I'm a 32 year old male and my tastes in animation are broad and varied but they mainly include Disney movies. However, I like watching movies and shows that are different and seem to stand out to me.

Interests:

Animation, Acting, Singing, Dancing

Animation that I love:

The Fox and the Hound, Bambi, Lady and the Tramp, Avatar: The Last Airbender

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animated movie Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure © Fox / Bobbs-Merill / ITT
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
Rated it: 2.5
posted: Aug 18, 2012
So I'm currently on a Raggedy Ann kick, but that probably has to do with my love of redheads. Watching this movie on Youtube, I was fully expecting a movie that would make me want to get a lobotomy. Instead, I found a movie whose only crime was not knowing what to do with its characters and not having enough to tell. Otherwise it doesn't feel like the kind of movie with an overabundance of rotten scenes. It's even watchable in parts.

Raggedy Ann and Andy pretty much make this movie. Raggedy Ann is pop culture's ultimate sweetheart. Heck it even says in the movie that she possesses a heart made of candy. Andy is a rough and tumble kid who seems to be stuck in the era of Gene Kelly movies. But I think what I find most attractive about this movie is the two's relationship. The two's sibling love for each other is so unrealistic and yet somehow commendable because of its sweetness. Seriously. The two hang on each other so much, you'd think they were married instead of related.

The problems are many, but not the kind I couldn't overlook. My main issue was that I seriously wanted to kill that camel. Otherwise, it's like starlac said. Song after song after song with little story to speak of. Even the way it wraps itself up makes you suspicious of the writers. That said, there were parts I genuinely enjoyed. The king of Koo Koo Land was a trip. The song sung by The Greedy was probably the only good song in the whole movie, other than the genuinely sweet Candy Hearts and Paper Flowers and No Girl's Toy, which is fun on account of Andy's bewildering dancing and enthusiastic singing. The animation is also nothing to dismiss. It helps with the enjoyment factor and is actually beautiful in parts. Raggedy Ann and Andy are a joy to watch, especially when they dance together, but one particular scene that stands out involves a chase through a surreal black and white world. It sort of reminded me of bits of The Thief and the Cobbler. I could only but admire the artistry and hyper-kinetic appeal of it as I was watching.

Anyway. I felt this movie could be someone's cult guilty pleasure for the right price. It has a lot of things going for it.

animated cartoon Bully for Bugs © Warner Bros.
Bully for Bugs
Rated it: 2.5
posted: May 02, 2010
Not one of the better shorts I've seen although I'll admit it has some clever moments and I like this short a bit better than, say, Big House Bunny. The best bits are when Bugs and the bull engage in a duel to the tune of "La Cucaracha" while the bull is dazed out of his mind and the ending when Bugs whips up an elaborate contraption to cause an explosion of TNT over the bull.
animated series Jackie Chan Adventures © Adelaide Productions / Columbia TriStar Television / Kids WB / The Jackie Chan Group / Blue Train Entertainment
Jackie Chan Adventures
Rated it: 2.5
posted: Feb 20, 2010
What good came out of the year 2000 short of repeats of Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain, and the rock heavy sitcom Generation O?

Honestly I'm drawing a blank.

Yes, the new millennium was a wasteland for cartoons, but I think Jackie Chan Adventures was one of the better ones. I don't remember too much of the later seasons. I think the cartoon was good up to where they were dealing with the Panku Box.

The cartoon, endorsed by Jackie Chan, accurately replicated Chan's trademarked slapstick humor and stunt-filled brand of flying martial arts. I'm not sure if such a thing has what you would call a broad appeal. But then again, perhaps Avatar: The Last Airbender doesn't have what you would call broad appeal.

But whereas Avatar was a martial arts fantasy adventure with some comedy, Jackie Chan is a comedy adventure with some martial arts.

animated movie My Little Pony: the Movie © Marvel / Sunbow Productions
My Little Pony: the Movie
Rated it: 2.5
posted: Nov 05, 2009
This is either the most inappropriately gross Broadway musical of all time, or the most musically driven ecological disaster movie of all time. Either way it's funny as all get out, whether intentionally or unintentionally. This is what you could call a $5 movie(okay, more like a $3 movie) as well as a case of so bad it's good.

The animation stinks. The songs are un-hummable(with the unusual exceptions of Nothing Can Stop the Smooze and What Good Will Wishing Do?) The personalities are flat. And the uninitiated won't be able to tell a Fizzy from a Wind Whistler.

However, this is a much better piece of 80s culture than the Care Bears or Transformers movies and good for a rollicking good time for the kindergarten set. I've also come to the realization just how much magic and teeth were drained out of the subsequent incarnations in the Tales series and the G3 DTVs.

Lickety Split takes center stage in this movie. She makes a pretty good anti-hero.

animated cartoon Superman © Fleischer Studios
Superman
Rated it: 2.5
posted: Sep 28, 2009
You can find any number of DVD volumes of old cartoons for cheap at the big box stores. I find most of them to appear dated to my eyes, but I have a soft spot for Popeye Meets Sindbad and Little Audrey cartoons.

I do agree on one thing from the previous reviews, though. The animation is leaps above what was considered the norm for shorts at the time. Fleischer has always had an eye for detail, even if it was at the expense of plot. Superman comes from this era when certain things you just didn't question. Just answer everything with "Just because." I love Superman, but I'm more used to the 90s interpretation. Of the original shorts, there are ones I have more fun watching than the very first one, like the one with the giant lizard or the one about the magnetic telescope.

Even so, this is a good piece of art.

 
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