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J-Kitty

World Class Animation Critic
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Birthday: September 12
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About me:

I love to read books (I am a literary woman),I'm a cat lover; and also...I am autistic (but and I'm damn proud of it). And as for movies, I am an animation buff (mostly 2D), and do I love literary films (films based on books...especailly books I have).

Interests:

Reading,Writing and World Mythology

Animation that I love:

Gulliver's Travels (1939),
Disney's Sleeping Beauty,
Gay Purr-ee,
An American Tail,and...
Kung Fu Panda

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animated movie Hercules © Disney
Hercules
Rated it: 3.5
posted: Oct 09, 2009
I have a nack for the Greek myths, and Hercules is another favorite Disney movie because of the amazing music by Alan Menken (composer of The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, etc.) and colourful animation.

The film is based on the myth of Greek hero Hercules who must become a true hero in order to reclaim immortality and entry to Mt. Olympus. The story has been altered in the Disney twist, so in the Greek myth, Hercules isn't the son of Zeus and his wife, Hera, but the product of Zeus cheating on his wife with a mortal woman, Alcmene (Hercules' mortal Foster Mother in the film) -- this was a fairly common practice for the king of the gods. Hera was really Hercules biggest nemesis and she hunted down and tried to destroy him many times, like she did with all of Zeus' illegitimate children. And, Hades doesn't appear in the tale except when Hercules traveled to Tartarus (the underworld) to retrieve his pet Cerberus. He wasn't a "devil figure" but the hard-working guardian of Tartarus. So anyway, this film might "cheese-off" mythology buffs like me...a little.

I love the film really I do, it's just one thing that I am not to comfortable with, and it's the constant references to other things like: the jokes of a New Yorkish city that needs saving and the celebrity-product-endorsing; I mean it is getting old! I know it's family-orientated and I respect at what the animation staff (and Disney himself) are trying to do, really! So I am not going to complain about it.

"I Won't Say" is one of my favorite scenes from the movie. Also the "Go The Distance" musical sequence, and when Herc and Megara go up to Mt. Olympus. So mythology fans, film fans and musical fans, I would advise you to over-look the flaws and enjoy this beautifully animated Disney classic.

animated cartoon Knock Knock © Walter Lantz Productions
Knock Knock
Rated it: 3.5
posted: Feb 28, 2008
I don't remember much of watching Woody Woodpecker cartoons. But I had watched this short online and love it; it was a little funny. Of course, I didn't know this cartoon mark Woody Woodpecker's first screen appearance. Also I didn't know that the great Mel Blanc did his voice, I mean O.M.G! he sounds just like Daffy Duck - his early cartoons that is.

I love the scene where Mr. Panda try to shoot Woody. But the gun didn't work, so Woody tries the gun and it works and hands it back to Mr. Panda. Then when Mr. Panda tries to shoot again...*BAM!* The gun handle morphs into a boot and smacks him right in the face. I also love the scene with the explosing decoy too.

animated cartoon Hospitaliky © Fleischer Studios
Hospitaliky
Rated it: 3.5
posted: Aug 23, 2007
Here is another favorite Popeye short from 1937. I am quite terribly particular about that, a favorite cartoon short from which year.

In this short, boy! what people would do for a girl. I mean Popeye & Bluto try ALL kinds of crazy stunts like falling out of a plane or crashing into a wall with a scooter, etc., because Olive Oyl's working as a nurse, at the local hospital. Now people do not try these stunts at home. They are only done by professional "toons." Seriously you could get totally F**K UP!

I love the "fits" Popeye throws trying to look sick (woof, woof, woof, meow, meow, cluck, cluck, cluck), that was very funny stuff. I also love the ending too with a little twist on the climatic spinach-eating. So overall, it is another good Popeye short from 1937.

animated cartoon Popeye the Sailor © Fleischer Studios
Popeye the Sailor
Rated it: 3.5
posted: Aug 19, 2007
I had always wonder when Popeye started his animated career, until I've watched this cartoon online. I found out that this short was intended as a test cartoon to see if Popeye could work as an animated character, he was originally a character from a comic strip by a guy named E.C. Segar. This short combines my two favorite Fleischer characters coming together - Betty Boop and Popeye the Sailor. Even though Betty's appearance is more of a cameo then an full-time character in the short.

The one thing that bother me about is cartoon, is Olive's voice, I didn't really like it. I really prefer Mae Questel's take on Olive, but I got to bear with what they got. My favorite scene is when Betty & Popeye do the hula on stage.

animated cartoon Now That Summer Is Gone © Warner Bros. / Leon Schlesinger Studios
Now That Summer Is Gone
Rated it: 3.5
posted: Apr 16, 2007
I think of this as a beautifully animated and also informative short about the evils of gambling; I don't gambling myself. Also I can't believe that kid is gambling and at his age too! This also one of my favorite Merrie Melodies cartoons from Frank Tashlin along with "The Woods are Full of Cuckoos" with woodland critters doing celebrity caricatures which were common in cartoons back then. "Have You got any Castles?" where book characters come to life; I am a literary woman. And last "Puss n' Booty" which was the last black & white Looney Tunes/Warner Bros cartoon.

And thus I would like to point out, that since this short has squirrels in it and I'm a squirrel lover - they are SO cute! So my overall opinion is that I love this cartoon.

 
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