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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 cartoon The Adventures of Brer Rabbit © Universal / Cuckoo's Nest Studios
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
Rated it: 4
posted: Jan 16, 2012
Right now, this film is the only film based on the Tales of Uncle Remus I have, because the Disney Studios haven't re-release "The Song Of The South" on DVD, because of some controversy regarding it's content. But I have seen that movie online and quite frankly I love both films; I am not one to take sides.

This film is loosely based on Julius Lester's take on the stories, and the film starts with a bored little girl named Janey. Then she met up with Br'er Turtle and he told the stories of Br'er Rabbit's madcap adventures. You know, in "Brer Rabbit breaks up The Party" it was kind of mean that the other critters won't let Br'er Rabbit join the party; but he is lucky to have a friend like Br'er Turtle. So anyway, I love this film.

animated cartoon Wonder Woman © Warner Bros.
Wonder Woman
Rated it: 4
posted: Sep 08, 2009
Now this movie has got me to love this DC Comics super-heroine. When Steve Trevor, an U.S. Army fighter pilot, crash-lands on the mystical island of Amazons called Themyscira. The rebellious and headstrong Princess Diana defies her queenly mother by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares, the god of War, has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazons and has decided to exact his revenge: intending to start a world war that will not only last for centuries but will wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons! It is up to Diana to save her people and the world by using her gifts and becoming Wonder Woman!

This is an awesome movie. It is very well written, and the animation is really cool! One of the best DC movies along with the live-action Batman movie. The story was perfect, funny full of suspense and really worth the PG-13 rating. I don't have a favorite scene (as I said many times), because I love the WHOLE film from beginning to end.

animated cartoon The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning © Disney
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Rated it: 4
posted: Aug 30, 2008
Everyone's lovable red-head we all know and loved is back in a new adventure (you know who I am talking about) it's Ariel and starring in the first Disney prequel ('cause I wouldn't call it a sequel), setted before she walked on land and married her Prince.

Under the narration of Sebastian, the story starts with King Triton and his wife, Queen Athena, have seven young daughters, the youngest of whom is Ariel. The entirety of the underwater kingdom of Atlantica is filled with joy, music and laughter. The merfolk are shown relaxing in a lagoon above water, and Triton gives Athena a small music box. A pirate ship approaches and they attack, stealing the merpeople's possessions. Everyone escapes except Queen Athena, who is crushed by the pirate ship. Devastated by Athena's death, Triton throws the music box away and bans music from the kingdom. Ten years later, Triton's daughters live under a strict schedule maintained by their governess, Marina Del Rey (an original villianess voiced by Sally Field; and no relations to the two witches what so ever). Marina hates her job and longs for Sebastian's, who is the king's attache. Ariel is frustrated by their current lifestyle, which brings her into conflict with the strict King Triton. During their morning "walk", Ariel tickles her sister Adella with kelp, and she is given the punishment of cleaning barnacles. While carrying out her punishment, Ariel encounters Flounder, a fish, who is making music. That night, Ariel sees Flounder outside the window, and follows him to an underground music club. She is overjoyed by the presence of music, and is shocked when she learns that Sebastian performs at the club. When her presence is revealed, at first all the club patrons flee, but Ariel sings a song explaining her love of music, and she joins the club with an oath...that's all I am telling you all,you will have see it for yourself.

It's great to finally see Ariel's mother Queen Athena, who looks like Ariel; but I can see some differences between mother and daughter: Athena's hair is a different shade of red compare to Ariel, and done up almost like a ponytail. And her eyes I think are green. Overall, Ariel's Beginning is another excellent Disney OAV (original animated video),and prefect to go with the original Little Mermaid film and "Return to the Sea." I love out of Ariel's sisters Alana (pink fin),Arista (red fin),and Attina (orange fin).

animated cartoon Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight © Commotion Pictures / Epic Level Entertainment / Toonz Animation India
Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Rated it: 4
posted: Feb 05, 2008
I have seen the trailer online. Now I had watch the film and I find this great animated film AWESOME! I would defy anyone to dislike this film (or any other fantasy/literary film) like I do and as I said a million times, I was shocked, surprised and flabbergasted by the negative reviews I would see on the web, I thought the animation and casting are excellent.

In this animated film based on the popular series of fantasy books, about six friends - a half-elf, a dwarf, a warrior and his twin brother a mage, a knight and a kender (a person that looks like a mini elf) have come together once again after spending five years searching for proof that the gods do in fact exist. Sadly, they unite amidst rumors of a growing evil and an impending war - but now, with horror and chaos looming on the horizon, the goal of their searches may finally be within their grasp in the form of a barbarian warrior princess bearing a mysterious crystal blue staff. A threat like none of them have seen is poised to overtake their homeland, but if these heroes can stand against it, they will become legends.

I had read the trilogy after I had seen the film. I know that is a bit unorthodox to you but...that's me. And now The Dragonlance Chronicles became one of my favorite fantasy trilogies.

animated cartoon Tom Sawyer © MCA Records / Stone Canyon Entertainment
Tom Sawyer
Rated it: 4
posted: Oct 07, 2007
I was shocked and surprised by the negative reviews I had read on the web, since I love this film. This film is based on the classic novel by Mark Twain (the author of "The Prince & The Pauper"), and many versions of this story had been made for the big screen and TV; but I love this version best of all.

I love the "love-triangle" between Tom, Amy, and Becky, it is so funny; who would of thought those girls thought Tom's such a stud. I also love that anthropomorphic animals just like in the tradition of Walt Disney's "Robin Hood" and the "made-for-TV" animated film: Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield."

 
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