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).
Reading,Writing and World Mythology
Animation that I love:
Gulliver's Travels (1939),
Disney's Sleeping Beauty,
An American Tail,and...
Kung Fu Panda
Well to get to the nitty-gritty of this film: This film is a live-action/animated film, which begins in live-action with a fellow named Sampson and the Preacherman rush to help their friend, Randy escape from prison, but are stopped by a roadblock and wind up in a shootout with the police. While waiting for them, Randy unwillingly listens to fellow escapee Pappy, as he begins to tell Randy the animated story of Brother Rabbit, a young newcomer to the big city who quickly rises from obscurity to rule over all of Harlem. You know, to me Rabbit,Bear and Fox are animal versions of Randy,Sampson and the Preacherman. An abstract juxtaposition of stylized animation and live action footage, the film is a graphic and condemnatory satire of stereotypes prevalent in the 70s — racial, ethnic, and otherwise.
So anyway, it is another good Bakshi movie. And should we sweep films like this under the rug? pretend they never exist? I think that would be a shame. I think we should watch these films entacted, and learn about what goes on back then, just how far we come since then.
So overall, I enjoyed it - this film and the soundtrack too. You know, Kim Basinger (Holli Would) was great in this film (though many people disagree) and also in Tim Burton's film version of Batman as Vicki Vale...even though she screams too much.
Based a children's book by Australian author Ethel C. Pedley, the film's about a girl named Dot is lost in the Australian bushland after chasing a bilby (a hopping rat) into the wood and losing sight of her home. She is approached by a red kangaroo, who gives her a strange root to eat. Upon eating the root, Dot is able to understand the language of all animals, and she tells the kangaroo her plight. The kangaroo, who has lost her own joey, decides to help little Dot despite her own fear of humans. I am even thinking of reading the original Pedley book - though as I said before: Not many people today know of books like this one.
Overall I love this film and I love 4 out of the 7 songs in the film.
The film was a direct montage to the three Classic Disney Princess movies - Snow White,Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty, and I love the Disney Princesses. I DO consider Giselle as one of them, and Mrs. Adams has been getting rave reviews. I have also bought the new doll wearing the pink outfit of course. So I think she deserves to be added to the list of Disney princesses, though she's in between worlds - animated Andalasia and real-life New York. My favorite song from the soundtrack is "True Love's Kiss," just to let you know.
You know something else, I wouldn't think of this film racial, as I heard said, all over the Internet. That was the way it was in Uncle Remus' time - The Emancipation of The Afro-American slaves in the southern United States.