Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Meme: Every Goddamn Animated Movie Ever Made (Almost)

I got this meme from a new source, Warren Peace Sings The Blues, and, as usual, it's one of those long annotate-this-list things:

All the animated movies in the world, sort of

- X what you saw
- O what you haven't finished/seen or saw sizable portions
- Bold what you loved
- Italicize what you disliked/hated
- Leave unchanged if neutral

CLASSIC DISNEY
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[X] 101 Dalmatians (1961)
[X] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[X] Bambi (1942): As far as I know, my older son still thinks that this movie ends when Bambi goes to sleep in the winter.
[X] Cinderella (1950)
[X] Dumbo (1941)
[X] Fantasia (1940)
[X] Lady and the Tramp (1955)
[X] Mary Poppins (1964)
[X] Peter Pan (1953)
[X] Pinocchio (1940)
[X] Sleeping Beauty (1959): It looks gorgeous, but it's the dullest of the "classic" Disney movies.
[X] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
[X] Song of the South (1946): I have the sense that I've seen it, or at least the animated sections of it -- maybe on the Disney TV show in the '70s? I know it hasn't been released in ages, so my memory may be faulty.

Note: I was born in 1969, so I saw most of these in theaters; in those days Disney was re-releasing all its major animated movies every few years. (I saw Fantasia in high school with friends, which was awesome, though of course we spent half the movie talking about how much better it would have been if we were high. Ah, the early '80s!)


DISNEY'S DARK AGE
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[X] The Aristocats (1970)
[X] The Black Cauldron (1985): Though it may be mostly faulty memory, a love for Llyod Alexander's books, and the fact that I hadn't seen a Disney movie in a theater for a few years that makes me love it.
[ ] The Fox and the Hound (1981): Though my brother, several years younger, did see it and loved it. I had just aged out of G-rated movies at that point.
[ ] The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
[X] The Jungle Book (1967)
[X] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977): This is actually a compilation of three shorts (20ish minutes each); the family watched those shorts many times when the boys were wee.
[ ] Oliver and Company (1986)
[X] Pete's Dragon (1977)
[X] The Rescuers (1977)
[X] Robin Hood (1973)
[X] The Sword In The Stone (1963): At least once in a church hall, from a projector with no sound.

Note: I don't entirely subscribe to the "after Walt died, Disney animation went all to hell, until Katzenberg discovered Broadway" theory; I don't like most of the bits of Katzenberg movies I've seen, and I like '70s Disney. This may just show that, again, I was born in 1969.


THE DISNEY RENAISSANCE
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[X] Aladdin (1992)
[ ] Beauty and the Beast (1991)
[ ] A Goofy Movie (1995)
[ ] Hercules (1997)
[ ] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[ ] The Lion King (1994)
[ ] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[ ] Mulan (1998)
[ ] Pocahontas (1995)
[ ] The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
[ ] Tarzan (1999)

Note: These were years when I was in my 20s and didn't have kids; I wasn't watching many G-rated stories about animals. And I don't miss any of them; the bits I've seen look like the worst excesses of '80s Broadway, dipped in an extra load of schmaltz.


DISNEY'S MODERN AGE
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[ ] Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
[X] Bolt (2008): Not a movie for the ages, but awfully good at what it sets out to do.
[X] Brother Bear (2003): A solid old-fashioned Disney movie.
[X] Chicken Little (2005): Not as bad as it looked, but not very good, either.
[ ] Dinosaur (2000)
[X] The Emperor's New Groove (2000): For my money, the best Disney animated movie in at least two decades.
[ ] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[X] Home on the Range (2004): Much, much funnier than you'd expect.
[ ] Lilo & Stitch (2002)
[X] Meet the Robinsons (2007): Awesome design and style, amusing to watch, but a thin story.
[ ] Treasure Planet (2002)

Note: You can pretty well peg when my older son (born 1998) was old enough to see movies in a theater: 2003. Suddenly, I was watching animated critters again.


PIXAR
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[X] A Bug's Life (1998): The only mediocre movie Pixar has ever made.
[X] Cars (2006): The only bad movie Pixar has ever made.
[X] Finding Nemo (2003): The first movie that my younger son saw in a theater -- and it was, appropriately enough, one with a dampness problem and a steady drip in one corner.
[X] The Incredibles (2004): Marred only by two or three lines of dialogue that are so on-the-nose that one wants to punch Brad Bird in his.
[X] Monsters Inc. (2001): Has it really been a decade? I think this was the first movie I took my older son to.
[X] Ratatouille (2007): One of the best movies about creation I've ever seen.
[X] Toy Story (1995)
[X] Toy Story 2 (1999): I still think this is the best of the three.
[X] Toy Story 3 (2010)
[X] Wall-E (2008): The message got too strident in the late innings, but it's still a fine movie.
[X] Up (2009): Absolutely lovely, with one of the greatest concretized metaphors in all of fiction.


DON BLUTH
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[ ] All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
[ ] An American Tail (1986)
[ ] An American Tail: Fieval Goes West (1991)
[ ] Anastasia (1997)
[ ] The Land Before Time (1988)
[ ] The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
[ ] Rock-a-Doodle (1991)
[X] The Secret of NIMH (1982)
[ ] Thumbelina (1994)
[ ] Titan AE (2000)
[ ] A Troll in Central Park (1994)

Note: Once again, I wasn't watching G-rated movies in the '90s. We did have a lot of Happy Meal toys from the later "Land Before Time" movies when the boys were little, though I don't think they actually ever saw any of those movies.


CLAYMATION
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[ ] The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986)
[ ] Chicken Run (2000): It's in the house, and I've been a huge Wallace & Gromit fan for ages, but the boys never wanted to watch it, so it's sat unwatched.
[X] Corpse Bride (2005)
[ ] James and the Giant Peach (1996)
[ ] The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
[X] Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005): And the shorts; the third of which I saw in an honest-to-dog theater as a first run movie, in some Film Forum animation program.
[X] Coraline (2009)


CGI GLUT
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[ ] Antz (1998)
[X] Bee Movie (2007)
[ ] Happy Feet (2006)
[ ] Ice Age (2002)
[X] Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
[X] Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009); I've seen about three hours of Ice Age movies, and I'm pretty sure it was #2 and #3, but I could be mistaken.
[ ] Kung Fu Panda (2008)
[ ] Madagascar (2005)
[O] Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
[ ] Monster House (2006)
[X] Over the Hedge (2006)
[X] The Polar Express (2004)
[X] Robots (2005); Not as bad as it might be, but pretty bad.
[ ] A Shark's Tale (2004)
[ ] Shrek (2001)
[ ] Shrek 2 (2004)
[ ] Shrek The Third (2007)
[ ] Shrek Forever After (2010); I've seen maybe half an hour total from all four Shrek movies, and that was too much.
[X] Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)


IMPORTS
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[ ] Arabian Knight (aka The Thief and the Cobbler) (1995)
[X] The Last Unicorn (1982)
[ ] Light Years (1988)
[X] The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
[ ] Persepolis (2007)
[X] Waltz With Bashir (2008)
[X] Watership Down (1978)
[ ] When the Wind Blows (1988)
[ ] Wonderful Days (2003)
[X] Yellow Submarine (1968)


STUDIO GHIBLI/MIYAZAKI
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[X] The Cat Returns (2002)
[ ] Grave of the Fireflies (1988); I should, I know. But when it comes time to pick a movie to watch, "the one about Hiroshima" always ends up at the bottom of the list.
[X] Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
[X] Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
[X] Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
[X] Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
[X] My Neighbors The Yamadas (1999)
[X] My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
[X] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
[ ] Only Yesterday (1991)
[X] Pom Poko (Tanuki War) (1994); Probably my older son's favorite Ghibli movie; it might be mine as well.
[X] Porco Rosso (1992)
[X] Princess Mononoke (1999)
[X] Spirited Away (2002)
[X] Whisper of the Heart (1995)
[X] Ponyo (2009)


SATOSHI KON
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[ ] Millennium Actress (2001)
[ ] Paprika (2006)
[ ] Perfect Blue (1999)
[ ] Tokyo Godfathers (2003)


SHINKAI MAKOTO
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[ ] She and Her Cat (1999)
[ ] Voices of a Distant Star (2001)
[ ] The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
[ ] 5 Centimeters per Second (2007)


OTHER ANIME FILMS
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[X] Akira (1989); Saw it in NYC way back when, have owned it on bootleg VHS, bootleg DVD, regular DVD, and fancy DVD; and still listen to the soundtrack semi-regularly. KANEDAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!
[ ] Angel's Egg (1985)
[ ] Appleseed (2004)
[ ] Appleseed: Ex Machina (2007)
[ ] Arcadia of My Youth (U.S. Title - Vengeance of the Space Pirate) (1982)
[ ] Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2003)
[ ] The Dagger of Kamui (U.S. Title - Revenge of the Ninja Warrior) (1985)
[ ] Dirty Pair: Project Eden (1987)
[ ] End of Evangelion (1997)
[ ] Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
[ ] Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
[X] Fist of the North Star (1986)
[ ] Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
[ ] Ghost in the Shell (1996)
[ ] Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
[ ] The Girl Who Lept Through Time (2006)
[ ] Lensman (1984)
[ ] Macross: Do You Remember Love (U.S. Title - Clash of the Bionoids) (1984)
[ ] Memories (1995)
[ ] Metropolis (2001)
[ ] Neo-Tokyo (1986)
[ ] Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)
[ ] Ninja Scroll (1993)
[ ] Patlabor the Movie (1989)
[ ] The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
[ ] Project A-ko (1986)
[ ] Robot Carnival (1987)
[ ] Robotech: The Shadow Chronicle (2006)
[ ] Silent Möbius (1991)
[ ] The Sky Crawlers (2008)
[ ] Space Adventure Cobra (1982)
[ ] Steamboy (2004); I own it but haven't seen it.
[ ] Sword of the Stranger (2007)
[ ] Unico and the Island of Magic (1983)
[ ] Urotsukidoji: The Movie (1987)
[ ] Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
[ ] Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1982)
[ ] Vampire Hunter D (1985)
[ ] Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust (2000)
[ ] Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force (1987)


CARTOONS FOR GROWN-UPS
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[ ] American Pop (1981)
[ ] The Animatrix (2003)
[ ] Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996).
[ ] Cool World (1992)
[ ] Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
[ ] Final Fantasy: Advent Children (2005)
[ ] Fire & Ice (1983)
[X] Fritz the Cat (1972)
[ ] Halo Legends (2009)
[X] Heavy Metal (1981); It's cheesy, but it's the cheeziness of my youth.
[ ] Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
[ ] Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
[ ] Lady Death (2004)
[ ] A Scanner Darkly (2006)
[X] Sita Sings the Blues
[X] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
[ ] Street Fight (Coonskin) (1975)
[ ] Waking Life (2001)


OTHER ANIMATED MOVIES
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[ ] The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
[ ] Animal Farm (1954)
[X] Animalympics (1980); I saw this way too many time in the early '80s.
[ ] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon The Movie (2007)
[ ] Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
[ ] Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)
[ ] Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
[ ] The Brave Little Toaster (1988)
[ ] Bravestarr: The Movie (1988)
[ ] Cats Don't Dance (1997)
[ ] Care Bears: The Movie (1985)
[ ] Charlotte's Web (1973)
[ ] Fern Gully (1992)
[ ] G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
[ ] Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)
[ ] Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)
[ ] He-Man & She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985)
[X] The Hobbit (1977)
[ ] The Iron Giant (1999); Another movie I own and intend to watch someday, but the boys never wanted to.
[ ] Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
[ ] Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
[X] Lord of the Rings (1978)
[ ] Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992)
[ ] My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
[X] Pink Floyd's The Wall (1982)
[ ] The Prince of Egypt (1998)
[ ] Powerpuff Girls: The Movie (2002)
[ ] Quest For Camelot (1999)
[ ] Ringing Bell (1978)
[ ] The Road to El Dorado (2000)
[ ] Shinbone Alley (1971)
[ ] Space Jam (1996)
[ ] Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
[ ] Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
[ ] Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)
[ ] Superman: Doomsday (2007)
[ ] The Swan Princess (1994)
[X] Transformers: The Movie (1986)
[ ] Wizards (1977)
[X] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
[ ] Wonder Woman (2009)
[ ] Balto (1995)
[ ] Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)


Far too many movies, of which I've seen only a few clumps. It proves nothing, but it gives me a post that isn't Book-A-Day, which counts as a win in my book.

2 comments:

Tim Roast said...

What you haven't watched My Little Pony: The Movie?

And I'm sure it isn't a complete list. The Simpsons movie isn't there and neither are all those Pokemon movies.

Anonymous said...

Grave of the Fireflies isn't actually about Hiroshima, it's about the firebombings. Still, I can understand completely. It's easily one of the most tragic films I have ever seen in my life.

Still, if Pom Poko is one of your favorite Ghibli movies you should at least check out it's director's other non-depressing films, Only Yesterday which is utter brilliance (but you may not be able to get a hold of it, since Disney still hasn't released it) or My Neighbours the Yamadas.

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