Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Sat, 17 Jun 2000 08:17:16 -0400


Is'nt the Ralph Baski stuff done partially by the Japanese? I've heard some
of their other stuff(Thundercats, Silverhawks, D &D)had some of the
animation work done in Japan. There is a bit of a Japanese influence in the
character designs.
----- Original Message -----
From: Blackeagle <cdupchurch@hotmail.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2000 12:16 AM
Subject: Re: Spoilers! (long) Re: [gundam] OT: Titan A.E.

> >Hi Blackeagle:
> > > SNIP
> > >
> > > >Come on, not all american animation are bad. Fritz the Cat and Sout
> >Park
> > > >were both excellent.
> > >
> > > I didn't state it explicitly in that particular instance, but all my
> > > comparisoms to american animation were to theatrical releases, not TV
> >fare.
> >
> >Fritz the Cat and South Park are both theatrical releases, though neither
> >are
>
> You're right. It's just hard to think of things like South Park (or for
that
> matter, the X files movie) as anything more than extended TV episodes.
>
> >SF. If the Transformer movie can be counted as Sci Fi, that is pretty
good
> >in
> >it's own right. Even without all the fancy CGI special effects. The guy
> >who
> >did Fritz the Cat also did Heavy Traffic, Wizards, Lord of the Rings,
> >American
> >Pop, Fire and Ice, & Cool World. He is called Ralph Bakshi and also did
> >the
> >some of the original Spider-Man TV cartons. He's not bad, and his
> >animation
> >usually has a lot of sexual contents and a healthy dose of realistic
> >violence.
> >Check him out!
>
> Ugh! You really shouldn't have mentioned the name Ralph Bakshi or the
> animated Lord of the Rings adaption. If you just mentioned the other
stuff
> I might have gone and checked it out, but bringing his LOTR adaption to my
> mind totally turns me off. I think it's a terrible travesty of one of my
> all time favorite books. One of the reason I'm so looking forward to the
> upcoming LOTR movie trilogy is that it will hopefully expunge the memory
of
> the horrible Bakshi version from my mind.
>
> > > SNIPPAGE of my own stuff...
> > >
> > > I think part of the reason I have Indpendence Day so much is that I
saw
> >it
> > > about a month after reading the novel 'Footfall' for the first time.
> >Since
> > > Footfall is probably the best alien invasion story ever written,
seeing
> > > Independence Day so soon after just drove home the shortage of good,
> >smart
> > > SF in American movies.
> >
> >Actually Independence Day was a pretty bad film, but I really enjoyed it
> >even
> >with all the plot holes and SF inaccuracy. It's a Summer flick that
> >managed
> >to be entertaining, which is much more than I can say about snooze fests
> >like
> >U-571, Airforce 1, Con-Air...
> >
> > > Massive Snippage
> > >
> > > Well, I don't count Toy Story as Disney, I think of it as a Pixar
film.
> >
> >Okay, in that case Disney does suck. Hercules, Tarzan, Mulan, and
Dinosaur
> >are all pretty bad. But Dinosaur does look gorgeous. I am thinking of
> >going
> >to watch Fantasia 2000 (proper pronunciation is Fan-Tah-See-Ah, according
> >to
> >my pipe organ teacher), maybe it would buck the trend and actually be
worth
> >watching.
>
> Fantasia 2000 is the only recent Disney film that really goes back to the
> spirit of their early movies.
>
> SNIP
>
> > > BTW they played the Mission Impossible themed Chicken Run trailer
before
> > > Titan A.E. It's totally the opposite direction from anime, but it
looks
> > > hillarious!
> >
> >My boss went to a free preview showing of Chicken Run yesterday (while I
am
> >watching my free Titan A.E. showing), and supposedly it was good. I
really
> >liked Aardman's Wallace and Gromit shorts, but find the Chickens
incredibly
> >annoying in Chickent Run for some reason. For some really awesome
> >jawdropping
> >stop motion animation, go rent some Vladmir Starevic stuff, they are
great!
>
> I guess I don't have the same reaction to claymation chickens that you do.
>
> > > >Michael
> > > ________________________________
> > > Chris Upchurch a.k.a. Blackeagle
> > > cdupchurch@hotmail.com
> >
> >Michael
>
>
>
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