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Jan 21, 2016, 11:29 PM
 
Been having a hankering for some hand drawn animation lately, and since i've seen all the Disney movies, i started looking elsewhere and came across some interesting and unusual movies which were definitely worth watching.

Though i'd share what i found...

The Last Unicorn


Fire and Ice


The Hobbit


Castle of Cagliostro


The Nutcracker Prince


Cheers
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Jan 21, 2016, 11:38 PM
 
Check out Fantastic Planet, and Wizards.
     
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Jan 22, 2016, 12:15 AM
 
Song of the South
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Jan 22, 2016, 12:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Check out Fantastic Planet, and Wizards.
Ralph Bakshi is amazing. The greatest animator of his day.
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Jan 22, 2016, 04:31 AM
 
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Jan 22, 2016, 10:54 AM
 
My name is Mok, thanks a lot.

     
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Jan 22, 2016, 12:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Check out Fantastic Planet, and Wizards.
I agree on both, though Wizards was more "accessible" and more entertaining for me. And of course the original Heavy Metal should be on everyone's "must see" list as well.

What, no Fritz the Cat?

Seriously though, there are some shorts that anyone who likes animation really should look into. To start with, (and to seriously bork your brain), there's Quasi at the Quackadero.

Then check out Closed Mondays, and move on to Moon Shadow, an animated video to Cat Stevens' song of the same name. These two are from The Fantastic Animation Festival, a 1977 theatrical release consisting of a bunch of quite (at the time) mind-blowing animated shorts. You can watch it, piece by piece, here. I think that shorts are a great laboratory for animation experimentation, so even if a film isn't a feature length piece, it's worth a watch.

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Jan 22, 2016, 12:54 PM
 
They're not old, but these are some non-disney animation:

Secret of Kells
The Secret of Kells (2009) - IMDb

Song of the Sea
Song of the Sea (2014) - IMDb
     
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Jan 22, 2016, 01:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Seriously though, there are some shorts that anyone who likes animation really should look into. To start with, (and to seriously bork your brain), there's Quasi at the Quackadero.
Sally Cruikshank is the bomb. Good call!
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Jan 22, 2016, 02:48 PM
 
For some shorter stuff, it looks like Liquid TV is on YouTube. They're shorts curated by MTV, back when they didn't suck.

I was an animation major at the time, and we passed around a VHS of this show like it was porn or something.
     
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Jan 22, 2016, 09:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
For some shorter stuff, it looks like Liquid TV is on YouTube. They're shorts curated by MTV, back when they didn't suck.

I was an animation major at the time, and we passed around a VHS of this show like it was porn or something.
'Cause it WAS animation porn. Liquid TV rocked.

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Jan 25, 2016, 09:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Song of the South
I loved that movie - saw it with my father as a kid.
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Jan 25, 2016, 09:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
'Cause it WAS animation porn. Liquid TV rocked.
damn right.
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Jan 25, 2016, 09:31 AM
 
I think this one is not really forgotten, just a little hard to get through at times:

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Jan 25, 2016, 12:35 PM
 
I've never seen it, yet have the following spoilerish commentary.

 
     
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Jan 25, 2016, 04:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I've never seen it, yet have the following spoilerish commentary.

 
Yeah, there's some interesting scenes - you should see it, it's worth a viewing just for the animation. But the film captures the era nicely with its NYU students, hippies and thugs.
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Feb 2, 2016, 10:29 PM
 
Anybody remember the cartoon Transformers movie where Optimus dies and Hot Rod takes his place? Stan Bush's You've got the touch baby!
     
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Feb 4, 2016, 10:49 AM
 
Check out the work of Hayao Miyazaki.

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Feb 4, 2016, 11:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
Check out the work of Hayao Miyazaki.

That's some great stuff there - most of Studio Ghibli too..
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Feb 4, 2016, 01:54 PM
 
Chicken run?
     
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Feb 4, 2016, 04:30 PM
 
I personally, wouldn't say Ghibli (specifically Miyazaki stuff) is forgotten.

But an interesting piece of info for whoever is interested, regarding Ghibli, Miyazaki and my initial list....
-Miyazaki worked on Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro in the pre Ghibli days
-The guys who would eventually ended up working for Ghibli worked on The last Unicorn (and they're the guys who Miyazaki got to make Nausicaa before Ghibli was founded). wiki

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Feb 25, 2016, 03:27 PM
 
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Watched it last night.... wow

Psychedelic like the 70s AND metal like the 80s!
     
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Feb 25, 2016, 03:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
For some shorter stuff, it looks like Liquid TV is on YouTube. They're shorts curated by MTV, back when they didn't suck.

I was an animation major at the time, and we passed around a VHS of this show like it was porn or something.
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
'Cause it WAS animation porn. Liquid TV rocked.
Aeon Flux was part of LTV. I didn't see the movie, the reviews were bad.

     
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Feb 25, 2016, 04:25 PM
 
I had a movie as a kid called Flight of Dragons. The title song was by Don Maclean.

I love old Manga. Fist of The North Star is the best thing ever.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Feb 25, 2016, 06:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
My teen age son is big into animation, but much more Japanese. I watched Heavy Metal with him a few months back, and he was blown away. Even moreso when his full sized Heavy Metal poster arrived.
     
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Feb 25, 2016, 08:54 PM
 
Heavy Metal was expensive to produce, because the producers went out of their way to Get Things Done Rightâ„¢. Proper attention to the original artists' style and especially the depth of each one's color palette, and high quality cel animation done by the production company (not outsourced), made the film work. If it hadn't been "Done Right," nobody would have bothered to watch it. I paid to see it THREE TIMES in one week when it first came out, and now I need to dig out the DVD and watch it again. Maybe I need to get it on Blu Ray...

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Feb 27, 2016, 11:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Aeon Flux was part of LTV. I didn't see the movie, the reviews were bad.

The movie is one of those things where if you watched the animation, you knew there was no way the movie was going to be any good.

The original animation was both parody and satire... of animation. I'm not saying that's impossible to translate into live-action, but the impression I got is they didn't even try. They just played it straight.

Typical MTV. "The hip kids love this, lets suck out its soul and cash in!"
     
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Feb 27, 2016, 08:53 PM
 
Ferngully?

     
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Feb 27, 2016, 11:44 PM
 
Now we just refer to that as the Avatar prequel.
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Mar 10, 2016, 02:37 PM
 
IIRC, Beavis and Butthead made their debut on Liquid TV.
     
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Apr 29, 2016, 09:33 AM
 
Epic soundtrack in Heavy Metal...

     
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Jun 28, 2016, 05:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
They're not old, but these are some non-disney animation:

Secret of Kells
The Secret of Kells (2009) - IMDb

Song of the Sea
Song of the Sea (2014) - IMDb
I finally got around to watching Song of the Sea. Enjoyed it. Looking forward to watching Secret of Kells.

I'm really glad there's a studio in Ireland to bring Irish folklore (and the talent on that island) to the big screen.

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Jun 30, 2016, 02:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
IIRC, Beavis and Butthead made their debut on Liquid TV.
Yep. Those were good days for MTV.
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Jun 30, 2016, 04:37 PM
 
I also enjoyed Song of the Sea. Secret of Kells is up next
     
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Jun 30, 2016, 04:49 PM
 
And the Specialists!
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