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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:11 PM

What's the best full length animated film?. My opinion on this is "The Iron Giant"

Not only is the animation outstanding, but the story and over all impact is great. I saw it 5 times in the theater, and walked out happy each time. There is something wonderful too about the deep meaning of the movie. It took me a long time, even after I got the video, to recognize the meaning of very last scene where you see the Iron Giant This is a very moving and wonderful film, and I recommend this film to everyone. If you haven't seen it, it is at the library or on the internet.

Thank You for reading this,

Stuart G

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Reply What's the best full length animated film?. My opinion on this is "The Iron Giant" (Original post)
Stuart G Jun 2020 OP
nocoincidences Jun 2020 #1
Stuart G Jun 2020 #2
The Blue Flower Jun 2020 #3
cayugafalls Jun 2020 #4
Stuart G Jun 2020 #5
murielm99 Jun 21 #12
cayugafalls Jun 21 #13
Neoma Jun 2020 #6
TlalocW Jun 2020 #7
cyclonefence Jun 2020 #8
More_Cowbell Jun 21 #10
cyclonefence Jun 21 #14
Nitram Jun 2020 #9
masmdu Jun 21 #11
parkia00 Jun 21 #15
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:14 PM

1. I love

Finding Nemo

Up

Triplets of Belleville

and of course,

Bambi.

I can quote Bambi extensively.

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Response to nocoincidences (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:19 PM

2. I agree the 4 that you listed are wonderful..The story in "Triplets of Belleville" is quite unusual.

..Finding Nemo is also special. But I think Bambi is exceptional too. That is a great list..Thank You for your post..

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:30 PM

3. Iron Giant is at the top of my list

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:32 PM

4. The top animated films I love are all anime except one.

My Neighbor Totoro
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Grave of the Fireflies
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

5 Centimeters Per Second
Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.

Spirited Away
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

The Brave Little Toaster
A group of dated appliances embark on a journey to the city to find their master after being abandoned in a cabin in the woods.
(If you watch this film you can see a lot of similarities to Toy Story 3 even though the film was made in 1987)

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:46 PM

5. I think I only saw.."Spirited Away" and that is a great film. Thank You for your post

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 01:40 AM

12. The Brave Little Toaster

and The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars were books by Thomas M. Disch, science fiction writer. They were supposed to be children's books, but they aren't, really. They are whimsical.

Even though I follow science fiction closely, I did not learn about these books until about six years after their publication. The first one was published in 1980. Oddly enough, an elementary school kid clued me in to the books. He came to the library where I was working and he wanted those books.

I found both books delightful. The back cover features a picture of the author with all the old-style appliances.

Disch was a wonderful writer. He was also a sensitive soul. He suffered from depression and mental breakdowns. When his life partner died, he went through a terrible time. Eventually he committed suicide. I wish someone could have helped him.

Read the books. There is more there than meets the eye. And I agree with you about Toy Story!

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 01:48 AM

13. Thank you! I will look for the books.

I love The Brave Little Toaster and searched for a long time to find the film.

Thank you again for the history of the author and the books.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:54 PM

6. It's such a beautiful day.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:57 PM

7. Iron Giant is good

Other films I've enjoyed

Coco
The Book of Life
(Those two have a Mexican/Latin theme to them)

Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm (some say the best Batman movie across all genres)

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

I have a soft spot for Rock and Rule.

TlalocW

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:59 PM

8. I loved "Coraline"

especially the 3D version. "Spirited Away" is great, and there's another Japanese animation I love about a boy whose mother works at a retirement home and stays with the old ladies during a flood. There is a female spirit of the sea, and Liam Neeson voices her mate, whose daughter the little boy finds. It's all mixed up in my head--been years since I saw it. Maybe someone will know what I'm talking about. Anyway, it's a magical picture.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 12:41 AM

10. Ponyo, maybe?

It's been a long time for me, too.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:23 AM

14. Yes! Thank you n/t

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:45 PM

9. Finding Nemo, Nausica, Valley of the Winds, and Our Neighbor, Totoro

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 12:43 AM

11. Hard to say...

Spirited Away

Isle of Dogs

Steet of crocodiles

Cobbler and the thief ( a mostly complete version can be found online)

Totoro

Grave of the fireflies

Twilight of the cockroaches

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:09 AM

15. RANGO or Secret of NIMH.

Rango for laughs. Stunning sets, great lighting and shadow (like when Rango first walks into the town bar) and voice characters and all the Easter Eggs and tributes in the animation to other famous films.

Secret of NIMH for traditional non computer generated animation. Very dark story line... not for children. Will mentally bother most normal people and cause you to have deep thoughts later.

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