MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.
This week's movie topic is all about Animation...
Everywhere I go lately I hear nothing but "buzz" about the new Toy Story installment. One of the first dates Andy and I had was to see the original Toy Story, which we both loved. But usually, Andy isn't a big animated movie fan - I think he thinks they are kid stuff. Which means that I end up watching a lot of them by myself or with rent-a-kids. Here are some of my favorites. Share on your blog movies whose drawn, digitized or old school clay figures rock your world, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) - Is it wrong that my biggest memory of this wasn't the originality of animation interacting with real actors but the fact that it was really trippy to watch this after a night of teenage partying?
- Toy Story (1995) - As a child who grew up creating magical worlds with my stuffed animals, dolls and toys, this movie went straight to my heart. It is fantastic fun and it amazes me the two layers of entertainment it provides for kids and adults alike.
- Team America: World Police (2004) - I have a thing for puppets. LOVE them. Especially ones that swear and have torrid sex scenes while saving our country, courtesy of the creators of South Park.
- The Lion King (1994) - This might just be my favorite Disney movie ever. I am still amazed by the story, the emotion, the music, the rich voices, the visuals - and the fact that young children aren't scarred for life by the stampede scene.
- Bambi (1942) - Aside from the Sunday morning Davey & Goliath claymation TV show, Bambi is the first animated anything I remember seeing. I saw it in the theater on a re-release when I was a little girl and watching cartoons come to life on the big screen left me forever in love with animation. And against hunting - no matter how necessary. I'm a big softy.
- The Incredibles (2004) - Top notch Pixar innovation and a hilarious story filled with action & adventure. Also proof that a 2 hour cartoon can be a huge success.