Sunday, July 25, 2010

ON MOVIES ~ The Big Draw...

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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.
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21 comments:

otin said...

I LOVED The Lion King. It was just a brilliant movie!

I went boating with Matty today. He is a great guy!

Lisa said...

Ah, Team America. A few months ago, my oldest (he's 21) and a group of his friends decided to watch this in my family room. Where I was sitting. They were all laughing, whooping and cheering until it came to a certain scene (I'm sure you know the one I'm talking about) and then it got really quiet. Until I started laughing--because it was just so funny that even puppet sex made them uncomfortable in front of a person they usually have no filter in front of!

Forgetfulone said...

Great movies! My post is up. This was a great topic! http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com/2010/07/monday-movie-meme_25.html

Chris said...

i love your choices! my picks are on my site already!

The Gal Herself said...

Remember when Simba nudges Mufasa and can't believe he's dead? Oh, God! I only have one favorite animated feature, and I just posted my tribute to it.

Penny said...

Lion King! I remember everyone FREAKING out over ground breaking animations in this one!

Finding Nemo

Lord of the Rings (effects and Gollum animation)

Caspette said...

Good picks.I must confess Lion King stopped me watching any more Disney animated films. Ever notice how nearly everyone one of their films starts with the star being orphened?

I would include Finding Nemo, Madacascar, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Aladdin, and Sword in the Stone.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I of course had to list one Disney animation JUST BECAUSE, and it was a tie between The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast (I chose the latter so I didn't copy!). But I came up with some others that are a little atypical I think.

http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2010/07/monday-movie-meme-big-draw.html

stacybuckeye said...

Jason feels the same way as Andy about animated movies. For years he has said, 'wait til we have kids.' Hee hee, now we're going to have to watch them all ;)
I had to use 2 of yours because they are my faves and I couldn't leave them off my list.
http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/monday-movie-meme-animation/

Amy said...

Great topic choice, Molly! Great to have you back for Movie Monday!

I loved Toy Story & have watched The Incredibles a few times, it's sooo funny! I only recently saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, can you believe it" And, of course, thought it was great!

Here's a list of some of my fave animated films:
Amy's Movie Monday

Enjoy!
~ Amy

Anne said...

I forgot to include Up in my list. I cried at the very start of the movie. =( Here's mine.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

My list is actually the list of my youngest granddaughter. She laughs constantly throughout Cars, loved Ratatouille, and cried for Nemo.

Lindsey said...

This was a fun one! http://dishwaterdreams.com/2010/07/top-10-animated-movies/

Also, I have a movie music trivia contest to win an iTunes gift card.
http://dishwaterdreams.com/2010/07/movie-music-quiz-and-itunes-giveaway/

Lulu said...

I think I am the only one who have not seen Lion King... We are ordering a copy of it (and some other disney movies) for our daughter so I guess in few days I will watch them too.

http://lulu-bitz-and-pieces.blogspot.com/2010/07/monday-movie-meme-animation.html

David said...

Lion King is a great choice!
My entry

Stephanie said...

Love the Toy Story movies! I was writing about animated movies on my blog too, since Trisha and I saw Sleeping Beauty and Ponyo this week.

ds said...

Lion King and Tarzan were faves (but for the music, not the animation); Ratatouille is the current go-to Disney...
You watched Davey & Goliath too?!!! I didn't think there was anyone else on the planet who had seen that...(But, Day-vee)

Julie said...

I love almost all animated movies, but my favorite will always be Aladdin. When it came out in the theater, my best friend and I went to see it 17 times. No joke.

I also fell in love with Despicable Me. I want some Minions.

Dave and Tami said...

Can't leave out Beauty and the Beast. One of my favs of the group my children watched ad infinitum in their youth. You just gotta love songs with lyrcs like:

"For there's no one as burly and brawny, As you see I've got biceps to spare. Not a bit of him's scraggly or scrawny. And ev'ry last inch of me's covered with hair"

or

"Try the grey stuff. It's delicious
Don't believe me? Ask the dishes"

Dave and Tami said...

Can't leave out Beauty and the Beast. One of my favs of the group my children watched ad infinitum in their youth. You just gotta love songs with lyrcs like:

"For there's no one as burly and brawny, As you see I've got biceps to spare. Not a bit of him's scraggly or scrawny. And ev'ry last inch of me's covered with hair"

or

"Try the grey stuff. It's delicious
Don't believe me? Ask the dishes"

Janet said...

Spirited Away is my favorite :-)