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What's your favorite animated films (not intended for children)?

 
 
Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2011 09:07 pm
When someone asks you to think of an animated film, what's the first film that comes to mind? Is it a family friendly film? Is it one from the Disney canon? Does the plot involve talking animals or a princess longing for her charming prince?

Are you under the impression that all animated films are just merely cartoons existing to pacify the ADD addled minds of children and teenagers?

Bill Plympton, William Kentridge, and Jan Svankmajer are three world renown animators, who don't have a Disney film in their separate yet overflowing film resume, would beg to differ.

So what's your favorite animated films (not intended for children) created with an adult audience in mind? [As a sidebet: Who will be the first person to sincerely mention animated porn as their favorite animated films? Rolling Eyes Wink Rolling Eyes ]

Below are six random favorites of mine:
$9.99 (2008): An Australian production that has its characters ponder the meaning of life... and suicide.;
Dante's Inferno (2007) A modern day rendition of Dante's vision of Hell. And even though Pat Benatar tried to make you believe it as such, Hell isn't for children.;
Grave of the Fireflies (1988): Despite having two children for the main protagonists, this film is one of the most difficult to watch antiwar films ever created.
Greedy Guts (2000): A gory Czech fairy tale that would make the Grimm Brothers smile (and not the modern politically correct/sanitized Grimm Brothers of the Disney world).
Perfect Blue (1998): Animated Hitchcock. The chief characters of this film are paranoia and self-doubt.
Waltz with Bashir (2008): An Israeli documentary film about a soldier trying to remember his part in the brutal Lebanese conflict.



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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2011 09:39 pm
Quote:
What's your favorite animated films (not intended for children)?
NONE

I am not a cartoon person.
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MonaLeeza
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2011 09:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
I don't know a lot of animated films but I do love Adam Eliot's 'Harvey Krumpet' and 'Mary and Max' .
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 04:22 am
@MonaLeeza,
Two excellent claymation based character studies. Both are quite accessible yet they're not too simplistic in their depictions of their subjects. I too highly recommend both films.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 04:29 am
@tsarstepan,
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Waltz with Bashir (2008): An Israeli documentary film about a soldier trying to remember his part in the brutal Lebanese conflict.

My favourite, tsar.
Actually, the only "adult" animated film I've seen in recent years. Wink
But it's very, very good.
Highly recommended.

dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 04:31 am
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$9.99 (2008): An Australian production that has its characters ponder the meaning of life... and suicide.;

I'd never heard of this before. Like the trailer. I'll see if I can get it somewhere. Ben Mendleson who does the voice over for the young man is a first class actor. Watch out for him.

I always enjoy the double entendres in Disney/pixar stuff.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 04:36 am
@msolga,
Waltz With Bashir has also one of the best film scores of recent years. Smile
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 04:38 am
@MonaLeeza,
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I don't know a lot of animated films but I do love Adam Eliot's 'Harvey Krumpet' and 'Mary and Max' .


I just read this post & realized I was wrong about about only having seen one animated film in recent years.
I also saw this one. (pretty good, but much gentler material than Bashir.)

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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 04:39 am
@tsarstepan,
Yes, indeed, tsar!
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 04:44 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
Grave of the Fireflies (1988): Despite having two children for the main protagonists, this film is one of the most difficult to watch antiwar films ever created.


this would top my list, although Tokyo Godfathers and Millenium Actress were very good also

for sheer artistic endeavours the films of Makoto Shinkai (She and Her Cat, Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days and 5 Centimeters Per Second) are hard to beat, lovely animation
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raprap
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 05:00 am
@tsarstepan,
A Scanner Darkly--although it bridges the gap between film and animation
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raprap
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 05:04 am
@MonaLeeza,
"Max and Mary" stuck with me a week after I saw it on Netflix
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