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Re: FYC: Best Animated Film
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2010, 12:05:38 PM »
Are shorts eligible?
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Re: FYC: Best Animated Film
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2010, 12:14:45 PM »
Are shorts eligible?

Hard to picture one being supported widely enough to win but if that is how you want to use your voting slots, I don't know that I'd object to it from an eligibility standpoint; will get back to you on this.
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Re: FYC: Best Animated Film
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2010, 12:20:19 PM »
The only argument against it that I can think of is that it might water down the field...

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Re: FYC: Best Animated Film
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2010, 12:42:14 PM »
The Sky Crawlers
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Howl's Moving Castle
Team America: World Police

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Re: FYC: Best Animated Film
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2010, 12:50:45 PM »
Team America: World Police
This wasn't eligible for the top 100 animated list, is it eligible here?
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Re: FYC: Best Animated Film
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2010, 12:58:01 PM »
Hmm, I didn't realize.

I don't see why it wouldn't be animation. Isn't Wallace and Gromit considered animation? What's the difference between characters move via strings and characters that move via someone manipulating them by hand? Digital, clay, or plastic puppets... it's all not real.


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Re: FYC: Best Animated Film
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2010, 01:06:52 PM »
I guess with stop-motion, the figures are moved and a picture is taken, and then moved a little more and another picture is taken...etc, and when displayed quickly, it creates the illusion of movement. But with marionettes you just shoot them moving so it's not considered animation. Or something like that. I really don't know what I'm talking about.  :)
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Re: FYC: Best Animated Film
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2010, 02:02:16 PM »
I fully realize there is a sentiment that Monsters, Inc is "lesser Pixar"...



but if you rewatch you may note that the first 45 minutes of this film is incredibly meticulous in timing, exposition and the execution of humor.  It is a masterclass in how to invite someone into a universe in a way that fully grounds you before telling you that YOURS is the confusing and scary world!

Then we have the really clever door/scarefloor thing - you can't argue that greatness - and especially how neatly it gets wrapped up in the end.  Speaking of the end, it handles the action sequences in the last reel far better than most all the other Pixar films (notable exception: The Incredibles).  

The film's one great shortfall, the antogonist (the octopus guy - Waternoose?).  He is a bit uninspiring. But he given less screen time than I remembered.

Anyways.  There's my pitch.  Do with it what you may.
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Re: FYC: Best Animated Film
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2010, 02:09:05 PM »
I think I am alone in embracing the goodness



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Re: FYC: Best Animated Film
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2010, 02:17:25 PM »
I think I am alone in embracing the goodness





I think you're between a rock and a hard place

sorry zarodinu, I'm just now learning to fly with these newly acquired regional mod powers.  I accidently hit modify instead of quote on your message!
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