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Let the Cartoon Begin!

The most recent Simpsons episode was pretty lame, honestly. Doing four stories meant they didn't leave much time to develop any particular one. The Queen Elizabeth one seemed like it had some potential, but it was practically over right after starting. The Snow White one had some good jokes, especially with the working animals, but still struck me as lacking. I didn't care much for the Macbeth segment at all, but Maggie's Fountainhead was kind of cute.

Family Guy actually did a better job with the multiple out-of-continuity stories thing, which they do a lot less often. I remember the genie/superpowers/Little Rascals one, and the one about Griffins throughout history, but I think those might have been the only two. All three of those were pretty amusing, even though I've never actually seen The Shawshank Redemption. (I haven't read any Stephen King either, but despite the reference to books at the beginning, the segments were obviously parodies of the film adaptations.) American Dad was pretty good as well, and I appreciate that they maintained the character development, with Stan no longer being totally homophobic.

While on the subject of cartoons, here's a survey-meme-thing that I got from secondlina:

x = seen it
o = partially seen it
bold = loved

Classic Disney
[x] 101 Dalmatians (1961)
[x] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[x] Bambi (1942)
[x] Cinderella (1950)
[x] Dumbo (1941)
[x] Fantasia (1940) - I remember finding the part with the dinosaurs kind of boring, despite being a kid who loved dinosaurs.
[x] Lady and the Tramp (1955)
[x] Mary Poppins (1964)
[ ] Peter Pan (1953)
[x] Pinocchio (1940)
[x] Sleeping Beauty (1959)
[x] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
[x] Song of the South (1946) - I saw it at a theater near my grandparents' house, but I have to wonder if it was a limited re-release, since most people around my age don't seem to remember its ever being widely available. I honestly don't remember it very well, though.

Disney's Dark Age
[o] The Aristocats (1970) - This was one of the movies they used to show when I worked at a toy store. I still need to see the whole thing.
[x] The Black Cauldron (1985) - As you may know from my earlier posts, I just read the book, and it was a lot better than I remember the movie being.
[x] The Fox and the Hound (1981)
[x] The Great Mouse Detective (1986) - I was excited about this one because I'd read the books, which most other people don't seem to have even heard of.
[x] The Jungle Book (1967) - I had a cassette of Disney songs as a kid, and my favorite songs on it were "The Bear Necessities" and "I Wanna Be Like You."
[x] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
[x] Oliver and Company (1986)
[x] Pete's Dragon (1977)
[x] The Rescuers (1977)
[x] Robin Hood (1973)
[x] The Sword In The Stone (1963)

The Disney Renaissance
[x] Aladdin (1992) - I saw this three times at the movies, which I think might be a record for me.
[x] Beauty and the Beast (1991)
[ ] A Goofy Movie (1995)
[x] Hercules (1997)
[x] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[x] The Lion King (1994)
[x] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[ ] Mulan (1998)
[x] Pocahontas (1995)
[ ] The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
[ ] Tarzan (1999)

Disney's Modern Age
[ ] Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
[ ] Bolt (2008)
[ ] Brother Bear (2003)
[ ] Chicken Little (2005)
[ ] Dinosaur (2000)
[ ] The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
[ ] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[ ] Home on the Range (2004)
[ ] Lilo & Stitch (2002)
[ ] Meet the Robinsons (2007)
[ ] Treasure Planet (2002)

Pixar
[x] A Bug's Life (1998)
[o] Cars (2006) - Nobody seems to like this one very much, and from the little of it I saw, I agree with them.
[x] Finding Nemo (2003)
[ ] The Incredibles (2004)
[ ] Monsters Inc. (2001)
[ ] Ratatouille (2007)
[x] Toy Story (1995)
[o] Toy Story 2 (1999) - Another one they had at the toy store
[ ] Wall-E (2008) - It's on the Netflix queue.

Don Bluth
[o] All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
[x] An American Tail (1986)
[ ] An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
[ ] Anastasia (1997)
[x] The Land Before Time (1988)
[ ] The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
[x] Rock-a-Doodle (1991) - Did I see it? Yes. Did I understand it? Not really.
[o] The Secret of NIMH (1982)
[ ] Thumbelina (1994)
[ ] Titan AE (2000)
[ ] A Troll in Central Park (1994)
[ ] Bartok the Magnificent (1999)

Claymation
[ ] The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986)
[ ] Chicken Run (2000)
[ ] Corpse Bride (2005) - Also on the queue
[x] James and the Giant Peach (1996) - I would have preferred if if they'd used Andy Partridge's songs! Then again, I'm not sure I knew who Andy was when I actually saw this.
[x] Nightmare Before Christmas, The (1993) - My mom actually really liked this one as well.
[ ] Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
[ ] Flushed Away (2006)
[ ] Coraline (2009)

CGI
[ ] Antz (1998)
[ ] Happy Feet (2006)
[ ] Kung Fu Panda (2008)
[o] Madagascar (2005) - I saw a little bit of it on TV.
[ ] Madagascar 2 (2008)
[ ] Monster House (2006)
[ ] Over the Hedge (2006)
[ ] Polar Express, The (2004) - I find the animation for this very disturbing. Why make a CGI movie out of a picture book anyway? (That said, the designs I've seen for Where the Wild Things Are look pretty good.)
[ ] Robots (2005)
[ ] Shrek (2001)
[ ] Shrek 2 (2004)
[ ] Shrek The Third
[ ] Happily N'Ever After (2006)
[ ] Open Season (2006)

Imports
[ ] Arabian Knight (aka The Thief and the Cobbler) (1995)
[x] The Last Unicorn (1982) - I remember someone from my college saying she saw this one as a kid and thought she might have dreamed it, because no one else had heard of it. I don't think I'd heard of it UNTIL college, but people I meet pretty much inevitably DO know it.
[ ] Light Years
[ ] The Plague Dogs
[ ] The Triplets of Belleville (2003
[ ] Persepolis (2007)
[ ] Waltz With Bashir (2008)
[ ] Watership Down (1978) - Just read the book, though, so maybe I should.
[ ] When the Wind Blows (1988)
[ ] Yellow Submarine (1968) - Supposed to be in the Netflix queue, but I think all of their copies are currently missing.

Studio Ghibli/Miyazaki
[x] Grave of the Fireflies
[ ] Howl's Moving Castle (2004) - I just got the book, and might well see the movie after I've read it.
[ ] Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
[ ] Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
[ ] Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
[ ] My Neighbors The Yamadas
[ ] My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
[ ] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - Wasn't this the movie that inspired Chocobos?
[ ] Only Yesterday
[ ] Pom Poko (Tanuki War)
[ ] Porco Rosso (1992)
[ ] Princess Mononoke (1999)
[ ] Spirited Away (2002)
[ ] The Cat Returns
[ ] Whisper of the Heart

Satoshi Kon
[ ] Millennium Actress (2001)
[ ] Paprika (2006)
[ ] Perfect Blue (1999)
[ ] Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
[ ] Memories - "Magnetic Rose" (1995)

Shinkai Makoto
[ ] She and Her Cat (1999)
[ ] Voices of a Distant Star (2001)
[ ] The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
[ ] 5 Centimeters per Second (2007)

Other Anime Films
[ ] Adolescence of Utena
[ ] Akira (1989)
[ ] Appleseed
[ ] Appleseed: Ex Machina
[ ] Arcadia of My Youth
[ ] Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2003)
[ ] The Dagger of Kamui
[ ] Dirty Pair: Project Eden
[ ] End of Evangelion
[ ] Fist of the North Star
[ ] Galaxy Express
[ ] Ghost in the Shell (1996)
[ ] The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
[ ] Lensman
[ ] Macross: Do You Remember Love
[ ] Metropolis (2001)
[ ] Neo-Tokyo
[ ] Ninja Scroll - whatever...
[ ] Patlabor the Movie
[ ] The Professional: Golgo 13
[ ] Project A-ko
[ ] Robotech: The Shadow Chronicle
[ ] Silent Mobius
[ ] Space Adventure Cobra
[ ] Steamboy (2004)
[ ] Street Fighter II (Manga version)
[ ] Sword of the Stranger
[ ] The Fantastic Adventures of Unico
[ ] Unico and the Island of Magic
[ ] Urotsukidoji: The Movie
[ ] Vampire Hunter D
[ ] Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlines
[ ] Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force

Cartoons For Grown-Ups
[ ] American Pop
[ ] The Animatrix (2003)
[ ] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon The Movie
[ ] Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996)
[ ] Cool World
[ ] Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) - I was interested in seeing it, before I learned it had next to nothing to do with the games.
[ ] Final Fantasy: Advent Children
[ ] Fire & Ice
[ ] Fritz the Cat (1972)
[ ] The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)
[ ] Heavy Metal (1981)
[ ] Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
[ ] Hey Good Looking
[ ] Lady Death
[ ] A Scanner Darkly (2006)
[ ] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
[ ] Street Fight (AKA - Coonskin)
[ ] Waking Life (2001)

Other Animated Movies I Can't Categorize
[x] Animal Farm - I saw A version of it in school, anyway.
[ ] Animalympics
[ ] Balto
[ ] Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
[ ] Batman and the Mask of Phantasm
[ ] The Brave Little Toaster (1988) - Another one that's on the Netflix queue, I think.
[ ] The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (1997)
[ ] The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998)
[ ] Bravestarr: The Movie
[ ] Care Bears: The Movie - I saw a Care Bears movie, but I don't think it was the first one. It was the one with the Care Bear Cousins and the evil book.
[ ] Cats Don't Dance (1997) - On the queue
[x] Charlotte's Web (1973)
[x] Fern Gully
[ ] G.I. Joe: The Movie
[ ] Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords
[ ] He-Man & She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword
[x] The Hobbit - Also seen in school.
[x] The Iron Giant (1999)
[ ] Justice League: The New Frontier
[x] Lord of the Rings
[ ] Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992)
[ ] Looney Tunes: Back in Action
[ ] My Little Pony: The Movie
[ ] Once Upon a Forest (1993)
[ ] Opus: A Wish for Wings that Work
[x] The Phantom Tollbooth
[ ] Pink Floyd's The Wall (1982)
[ ] The Prince of Egypt (1998)
[ ] Powerpuff Girls: The Movie
[ ] Quest For Camelot (1999)
[ ] Ringing Bell
[ ] The Road to El Dorado (2000)
[ ] Rock & Rule
[x] Space Jam - Unfortunately
[ ] Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
[ ] Superman: Doomsday
[ ] The Swan Princess
[x] Transformers: The Movie (1986) - Even though I was the right age for it, I never really watched the show. I have fond memories of the movie, though, even if at the time I got annoyed at my brother for watching it too many times in a row. {g}
[ ] Wizards
[x] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
[ ] Wonder Woman
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