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    • March 10, 2017 12:14 PM PST
    • Mario Furmanczyk said:

      super excited about COCO!  One of my Calarts classmates is directing on it. Adrian Molina. Pretty amazing!

      Omg, that's awesome! I seriously can't wait

       

    • March 10, 2017 11:37 AM PST
    • The Boss Baby would be my topic most excited animated movie for this year. Looks hilarious!

      Next would be Coco, it's looking really nice. They've just released a new poster for it.

      Smurfs seems fun too, I want see that. :)

    • March 10, 2017 10:31 AM PST
    • super excited about COCO!  One of my Calarts classmates is directing on it. Adrian Molina. Pretty amazing!

    • March 10, 2017 9:27 AM PST
    • Im seriously excited for them all, and will go see evrything, just for the sake of trying it out. Same as you, I'm expecting CoCo to be good, but there aren't many interesting movies coming out. Mostly just sequels which im sick of seeign these days, we need some origional work! 

    • February 4, 2017 6:22 PM PST
    • There are some interesting animated films coming out this year. 2016 was such a strong year, it might seem like 2017 is a bit underwhelming. Here's what's coming:

      1. The Lego Batman Movie - 2/10
      2. Rock Dog - 2/24
      3. Leap - 3/17
      4. The Boss Baby - 3/31
      5. Smurfs: The Lost Village - 4/7
      6. Captain Underpants - 6/2
      7. Cars 3 - 6/16
      8. Despicable Me 3 - 6/30
      9. The Emoji Movie - 8/4
      10. The Nut Job 2 - 8/18
      11. The Lego Ninjago Movie - 9/22
      12. My Little Pony: The Movie - 10/6
      13. The Star - 11/10
      14. Coco - 11/22
      15. Ferdinand - 12/22

      What do you think will be the biggest flop/worst film? Which film are you most looking forward to? Which will you avoid at all costs? I'll be honest, none of these seem as exciting as the best ones last year, but I do think Coco and Ferdinand have a lot of potential. I'm sure The Boss Baby and Cars 3, and maybe even Despicable Me 3 will beat some expectations. What about you guys?

       

    • February 25, 2017 11:31 AM PST
    • Need to Watch Storks and Moana

      1)Finding Dory and 2)Zootopia. Really most excited for Wreck it Ralph 2 next year.

    • February 6, 2017 11:23 PM PST
    • I'll probably rent Storks for a movie night then!

       

       

      I've got plans to see Lego Batman, Coco, Cars 3, Hey Arnold, and the My little Pony Movie. I'll probably catch some others, but Boss Baby is the only one I'm gonna skip this year. I'm definitely looking forward to Lego Batman and Hey Arnold most. I'm keeping my expectations low for Coco. Hopefully it'll be even better that way. I'm just getting tiered of the Pixar formula I think.

       

      I'm waiting for a release date on Cartoon Saloon's Breadwinner. I had the chance to go to Kilkenny and visit the studio. Got a sneak peak and it looks amazing! 

    • February 5, 2017 10:09 PM PST
    • I almost forgot about Finding Dory since it's been so long since it came out. That one was great too. Finding Nemo is one of my favorite Pixar films.

      I really think Storks is worth watching. It was different in its comedy, and I really liked the characters and the plot. I think the humor has a nice range of sillier humor, and more complex. I think most people would like this one. 

      I'm not really looking forward to The Boss Baby. It will probably be better than I'm expecting, but I'm not convinced yet. Most of the films of 2017 that I'm actually looking forward to aren't until late in the year (like Pixar's Coco, for example).

    • February 4, 2017 11:25 PM PST
    • My favorite film I saw last year was Finding Dori. Zootopia was a close second, but I enjoyed the characters in Dori a bit more. Having Dori lead us through the adventure and slowly revealing things as she remembered was fun.

       

      Kubo almost topped my list, easy. There were so many things I liked about it. The animation was of course great and the story was different, but the more I think about the film, the more the ending bothered me. The first 2/3 of the movie were definitely the best 2016 had to offer, but after Monkey's bedtime story the writing and dialogue took a hit. Dori and Zootopia were just more solid films overall, even though Kubo undoubtedly had the best moments for me.

       

      I admit, I've been saving some of the highest rated films of the year to marathon with friends. I wasn't really enthusiastic about any of the movies I saw. We left the theater after seeing Moana and one of my friends said, 'Disney has mastered the art of making safe films.' You definitely can't say they're bad, but they aren't trying anything new either.

       

      I'm going to go see Your Name in theaters in a few days-I'm really looking forward to that one. I haven't gotten around to seeing Kung Fu Panda 3, The Red Turtle, or My Life As Zucchini yet, so maybe my top pick will change.

      I skipped Sing, the Secret Life of Pets, and Storks. I skipped Storks for the same reason I'm planning on skipping Boss Baby: I'm just not a fan of baby hijinks. Do you think it's worth giving it a watch?

    • February 4, 2017 6:33 PM PST
    • What was your favorite animated film of 2016? I kind of have two answers for this. Objectively I think the best animated films of 2016 were:

      1. Moana
      2. Kubo And The Two Strings
      3. Storks
      4. Zootopia

      I liked many of the others a lot too, but these I thought were the best.

      But my personal favorite for 2016 was Storks. I think it was really unique and very funny. I haven't seen that kind of humor in many animated films recently, and it also reminded me of Looney Tunes in some ways. It's the kind of film and writing I aspire to make.

      But Moana was beautiful and moving. Kubo was some of the greatest art I've ever seen. Zootopia was relevant and had a good message.

       

      So what do you guys think? What were your favorite animated films of 2016?

    • February 4, 2017 6:11 PM PST
    • I've been a fan of Adventure Time for a long time, and I am still following it. My favorite episodes are the light-hearted and funny episodes. But I love the way the story has evolved and the backstory has grown too. 

      Lately the series seems to be really getting dark as it gears up for the last season next year. This year is the second to last season, so I can see how they're laying the groundwork for final showdowns and wrapping the series up.

       

      What do you guys think? Do you like Adventure Time? What are you favorite things about the show? Do you like where the series is going? Too dark? Has it lost its way? Should it have ended a while ago? Or are you sad it's ending?

    • September 4, 2016 11:04 PM PDT
    • I've also been reading people's reviews for Kubo, which have given it a very high recommendation.

    • September 4, 2016 11:00 PM PDT
    • Here it's also been circling with tv adverts and billboards, etc. Everywhere. The word is definitely spreading around here. I think Laika has been doing very well over here, a lot of tickets have sold for their past films.

    • September 4, 2016 10:57 PM PDT
    • Haven't seen it yet unfortunately, it's not released until Friday this week, here. So excited and I'll be seeing it as soon as possible. I'm actually shocked to hear it hasn't been doing well at the box office, from what 'do heard and seen it looked like it was doing well. Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer gave it 98% and audience score was 87%.

      I think this one is going to be their best. :)

    • September 4, 2016 8:24 PM PDT
    • Mario Furmanczyk said:

      I'm surprised that it wouldn't be released in Japan! That's so weird! Japan loves animation

      It can be hard to get films that aren't Disney or Pixar over here. We barely see anything for DreamWorks. Song of the Sea just came out last month, but only for a limited time in art house cinemas. 

    • September 4, 2016 8:20 PM PDT
    • Ben Thompson said:

      I saw it. It's a brilliantly made and beautiful film. I'm not sure if marketting's letting them down or what. Most people I've talked to outside of animation circles hadn't heard about it or didn't think it came out in their area. Of course most of them probably think since it's animated it's kid stuff. They had a pretty star-studded cast but I guess none of them were currently hot enough to bring in the audience.

      One of my friends wasn't going to see it because it looked like just another cg film. When she found out it was stop motion she changed her mind. And when she found out it was done by the makers of Coroline and Paranormal, she immediately left the computer to go catch the next showing. Was that not advertised in the trailers? 

    • September 4, 2016 8:13 PM PDT
    • I saw it. It's a brilliantly made and beautiful film. I'm not sure if marketting's letting them down or what. Most people I've talked to outside of animation circles hadn't heard about it or didn't think it came out in their area. Of course most of them probably think since it's animated it's kid stuff. They had a pretty star-studded cast but I guess none of them were currently hot enough to bring in the audience.

    • September 4, 2016 7:52 PM PDT
    • I'm surprised that it wouldn't be released in Japan! That's so weird! Japan loves animation

    • September 4, 2016 4:32 PM PDT
    • I wish! My family has all been to see it, but I'm living abroad in Japan. Ironically, it's not set to come out over here at all! Can't say if it would do any better over here or not, but I'd like the chance to see it in theaters.

    • September 4, 2016 2:46 PM PDT
    • anyone see Kubo yet?  Looks to be an amazing movie. Heard great things but it's always a bummer when an animated film underperforms at the box office.  I've been rooting for Laika since they started. I love what they're doing and the kinds of films they do.  I wish they could just finally catch a break at the box office though.  What does it say about consumers in general that the films Laika produces don't sell tickets?

       

      mario

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