Thursday, July 26, 2007

A banner year. . .


This must be one of the most interesting years for animated feature releases in the history of the medium. We saw the Simpsons Movie last night- it's thankfully brief, after an hour of non-stop gags it becomes slightly wearisome-like a long episode of the TV show. However it's very funny & the feature format allows the film-makers to break many TV restrictions; nudity, mild swearing & even sex!

7 comments:

Elliot said...

"This must be one of the most interesting years for animated feature releases in the history of the medium."

Interesting in what respect please, Matthew.

Matt J said...

Well, in the 'animation community' there are always so many boring naysayers who lambast the state of 'animation today' but just look at what's on offer this year; the B&W story of a girl's life growing up in Iran, surreal Japanese thriller dealing with dream logic, stylish Japanese street punks direted by a Westerner, a satire of American family life & culture, a French set cooking rat, a Korean flick about poo & wee & surfing penguins.
That's not even mentioning the more suspect releases; Meet the Robinsons, Bee Movie, Shrek 3, Beowulf etc.
I feel that's a pretty interesting slate of movies in ONE year with a broad range of interesting subject matter.

Oscar Grillo said...

Even Sex!!!!!!!!!

Matt J said...

Yeah, you remember that don't you?

Elliot said...

I find it interesting that you find it interesting.
Isn't that interesting?

Jeroen said...

i'm looking forward to a lot of them, except 'Surf's up'. I'm all penguined out this year

Elliot said...

Surf's Up is the poo and wee movie, yes?