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Western Animation |OT| Yabba Dabba Doo!

Evilisk

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Oct 25, 2017
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I recently rewatched Monster House for Halloween (because it was on Netflix, and also because I had siblings who weren't alive when we first watched this in the cinema) and holy shit at this joke:



I'm still surprised that this movie is a kid's movie tbh. I say "still" because I thought it was way too scary as a kid (and seeing my siblings scared at this has only re-affirmed my position).
 

ILikeFeet

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Oct 25, 2017
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what not to do with animated moves

The per-theater average of Arctic Dogs comes to just $1,090. In 2019, only five movies with wide releases have had worse opening weekend averages: The Goldfinch ($1,053), Replicas ($1,019), The Pilgrim’s Process ($961), Noah: The Musical ($652) and Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy ($254). But none of those movies opened in over 2,800 theaters. Most of them didn’t even eclipse 1,000 theaters.

In fact, according to Box Office Mojo, no movie in the history of cinema has premiered in that many theaters on opening weekend and had that poor of a showing. And it gets even worse when you consider the film’s $50 million budget.
 

Psxphile

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Oct 27, 2017
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Artic Dogs = 2.8k screens, 3.1million take, 50mil estimated budget
Delgo = 2.1k screens, sub-1million take, 40mil estimated budget


Hm... doesn't seem like Delgo has been topped yet. But it's pretty fucking close.
 

Tizoc

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Oct 25, 2017
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So
This year I watched the Simpsons series for the very first time. I'd have watched the odd episode here and there and read on how the early seasons were the peak of the series.
I'm gonna end it at Season 9, but overall I liked the handful first seasons a lot better than the later ones, though seasons 4-8 had some good stuff in them still.
 

apocat

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Oct 27, 2017
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That Rick himself is a very sad and pitiful man who is extremely toxic to everything around. He is the smartest man in the Galaxy but a failure everything else.
I honestly do think that is the intent sometimes, but the writers are too enamored with both Rick and the rule of cool to honestly explore it more than occasionally. And that leads to what the video very clearly illustrates. A text that paints Rick as almost infallible, and easily the character that is most likely to be right in the shows fictional universe.

I should add that I really like R&M, but that doesn't mean I can't be critical of it.
 

Protoman200X

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Oct 25, 2017
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I honestly do think that is the intent sometimes, but the writers are too enamored with both Rick and the rule of cool to honestly explore it more than occasionally. And that leads to what the video very clearly illustrates. A text that paints Rick as almost infallible, and easily the character that is most likely to be right in the shows fictional universe.

I should add that I really like R&M, but that doesn't mean I can't be critical of it.
Yeah, I actually find the series to be much more hilarious when Rick isn't as infallible.
 

Heromanz

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Oct 25, 2017
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I honestly do think that is the intent sometimes, but the writers are too enamored with both Rick and the rule of cool to honestly explore it more than occasionally. And that leads to what the video very clearly illustrates. A text that paints Rick as almost infallible, and easily the character that is most likely to be right in the shows fictional universe.

I should add that I really like R&M, but that doesn't mean I can't be critical of it.
I that that is the beauty of it .what does being right mean. does it really matter if is right if I'm a sad pitiful man that destroys every social interaction amount around me. And I think that's the what they're trying to say is that being faculty right doesn't really make you justify and good person.
 

Evilisk

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Oct 25, 2017
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I forgot about this but JelloApocalypse (the guy who makes the "So This Is Basically [Series]" videos) mentioned working on a new animated show new animated show for VRV. Seems like the first episode of that show is now out.





I can't seem to check it out, as VRV is not available here in Australia, but it seems like a fun watch. From what I can gather, the show is animated like his STIB videos while the story is based off some tabletop campaign that Jello ran.
 

SigmasonicX

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Oct 25, 2017
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I forgot about this but JelloApocalypse (the guy who makes the "So This Is Basically [Series]" videos) mentioned working on a new animated show new animated show for VRV. Seems like the first episode of that show is now out.





I can't seem to check it out, as VRV is not available here in Australia, but it seems like a fun watch. From what I can gather, the show is animated like his STIB videos while the story is based off some tabletop campaign that Jello ran.
That looks pretty fun from those videos.

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Look at this Green Eggs and Ham lore.
 

Toxi

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Oct 27, 2017
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Watched Infinity Train and Over the Garden Wall. I'm really loving the 10 episode miniseries format.
 

zulux21

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Oct 25, 2017
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So, spending the time since disney+'s launch until now watching the ducktales reboot was a good use of my time. I quite enjoyed it.
For the fun of it I checked out the original after (which I watched a decent chunk of as a kid) and uh.... yeah even if disney had all the episodes in the right order on disney+ I don't know if I could watch it after the reboot. All the kids are so much better in the reboot #_#
 

Finaj

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Oct 25, 2017
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is some of the best Western animation I've ever seen. Too bad there isn't much to it story-wise.
 

Tizoc

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Oct 25, 2017
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I am watching Klaus and I am loving the animation and art style.
It's fun and the 2D animation is giving me...a cozy feel.
 

Tizoc

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Oct 25, 2017
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Owl House has some creepy looking monsters
I like it!

So the long necked Owl sounds like Mickey, also Luz sounds like Webby from DuckTales or is it just me?
 

Evilisk

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Oct 25, 2017
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Episode 1 of Epiphet Erased is officially up on YouTube. Apparently each episode is going up on YouTube two weeks after release, probably because VRV isn't available in a lot of countries


The animation style... really takes some getting used to. It feels like an over-animated visual novel tbh. Some of the stylistic choices, like the overhead grid, are a bit jarring too (though it made more sense when I remembered this was originally a tabletop RPG). Everything else is great though, especially the voice acting and the humour.
 

SigmasonicX

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Oct 25, 2017
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Episode 1 of Epiphet Erased is officially up on YouTube. Apparently each episode is going up on YouTube two weeks after release, probably because VRV isn't available in a lot of countries


The animation style... really takes some getting used to. It feels like an over-animated visual novel tbh. Some of the stylistic choices, like the overhead grid, are a bit jarring too (though it made more sense when I remembered this was originally a tabletop RPG). Everything else is great though, especially the voice acting and the humour.
That was pretty fun. I was already aware of the animation style from the trailer, so it wasn't a huge shock. It's kind of weird that Molly's ability is initially presented by her as being really weak, but in fact, it's pretty OP. I suppose that's the idea, though.
 

Finaj

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Oct 25, 2017
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So, here's a trailer for Infinity Train book 2 out of nowhere! We're following a new protagonist.

 

Psxphile

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At long last, Glitch Techs will see the light of day thanks to Netflix.



For those not aware, Glitch Techs was set to debut in early 2019 on Nickelodeon before being postponed indefinitely and its show crew let go while they were in the middle of developing the first half of a second season. They were still able to complete their first season and that's what Netflix will be streaming in 2020.

show intro:
 

KenzinFive

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Oct 28, 2017
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Don’t know much about Glitch Techs other than the animation clips I’ve seen on Twitter, but those seemed very good for a Nickelodeon. It’s a shame the crew was let go and their hard work was put in limbo until now.
 

Finaj

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Oct 25, 2017
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Is Nickelodeon even capable of new original cartoons at this point? They don't seem to even try anymore.

Hopefully something comes from that Netflix deal.
 

SigmasonicX

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First half of the episode was slow, but it got more interesting once it got to the encounter in the second half. I dig the wild way they use their epithets. And I suppose I was off on Molly's epithet being broken, we just hadn't seen other characters use them in odd ways until now.
 

Evilisk

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This video on Recess (specifically on one episode) seemed really interesting. My only exposure to this series was through Recess: School's Out. After the video (and hearing them mention that 3 seasons are already up on Disney+) I kinda want to check out the show.

First half of the episode was slow, but it got more interesting once it got to the encounter in the second half. I dig the wild way they use their epithets. And I suppose I was off on Molly's epithet being broken, we just hadn't seen other characters use them in odd ways until now.
Yeah, I wasn't sure about the pivot with Molly and Giovanni, but after that fire scene I'm sold on the both of them. Especially Giovanni. How can one character be so good after only 2 episodes??
 

SigmasonicX

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Oct 25, 2017
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That was really good. Also nice that things seem to be getting better by the end of the short.

EDIT: This short probably deserves its own thread.
 
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SigmasonicX

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Thread was created.
 

Psxphile

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Oct 27, 2017
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Another (final?) trailer/promo for The Owl House. Features a few new scenes:



Also titles for the first 10 episodes have been officially released:



gib




EDIT: another promo focusing on Luz


EDIT: and one of Eda. King coming tomorrow?

EDIT: yup
 
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yap

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Oct 25, 2017
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Watching Klaus. Sad I couldn't see this in theatres but it's still a beautiful piece of work. Liking the character designs a lot.
 

BrokenFiction

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Oct 25, 2017
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Piping in to add my name to the "I loved Klaus" list.

Also, this bit from Wikipedia caught my attention:

"Pablos wanted to explore how the medium would have evolved had western animation film studios not switched to producing mostly computer animated films since the 1990s. For the film's look, the studio sought to overcome some of the technical limitations that traditional animation had, focusing on organic and volumetric lighting and texturing to give a film a unique look, while maintaining a hand-crafted feel."
 

SigmasonicX

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Is there any interest in a thread talking about the show endings of the last couple years? A bunch of them ended in roughly the same time period, so it could be interesting to compare. The ones I recall watching are Adventure Time, Star vs., My Little Pony: FiM, and as of an hour ago OK KO.