Monday, June 7, 2010

Animation, It's Not Just for Kids Anymore.

I'll admit it, I am a big kid at heart. 9 times out of 10 if you ask me what I'm thinking about, my answer will be candy. Another "childish" thing that I love is animation. I truly believe that at any given time SpongeBob Square Pants will be on and I have probably seen the episode. Now some animation is not quite for kids but is beautifully done and will definitely raise a chuckle.

Les triplettes de Belleville (Triplets of Belleville) has to be one of my favorite animated movies. Although it doesn't have a lot of dialogue, it  really doesn't needs it. The soundtrack is as quirky as the three sisters in the movie. The story takes place in France and involves a kidnapping, a grandma, the fattest dog ever and frogs, lots and lots of frogs. This film will make you giggle, dance and cheer for more.

Remember when I told you I loved SpongeBob(of course you do, it was only two paragraphs ago, duh), well a few years ago, he made a movie and it was good! Not just okay, but seriously funny good. SpongeBob and Patrick must prove that they are men and not kids by going to Shell City to recover Neptune's crown before all of Bikini Bottom is doomed. Did I mention that it has a cameo of The Hoff (David Hasselhoff to the laymen)? Sometimes if I really want to annoy OMP I will walk around the house yelling, "I'M  A GOOFY GOOBER!"

Now the last film on our little animated jaunt has a little bit more of an edge to it. Rock & Rule came out when I was teenager and I was so excited, not really because of the plot but because most of the music was done by Debbie Harry and Cheap Trick. Rock & Rule was the kid brother of Heavy Metal in a kind of round about way. It did have more of a plot and  a bad guy that looks like Mick Jagger's older brother strung out on caffeine. The bad "Karl: Jagger decides to rule the world by stealing a punk rock angel's voice (that just sounds so wrong together). Her friends think otherwise and a rock n' roll jag ensues.

There are so many great animated movies out there that are just waiting to be discovered. Some are for all ages while others are a bit more "blue". Whatever your preference is, there is something out there for you. If you want, I can come over and watch it with you, I'll even bring the candy.


Lisa Marie ReVoir Kramp said...

Great choices! I LOVE the Triplets of Belleville. Animation and Anime is huge in the Kramp household, so here are some faves from our library. I guarantee you'll be impressed:

The Iron Giant (I dare & OMP you not to cry!)
Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazake (all his stuff is brilliant but this one's the best)
Heavy Metal
Last Exile (a series, made of awesome)
Perfect Blue - Hitchcock meets's super creepy good!

Dawn said...

I LOVE Rock & Rule! I think I actually own Heavy Metal on VHS. You bring the candy, I'll make popcorn!

Anonymous said...

The Triplets of Belleville is one of my hubbys favourite movies...we own it.
I love Spirited Away as well.

Unknown said...

I am *constantly* talking about people we see on the bike trail look like they just came out of Triplets of Belleville, with those horribly hunched backs. :D