animated movies

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Children Who Chase Lost Voices - (2011 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1839494/
(archive of Japanese website)

A traumatized girl turns to hording in a secret hideout, but when she eats spoiled food she lapses into a hallucinatory coma.

Within this popcorn movie is a very adult theme.

  • aka 星を追う子ども

    • Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo
    • "Children Who Chase Stars"
  • aka Journey to Agartha



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Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 - (1987 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=692
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093529/

A super-secret military robot suit appears in a part-time mechanic's truck, and he fiddles with it enough to get trapped in it. Wanting to visit his soon to be ex-girlfriend, he wrecks a path of havoc while being chased by people trying to retrieve or destroy it.

This movie was a major inspiration for the skimming (ground-gliding) for Ember.



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Robot Carnival - (1987 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093871/

A series of unrelated voiceless-shorts, sort of sometimes stitched together with the theme of robots.

Fairly terrible. It comes across as a set of student efforts. I wouldn't have been impressed even then.



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Spirited Away - (2001 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/

On the way to moving to a new town, a girl stumbles upon and is trapped in a pocket dimension with an old Japanese bath house run by spirits and non-humans.

SHE SHOUTS A LOT

A spectacular movie. Youthful but with a balance of fantasy spectacle and horror.



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Wreck-It Ralph (2012) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1772341/
http://movies.disney.com/wreck-it-ralph

In a world where video game characters are alive, a lonely bad guy tries to earn appreciation but ends up threatens ruin.

A fun movie, most appropriate for the nostalgia fans of various old arcade games. It goes very very old, like Pixels - (2015 movie), which puts it in a particularly odd space. I think this one ends up being childish and unique enough that its various reference aren't in the way of an actual proper movie.



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The Transformers - The Movie (1986) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092106/

To solidify its power, a planet-eater tracks down the only thing which could threaten it, the "matrix of power", a device passed down from the leaders of a race of alien robots.

This was a deeply-moving movie for me as a child, though this impression was only possible because I grew up watching the original series. Re-watching this as an adult, it didn't have anywhere near that impact.

Though I do still like it, I don't know that I can recommend it, not just because it looks "old", but because it requires so much context from the series. I think for the young these days this would look like a crappy old cartoon with decent, but old, rock music.



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Heavy Metal (1981) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082509/
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/heavymetal/

A girl kills her father, blows up her house to hide the evidence and flees the scene.

While this might have been good at the time, and particularly notable because of the nudity, it's only vaguely entertaining like a sort of late-night TV-movie. It's too low-brow compared to science fiction movies, too adult compared to fantasy movies and too childish for grownups.



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