What are anons favorite animated films? Mine is pic related.
Some combination of El Dorado, Steamboy, Titan AE and Redline.
I guess I should watch more obscure things.
All of those are good, besides Titan AE which I haven't seen so I can't say.
Steamboy and especially Redline were great in terms of visuals. Though I didn't care as much for the narrative.
If we're counting anime then I'd go for End of Evangelion and Angel's Egg but Feherlofia is still pretty high up there.
Feherlofia is awesome, good choice! I don't think I have one favorite, maybe the Iron Giant, so I'll just rattle off a short list of semi-obscure shit with cool visuals that people should watch.
Aachi and Ssipak
Strings (puppetry is animation right?)
> The Land Before Time (88)
> Atlantis - The Lost Empire
> The Secret of Nimh
> Titan A E
> Evangelion 2.0 - You Can Not Advance
> The End of Evangelion
> Evangelion 3.0 - You Can Not Redo
> Ghost in the Shell
Note - I know EOE is a superior film and piece of art than 2.0, I just enjoy 2.0 more and find it more rewatchable.
I won't even touch upon the differences between the stories and characters in both, since that has been that a million times. But a huge issue I have with the Rebuilds are the visuals. The visual direction is a pretty big miss on several levels. In terms of shot composition Eva and all the shit Anno has done after it was masterful. Even his live-action work looks amazing (pic related). The rebuilds are just much blander when it comes to the angels, how all the elements are set and what you can deduce from them alone. The shots in the original carried weight with them so that you just couldn't keep your eyes from them. Half of evangelion could make a good wallpaper. Add to this the whole coloring scheme. The rebuilds are just too colorful. It seems Khara took over from their later Gainax works, especially Diebuster and TTGL. The artstyle itself is great, but it worked with those since they were more comedic and over the top. Evangelion is rather dark and psychological so the more toned palette of the original was a better choice.
Lastly the choreography and action sequences. It just seems that without Iso or Yoshinari the the action scenes didn't seem as impactful. They were polished and nicely animated, but nothing as striking as some of the best fights from the original, the last fight of Asuka with the artificial angels, the fight of Shinji and Asuka with the double angel, the scene where Eva Unit 01 eats one of the Angel's or when Eva breaks out of the inter-dimensional angel. It doesn't help that the rebuilds used lots of CGI as well.
> not one mention of Triplets of Belleville
> not one mention of any of Nick Park's clay flicks
> not one mention of Bakshi or Bruno Bozzetta
I typically hate CGI animation, like I HATED the animation for the armor for the suits in the Iron Man Anime (show only, movies did better)
But there is no point in 2.0 that I recall the animation looking bad to me on any level whatsoever.
1.0 had issues with the 2nd fight being very stiff and in 3.0 the Wunder looked out of place at times especially early on.
But 2.0 was fantastic Animation wise and had one of the greatest endings to any film I have ever seen.
I think they intentionally set out to do different things with some of the fights and that is why they feel different, the original Zeruel battle was meant to be haunting and unexpectedly horrifying and In the rebuilds, it's meant to be this thunderous epic beyond words Retribution and Doom coming down and utterly destroying the Angel after what it did to Rei, pumping the audience up with Shinji standing up and doing something for himself and who he cares about only for that beautiful Triumph be shattered by the consequences.
i love Coraline's visuals, music and also having a very creepy theme while it still appearing to be a kid's movie without going Tim Burton levels of full-retard.
This entire film was beautifully shot, and all done on ink and paper.
I have yet to see something as ambitious as it done today.
You should check out Old Man and the Sea then. The thing is entirely animated by paint or Midori-ko by pencil. Both are really amazing to look at.
came to mention thief and cob, but someone beat me to the punch
ones not listed yet from the top of my head
lord of the rings (1978)
secret of kells
perfect blue, or anything by satoshi kon for that matter
+ Fantasia, Akira, Mary and Max, Fantasia, Prince Achmed
+/- 5 cm