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In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 6:00:32 AM PDT
"Oddly enough the Green Orion Slave Girl happened (so to speak) to Captain Christopher Pike."

Kirk makes it with a green hottie in J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot.

Posted on May 19, 2012, 6:15:14 AM PDT
I'm not going to look at someone else's list of their favorite Disney animated features and then say what should have been on it.
Instead, here are my favorites in that category.

Cinderella (my favorite musical they made, really top form)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (instantly transports me back to childhood)
Sleeping Beauty (visually gorgeous, with a great villain in Maleficent, and that thrilling battle with the dragon; love the three fairy godmothers)
The Emperor's New Groove (hilarious; Eartha Kitt and Patrick Warburton steal the show)
Pinocchio (lovely to look at, charming)
Dumbo (short and sweet, a sentimental tearjerker)
101 Dalmations (their new modern style of Xerox animation worked really well here)
Peter Pan (another example of the studio at its zenith)
The Sword in the Stone (not great but so likable)
The Aristocats (another nostalgic favorite, with a terrific voice cast)

I hate leaving off the Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White, but it is only ten.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 8:42:09 AM PDT
TCG: The swamp of cinematic goo is vast and full of strange and repulsive creatures. The two you mention flourish in its fetid waters.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 8:45:17 AM PDT
My next Top Ten :)

The Little Mermaid
Finding Nemo
Peter Pan
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
The Sword In The Stone
Mulan, The Rescuers, and a Goofy short film where he buys a TV

There are lots more.

Posted on May 19, 2012, 8:46:26 AM PDT
Re: Disney animations: actually making the effort to recall as many as ten without lapsing into a diabetic coma is something of an achievement.

Top (not as many as 10) Disney Animated Films I Can Recall Without Shuddering:

Sleeping Beauty
The Emperor's New Groove
Alice in Wonderland (a travesty of the book, but marginally unobjectionable)

Posted on May 19, 2012, 8:50:54 AM PDT
Re: a NEXT top ten?

Quick, Watson, the insulin needle!

Posted on May 19, 2012, 9:22:52 AM PDT
Okay, might as well follow a recurring tradition around these parts, so I might as well list a Top 10 disney animated films as well; and since there's been some flexible choices, I'll stretch my limits as well...on the grounds that I stick with the features, and they are, effectively, cartoons:

Beauty and the Beast (WAS is now suffering a fatal heart attack)
The Emperor's New Groove
Fantasia (okay, he is now looking to be heading for a speedy recovery)
The Great Mouse Detective (looking a tad ill here, but he otherwise appears to be fine)
Lady and the Tramp (wait! Now, he is convusing violently again)
The Lion King (he has now fallen into cardiac arrest; time to shock him back to life! CLEAR!)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (a stretch here; WAS appears to be hallucinating right now)
Pinocchio (and his heart just exploded; must have been The Bride who did it; Bill is a nickname for William, after all)
Sleeping Beauty (can't tell if he went to Heaven or Hell here)
Winnie the Pooh (guess it's the latter)

A bit of trivia: Sleeping Beauty was actually a collaberative team of Walt Disney (producer), Chuck Jones (creative consultant), and Don Bluth (uncredited assistant animator) in his first movie. That would make Sleeping Beauty the hardcore animation buff's wet dream, here!

Posted on May 19, 2012, 9:55:02 AM PDT
stevign says:
Ray Charles
Ernest T. Bass
Italian Beef Sandwiches
two hundred sets of great female legs
My musical taste

Posted on May 19, 2012, 10:15:30 AM PDT
Top Hanna- Barbera cartoons

Tom and Jerry
Scooby Doo
The Flintstones
Yogi Bear
Top Cat
2 Stupid Dogs
Wacky Races
Help It's The Hair Bear Bunch
Hong Kong Phooey
Captain Caveman

William? Are you ok William?

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 10:23:57 AM PDT
I'm actually really surprised to see no film from the Disney Renaissance.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 12:19:41 PM PDT
C. J. Vasta says:
Corcusant, when? I would say the best time to visit would be in the Bantam/Spectra era of the New Republic sometime after the Krytos Plague of course. I suppose it would nice to attend Luke and Mara Jade's wedding.

Of course, if you're at all familiar with Irregular Webcomic, you might know some of the difficuties a planetwide city with that population density would have in feeding itself.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 12:36:10 PM PDT
C. J. Vasta says:
Strange the only thing Citizen Kane really made me think that was this not a bography of William Randolph Hearst, It's a future autobiography of Orson Welles. Welles and Cotton made me think more in The Third Man.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 12:42:10 PM PDT

re: ... no film from the Disney Renaissance.

They'd be on my Top 20.
Of course, Beauty and the Beast deserves a place on the Top Ten. But I had to leave out certain titles. It felt weird to leave out some gems like Snow White, Aladdin, and Fantasia, naturally.

I don't care for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas, Mulan. Actually Hunchback was a bizarre choice for a Disney movie. (A holy man singing about his lust was the clincher. A turn off.)

Actually Snow White for me is a winner in everything except Snow White herself: a high-pitched, sugary innocent who belongs in an operetta. But I can deal with her because this movie has such wonderful stuff besides: the Queen and her inner sanctum of dark magic (that transformation scene is brilliant), the dwarves with their cute antics and infectious music, and the storybook watercolor background paintings. (Some of the concept art by Gustaf Tenggren is super.)

I'm stoked to see Disney movies being discussed here. I am a fan of the medium: Disney, Tex Avery, Looney Tunes, The Fleischers' Popeye.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 12:52:43 PM PDT
C. J. Vasta says:
Wouldn't Parliamentary service cut into time that could be spent more profitabl elewhere.

Posted on May 19, 2012, 1:35:42 PM PDT
Eddie Izzard cracks me up. His "Darth Vader in the Death Star Cafeteria" routine puts me away. (Well, cafeteria is more American; it's canteen to be exact, as he's English.) First time I saw that on Youtube, I wept from laughing.

Here it is with Legos:


(adult language, natch)

Then here's just him doing the entire routine on stage:


In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 2:05:50 PM PDT
KatieHepburn says:
Not 'Hanna-Barbera' but I loved 'Droopy Dog'. Here's a good one from back when cartoon made both the kids and the parents laugh.


I wonder how they got Capote to do the voice over for 'Droopy'???? ;D

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 5:43:16 PM PDT
I agree with Snow White (brilliance), but I think you should give Hunchback another shot. Mulan's good, I hate Pocahontas, but where's Lion King?

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 5:44:37 PM PDT
lol... Anything with Droopy is funny because of the frantic pacing/timing.

This is a Droopy treat, "Droopy's Double Trouble". (Poor Spike!)


In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 5:47:17 PM PDT
The Lion King is okay. Not a favorite.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 7:14:05 PM PDT
KatieHepburn says:
Yup, pretty good! Droopy and Drippy...

Posted on May 19, 2012, 7:46:05 PM PDT
RichieV says:
Top 10 movie/tv songs remembered from my youth

Chitty chitty bang bang
Hello my baby- Michael J Frog
Mr. Heat miser http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPJjBNa7WYY
conjunction junction
Glub glub- from Hello down there
The Bugaloo's there song
Mana mana- from the muppet show
I'm just a bill
Hushaby mountain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgb-qRWcfEQ
Over the rainbow

Posted on May 19, 2012, 10:12:12 PM PDT
Since it's really hard to find as many as 10 Best Pictures that I can say with a sound mind are the definitive best films of the year, I have instead went for a list of films that are either the absolute best, or are in a strong running to be considered as such...and I came up with 15:

All About Eve
All Quiet on the Western Front
Annie Hall
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
The King's Speech
Lawrence of Arabia
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
On the Waterfront
The Silence of the Lambs

And if I really want to push it, The Sound of Music would be number 16, though it's only the best film of one of the weakest years in cinematic history (slightly edging out Doctor Zhivago even). It's pretty good, but not great.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012, 5:49:45 AM PDT
The lack of Schindler's List makes me question.

Posted on May 20, 2012, 6:33:23 AM PDT
Top ten worst conversations I've had with someone.

22yr old Girl: What is 100 minus 75?
Me: 25
22yr old Girl: (checks with a calculator) Are you sure?

Girl: Did you get a haircut?
Me: Nope
Girl: Did it get shorter?

Me: Why did you break into a car dealership?
Guy: I thought it was a strip club.

Me: Your video is due back by noon on Monday.
Customer A: Do you mean noon during the day? Or noon at night?

Me: Your video is due back by noon on Tuesday.
Customer B: Do you mean noon during the day? Or noon at night?

Me: Your video is due back by noon on Wednesday.
Customer C: Do you mean noon during the day? Or noon at night?

Me: Your video is due back by noon on Thursday.
Customer D: Do you mean noon during the day? Or noon at night?

Me: Your video is due back by noon on Friday.
Customer E: Do you mean noon during the day? Or noon at night?

Me: Your video is due back by noon on Saturday.
Customer F: Do you mean noon during the day? Or noon at night?

Me: Your video is due back by noon on Sunday.
Customer G: Do you mean noon during the day? Or noon at night?

Posted on May 20, 2012, 11:07:42 PM PDT
10 so-bad-it's-good movies:

Battlefield Earth
Flash Gordon
Glen or Glenda
The Happening
The Marine
Plan 9 from Outer Space
The Room
Troll 2
Valley of the Dolls
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