Tonight I caught a few minutes of The Incredibles. This is a fun movie. This movie has it all, for adults of a certain age. I’m a sucker for super-hero movies anyway going way back. I had my own Superman cape when I was five. And I used it, when I wasn’t killing fish or riding a horse.
I suspect that parents of young children would find movies such as The Incredibles more amusing than their children. Isn’t that often the case with animated movies today? The combination of “supers” being sued for saving people and their middle-age spread and parenting problems was unbeatable.
Whenever I see anything of this movie, I always think of my friend, the great Roman Fabrizio and his wife and kids.
Moreover, The Incredibles has one of the funniest characters in all these digital animated features.
Almost as funny as Skrat.
If only I had cool music like The Incredibles for PODCAzTs… I might do them again.
On the other hand, I think Toy Story is the saddest movie ever made. Wall-E might have been third… right after Toy Story II.
So… a question leading to an eventual poll.
What are your favorite animated movies (sad or not)?
Make some suggestions and maybe I can put a poll together.
Parents… you know far more of these movies than I do.
Just a bonus… here is Edna Mode from The Incredibles on super hero capes.
The campy voice is, I understand, from the male director of the film. As a male it gives you the creeps, but as Edna Mode it’s just right.
And can we forget one the best scenes?
Did you see the Hai Karate? Only men… and alas women (s0rry) of a certain age…
And for the trads…
I just realized how seriously out of my depth I am.
I think readers better help me organize this list.
One of the readers was kind enough to send a possible list for a poll. She wrote:
Here are the animation polling results from the comments as of 8pm EST. I tried to accurately record the number of mentions for each film and then tallied the highest number of mentions in comments for the following categories.
Full Length Animated Film
Kung Fu Panda
The Lion King
* The above films had at least 6 mentions in the comments. If we expand to at least 5 mentions we would then also include:
My Neighbor Totoro
Toy Story 3
** Expanding to include those with 4 mentions:
Beauty and the Beast
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Toy Story 2