People say they don’t like animated movies.

But when you take them along to watch Antz or, as I did last weekend, Finding Nemo, they like it nonetheless. Is this because they were erring on their preferences? I don’t think so. I think it is because these movies are really nice, even though they are co-produced by Disney. Finding Nemo has a rating of 8.3/10 at IMDb. This is a very high rating, and many better movies have a lower rating there, but it still speaks for the movie, which is really funny and quite wonderfully animated. The trailers do not show the best animations, they seem to focus on the funny shots. The story is perhaps not as good as the Woody Allenesque story in Antz, but it still works if you’re not too opposed to somewhat cheesy father-son relationship stories. The German dubbing was nice, though I would still like to see it with the original voices to be able to compare it (being a nosy ‘I don’t like dubbed movies’ kind of person wanting to distinguish himself from mere mortals).

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4 Responses to “People say they don’t like animated movies.”

  1. Kerstin says:

    Hm. Ich fühle mich angesprochen. Da möchte ich doch ersteinmal sagen, dass ich Nemo wirklich ganz nett fand (lustig, manchmal rührend, schöne Farben und Figuren). Es ist nur so, dass ich nicht animierte Filme meistens noch besser finde!>

  2. daniel. says:

    AFAIK, Antz is not coproduced by Disney but by Dreamworks. “A bug’s life” (from the same year and placed somehow concurrent to Antz) is.>

  3. Kerstin says:

    Da muss ich Daniel übrigens zustimmen. Die Story ist wirklich meistens nicht sehr überwältigend. Wie du ja auch angedeutet hast mit der etwas rührseeligen und einfachen Vater-Sohn-Beziehung bei Nemo zum Beispiel.>

  4. ozean says:

    well, whatever ;-) though I still would say that Antz has an ok story. however, I do admit that most animated american movies tend to be quite far on the shallow story side. Animes might be different, but I also think that they mostly revel in aesthetics, not in story telling…>

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