Thursday, December 19, 2013

Watch Me Move: DIA Exhibit




The Detroit Institute of Arts has spent this fall showcasing an exhibit on the history of animation as well as presenting many animated films. I have to admit that animation is not really my thing, although I found it interesting to see its progression over one-hundred years. So far my favorite piece of animation were the films CORALINE and UP.

What is yours?

10 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - 'Fraid I'm not much up on animation, but I am so glad that there's an exhibit of it. People who do that well deserve recognition. It's a real art.

George said...

PBS is going to broadcast a series on the history of comic books and animation. Now that Disney owns MARVEL I'm guessing we'll see many more animated features from them. I'm a big fan of Japanese animation like SPIRITED AWAY. My favorite American animated movies would have to be the TOY STORY films.

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana really likes animation so I watch stuff with her. Up was certainly very nice. I really enjoyed The LIttle mermaid and the Toy story series when Josh was young.

John said...

UP was quite a surprise. Seemed very much an adult film with mature themes that might elude very young children.

Some rather good ones are 9 -- very unusual with a plot that blends mystery, fantasy and science fiction and the art work was hypnotizing. Also, that one about the robot that watches Hello, Dolly! was fabulous. So smart and poignant without being treacly. Can't remember the name at all... time to Google... Oh yes, WALL-E!

Interestingly, both these movies are about dystopian futures. WALL-E is more light hearted, wistful and satirical and 9 is much darker.

pattinase (abbott) said...

We have friends who watch anime all the time and have for 30 years. I feel so uninformed when they talk about it. Of course, what do they know about crime novels.

Richard said...

I grew up with the classic Disney films and still love them, especially Pinocchio and Fantasia. Fantasia 2000 is also very good.A real favorite is Princess Mononoke, a film by Hayao Miyazaki, who also did Tortoro, Kiki's Delivery Service and Spirited Away among others.

I also enjoyed Ice Age but have not seen the sequel.

Graham Powell said...

I came here to mention Miyazaki but I see Richard already beat me to it. Spirited Away is not very accessible for people new to Japanese animation; in fact it's one of the most bizarre movies I've ever seen (but good!). Castle in the Sky or My Neighbor Totoro would be better places to start (or maybe Howl's Moving Castle).

Kieran Shea said...

Superman had a cat?

Cap'n Bob said...

Classic Disney, Warner Brothers, MGM, and Lantz. Once limited animation came along I wasn't as impressed, but some of the recent Japanese stuff looks good. My granddaughter has Kiki's Delivery Service and it's extremely well done.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I really need to see more of this.