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Kung Fu Panda Sweeps Annie Awards

Posted by The Swollen Goi... on Sunday, February 1, 2009

WTF?

Granted, Kung Fu Panda was pretty darned good. It generated its own comedy (other than going the usual CG cartoon route of swimming in soon-to-be-dated pop culture re[v/f]erence/mockery) and made its action as engaging as any live-action movie's action. In short, it was pressed more from the Pixar mold than from its own studio's mold (by which I mean it didn't "Shrek" out).

I'd say it was more watchable (and rewatchable) than any American-made feature-length cartoon released as far back as three or four years before it (including Pixar's Cars and Ratatouille). I'd say. But...

The first half of Wall-E is a fucking beast. It's a fucking beast that gobbles up all the CG features released since CG features began to be released, chews them up into a watery mush, and downs them in a single gulp.

All right. Wall-E's not the blood and body of the Lamb, but I thought it was something more than run-of-the-mill good--more of a more, even, than Kung Fu Panda, which is also more.

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I loved Wall-E so much, but a couple of my friends just didn't rate it, and my Ma (who loves everything Pixar does) returned the DVD to me, half watched, claiming she just couldn't get on with it.

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Posted: 10 years 44 weeks ago

Folks be illin'.

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Posted: 10 years 44 weeks ago

Kung Fu Panda is good, but not that good. Wall-E was much better in every category from story to quality of character animation.

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Posted: 10 years 44 weeks ago

Are the Annie Awards based on Jake Lloyd's Episode I performance?

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Are you an angel?

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Well duh!

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Wizard!