Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Favorite Animated Movie
Boxer is hosting a Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme is FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE. For about the last 10 years pretty much the only flicks I see in the theater are animated movies - because of the kids. Most are OK but let's face it - they're cartoons. The last one I went to see was Up and that was pretty good, although mushy.
I've seen all of the Disney classics and have always liked Snow White and Fantasia. When the Boy was around 2 years old, he totally ruined Pinocchio for me. That was his favorite at the time and I can't count how many 2:00 AM viewings I had to sit through when he wouldn't sleep. Consequently, I don't like Pinocchio anymore.
For kicks I was going to pick the 1975 classic, Tarzan, Shame of the Jungle. I actually saw this in the theater when I was 17 and it's basically soft core cartoon porn. It was horrible but semi controversial at the time. No, for this theme, I decided to risk blogger jinx with practically everyone and go with the funniest Dreamworks classic in recent years - Shrek. I think this movie is hysterical and Mike Meyers (with his Scottish accent resurrected from So I Married an Axe Murderer - a very underrated movie) is genius in this. This is some of the best animation I've ever seen. The perspective angles and details in the foreground and background are excellent. You can see all of that in the clip I've included - the "wrestling" scene for your enjoyment.
I could not embed the clip, so you're going to YouTube.
Here's a quick, added bonus track from Shrek that I always laugh at, I guess because it reminds me of Disney World. Is that wrong?
And my favorite line from this movie is:
Donkey, two things okay? Shut... up. I use that on the kids all the time.
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