Should adult-animated films make a comeback?

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14 Jun 2010, 7:00 pm

For me, I think adult-animated films should come back into the mainstream because I think we should eliminate that stereotype of cartoons being just for kids (some of us adults need an excuse to talk about cartoons in real-life).



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14 Jun 2010, 8:03 pm

I didn't think adult animated films were ever in the mainstream to begin with. It's a shame that it's socially acceptable only for kids to enjoy animation.



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14 Jun 2010, 8:27 pm

What are some examples of adult-animated movies?


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14 Jun 2010, 9:29 pm

Don't forget that various anime movies are adult oriented as well (hell, some series too . . . just check out the ones on Hulu (Course they only have MD Geist and Kite: Liberator). Also, just bear in mind that the attempts at R rated cartoons back in the 70s and 80s were horrid (as far as content, for the characters had no "depth" (Granted, Heavy Metal was more about the music, but the presentation was a bit too childlike). Now if they were more like Ghost in the Shell, they might have made it to the mainstream.



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15 Jun 2010, 1:22 am

I'm an adult but I enjoy animated movies, especially some of the older ones. I own several Disney movies on DVD.



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15 Jun 2010, 9:40 am

I just remembered that Rob Zombie is doing a R-rated cartoon movie, "The Strange World of El Superbeasto" i think . . . something along those lines.



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15 Jun 2010, 11:52 am

Why not? Couldn't hurt.



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15 Jun 2010, 12:03 pm

Do you mean those such as Beavis And Butthead Do America?

And the stereotype of only kids enjoying cartoons is already beeing eliminated.
Sometimes the adult animation tends to go over the top compared to regular "adult" shows.



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13 Sep 2010, 6:38 pm

I hear there is going to be a Family Guy movie in the works. :D



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13 Sep 2010, 6:54 pm

Anime has pretty much supplanted any possible and serious attempt at an English adult-oriented animation, although A Scanner Darkly and Avatar, while technically live action, were done in a way that made them mostly animation. A Scanner Darkly was rotoscoped over, and in Avatar, well, only a third of it is actual live-action, the rest being computer animation.


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13 Sep 2010, 7:04 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
What are some examples of adult-animated movies?


The Israeli film Waltz for Bashir and the Japanese film Grave of the Fireflies come to mind as excellent adult animations, both with powerful anti-war messages. The French made Persepolis, and other Japanese films such as Barefoot Gen and works by Isao Takahata and the late Satoshi Kon are other examples. The recently released American film Avatar can also be considered animation, but I wouldn't bother seeing it if you haven't already.



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13 Sep 2010, 7:16 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 43232.html

There's also this CGI animated film I heard about but can't remember right now.



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13 Sep 2010, 7:38 pm

e.g.:
Triplets of Belleville
Persepolis
Waltz with Bashir
Tokyo Godfathers
Paprika
Princess Mononoke
Grave of the Fireflies
Tekkon Kinkreet
Mary and Max



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13 Sep 2010, 8:57 pm

wornlight wrote:
e.g.:
Triplets of Belleville
Persepolis
Waltz with Bashir
Tokyo Godfathers
Paprika
Princess Mononoke
Grave of the Fireflies
Tekkon Kinkreet
Mary and Max


Persepolis was an excellent movie.


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18 Sep 2010, 5:58 pm

Family Guy please Family Guy.