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Charles
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There's a box office survey at the Poll AN Forum.

http://www.animationnation.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=000116

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Jessie
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$6.150 million first weekend, Yayyy!!!
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oogieboogie
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So, we went to see this yesterday - 2 adults, 3 kids, 2 seniors.

My daughter fell asleep halfway through (4 yrs.), however, she was more interested in what she saw than I would have expected. My son and friend giggled a lot, although, more toward the second half.

My 'rents thought it was cute and enjoyable.

I thought the first act was pretty slow, and the writing and humor seemed forced. It got better toward the second half. There was plenty of cash spent on texturing and modeling, although I didn't particularly like the eye modeling. I thought the bad guy, Lefty's, model could have looked a lot less like the bad guy in Iron Giant. Actually, all the people looked like they came from IG. The animation was pretty good.

Some action was just so over the top, I accepted that for the whole movie - ie, jumping from train to train, batting in the World Series, the odd way Left followed Yankee, like two steps behind.

The only part I really laughed out loud was the avoiding the signs on top of the train bit for Lefty. It was funny, and then they went far enough that it was even better, and then it was done. Good timing, and just outrageous enough.

Overall, not too bad. I doubt I'll get the dvd, though.

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eboles
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I thought the bad guy, Lefty's, model could have looked a lot less like the bad guy in Iron Giant.
I've only seen the trailer, but I thought the same thing.
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I don't do TV, and only read about it in the paper. Strange- I can't seem to find it online.

Just curious: Anyone know where it was done & if there's an image flying around? Thanks-

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eboles
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article about the film

the trailer

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jeffnevins
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I couldn't view the trailer (I have a Quicktime problem?), but thanks for the link to see the visual style.

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True 'dat, oogie.

From the preview I saw, Lefty did remind me of Kent Mansley.

Btw, just wondering- is Yankee the only one who can hear the bat and ball? I saw part of one scene where the bat's talking to Yankee in front of another person, but the person doesn't acknowledge what the bat's saying (kind of like all the Stewie questions on family guy).

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oogieboogie
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Yes, he's the only one that can hear them.

Of course, there's not really any explanation why the bat and ball talk to him, but I just put that under "outrageous things I'll just accept".

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Man.. I called this turkey back when I first saw the presentation piece. Before I knew what it was about. Even before the trailor.

All I saw was the bat and ball with a face on it.. and the generic looking kid.. generic meaning.. taking Lucky.. from lucky charms.. and putting different clothes, and hairstyle on him.

I didn't put up much of a stink.. because Christopher Reeves was attached to it.. directing?

Which is surprising, because I was guessing it was a Terri Schiavo film.

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Hey.. "Home on the Range" made more than this. And that idea was equally dumb.

Why don't the suits look at this and realize that cg movies tank too??

I think a healthy studio would produce 2d.. 3d.. and stop motion.. to mix it up a bit so people don't get bored with the medium.

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quote:
Lefty did remind me of Kent Mansley.
The kid also has a Hogarth look to it.

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