Posted by James Haden on November 04, 1999 at 18:33:39:
In Reply to: Re: Promoters of Iron Giant Should Go to Jail/Pokemon posted by Boogie on November 04, 1999 at 17:11:36:
Now, guys don't get bitter that Pokemon is number one with kids. Look at the real problem at hand. Getting angry at a foreign show won't solve anything. It is these lame brain executives that is stopping you animators from creating better shows.
Point two, Pokemon is much "Japanese" as Totoro is. Even if you hate Pokemon, it is no less "Japanimation" than Miyazaki's work. Of course, one product is way better than the other one.
We consider DiC's production and a Disney production to be products of America. Pokemon and anime is no different.
: Pokeman is not representative of Japanamtion. It's a throwback to the early '80's DIC product, with lame story lines, poor design, and weak animation. It is quite boring to watch, especially for kids. The Pokeman craze owes most of it's popularity NOT to the TV show, but to the videogame and trading cards that started the whole craze. Give me Totoro ANY day.
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