Thursday Movie Picks: Animated Films Geared Towards Adults

I'm to blame for this week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves. I suggested it. But I'm curious, what animated films out there do you like that are meant for adults? And don't say Grave of the Fireflies...

1) My Life as a Zucchini

I can't rave about this film enough. EVERYONE should watch it. It tackles serious subjects like child abuse, abandonment and depression, but it's so light hearted and lovely as well. 

2) South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

This hilarious film needs no explanation. I laughed so hard I cried during Cartman's new version of "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch." My dad still says taking me to this movie in theaters is his most embarrassing parenting moment. (Though I'd argue that but I digress..)

3) Watership Down

I love watching other people watch this movie. The English Bunny Massacre on the surface makes you think rabbits will be running from some G rated danger but that's not the case. My husband's face when he saw the movie for the first time last year was priceless. 

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  1. I have to say I'm surprised I've seen any of these with my indifference to animation but I have seen Watership Down which much more violent than I expected though I was somewhat familiar with the story.

    Lordy this was a tough one for me because of that indifference to the genre and I watched my second two choices specifically for this...sadly I hated both but I'm using them anyway so that my time wasn't in vain. I do like my first though.

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)-Schlubby private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) is hired by R.K. Maroon (Alan Tilvern) a cartoon producer to investigate an adultery scandal involving Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), who isn’t bad she’s just drawn that way, wife of Maroon's biggest star, Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). Things heat up even more when owner of Toontown Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Jessica's supposed lover, is found murdered, the evil Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) vows to catch and destroy Roger. Excellent blend of animation and actors with Kathleen Turner by way of Veronica Lake doing sensational voice work.

    Cool World (1992)-A prisoner Jack Deebs (Gabriel Byrne) has created a comic book universe from his cell and one day finds himself sucked into it where he discovered not only another trapped human Frank Harris (Brad Pitt) but his lascivious creation Holli Would (Kim Basinger) who tries to entice Jack by ANY means so that she can cross over to the human world and with her a Pandora’s Box of cartoon depravity. Ugly leering film of value only to see Pitt working his way up.

    A Scanner Darkly (2006)-Stupid hodgepodge about an undercover cop trying to bust a drug cartel but coming under the influence of the drug he becomes a test subject himself…or something like that. The hook here is that the movie was filmed with actors (Keanu Reeves, Wynona Ryder and Woody Harrelson among them) and then retro scoped with animation. It wasn’t worth it, all concept and little entertainment.

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    1. I always meant to finish A Scanner Darkly. I start it then do something else. Roger Rabbit is a classic, I haven't seen Cool World though.

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    2. A Scanner Darkly is actually really good, and it somehow predicts the way in which our culture is like today. The rotoscoping adds a lot to the story. Cool World is bizzare and odd which is why I like it, but I cant say it's any good

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  2. I haven't seen any of these but My Life as a Zucchini is on top of my watch list; I'm hoping to get to it before the year ends.

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  3. I haven't seen My Life as a Zucchini but I've heard good things about it as I hope to see it. I've seen the other 2 films which are awesome.

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  4. Zucchini looks and sounds incredible and I have to see it BUT HOLY SHIT YOUR DAD TOOK YOU TO SOUTH PARK:BLU!!!!!!!????????

    I beg you, tell me this story. Please.

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    1. So, he let me watch the TV show because he also thought it was funny and he said as long as I never went around repeating the things they said, it was fine. So flash foward to this movie coming out, my dad says I can see it if it's not too different from the show, and he tells ME to call the theater to ask instead of doing it himself. So I do, the guy laughs at me for asking, so I just tell my dad it's fine. So he takes not only me but one of my friends to this and dies of embarrassment as soon as the "Uncle Fucker" song came on.

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    2. Ha Ha Ha he had you call the theater. That is awesome. Did you watch the whole thing because if so that is just really cool

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  5. I haven't seen any of these. I don't know My Life as a Zucchini but it sounds like it would be good to watch. I know the other 2 and have seen clips of South Park and did get a kick out of the Canadian song. I have always wanted to see Watership Down and know it is not your ordinary bunny movie.

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    1. I highly recommend My Life as a Zucchini, it's very important.

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  6. What a bizarre collection of movies. I agree with all of them though, great films.

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    1. I suppose they wouldn't make the best marathon of films lol

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  7. You need to watch Mary and Max(if you never seen it before) Also The Girl who Leapt Through Time is really good.

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    1. I'll keep those in mind! I haven't seen either.

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