Sunday, July 25, 2010

Monday Movie Meme

The Bumbles Blog hosts a weekly movie meme. Won't you join us? This week, the Feature Presentation is The Big Draw as in animation. Share on your blog movies whose drawn, digitized, or old school clay figures rock your world.

This summer, I've seen three animated movies and loved all three!

Despicable Me (2010) - I hadn't planned to see this, but my sister and nephew (age 19) dragged me to it. I didn't think it looked funny. Yeah, the minions looked cute, but a movie about a criminal who wants to steal the moon? It just didn't appeal to me. Guess what? It was hilarious! My favorite line: "Ugh, I hate THAT guy!" (Mr. Gru) It's not funny in print; it's the way Steve Carell says it and what's happened in the movie when he says it. Go see this one, even if you don't have children to take with you. I did.

Shrek Forever After (2010) - I went with my son to see this movie. Since it was fourth in a series, I wasn't expecting much even though I enjoyed the other three movies. I thought perhaps it was overdone. However, I was pleasantly surprised. This time Rumpelstiltskin tricks Shrek into wishing he'd never rescued Fiona. I really enjoyed it.

Toy Story 3 (2010) - I didn't like the first two Toy Story movies that much, so again, I wasn't expecting much, but Disney delivered! The toys are delivered to a daycare center when Andy is packing up to go to college. The animation is so well done, and the storyline is clever. I was actually on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen. And the ending is perfect! I saw this with my husband and 17 year old step-daughter, so don't worry about taking a kid with you. Go see it anyway!

Some of my favorite animated films of all time are Madagascar (2005) and Madagascar Escape 2 Africa (2008), Over the Hedge (2006), Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Lion King (1994), and The Little Mermaid (1989) The Aristocats (1970) and 101 Dalmatians (1961).


  1. I've seen half of your all-time faves, bnut none ofthe current ones. Steve Carrell is hilarious, so I bet he really helped make the movie :)

  2. I forgot about Madagascar! That was also a great one. I'm watching Despicable Me this weekend. Can't wait! Here's my list.

  3. Oh the original 101 Dalmatians is awesome! I hadn't seen it in forever and then I was babysitting a friend's young son and popped in the old VCR tape. He fell asleep for his nap and I sat there glued to the movie until the very end :0)

  4. My sister took my nephew, who's three, to see Toy Story 3, and he got really upset at one point. (I don't want to give anything away, but I am sure you know which part) He also said it was kind of scary. She wished someone had warned her beforehand.

    I want to see Despicable Me so bad!


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