Commentary &T.Hachtman 28 Nov 2009 08:51 am


The Fantastic Mr. Fox – Did I tell you often enough that I really like this movie? One director – one voice. Independent spirit. Relatively low budget – $40 million. See it for fun.


- There’s a solid interview with Wes Anderson on the always enjoyable Onion’s AV CLub. His comments are worth reading, expecially if you’ve seen the film.


- Rotten Tomatoes, on the arrival of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, has created a listing of Disney animated features and organized them into a list of titles. The order of the list is determined by some shaky criteria. Per Rotten Tomatoes: We used a weighted formula that takes into account the Tomatometer, number of reviews, and release year of every film included. We excluded all Disney subsidiaries and companies through which Disney has distribution deals hence, no films from Pixar, Studio Ghibli, or DisneyToon Studios are on the list.

Here’s their listing. Each title is followed by the Tomatometer rating:

    1. Pinocchio 100%
    2. Snow White 98%
    3. Fantasia (1940) 98%
    4. 101 Dalmatians 97%
    5. Dumbo 97%
    6. Beauty & the Beast 93%
    7. Lion King 92%
    8. Aladdin 92%
    9. Cinderella 92%
    10. Sleeping Beauty 91%
    11. The Little Mermaid 90%
    12. Bambi 89%
    13. The Jungle Book 89%
    14. Bolt 88%
    15. Tarzan 88%
    16. Lady and the Tramp 87%
    17. Mulan 86%
    18. Emperor’s New Groove 85%
    19. Lilo and Stitch 85%
    20. The Rescuers 84%
    21. Fantasia 2000 82%
    22. Hercules 83%
    23. Peter Pan 83%
    24. Alice In Wonderland 81%
    25. The Hunchback of Notre Dame 72%
    26. The Sword in the Stone 73%
    27. Treasure Planet 70%
    28. Meet the Robinsons 66%
    29. Dinosaur 65%
    30. The Aristocats 65%
    31. The 3 Caballeros 87%
    32. The Fox and the Hound 71%
    33. Pocahontas 56%
    34. Home on the Range 55%
    35. Robin Hood. 55%
    36. The Black Cauldron 58%
    37. Atlantis: the Lost Continent 46%
    38. Oliver and Company 44%
    39. The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad 89%
    40. The Rescuers Down Under 60%
    41. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 91%
    42. The Great Mouse Detective 79%
    43. Brother Bear 38%
    44. Chciken Little 36%
    45. Saludos Amigos 70%
    46. Melody Time 88%
    47. Make Mine Music 67%
    48. Fun and Fancy Free 67%

Just to amuse myself, I sought out all the Don Bluth films and compared their Tomatometer ratings to see which would be hightest. No surprises, except maybe that American Tale was rated so low. These aren’t graded the same way the Disney films were, above. Some of Bluth’s films weren’t rated:

    The Secret of NIMH 94%
    Anastasia 85%
    An American Tale 63%
    Titan AE 51%
    All Dogs Go to Heaven 44%
    The Pebble and the Penguin 36%
    Thumbelina 25%
    Rock-A-Doodle 20%

Continuing the process let’s look at Ralph Bakshi‘s films. He didn’t fare as well as Bluth; some of Bakshi’s films weren’t reviewed either:

    Heavy Traffic 88%
    American Pop 56%
    Fritz the Cat 53%
    Wizards 53%
    The Lord of the Rings 47%
    Cool World 6%


- After posting Tom Hachtman’s Renaissance Masters the past four weeks, I’m sort of out of sorts to not have any more of it. Let me post a couple of Gertrude & Alice cartoons to fill the void:

This one could be a comment on the “Twilight” experience.

This week I heard about the after-show auction going on
at A Steady Rain‘s Broadway performances. Hugh Jackman &
Daniel Craig are raising cash for Broadway Cares by having
after-show auctions of their “sweaty” T-shirts.

Gert & Alice can do it for the environment.

And while I’m at it, let me post one of my favorite strips (which I’d posted once before.)

(Click any image to enlarge.)

Is there a more powerful god than the cartoonist?

9 Responses to “Fox/List/Gert”

  1. on 28 Nov 2009 at 9:20 am 1.Elliot Cowan said …

    Another good interview with the fox directing feller:

  2. on 28 Nov 2009 at 1:25 pm 2.Daniel Caylor said …

    I’m going to go see fox because everyone just won’t shut up about it. I had to IMDB Anderson to realize he did Tenebaums (Which I hated), and that put me off more. But it’s been a long time since I saw Tenebaums, and perhaps it’s time I give it, and his other films another shot.

    I know I didn’t quite get Miyazaki at first, and now I love his films. You just have to put on different glasses for different directors. That’s all :)

  3. on 28 Nov 2009 at 2:53 pm 3.Eric Noble said …

    I do want to see this movie. It looks awesome.

    Incidentally, it’s nice to see “The Three Caballeros” rated so high.

  4. on 30 Nov 2009 at 1:53 pm 4.Ricardo Cantoral said …

    “Anastasia 85%”

    That is 85% too high.

    Anywho, I am really looking forward to seeing Mr.Fox. I was really taken by what little footage I have seen.

    Also tis a shame TWICE UPON A TIME is not rated on Rotten Tomatoes.

  5. on 30 Nov 2009 at 1:55 pm 5.Ricardo Cantoral said …

    Also Fritz should be at least 80% and Heavy Traffic should be 100%.

  6. on 04 Dec 2009 at 7:38 am 6.KBJr said …

    What happens after the cartoonist enters the cartoon world and meets Gertrude and Alice? I feel I am left hanging….

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