Hey, it's Mark, and I'm going to tell you the top 5 films Turner animation made, so, let's begin.
1. Cat's Don't Dance
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Wait, there must be a glitch here, this is number one, I just begun the list.
What? This is the only film Turner animation studios made? Well... I'm done here!
Ok, maybe I should turn this into a movie review. Let's start by talking about the plot. The plot tells a story of a cat from Kokomo who goes to Hollywood to become a film star, and also tries to brighten the spirits of other animals who got rejected by the evil Darla Dimple and her butler fresh from the beanstalk. Sounds familiar? Ok, so if it isn't original, it, is'nt really original, but it tells it quite well and I can feel for those characters. BUT, I can barely keep track of what's going on because the pace is way too fast. The first 10 minutes I was just staring at the screen my dog stares at our dinner. Everntually, it slows down and let's us breathe, but goes right back to being the Speedy Gonzales of films. I usually have a problem with films being too slow too, but at least in Rango I kenw what was going on. Here, I actually had to look it up and go to Wikepedia to keep track of the plot! But, sometimes it does work for the advantage, for example, the scenes with the butler are pretty entertaining that way and so is the dancing, but for the most part it's drive by plot. Here's one, plot point, nap, another plot point, nap. There's a reason why this film is only around 70 minutes!
Now let's go into the characters. The main character, Danny, is kind of bland and forgettable, but I still was with him through the film. Now, there's Sawer. Sawer's backstory is actually kind of heart breaking, but it isn't explored enough, though I feel like she goes through a lot of character evelopment while Danny just stays Danny. I personally think of Sawer as the main character. There's that penguin who only appears in the film to be cute. And, here comes Darla Dimple, the little child villian we've seen before. Though, it actually works here. The other animals are hilarious, but not as funny as my favorite character in the movie, Max the butler. Hey, I'm still a child, to me bigger is better. So, overall the background characters are what stands out.
The animation is also prettty good, but again, it's too fast paced! So, let's see my final thoughts. Really, as a film, it's kind of forgettable. I remember A Troll in Central Park more, and that was my 2nd review! I did this review at the last minute, because till then I forgot I watched this movie! The only things that sticks out to me is some characters and the songs. The songs are amazing, with an exception to the Animal Jam (It's litterally, monkey's playing with instruments). So, it's a pretty good movie, just forgettable. I forgot about it 30 minutes after I watched it. If you want ot check it out, go ahead, it isn't bad, but it problably won't leave an impact. I think it's so-so.
Story - 62/100 We've seen it done before better, but it's still good when you can keep track of it.
Characters - 78/100 The ones in the background is what keeps it in the 70s
Comedy - 76/100 Good for children, to cartoonish for adults
Heart - 59/100 Not really focused here
Overall - 68.5/100 A forgettable mess saved by some memorable characters and songs. Hard to watch, but good thing to entertain you if you got nothing else to do. So, see you next time when I try and figure out something else to do. Hey... what about sequels?
So, good day and good night
68.5/100 B :|