The Great Movie Project: A World of Animation

I wanted to join Diandra, who is participating in The Great Movie Project’s World Film Blogathon, with A World of Horror. Even though I had a couple of blank spaces in regards to Antarctic, I figured any penguin movie would do. Because I wanted to make things even more difficult for myself, I’m doing a World of Animation! Even though we already covered an Animation blogathon around this place xD

Since my list is animation inspired, there’s no March of the Penguins (Was that in Antarctic?)… and no, I didn’t pick Happy Feet, even though I think my pick is a bit of a double edged sword. ;D

Let’s do this backwards! Because Antarctic is such a tricky one, let’s save it for last~

South America

It’s The Emperor’s New Groove! You can’t get more Peruvian than Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) who loses his groove by turning into a llama. He learns about friendship and being a good human being with the goodhearted Pacha (John Goodman). Bonus for Yzma and Kronk.


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10 Responses

  1. Great choices! Having “The Three Caballeros” for Antarctica is especially brilliant. Also, I agree – in most other movies with talking chickens, at least one of them has some kind of Southern accent.

    • amy says:

      @Diandra Rodriguez, ahhh stereotype chickens xD and there’s also cows that talks like an old English lady. But that’s if the cow looks matronly, if the cow looks dorky they give it a southern accent as well.

      I had to google films in Antarctica to be reminded of Pablo!

  2. arabelles says:

    Amazing choices! It was a deightful read, now all I need to do is rewatch Lion King and Chicken Run (because I want to hear those chicken talk with a british accent again) and start watching Tokyo Godfather!

    • amy says:

      @arabelles, those are proper English chickens. xD

      I should probably give Tokyo Godfather a re-watch, though… so much awesome Japanese animation around~

      thanks for the comment.

  3. ghost says:

    If you name another animated film set in Africa, I think you can win for best list.

  4. Camiele says:

    Let’s see if I know anything about animation at all:

    South America: The Three Caballeros (old school Disney). I suppose this is kind of cheating as I’ve not seen this since I was REEEEALLY little, but it’s close enough I guess..HaHa.

    North America: It’s a toss up between three: A Nightmare Before Christmas, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (yeah, I went there).

    Europe: Hands down, no questions asked, Les Triplettes de Belleville.

    Australia: Ferngully: The Last Rainforest

    Asia: This is going to be hard. But I’ll say it’s a toss-up between three: Akira, Enter the Matrix, and Studio Ghibli (that’s just way too hard. ANYTHING Ghbli makes is perfection).

    Africa: I don’t quite remember the title. I couldn’t have been more than 10 when I first saw it. It’s a cartoon based on the folktale Anansi the Spider. Anyway, thinking about it gives me happy feelings :)

    Antarctica: …you got me there :-/

    • amy says:

      @Camiele, see The Three Caballeros is a double edge sword! LOL

      Do they ever specify Little Nemo being set in North America? From what I remember of the early scenes, it seemed set in Europe. Same with Winnie the Pooh xD

      Oooh, I haven’t ever heard of Ferngully xD or maybe I have, but it’s got another name in Spanish? xD I guess I can check it out in YouTube (just foudn and HD copy haha).

      Asia – it’s amazing how many titles you can come up for it, right? xD

      The tough one is Africa, though that one is easier than Antarctica~~~ Besides my pick and Happy Feet, I have no other idea. LOL

      • Camiele says:

        @amy, Oh. I may have ACTUALLY done this list wrong. I pretty much just went for films that were created in those countries…though I’m not sure if Pooh was in London or America…maybe I should scrap that one.

        Little Nemo seems to be set in in a 1940s version of a small town in the States or Europe, though I think it actually be set anywhere, as the main focus is “Slumberland”…which isn’t reall….right? I mean, I’VE been there, but I don’t know about anyone else ;-P

        FERNGULLY IS THE GREATEST EVAR!!!!! That is all.

        And, yes, there’s like no shortage of animation from Asia…totally unfair!

        So, maybe I should revamp my list seeing as I didn’t do it right…HaHa!

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