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  2. Cameron H.

    Upcoming Episodes

    I’m excited because it’s been awhile since I haven’t seen the movie being covered, and now there are TWO coming up! I bought Virginia Woolf and Bringing Up Baby when they were on the cheap, but I’ve held off on watching them until they were going to be covered on the show.
  3. ol' eddy wrecks

    Toy Story

    I came across the title of this one when googling for examples of toys coming to life. I had not heard of it and did not realize just how close the plot summary is. I will say, of the movies that would trigger a lengthy debate on the merits of the AFI list, I was not expecting it to be, "#99. You Story." I don't have strong opinions on it. And it continuing to be on the list is different than being on the list in 2007, but I'll bring up the point that in 2007, the only Pixar films so far were: Toy Story A Bug's Life Toy Story 2 Monsters, Inc Finding Nemo The Incredibles Cars Ratatouille came out in 2007, but probably wouldn't have been out long enough to be considered for the list. I haven't gone through the AFI ballot to see which ones were even considered eligible (the presence of a curated list on the ballot being something I consider to be a great shortcoming of the AFI process). (I guess this is more for @Cambert) But just off of that list, I'm not sure it's obvious that Toy Story isn't the one to pick. Especially in 2007 (admittedly I haven't gone back to watch it, so it might be much weaker than what I remember - but I remember You Story 2 being too heavy on reference humor. Plus the burden of being a sequel).
  4. AlmostAGhost

    Upcoming Episodes

    oh boy I can't wait to hear the ep and what you guys think about Bringing Up Baby. I watched it last summer not realizing it was on the AFI list, and I'm still a bit surprised by that -- not in a bad way, I do like it a lot. In my Letterboxd review, I called it "the most nutballs movie of all time" or something like that. Curious what I'll think re-watching it through an Unspooled lens.
  5. bleary

    Upcoming Episodes

    Another addition, as posted on the website: 6/27 - Do the Right Thing 7/4 - The Deer Hunter 7/11 - Gone With the Wind 7/18 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 7/25 - Bringing Up Baby
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  8. Cameron H.

    Toy Story

    Oh man, it freaked me out when I was a kid - lol And just so you don’t feel you’re alone, trust me when I say there are other films that we’ve covered that I would definitely kick off before Toy Story. There are a few movies left to go that I would boot too. I love Toy Story, it’s just not the Pixar movie I would choose. If I had my druthers, I’d pick something else, but I don’t really mind it being here either.
  9. bleary

    Toy Story

    Nice deep cut! I had never heard of this, and the trailer sort of terrifies me. I absolutely agree that Who Framed Roger Rabbit? should be on the list. (Another film with a few anthropomorphized objects. Few things disturbed me as a child more than the shoe dip death scene in Roger Rabbit and the junkyard scene in Brave Little Toaster. So clearly, I'm the right demographic for Toy Story?) But again, my list would have both. I mean, of the first 52 films we've done, there are roughly 15 of them that I would just boot from the list based on a lack of quality, so the what-about-this-film arguments don't sway me, because even if I agree, they don't diminish the quality of Toy Story in my opinion.
  10. Lutes

    Toy Story

    This may not be entirely fair to what is a quality movie, but until Who Framed Roger Rabbit gets a mention on the AFI list, I don't really see the point of awarding a spot to Toy Story. Not only is it weaker than its successors, but it's inclusion is based on the fact it more or less started a new trend in animation. That may be well and good (and even impressive), but how about the movie that no one has dared replicate in over thirty years (or at least well) (with deepest apologies, Cool World)? I know it's not a competition here, but similar to Andy, the film community seemed to stick the better/smarter gift in the closet in favor of something new, shiny, and about half as remarkable.
  11. Cameron H.

    Toy Story

    And of course, there’s Jim Henson’s The Christmas Toy which came out in 1986. The plot is about a favorite toy that is afraid he’s going to be replaced at Christmas. The egotistical new space toy doesn’t realize she’s a toy...
  12. ol' eddy wrecks

    Toy Story

    Just googling, we left off some obvious classics: The Nutcracker Suite and Babes in Toyland.
  13. ol' eddy wrecks

    Toy Story

    What about the broomsticks in The Sorcerer's Apprentice in Fantasia? Oh. I can't remember the backstory for Herby the Lovebug, Kit in Knight Rider, that animated car in that Hanna Barbara cartoon from the 70s. Go-bots and Transformers would probably be adjacent. I also read The Indian in the Cupboard as a kid, which also happened to be adapted to a live action movie, released the same year as Toy Story. There's also the old silent short, A Trip to the Moon (I believe. Never seen it. I just know the iconic image of the rocketship in his eye). The "merit of did it first" debate is a complex one in my head, but somehow, animated inanimate objects in a children's movie doesn't seem that crucial (especially looking back on the long history anthropomorphized inanimate objects in fiction.)
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  19. Charlie Murphy Brown

    Episode 296 - Ron Funches, Our Introductory Friend

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  22. bleary

    Toy Story

    You're right, I give you that one. I had ruled them out because the story is that the inanimate objects are inhabited by human souls, so it's less about "what would this object do if it could walk and talk" and more about "what would a person do if they became this object" which I acknowledge is a very thin line. But looking back, they probably did enough object-based puns to qualify in that regard. I also thought about the carpet in Aladdin, but I ruled that out too because it's not fully anthropomorphized, in that its inability to talk separates it from the rest of the characters. But maybe you're right, that "not having to invoke magic" should be my criterion if I'm going to stick with my statement.
  23. WatchOutForSnakes

    Toy Story

    Just a small nit pick, though I agree overall, Disney certainly anthropomorphized inanimate objects before Toy Story, particularly Beauty and the Beast comes to mind. Unless you're thinking they were the first without having to invoke magic...
  24. WatchOutForSnakes

    Toy Story

    I agree with Cameron H on this. I recently just watched Toy Story and realized I hadn't watched it from start to finish before. It came out when I was in high school, so I never really caught onto the fever and am just catching up now. Anyway, I just don't think it's that great of a movie. The animation is different, but not great. There are plenty of first technical achievements to be lauded, but this doesn't need to be on the list. If we're comparing this to all other American film (and we are), maybe top 150 or 200, and certainly top 100 in animation, but not overall. I'm pretty scrupulous and would definitely appreciate more backgrounds and points of view versus more men making movies about white dudes learning how to be white dudes.
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