Where on earth are all the animated movie threads around here? What’s the deal people? We’ve got loads of threads about everything Disney breathes out but nothing on all the superb animated stuff being released!
Anyway, I watched My Life as a Courgette recently with my girlfriend and it was such a beautiful film, and I don’t mean just to look at.
If you can, watch it in French where every scene was live acted by the cast giving it a very natural and honest quality that I dare say is lost in the dub.
Much like Inside Out or Zootopia, My Life is a Courgette does that wonderful thing of being family friendly while still not shying away from heavier themes which, as tempting as it might be to label them ‘adult’, unfortunately are not in this case. It’s one of my favourite films I’ve seen this year and weighs in at a mere 66~ minutes long.
I mentioned it in the Netflix thread but another short animation that blew me away earlier in the year (that won an Academy Award in 2008) was The House of Small Cubes.
It reminded me of Up but without the runtime and nonsense involving talking dogs flying planes.
I’m also really looking forward to Loving Vincent, a fully oil painted animated biographical drama on van Gogh. It looks staggering.