Thursday, 18 June 2015

Thursday Movie Picks: Animated Movies

This week is a very broad genre and I actually found it difficult to pick. I thought I'd go for films I thought not many people would pick. But you never know, all three films might be very popular.

Flight of Dragons
This one is a bit of a cheat as I wrote about it previously in an 'Afternoon Movie' post but it is, for me and my sister at least, a classic animation which we watch many times when we were younger. I experienced a rerun of it during Uni. It has dragons, wizards, time travel, giants, magic and a board game. The latter might be dull but its important. You can't find it on DVD, not in the UK anyway, only on VHS, for ages I had to make do with youtube but it was worth it.

Chicken Run
Aardman Animations proved further just what brilliant animators and storytellers they are. It's 'The Great Escape' with chickens and it is pure gold. Cocky American rooster happens upon a chicken farm where they are all trying to escape, the need to escape becomes more urgent when the farmers decides to harvet the chickens and not the eggs. Great scenes in this as well perfect animation. Loved it in the cinema, still love it today.

A Town Called Panic
A french stop motion animation about Horse, Cowboy and Indian who all live together in a rural farm. Weird things happen, involving lots of bricks, an invasion of water creatures, journey to the centre of the Earth and a surprise birthday BBQ. That is as basic a plot as I can explain. It is bizarre but again, it's hilarious, even once you get past the main characters. Just to point out, the most intelligent of the three is the horse.

Don't forget to have a look at where it all began, Wandering Through The Shelves.


  1. wendell ottley19 June 2015 at 06:32

    The only one I've seen, or even heard of, is Chicken Run. Solid movie. A Town Called Panic sounds really strange. Might have to seek that one out.

  2. I absolutely must check out A Town Called Panic. It looks so strange and wonderful. Chicken Run is fantastic!

  3. Definitely check out A Town Called Panic - its just bizarre, crazy fun.

  4. Yes, please do! It's a great film, doesn't matter about the plot -its crazy!

  5. I wasn't so sure if I should watch A Town Called Panic, but maybe I'll give it a shot. Great picks!

  6. Thanks! Definitely give it go, you won't regret it :)