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(Deadline)   First, it was Cars. Then, it was Planes. More recently, it was Snails. And now, it's Monster Trucks that will become the next animated attempt at a franchise, ensuring Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy will always be employed   (deadline.com) divider line 68
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2013-08-01 09:08:30 AM  
Was it just me, or did the animation for Planes look like a huge step down? The commercials almost looked like a knockoff of some better movie.
 
2013-08-01 09:14:05 AM  
Cars, planes, Toy Story, and now Monster Trucks, they are 2 hour infomercials disguised as movies.  Little kids like cars, trucks and planes, now you are pressured into buying movie branded toys for your kids, remembering what it was like to have cheap knock-off transformers as a kid.
 
2013-08-01 09:46:11 AM  

Tom_Slick: Cars, planes, Toy Story, and now Monster Trucks, they are 2 hour infomercials disguised as movies.  Little kids like cars, trucks and planes, now you are pressured into buying movie branded toys for your kids, remembering what it was like to have cheap knock-off transformers as a kid.


And that's different from every other Disney/Pixar animated movie how?
 
2013-08-01 10:20:42 AM  
 
2013-08-01 10:21:22 AM  

Mugato: Tom_Slick: Cars, planes, Toy Story, and now Monster Trucks, they are 2 hour infomercials disguised as movies.  Little kids like cars, trucks and planes, now you are pressured into buying movie branded toys for your kids, remembering what it was like to have cheap knock-off transformers as a kid.

And that's different from every other Disney/Pixar animated movie how?


Yeah, "Up" merchandise is everywhere!
 
2013-08-01 10:23:24 AM  

Mugato: And that's different from every other Disney/Pixar animated movie how?


Geared more towards little boys, they had the little girl market cornered with the princess crap.
 
2013-08-01 10:26:50 AM  
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2013-08-01 10:30:37 AM  
Cars was a great movie, then they completely farked it up with the jingoistic Cars II.
Planes holds some promise, but we'll see.
 
2013-08-01 10:33:13 AM  
Meh. Wake me up when one of these movies gets a crossover with some dragons.
 
2013-08-01 10:43:06 AM  
Did anyone else notice that Planes doesn't have the PIXAR logo? It is not a Pixar production, only Disney. I guess the folks at Pixar wanted nothing to do with that load, but couldn't stop Disney from doing it on their own.
 
2013-08-01 10:44:32 AM  

Double-oh Steven: Did anyone else notice that Planes doesn't have the PIXAR logo? It is not a Pixar production, only Disney. I guess the folks at Pixar wanted nothing to do with that load, but couldn't stop Disney from doing it on their own.


Huh I didn't notice that. Maybe that explains why the animation is so shoddy. It just looks like shiat. If I saw that one and then Cars, I would've assumed it was made a few years prior to Cars.
 
2013-08-01 10:53:24 AM  
Wasn't Planes initially supposed to be Direct to Video, but someone decided to do a full theatrical release?
 
2013-08-01 11:02:50 AM  

Tom_Slick: remembering what it was like to have cheap knock-off transformers as a kid.


Hey! The Go-Bots were cool!
 
2013-08-01 11:10:32 AM  

Mouthwatering_Monkeys: Wasn't Planes initially supposed to be Direct to Video, but someone decided to do a full theatrical release?


Yep. It reviewed well in the early screenings and that was enough to convince them.
 
2013-08-01 11:10:50 AM  
Relevant to our interests?

/A random facebook link that might not work
 
2013-08-01 11:11:28 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Tom_Slick: remembering what it was like to have cheap knock-off transformers as a kid.

Hey! The Go-Bots were cool!


I never had the real megatron toy, just some generic POS, but I'm not bitter. Now if you'll excuse me I gotta go to therapy
 
2013-08-01 11:15:53 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Tom_Slick: remembering what it was like to have cheap knock-off transformers as a kid.

Hey! The Go-Bots were cool!


Also, they came first.
 
2013-08-01 11:18:03 AM  

asquian: Also, they came first.


Look, they tried thinking about baseball, but...well...it happens to every guy once in a while.
 
2013-08-01 11:26:39 AM  
So it's cars with wings, then? I am so fast-forwarding through the commercials during "Tiny Toon Adventures" and "Animaniacs" so my 3 year old doesn't see adverts for it. He was crazy for Cars for about six months, but mercifully he's back to baseball fandom.

/he wants to be a catcher
//so cute!
 
2013-08-01 11:28:21 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Was it just me, or did the animation for Planes look like a huge step down? The commercials almost looked like a knockoff of some better movie.


I thought it was the typical Dreamworks-chasing-Pixar's-tail crap.

Similar "hilarious" one-joke premise as Turbo, too.

HE'S A SNAIL WHO WANTS TO GO FAST, BUT HE'S A SNAIL! GET IT?

HE'S A PLANE WHO IS AFRAID OF HEIGHTS, BUT HE'S A PLANE!  GET IT?
 
2013-08-01 11:34:11 AM  

Mouthwatering_Monkeys: Wasn't Planes initially supposed to be Direct to Video, but someone decided to do a full theatrical release?


John Lasseter was put in charge of animation at Disney after they bought Pixar.  That was part of the deal.  So he has full control over what gets released.  He is the executive producer of Planes.
 
2013-08-01 11:34:16 AM  
Larry's got a show called "Bounty Hunters" on CMT. I REALLY tried to watch it (because I usually watch "Cops reloaded" and "Fat Cops" if I'm drunk) but it was sooo terrible I couldn't sit through 5 minutes of it.

as for the article: They need to stop making this crap. Kids are smart and will eventually catch on to Hollywood's little tricks. Eventually.
 
2013-08-01 11:47:37 AM  

mafiageek1980: Larry's got a show called "Bounty Hunters" on CMT. I REALLY tried to watch it (because I usually watch "Cops reloaded" and "Fat Cops" if I'm drunk) but it was sooo terrible I couldn't sit through 5 minutes of it.

as for the article: They need to stop making this crap. Kids are smart and will eventually catch on to Hollywood's little tricks. Eventually.


Newsflash, genius. As those kids grow older, a shiny NEW batch of tykes grow into the age bracket (let's call it "kids") who will eat these films up.

Besides, why do you give a shiat what makes them happy? It's throwaway entertainment aimed at little kids.
 
2013-08-01 11:51:05 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Tom_Slick: remembering what it was like to have cheap knock-off transformers as a kid.

Hey! The Go-Bots were cool!


No they were not... My Optimus Prime and Starscream were the coolest transformers ever!
 
2013-08-01 12:02:32 PM  
So how do these cars and planes manufacture gasoline, oil, rubber tires, head gaskets? Wouldn't they need fingers to operate all the complicated drill, pumping and refineing machinery needed? Are the mechanical engines inside the refineries and factories also alive?  And how do they operate the gas pumps to refuel?

/got nuthin
 
2013-08-01 12:14:53 PM  

It better have this guy in it

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2013-08-01 12:19:37 PM  
Planes was made by DisneyToons Studios, which hasn't made anything other than direct-to-video since 2005.  I'm torn on whether to take my 2-year-old son to see this.  He LOVES airplanes, but I don't know if I'd want his first theatre experience to be something a step above direct-to-video, unlike a Pixar movie.  This movie keeps advertising itself as "From the world above 'Cars'", but that's a little misleading?  Just doesn't seem to be the same quality and talent, but then again, Cars 2.
 
2013-08-01 12:43:03 PM  
Planes is going to be my two year old boy's first theatre experience. He loves anything with wheels or wings. These movies are aimed at kids, don't expect a masterpiece. I wish they hadn't switched from Jon Cryer to that douchebag Dane Cook as Dusty though.
 
2013-08-01 12:44:15 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: So how do these cars and planes manufacture gasoline, oil, rubber tires, head gaskets? Wouldn't they need fingers to operate all the complicated drill, pumping and refineing machinery needed? Are the mechanical engines inside the refineries and factories also alive?  And how do they operate the gas pumps to refuel?

/got nuthin


Just repeat to yourself "It's just a film, I should really just relax."

My 5 year old son is showing very little interest in Planes.  Then again, he had his first theatre experience last month with Monster U.  The 20 minutes of previews before the film killed any desire he has to go to another movie.
 
2013-08-01 12:52:55 PM  
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2013-08-01 12:53:43 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: Besides, why do you give a shiat what makes them happy? It's throwaway entertainment aimed at little kids.


When it comes to a theatrical release? If I'm going to drop fifty bucks on an activity, I'm going to make it something that can both entertain a kid and not bore the shiat out of me. If it's a movie that won't result in months of pestering about purchasing tie-in products, even better.

There's tons of stuff I can do for the same investment of time and money that would be fun for my daughter without being an extended toy commercial or something that makes me want to slit my wrists.
 
2013-08-01 12:58:04 PM  
Wake me when it's on it third year run on broadway.
 
2013-08-01 01:20:24 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: PizzaJedi81: Tom_Slick: remembering what it was like to have cheap knock-off transformers as a kid.

Hey! The Go-Bots were cool!

No they were not... My Optimus Prime and Starscream were the coolest transformers ever!


Soundwave Superior
 
2013-08-01 01:33:44 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: mafiageek1980: Larry's got a show called "Bounty Hunters" on CMT. I REALLY tried to watch it (because I usually watch "Cops reloaded" and "Fat Cops" if I'm drunk) but it was sooo terrible I couldn't sit through 5 minutes of it.

as for the article: They need to stop making this crap. Kids are smart and will eventually catch on to Hollywood's little tricks. Eventually.

Newsflash, genius. As those kids grow older, a shiny NEW batch of tykes grow into the age bracket (let's call it "kids") who will eat these films up.

Besides, why do you give a shiat what makes them happy? It's throwaway entertainment aimed at little kids.


some will, but why assume all kids are dumb anyway?
 
2013-08-01 02:01:16 PM  

LucklessWonder: Representative of the unwashed masses: PizzaJedi81: Tom_Slick: remembering what it was like to have cheap knock-off transformers as a kid.

Hey! The Go-Bots were cool!

No they were not... My Optimus Prime and Starscream were the coolest transformers ever!

Soundwave Superior


My Soundwave sitting on my bookshelf agrees.

Starscream gen 1 was a cool plane that turned into a crappy looking robot.
 
2013-08-01 02:06:33 PM  
Tex Avery did it..
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2013-08-01 03:04:14 PM  

frepnog: LucklessWonder: Representative of the unwashed masses: PizzaJedi81: Tom_Slick: remembering what it was like to have cheap knock-off transformers as a kid.

Hey! The Go-Bots were cool!

No they were not... My Optimus Prime and Starscream were the coolest transformers ever!

Soundwave Superior

My Soundwave sitting on my bookshelf agrees.

Starscream gen 1 was a cool plane that turned into a crappy looking robot.


That was Gen 1 in a nutshell. Badmouth Go-Bots all you like, but at least you could transform them easily. Megatron was like a goddamn Rubik's Cube. Some of those toys I transformed and left that way for days because transforming them back was a pain in the ass. And let's not get into the ones that transformed three times.

Macross planes were superior... there, I said it.
 
2013-08-01 03:13:47 PM  

EponymousCowHerd: Mouthwatering_Monkeys: Wasn't Planes initially supposed to be Direct to Video, but someone decided to do a full theatrical release?

John Lasseter was put in charge of animation at Disney after they bought Pixar.  That was part of the deal.  So he has full control over what gets released.  He is the executive producer of Planes.


Yes -- the Cars movies were John Lasseter's babies and Planes couldn't get released without his approval. I guess the guy just really, really likes the Cars universe. But it's not Pixar, it's DisneyToons -- hence the "Disney's" over the "Planes" on the poster. I don't have incredibly high standards when it comes to kids' movies but I don't know if we'll be seeing this one -- we've seen a LOT of animated movies already this summer.
 
2013-08-01 03:15:03 PM  

quiotu: Macross planes were superior... there, I said it.


jetfire was a macross plane, and yes, back in the 80's they were much better.  looked cool as robots and as vehicles.

i mean come on, look at this

tfwiki.net

wtf is that supposed to be???
 
2013-08-01 03:18:36 PM  

frepnog: quiotu: Macross planes were superior... there, I said it.

jetfire was a macross plane, and yes, back in the 80's they were much better.  looked cool as robots and as vehicles.

i mean come on, look at this

[tfwiki.net image 300x277]

wtf is that supposed to be???


Ratchet?
 
2013-08-01 03:27:30 PM  

PizzaJedi81: frepnog: quiotu: Macross planes were superior... there, I said it.

jetfire was a macross plane, and yes, back in the 80's they were much better.  looked cool as robots and as vehicles.

i mean come on, look at this

[tfwiki.net image 300x277]

wtf is that supposed to be???

Ratchet?


well, ironhide, but ratchet was a palette swap of the same crappy toy.
 
2013-08-01 03:30:25 PM  
As the parent of two boys under age 5, Maters Tall tales (on Netflix Streaming) is far superior to any of the things in the headline.  Cars 1 was good, Cars 2 a steaming pile of Elephant Dung, and Planes looks meh.  If you have boys in the 2-6 range checkout Mater's Tall tales.  Neither kid likes Cars 2!

For good Monster Truck stuff checkout the speed channel in the afternoons- the show is "Monster Jam".

/If you don't have kids checkout that new Kevin Spacey show on Netflix Streaming or catch up on Mad Men or Breaking Bad.
//Or Headhunters- the foreign movie.
 
2013-08-01 03:31:52 PM  

kenoshaillini: Maters Tall tales (on Netflix Streaming) is far superior to any of the things in the headline.


yep.  Heavy Metal mater is awesome.
 
2013-08-01 03:33:05 PM  

quiotu: Megatron was like a goddamn Rubik's Cube


Yeah but Megatron looked like a real gun. They can't even sell that legally anymore.
 
2013-08-01 03:39:44 PM  

Mugato: quiotu: Megatron was like a goddamn Rubik's Cube

Yeah but Megatron looked like a real gun. They can't even sell that legally anymore.


yes they can and do.

http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-TAK-MP05-C-Masterpiece-Megatron-M p- 05/dp/B000LC3I4M

plus - it looks FAR better than the original toy ever did.
 
2013-08-01 03:43:42 PM  

frepnog: Mugato: quiotu: Megatron was like a goddamn Rubik's Cube

Yeah but Megatron looked like a real gun. They can't even sell that legally anymore.

yes they can and do.

http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-TAK-MP05-C-Masterpiece-Megatron-M p- 05/dp/B000LC3I4M

plus - it looks FAR better than the original toy ever did.



Well in the US by federal law you can't sell a toy gun without an orange tip on the barrell.
 
2013-08-01 03:52:26 PM  

Cagey B: Disgruntled Goat: Besides, why do you give a shiat what makes them happy? It's throwaway entertainment aimed at little kids.

When it comes to a theatrical release? If I'm going to drop fifty bucks on an activity, I'm going to make it something that can both entertain a kid and not bore the shiat out of me. If it's a movie that won't result in months of pestering about purchasing tie-in products, even better.

There's tons of stuff I can do for the same investment of time and money that would be fun for my daughter without being an extended toy commercial or something that makes me want to slit my wrists.


So your kids, who are KIDS, aren't allowed to see anything you personally don't enjoy.

I pity your kids.
 
2013-08-01 03:52:48 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: So how do these cars and planes manufacture gasoline, oil, rubber tires, head gaskets? Wouldn't they need fingers to operate all the complicated drill, pumping and refineing machinery needed? Are the mechanical engines inside the refineries and factories also alive?  And how do they operate the gas pumps to refuel?


The films are set in a world where sentient vehicles have overthrown and replaced their human masters. They keep humans chained up in factories as slaves. Think about it - remember that scene in Cars 2 where there are fishing boats? Why? Cars don't eat seafood - but their human slaves require enough meager sustenance that they can continue to toil for their automotive overlords.
 
2013-08-01 04:12:33 PM  

Double-oh Steven: Did anyone else notice that Planes doesn't have the PIXAR logo? It is not a Pixar production, only Disney. I guess the folks at Pixar wanted nothing to do with that load, but couldn't stop Disney from doing it on their own.


Nope.  Pixar is under (or at least distributed by) Disney Entertainment, which also controls Disney traditional animation and Disney CGI.
 
2013-08-01 04:15:22 PM  

Mugato: frepnog: Mugato: quiotu: Megatron was like a goddamn Rubik's Cube

Yeah but Megatron looked like a real gun. They can't even sell that legally anymore.

yes they can and do.

http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-TAK-MP05-C-Masterpiece-Megatron-M p- 05/dp/B000LC3I4M

plus - it looks FAR better than the original toy ever did.


Well in the US by federal law you can't sell a toy gun without an orange tip on the barrell.



The right to bear Transformers shall NOT be infringed!
 
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