Have Your Say: What is absolutely, positively, the WORST possible idea for an animated film?

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Have Your Say: What is absolutely, positively, the WORST possible idea for an animated film?
Out of curiosity I checked what the highest-rated animated film on IMDB was, and whether or not it was a Studio Ghibli film. Automatically the page also showed the lowest-rated animated film. To my surprise, it also turned out to be the lowest-rated film PERIOD.

And it was an Italian animated film about the Titanic disaster. Complete with talking animals, songs, the works... Even more surprisingly it isn't alone: there are OTHER animated Titanic films. One of them even denies anyone died, as a giant octopus held the ship together until everyone managed to escape, captain and music band included (the octopus even got its own sequel). All of the animated Titanic films have ratings lower than 2 on a scale of 10.

Maybe an animated Titanic kiddie movie already answers the question above. Or the sequel to it. Or the rip-off of it.
But I challenge the ScreenAnarchy readership to do better. Other disasters and tragedies come to mind (like a certain date in 2001). Yet even those surely can be surpassed?

What is absolutely, positively, the WORST possible idea for an animated film? Can we beat "Titanic: La Leggenda Continua..." in this regard?

Ehm... I mean: HAVE YOUR SAY!
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LisaMarch 21, 2012 10:56 AM


Kurt HalfyardMarch 21, 2012 10:59 AM

Gerry, complete with talking animal side-kicks.

Ard VijnMarch 21, 2012 11:02 AM

I was going to mention some famous massacre but then I remembered that Ari Folman's "Waltz with Bashir" was actually one of the best films that year.

Damn, this is more difficult than I thought...

Kurt HalfyardMarch 21, 2012 11:02 AM

Alternatively, Empire, the 485 minute static shot of the Empire State Building film from Andy Warhol. Animated film of equal length, (rotoscoped?) with musical numbers that get at the emotional state of the building as it goes from night to morning. Robin Williams as the voice of the building.

SwarezMarch 21, 2012 11:09 AM

Serbian Film: The Animated Musical.

DavidMarch 21, 2012 11:11 AM

The Seventh Seal? Or anything by Bergman for that matter.

TJMarch 21, 2012 11:11 AM

Uwe Boll was thinking of doing an animated version of his Auschwitz movie

TJMarch 21, 2012 11:12 AM

......and what WAS the best rated animated film?

Ard VijnMarch 21, 2012 11:24 AM

I cannot write that without spitting, but did provide a link. Just click that sentence in the article.

Interestingly, the second-highest rated Studio Ghibli is "Grave of the Fireflies", another truly excellent animation based on possibly disastrous subject matter.

SaltonerMarch 21, 2012 11:55 AM

Anything of modern Disney.

DickMarch 21, 2012 12:48 PM

My Little Pol Pot

godsaremonstersMarch 21, 2012 1:59 PM

A world inhabited by autonomous cars that seems like a cheap grab at the pockets of the mouth breathing, NASCAR watching, bottom feeders of American society.

anthony.lanlgoisMarch 21, 2012 4:57 PM

The Auschwitz Adventure

Joe YoungMarch 21, 2012 6:27 PM

Well...I suppose terrorist organisation Hamas could do something about 9/11, the holocaust, Israel, etc that probably wouldn´t get any high rating on IMDB....look at their childrens show...


GaryMLMarch 21, 2012 7:53 PM

Roots: The Animation.

joefoolioMarch 22, 2012 2:45 AM

Corronation Street the animated musical

Wettam LawskiMarch 22, 2012 3:13 AM

The Aristocrats!

CHUDMarch 22, 2012 11:18 AM

Coming this Fall, from the makers of Pocahontas, with all new original songs by Elton John and Celine Dion: Disney's The Trail of Tears. The journey begins this Thanksgiving.

BrettMarch 23, 2012 12:42 PM

We could you Chinese animators to make an animated film about the US railway system!

jfmlMarch 26, 2012 3:47 PM

Just for the record what was/is on top 1 when you click on the link?
For me it says:

1. Spirited Away (that IS a Ghibli movie. Not the best maybe, but probably in my top 5 Ghibli movies)
2. Toy Story 3 (this is imdb what do you expect?)
3. Wall-E
4. Grave of Fireflies
5. Mononoke (now that one …)

Did this change since the article was written? Are these country based?

jfmlMarch 26, 2012 3:57 PM

Then again, maybe you just don't like Spirited Away for some reason. I think it was certainly better than anything Ghibli did since. With Moving Castle as an exception. But Arietty/Ponyo/Earthsea/Cat Returns …

Ard VijnMarch 28, 2012 5:27 AM

No, I love Spirited Away!
It showed "Toy Story 3" in the lead when I looked. And I don't hate that one either, to be honest. I liked it a lot but it shouldn't be anywhere near this list.

https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawl2NfwyQSdRLMwdWf9EcrI3AScYAPE9OP4May 20, 2012 3:29 AM

Wall-E... you steal ideas from E.T., Short Circuit, and the class Idiocracy and have a much higher rating because most people are retarded... Lame.

Oh, and the Harold & Kumar t.v. show will probably be horrible. I know the actors are getting old as hell, and the joke is played out, but they need work I guess. Their films(original especially)killed it and there's no need for more crap.