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pinocchio Richard Corliss has compiled a list for Time Magazine of the “25 All-Time Best Animated Features”. Prepare to be appalled:

1. Pinocchio (1940)
2. WALL-E (2008)
3. The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979)
4. Dumbo (1941)
5. Spirited Away (2001)
6. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
7. Up (2009)
8. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
9. Finding Nemo (2003)
10. The Little Mermaid (1989)
11. Toy Story 3 (2010)
12. Toy Story (1995)
13. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
14. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
15. Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
16. Happy Feet (2006)
17. Akira (1988)
18. The Lion King (1994)
19. Tangled (2010)
20. Paprika (2007)
21. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
22. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
23. Yellow Submarine (1968)
24. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
25. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

I don't know about you but I'm a little underwhelmed at this list. Actually, I'm completely pissed-off. I mean, The Bugs Bunny/Road runner movie at #3? Really? Shoot me! And I loved Wall-E but it is NOT the second best all-time animated feature.

And Tangled? Dr. Seuss? Paprika? South Park?

Oh. My. Cthuhlu!

I'm really surprised that a movie reviewer who is in his mid-60s could devise a list so heavily weighted in contemporary animation. No Bambi? No Fantasia?


That being said, Beloved Girlfriend and I decided to crack open our copy of Pinocchio this weekend just to see how it compares as #1.  As remembered, it is way awesome in the animation department, and Jiminy is an amazing douche-baggy horn-dog, but the music is simply geriatric. It's about time someone with real musical skills overdubbed the soundtrack with something a little more "Beauty and the Beast-y". That's a challenge, BTW.

I know this sounds like heresy to you cartoon purists out there but keep in mind the movie is already dubbed into many languages, and the Russian version of Jiminy Cricket is totally butch. Letting Neil Patrick Harris voice something written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone might be fun.

BTW, I stole borrowed this information from Cartoon Brew, a site I frequent regularly. If you're as animation bananas as I am you'll enjoy it, too.


Two things to piss you off... hopefully:

First: The governmental reluctance to decriminalize drugs isn't due to its clinging to conservative values, it's because the private prison system that has resulted over the past thirty years is monstrously profitable. America leads the world in incarcerations, and now you know why.

Second: We invaded Iraq not because Saddam Hussein was any sort of military threat to America, but because he was an economic threat. In 2000 he began planning to sell his massive oil reserves using Euros, which would have dented the Dollar-based investor class in this country. A trillion-dollar war ensured and millions died.

Now we're in Libya because Khaddafy planned to begin selling his oil for gold Dinars.

Everything is about oil.

For these two reason alone we need to begin investing more money into alternative fuels. Solar, wind and geothermal.



john boehner"We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner, February 10, 2011.

The following is #45 in a list of accomplishments by the GOP since they gained control of the House in 2011. None have yet to result in one, single new job.

(45) 6-27-2011: The Republican Congress voted to raise the debt ceiling EIGHTEEN times for President Bush. Now they're holding their breaths and pitching fits and perfectly willing to cause world economic collapse just because that darned old spendthrift Obama wants to eliminate their corporate jet depreciation tax credit. Oy vey.

For the entire list of GOP futility, click here.


Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? While trying to prove that Fox News doesn't lie, Fox's Chris Wallace lies.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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