Mr. Coat: The Animated Features of Europe
Mr. Coat ventures past the usual animated works to look at some selected European titles for a change, ranging from France to Denmark.
Title Card Drawn by: Iain Robbins
Name: Zita Pál
Date And Time: 2013-03-13 15:55:03Comment:
I'm hungarian, and I saw the Hugo, the hippopotamus, and I didn' like it. The princess and the goblin I have never seen, but I think I won't watch it. However there are a lot of good cartoon wich was made in Hungary: Macskafogó (I think it's maybe cat city in english), Sárkány és papucs (a litle bit weird but it's funny), etc. Also there are cartoon series too: Pompon, Mézga family (in hungarian Mézga család and it has totally 39 episodes and 3 seasons), Vízipók csodapók, Frakk etc.
It's a very good list about European movies, but it would have been a little bit better, if you had put the Asterix and Obelix films. They are very good too.
Date And Time: 2013-03-05 19:45:08Comment:
I have only seen watership down and the plague dogs out of all of them. I plan on watching Felidae when I'm older. (I can't handle the subject of murder due to a traumatic past) I think when I start film making after collage, people might think I'm not from the U.S.A. Due to my style of drawing and having dark subjects like the plague dogs. Actually, one of my ideas for an animated film has a group of animals ( a raccoon, 2 dogs, a skunk, a badger, and a hummingbird) struggling to survive a 4 year war.
Date And Time: 2013-01-03 21:57:11Comment:
i hate the US DVD cover for "A fish tale"
Date And Time: 2012-09-18 16:18:22Comment:
try watching jungledyret hugo or jungle jack know in english?
Date And Time: 2012-09-07 14:28:30Comment:
try watching Aaron magic villages
Date And Time: 2012-08-25 17:04:56Comment:
thanks mr coat its good to see you recommed help im a fish im actaully danish and i think you should try watching war of the birds
Date And Time: 2012-08-22 03:35:48Comment:
Hey, Im from Denmark, and thank you recommending Help im a fish. If you ever wanna see some other danish animated movies, i would recommend: The Secret Weapon, War of the Birds, Jungle Jack or Samson and Sally.
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-08-16 18:04:49Comment:
Alright, I have now seen A Monster in Paris in English. Thank you distributors for giving us both versions in DVD form. I agree, Monster in Paris is brilliant.
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-07-29 15:51:23Comment:
Okay, from what I just discovered, it looks like Monster in Paris is getting an English DVD release. Well, um, don't know if its big fanbase inspired this, but thanks distributors. I've pre-ordered it and once I get it, I'll watch it.
Date And Time: 2012-07-24 17:51:26Comment:
Help! I'm a Fish! remised me of the canadian french of TVA Films: "Gloup! Je suis un Poisson!" I'm quebecker this time of year.
Date And Time: 2012-07-23 05:06:26Comment:
I for one LOVE Help! I'm a Fish! I mean, it's not every day you see ALAN RICKMAN as a fish is it? Plague Dogs, I haven't seen it but it still frightens the crap out of me! The whole dog testing thing? That's horrible!
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 14:02:32Comment:
i remembered the BFG was make england and a called Valiant
Date And Time: 2012-07-20 15:45:01Comment:
I've actually reviewed A Fish Tale and I love it. Unfortunately the DVD case I got is the ugly as sin North American copy but it's still a fantastic movie regardless
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-07-19 22:27:20Comment:
Okay, you people do know he's talked about Secret of Kells, right? He called it average.
Date And Time: 2012-07-19 21:28:15Comment:
I highly recommend The Secret of Kells. It's an Irish film based on the classic legend.
Date And Time: 2012-07-19 18:05:26Comment:
you know how you made a review on phineas and ferb another good cartoon called GRAVITY FALLS think of phineas and ferb mixed with old sponge bob and some 2005 cartoon network shows
Date And Time: 2012-07-19 16:00:28Comment:
help i'm a fish should totaly be reviewed by other pepole =D (seriously last time i checked on roton tomatoes no one has reviewed it latly (other then felidae, watership down and pleg dogs XD) it need's to be reviewed XD)
Date And Time: 2012-07-19 10:03:51Comment:
Also what about the JungleDyret Hugo series? I haven't seen them yet, but I heard that they're nice films. And I heard that Miramax didn't do a good job with dubbing them into english. Yeah, I know that I pointed out the sequel Hugo the movie star, which is the english name for Jungledyret 2 - den store filmhelt.
Date And Time: 2012-07-19 04:50:58Comment:
Great video. The Plague Dogs is one of my alltime favorite movies.
I love Help!I am a Fish, Felidae & Persepolis.
I would really want to see The King & the Mockingbird.
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 19:12:04Comment:
I forgot to mention the one film Hewy reviewed a long time ago: The BFG. And this one which I discovered recently: Animal Farm. I haven't seen the latter one. But does the films from Sullivan Bluth Studios count as being European animate films?
Date And Time: 2012-07-17 13:52:55Comment:
I heard of Pinocchio in Outer Space, it looks promising enough.
Date And Time: 2012-07-16 10:54:20Comment:
I'd like to recommend the Russian film adaptation of "The Jungle Book" known as "Maugli" in Russia and "The Adventures of Mowgli/Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book" in English speaking countries. It is both superior and more faithful to Kipling's work that the Disney film as well as having some outstanding Canadian voice actors in the English dub such as the always amazing David Kaye as Akela.
Name: Dick Grayson
Date And Time: 2012-07-16 07:13:15Comment:
Having European friends and relatives I would first of all recomend the animated Asterix movies. I know you've seen one of them, but a look back on all of them would be nice. And the animated Tintin movie based on Temple of the Sun.
Oh, and I recomend you check out the Swedish animated director Per Ĺhlin. He's got his own unique style and while the low budget of his movies are shown they are quite Charming. Check out Dunderklumpen if you get the opportunity. It's considered a childrens classic in Sweden.
Date And Time: 2012-07-16 05:18:48Comment:
Re:Neil Dunsmore. Well have you seen it?
Date And Time: 2012-07-16 01:15:09Comment:
Movie-Brat: Yeah, it's an uber cutesy movie, but I don't care. If it's good, it's good.
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 22:43:16Comment:
Great video, but you seem to have forgotten about a little studio called Aardman Animations.
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 22:34:45Comment:
@Mormon- Don't watch his lookback at 2010's animated features... the first title he talks about is Secret of Kells and let me tell you, if you're a die-hard fan of that film, his thoughts will hurt you internally.
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 19:47:21Comment:
You shold check ou The Secret of the Kells. I thought it was an intresting film.
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 19:16:46Comment:
Wait, I know of Willy The Sparrow, I've seen parts of it.
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 17:25:51Comment:
Perfect! There are some €uropean productions worthy of watching, still untranslated. In most cases, fansubbed versions exist, though you can only obtain those by embracing the pirate ways. I would probably recommend the first two Jungledyret Hugo movies; the pirates have it in their bay ;) Danish made those, and, judging by the look, same people worked on them as Help! I'm a Fish!
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 17:14:42Comment:
Well, actually, I just thought of one. Hw about "Willy the Sparrow?"
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 17:08:26Comment:
Recommendations? I couldn't tell. I think you gave some recommendations to me here. :-)
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 16:28:52Comment:
How about films like Freddie as FRO7, The Magic Voyage, The Fearless Four (Die furchtlosen Vier), The Little Fox, and Hugo the Movie Star? BTW, I liked Help, Im A Fish. It has great animation in my opinion.
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 14:16:51Comment:
Recommendations? Well... all the animated Asterix movies, for instance.
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 12:10:46Comment:
@Amy- Too bad the only way to see that in English is to rent it online. Still, Mia and the Migoo is finally get an English DVD release after 3 years, so there may be hope for that one, and that'll be awesome because I really wanna see that movie.
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 11:24:31Comment:
Have you seen Fantastic Planet (La Plančte sauvage)? I recommend that one, I just watched it a few days ago. It's french animation and creeped me more out than Felidae or Watership down. Mostly because it has a very weird animation style.
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 10:17:58Comment:
try A Monster in Paris. Is so cool
Name: Andrew Shepard
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 10:09:03Comment:
Good episode Mr. Coat. I enjoyed Watership Down and The Plague Dogs but prefer the book version. I tried to enjoy "The Triplets of Belleville, but for some reason it didn't turn out to be my cup of tea. I still have yet to see the rest, I wasn't into much foreign animation when I was younger thinking it looked like nightmare fuel, but luckily my tastes have changed. I highly recommend Renne Laloux of France creator of "Fantastic Planet" and "Gandahar".
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 09:51:27Comment:
Great video indeed, though I'm surprise when talking about Help! I'm a Fish, you didn't mention its lackluster North American distribution (Seriously look at its North American Box Art and what they changed the title to) and the impressively dark moment in which Fly almost dies from blood loss.
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 08:45:02Comment:
I love Help! I'm a Fish, it's a childhood favorite of mine and the villain song is just awesome!!! and I also do like Persepolis and Felidae
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 07:44:45Comment:
take a look at Croatian animated film The Elm Chanted Forest
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 05:00:22Comment:
@3 i's on my face Hey it's the bot/troll again.
Date And Time: 2012-07-15 03:30:08Comment:
I think you sohuld check Samson and sally movie. It is one of my favorite cartoon films.
Date And Time: 2012-07-14 23:04:56Comment:
You've talked about many American animated films and TV series, and now many European animated films and a few TV series. You've also talked about a lot of Japanese animated movies. It's about time you gave more Japanese animated TV series their do! You need to watch more anime, Mr. Coat!
Anyway, you reminded me how much I need to see more European cartoons. I've only seen Persepolis and Plague Dogs. Persepolis was amazing, and Plague Dogs was good, though extremely sad and I had to hug my dogs afterward. Now if you excuse me, I gotta catch up on Euro-animation!
Date And Time: 2012-07-14 22:35:21Comment:
If there's one European film I could recommend to you, it would be "Le Roman de Renard" or "The Tale of the Fox", a stop-motion animated film by stop-motion pioneer Ladislas Starevich. It was completed in 1930 but wasn't released in 1937 with a German soundtrack and again in 1941 in French. The animation in the film itself is very impressive even to this day.
Date And Time: 2012-07-14 22:26:28Comment:
Nice video, Mr. Coat. "Watership Down" is one of my favorite movies. I've also seen clips of "Allegro non Troppo", especially the 'Bolero' sequence, and I was blown away!
Date And Time: 2012-07-14 22:18:24Comment:
Fun Fact; When Princess and the Goblin was released, the studio was so desperate for good reviews that they actually had the kids of famous movie critics to review it and since children are the most easily pleased crowd of all when it comes to movies, they loved it like Sarah Medved who gave it "91 stars". ............That's just pathetic.
Date And Time: 2012-07-14 22:12:33Comment:
I still need to see a lot of those like Persepolis, Watership Down, and Belleville. Although the plot is a bit predictable, I recommend Un Montre a Paris/A Monster in Paris from France. It's like Phantom of the Opera but with its own spin on it. It has pretty good CGI animation and cool characters.
Date And Time: 2012-07-14 21:37:23Comment:
12. water shipdown gave me nightmare fuel and scared me to death when I was a kid but loved it. 11. Plague Dogs I cried but liked it. Even though I was hugging onto dear life on my first dog for comfort. 10. Loved it alot when I was kid. I asked mom to record it for me over a thousand times. 9. The Princess and Goblin is my guilty pleasure liking it. Though trying to put it against the lion king just spells fail. 8. I've never seen Hugo the hippo and I probably wouldn't like it when I was a kid. 7. Help I'm a fish seemed interesting, I got to check it out. 6. Again I haven't seen The tripletes of belleville until I was much older but I love it. 5. The Persepolis seemed interesting. 4. Le Roi Et L'Olseau is another I haven't seen, I'll have to take your word on how good it is. 3. Pinocchio in outer space again I have to take your word on it and look it up on youtube. and 2. Felidae the moment I saw that movie online. I have to say two parts of my mind saying two different things, one I was glad that I didn;'t see this as a kid or I could have terrifying nightmares and rooming with my sister for life, and the other half saying this is a truly amazing movie and why didn't I seen this when I was teenager, the plot and story keep your rear nearly falling off the seat, the characters are memorable which I wished one would survive a little longer than getting killed off the bat. But I will have to find the book. 1. Never seen it before, I can't even pronounce or spell the name. Mind if I give you a recommendation that you have forgotten. This film is too from Denmark, but me and my sister enjoyed very much due to the norse mythology. It was directed by one of Disney's animator Jeffrey J. Varab and the artist is lesser known but created the comic series the film came from and that film is called Valhalla, the plot is about Thor, the god of thunder, and Loki, take two Viking children, Tjalvi and Röskva with them across the rainbow bridge to Asgard, the land of the Norse gods where they are put to work as servants. Tjalvi and Röskva meet Quark, and together they revolt against the tyrannical gods. They escape and run away to a forest, where they build a wooden cottage, of their own. Thor captures the children and takes them to the land of the giants. Tjalvi and Röskva then conduct combat in a mythical battle against the gods and the giants. The animation is great, as well it's truly a break from the most awesomeness Marvel's Thor series and see how the other side that is a little bit different. You won't be disappointed.
Date And Time: 2012-07-14 21:27:55Comment:
Now, I still need to see Watership Down, Felidae, The Plague Dogs, The Triplets movie and Persopolis. I have seen Help, I'm a Fish though and I was surprised to see how well the movie worked. Definitely worth watching.
I could call out not seeing the appealing of Pinnochio in Outer Space though that'd be hypocritical of me since Moonraker is a guilty pleasure of mine.
Name: 3 i's on my face
Date And Time: 2012-07-14 20:02:16Comment:
11. I liked it.
10. Never watched it.
9. Loved it!
8. I preferred the original version.
7. Never watched it.
6. Never heard of it.
-3. This was the best.
-9. I liked this one too.
You should have mentioned Alfred Kwak!
Date And Time: 2012-07-14 19:54:38Comment:
I ADORE the book of Watership Down, but the movie could've been way better. It would have been more interesting if they made it longer with more character development. I want to read the plague dogs soon. I agree the princess and the goblin sucks, and OMG I WANT TO SEE BELLEVILLE AND ILLUSIONIST