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||[Jun. 23rd, 2017|05:52 pm]
|||||Never Give Up Hope (Reprise) - Animaniacs||]|
aaa, Wakko's Wish is so good. I love it.
What always kills me though, is how everyone randomly swaps outfits a couple lines into the "Hungarian Rhapsody" song. XD They start off in pajamas and then there's a shot change, and then they cut back and everyone's fully dressed, I love it. And how everyone's in little groups, I love that.. well most everyone, I guess Minerva's by herself, for example. But you know what I mean. I just think it's a nice contrast, how everyone's working in little groups and then Salazar's off by himself.
Also Buttons' face when Runt calls Rita a dog. XD He just looks at her like "??? wtf? you're obviously a cat??", she kind of shrugs, and then he looks away like "meh it's none of my business". pfff. Mindy giving Buttons the pie near the beginning of their scene always gets me, too, it's so cute. (Also I like seeing Buttons 'win' for once :P)
also I've prolly said this before, but I love all the cameos. Especially how Flaxseed (from "The Big Candy Store") is there :B I like him, haha. And as someone who never liked her, I get a kinda vindictive pleasure out of Miss Flamiel being one of the only recurring chars that DOESN'T show up in the film >3 well, there are some others missing too.. Slappy's rogues gallery, Mr. Skullhead, The Flame.. I think those are all of them? (There's Billie and Snowball too, but they were more PaTB chars than Animaniacs chars. Well, Billie debuted in A!, but you know what I mean. Dunno what they'd do in it, anyway.) I think everyone else gets a cameo at the least (like, Katie Kaboom and her parents show up for 2 seconds in "The Wishing Star", the little blue bird flies by Slappy's house right at the very end, etc). The Flame prolly wouldn't have fit in (also, I don't like him/his eps anyway, so no complaints here :p), Walter and co I imagine they couldn't figure out what to do with them (I'm surprised they didn't toss 'em in a background shot or something, though), and as for Mr. Skullhead, he's kinda personality-less? Which works just fine for the "Good Idea, Bad Idea" bits (don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking them, they're one of my favourite things from A!) but I can't really imagine him showing up in this. (Plus he's kinda superfluous when they have the Mime, and I'd imagine they went w/ the Mime since a) he's in the theme song and b) he was created for A!, right? IIRC Mr. Skullhead was imported in from TTA) And.. idk where I was going with this, sorry, I kinda went off on a tangent.
I love how Brain clings onto Pinky in the scene where they're falling. :3 He specifically clings onto him first, if you notice. SO CUTE.
also Wakko's expression in the "death scene" fucking kills me every time. He looks so miserable :( Yakko crying kills me too, but Wakko's face is just, just really 'dead on', if that makes sense.. dunno how to word it.
I really dig how in the group shot at the end, when they're singing "Never Give Up Hope (Reprise)", everyone's standing in the same position as they do in the theme song (in the "We're animaney, totally insaney" bit). Well, everyone that's in that part of the theme, anyway (the movie scene has a couple of extras there too). Plus there's a couple of other differences (the Warner sibs' are standing in reverse order to how they're standing in the theme song, Chicken Boo's missing for some reason, and Newt's standing on his hind legs - he's on all fours in the theme song. Still, it's nice that they included him, since he otherwise doesn't do anything in the film XD), but you know. I love that kind of stuff. This film has so many callbacks in general, it's really nice...
(also - A+ to the animators for remembering to draw the Mime's mouth closed throughout all the songs. Well, except for that one shot in "The Wishing Star" ["He looked up in the sky.." etc], but that's so quick you can excuse it. They tended to screw that up in the show itself - he's drawn 'singing' with the others in the theme song - so it's nice to see they made sure not to do that here. :B It's not just A!, I remember at least one scene in TTA that had the same problem - Calamity was shown singing along with the others at one point in the Xmas ep, even tho he's usually mute. But I'm rambling...)
(Also posted on Dreamwidth over here.)