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Postby queen_of_painting » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:21 pm

I'm not a big fan of Dreamworks, BUT I have praise for Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon, among some of their other films. I watch every one of their movies with an open mind, hoping to find a new classic to add to my list of favorite animated films. I own a handful of their movies in my animation collection; some are great (Shrek), and some are okay (Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas). I'm just not satisfied every time. It's not like I blindly loathe them, just like I don't blindly love everything Disney or Pixar--both of which I'm HUGE fans of--come up with (examples: Cars and Chicken Little). You could call it bias that I expect more from Pixar than from Dreamworks, but I call it an opinion based off what I've seen from both studios. So nanana boo boo!

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This is how I feel, too. I'm always looking for quality animated films. no matter what studio they come from. =)
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Postby lizardgirl » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:28 pm

thedriveintheatre wrote:Wow, I never thought of 'reverse Pixar discrimination'! :shock: I know you feel some sense of personal guilt or confusion when you say you didn't like a DW film, but have any of your friends actually used the 'Pixar fangirl' card against you? I'm just curious, cos' my friends don't take sides, so if I ranted on a DW film, they usually agree, and not tease that I said it because I'm a Pixar geek. Come to think of it, I don't know whether they think I am one in the first place. :lol:


Um, not really...To be honest, they generally agree with me when it comes to films, both Pixar and Dreamworks, so when we all went to see Ratatouille at the cinema, for example, and we all found ourselves a bit disappointed and not enjoying it as much as some of Pixar's other films, we're all honest with each other and say that- even though they know that I have a penchant for Pixar's works. The same applies with Dreamworks films really, we're just honest about it.

How boring. :lol:
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Postby LakethePondling » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:49 am

I have seen a few dreamworks films, namely Kung Fu Panda and Prince of Egypt...as well as other films by otehr animation studios...and PIXAR!
my opinion. Each to their own...
DW films...can be fun, but...they need work in teh clean humor department
Blue Sky Animation, the three Ice Age films...needs work in the same area
Disney Animation however...made...BOLT!!!! my favorite movie of all time!...and Meet the Robinsons, which stank.
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Postby Evangeline » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:42 pm

This is Pixar Planet :) I'm sorry, but I can't stand Dreamworks. Their movies are just ... horrible. Now, I'll admit, I liked around three: (HTTYD, and their hand drawn ones). I don't get why everyone loves Kung Fu Panda. And I'll never forgive them for the whole ABL/Antz thing. I know it was JK, not the whole company, that stole. But I can't stand him. Whenever I see a Dreamworks movie, I feel weird paying. Now that I'm a Pixar fangirl, I feel like it's aiding the enemy, and walking behind enemy lines :)

If there's one good thing to say about Dreamworks, it's that they give Pixar competition. They give Pixar a reason to keep making amazing movies.

I asked my little cousins whether they liked Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (which isn't Dreamworks, but for me it's still below Pixar level) or TS3 better, and they said CWACOM. Sad :cry:
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Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:26 pm

Kung Fu Panda is my favorite DW film. I also like PoE and HtTyd.
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Re: Too much bias against Dreamworks

Postby Pixarfan91 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:38 am

I like Dreamworks. Not as much as Pixar but I like them. I like Shrek 1 and 2, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon. But they also have movies like Shark Tale :( . To most critics Dreamworks was better this year. Pixar just had more of an impact on my childhood the Dreamworks did do I don't like them as much.
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Re: Too much bias against Dreamworks

Postby Ballboi » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:11 am

To me, I just think DW's copies alot of things from Pixar and/or Disney. No wonder why most of DW's films sound similar to Pixar or Disney. I hope DW's makes more films like HTTYD that didn't rely on pop-culture jokes and toilet humor. The only film that I can think of that had those types of humor was Shrek 2. I wonder who DW's will partner up with after the deal with Paramont expires next year. My best bet is Warner Bros but they're with Animal Logic.
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Re: Too much bias against Dreamworks

Postby Amy43 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:13 am

Whenever I watch an animated movie, I don't think about whether it's Pixar, DW, or whatever. I just judge each movie individually.
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Re: Too much bias against Dreamworks

Postby Ballboi » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:19 am

Well, I think Dreamwork's has been getting better ever since HTTYD even though they've been releasing alot of sequels since Madagascar 2. I'm glad that they're going for alot of original projects after Madagascar 3.
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Re: Too much bias against Dreamworks

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:02 am

I love to group movies by their company. But that doesn't affect my enjoyment of them. And I agree, DW is much better since HtTYD. I would say since Kung Fu Panda, but that would be saying Monsters vs. Aliens was a good movie. Yuck. :P
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Re: Too much bias against Dreamworks

Postby Ballboi » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:19 am

Well, I hope Dreamworks can make films like HTTYD in the future which has good story telling and didn't rely on pop-culture jokes.
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Re: Too much bias against Dreamworks

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:20 am

Yes, that would be best.
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Re: Too much bias against Dreamworks

Postby The Star Swordsman » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:34 am

Ballboi wrote:Well, I hope Dreamworks can make films like HTTYD in the future which has good story telling and didn't rely on pop-culture jokes.

I don't mind the pop culture jokes. They can keep them, as long as their main priority is to give a good story.
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Re: Too much bias against Dreamworks

Postby Ballboi » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:26 am

Well, they can keep the jokes if they want to but just don't over do them like in Shrek 2. I don't mind hearing them a couple times but when they keep doing it alot in their films is when it starts to irritate me.
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Re: Too much bias against Dreamworks

Postby Badger » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:15 am

I used to prefer Pixar over Dreamworks simply because they thought about the heart and not about the money. But after Dreamworks made How To Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda 2, I kind of switched over.

Hate me all you want, I don't care. Movies should be judged on how well they're made, not on the people who made them. And I can never, ever hate an animated movie simply because what with me being an aspiring animator, I know how hard it is to make. Realize that, people.

I came on this forum to appreciate the joy that animated movies brought us, not to hate on them!
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