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MCCJ

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Arthur's Missing Pal
« on: September 30, 2012, 07:15:08 pm »
What is everyone's opinion on this movie? In my opinion the storyline was alright, but the CGI animation absolutely tanked the entire movie in general. It should of been made with the original 2D animation. The animation made it very hard for me to actually watch the movie, but some how I survived and endured the entire thing. What does everyone else think?

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Re: Arthur's Missing Pal
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 10:03:21 pm »
It's hard for me to comment as I saw this special the day it aired, and never saw it since.

But as for animation, you are right, it was horrendous. Yet I somehow found it refreshing to see our favorite characters in a new way. I still, to this day, question my own judgement on that, but I guess I have to trust myself and say that it's true.  :P

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 01:32:57 pm »
It's hard for me to comment as I saw this special the day it aired, and never saw it since.

But as for animation, you are right, it was horrendous. Yet I somehow found it refreshing to see our favorite characters in a new way. I still, to this day, question my own judgement on that, but I guess I have to trust myself and say that it's true.  :P

It took me time to watch it, but somehow I did.

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 02:39:29 pm »
It's funny, for some reason that day just sticks out to me so much. Probably because I was so hyped up to see it (thinking it was going to be so great). I can still remember rushing home from my barbers and getting stuck in traffic trying to get home to watch it.  :P

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 11:50:47 pm »
In this special, Prunella was voiced by Wendee Lee, who also supplied voices for English dubbed Japanese anime such as Digimon: Digital Monsters.

And in the special: Bruce "Binky Barnes" Dinsmore and Daniel "Buster Baxter" Brochu were credited under different faux names.

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 04:18:18 pm »
You sure about that? I just assumed they were different people who had a close voice.

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 07:43:59 am »
The movie was terrible.

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 03:17:26 pm »
This CGI direct to video feature was done without Cinar partnership so it didn't have any of the creative staff that made the series nor could it use the designs because they were owned by Cinar. It  didn't have  the creative work of Greg Bailey or designers or even many of the voice actors. So that's why the look of the characters and environments and the tone is quite different from everything from the series. You have to remember that the director and designers on the series created the look of the show. When the series started  there were only 6 Arthur books in existance on which to base the animated characters. Marc Brown was involved on the CGI version of the show as well as WGBH.

Marc also tried going it alone on a feature at Warner Brothers sometime after the direct to video feature. But after a couple of years of developement in LA, WB pulled the plug on it.