I'm old enough to remember when Saturday morning meant 6 1/2 straight hours of animation. You kids get offa my lawn!
Cooking, eating, making art, having an opinion.
Animation that I love:
WALL-E, Lion King, Emperor's New Groove, The Flintstones, Schoolhouse Rock
I saw this movie on DVD and the English subtitles are pretty useless. You get subtitles of on-screen sounds (like the subtitling for the hearing-impaired) and of a couple of lines of French dialogue. Some other lines are left untranslated for no obvious reason. But since there's so little dialogue this isn't a big issue.
"Triplets" has great character design, breathtaking scenery, bouncy music, and, at it's heart, two stories of familial devotion (between the triplets and also between the grandmother and her cyclist grandson). Worth seeing!
Truly classic art changes our view of its subject. "Charlie Brown" is the rare show that takes children's humanity and spirituality seriously. Compare it to contemporary shows featuring kids, usually presented as well-groomed, slow-witted props needing adult guidance at every step. Comparatively, Charlie's heartbreaking compassion, Linus' uncomplicated faith, and Lucy's shallow but joyful embrace of materialism are all presented without condescension.
The show lacks the technical whiz-bang of great animation really, it would work just as well as a radio play (Vince Guaraldi's funky, sparkling jazz score is great listening). But the show's visual simplicity matches the hip modernism popular in the early 60's and the comic strip's format (note how so much of the action scrolls left-to-right-to-left, just like a horizontal strip).
Who hasn't go-go danced along with the Xmas pageant kids? Who didn't yearn to play "Linus and Lucy" at a piano recital? Who hasn't lit up inside when Charlie's tree is transformed? Watch it. It's a classic.