Pixar: The last bastion of half-decent American animation

All American cartoons made after the 1990s are shitty, and even in the 90s pickings were slim. In this bold twenty-first century, the only American-made cartoons that don’t make me want to, I don’t know, shoot somebody, are the things made by Pixar. Pixar is known for their cutting-edge 3D animation, which is fine and all, but I hate most 3D animation. However, they know how to write, and have a half-decent sense of imagination, and that’s what makes their silly little cartoons entertaining to an extremely jaded and cynical twenty-year-old such as myself.

During Thanksgiving I was watching Toy Story with my three-year-old cousin. I hadn’t seen the movie since I was ten or something, but I still managed to find it quite entertaining. The writing’s great, the direction is competent, and the animation still looks pretty good for a thirteen-year-old film. So basically, it’s fun for the whole family.

This post isn’t really about that shit though.

Just recently I saw Ratatouille and Wall-E. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. They have the same brand of Pixar cleverness that makes all of their films not mind-numbingly horrible, but what I noticed specifically about them was how otaku-like they were. In Ratatouille, you have this nerdy guy who can’t do anything right as the main character, and his love interest is a girl with a harsh personality. This harsh girl however may have feelings for this nerdy guy, and to top it all off she has a hard time expressing her feelings!

Same shit with Wall-E. Wall-E is a fucking dork who lives in a box (not dissimilar to Nishijou Takumi) he collects a bunch of weird shit, and gets lost in a TV fantasy world. His love interest Eve has a pointy personality, but hey! she kind of likes this fucking dork.

Sound familiar? Jesus, I wonder how otaku reacted to these movies. All I know is, if I don’t see fucking Wall-E porn at C76, I’ll be sorrily disappointed!