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Animated Films have Messages?

March 21st, 2011 by Jeremy Potterfield on Jeremy Potterfield's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

When did animated films ever have messages?
When I was seven years old watching the Iron Giant, it definitely didn’t have a message. There was a boy and his robot. Comic chaos ensued, as well as really cool battle scenes.
But a message? Apparently that film had a message?!
Alright. I’m being facetious — but to a point. [...]

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Parallels Between ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Iron Giant’

by Carolyn Bick on Carolyn Bick's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

There are an incredible number of parallels between The Iron Giant and Beauty and The Beast that I had never noticed before!
1) The scene in which the old fisherman comes into the diner and starts telling the other diners about a massive robot he saw.  The diners dismiss his tale with laughter, calling him a [...]

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