Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Town Called Panic

This morning I woke up at five but I just wasn't ready to get up. It is after all Saturday. It got me thinking back to an easier time when weekends were not packed with chores and adult responsibilities. There was a time when nothing could keep me sleeping on Saturday morning. I had a date with Saturday morning cartoons. I had so many favorites, too many to list and I can still hum their theme songs. I remember now thinking as a child, I will love cartoons forever.

You know, I never really did out grow them, life just got in the way of any type of committed enjoyment. I don't get to watch them as often or rather I just don't take the time. This morning I decided to take the time. So I turned on my Netflix (streaming) and started watching a quaint Belgian (French speaking) Anima that was recommended by a fellow blogger. She described it as hysterical and boy was she ever right.

The character's panic was really about righting a wrong. The friendships are celebrated. I love little films like this, they are like little gems. All of this and it was really funny. Not to give anything away but the results of the Indian blow drying his headdress had me in stitches. Even my husband caught a few scenes and started to laugh.

Tag along for the small-town adventures of plastic toys Cowboy (voiced by Stéphane Aubier), Indian (Bruce Ellison) and Horse (Vincent Patar) when they buy 50 million bricks, setting into motion a crazy chain of events at their rambling rural home. Now trekking across distant lands, they end up in another world pludged under water in this film based on the Belgian television series of the same name. Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar direct.

All the characters are named for what they are Cowboy is a Cowboy and Indian is an Indian but with hyper charismatic personalities, you get the point. The way they move and what they do to relate to each other and help each other was really charming, capricious, and whimsical not to mention hysterical. If you get a chance to see this one, it is great for the whole family. It was really a clever film. Kudos go out to Ocdbloggergirl  for recommending this one. Oh and don't forget to check out my other foreign film recommends to the right. Happy viewing....


ocdbloggergirl said...

Thank you for the very kind mention! I thought you would like it.

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