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Toys in the Attic is a meticulously crafted visual feast, combining multiple forms of animation into an enchanting and fantastic adventure for the entire family. Older kids would have no problems with it, but I can't see this appealing to older children until they become teenagers in high school or maybe college students -- who have serious interest in art and film making.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This, like any brilliant work of art, works at many levels. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Prime Video Verified Purchase. The cat just completely disappears from the story; of course the one character I liked gets hosed. Then they all eat cake. DVD Nov 16, "Please retry". The story does at least have a good moral value to it so that makes up for the creepy appearance of some of the characters.
Behind and in front of everything else, though, this stands out as a major artwork, masterfully crafted and carrying more meaning than any one reading can disclose. The despotic Head of State rules over the Land of Evil with a band of sinister minions, insects and rotted vegetables. This never really clicked for me. Animation is wonderful, but I am thoroughly bored out of my mind.
Give it a try and you will not be disappointed. I don't care about any of the characters; I want the good guys to fail as that could make it interesting. I think I kept expecting something better, and it never arrived. Please try again later. The cat is still my favorite character. DVD Feb 05, "Please retry". It has a very old European feel to it, lol.
I've probably seen Chucky too many times. The impromptu black hole was just bizarre, and not in a good way as a story-telling device. Wow, What can I say. I mean really, I stand in awe. I feel like the plaster headed bust character is cheating on the animation. Since so many of them worked, or tried to, during the Soviet oppression, that seems rather natural.
My kids got bored in 10 minutes, I let it go for another 10 before quitting. On the other hand, the villains are dull too. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Very creative use of materials to achieve special effects.
Then again, since it is rated PG, I may be a lot older than the target audience, and the target audience may love it. Customers who bought this item also bought. Have one to sell? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers.
Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Write a customer review. Yes, it was Claymation and the toys looked a little creepy to me, but my 6 year old daughter somehow enjoyed it so I have to give it at least a 4-star. This was a very cool movie. She's actually watched it at least 3 x now since I've bought it for Christmas.
It sneaks up on you One person found this helpful. Showing of 43 reviews. This involved heroics on the parts of the scriptwriters, voice actors, and sound masters to create some cadence that a lip-reader might believe. If you are interested in something out of the norm this film is it. We discovered it at our library and was happy to buy it.
This, however, impresses me in more different ways than I can hope to name. Backing up to the original, though, this represents a rather daring fable of personal freedom against the militarists, something Barta lived through before the Velvet Revolution. I was really looking forward to seeing this film, but I was sorely disappointed.In between grandma and kid do laundry, several floods and furniture climbing happen, various train and airline wrecks occur, and Marie Curie reincarnates as a mechanistic mouse. Buy the selected items together This item: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I've admired Barta's art before. The stop-animated puppets, however, embody unique personalities in their materials, structure, and articulation, even before you hear them speak, Skipping ahead, I have to applaud the English language rendering. The plaster talking head had some reality in the Stalin era, and the spies and operatives remained real until the Stasi got their pink slips. The world of the attic is divided into the land of happy toys in the West and the Land of Evil in the East. But, the English is dubbed so it syncs to Czech mouth movements mostly. Too weird for a kids' movie and too disjointed and slow for adults, unless you've been smoking something. It makes sense, but still Otherwise, I'm very impressed from a technical achievement point, yet I've seen enough. Ugh, Buttercup clones; and it was pointless. I can see why people say this is too disturbing for little kids. Vivian Schilling , Jiri Barta Format: Read more about DVD formats. Fabulous movie, using weird old crap in an attic. In image creation, Barta melds live action with flip-books or something close , stop animation, overdrawing, and I don't know what-all in computer animation and postproduction. At this point, I'm rooting for the cat. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The main character is an old porcelain doll which creeps me out to begin with, but don't judge me on that. Set in a magical world of toys and knick-knacks stored in the attic of a home in Prague, this award-winning stop-motion animated feature has been called: The setting for the film was inspired by the cultural and political contrast of the Cold War era and its impact on director Jiri Barta and the Czech Republic. This was a little like watching Gumby. I'm writing this review as I watch it. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Read reviews that mention toys in the attic stop motion stop animation year old art weird dark young strange audience older stop-motion toy unique watched bust doll plaster slow. My five year old loves this movie, but I could however imagine some little kids finding some of the characters spooky.
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