This month: Brel, Gregory Noveck, and Robinson Crusoe.
This month we heard from the following people when we posed the question, "What ten films would you want to have with you if stranded on a desert island?" Brösel (aka Rötger Feldmann) created and illustrates the comic book, Werner, a character who has now starred in three animated features since his comic book debut. Gregory Noveck is Senior Vice President of Production at Platinum Studios. He is currently working on Legs Weaver, the Animated Series. Robinson Crusoe is a purely fictional character who bears no resemblance to persons living or dead.
1. Werner - Volles Rohr!!! directed by Gerhard Hahn.2. Werner - Das muss Kesseln!!! directed by Michael Schack.3. Werner - Beinhart!!! directed by Gerhard Hahn.4. Werner - Volles Rohr!!! directed by Gerhard Hahn.5. Werner - Das muss Kesseln!!! directed by Michael Schack.6. Werner - Beinhart!!! directed by Gerhard Hahn.7. Werner - Volles Rohr!!! directed by Gerhard Hahn.8. Werner - Das muss Kesseln!!! directed by Michael Schack.9. Werner - Beinhart!!! directed by Gerhard Hahn.10. Werner - Volles Rohr!!! directed by Gerhard Hahn.
Gregory Noveck's picks:
1. Street Fight (aka Coonskin) by Ralph Bakshi.2. Watership Down by Martin Rosen.3. Heavy Metal: The Movie by Gerald Potterton.4. The Secret of N.I.M.H. by Don Bluth. 5. South Park (the series) by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.6. The Simpsons by Matt Groening. 7. King of the Hill by Mike Judge.8. Ghost in the Shell by Mamoru Oshii. 9. The Tick by Ben Edlund.10. The Bugs Bunny collection (Warner Bros.).
Robinson Crusoe's picks:
I picked one film for each year I was on my island.1. Wackiki Wabbit by Chuck Jones. Bugs Bunny is stranded with two guys who want to eat him. I knew the feeling that first year.2. The Isle of Pingo-Pongo by Tex Avery. Jokes about island life. What else could I do, but laugh?3. The Island by Feodor Khitruk. A critique of capitalism. I became a rebel in my third year.4. Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle (Fleischer). Betty Boop does the hula. I did a lot of daydreaming that year.5. It Happened to Crusoe (Unknown). Jack Benny has a case of mistaken identity. Or was it me? 6. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor (Fleischer). Once again, Popeye battles Bluto. But this time it's on an island!7. Frank Duck Brings 'em Back Alive (Disney). Donald Duck meets wildman Goofy. Or was that me?8. That year is a complete blank.9. Rabbitson Crusoe by Friz Freleng. Freleng modeled the look of Bugs after me.10. Goon Land (Fleischer). Popeye rescues his pappy from an island. It was about time he remembered me.
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David Kilmer is associate editor of Animation World Magazine.
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