A Conversation for 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

Peer Review: A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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Bluebottle

Entry: 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation - A87896434
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

An overlooked animation.

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A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Thanks for writing this up - not an adaptation I'm familiar with, so it was very interesting reading smiley - ok

I presume 'infinite Turkish delight' is an infinite amount.

What is rotoscoping?

The third paragraph of the Review section seems to have a few typos in it.

Very interesting about Limited Animation - I'm aware of it from things like The Flintstones but didn't think of it as a specific technique!

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A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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Bluebottle

Thanks for reading - changes made.smiley - ok

To see Limited Animation techniques at their best you really must see Japanese animation, where it has become extremely stylised. This includes slow pans across otherwise still scenes, moments of tension when the characters appear against white or otherwise plain backgrounds, focus on big staring eyes or other still facial expressions such as tears or sweat, slow movement where a character, say, falls over in a very dramatic way. All originally developed as a way to save money with finesse, but still used today even on projects where they can afford to spend more because they are effective.

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A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Ah, yes - I can visualise that from other animations I've seen. Cleverly used, they can add to the drama indeed, such as a closeup of tear-filled eyes where the light in them just glints backwards and forwards in a repetitive pattern - expresses emotion more clearly as nothing else is on the screen to distract from the moment... smiley - ok

Superb changes - I do like your way with words eg "Isle of Wight actress Sheila Hancock CBE", and the introduction of the bluebottle is perfect...


A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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Bluebottle

I go into more detail about the bluebottle in my entry on 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' – well, if there's a bluebottle in the room, you can't expect me to ignore it, can you?

Sadly there wasn't really room to discuss the character of Lilith in more depth, who appears in many (often contradicting) myths, but I couldn't justify writing more than a quick precis on the most relevant to Narnia points.

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A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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SashaQ - happysad - Editor

smiley - oksmiley - biggrin

No, yes, your mention of Lilith is sufficient here, but might make for an interesting Entry somewhen... I know a bit about Eve-types, but very little about Lilith-types...

Is Kraft the cheese company?


A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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Bluebottle

As with many legendary figures, Lilith has lots of contradictory things associated with her, essentially anything considered sexually deviant or sensual has been attributed to her, as she was smiley - earth's first naughty girl. Pretty much everything from stealing babies to being the world's first practicing lesbian (joint first, surely?), cot death and menstruation are all her fault. In fact almost anything men have ever found threatening or strange about women that can be personified has probably been attributed to her at some point – as well as things men dislike about themselves too. Night discharge? That's Lilith's fault. The reason men have affairs isn't because they are seduced but because Lilith is a sorceress. If you were interested in gender studies you could quite easily get a lifetime's study out of it.

Kraft is the fifth largest food and drink company, owning Heinz among many other brands, so they probably do smiley - cheese. They are the highly corrupt profiteering company that bought Cadbury and immediately reduced the quality of the smiley - choc and introduced a policy of shrinkflation, reducing the size of Cream Eggs and selling them in boxes of 5 for the same price as the previous box of 6 larger eggs, reducing chocolate bars in size from 50g to 48g in identical-sized packaging etc, and immediately closing plants in the UK despite having guaranteeing they would keep them open, followed by refusing to attend a summons by Parliament to explain their inexcusable behaviour.
If you do a quick search for 'ethical company Kraft' or words to that effect then you'll see their track record across the board is appalling. No commitment to becoming environmentally friendly, no interest in workers' rights, no farm animal welfare, no financial transparency and extensive use of tax havens and they have spent millions on lobbying for the right to introduce unlabelled genetically modified food into their products.

At least their takeover attempt of Unilever last year failed.

However, just because they have been indulging in unethical business practices recently it does not automatically mean they were guilty of immoral behaviour in the late 1970s when this was made.

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