The animal kingdom stages its own olympic games.

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Barbra Warblers / Brenda Springer / Cora Lee Perrier / Tatyana Tushenko / Dorrie Turnell / The Contessa (voice)
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Rugs Turkell / Joey Gongolong / Art Antica (voice)
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Keen Hacksaw / Mayor of Animal Olympic Island / Burnt Woody / Mark Spritz (voice)
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Henry Hummel / René Fromage / Kit Mambo / Bolt Jenkins / Kurt Wuffner / Dean Wilson / Mele / Count Maurice Boar-Deaux / Jackie Fuelit / Bear McLane / Gui Lafluke / Bjorn Freeborg / Mamo Ululu (voice)
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Animalympics is all about the Animal Olympics Contest where all the animals around the world gather to take part in everything from skiing in North America to the very long marathon race in humid conditions. With lively music provided by Graham Gouldman, the film is very different to other cartoons, being more of a drama-comedy than cartoon. With a turtle hosting the proceedings and a killer whale competing against a sting ray in the swimming competition. Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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15 May 1980 (West Germany)  »

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Animalympics - As Feras das Olimpíadas  »

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Brad Bird, now famous for his work with several great Pixar films, was one of the animators for Animalympics. See more »

Goofs

When Kit starts to move to catch up to Rene during the Marathon, Barbara Wabbler states she's "currently in a disappointing fifth position", yet she passes four runners before catching up to Rene (leader), which would have put her in sixth position, not fifth. See more »

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Keen Hacksaw: 4.5. Is that her score or the reading on the Ritcher scale?
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Featured in The Making of 'Tron' (2002) See more »

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Love's Not For Me (René's Song)
Written, Performed and Produced by Graham Gouldman
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A time capsule worth revisiting
29 November 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

ANIMALYMPICS is definitely one of those films that pretty much defines its time and place - it's got a soft-rock score by 10CC's Graham Gouldman, some shiny chrome-effect logos and bumpers (the titles that pop up at the start of each segment), references to late seventies pop culture including disco fever and surf bums, and it's pre-political correctness so there are plenty of stereotypes (if you're offended by the joke early on about all Asian people looking the same, represented by a herd of puffins, you'd better tune out or get a sense of humour) and, believe it or not, a lot of none-too-thinly-veiled sexuality from our anthropomorphic heroes - the animators do have a habit of going slightly over the top with any movement that involves breasts or rear ends! Whilst the animation isn't the best you'll ever see (I wasn't impressed with the high quantity of 'static' shots where there is literally NO animation at all) and there's not enough action or excitement for the little ones, ANIMALYMPICS does have a nice, dry sense of humour, several bright moments and a welcome lack of cynicism. If you want to revisit your youth or want to give your kids something different from the usual CGI mayhem, this may be worth a look.


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