The Ark

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Not as exciting as the new Lucky Luke film, but the Argentinean feature, The Ark (el Arca), certainly looks ambitious – and should have the furry fans salivating. Here’s the trailer. Interesting that it is distributed by Buena Vista International (aka Disney). The Ark will screen in Los Angeles, one time only, on Saturday November 17th at 5pm, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. (I’ll be at the Raggedy Ann reunion at the AFI that day myself).


  • Markus

    It’s seems like animation has become a vehicle for Christian
    propaganda happily finance by Christian faith base groups….sad :(

  • http://www.scuzzbopper.blogspot.com Ken Priebe

    I thought this looked pretty neat until the naked nightclub singer came on.

  • http://www.j3d.com.au Josh

    Looks like fun.

    Is it just me or does that lion look like Scar and the orangutan look like the one from The Jungle Book (King Loui?)

  • http://tangoland.com Cynthia

    Was that a chicken ripping off a coconut bra?

    Hahahaha! Oh my gosh..the same bible stories animated over and over again, but I give these guys credit for…somehow….managing to sex it up.

  • http://www.joelstapley.com Joel Stapley

    Nothing better to punch up a boring ol’ bible tale than a big boobed jungle cat singing “I will survive!” And is that king loui’s afeminate cousin in that image?

  • http://dearartblob.blogspot.com/ Ethan

    “and should have the furry fans salivating”

    Yeah, they’ll be drooling so much that they’ll draw porn of it and then claim it as “high art”. Trailer for this looks good, though. Probably another film that won’t be sold in the States.

  • http://www.starfieldcreations.com awd!

    Gaston the Lion, Iago, a Care Bear reaching puberty … and… King Louie?

  • En Ming Hee

    This thing looks so irreverent compared to “Prince of Egypt”, almost “Life of Brian”-ish…how did they get away with it?

  • http://www.cremadeinsectos.blogspot.com agustin

    I am from Argentina and haven’t seen it yet… The most amusing thing is that the actors that make the voices are like “famous” tv people in here I can’t hardly see (or in this case hear).

  • timmyelliot

    When I first glaced at the image, I thought it was another direct to video _Lion King_ sequel.

  • http://zekeyspaceylizard.blogspot.com Zekey

    The internet’s been laughing derisively at this and the “Food Fight” movie for quite a few months now.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Remember reading a bit of this film a couple months back (and in the furry newsgroup no less). Usually films about biblical tales bore me, but I might have to give this one a chance if ever (assuming the humor dept. is at check). Argentina has produced a number of animated features as of recent years, this is the first I’ve heard of one being shown at all in the states.

  • Blatherpuss

    God must be rolling in his grave!!

  • Jorge Garrido

    >It’s seems like animation has become a vehicle for Christian
    propaganda happily finance by Christian faith base groups….sad :(

    OK, this gets the award for most unintentionally funny comment…ever!

    It was made in Latin America, what do you expect? Yes, that damn Christian Right has gotten to the savages! They went back in time and converted hundreds of years ago!

    After all, this is the second in a marathon of TWO Christian animated movies this year in the whole world! Wow, two whole movies?!?! When will this madness end? What next- three?!?

    When will Christians realize that if they want to make animation, they should convert to another religion AND stay away from any Jewish or Christian Bible stories. It’s not like those stories are in the public domain, are well known and well marketable anyway…

    This reminds me of the furor over the Veggietales movie when idiots called it propaganda… Imagine, a movie as innocuous as Veggietales seen as propaganda!

    Nice trailer, though.

  • Zapnut

    While the 2D looks ok, the 3D does worry me. Looks like they got too fond of the occlusion shadows render option.

  • http://www.anikey.nl Albert

    Gah! furries!
    I wonder if there are any beastiality scenes in there? There must have been cause some of the animals are walking on 2 legs and that aint right….

  • http://www.pacomania.com Paco

    And then God said: ” Let there be FURRY”

  • http://belfrydotinfo.blogspot.com Martin Bell

    I saw this at Annecy a few months ago and it is honestly the WORST film I’ve seen in many a year. Completely devoid of charm. I registered my disgust with Amid after I saw it, and he wasn’t surprised :)

  • http://its-a-wrap.blogspot.com hans bacher

    I had no idea DON BLUTH was consulting in argentina…

  • Jorge Finkielman

    The animated film that I would have seen from Argentina is ISIDORO CAÑONES: LA PELICULA; a film that was partially produced by Cartoon Network.

    It seems that film producers in Buenos Aires have not learned from their predecessors in the 30s: to NEVER associate with American companies.

    The reason is the same. Hollywood does not care about Argentina; they just want to control their distribution, so they can put them away in order to release their English language production.

    Olegario Ferrando was right.

  • Baron Lego

    I wanna see a garden of Eden movie next. With furries. And jubblies.

  • http://www.andrews.edu/~drazen/sonic.html Daniel J. Drazen

    “It’s [sic] seems like animation has become a vehicle for Christian
    propaganda happily finance by Christian faith base groups…”

    Sorry, but the “religious=Christian=conservative evangelical” prejudice doesn’t work here. The Deluge story happened in the Old Testament, so why couldn’t it be considered Jewish?

    The remark reminded me of Bruno Bozetto’s “Allegro Non Tropo” which featured Adam, Eve and the Serpent in the “Firebird” segment, and a shot of the Vatican during the “Bolero.” One CAN use religion in a film, animated or otherwise, without necessarily advancing a sectarian agenda; otherwise, you could argue that Fellini was a “Christian propagandist.” Lighten up!

  • Chuck R.

    Bad trailer, bad film, bad comments! Anti-Christianism, anti Americanism, and even anti-Bluthism is running rampant here today!

    I have no idea what audence they are aiming for, but I don’t believe Bible-belt Christians are going to queue up for the lioness disco-burlesque. Is it that hard to believe that a studio outside Hollywood can make a piece of crap? Sorry, Hans, I don’t see where this looks any more like Bluth than a typical Dreamworks production. I don’t see much pilfered from the Disney canon either, although the drop from heaven is a definite steal from Mel Gibson. And, the computer-rendered ark is the only thing that’s interesting here.

    The only one making sense today is Daniel J D — Lighten up people!

  • Ricochet

    “It’s seems like animation has become a vehicle for Christian
    propaganda happily finance by Christian faith base groups….sad :(”

    I´m argentinean, and I was part of the animation team (just for a very few shots actually) and for sure the point of view of this movie is not from a “christian propaganda” side…it uses the Ark just to make fun of God and the Bible…so you can stop the sadeness… ;)
    Anyway the movie has just a few good moments, being mostly a sad expereince, but for other reasons, related actually with the script and the artistic development (being still a better option than the ISIDORO an PATORUZITO movies..)

  • Alex

    Yeah, I didn’t watch the trailer yet, but that’s King Louie down there.

  • Paul N

    Knees at the ready… aaaaand…. JERK!

    Predictable…

  • red pill junkie

    Well, if only Porcel were alive so he could have made the voice of God, that would have made all the difference in the world!! :-)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ua871-r5s1M

    Wel, the argentineans can have their bible doctrine spiced with Omaha-type furry erotica, I think I’ll stick this November with Mexico’s “La leyenda de la Nahuala” .

    http://nahuala.com.mx/

    The character design doesn’t look too appealling to me, but it seems like a rather original story.

  • John A

    Just the character design alone makes it real painful to watch.

  • http://www.autodaddy.blogspot.com tom

    “I’m just glad that God isn’t alive to see this”- HJS

    Just kidding, but the character designs do seem a little like committee work- and the committee was watching a lot of Disney at the time.

  • Jose M

    Its me or I find no difference between the comments posted here and the comments posted in a video showed in youtube

    the religious propaganda is everywhere (christian catholic even jewish) so please calm down

    the animation looks fine (at least it is not 3d)

    the character desing is questionable (I believe that big mistake here is the femmale character desing)

  • Mike Russo

    Furries are gonna eat this thing up like a 10 piece McNugget meal.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    > Furries are gonna eat this thing up like a 10 piece McNugget meal.

    You said it! This is the straw that broke the camel’s back (so to speak)!

  • http://dearartblob.blogspot.com/ Ethan

    “Furries are gonna eat this thing up like a 10 piece McNugget meal.”

    More like a five gallon bucket of butter, cause we all know what furry fans look like.

  • Relevan

    I think the only redeeming quality of the film is that it equates the great flood with an angel pulling the chain on a toilet.

    Or the “speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil” gag, that has a fourth monkey grab his junk as if to say “screw no evil”. Because Christians would totally love this.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    > I think the only redeeming quality of the film is that it equates the great flood with an angel pulling the chain on a toilet.
    >
    > Or the “speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil� gag, that has a fourth monkey grab his junk as if to say “screw no evil�. Because Christians would totally love this.

    You know I forgot about those scenes until you brought it up! I do admit that monkey gag was a rather new twist to an old joke that I probably should have saw coming much sooner than this!

  • Moonbarker Osbourne

    “Markus says: It’s seems like animation has become a vehicle for Christian propaganda happily finance by Christian faith base groups….sad :(“

    What’s wrong with that?

  • Christina S.

    “I had no idea DON BLUTH was consulting in argentina…”

    You, sir, win the Internet. Twice.

  • Manny Rivera

    First of all the animation industry as been using two legged animals for generations! All of Tom’s female heart throbs in the old Tom & Jerry Cartoons were designed in the way of the so called “naked bar singer” as well, its just simple creativity at work, .

    Secondly I, myself, being of a Christian household know that not everyone wants to be converted or changed, thus the screen writers, character designers, producers, and every other talented hand that has worked on this film are not using this as a “You’re going to hell!!” Flick for their audience, it’s simply the brilliant ideas of a group of people who thought that this would be a great story in history to make fun of, just like the many other stories, fables, tall-tales that have been turned into fine family cinema.

    So I say to America, and everyone else in the world who turn their noses at this movie, Lighten up! And get off your non- Animation industry working high horses.

    (Also if this movie does come to America, Ricochet I’m willing to do voice acting ;) )