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Boogie: Directed by Eddie Huang. With Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige, Pop Smoke, Perry Yung. Coming-of-age story of Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.

“Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether itu0026#39;s film, television or cartoons. Actually appreciate it even more through young adults eyes, due to having more knowledge of it, various animation styles, studios, directors and how it all works.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026#39;I Wanna Play Houseu0026#39; (the second cartoon from Warner Brothers made and released in 1936, so there is some historical interest) is not one of Friz Frelengu0026#39;s, a director who did many great cartoons and a director held in high admiration by me, best, not being one of his funniest, wittiest or freshest. For relatively early Freleng, u0026#39;I Wanna Play Houseu0026#39; is worth watching though he would do much better later. It is never what one would call properly hilarious (but is never unfunny), Frelengu0026#39;s later efforts show more evenness and confidence in directing and the story. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt is quite thin in terms of story and the structure is basically an excuse to string the events along. It is not terribly imaginative and occasionally momentum is not always there. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSome of u0026#39;I Wanna Play Houseu0026#39; is a bit on the sentimental and cutesy side.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHowever, the characters are very cute and amusing.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe cartoon has enough very amusing moments, some variety and there is a good deal of liveliness. The conflict is nicely done and there is a good deal of cuteness and charm. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnimation is very good, itu0026#39;s fluid in movement, crisp in shading, vibrant and very meticulous in detail. The music is outstanding, it is lovely on the ears, lushly orchestrated, full of lively energy and characterful in rhythm, not only adding to the action but also enhancing it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall, worth watching. 7/10 Bethany Cox”


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