23 May 2008

Pawsted by Lova Rakotomalala

Booboo & Ginga as Ebert & Roeper on movies with animals

The movie scene has been less than fascinating the past few years. Now here is hoping that Dr. Jones, Hancock and Che can revive the moribund atmosphere.
In the meantime, Here is the transcript of the live TV show on PetPlanet: "30 minutes with Ginga and Booboo" where they weigh in on a few of their favorite movies with animals:

Booboo: Good day fellow 4-legged aficionados, I am Booboo and my partner here as usual, is Ginga.
Ginga: Hello there from the Brunswick lounge. We have a guest today, Cleo the cat. If you hear some hissing, that's her way of saying two thumbs down because, well, she has no thumbs.

Let's get started right away with a discussion on recent movies that we had to mention: How about that "I am legend" flick, hey ? Decent movie but did they really have to kill my uncle's character ? Couldn't they let one of us finish the movie and ride in the sunset for once ?

Booboo: Yes, I understand your point Ginga, but in all fairness, they have a few of us doggies live until the end in "8 below".

Ginga: Oh, don't get me started on "8 below". That was probably the worst movie of all time. Can you imagine a movie about not having anything to eat for weeks ? In fact, I should have left that poor excuse of a movie and get a hot dog instead.

Booboo: Alright, Ginga obviously feels very strongly about this issue so let's move on to more agreeable classics: let's hear your take on Homeward bound: The incredible journey. It has a special meaning to us because of the characters: 2 dogs and 1 cat. The parallels are uncanny: forgetful owners, strong -willed pets with above average smarts who disagree on everything yet cannot be separated.

Ginga: huummm, does that make me the food-crazed bulldog ?

Cleo the cat: that's correct and I would be the Himalayan Princess.

Booboo: I have to say that the wise retriever leading the two foolish cubs was like life imitating art.

Cleo and Ginga ( bursting out laughing): haha, you are the the wise one ? Oh boy...good one! Ginga: You would have gotten all of us lost by chasing a rabbit and then you would have cried for mummy to rescue you. Hahaha, I have not laughed this hard since I pulled Mosi into the pound....oh dear, my tummy hurts...

Cleo: and there is no way I would have left that shelter to find you two idiots. To each his own, I say.

Booboo: Silence, you two. May I remind you that we are on live TV and I demand that you both address me with the respect that goes with the ranking I rightfully earned.

Ginga (to Cleo): oh, oh, here comes his Nicholson tirade. (Wait for it.....3,2,1...)
Booboo: "Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to ! "

Ginga (whispering t0 Cleo): Nailed it !

Cleo: He indeed cannot handle the truth.

Ginga: touche, my oversized feline friend.

BooBoo: let's move on, How about the "shawshank redemption" ?

Cleo: Err, how is that relevant here ? There are no animals in there.
Booboo: Ok, it's a fiction piece. My question is, what is the big deal about crawling through 100 yards of sewage ? We would do that in our sleep, right ? Overrated movie, thumbs down.

Ginga: But I like the wrongfully accused angle. It's like when I get punished by the humans for doing trash or scratching the carpet when it was actually you both with the misdeeds.

Cleo: Yeah, that always cracks me up. Good fun ! Humans sometimes make it too easy. Are we going to talk about "Garfield: the movie" at all ? The lack of movies made about kitty is already appaling, we have to at least mention this one, as dreadful as it was.

Booboo: That' s not even a real cat.

Cleo: And "Lady and the tramp" were real ?

Ginga: What ? What do you mean ? The tramp was not real ? But he is my role model, I even tried the sharing a noddle scene with Lilly. Awww, now I am depressed.

Booboo: We have 2 minutes left on the show: give us your favorite 5 movies of all time.

Ginga: Okay, The Neverending buffet...sorry..I meant... Story; The Lion King; Turner and hooch; Stand by Me and Underdog.

Cleo: Cats and Dogs, The Aristocats, The cat in a Hat, Cat on a hot tin roof and errr Cat..me of you can ?

Booboo: Wow, that's got to be the most subjective and nonsensical selection ever. I will go with:
As good as it gets, K-9, Benji, white fang and my best friend skip.

That's all the time we have today: thank you for having us today, we hope to do better next time and let us know if you have favorite animal movies you would like to share with us. Also please check out Mosi's flickr album, it has absolutely stunning photos, like this once for instance: