The Phantom of the Opera Cartoon (1987)

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The Phantom of the Opera Cartoon (1987)

Post  Klavirista on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:01 pm

There are topics for discussing Phantom films, and what about cartoon version? It's not the best Phantom's adaptation, but it used to be close to the book sometimes. And please remember that it's just not-expensive cartoon, nothing more.
I saw DVD of this version on USA Amazon year ago, but its price was nearly 45$, so I gave up an idea to buy it.
I re-watched it on YouTube (with Portuguese subs Very Happy )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8__Er3FBok - part1
The other parts are in the list near the video.

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Re: The Phantom of the Opera Cartoon (1987)

Post  Scorp on Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:24 am

One of my favourite versions! You're right, it does follow Leroux's novel fairly closely, which is the main reason I love it.

And Erik kills a cat and Christine chucks a perfume bottle at Raoul's head... Laughing

That price you're quoting from Amazon sounds shocking... I got mine from Amazon UK a few years ago for a cheap price. I'm sure you could try there if they still do it, because, if I recall correctly, it's Region 0 so should work on DVD players everywhere...

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Re: The Phantom of the Opera Cartoon (1987)

Post  ML6 on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:06 pm

Scorp wrote:

And Erik kills a cat


What did that cat ever DO to anybody? One minute he's walking around minding his own business and the next he falls from the rafters dead. Talk about wtf.

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Re: The Phantom of the Opera Cartoon (1987)

Post  TheMaskedLion on Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:12 am

I am seriously surprised no one who has read the book ever understood why he does that...

Okay. I will explain it.

Cat = Catgut = Violin strings & Punjab Lasso.

Do some research my friends, the uses for cat and horse gut in history, are rather frightening

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Re: The Phantom of the Opera Cartoon (1987)

Post  ML6 on Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:07 pm

Count-Alexiel-Ravenswood wrote:I am seriously surprised no one who has read the book ever understood why he does that...

Okay. I will explain it.

Cat = Catgut = Violin strings & Punjab Lasso.

Do some research my friends, the uses for cat and horse gut in history, are rather frightening

OH. Woah. Why thank you.

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Re: The Phantom of the Opera Cartoon (1987)

Post  IamErik771 on Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:31 pm

The only problem there is that "catgut" is a bit of a misnomer -- catgut was made from the organs of sheep and horses, but never cats. (I doubt such a small animal's organs would have been sturdy enough unless you tied a lot of them together.) And overall, I'd think Erik would be quite a bit nicer to cats than to most people in the Opera House, so that bit still strikes me as kind of strange and out-of-character.

Other than that, though, I love this version! I do think it's kind of amusing that the silent version from the '20s and this animated film happen to be the closest any filmmakers have gotten to doing a true-to-Leroux movie version, but I love it all the same. Very Happy

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Re: The Phantom of the Opera Cartoon (1987)

Post  MasqPhan on Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:31 pm

I have "catgut" strings on one of my violins and it's definitely not from any kitties but sheep. Never has actually been from cats.

Back to the cartoon, other than the repetitive animation it's a good version of the story. Must go watch it again. Smile

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1987 Phantom cartoon available for purchase

Post  Devon on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:42 am

I noticed no one has posted in this thread for awhile and wanted to let some of you know that the 1987 Phantom cartoon is now available in a children's cartoon stories DVD collection. I just purchased it off Ebay and paid about 6 dollars (US). You can either find it on Ebay OR I have included the link for Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Tales-Ever-Told-Various/dp/B003CS28VQ


I saw this back in 1987 (7 years old) and this was what introduced me to Phantom. I've been a die hard phan ever since. :-) It's a great cartoon, well worth the watch AND purchase!

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