Cracked my steelbook this morning with the four year old. He spent the whole time asking what everyone turned into, I spent the whole time spotting badly painted cells. Been about 15-20yrs since last watch.
It is a perennial feature in the Burns Cave and has been watched at least once a year for, crikes, decades now. I never tire of it.
I think I am in much the same boat there. It is certainly the Sunbow 'toon related thing I have seen the most, and probably qualifies as one of a small group of my most rewatched animated films. Which puts it up there with Ai Oboete Imasu Ka, Macross Plus, the first two Patlabor films, a select band which have nothing in common except for that I really enjoy them.
Stumbled across this video last week. Its long but fairly entertaining and has some interesting ideas about why the film worked.
I've watched this lots - it really does hit the nail on the head why we all love the film so much. It also brings up an interesting point re. the story coming after the toys were made, that I've never thought of before. Is this the only time it has been done in this way I wonder?
Unlikely. The company putting this on have been hosting special Doctor Who episode screenings in the US for a few years now and these have not been replicated in the UK.
There is always the possibility a similar TF:TM event could be done here by someone else. Park Circus is the main distributer in the UK for 1-day only vintage cinema re-releases so they would be the ones to watch.