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    Roast Gooble Dinner poll: Should Battle Cat Talk in a new MOTU movie?

    This one goes back to a largely debated topic from Episode 016 of Roast Gooble Dinner.

    You've heard what we had to say. And you heard what fans had to say who wrote or called into the podcast. So now we want to know how everyone feels!

    What do you think? Should Battle Cat and/or Cringer talk in a new MOTU movie?
    Both? Neither? One or the other?
    Let us know!

    You don't have to be registered to vote.
    And if you change your mind, you can go back and vote again. It will overwrite your previous vote.
    So what are you waiting for? Click here to vote today!

    This poll ends on December 20th, with results to follow soon after.

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    Will Eamon go on a rant if talking wins?
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    Eamon will probably rant regardless.
    He's good at that.

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    I will let out a big 'ha' that's for sure!

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    Talking in some form would be cool... even if its telepathic. Even if we never actually hear him, but just can see that He-man/Adam understands him.
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    I think a telepathic link would be good. but from as far as we know, there will be no he-man in the traditional sense.

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    Yes for me! I would prefer it if the communication was telepathatic between He-Man & Battle Cat!
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    Battle Cat no talk!

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    Of course Battle Cat should talk. It is vital in helping to develop the relationship between him and He-Man. IMO, the things that have failed since vintage MOTU are all of the things they have tried to "fix". Remember the introduction of the "techno" sword? Even the 200X edit of the iconic intro theme...

    Cringer doesn't need to talk. In fact, having him not talk would help further distance himself from Battle Cat. And he was too whiny.

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    I am with most people here- if I were making this movie a telepathic link would be the best way to go. Second to that would be to have him actually talk. I wouldn't like him to be totally mute.

    I have no problem with him being the only one in his species that talks, he could be like one of those chimps that can use sign language. For all we know maybe his species is highly intelligent in Eternia, and maybe they have the physiological capacity to talk which rarely gets quite developed. Whatever, it's MOTU, it doesn't need to have a logical explanation.

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    Battle Cat and Cringer should both talk. I'm not down with the telepathy.

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    I voted “I don’t care..” not exactly because I don’t care, but I’m willing to take a wait and see approach either way. I love filmation and particularly enjoy cringer and battlecat in that.. but I understand why they decided to not have talking animals in MYP. I think the movie could work either way.

    After listening to gooble, I did watch a lot of the movies referenced during the discussion such as The Golden Compass, and Chronicles of Narnia. I found that I really enjoyed the talking animals, Iorek in Golden Compass and Aslan in Narnia. My fianc้ definitely enjoyed the talking animals as well.

    Regardless, It’s not that “I don’t care” cuz I care very much and am very interested to see how it’s pulled off either way.. but it’s more of a “lets see what happens”

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    I'd like both Battle Cat & Cringer to talk, but I'd settle for Battle Cat only if I have to.

    I feel MYP's toon proved how insignificant Battle Cat can be made when he's nothing more than a furry vehicle. I also feel Yogi Bear has proven that you can still have a cinematic masterpiece even when the animals talk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Dreadful View Post
    Battle Cat and Cringer should both talk. I'm not down with the telepathy.
    Me either. It would be easy to pull off in a comic or maybe even a cartoon, but it wouldn't work that well in a live action movie imo.

    As immature as some feel a talking animal is, if a person's dog or cat ever started talking, there wouldn't be a TV show or channel that wouldn't want them & their animal as guests.
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    I like the idea of Cringer being an uncommonly intelligent beast, but being a giant cat he shouldn't be able to actually speak. Dogs can be taught to say things like, "I love you," and some howl along with music, but all the intelligence in the world doesn't change an animal's physical limitations.

    I think I'd like to see something not quite like telepathy, but more like strong impressions of simple ideas, images, and thoughts. For instance, Battle Cat isn't going to sit there and wax poetic on the finer aspects of Eternian culture but he could scout ahead and come back to communicate, "two enemies, hood snake and blue bug, on cliffs, behind big rocks," or, "hard head in trouble, yellow witch attacking at lake!"

    It can be an ability shared by both He-Man and Battle Cat, so each could communicate on a limited basis with other people and animals but, of course, with no Power of Grayskull!!! these abilities would disappear and Adam and Cringer's relationship and ability to communicate would be no greater than any other lazy prince and his pet tiger with whom he was raised.
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    Just voted.

    This is how I feel specifically.
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