one of my biggest dreams ive ever had is to create a culture of respect for animation here in the states- not just artsy shorts, which are cool, not family-friendly (entertains mom and dad too!) films, but ALL animation. i want to make big budget animated films that are pg-13 and R. i want to break down those ideas and change the way animated features are viewed, fuck with expectations.
all these people sniffing at animation like it’s simply childish and below them are gonna be sore ass losers someday because i’ve got a giant, untouched market waiting for me in the future.
"Book Of Life"
Some of the artwork unveiled for the upcoming animated film from studio ReelFX. The movie has a released date of October 17th 2014. I can’t wait for a trailer!
”..Book of Life hails from Fox Animation and Reel FX Animation Studios (which previously made Free Birds). Guillermo del Toro is one of the producers of the feature, which is set on the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead and tells of a young man named Manolo who is torn between what he wants to do (play guitar and win the heart of the girl of his dreams) and what his family wants him to do. He ends up traveling across three different worlds to find himself…”
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WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT
GUILLERMO DEL TORO
IS DOING AN ANIMATED FILM
ANS ITS MEXICAN AS SHIT OHGOD
THIS NEEDS TO HAAAPPPEENN
this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations
yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!
It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll
I watched the first episode. I can’t vouch for the rest of it but the first episode made my heart swell a bit. A lot of it is about finding those people that you can make your guides and role models, and that’s not something I feel like we get to see a lot, we see the kids just left to forge through on their own in the big and scary.
Wavedash why did you do this to me.
The anime seems to grab just a slice of the full manga’s story (obviously) but despite Horou Musuko being one of my favorite manga of all time, I never did finish the anime. I didn’t think it was all that interesting an adaptation, and it’s so good as a comic.
The Horou Musuko manga is not only good, it’s really important. It follow a transgendered girl and a transgendered boy and it follows them encountering and stuggling with:
- trans* objectification
- the intersection of gender identity and sexuality
- what adult life will be like as a trans* person
- experimenting with (“trying on”) gender signifiers
- evolving identities
- binary questioning
- being a partner to a trans* person
All while mired in Japanese society and expectations.
Luckily for EVERYONE, Fantagraphics press is translating and publishing the comic is BEAUTIFUL hardbound volumes.
But if you don’t have the money, I know you can easily find scanlations online, which are translated all the way to the end (Fantagraphics is about half way.)
That comic about trans* youth you were always looking for?
Here it is.
Favourite animators: You Yoshinari (吉成曜)
- Introduction to You Yoshinari’s style
- You Yoshinari’s amazing artwork
- Sakuga: The Animation of Anime pt.11 - You Yoshinari: Gainax & Trigger Superstar
- Some of the scenes animated by You Yoshinari: part 1, part 2, part 3
- List of anime he’s worked on + sakuga wiki
- Don’t forget to click the gifs for the titles and additional notes!
- And yes, he is the one who directed “Little Witch Academia”
I love Anastasia but they get so much shit wrong and I had to talk about it.
As a history major currently studying Soviet Russia I would like to formally bless this post
History majors have a hard time just sitting and enjoying period pieces….especially with others
"Wait a second…that’s not right…"
^ You understand me friend
I was about to be like “jeez it’s just a cartoon” but nearly died laughing at this post multiple time. read this post. it’s good post
"Non. I do not give une fuck"
Some Non-Disney Couples! (Sorry if your favorites are not included)
Someone give me the names to all of these PLEASE
From Left to Right.
Thumbelina, Cats Don’t Dance, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Thief and the Cobbler, Anastasia, Corpse Bride, Rock-a-doodle, Rio, The Croods, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Shrek, An American Tail, Titan AE, The Pebble and the Penguin, Quest for Camelot, The Last Unicorn, The Prince of Egypt, Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron, The Swan Princess, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, The Road to El Dorado, Balto, The Princess and the Goblin, We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story, The Iron Giant, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.
I watched Atlantis today and IT WAS JUST SO BEAUTIFUL. This is what I am going to think about when I feel sad.
I actually have screencaps of Milo’s face saved on my computer forever because Atlantis was an animation masterpiece.
I burst out laughing at these
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A SPIRIT GIFSET MY ENTIRE LIFE
I DONT THINK YOU UNDERSTAND
This is one of the most underrated animated films of all time. After it came out and the hype died down, people just seem to have forgotten about it. I watched it again recently and was shocked at how good it really was.
WHO COULD NOT BE BROKEN