Dreamworks does certain things better than Disney
Blue Sky does certain things better than Disney
Laika does certain things better than Disney
Disney is no longer the singular outlet for quality American animated films anymore
Get over it and get used to it
Everyone else is like, “Sanic was in Steven Universe!” Yeah, that’s cool, but honestly…
UTENA WAS IN STEVEN UNIVERSE!!! REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA!!!
Steven Universe and Utena? Two of my favorite things, right there, folks.
(Oh hey, first time making gifs.)
yesss it’s good to see the side-by-side b/c I was freaking out during the episode
(but also afraid that I was Too Utena To Live and just seeing what I wanted to see)
im literally gonna die like. this is the most incredible thing ever
I’ll stop the world and smelt with you
Wasn’t expecting that
True love is world domination and that is beautiful
This is the best relationship to have hands down,
James Baxter — Moses from Prince of Egypt [x]
THE ANIMATION IN THIS MOVIE IS SO PERF UGH
What you mean to say is that James Baxter is perfect <3 The man is an animation god/legend. FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. In fact, the man is especially renown for his work on “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”
That’s why in an episode of Adventure Time, there is an incredibly well animated horse who rolls around on his ball and says his name “Jaaaaaaaaames Baxter!” and brings cheer to everyone around him. Finn and Jake become jealous of his ability to make people smile and try to mimic him, find their own way of spreading joy and then finally accept that sometimes you can’t be as good as some other people at some things. It was a commentary by Pendleton Ward about how he always wanted to be a legend just like James, but in the end you have to do you own thing and achieve greatness in your own way.
James Baxter voiced the horse himself, too.
No wonder that horse was so well animated
who doesn’t love James Baxter
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…”
For more information, read more at the source:
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.