You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true, anyone can cook… but only the fearless can be great.
Every woman in every Disney/Pixar movie in the past decade has the exact same face
So when I saw this picture for the new Pixar movie Inside Out,
at first I thought the characters were three women and two aliens, but after seeing the trailer I realized the purple and red things were supposed to be dudes. After tracing their faces, I figured out why I was so weirded out:
The two male characters have extremely distinctive face shapes, while the three female characters basically have the exact same shape; round with a small nose.
I took pictures of both male and female characters from recent Disney/Pixar movies:
And then traced both of them. Look at the diversity of male face shapes:
AND THE ABSOLUTE FUCKING RIDICULOUSNESS THAT IS SHOWN HERE:
Just take a second to scroll up and look back at the original pictures in case you think I’m joking.
Apparently every Disney woman is a clone/direct descendant of some primordial creature with huge round cheeks and a disturbingly small nose, because there is no other explanation (yes there is(it’s lazy sexism)) for the incredible lack of diversity among these female faces.
WHY DOES EVERY WOMAN THAT YOU HAVE CREATED IN THE LAST DECADE HAVE THE EXACT SAME FACE SHAPE? AND DON’T TELL ME IT’S BECAUSE WOMEN ARE HARDER TO ANIMATE. STOP ASSUMING EVERY WOMAN HAS A ROUND BABY FACE AND A SHORT CUTE BABY NOSE. YOU CAN’T KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH THIS. GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER.
TL;DR: Boys in animated movies have faces that are square, round, skinny, fat, alien-looking, handsome, and ugly. The only face that girls get to have is some round snub-nosed baby face. That’s not right.
The Prince of Egypt is so lovely, if I could pick a style of animation I’d want to adopt and make more movies with it would be that one. The character designs, landscapes, and color scheme are just very inspirational for me. Then there is Bambi. I love the simplicity of it. There isn’t much dialogue, the animal characters are a wonderful blend of realistic and stylized, and the wildlife backgrounds are perfectly painted. Ratatouille is the only animated movie I can think of that I could watch on loop forever and never get tired of. And of course there are Miyazaki films, of which Kiki’s Delivery Service and Spirited Away are my favorites. Kiki is so similar to how I act now, and how I feel in my life now even though she is just child that when I watch that movie I feel both sad and comforted. Whereas Chihiro is a perfect replica of how I acted when I was her age, her growth is inspirational. Both are animated so wonderfully, so much color and life and movement in every scene. I just adore them.
So that is my long, but short list of favorites, I could write pages and pages on each of these and more—but I’m just going to leave it as is.
Kind of hell to make, but interesting on its own. Was trying to figure out how Pixar would caricaturize Teabiscuits, and I figured he’d have this teeny li’l toothpick body, with a fat head and fatter hair. Like the little evil chef from Ratatouille. Teabiscuits animated by Pixar would be terrific because they would absolutely take advantage of his jowls and Yzma eyes. This big head of fluffy white hair bouncing with every step. Scowls and grimaces and angry rage faces would be magical.
I was super nervous that he wouldn’t like my cottage - I mean, it’s pretty poky - but I think he liked it! We had dinner together (more of my ratatouille!) and then he said that there was a meteor shower he wanted to watch tonight, and that it’d be nice if I could join him.
↳ Well, Mommy never had to face the dinner rush when the orders come flooding in, and every dish is different and none are simple, and all of the different cooking times, but must arrive at the customer’s table at exactly the same time, hot and perfect! Every second counts, you CANNOT be MOMMY!
"You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true - anyone can cook… but only the fearless can be great."