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Moana at Cannes

Disney’s first Polynesian princess movie is a musical in the tradition of “The Little Mermaid” or “Pocohontas,” and it opens with a song number with Moana’s birth that brings to mind The Circle of Life from “The Lion King.” The story is set 2,000 years ago, where 16-year-old Moana wants to set sail to explore nearby islands. After her grandmother’s death, she sneaks away in a boat (despite her father’s instructions not to do so), along with sidekicks in the form of a pig (Pua) and a rooster (Hei). When she gets stranded on an island, she meets mythical hero Maui (Dwayne Johnson), who wears tattoos that come to life and an owns a magical sea hook, but he’ll need our heroine’s help.

“Moana” is the rare Disney film headlined by a character who isn’t white, a goal that has become more of a priority for Disney/Pixar, according to comments from Lasseter at this week’s “Inside Out” press conference. In his remarks today, Lasseter revealed that members of the Disney team travelled to the South Pacific for research and they have run the story by a group of “fishmakers, anthropologists and elders” who live in the region. “We have gotten their notes, their blessings,” Lasseter said.

Via Variety 

Disney’s first Polynesian princess movie is a musical in the tradition of “The Little Mermaid” or “Pocahontas,” and it opens with a song number with Moana’s birth that brings to mind The Circle of Life from “The Lion King.” The story is set 2,000 years ago, where 16-year-old Moana wants to set sail to explore nearby islands. After her grandmother’s death, she sneaks away in a boat (despite her father’s instructions not to do so), along with sidekicks in the form of a pig (Pua) and a rooster (Hei). When she gets stranded on an island, she meets mythical hero Maui (Dwayne Johnson), who wears tattoos that come to life and an owns a magical sea hook, but he’ll need our heroine’s help.

“Moana” is the rare Disney film headlined by a character who isn’t white, a goal that has become more of a priority for Disney/Pixar, according to comments from Lasseter at this week’s “Inside Out” press conference. In his remarks today, Lasseter revealed that members of the Disney team travelled to the South Pacific for research and they have run the story by a group of “fishmakers, anthropologists and elders” who live in the region. “We have gotten their notes, their blessings,” Lasseter said.

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I don’t think there should be an Incredibles 2. I think it was one of those movies that would be best as a stand alone movie. The sequel will probably not be as good as the first one. What I mean is one of those movies that’s so great nobody wants it to end after the first movie, but when said sequel comes out, it’s so horrible it serves as an insult to the first movie. The Disney classics are probably the best example. The first movies of Mulan, Lion King, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Cinderella, Pocohantas, Little Mermaid, etc. had stunning animation, beautiful scenes, wonderful music, while their sequels were of much lower quality. People who are pumping up themselves imagining what the sequel will be like are only setting themselves up for disappointment, because they will not meet your high expectations.

Also I’m excited for Cars 3, because unlike Incredibles, they don’t have extremely high expectations. I thought the 2nd one was good, despite what many say and I thought that it was great to experiement with a risky genre of racing/spy children’s movie. I think the 3rd one will be better because I’m sure they’ll learn from their mistakes from the second one and improve based on it. I wish more people would see it like that instead of being on the “yay Incredibles good, boo Cars 2 bad!” bandwagon.

anonymous asked:

Hi I have a question for the mods, least favorite Disney sequel and why? Thank you :)

I’m always offended by what they did to Ariel and Eric in the Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea

edit: because Eric gets about 2 seconds of screentime and Ariel just doesn’t seem to keep any of her personality from the first movie. I know people like to say “she’s older, she’s a mom” but that’s no excuse

Disney Tag

I was tagged by itwilljustbeanotherstorysomeday, thank you!
1. The Little Mermaid - a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water” Meg in Written in Red
“It’s a chick movie. Merri Lee said that means girls like it, not that there are small birds in it.”
“What’s a stag stick? Oh. Oh.”
2. Cinderella - a character who goes through a major transformation
Sydney Sage – starting from Vampire Academy to the end of  Bloodlines
3. Snow White - a book with an eclectic cast of characters
Hmm, most books have 1… Magnus Bane comes to mind…
4. Sleeping Beauty - a book that put you to sleep
I don’t think a book has put me to sleep ever
5. The Lion King - a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood
I have someone in mind… but it’ll be a spoiler if I tell you
6. Beauty and the Beast - A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful
I’m still intimidated by Les Miserables
7. Aladdin - a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse
I can’t tell you it will be another spoiler!
8. Mulan - a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not
well, Cinder does that a few times.
9. Toy Story - a book with characters you wish would come to life
What’s the point… it’s not like they’d come alive in my house
10. Disney Descendants - your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character
Daughter of smoke and bone had interesting villains
I tag: laura-silvae and copperandcream

hecklord asked:

also! seeing your huge post about little mermaid 2 reminded me to ask but: what are some of your favorite disney movies? :0

Hahahaha oh my god I’m having so much fun watching everyone go on a wild goose chase for “Bridget the facebook liveblogger” because they think “lunatama” is just a facebook reposter? its like screaming into a void

When I was a kid, my favourite disney movie was The Little Mermaid. I was absolutely nuts about mermaids and carried that Ariel barbie with me everywhere (this one. The same doll that plays Rachel Tice in TMPGIS, incidentally). In recent years, I’ve had a sort of renewed love in Mulan and Beauty and the Beast… I think Ariel was a little bit too flighty and pixie dream girl for modern-me’s tastes. Not to mention “I’M SIXTEEN YEARS OLD! I’M NOT A CHILD” haha i have bad news for you

In Nostalgia Chick’s words, Belle is “a little off, a little weird, well-read when it wasn’t fashionable for a woman to be”. Mulan was just a straight-up enjoyable movie. … Uh… and this is kind of embarrassing, but I still really enjoy Pocahontas. I also actually enjoyed Big Hero 6, if we’re speaking modern-day non-disney princess movies hauaaeuaheehe

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Can we take a minute to talk about this movie?

This right to VHS movie gets a lot of bad cred. It was one of my absolute favorites growing up though, because I was a huge Ariel fan. Then after watching it years later I hated it. Once more I watched it recently and actually liked it. Now my appreciation of this movie could be purely nostalgia, however, it could be a deeper appreciation for the movie and story itself.

The first main con for my is that Eric and Flounder both have different voice actors which make them sound aggravating, old and disconnected from the story. This movie would have been so much better if they had Christopher Daniel Barnes (Eric) and Jason Marin (Flounder) return. I mean c'mon! Even Pat Carroll (Ursula, Morgana) came back and her character was killed off!

Similar to the non-returning voice actors is the fact that, because this wasn’t a major motion picture, Alan Menken was replaced by Danny Troob. Menken’s music made the first movie and is part of the magic of that film. Troob’s music in the sequel adds to my next con-silliness.

I didn’t care for the silliness that all the characters had. This is the same mistake that they made in other disney classics sequels (of which they made MANY in TLM2 era). All of the humor was aimed so closely at children and loses the actual storytelling skills that the original movie had.

The final major aspect of the Sequel is that we never have a prince for Melody. I’m a major fan of the romance in princess movies and Melody never actually had a prince. Sure, there is the merboy but I’m sensing some friend zoning going on there, just saying.

Now. All the major cons out of the way, what I loved about the movie. I loved that we were able to see more of Atlantica. I’m always up for more backstories, so I was happy to see more of a mermaid’s life.

I love the Ariel and Melody relationship. Honestly I just love seeing Ariel being faced with basically her teenage self and trying to hold her tongue, (not always at the right time), when she knows Melody would not listen.

I also have a thing for Tip and Dash, even if they are just an arctic Timon and Pumba. They are fun and clueless and, even though it is silly and ain’t no Alan Menken, I love the song “Melody, Tip & Daring Dash”.

Additionally, I love Melody. Sure she is headstrong, but she is fourteen. In all honesty she is much less aggravating than I was at fourteen, She isn’t boy crazed like her Mother was (even if I wish she had found a guy) plus! She is beautiful. and has that perfect mermaid hair. She is begging for trouble and is turning into a her Mother more than she thinks she is. Honestly there is just something about her that I love a lot.

Finally, I absolutely love the nods and references to the first movie. “I was a regular fish out of water” says Ariel and of course Louis and Sebastian’s rivalry. There are so many more, what are your favorite References to The Little Mermaid? What are your thoughts on The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea? Your favorite parts, character or songs? Let me know by reblogging or messaging me! I’m eager to hear your comments.

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bookishdruid asked:

Top five movies

I think I have to break this down into two separate categories.

Non-Disney:

1. Forrest Gump

2. Children of Men

3. Edward Scissorhands

4. Ben-Hur

5. Dances with Wolves

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Disney:

1. The Little Mermaid

2. Frozen

3. Mary Poppins

4. Beauty and the Beast

5. Bedknobs and Broomsticks

My Top 15 Favorite Disney Films

15) Bedknobs and Broomsticks

14) 101 Dalmatians (animated)

13) Return to Oz

12) Enchanted

11) The Great Mouse Detective

10) The Princess and the Frog

9) Mary Poppins

8) Sleeping Beauty

7) Alice in Wonderland (animated)

6) Aladdin

5) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

4) The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

2) Frozen

1) Beauty and the Beast

Honorable Mentions

Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Big Hero 6, Treasure Planet, Fantasia, Fantasia 2000, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Robin Hood

Disney Book Tag

I was tagged by the lovely yabookaddict to do the Disney Book Challenge, where I compare books to classic Disney movies. Thank you for the tag 😘


1. The Little Mermaid - a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”

Melody- Out of Mind

2. Cinderella - a character who goes through a major transformation

Clayton Riddell- The Cell

3. Snow White - a book with an eclectic cast of characters

The Help

4. Sleeping Beauty - a book that put you to sleep

Lullabies For Little Criminals

5. The Lion King - a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

Dolores- Out of My Mind

6. Beauty and the Beast - A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful

The Hour I First Believed and Room

7. Aladdin - a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse

Scout, Jem, and Dill- To Kill A Mockingbird

8. Mulan - a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not

Marisa- In my Enemy’s House

9. Toy Story - a book with characters you wish would come to life

Interview with the Vampire

10. Disney Descendants - your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character

Death- The Book Thief


I tag bookwardeverlasting
mind—full bookwormbabe89 just-whatever-fuck-it books-cupcakes whispersofthesilentwind magic-in-every-book whatlovelybooks

Whoever else I didn’t tag (and there’s probably a lot of you) who would like to do it, feel free to do so.

i checked out so many movies in the last 2 days i watched the high school musical movies, Ahs seasons 1-3, all of renaissance disney like cinderella and the little mermaid and pocahontas and beauty and the beast, and a documentary on clams

Tags

I have been tagged in a……few things, so I thought I’d answer them all at once! 


First, by whatificantletgo:

name: Lauren
date and location of birth: August 17th in the UK. 
last thing i googled: it was a book, which doesn’t surprise me at all (The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig)
gender: lady

sexual orientation: 

one place that makes you happy: the beach in helford passage, cornwall

fav movie: the riot club 
what im wearing: jeans, stripy jack wills t-shirt and a nautical cardigan
last book i read: I’m reading House of Windows by my friend Alexia Casale, and I’ve just finished Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy and The Royal We by Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks. I highly recommend all three. 


The Disney tag by littlebundleofbooks:

1. The Little Mermaid - a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”.
Leila from Kiss me First by Lottie Moggach

2. Cinderella - a character who goes through a major transformation.
Harry in May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes

3. Snow White - a book with an eclectic cast of characters.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

4. Sleeping Beauty - a book that put you to sleep.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

5. The Lion King - a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood.

Locke Lamora from The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch


6. Beauty and the Beast - A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

7. Aladdin - a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse.
Achilles wanting to win the Trojan War in The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

8. Mulan - a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not.
Hannah said Katherine Finchley from my book The Next Together, so I clearly have to keep that answer in.

9. Toy Story - a book with characters you wish would come to life.
Sandman by Neil Gaiman (I wanna have a sleepover with ice cream and rom coms with Death and gossip about Dream)

10. Disney Descendants - your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character.

Crowley from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett


Tagged by nataliebina:

Physical Book or E-book? Physical books! But I have a soft spot for ebooks so I can read ARCs early.

Audio or Book In Hand? a bit of both, but mainly reading because they’re cheaper

Paperback or Hardcover? pretty hardbacks

Adult or Young Adult? YA for sure. 

Series or Standalone? standalones I think - I never seem to finish series, and I hate waiting on a cliffhanger

Dog Ears or Bookmarks? [horrified gasp] i would never ever dog ear a book!

Breaking The Spine or Barely Opening The Book? Barely open. I hate creased spines. 

Borrow or Buy? buybuybuybuy. I hoard books like gold. 

Bookstore or Online? online at Foyles

Fiction or Non-Fiction? I want to escape real life by reading!

Fantasy or Real Life Issues? historical for sure

Kindle, IPad or Other? I’m a kindle girl.

Monster Read or Short and Sweet? short and sweet so I can get through my horrendous to-read pile

Starry Eyed Romance or Full of Action? why do i have to even choose??

Curl Up In a Snuggie or Bathe In The Sun? neither- you can’t beat reading in the bath

Zombies or Unicorns? zombies. 


Thank you for all the questions guys! 

I tag my ten most recent followers to do whichever of these they like. They are apparently:

fearless-wisconsin-prep, kuroxdeid, jessieisthesheet, thecrazydirector21, bookswithvodka, rainy-day-fashion, babygillig, upsidedownlaptopscribbler, itsinthestars, myromancenovel.

revolting-phantom97 asked:

2, 3, 6, 10, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, and 50! Sorry Chloe but I'm really curious.

Thank you so much Marissa!!!

2:Top 5 Disney movies

  1. Sleeping Beauty
  2. The Princess and the Frog
  3. Aladdin
  4. Snow White
  5. The Little Mermaid

3:Favorite Princess- Aurora!!


6:Favorite villain- Cruella Deville!

10:Disneyland or Disney World- never been there :( :( :(

42:List the princesses from most favorite to least favorite- Marissa why????

  1. Aurora
  2. Tiana
  3. Snow 
  4. Cinderella
  5. Ariel
  6. Pocahontas
  7. Belle
  8. Jasmine
  9. Merida 
  10. Mulan
  11. Elsa
  12. Anna
  13. Punz

44:Which princess’ personality is most similar to yours-  I think official princess would be Aurora :) (unofficial would be Giselle or Lottie)

45:All time favorite song- Well I have Princes Ali stuck in my head so today it is my favorite 

46:Favorite love song- A Whole New World

47:Favorite villain song- Poor Unfortunate Soles

50. Everything Miss Charlotte wears 

Thank you so much Marissa!! Sorry this took a long time 

walkmanquill207 asked:

1-9, 57, 63

Eeee! Hey! Thanks so much for asking!

1. All time favourite Disney movie - Don’t do this to me :L Oh my god oh my god… Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan that’s as close to one answer as you’re going to get :L

2. Top 5 movies - (no order) The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan, Frozen. Oliver and Company

3. Favourite princess - Miss Ariellllll!

4. Favourite prince - my new fave, prince Philip (gorgeous perfect ray of starlight)

5. Fave couple - Ariel and Eric

6. Fave villian - Ursulaaaa, the sass, the tentacles, the villian musical number, she is perfect

7. Fave heroine - Jane!

8. Fave hero - Herc :3

9. Fave sidekick - Pascal (I have a Pascal plushie and I love him omg)

57. Most underrated Disney film - Oliver and Company, the 80s music is perfection and the characters are adorable 11/10 would recommend

63. Last Disney movie you watched - Sleeping Beauty I think? It was on Sky Movies the other night (: But I’ve been watching a lot of Disney films recently to cheer myself up (:

Thank you thank you for the ask (:

Disney Book Tag

I was tagged by the magnificent ejsmash (who’s blog is fantastic!!!) to do the Disney Book Challenge, where I compare books to classic Disney movies.

1. The Little Mermaid - a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”         

Thomas - The Maze Runner

2. Cinderella - a character who goes through a major transformation

Guy Montag - Fahrenheit 451

3. Snow White - a book with an eclectic cast of characters

Let The Great World Spin - Colum McCann

4. Sleeping Beauty - a book that put you to sleep

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (in a bad way)

5. The Lion King - a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood 

Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl

6. Beauty and the Beast - A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful   

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

7. Aladdin - a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse  

Charlie Gordon - Flowers for Algernon 

8. Mulan - a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not  

Jay Gatsby - The Great Gatsby       

9. Toy Story - a book with characters you wish would come to life              

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordian

10. Disney Descendants - your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character

Severus Snape - Harry Potter