vinny-santorini

So, today in my geology class we discussed the Greek island of Santorini.

All that water in the middle there?

That’s actually a caldera formed after a giant volcano erupted. The land there collapsed and the lagoon in the middle was formed. 

The professor then went on to say that this island is believed to be the origin of the myth of Atlantis.

Then it hit me. 

Santorini

Atlantis

Vinny Santorini.

Very sneaky Disney…

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Underappreciated Characters | Vincenzo ‘Vinny’ Santorini 

“My family owned a flower shop. We would sell roses, carnations, baby’s breath, you name it. One day, I’m making about three dozen corsages for this prom, you know, the one they put on the wrist, and everybody, they come. "Where is it?”, “When is it?”, “Does it match my dress?” It’s a nightmare. Anyway, I guess there was this leak next door of gas or what. BOOM! No more Chinese laundry. Blew me right through the front window. It was like a sign from God. I found myself that boom. “

14 Reasons why Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire kicks ass

1. Diverse cast

Audrey is Hispanic

Sweet is black/Native American

Vinny is Italian

Mole is French

And Kida is Atlantean

which brings us to our next reason…

2. The Atlanteans

This movie features a made-up race called the Atlanteans. Physically, have brown skin, white hair, and varying eye colors. Because of the crystals they wear around their neck, their lifespan is 300 times that of a non-Atlantean human. They possessed extremely advanced technology; they had the power of flight in 300 B.C.!

3. The scenery

4. The language

A language and a writing system was created just for this movie.

Inspired by the Sumerian language of Mesopotamia, it can be compared to other languages from media such as Klingon and Na'vi.

5. Kida

Princess Kidakagash is beautiful, smart, strong, and…

she can fight like hell

She’s also the first princess to later become a queen, followed by Elsa from Frozen. The two are often compared because of this, and also because of their white hair.

6. Character development

The characters all have unique personalities and backstories (inspiring a lot of fanfictions and headcanons)

7. The sass

Three sassmasters in one movie!

8. Vinny Santorini

How could you not love this guy?

9. The movie has funny moments

10. and sad moments

11. The soundtrack

While Atlantis isn’t a musical (meaning the characters don’t sing) it has an awesome score. x

12. Action scenes

Atlantis is one of the few Disney movies with a PG rating (aside from the recent Tangled, Brave, and Frozen, rated PG for ??? reason? In my opinion, if The Hunchback of Notre Dame is rated G, then these movies should be too. Maybe they think the CGI animation makes everything more intense.) Therefore, they have some sweet action/explosion scenes that you don’t usually see in Disney movies.

13. Villain conflict

Neither of the two villains are presented as villains at first; and one of the villains ends up killing the other, leading that villain to fire a zeppelin at the first villain’s ship out of spite.

It’s kinda awesome.

14. Romance is a small side dish, not the main course- which is refreshing for a Disney movie.

but Kida and Milo are so cute together ahh

inspired by this post

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“Atlantis Found!”, Disney Magazine Summer 2001

The cover story for their Atlantis The Lost Empire issue, this article is pretty much excerpts from The Journal of Milo Thatch telling the story of the expedition, which I actually forgot ran throughout late October, starting on October 23rd, 1914 and arriving to Atlantis around the 26th. So it’s been about a month and a 100 years since the movie took place. I wish I caught this earlier.

Lot of production art was used for illustrating the book, so you got a bit of sampling from that here.