On the 3rd of November 1997, the Spice Girls released “Spiceworld”. The album topped the charts in 13 countries and reached the Top 3 in over 30 countries selling 20 million copies worldwide. Now that is “Girl Power”! ✌🏼️
The decision to turn the Tibetan monk to a Celtic white woman in Dr Strange was not whitewashing. This was purely a political move to try and get the movie to air in the People’s Republic of China. One of the creators admitted to it on stream (though i can’t remember the source) and there’s logic behind it.
Seven years in Tibet was a movie released in 1997. Brad Pitt who starred in it is banned in the PRC, and was banned since the film first aired. Why? Because the movie was based in Tibet. Dr Strange has a Tibetan monk, can you see the correlation?
So in the end, no it was not whitewashing, stop saying it was, and no the decision to suck the Chinese’s half incher was not a good one nor am i defending it.
Halloween Livestream of Disney’s Forgotten, Hauntingly Beautiful Masterpiece NIGHTMARE NED this Saturday 10/29 @ 4 PM EST! #NightmareNed2016
In 1997, Disney released an adventure game for PC that combined 2D, 3D and stop-motion animation. While it was commercially successful at the time and remains a source of nostalgia for those who played it as kids, Nightmare Ned is almost never brought up or discussed otherwise in the modern day, and Disney hasn’t acknowledged the existence of the game (or its subsequent TV series, which was cancelled almost immediately due to going over budget) in nearly 20 years. Here on Halloween 2016, I want to fix that.
Probably the best way to describe the game is “hauntingly gorgeous,” combining a variety of styles and mediums in its art and animation, making it wonderfully atmospheric. The music is also one of the most memorable aspects, with stunning piano pieces that perfectly capture the somber and eerie mood and a number of bizarre and catchy vocal tracks.
Drenched in Burton-esque imagery that Disney wouldn’t start to truly capitalize on for several years afters its release, Nightmare Ned was significantly ahead of its time, yet with every new operating system, it becomes more and more difficult to experience. Too late for DOSBox and for whatever reason ignored by ScummVM developers, the most recent OS where it’s possible to run the game is Windows XP. However the workarounds and headaches necessary to play it on modern machines is nothing less than worth it.
As a fan of Gravity Falls, a similarly spooky Disney production, and Disney’s animation in general, I want to bring this game back into the public consciousness as well as introduce it to those who may have never heard of it before. More than that, with the help of other fans I want to remind Disney of their own incredible creation, and convince them to bring it to a new generation. With a DuckTales reboot on the horizon, a remake or revival of Nightmare Ned isn’t impossible… but we need to be loud enough so that Disney will hear us.
So come to the live stream this Saturday 10/29 @ 4 PM East Coast US (EST) Time on twitch.tv/novainlustris! Reblog this post, tell your friends about the stream and post about it on social media (ESPECIALLY Twitter!) with hashtag #NightmareNed2016! Tweet @Disney, @DisneyAnimation and @DisneyXD and let’s get #NightmareNed2016 trending on Twitter! Together here on Halloween we can get Disney to BRING BACK NIGHTMARE NED!!!
Aaliyah Dana Haughton, singer and film actress, was born in Brooklyn, NY, on this date January 16, 1979. Aaliyah started voice lessons shortly after she learned to talk. Determined to be a star, she signed a contract with Jive Records at the age of 12 and came to popular acclaim in 1994 with her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number. Produced by the successful singer R. Kelly, the album quickly sold a million copies and eventually earned platinum status based largely on the success of two hit singles, “Back and Forth” and “At Your Best (You Are Love).”
While a student in the dance program at Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts (she graduated in 1997), Aaliyah released her sophomore album, One in a Million (1996). Helmed by the well-known pop producer Timbaland and featuring rap performer Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, One in a Million portrayed the 17-year-old singer as a sultry hip-hop chanteuse with a self-confidence well beyond her years. The album garnered favorable reviews and sold two million copies.
In 2000, Aaliyah made her acting debut in the surprise action hit Romeo Must Die, starring opposite martial arts star Jet Li in a Romeo and Juliet-inspired story set in modern-day Los Angeles. She was also an executive producer of the movie’s soundtrack and performed the hit single “Try Again,” which netted her a second Grammy nomination as well as two MTV Music Video Awards for Best Female Video and Best Video From a Film.
Her third album, Aaliyah, was released in July 2001 and reached No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. Also in 2001, she played the title role in Queen of the Damned, based on the bestselling novel by Anne Rice and set for release in 2002. She scored a major casting coup when she signed to appear in two upcoming sequels to the blockbuster sci-fi thriller The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.
Tragically, Aaliyah was killed on August 25, 2001, when a small Cessna passenger plane carrying the singer and her video crew crashed in the Bahamas, where they had just completed work on a video. She is survived by her parents, Diane and Michael Haughton, and an older brother, Rashaad. via bio
Ash I went to listen to 'You Make Me Wanna' because of the chapter title and the song fit this chapter perfectly. Then I saw it was released in 1997. LEVELS. 🙌🏿
Haha! I made sure everything referenced in that chapter was actually out in 1997. (I remember so vividly going to see Spice World, but me and my friend snuck in to see Scream 2 instead, and we were traumatized for life.) It was fun making myself feel old as fuck. 😄
Yesterday marked 18 years since Aaliyah’s songs “Hot Like Fire” and “The One I Gave My Heart To” were released as singles from her second studio album “One In A Million”. The “Timbaland’s Groove Mix” of “Hot Like Fire” was used for the single release instead of the album version.
I just can’t believe Naoko thought up all the senshi this early
I don’t think she did. From what I can see online, this part of Sailor V wasn’t released until 1997, which was after she’d already released Stars. I obviously haven’t made a study of the creation timelines yet, but my understanding is that Sailor V was started first, but then continued kind of sporadically and concurrently to the Sailor Moon manga and anime.