best animals of 2013

Marmots are mostly vegetarians, but on occasion have been known to eat each others’ young…or just one too many cookies.

This chubby marmot could probably use a copy of our latest health book, Healthy At Home. It’s okay, fat marmot. We struggle with cookie eating too.

i-am-currently-arting-deactivat  asked:

Do you think Disney will try to create 2-d animated movies again? Maybe for a throwback to honour the golden years of Disney? Also

That would be amazing but unfortunately, I don’t believe it’s possible. Disney has been avoiding 2D animation ever since the release of The Princess And The Frog back in 2009 because (according to them) it failed commercially and wasn’t a huge box office hit like their following movies: Tangled, Wreck-it Ralph, Frozen, Zootopia, and now Moana which all happen to be 3D. Also, Disney shut down its hand-drawn animation division in 2013 and laid off some of their best animators. I personally prefer traditional animation as I grew up watching and loving Disney’s renaissance releases. 

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Once upon a time, there was a freckle-faced little boy, and he told his mom and his dad that one day he was gonna work at Walt Disney Animation, and they did something amazing. They supported him, and they believed in him, and from the bottom of his heart, he thanks them. Thank you.

Big Hero 6 : winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

WIRED magazine published this chart online recently, comparing 2000s animated features from Disney and from Pixar with how they were received, based on Rotten Tomatoes scores, domestic gross earnings (in millions, adjusted for inflation) and Oscar nominations and wins. 

Disney Animation cranked out classics in the ‘90s but slipped badly in the new millennium—just as Pixar was soaring. From the box office to awards, Pixar reigned supreme, while Disney struggled. It wasn’t until Frozen, in 2013, that Disney snagged a best animated feature Oscar—12 years and seven Pixar wins after the award’s 2001 debut. Here’s Disney’s road to redemption.

— LYDIA BELANGER, WIRED

Presenting the information in such a way to make it all the more powerful, this chart really helps you visualize just how a good story — with good characters and a lot of heart — makes a huge difference in the reception of an animated film. 

Even so, Disney’s “lesser” films had an impact on the audiences, too. Which of the above films inspires you the most as an animator or animation fan?

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The 86th Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Feature

Frozen (2013) Directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee

“Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.”

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I absolutely love For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)

I’m so in love with Idina Menzel’s vocals.

The first time I heard it was on Tumblr. like before the movie came out which means that the clip hasn’t come out yet. So when I heard just the audio, when Idina hit that last part. I cried. I guess it’s because of how I get so emotional listening to people’s sing their hearts out.

I’m not making any sense xC

Anyway, this is my favourite set of Elsa. I love her expressions here, building up to that dramatic note!. (When do I not love her)

(Anna is in there too hahah)