I was the one who had it all
I was the master of my fate
I never needed anybody in my life
I learned the truth too late
I’ll never shake away the pain
I close my eyes, but she’s still there
I let her steal into my melancholy heart
It’s more than I can bear
Now I know she’ll never leave me
Even as she runs away
She will still torment me, call me, hurt me
Move me, come what may
Wasting in my lonely tower
Waiting by an open door
I’ll fool myself, she’ll walk right in
And be with me forevermore
Evermore Disney Beauty and the beast 2017
I have not yet seen the beauty and the beast because I’m not excited about this film, BeB is my favourite Disney animated movie and I am so jealouse and protective lol. The idea of this live action…I don’t like, sorry…
But I heard this song and guys, I cried, the emotional intensity, the pain, his voice, his love for Belle, omg I die
Beauty and the Beast has always been my favourite disney and favourite animated movie. I find it just perfect, the story, the characters, the emotions, the magic… when Belle fell in love with the Beast, I fell in love with the movie. So when I heard about a live adaptation, I couldn’t hide my excitement, but at the same time, I knew I would be even more severe with it. I watched it this morning and let’s say it right away, it’s far from the level of its predecessor, but it’s not a bad movie either. I would even say, it’s ok.
Let’s talk about the story and direction first. No surprise, as an adaptation, it follows the same path, keeping the dialogs and iconic moments, and for those parts I can say it was pretty good. Then come the adding scenes and here, I am shared. Some are very welcome like those focusing on the father and his past (having more details about Belle’s mom permits a further connection with the Beast who lost his mother too, so it serves to the story). But other scenes are just pointless, and mostly focused on secondary characters. For example, they decided to include the enchantress in the movie but…..she is totally useless…. I felt it like it was to throw a celebrity’s face at us, I didn’t understand the point of this character :/ Also, what a mistake to show the prince as human in the beginning!!!!!! I admit, this is the thing that made me cringe hard. Let me explain. The 1st Disney presented us the man as a Beast, because that was characterized him at this moment, even as human he was just a Beast. But we learn to discover the human in him, until finally meet him under his true appearance. SHOWING THE PRINCE IN THE FIRST SCENE RUINED THIS >< !!!!! **angry** I didn’t like how they handle the very end either, it should have been Belle & Prince moments, when the world is singing their tale. But the many second character got a moment too and it even stopped on the singer’s face, like why?? There’re some choices of direction I clearly didn’t understand. Anyway, it works for the most part but like I said, some things were pointless.
What about the characters now? Well, I have to say it, the Beast was GREAT. And really, that was the thing I was going to be so much critical, since, I think it’s the same for everyone who loved the animated version, we have all melted for him and learnt to love him like Belle did. And this is exactly the case here, at least for me. I even think they handled it a bit better tbh. In the first movie, The Beast went from a grumpy attitude to a pretty sweet guy quite suddenly. Here, after being saved by Belle, he is softer for sure but he still has a grumpy character because he still doesn’t know how to act near Belle. But his gaze changed for sure, you can see the emotions through his eyes, like in the animated version. And once again, I melted for him, I could see the human there. And it’s a shame Belle wasn’t as good sadly. Don’t get me wrong, Emma Watson is a good Belle really, she plays it well and her performance is fine. It’s just she was lacking of something I’d say….I needed more delight? she kept a lot the “tender smiling face” but I expected her to be more expressive seeing all the magical things happening around her. Even during the danger with the wolves, she doesn’t look afraid really. She was maybe a bit too reserved. But at least, when he was with the Beast, her expressions were more “alive”, so it’s not that bad either. But she has also some positive side like the way she is actually asking why everyone has this appearance. Belle is curious and willing to help, so it seems normal she would wonder about this, in the animated it always seems a bit odd to me she never asked anything about the origin of the magical things around her. Concerning the secondary characters now, there are actually pretty good. Gaston was the best character for me like omg he was perfect. I couldn’t see a better Gaston x) Lefou was fine too, pretty funny and very lovable imo. The father, having more development than in the original, was more interesting personally. Then for the castle servants, I have nothing to say either, they’re funny, dynamic, enjoyable, and well interpreted (emma thompson especially). But like I said before, the enchantress role was useless and some other characters didn’t really need more expositions.
Now, the music. I am gonna say this but the best parts of the movie are for sure the musical scenes. It’s exactly how I pictured the live version of them, big, very well choreographed, colorful and memorable. I’m crazy of Alan Menken’s themes in this film, and hearing them in cinema, I swear it gave me the chills so much (and I almost teared up during the main song/////). There are also new songs, and they haven’t all caught me the same, some are even not really necessary in my opinion, being very short and adding anything in particular. But How Does A Moment Last Forever and Evermore will definitely stay in your mind (Evermore is my new disney crush song >v<). Ok ok, I’m gonna say it though, I heard a lot about it before the movie but, yeah yeah, Emma Watson’s auto tune is too obvious and even a bit distracting ^^’’ I watched it in english so tbh I wonder how it would be in french now (I don’t even know if the songs are dubbed).
I will end with the decorations and costumes. It was really massive and I can see all the works behind it, and really I can say I’ve been very pleased most of the time. I still can’t love Belle’s dress though xDD just, no…
So, if you have read all of this, I’m sorry ahaha I love so much talking cinema and I knew I would have a lot to say for this one. So my finale opinion? The best live version of all certainly but it has its disappointing details. It’s still a fine adaptation imo, I’m satisfied with it even if it won’t ever replace my first love, the first movie.
Top 10 Favourite Disney Animated Movies (in order) → #6: A Goofy Movie (1995) ∟ Do you need a break from modern living? Do you long to shed your weary load? If your nerves are raw and your brain is fried, just grab a friend and take a ride, together upon the open road.
Ever wondered who was behind your favourite Disney characters? Let’s take a look!
First, let’s start off with who I believe is the most well known amongst Disney and animation fans, Glen Keane.
Glen Keane is, as seen above, the man behind Rapunzel and arguably the driving force behind Tangleds success. He was also one of Disney’s most popular figures in the Disney Renaissance, he animated Ariel, Beast, Pocahontas, Tarzan and even Marahute and Cody from the Rescuers Down Under. But even before the renaissance he had his share in character animation. He animated Gurgi, and Eilonwy from the Black Cauldron, Ratigan from the Great Mouse Detective, and showed his best work on the Bear in the Fox and the Hound. Even after the renaissance, he still stuck around, animating John SIlver in Disney’s Treasure Planet and his final work before his departure from the studio, include some work on Sergeant Calhoun from Wreck-It Ralph and the characters in Paperman.
Another one of Disneys ¨Renaissance Animators¨ is Mark Henn. Henn is known as Disney’s go-to-man for princesses. He did work on Ariel, and animated Jasmine, Belle, Mulan, Tiana, and most recently, Anna from Frozen. Along with Anna, he also animated Olaf in Disney’s Frozen. He also did some work on Lilo and Stitch, Home on the Range, Enchanted, Meet the Robinsons and Winnie the Pooh, animating Pooh himself. He had his share in shorts as well, doing work on How to Hook up your Home Theater, The Prince and the Pauper, and Get a Horse, animating big bad Pete.
Tony Smeed is one of Disney’s new computer animators. He is behind such characters as Abby, from Chicken Little, Rapunzel, Elsa the Snow Queen and Vanellope von Shweetz from Wreck-It Ralph. He also did some work on Bolt and Meet the Robinsons and dabbled tv specials with Disney’s Prep and Landing.
Mark Davis was one of Disney’s Nine Old Men, he is a great villain-man, being the force behind Maleficent and Cruella de Vil. But he also had his share with Disney;s most beloved heroines, including Snow White, Tinkerbell, Aurora, Alice and Cinderella. He even did some Anthropomorphics with Flower and Thumper in Bambi and Br'er Rabbit in Song of the South.
Ollie Johnston, also one of the nine old men, was the man behind the three fairies, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty. He also animated Pinocchio and did some work in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi. In Disney’s Golden Age, he did some work on Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Lady and the Tramp, and Peter Pan. Some of his most notable works are Lady, Tramp, Smee, Mowgli, Pongo, Winnie the Pooh, Wendy, and the Step sisters Anastasia and Drizella from Cinderella.
Frank Thomas is yet another one of the nine old men, and he and Ollie Johnston were and still are a very popular duo for Disney Animation, despite their passing. Frank Thomas was behind such characters as Bambi, Lady Tremaine from Cinderella, the Queen of Hearts, Baloo and King Louie from the Jungle Book and the Penguins from Mary Poppins.
So thats it for the Disney Animators, there are plenty more out there who deserve recognition, but I honestly can’t fit them all in this post, if I did I’d be here doing research for a long long time. So feel free to add your favourite Disney Animators and character designers if you like! Have a magical day!
There’s usually a moment where you have that sudden feeling of “I ship it!” that just hits you. And for Nick and Judy, it was these two scenes in the movie. :D They were amazing.
You know… I went into Zootopia expecting to simply enjoy it. I loved it and it has since become my favourite animated Disney film. X3
I was aware of the WildeHopps ship. Heck, it’s a rare time that the shipping starts BEFORE the movie was released. I was pretty sure I’d come out of it saying “Oh yeah, I see why they ship it. It’s cute. Eh, whatever.”
Not. The. Case.
This is the rare time where I was genuinely praying that two characters would end up together in the end. The one time I was sure the Disney formula would kick in and I’d be more than happy about it. I was hoping…
But sadly, that didn’t happen. However, it’s okay! The fact it’s building on them becoming best friends first is a great way to go. X3
So anyway, it was these two scenes that sold me on the ship. Nick opening up to Judy and showing how much he trusts her… Then Nick forgiving Judy for the previous altercation they’d had. Awwww… <3
Top 10 Favourite Disney Animated Movies (in order) → #3: Beauty and the Beast (1991) ∟ Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter’s night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman’s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?
Top 10 Favourite Disney Animated Movies (in order) → #4: Peter Pan (1953) ∟ All this has happened before, and it will all happen again. But this time it happened in London. It happened on a quiet street in Bloomsbury. That corner house over there is the home of the Darling family. And Peter Pan chose this particular house because there were people here who believed in him.
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)