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Tumblr Tuesday: Stop Motion Animation

Cardboard Life (cardboardlife)
Yarn has never been more animated.

Mind Game Studios (mindgamestudios)
Some tight Lego-centric cinema, as well as previews for a documentary about that whole thing

GIF Bros (gifbros)
Enjoyable perversions of everyday objects.

Jethro Adams (jethroames)
Mostly sponsored content, all really fucking good. 

Don’t Stop Motion (dontstopmotion)
Rachel Ryle’s blog is a hub for all things adorable and colored with pencils. That’s one of the top 10 nice hub situations I can think of. 

GIF by cardboardlife 

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*screams*

Can't Hate on Kubo Without Hating on Legend of Korra and Prince of Egypt

Kubo was a perfect movie. Perfect. It was constantly upping the ante on its gorgeousness and overall action. Definitely the most thrill-heavy of the Laika pictures.

Ignore the whitewashing complaints. The representation is there on screen and if it doesn’t count then neither does Korra, Aang, Prince of Egypt, and even MIYAZAKI! The majority of the cartoons people reblog here on tumblr aaaall star white actors as the majority, no matter the race of the character.

Get a new argument and stop being lazy. And stop ruining the positive flow of energy for a movie that’s trying its damnedest to be accurate and respectful of the culture it’s based on.

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Markiplier Animated | The Itch

Light light light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me
You are with me

(x)

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We asked twenty strangers to kiss for the first time…

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you know it’s going to be a good morning when it starts with this much energy.

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Animator Kyle Bennett has made an animated film based on the good boy comic I made last year. It’s very well done, it had me smiling and then crying. You can see more of their work and see some behind the scene pics over on his blog.

Alright, one last thing on Ghostbusters

There’s no clear rolls in this movie. They’re all interchangeable.

In the original, Egon was the straight man and the “brains” of the team. Ray was the enthusiastic “heart” of the team, approaching the paranormal with child-like wonderment. Venkman was… VENKMAN! the “mouth” of the team, the wit, the attitude, and also a sceptic. And Winston was the everyman. He wasn’t a scientist like the others (despite what the new trailer seems to think), he didn’t have experience with the paranormal, he was just a normal dude, like us, the viewers. He was the one we were meant to relate to.

But this new movie?

Sassy skinny one 
Sassy fat one
Sassy blonde skinny one
Sassy black one

And then there’s the CGI ghosts. The original movie didn’t use CGI ghosts. They used practical effects, and it still looks good today (except one stop-motion scene towards the end of the movie). When 1980′s practical effects look more convincing than fucking 2016 CGI, you’ve got a fucking problem, dude.

And while I like the idea of them having additional weaponry (I mean, come on, it’s been 30 years, technology advances), it just makes me wonder Why the fuck the ghost trap looks like shit. It’s this huge, bulky bear trap looking thing.
The trap in the original films was this little hand-held box thing. How do you advance a technology and then take major steps BACKWARDS with one of the most crucial pieces of equipment? How the hell do they even lug that thing around?

You could say “But Hoody, it’s just a trailer” No, fuck you. A trailer is supposed to give you an idea of what the movie will be like, it’s supposed to make you want more, and the “more” is the film itself.

If THIS is what they’re putting out as a representation of their film to make viewers want to see it, then I can only assume that it’s going to be a really bad movie. Mediocre at best. And it sure as FUCK has nothing to do with sexism.

I’m gonna go watch the original movie to wash this bullshit out of my eyes

Iyami won’t stop haunting my dreams

Usually it’s some dumb little in-character thing where he’s trying to somehow scam me (the best being one where I THOUGHT we were working together to escape a deserted island but he was planning to ditch me the whole time), but last night he showed up as an honest-to-goodness poorly-stop-motion-animated Eldritch monstrosity screaming across a landscape