I’ve been planning to post this since I watched the movie.
So I watched Beauty and the Beast yesterday, and let me tell you, I am in love with it. I legit told my parents I was gonna marry that goddamn movie.
The story line and moral lesson was so sweet. The characters were so diverse and funny and heartbreaking and just overall amazing (I was legit screaming when I saw how many POC characters were in it, God bless). And even though some scenes were a bit rushed and auto tune was kinda irritating, I loved it.
But the best part of the movie was the introduction to Disney’s first canon, outed gay character.
When I first heard that there was gonna be some representation in a children’s film, I was so excited. However, I was kinda worried Disney would play it off as some joke or even make the person a rude, sinister jerk. When I heard LeFou was gonna be the gay character, it made me even more nervous.
But I saw him and his role in the movie. I was shook.
It was so beautiful.
LeFou - I’m so proud of Disney. He isn’t played off as a comic relief or a thing that shouldn’t exist, but he was so well-written and actually had layers. He went through so much development in the movie. His crush on Gaston influenced much of his actions, but soon he realized what was happening and ultimately found some good in his heart. He helped the antiques in the battle and he finally learned that he deserved more than a ruthless, heartless monster with a habit of leaving old men to die in the wilderness.
In the end, he got a happy ending. He’s over Gaston and is now happy and joyful at the ball dance, especially when a handsome young man - Stanley, I think - joins him in the revel.
Honestly, this movie made me feel so happy. But I’m not only gonna stop here.
If you don’t like the movie because you hate gay people: fuck you. It’s 2017, get your shit straight - actually, it’s already straight. But still - we live in a changing world, and we all know we can’t control love. If a princess can fall in love with a beast, I’m pretty sure two guys have the right to kiss.
Try to argue with me. Try.
Secondly, I know some people have doubts about LeFou being a good representative. Remember what I said above. His sexuality corresponds with his actions and behavior. It is shown many times that he loves Gaston, but he doesn’t stay in that want for him much longer when he realizes what a monster he actually is. Like what Mrs. Potts says: “You’re too good for him.”
So he learns a lesson and gets some development. But we have a final thing we have to discuss before I end this.
Many people are pretty upset that there isn’t much representation in general. That there isn’t enough, and most of what happens brings you laughing your ass off.
And to that I say: Look.
Look how far Disney has come. We went from a movie about how true love is always the answer (which it isn’t) to a movie with a diverse cast and the lesson that there is always good and kindness in our hearts. I’m proud that Disney has taken it’s first step (but not the last, mind you) in exploring different cultures and peoples from Polynesian tribes to their first gay character that isn’t “just a joke.” And this probably isn’t the last time we’ll see this kind of diversity.
Disney is taking baby steps, but I will wait for the rest of my life for a time where the LGBTQ+ community is nothing but ordinary. That we exist and we are more than just fetishes and stereotypes.
Be patient. This isn’t forever. Just like how it isn’t forever till you finally come to terms with your sexuality or gender identity. How it isn’t forever till you come out. How it isn’t forever till you make a difference in the world and win equality for all.
I hear so much about how little representation was shown and how the movie failed with it - but take the time to realize. We’re lucky we got actual representation. We’re lucky we’re here today, watching the birth of the first gay Disney character who’s outed and he isn’t just some doofus or laughingstock.
We’re lucky Disney finally heard us and listened.
Maybe they screwed up. Maybe they didn’t. You have your own opinion on how they played it out, and I have mine. But I want you all to know this isn’t the last time we’ll see this. This isn’t the last time we’ll find our community on the screen where so many different people can see.
If Disney doesn’t make more movies with more representation, like hell we would rest. We will make our voices heard, and we will make sure they know we aren’t going to rest until we are seen as valuable as a straight or cis person. We will make sure people will see who we are.
But right now, let’s just look. Look at how people are changing, how minds and ideas are changing. How the world is changing.
One day the world will change. One day everyone will be accepted for who they are, regardless of religion, sexuality, race, gender, kin, age, weight, or anything else. One day, love will bring people together instead of driving them apart, and hate would be something of the past.
It sounds poetic, I know. Even downright stupid.
But I hope this day will come.
The movement for equal rights had started long, long ago, and it’s not done yet. We will fight for our rights. And we still fight today.
This movie is not the start of Disney’s diversity, and it isn’t the end. I have a feeling they’re gonna make more representation in the times yet to come. But let’s be happy they took another step. A step that’ll help show the world that we’re all as valid as society’s “norms.”
I’m so proud of LeFou and what Disney has done, and I can’t wait for more.
So this imagine was inspired by Fantastic Beast’s movie because I just saw it yesterday and it was amazing. I wish all the beasts were real, they are so cute💕
Prompt: Reader has a suitcase and Draco want to know whats in it.
Warnings: a little fluff, some bullying also, and cute Fin the bowtruckle
Y/n: Your name
Everyone had always told you that life at Hogwarts was always going to be great. For you… not so much. I mean, you enjoyed learning and just being there. Lets just say, you were the least most liked person there. The only friend you had was the infamous Slytherin Prince.
Yup.The Draco Malfoy was your only best friend at Hogwarts. Many are probably asking ‘How did y/n end up having Draco who is well know around here, as a bestfriend?. Well you didn’t even know yourself!
You were currently walking down the corridors with your brown leather suitcase that you sometimes carried, when none other than Pansy Parkinson bumped into you. Your suitcase fell along with you.
’“Watch where you’re going freak!
” I-i-i’m sorry. I was just trying t-to um get through.
“ Ugh.It’s you again. Why does Draco even like you?! And why do you always carry that stupid case with you!?”
“ You know what, I don’t have time for this!”
You were left on the floor of the corridors. Nobody dared to help you up, let alone look at you. You would of gotten up but you were frozen on the spot. You kept your head down. ‘I am not gonna cry, not again’ you told yourself.
“y/n?! Hey are you okay?!”
You looked up to see Draco kneeled in front of you. Concern across his face. He stood up and you took his hand. Pulling you up with him. You two started walking side by side.
“Thanks. And i’m fine, it was just Pansy again"
“Y/n, she has to stop doing this to you. You have to tell someone.”
“I can’t. If I do she’ll probably so worse to me then she does now! ”
“If thats the case then i’m going to go tell someone myself.”
“ No Draco plea… wait what did you say?”
“ If thats the case then…
case, Case, CASE!! You abruptly stopped walking and looked at Draco with wide eyes.
” Draco my suitcase! I forgot my suitcase!“
You ran back to the spot you had fell. Looking around in a panic you saw nothing. Draco was confused as ever.
“She took my case! Draco we need to get that case back, I need that case!”
“Okay , okay! Melin’s Beard y/n. You look like you’ve seen a ghost. Whats so important about that suitcase anyway? I’ve never seen you open it.”
“ I’ll tell you later, I promise. Just please if you see it can you get it for me.”
He nodded. Seeing as you were on the verge of tears again he quickly hugged you.
“Hey its gonna be okay alright. Go to your dorm its almost curfew. Don’t forget the Hogsmead trip is tomorrow.”
IN YOUR ROOM…
Opening the door to your dorm you took your shoes and robes off. Throwing them who knows where. You plopped on your bed and sighed. Today was not such a good day.
*click* click* You opened your eyes to see your bowtruckle looking over you.Bringing a smile to your face
“Hey Finn. Its been a long day. Sorry I have to hide you in my pocket all the time. You know how much trouble I could be in if anyone saw you or the others.”
“ Yeah the whole Pansy thing, I don’t know what i’m going to do. I hope Draco can help me.”
*click* click* click*
“He does not like me like that! He’s my best friend.”
Finn stuck his tongue out at you.
You couldn’t help but smile.
“ Fine fine, believe whatever you believe. But i’m saying the truth. Its been a long day. Why don’t I read us a book and then we’ll go to sleep. I’ll get the case tomorrow.”
THE NEXT DAY
You woke up to Finn slightly pulling on your hair. Him being so small takes a lot to wake you up so you never get mad
You looked at the time. It was already late and you had missed the Hogsmead trip. Oh well, you had other things to worry about.
You got up and got ready. Since no one was going to be here, you didn’t have to put your robes on
You grabbed Finn and put him in your pocket of your coat. It was winter season afterall. Finally you headed down for breakfast
while eating Draco had sat in front of you.
“Hey I thought you were going to Hogsmead?”
“I overslept, besides I still need that case. ”
Draco scratched the back of his neck nervously. “About that, I kind of maybe sort of was able to get it back.”
He grabbed something from under the table and put it on top. It was your case!
“Oh my gosh! Draco, but how….you…and…what! Thank you so much.”
“It was nothing,
…..well maybe just a little bit of torturous five minutes of fake flirting with Pansy, but anyway if it makes you happy i’d do anything.”
A slight blush crept onto your cheeks. “Again thank you, how can I ever repay you.”
“Well you never answered me when I asked why that case is so important.”
You sighed. You probably were going to have to tell him sooner or later. Motioning for him to follow you you got up from your seat. He didn’t object or ask any questions. You lead him to the Room of Requirements. In the center was a sheet with a couch. You sat on the couch and he sat next to you.
“Okay. What i’m about to show you could possibly get me in trouble if anyone found out so do you promise me, PROMISE me that you won’t tell anyone.
“I promise. Your kind of scarring me you know.”
You looked down at the pocket of your coat and opened its flap. “Come on out Finn, it’s okay. He’s my friend.”
Finn came crawling out of your pocket and onto your shoulder behind your neck. He tilted his head from behind to look at Draco.
“Fiiin. You know Draco. He won’t bite.
You grabbed Draco’s hand and put it near your shoulder.
Fin came out from behind your neck and slowly inched towardas Draco’s hand. Once he was comfortable and felt safe he let out an excited noise. He has always wanted to meet Draco. He crawled from Draco’s hand to his shoulder. Draco laughed. You couldn’t help but smile at them.
While Draco had Fin you got to your knees on the floor and snapped the locks of your case open. You got up and stepped in. Once at the bottom you motioned for Draco to come in.
Draco gave Fin an unbelievable and confused as ever look. “Is it safe?”
Fin jumped down into your hand. You waited in the shed for Draco to come down. Suddenly Draco fell down. “Sorry, I forgot to tell you there was a ladder, you alright?”
“Yeah i’m fine”
Draco got up and looked at you
“What is this place?
“This suitcase is bewitched. And right now we are in a shed. Draco do you know who my father is?”
Draco pondered for a second, “Actually now that I think of it, you’ve never mentioned your father before.”
“ My father is Newt Scamander. He is a Magizooligist. He is the author of Fantastic Beast’s and Where to Find Them.”
“He is the one who gor Grinderwald arrested years ago! Wow.”
“Yeah. This suitcase was his. Now, come on, there’s more.
You opened the shed’s other door to reveal the big space you had with all the creatures. The first one you showed him was your Thunderbird.
You whistled for Frank to come down from his rock.
"Hey Frank, hey boy. Come here.”
He knelt his head down so he could be pet. You out your cheek to the side of his face. Draco tried to move forward but Frank stepped back.
“Easy there. Draco moved forward slowly. He can be intimidated. And stick your hand out first.”
Draco listened to you and sure enough, Frank was letting him pet him. Draco looked at Frank in awe.
“Come on Draco there are more!”
You showed him the mooncalves, the other bowtruckles, the erumpent, the demiguise, the occamies, and all the other creatures you had. You even had to get Niffler away from him because he kept trying to steal his ring. In the middle of feeding the mooncalves, Draco had wondered to another room.
He entered a very snowy room that had a large round floating orb thing. It was clear but had a black like fluid in it floating around. He was veey intrigued to what it could be. He was getting closer and closer to touching it.
When you finished feeding the mooncalves, you wondered where Draco had gone. You searched each of the creatures rooms but you couldn’t find him. ‘Where could he be’ you thought. Panic rose in you as you realized the only room you didn’t take him to. You ran to the room only ro find him inches from touching it.
"Step away Draco!!!”
Draco fliched back, scared by your sudden appearance.
“Sorry but don’t touch that. That is an Obsccurus. It carries a very dark force of magic. A force that can kill you. It won’t do anything unless you touch it or worse, let it loose. Cmon I think we should go back We’ve been here for a while.”
The both of you walked back to shed, not before saying bye to the creatures.
Locking the door behind you you headed up the ladder, Draco followed you. Once outside, you locked your case shut. Sitting back down you closed your eyes and sighed, a little tired from being in the suitcase.
You felt a pair of eyes on you and opened your to see Draco starring at you.
“Your amazing you know that. All these years, you’ve been managing school and having to care for these creatures, let alone have to hide them. And I know what Pansy and the others do to you. You don’t deserve that and i’m sorry I wish i could help but i can’t. It must be very stressful for you sometimes.”
You looked at Draco in bewilderment. “Thank you Draco. And yes it can be stressful sometimes but I love caring for these creatures. I want to be like my father someday. By the way, you ready help me enough. Just being my friend and always being there for me is enough.”
* click *click*click
You looked at Fin who was at your shoulder again. “Fin! Shhhhh, I already told you no!”
“What is he saying y/n”
At his question you immediately turned red.
“Umm, he just always has had this theory that you might like me but I think um that its just a load of rubbish. I mean were bestfriends….”
After saying that you couldn’t look to meet Draco’s eyes. You felt very awkward.
“y/n? Hey look at me.”
You felt his hand under your chin as he turned your head to face him. Before you could ask what he was doing, you felt his lips on yours. You were shocked at first but then melted in. Needing air you both pulled away.
“Maybe Fin was right, I do like you. No wait ,I love you y/n. I’ve always had. I was just scared to tell you”
“I love you too Draco.”
He smiled at you
He was leaning into you again. Before you two could kiss again you looked at his hand hag was on his laps. Your eyes widened.
You pulled away immediately and dove for Draco’s hand. Draco looked down to see a Niffler trying to reach for his ring. The three of you stood still starring intensely at eachother. (Last gif below) Seeing who was going to make the first move. Before the both of you could react to catch him he ran off.
“Oh no! Not again!”
The rest of the day you spent trying to catch the niffler wih Draco only to eventually catch him in the end.
Finn was right all along’ you thought. Guess you’d have to thank him later on.
So guys, I’m sorry that I wasn’t really active yesterday but I was out with my friends and I finally saw the Squad on the big screen and I came home really late. But it was totaly amazing, the movie was great and I loved every second of it. <3 I will write on the next requests and the next part of the JokerXReader Drug Dealer one today, but I don’t know when it will be up here, ‘cause after the movie yesterday I got hit with a huge inspiration for a little fic that’s based on my own idea. It’s named: Who’s she? That’s the one I got for you now. :) I’m really excited about this one and I think I will work on a few more parts, tell me what you guys are thinking about it. I hope you will like it. <3
Who’s she? Part 1.
It was a normal day at the Arkham Asylum as Dr Grace Warner was on her way to met her next patient.
Her day had been pretty stressful and she didn’t thought that it would get any better, as soon as she entered the session room (her office), where the man sat whom she treated since a month now.
Dr Warner was new at the Asylum, she had been working here since only two months, therefore she was psychiatrist at a clinic in Washington DC, but there was a reason that she moved to the Asylum.
And the reason sat now in here office.
He was back in Arkham since about half a year now and he was more against any kind of therapy than ever.
There wasn’t any doctor left that hadn’t been, attacked, killed, or just had sucked at trying to help him with his insanity, in so far this was possible.
He was sick of everything, he just wanted to get outta here and murder as many people as possible again, and that was the moment the director of the Arkham Asylum decided to contact Dr Warner.
She was an experienced psychiatrist in her mid fourtys and she never had had a single failure on her patient list since she was practicing.
This woman may be the only solution to calm the Joker down, so that they can finally give therapy to him.
„You’re late, doctor“, the Joker said impatient as Dr Warner sat down on her desk in front of his lounger, where he was laid down with his straitjacket on.
„I know, I’m sorry about that. My last session lasted a little longer than expected. Anyways, how do we feel today?“, she asked immediately.
The Joker sighed annoyed.
„Everyday the same lame questions … Maybe you should buy a new questionnaire, doctor. They told me you are the best in your subject, but I don’t see that. You’re exactly like those other bastards. You’re just boring me to death, with all your stupid little questions. Don’t you get it? I’m telling you lies, whenever you ask me something. I just want one single thing. Get out of this hellhole and come back into business“, he said with this eerie look in his eyes.
But Dr Warner just shook her haid and rolled her eyes.
She was too old and too smart for this kind of mind games and threats.
The Joker wasn’t the first patient, that talked to her like that.
„Fine, then let’s turn around the thing. Ask me something, whatever you want“, she said calm, ready to write everything down that he would say.
The questions that he would ask, could also help her, to finally give therapy to this psychopath.
She didn’t moved into Gotham City just to let this clown play with her, like all the others before.
The Joker suddenly gave the woman a wicked grin.
„Are you sure, you want me to ask you something?“, he said.
„Yes, I’m sure“, Dr Warner replied harsh.
She wasn’t patient anymore with this man, if he wanted to play mind games with her, she wouldn’t give in until she had what she wanted.
„Well, then let me think about it … Let’s begin with something easy“, the Joker said and stood up from his lounger to walk around in the doctors office.
She knew what he would do.
Find something that would make her weak in front of him, something he could extort her with, but she already made sure that she has nothing in her office that this man could use against her.
Well, she thought she took care of that …
„Oooh … let’s take this one“, the Joker said.
His voice now low and amused, he was ready for playing.
„Who’s that?“, he asked and showed her a picture of a young tall man with dark brown hair.
„My brother, but don’t even think about to tell me how you would kill him, he’s already dead“, Dr Warner said.
The Joker raised a brow.
„What happened?“, he asked now grinning.
He wanted to see the pain in her eyes, something that would be very enjoyable for him, but there was nothing, she was cold as she looked at him, not even a bit interested.
„He died in a car crash, three days after this photo was recorded, he was twenty one, next question“, she said.
The Joker clenched his teeth.
This wasn’t funny, when he couldn’t watch her get hurt on the inside or something like that, but suddenly something on the doctors writing desk took his full attention.
He walked behind her and looked at the photo in the gold frame, which stood directly in front of her.
There was a girl on it, a very, very pretty girl.
It couldn’t be the doctor, she was old and not even as pretty as the girl on the picture.
She looked young and innocent with her bright (e/c) eyes and the (h/c) long hair, that framed her beautiful delicate face, she looked like a doll, a pretty, pretty porcelaine doll.
„Who’s this?“, the Joker asked, his voice now gravelly with a tad of desire behind it.
Something what Dr Warner didn’t wanted to hear, but she couldn’t lie to him, he was insane but not an idiot, he was smart, he would know that she was lying to him, if she tried.
„My daughter“, she said scarce.
„Pretty, really pretty, doctor. How old?“, the Joker asked walking around, but sill kept his eyes glued to the photo of the girl.
„Nineteen“, the doctor answered.
She didn’t wanted to talk about her daughter, the only thing the Joker could possibly make her weak with, and he already knew that.
„Nineteen …“, the Joker said long-drawn out.
„Their so innocent when they’re at that age … What’s her name?“
„(Y/N), that’s pure innocence …“
The Joker closed his eyes and inhaled loudly, so pretty …
Dr Warner felt from second to second more uncomfortable about this situation, yes she wanted to be succesful with giving therapy to the Joker, but she never wanted her own daughter get involved into this.
Especially when the Joker seemed to be interested in her.
„I think that was enough for today“, Dr Warner suddenly said, what made the Joker smirk.
„Oh, but we got still fifteen minutes left“, he said with a look on the clock at the wall in front of him.
He began to smile, as Dr Warner had to give in, with an agonized look in her eyes.
The time was strictly regulated, she couldn’t let him go fifteen minutes earlier.
„So where have we been again …? Oh yes, now. Tell me about her. She’s nineteen, that means she has to go to college. What is she studying?“, Joker asked.
„She isn’t really studying she just occupied a few courses“, Dr Warner said.
„So she wants to take her time, before she decides what she really wants? Smart girl. Maybe something’s waiting for her out there, or someone“, Joker smiled widely now.
Don’t you dare to ever lay your hand on my daughter, Dr Warner thought in anger and in fear.
„Tell me, doctor. What about the boys? She surely got a boyfriend, doesn’t she?“
Joker wagged his finger and suddenly his facial expression turned sirious.
„Don’t do that“, he said now sounding dangerous.
And for the first time, Dr Warner was really scared of the clown.
„What?“, she asked, still trying to keep her cool veneer.
„Don’t lie to me. Don’t ever lie to me, about your daughter“, he growled into her ear.
„Again. And now you better tell me the truth“, he said.
„Does she have a boyfriend?“
„No“, Dr Warner said, while her hands began to tremble.
„That’s better. Has she ever had a boyfriend?“
„What was his name?“
„Good, go on. We still have five minutes. Did she“, Jokers face was plotted with a dirty grin.
„Did she ever had sex with him?“
„I don’t know“, Dr Warner said and turned her head away from the Clown Prince.
She was disgusted, how could he talk about her daughter like that?
„Of course you know it. You’re her mum, mummys always knew what their daughters did. All the naughty things, all the dirty little secrets, does she liked it? Getting fucked, by a scumbag when she could’ve had something way better?“, Joker purred.
„Time is up“, Dr Warner said with cold eyes, as she looked at him again.
„The guards aren’t here yet. Answer my question. Come on. You said I can ask you everything I want, and I wanna know, whether she liked it, or not“, he said through squinted eyes.
„Tell me, or I will find it out by myself.“
„Dr Warner, are you ready?“, the security guards had come into her office right now.
„Don’t you dare to ever lay your dirty hands on my daughter“, she hissed at Joker, before she turned around to the guards.
„Yes, bring him back into his cell“, she said, as if nothing ever happened.
„Wrong move, doctor“, Joker smirked devilish, before the guards led him out of her office.
I saw Beauty and the Beast yesterday and it was so awesome and beautiful and amazing ! I laughed, i crid, I was amazed ! I really hope you will love it as much as me ! Have a good time watching the movie ! - signed, a discret follower ;)
I swear to Walt Disney and Howard Ashman that I had the time of my life. I don’t remember the last time I’ve been this happy. Right now I don’t think anything can top this happiness.
My God… This movie was so much more than whatever I could have expected. I started crying the moment I heard the first few notes of the Walt Disney Pictures music and the highest tower of the castle showed up, followed by the fireworks and the Walt Disney logo.
I don’t even remember the last time I saw a Disney movie that made me cry and laugh so much as this one. Maybe nostalgia had a lot to do with my overflowing emotions, but still, it was a truly fantastic film. I cried at every song and music. I was shocked when the objects showed Belle to her room and Home from the Broadway musical started playing in the background!!! That hit me right in the feels. The music was present at everytime and it really was part of the whole thing of getting inside the movie. The sets helped a lot too!! At every moment I felt as if I was in that village, in that castle, in that forrest. What an incredible experience!!! Going back to the music, and with good reason, The Mob Song was the only song I wasn’t crying to XD I was definitely cought up in the moment of “Damn, sh*t’s about to go down…” than anything else. It was a very powerful scene. All the music numbers were done wonderfully and I hope Mr. Ashman (R.I.P.) was content with the reditions.
The prologue was so well done! I loved everything about the Enchantress narrating while the Prince was getting ready for the event. He looked terrific, in a good and scary way, actually. So much suspense! Simply put, everything was very, very well done and handled. The emotion, the happines, the longing, the suspence, the comedy, the surprise, the action, the love and hope. Everything and everyone were perfect in every way. I really loved every character, every moment, every known and new aspect of this Tale As Old As Time.It’s like falling in love all over again.
I could be here forever talking about this movie. Sadly I don’t have much time… For specifics feel free to hit my ask box anytime!
God bless absolutely everyone who worked on this movie.
It makes me really sad that I haven’t seen any posts around about this amazing flick. I heavily advise you all to go and watch it! I saw it yesterday and, as a (literal) lifelong Peanuts fan, was scared that Blue Sky Studios would mess it up, but it was pleasantly surprised; it’s now one of my favorite movies ever. They did an amazing job.
Here are a few reasons why you need to see this film:
The animation is fantastic. It’s so detailed, for one thing- in some of the close-up shots you can see the texture of Snoopy’s fur and Woodstock’s individual feathers, as well as their awesome job with the characters’ hair. The colors also fit so well- it can be bright and cheery, but then it can also be heartbreaking when it wants to be. The animation’s smooth, the mouths sync up to the voices almost perfectly, and it still holds that good old Peanuts feel with some Schulz-y scribbley comic effects.. All around, it’s great.
The movie isn’t dated. The makers of the movie left the date totally ambiguous; there’s no mention of iPhones or social media, no modern or dated sayings, no pop culture references, nothing. The most modern things in the movie are standardized tests and Meghan Trainor singing one or two of the songs (and if Meghan Trainor singing a fifties swing song in a dance scene is my biggest problem in the movie, then I think we’re okay)
IT IS SO CHOCK FULL OF REFERENCES AND EASTER EGGS. It’s honestly astounding how intricately they were- There’s Snoopy’s Van Gogh, the Kite Eating Tree, how Snoopy got his typewriter, the characters’ dances from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, all of Snoopy’s siblings, and many, many, more. My favorite is the Sheet of Paper with the test results on it- Voilet’s canon last name as Gray, from a 1950s strip, a mention of 5 95472, and the name of the Little Red-Haired Girl- Heather, as given to her by the special “It’s your First Kiss, Charlie Brown.”
There is actual character development!!! Unlike the comic, the characters here are actually dynamic. They LEARN from their choices and mistakes and ACTUALLY CHANGE TO FIX THOSE MISTAKES. It’s so different From the comic strip, yet it changes for the better.
BILL MELENDEZ VOICES SNOOPY AND WOODSTOCK. Blue Sky Studios brought back Bill Melendez’s audio from earlier Peanuts specials and refreshed them for the movie. If that isn’t dedication to your source material, then I don’t know what is.
The humor is great! It is mostly character-based, but for characters with very distinct personalities, those personalities clash or make themselves more apparent in the jokes. I won’t give any jokes away here, you’ll need to see the movie for yourself on that one.
BLUE SKY STUDIOS DIDN’T TRY AND UPDATE THE ORIGINAL SONGS. All of the Classic songs (Linus and Lucy, etc) are there, and unchanged. The classic songs make up most of the movie’s soundtrack and it is so nice to hear.
Charlie Brown. THIS PRECIOUS FRICCKING CINNAMON ROLL. HIS VOICE ACTOR IN COMBINATION WITH THE GREAT ANIMATION DOES SUCH A GREAT JOB IN MAKING HIM SUCH A SWEET, RELATEABLE, AND AWKWARD CHARACTER. ITS SO AMAZING TO SEE THIS WISHY-WASHY SELF-CONSCIOUS NERD FINALLY GET SOME LOVE.
There are more reasons, but most of them have to do with the plot, which I shouldn’t really talk about without spoiling the movie. But all in all, this is a fantastic flick and definitely one worth watching. It pays homage to old Peanuts fans and shines the way for new ones to arrive. Honestly, if it’s playing at a theater near you, GO AND WATCH IT!
Finally I saw live-action Beauty and the Beast movie yesterday! That was amazing, splendid and beautiful! Only one thing bothered me - Emma Watson’s singing. So much auto-tune and still it was the weakest part from all singing characters. I like Emma Watson and liked how she looked as Belle (although it was hard to unsee Hermione during first 10 minutes), but I don’t think to dub her singing voice with another actress or singer would hurt much. But besides that so much feels ;__; I was really curious how they would do “Be Our Guest” scene as in original it was colorful, magical and stunning. I wasn’t disappointed at all - new feel, new magic! I liked new piano character very much with his cavities teeth/keyboard :D The idea of turning all enchanted people in the castle to true lifeless objects is pretty good and sad. The one thing I didn’t understand why they changed phrase from “Be Our Guest” song - “10 years we’ve been rusting” to “many years…”. It was pretty obvious that time has stopped and eternal winter was set upon the castle and its grounds. But here comes another question - if the time has stopped and villagers forgot everything about the castle and prince, why they didn’t question how come nobody gets older (for me I didn’t see much age difference between husbands and wives who met after spell has been broken)? How come Belle didn’t question that? Or they just arrived with her father to the village 1-2 years ago? But overall I enjoyed the movie really much - it was close to the original animated film which is a big plus!
Saw Beauty and the Beast yesterday with Daddy for my 18th birthday. It was Amazing! I loved the visuals and the added soundtrack and Adam was so handsome and it was so perfect and I cried several times and Daddy just brushed my tears away under my 3-d glasses and smiled. ❤️ I gushed about the movie for hours afterwards.
A bigger review is going to come later, but overall… the first episode was fine. Not great, not amazing, but it wasn’t bad either. It manages to be a different beast from the 1985 movie, but the way it does it makes it a bit hit and miss?
But there’s the whole new gritty tone that I’m not sure how to feel about it, but I’ll talk about it more in the bigger review that’s going to come out around tomorrow.
“See the light as it shines on the sea? It’s blinding
But no one knows how deep it goes”
I finally saw Moana yesterday, and it moved me to try this. I haven’t touched watercolor since middle school. Feel free to critique, I know it’s not good. I highly recommend the movie to anyone who hasn’t seen it, it was amazing. I cried.
“I saw the new Cinderella yesterday, and it made me very stressed. The movie itself was amazing, but I entered the theater thinking I was straight, and left with a crush on Lily James’ Cinderella. She just looks so beautiful in her gown, and I think I’m starting to realize that I am, in fact, bisexual.”