Okay, since this year’s OSCARS is now officially rigged. But I’m really sad that my faved movie studio has been beaten up by Disney animation to make them lose. So, I decided to make a edit on this sadden post.
For the reasons why LAIKA has been beaten up and losing to Disney in OSCARS, are Coraline has been first lost and beaten up by the Pixar movie, “Up” in 2009, ParaNorman has been second lost and beaten up by the another Pixar movie, “Brave” in 2012, The Boxtrolls has been third lost and beaten up by the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, “Big Hero 6″ in 2014 (yeah, I loved that Disney movie, just kidding), and finally, Kubo and the Two Strings (my faved movie of all time) has been officially fourth lost and beaten up by the another Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, “Zootopia” in 2016.
Why!?! Why Disney has kept on winning the Academy Awards, instead of LAIKA?! The Academy Awards has been officially and forever rigged! This has got to be a mistake! Disney should be getting lose, and I want to take a break from winning. I’m done with this! This means…I might have to quit from working at Disney, and I should have to work at LAIKA Studios instead. At least, there will be the next new LAIKA film to come out in the future years, and should better win the Academy Awards for real good.
Kubo + Quote Edit 02 (Lunar New Year 2017 edition)
Reason: Today’s Chinese New Year in 2017 (aka The Year of the Chicken), so I decided to make this one. And my LAIKA edit picture has already got 1,000+ notes with many likes and reblogs! Thank you so much for the likes and reblogs. I’m so proud for all of us, LAIKA fans! Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!
Hi guys. we need to have a serious chat right now.
Two years ago, there was a movie called Paranorman.
It didn’t do so good at the box office, despite it being one of the most important, game changing animated movies since the Disney renaissance. It made its money back, but it wasn’t the smash hit Frozen was.
And this is a fucking tragedy.
People read into Frozen that Elsa was an allegory for many things, one of them being LGBT. That’s cute. Meanwhile, Paranorman had the first ever openly, proudly gay character in an animated movie. ever. There was no allegory, there was no “well if you squint”. HE WAS GAY. HE HAD A BOYFRIEND. And Tumblr didn’t make this movie a smash success. There wasn’t a million mash ups with this and Return of the Guardians and HTTYD and Brave or whatever. There wasn’t long posts reading into Agatha Penderghast and how they handled bullying. This movie had a smallish following and fell off the map.
Now, Laika has a new movie coming out.
People are scared for Dreamworks right now. The news that if HTTYD 2 doesn’t do well, they’re going to lay off a bunch of animators is terrible. Don’t get me wrong. But Laika is a small company doing fantastic things. Everyone loved Coraline. Great, where was your money when it counted? Coraline didn’t do fantastic either. This is a SMALL STUDIO. THEY NEED ALL THE HELP YOU CAN GIVE THEM. All the money you threw at Frozen, a far inferior film, could’ve gone to a movie that mattered.
(just putting it out there, I liked Frozen. But Paranorman was not even in the same ballpark of quality).
what i’m trying to say is, Laika needs to be protected at all costs. It isn’t wrong to love the big three of Disney/Dreamworks/Pixar, but small companies deserve a chance to grow just as big. there is room in the industry for new and beautiful things, and Laika is SO going to be the frontrunner for this. Their movies are, so far, dark and challenging, beautiful and haunting, and innovative. Give them a reason and a means to make more movies.
Go see the Boxtrolls. Good, bad, mediocre, Laika deserves it.