the animation is so unique and beautiful

You know what a think goes underappreciared? That fma has two complete alternate universes. People spend so much time arguing over which is better that they forget that the have more content then most complete anime or manga series, and that said content isn’t just copy paste from the manga. We get to have unique avenues explored that the manga didn’t touch on, like the Elrics being in our world or more time with characters like hughes and sheska, at the same time we get to see the manga acted out in truly beautiful animation. Some series don’t get that they get the anime exclusive ending and thats it.
Or worse, they get an anime exclusive ending and then a reboot that tries desperately to recon the anime exclusive ending and the fan base that doesn’t have access to the manga is left horribly confused. But no, FMA gets two separate anime series that they can choose from they can choose which they canon they want to abide by for a story. We didn’t have to worry about getting 700 episodes of pointless filler that creates seasonal rot and unessasary character derailment to get our manga ending. We don’t have to debate about what parts of the series are canon because they are two separate timelines, not one big mess with an emergency ending in the middle of the series. We even got movies to tie into both series! How many other franchises get that treatment? Just something to think about….

My Life As A Teenage Robot: My Thoughts and Why This Show Needs A Reboot!

So today is a very special post in my opinion! 

Recently, I believe a week ago, I rediscovered one of my favorite shows that I used to watch when I was little! 

That show… well you already know because of the title of my post! LOL!

So yeah, I am now part of this fandom! 

So I remember so much about this show!!! 

I remember XJ9! AKA, Jenny! 

I also remember all of the beautiful designs of the whole setting, and of course the weapon designs! 

I remember the level of awesomeness and fun that this show has!

This show, in my opinion, is basically a Superman type of story. 

A creature that is either from a different world or a creature that is built to defend the human race, is now part of human life, and gets to discover what humans are actually like. 

So that is really interesting and it also makes the main lead very relatable and likable.

So before this post, I researched this show again and watched some old episodes. I even watched the video “107 Facts ‘My Life As A Teenage Robot’ That You Should Know About.”

So… what do I think about the show?

Well, it’s really really good! 

So what is so good about this show you may ask?

Well, lets list my reasons why! 

1. The beautiful 2D hand drawn animation! 

2. The character designs are very unique and creative! 

3. The characters are funny, likable, and relatable! 

4. The action scenes are fun! 

5. The settings are unique and creative! 

6. And the story about a robot girl who wants to be a regular teenager is very intriguing and interesting! 

It’s just really interesting, and Rob Renzetti, the creator of the show, wanted this show to continue! 

But unfortunately, that never happened. 

Because according to wikipedia and tvtropes, it was cancelled by Nickelodeon due to low ratings from season 2. 

Season 2 ended in 2005 and season 3 never aired until 2008! 

And the finale of the show didn’t really feel like a finale. It just felt like a random episode that could’ve been put in any other episodes, not the series finale!

I wish it continued!!! 

It’s such a very cool concept and it can be rebooted today! 

And before I tell you more reasons why, I wanna tell you something about one particular ship that I am loving for this show!

And Jenny is one of my many fictional character crushes!!! 

So what is the ship?

Sheldon X Jenny!

So this kid above is Sheldon Oswald Lee.

He is the main supporting character of the series.

He is friends with Jenny and he has a huge crush on her throughout the whole show! 

He at times would fall under the geeky kid who stalks the main female character trope. 

Well he does that, but only for a few episodes.

Everything other than that, he is a very nice and sweet guy towards Jenny! 

He is cute, funny, likable, and just a very fun character! 

And the show was short lived and we the fans never saw them being a couple. 

Turns out, according to the wikipedia page, the creator himself have stated that if the show lasted longer, the two would’ve been a couple! 

THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE IF IT EVER GETS A REBOOT!!! 

This reboot can have better animation and there can be new stories! 

I would recommend this show being on Disney XD!

With its lineup of great shows like Star vs. The Forces of Evil, Gravity Falls, Wander Over Yonder, and the upcoming DuckTales reboot, this reboot can be added to this channel as one of the great animated shows of the modern era! 

That’s my take! 

Comment about your thoughts! 

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anonymous asked:

Do you have any tv show recs? Anime or otherwise? I'm running out of things to watch and you seem like a good person to ask. :)

Hmmmmm okay here’s some of the stuff I’ve watched and enjoyed:

  • Owari no seraph (the anime adaption comes straight from the manga and the manga is very pretty)
  • Kuroshitsuji (the manga only, its beautifully drawn and has an interesting plot!)
  • Soul Eater (I really liked the anime, the manga was sort of confusing to me)
  • Inuyasha (A CLASSIC)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (ANOTHER CLASSIC)
  • Pandora Hearts (MANGA ONLY. This series is over now but god I loved it so much ;;___;; its my favorite manga series okay)
  • Avatar (I really hope you’ve already watched this bc if not you’re really missing out and this is the first thing you need to watch)
  • Shadowhunters (it looks stupid BUT ITS NOT OKAY. Its so great and cool and has representation and amazing relationships I LOVE IT)
  • BBC Merlin (this is already over too, but its such a great show. I watched it every single time a season came out a+++)
  • Miraculous Ladybug (the animation is BEAUTIFUL. And the fight scenes are always so unique and cool. Very good show.)
  • Game of Thrones (bloody. Very bloody. But so damn epic.)
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (its really funny and different. The sibling bond is excellent. I just watched this and I loved it.)
  • If you like reality tv: House Hunters, MasterChef, Four Weddings, Chopped…

Okay I think I got it all XD I hope you enjoy these, anon! Thank you for the ask!!!

i-rant-for-pleasure  asked:

Do you mind if I ask what's this anime you're talking about? Because so far from you you've blogged about I'm digging the lack of fanservice and moe face!

Hmm…. it depends on what you perceive as “the moe face” because that term is so nebulous and up to personal interpretation, unfortunately. I tend to define it as “characters looking much younger than their actual age, with typical anime style of drawing” not characters that are just as young as they’re drawn thus the designs are simply “cute” not “moe”. :v


In this case, I’m pretty sure you could enjoy:

LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA

It’s a very lighthearted show about a school for witches, that’s sure to give u a Harry Potter childhood nostalgia ;D. It actually feels exactly like a cross between this and Ghibli movies = cute, super cool action and absolutely no fanservice. Also female protagonists because that’s …. an all-girls school. The animation is so beautiful u want to eat it and the show is very funny but can be pretty emotional at times as well!

Addition: If you love Mabel Pines - you’ll love Akko - the main character, as well!! 


MOB PSYCHO 100

There’s also Mob Psycho 100 which… hmm I personally wouldn’t say qualifies as “cute” at all, unless some specific scene calls for it (mostly as a joke lmao). 

Extremely good animation - seconded! It’s not only insanely fluid but also uses SUCH UNIQUE TECHNIQUES, Yes you’re gonna see full sequences made via paint on glass or charcoal, pencil etc. This is… kinda an action show but it’s ABOUT action, it’s central theme is kindness. However unlike in other shows with the same theme it doesn’t feel forced. It’s so natural and all characters are so real and you’ll end up loving them all! This show’s not only super hilarious but it brought me to tears more than once… I’ve never seen anything so accurately showcasing character’s emotions through just the visuals.

So yea it basically has it all: almost no romance, amazing plot, animation and characters, humor!

Additional bonus if you’re a Gravity Falls fan: it has a conman character with a hidden heart of gold that actually cares about the main character that’s a middle school kid = so if u love Stan, you will love him! :D


SHIROBAKO

Well, I’ve already talked about why this show is great [HERE]!


PARANOIA AGENT

Then there’s a show that’s pretty heavy and entirely psychological, meant for the mature audience. - and yes there’s no fanservice here either. If u dig diving into twisted mysteries that make you question what’s real and what’s a figment of the character’s tortured psyche’s - Paranoia Agent is the show for you.

^^^ extremely creepy in context/paired up with the soundtrack = the intro is characters laughing in dangerous/deadly situations… the song is sickeningly joyous… you see nuclear bomb exploding, flood, war… and they laugh

It deals with so many kinds of mental illness or very serious horrible situations life puts us in, that make us feel trapped, absolutely lost. It can get VERY visually abstract and this gets more prominent as the show goes on so I won’t post any screencaps of this to not to spoil too much. 

The best thing is that despite dealing with very dark matters… the show does allow the viewer to draw some positive lessons from it. So you won’t just feel crushed after all that heavy stuff going on, more like… enlightened, emotional and utterly fascinated. I think it’s most helpful for someone with suicidal thoughts.


I’m yet to see enough anime to make a comprehensive list of those “safe to watch”. I realize there are way more out there but I’ve decided to only talk about those I’ve seen personally. 

But in general other movies made by Satoshi Kon (who made Paranoia Agent) are just like that show so go watch them too! Just as all of the Studio Ghibli movies are very fun, beautifully made, devoid of “moe face” and esp fanservice since this company is kinda like the Japanese Disney = keeps stuff kid friendly (but still some of the movies really do deal with heavy real-life matters like war or destruction of the environment! so it still stays very intellectually satisfying). 


Other shows to consider

Terror in Resonance: The designs are one foot in the moe and one in a more grounded style so it’s for you to decide if this sits right with you. There’s not really any fanservice except one scene where a female characters simply takes a bath, it’s not sexualized… but u can see the boobs so… yeaa be vary of that. But overall it’s a fast-paced mystery-driven show about serious matters such as terrorism, childhood trauma, how WWII affected the Japanese society and so on… Plus it has really really unique and great soundtrack! It ranges from fast-paced jazz to stuff resembling Sigur Ros… (and I love this character on the right so much > . <)


Hyouka

This is, a very chill show about a group of friends hanging out and solving small mysteries in their school and outside of it. The mysteries aren’t that important but still they got this kind-of Sherlockian vibe? (later on those books are referenced just as Christie’s). The mysteries are fun but most of all it’s about watching these high schoolers grow as people. I mean that’s not the most ambitious premise but trust me, this is incredibly pleasant to watch, it always made me feel so relaxed, at ease. It’d say it’s quite beautiful! And yeah the design is meant to be cute and typical “anime style” but, uh, characters look their age (I suppose) so in my opinion that’s not moe.

One could argue they got just one “fanservice episode” but I personally disagree - I mean if just simply showing characters going to a swimming pool and one wearing bikini… and the guy who has a crush on her getting subtly flustered at her getting close is fanservice??? then probably all of the healthy romance is. Idk to me it wasn’t over the top but very natual and tasteful. Plus this show isn’t romance focused - rather is centred strongly around friendship and opening to others.


Madoka Magica??? 

I’ve started this show recently, I’m 6 episodes in and so far there’s been no fanservice and I wouldn’t say the style is the typical “moe”(… but it kinda is… it’s complicated: character design is moe but how they are handled isn’t), esp if u take a look at how original the environment where the battles take place looks! 

Beware though - it can get pretty bloody and the show spirals into darkness further and further as it proceeds… straying continuously from the usual cutesy “magical girl anime” tone (=it’s not afraid to brutally kill off its characters)

My Favorite Series In Order:

Sailor Moon:

I love the entire Sailor Moon franchise.  Yes, it’s mostly a nostalgia thing, but I can’t help but to love it.  The manga is a classic, and the 90′s anime, while being long and cheesy, is still something that to this day I will watch.  Usagi is a relatable character, and every senshi is enjoyable and unique to the show.  While the first two seasons of Sailor Moon Crystal were pretty terrible, the third season completely makes up for all of the faults in it thus far.  Plus, SeiUsa and HaruMichi are life.  

Assassination Classroom:

Assassination Classroom is a fantastic series.  This is a series where you grow with every character.  This series is a roller coaster of emotions.  It has some of the most incredible moments I’ve ever scene in anime, as well as some of the most heartbreaking.  The ending to this show mentally destroyed me, and is the only series to this day that will make me break down every single time no matter how many times I’ve seen it, both subbed or dubbed.  It teaches so many life lessons, and is a must watch/read for everyone. The first season closing is not only my favorite closing, but one of my favorite songs, that to this day, I still listen to. Also, KarmAgisa is life.  

Kuroko no Basket:

Alright, I love this anime. I love the characters, I love the manga, I love the voice actors, I love the fan arts, I love the fanfictions.  I love absolutely everything.  The story is intense, and it hooks you from the start.  If you like sports anime, this one is a must watch.  Also, AkaKuro and Kuroko x GoM my favorite <3 

Tokyo Ghoul:

I’m very connected with this series.  I’ve been following this series religiously every week for years, so of course it’s one of my favorites.  Now, the anime is very disappointing, and the second season doesn’t exist, but I will still love it, especially since the last few chapters of Re have been fucking phenomenal. The opening for the first season is easily one of my favorite songs ever created. Also, I need Re animated like now.  It deserves it.  Actually, I need Part One redone as well.  Can we just reboot the entire anime series?

Kuroshitsuji:

I love this series.  Like Tokyo Ghoul, I’m very invested in the manga.  Manga wise, I love the art style, and the story arcs; and once again like Tokyo Ghoul, the second season also does not exist.  The story is very well written, although this most recent arc is dragging a bit (but that’s normal for different series).  Ciel is such a little bastard, and it’s wonderful to read.  It’s a dark series that won’t get a happy ending, and that’s part of what hooks me to it. 

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt:

This anime is fucking gold.  It is hilarious, and soo fucking inappropriate.  It’s by far my favorite comedy.  It’s art style is so unique and it has the best dubbing ever created.  The dub is by far better than the sub.  It also has the biggest cliffhanger ending, and fucking NEEDS a season two desperately.  

Ouran High School Host Club:

Originally posted by superswaggyanime

I love this series so much.  This is another one of those series where I love every aspect about it, from the anime to the manga to the dubbing and subbing and even the Live Action T.V. Show and Movie.  It’s my favorite romantic comedy and always the first one I recommend to people looking for a shoujo.  Every character is unique in their own way and the story is really adorable.  I love the manga where you see so much development from everyone.  Also, Hikaru and Kaoru deserve Haruhi, and I don’t care what anyone says.  

No Game No Life:

Shiro is adorable as fuck.  As a gamer, this show relates so much to me.  It’s an amazing fantasy, and the story is perfect.  The animation is beautiful, and the colors are so vibrant and beautiful.  Sora and Shiro are cute together and their interactions make the show that much better. I need my second season.   Side Note:  Jibril is best girl.  

Shokugeki no Soma:

Food Porn.  Of course I’d love it.  This is once again another series where I’m invested in the manga, so of course I’d love the series.  I read the series weekly, and the most recent arc is making me fall further in love with the series.  The manga is a great read, and you actually learn a lot about cooking through the series, whether it’s the manga or the anime.  The food orgasms are hilarious, and the animation for this show is amazing.  I would kill for a season three of this show this year.  

Free!:

I will always have a soft spot for this series.  It was the first anime that really got me hooked to sports anime.  I love it.  Yes, it’s a bit dramatic at times, but being an ex-swimmer/lifeguard, I find this series so relatable, making me love it even more.  Also, the fan service is definitely a positive.  I love the Japanese voices, and the OP and ED’s for both seasons.  The movie prequel they did was also amazing.  The animation is gorgeous, but that’s to be expected from Kyoto Animation.  

So yeah, those are my top ten series!  Thoughts?

okay i really loved moana because i felt like i finally had a disney female protagonist that i could relate to culturally. I cried within the first ten minutes of the movie, not because it was sad, but because i felt… proud. I felt proud of my beautiful culture that got to be represented by a large animation company like disney.  My heart felt full of love and pride because other people could enjoy and experience the amazing and unique culture of most small pacific islands.  Also, the animation was so well done!  The language and accents and illustration of the people were pretty accurate. One of the women of Motunui actually reminded me of my aunt! It just feels so good to have an pacific islander disney character :)

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Original art by @leffie-draws-fanart (posted with her permission)
http://leffie-draws-fanart.tumblr.com/post/146841421366/this-request-was-made-by-cassadrachan-and

I’m loving your art, Leffie! It’s unique (there’s beauty in simplicity), it’s cute, and I love seeing it on my dashboard. You can take this as a little appreciation of everything you brought to the fandom, the art, the ideas, the laughs. I love all of it as much as hundreds (if not thousands) of others, so keep doing what you’re doing, because it’s really great! ;)

I’ve been meaning to try out this animation style for a while now, but it was this comic of Leffie’s (you’ve been tempting me for a while hehe) that brought me to the “JUST DO IT!!” moment. So I opened up Photoshop, Blender and started working.

I loved the bitter-sweetness in this one, and so I went on and attempted to breathe some life to it. Hopefully you’ll like the little twist!

Software I used: 

  • Photoshop (splitting the original pictures into layers)
  • Blender (all the animation; the animated text and the dragons were done using Blender’s amazing Grease Pencil tool)
  • GIMP (rescaling, reducing colours and exporting to a GIF).

Fanartists: It turns out this is a fairly easy way to breathe some life into your drawings. ;)

Go see Kubo and the Two Strings

I honestly don’t know how to say why except you should see it.

Part of my enjoyment from the film was what it did with my expectations going in, so I feel like setting it up would change the experience, but it was so good.

The animation was top notch (I’m still trying to figure out how they used stop motion for an OCEAN like that) even more impressive than the trailers make it look

The scenery is beautiful and the movement, color, characters, music, just make it all so nice to sit through

The story it tells is so unique even though the set up and moral are ones we’ve seen before

It really feels like you’re watching a grand legend and the one journey of this little boy that’s just about his life at the same time

The characters are funny and lovable and kind, the villains are threatening, and the magic is sooo cool

Like I said it actually pays with your expectations, I was legitimately shocked at multiple points in the story

Kubo himself is a good kid- he’s never annoying and the closest he gets to possibly being annoying you don’t care because at least he’s smiling and you just want this kid to be happy and safe

This is the kind of movie that I love, but it also makes me sad because I know it deserves recognition like Oscar nominations but it probably won’t even be recognized for the Animated Feature category because it’s not Disney or even Dreamworks and even people who’s job it is won’t see it and even the box office won’t manage to be what it needs

Reasons why Sony is the worst film studio today!

Originally posted by feellng

This … this “company” … is now an absolute travesty!!!

Yeah, that’s right, I’m focusing on this “studio”!

Originally posted by lux--et--umbra

I am now gonna try my very damn best, to rip and tear down this freaking studio to shit!!!

Lets get right to it! 

REASONS WHY SONY IS THE WORST FILM STUDIO TODAY!!!

1. They have made some of the worst decisions ever in the film industry!

Everyone makes mistakes, it’s all part of life.

And when we make mistakes, we learn from them and do better in life.

The same goes for making films, directors, writers, producers, etc.

Great filmmakers like Spielberg and Scorsese for example have made mistakes, but then went on to create better movies because of learning from those mistakes.

Sony on the other hand, just fucks shit up almost every time!

Not every Sony movie is bad. They’re great movies from Sony. There’s for example such as “Sausage Party”, “Fury”, the original “Spider-Man” movies, “The Interview”, and “21 Jump Street”.

But … Sony has made more piles of shits than masterpieces! 

The decisions they make are unforgivable! 

For example, Avi Arad.

This motherfucker decided to produce “The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2″

I think they’re decent, but these movies are huge disappointments! 

Avi, who had creative control on two of these movies, decided to make Spider-Man not as inspiring and uplifting as Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man!

While Andrew Garfield did a great job as acting as Spidey/Peter, his character is not who Spider-Man is!

It’s supposed to be inspiring and uplifting! It can be dark in some moments, but it doesn’t have to be mopey in every single scene!!!

In the sequel, Avi then decided to cram in so many fucking villains that didn’t really serve a purpose, and motivations that made little to no sense! 

Learn from “Spider-Man 3″! Oh wait, they didn’t… never mind. 

The director, Marc Webb, deserved to make his version! Garfield and Stone deserved better!

Now they gave up creative control to Marvel Studios, but Sony is still distributing the films.


While I am happy to see Spidey with Marvel, I still wondered what it would’ve been like if “The Amazing Spider-Man 3″ happened.

Another example is them just making films that are desperate to be turned into franchises and in the end… it’s all shit!

“Spectre” and “Aloha” are some of the most boring movies I have ever seen!

Sony is now still going to hire Daniel Craig for “Bond 25″! I love Craig, but come on! Hire another bond, like a “passing the torch” type of thing, with the theory of “James Bond” being a code name!

They also take creative control away from talented directors that deserve better!!!

Final example out of many… ADAM SANDLER!!!

Sony allowed this “comedian” to make one of the worst comedies of the 2000s and 2010s! 

“That’s My Boy”!

“Jack and Jill”!

“Zookeeper”!

“Blended”!

I don’t need to say more!


2. They are desperate to release any movie that comes out of their ass!

So… Sony has many movies that are in development and production. 

Some good ones are coming up! But they’re movies that I think are destined to fail! 

First, they are trying to make a crossover between “21 Jump Street” and “Men in Black”!

Also, Sony is gonna release another “Resident Evil” movie!

They are now making a sequel to one of the best Robin Williams movies of all time, “Jumanji”!

And … there’s “The Emoji Movie”!!!

Holy mother fucking shit!!!! This leads to my final problem!


3. They’re animated movies are perfect examples of how to make animation terrible!

Animation is … unique. Imaginative. Innovative. Creative. 

Animation is not a genre … it’s a way to tell a story in a unique way.

It’s too add beautiful visuals with good storytelling.

“Disney” and “Dreamworks” have been doing this very well with their recent films.

But Sony just fucks it all up! 

“Transylvania”!

“The Smurfs 1 and 2″!

“Cloudy 2″!

And Sony’s upcoming film is a fucking emoji movie! 

It’s a fucking travesty!

They are not thinking creatively, they’re thinking on trends!

What plot can Sony pull out of their ass?!

Animation is supposed to inspire creativity to everyone! 

Kids especially adore animation! They can learn so many life lessons, and learn how to be better people!

But Sony just does whatever they want! 

If you want Sony and Hollywood especially, to stop making these types of bad pieces of shits, then don’t go see this movie! 

Their language is money, nothing more!

*Deep Breath*.

Woah! 

That seems to be it.

That’s my take.


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anonymous asked:

I'm sorry but I'm one of those people who don't seem to enjoy the movie Tarzan as much :/ Can you please explain why you think it's a masterpiece? I'm interested in knowing why you believe that, because I always agree with your insight on everything☺️

hey no need to apologise, everyone’s entitled to their opinions and sometimes we just don’t gel with movies or books, it’s no big deal!! thank you for being so polite and for asking this, though, i really appreciate your kind words!!!

reasons why i am trash for disney’s tarzan:

  • the SOUNDTRACK. phil collins, certified pop legend, just bringing the perfect mix of rhythmic little tunes and emotional ballads and uplifting lyrics that simultaneously move the story along and get stuck in your head
  • also mark mancina is a genius honestly the score for tarzan is so beautiful, the motif for jane is one of my favourite things in the world. the score has such a unique sound and it sets the scene so perfectly and hits every emotional beat!!
  • the animation!!!! did you know that they created a brand new animation system called deep canvas for this movie?? a whole brand new system!! from scratch!!! it allows 2d characters to move through a 3d world, which is how they got the awesome effects of tarzan sliding along tree branches and swinging on vines to work so well. pay special attention to the backgrounds and you can see how many layers there are in every scene, it really does look like a proper jungle with different levels of foliage and shadow and god it’s a work of art

Originally posted by 2dtraditionalanimation

  • the character of tarzan was animated by the legendary, mind blowingly talented glen keane (also responsible for ariel, the beast, aladdin, pocahontas, rapunzel and many more). BUT here’s the best part - he oversaw his animation from france, where he was meant to be on a sort of year long sabbatical from the disney company but loved the story and character so much he decided to do it anyway
  • MEANWHILE all the other supervising animators (including the incredible ken duncan, animator for jane porter [also meg from hercules]) were back in california. they had to collaborate across timezones and continents to create scenes where their characters interacted, and look at what an amazing job they did!!! 

Originally posted by tynusia2000

  • the story. i think everyone can relate to the feeling of not fitting in, of being different from everyone around you. and the emphasis on family being those who love you - the message that so long as you are surrounded by people who love you, you are home. god. it makes me emotional
  • tarzan’s parents are two of the best looking characters ever animated by disney and they’re only in the movie for like five minutes what a waste

Originally posted by timelessdisneydreams

  • tarzan is a character that works best in animation. he does stuff no actual man could ever do and what would look ridiculous if a real human did it, no matter how good the cgi is (legend of tarzan 2016 i am looking at you) works within the animated world. he moves along the tree branches like someone on a skateboard or rollerblades, he swings from vines like a gymnast, wrestles wild animals like a… wrestler? and it all works because of the medium
  • also he’s pretty hot ngl

Originally posted by theseacallsushome

  • alSO tarzan as a character. he is a genuine sweetheart. he just wants to fit in - first with his family and then with jane and her family. he tries his best at everything, and wants to learn everything, and his curiosity is so endearing
  • OMG WAIT HOW COULD I FORGET BABY TARZAN omg his little noises when kala finds him i can’t, he’s too cute for words honestly. and he blows little bubbles in the shape of a hidden mickey??? t o o  m u c h

Originally posted by a-night-in-wonderland

  • tantor’s line of “are you sure this water’s sanitary? it looks questionable to me!” is one of my favourite lines in any film ever and it was delivered by a four year old voice actor who had to have his lines read to him because he was too little to read the script omg my heart

Originally posted by anno-m

  • terkina and the fact that she is totally bossy and unapologetic and everyone irl confuses her for a boy???

Originally posted by neverland-789

  • the professor who brings like his entire fucking science lab and the contents of his whole house on this research trip to africa. like in one scene they have a goddamn chandelier hanging over an actual dining table. in the middle of the african jungle. I LOVE IT

Originally posted by nebulosa-mente

  • random cameo by the mrs potts and chip tea kettle and cup, which inspired the fan theory of belle and the beast being jane’s (great?) grandparents which i love love love
  • the fact that the movie very obviously shows kids to respect animals and nature, but never does it get preachy or condescending to do so. it’s worked so well into the narrative, rather than hitting you over the head with a sign saying LOOK THIS MOVIE WANTS YOU TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT. it’s inspiring and showcases the beauty of nature and the animals in it but doesn’t attempt to guilt trip you into caring
  • quick side note: mountain gorillas are critically endangered and we need to save them, i am not afraid to guilt trip you into caring please think of the gorillas
  • AND NOW
  • MY FAVE

Originally posted by dayshavou

  • JANE PORTER. jane. porter. janey jane. my girl
  • jane wears a stylish big yellow dress complete with bustle to the jungle because she is a lady and that is what ladies wear. she hikes through the african jungle in boots and gloves and a big fucking dress because she will not let the norms of her time stop her from seeing the world. she is travelling!!!! to study science!!!! do you know how rare that was back in the victorian era???? VERY RARE!!! 

Originally posted by wonderlaaaaaand

  • but jane doesn’t care. she goes on this trip with her dad, and she knows all about his research and his study because she is a clever cookie and she cares
  • she isn’t embarrassed by her embarrassing dad, she loves him a lot
  • she talks to herself a lot and she uses her hands when she speaks and is an amazing artist and i just love everything about her okay

Originally posted by disneymoviesdaily

  • jane is a freaking excellent teacher. watch that montage of her teaching tarzan all about the humans (set to the wonderful tune of strangers like me which has the most beautiful bridge) and be amazed by her mad skills

Originally posted by i-wont-say-im-in-loveee

  • tarzan is obviously smitten by her and she’s pretty impressed by his abs eyes BUT they spend at least a few months together, learning from each other and getting to know each other, before they admit that they’re in love or ask each other for any sort of commitment. they actually get to know each other!!!!!

Originally posted by baileymckendry

  • and they are EQUALS. jane teaches tarzan about the human world and he teaches her about the jungle, swinging from vines and speaking gorilla, their partnership has give and take and neither of them force the other into staying in the jungle or leaving the jungle, they just ask and then give the other person time to think about it and RESPECT THEIR CHOICES

Originally posted by jane-of-the-wild

  • jane is the one who kisses tarzan first and i don’t know why this is important to me but it is

Originally posted by all-is-well-in-wonderland

  • over all the movie just makes me very happy
  • i think that everything it teaches children is v important and it is visually stunning and pretty to listen to and it has a smart heroine who is an artist and a scientist (because the two are not mutually exclusive!!) and funny supporting characters and scary villain because he’s super realistic
  • did i mention how impressed i am by the animation??? 

Originally posted by seasaltandcastles

  • i am very impressed by the animation!!!!

Originally posted by 2dtraditionalanimation

Chris Evans for W Magazine: The 2016 Royals

Chris Evans’ start in Hollywood wasn’t so auspicious. From his infamous scene inNot Another Teen Movie to playing “Harvard Hottie” in The Nanny Diaries, starring his future co-star Scarlett Johansson, he’s enjoyed a slow burn rise to the top. “I’m glad that I didn’t you know come out of the gates with the first thing being some huge critically-acclaimed success. It’s been very nice and educational,” he says. For the past five years, he’s been known to us as Captain America, one of the most classic roles in the Marvel universe, which is why it made sense to pair him with a new arrival to the superhero genre, Chiwetel Ejiofor, in our annuals Royals package. Here, he talks about his rise in Hollywood, from the his very first part in high school to his roles in the cult-favorite Snowpiercer and the upcoming Gifted.

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Happy New Year!

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great holiday! I spent almost the entire day checking and giving approval on tons of completed shots pHEW

And here’s where we’re at now:

  • Nearly 100 completed shots have been turned in! And we still need animators! If interested, please send your website, reel and name to phuiscribbles@gmail.com.
  • If you’re still working on your shot and still need more time to finish it, just let me know! Extension will be given depending on your shot progress.
  • Your shot deadline depends on when you sign up for the project or when you ask for another new shot, the deadline info should be in your email as well.
  • Illustration spots have all been taken, they will be reopened once we reach the end credit.
  • Due to the episode preview video getting sorta viral in twitter, I have some people who are not fluent in English (Japanese animator) came asking if they can participate. Anyone can participate in this project as long as they can communicate and can show me their animation works which prove that they can do the work given!


Thanks so much to each and every one of you participants for your hard work and patience! I’ve received so many hilarious, unique and beautiful animation and I’m so proud of all of you!

Lastly, don’t forget to catch the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions movie in January/February 2017! I have been told by many friends who already seen it that this movie is good and you all (ygo fans especially) are going to ENJOY it.

Please remember not to spoil anything after the movie. People like me who couldn’t catch the movie screening have to wait till March 2017 for the DVD release. It will do us a nice service for the ones waiting to see it, thanks!



-Phui Jing Ling

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Gintama: A Personal Review

Rating: 10/10 

What is Gintama? 

Gintama is an anime (based on the manga by Sorachi) set in the Edo period of Japan, when aliens (known as the Amanto) have invaded the Earth. Sakata Gintoki, Kagura, and Shimura Shinpachi run an “Odd Jobs” business in Edo trying to make a living. Working as the “Odd Jobs” or “Yorozuya,” this trio meets and befriends many people, and adventures ensue. 

An Overview: 

Gintama has been given a rating of 10/10 for me personally, but this does not indicate a lack of flaws. There are dozens of imperfections but overall, the amazing aspects of this anime are so wonderful and astounding that the flaws are easily overlooked. 

Characters: 

The characters of Gintama have a special place in my heart. They are some of the most beautifully written, unique, and strange characters in anime. Each character is so tragically flawed that it is real in an unrealistic way (if that makes sense), and it is their flaws and the ability to be more than their flaws that make them so intriguing. Many characters are also wrapped in layers and depth that are slowly uncovered and peeled back as one delves deeper into the anime. 

A perfect example of the flaws, layers and beauty of the characters would be the main character himself. 

The main character is Sakata Gintoki, who I could talk about forever. At first glance, Sakata Gintoki appears to be a lazy (but attractive), good-for-nothing, sweets-loving, nose-picking, pathetic excuse for a samurai. After being used to bold, determined, young and shining shonen heroes such as Naruto and Luffy, I was both surprised and excited with Gintoki’s character. He is like a breath of fresh air; something new and refreshing. 

It is evident since the start that Gintoki is flawed, exhibiting traits that aren’t usually seen in heroes. It appears that he always takes the easy way out, has no ambition nor motivation, and isn’t the best role model. This, however, only scratches the surface of the complexity and realism of his character. 

Once Gintoki is placed in threatening or serious situations, you are completely astounded by him as his true colours are shown to be that of a mesmerizing and wise hero who will protect what (or more particularly, who) he loves at any cost. Delving in even deeper, you begin to both sympathize and empathize with him as his past is revealed to be not particularly pleasant but unlike most protagonists (or antagonists), he does not complain about his past, seeking retribution. His past remains in his past, and he focuses on the present. 

Gintoki is funny, he is flawed, he is heroic, he is amazing, and he is real. There is a raw realism to his character that makes him so relatable, because people don’t go around all the time preaching happiness and optimism. Sometimes they’re lazy. Sometimes they don’t want to get out of bed. Sometimes they’re flawed. Sometimes they seem hopeless. But when the situation calls for it, their true colours will be revealed and their strength will be shown. 

Something very interesting about these characters is that some are loosely based on historical Japanese figures. For instance, the Shinsengumi is based loosely on the real Shinsengumi that existed in Japan during the Bakumatsu period. (i.e. Okita Sougo, the best swordsman and manslayer is based on the historical Okita Soji, the top swordsman of the Shinsengumi.) It is interesting to learn of Japan’s history while watching a lighthearted adaptation of people who once existed in Japan. 

One more thing to note about the Gintama characters is that right off the bat, they are strong and confident in their abilities. This is interesting for me personally, because I’ve watched many shows where the main character has to train and grow to become strong. In Gintama, even a fourteen year old illegal immigrant girl has monster strength (there is a reason for that…). 

The characters of Gintama are a huge part of what makes the anime so compelling and masterful. 

Plot: 

I’m sure people who know something about Gintama believe that this anime has no plot. I personally never understood that opinion. Yes, Gintama is separated into a dozen short arcs, but there is an overall central focus of the government, rebels and issues (such as discrimination) with the Amanto in the anime that is becoming more and more prominent (especially in the recent chapters of the manga, but I digress). 

Normally, I am a huge fan of a central, developed and main plot for an anime (one central goal, like getting your limbs and your brother’s body back ehem ehem), but Gintama is an exception, because it’s formula regarding arcs and plot works wonderfully. 

There are small arcs that can range from 1 episode to around 9 episodes. Often, the comedic ones are much shorter than the serious action arcs. A great thing about how this is formulated is that anime fans who want to watch Gintama but do not want to invest too much time can watch an arc here and there without worry. Although some arcs are interconnected or may overlap slightly, generally one can watch a random episode and understand what’s going on. 

People who enjoy comedy and lightheartedness can simply watch the comedy arcs. People who enjoy action and angst can watch Gintama’s astounding serious arcs. People who want the full (and best) experience can simply just watch all of it. 

Gintama’s comedy arcs:

Huge Warning: there are some crude jokes and its comedy can be a bit inappropriate at times. (I.e. D*ck jokes) 

The comedy of Gintama is heavily based on anime parodies or references, so Gintama is great to watch for avid anime fans. (They’ll be able to understand the jokes easily). Regardless, there is information included with the subtitles that explain the jokes. Sure, the parodies are great, but they are not my favourite part of Gintama’s humour.

This anime’s sheer amount of things outrageous and unexpected is what sometimes makes me fall over laughing. Sometimes it can be so idiotic, so laughable and so hilariously “derp.” Gintama never ceases to surprise. One begins to expect the unexpected and just to catch you off guard, Gintama gives the expected which is unexpected, and the unexpected then ricochets and hits you right in the face, leaving you speechless then breathless with laughter. One also gains great insight regarding the characters. 

Gintama’s serious arcs: 

They are masterpieces, and that is an understatement. The emotion, the depth, the atmosphere, the suspense, the angst, the sorrow, the tears, the intensity, the epic-ness, the fights…they all far outclass any other anime I have seen thus far. 

Like the comedy arcs, they are filled with the unexpected, but they are always unexpectedly genius. Great examples include Yoshiwara in Flames (my personal favourite), Shinsengumi Crisis, Shinigami, Courtesan of a Nation, the Four Devas, and the Benizakura Arc (which astounded people so much that a movie adaption of the arc was made). 

There are not enough words to describe how beautiful the serious arcs of Gintama are, so I’ll leave it at this; after watching the serious arcs of Gintama, I am no longer satisfied with most other anime. 

Personal Note:

I honestly (I will not lie) found Gintama boring at first. I tried to get into it, and it was boring, so I gave up. A few months later I tried again and gave up. Then I decided to watch a serious arc first (I had watched about the first twenty episodes already, so I knew the characters well) and was thoroughly impressed. Slowly, I began choosing and watching different arcs until I watched all the episodes, and now I’m watching the ones being released in subsequent order. 

So, if you guys start off without being particularly interested, don’t be discouraged. If you want action, it begins in the 50s of the episodes. 

Soundtrack (Ops and Eds): 

The Gintama soundtrack is unique, filled with personality and distinctness. The Gintama openings have been beautiful with depth, wonderful animation and beautiful songs, and many of the Gintama endings have either been just as captivating, or cute. The OST can sometimes be hilarious (Baka Ouji’s OST) or devastating. 

Like the anime itself, the music perfectly encompasses how diverse Gintama is, and how it can range from a serious, sad work of art to lighthearted and comedic to epic and brimming with action. 

Animation: 

Not the best animation per se, especially the older episodes. The new episodes, however (Gintama 2015) are of stunning quality, colour and motion. Every character is also gorgeous (no matter how quirky they may be), so that’s a plus. The fight scenes are beautiful and just about perfection, but sometimes during comedy or lighthearted arcs, the proportions are a bit off for the characters. 

Overall: 

10/10. The rating of the anime. The main character’s birthday. (yep, Gintoki’s birthday is October 10th). Go watch Gintama, and you won’t regret it. 

anonymous asked:

Including Luna, what's everyone's favorite Disney movie and why?

Chocobros + Luna: Favorite Disney Movies

Noctis: The Lion King. He relates to it. I can’t imagine why

Prompto: Big Hero 6. He cries every time at THAT part and thinks the whole cast is super cool. Probably has a baymax toy somewhere.

Ignis: If ignis is watching a cartoon, he’s in it for unique ideas and animation quality. So he’s gotta go with Atlantis or Treasure Planet. He appreciates Frozen as well but is taking that to the grave.

Gladiolus: Toy Story, and he could care less who knows about it. He likes Monsters Inc too.

Luna: Beauty and the Beast. Belle is equal parts selfless and badass, and that’s how Luna wants to be.

What the signs want to hear
  • Aries: "You're passion is the most magnificent thing."
  • Taurus: "The wisdom you hold is just incredible."
  • Gemini: "You're mind is absolutely stunning."
  • Cancer: "You're strength is so empowering."
  • Leo: "The laughter you bring to the room is so lovely."
  • Virgo: "You're honesty is kind and I think that's amazing."
  • Libra: "You're bravery is very admirable."
  • Scorpio: "You're darkness is fascinating but the most beautiful part of you is the depth of your emotions."
  • Sagittarius: "You're ideas are so unique and refreshing."
  • Capricorn: "You take the world on without fear, it's astounding."
  • Aquarius: "You're animation and excitement is just wonderful."
  • Pisces: "The way you hold a whole other world in your mind with so many dreams and ideas, it's the most vibrantly beautiful thing."
#SaveWOY

Wander Over Yonder is an absolutely breathtaking show with:

 Expressive and fluid animation

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 stunning colors

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and uniquely designed lovable characters

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Wander Over Yonder conveys positive messages of friendship, building relationships, and helping others. Such a bright and cheerful show deserves a 3rd season! I’m so eager to hear and see more about these wonderful characters, and I’d love to meet the new characters that they throw into the mix! We may even get some backstory of our lovable characters!

Please @disneyxd, reconsider your decision to cancel Wander Over Yonder. It’s a beautiful show with important life lessons that would great for any viewing audience!

Also! Please sign the petition if you haven’t yet! This will help Disney see that there are people that want the show to go on! 

If nothing else has convinced you, do it for the watchdogs

Originally posted by space-feline-wander

they’re precious 

yoi relied so heavily on rotoscope for most of the skate scenes that while it may have been a lot of work it just… didn’t look great

mp100 is so colorful and dynamic and the animation is pushed constantly and it’s all unique and vibrant and beautiful??? like?? there’s rly no contest imo….!!!

So I Watched Yuri! on Ice

Episode 1

I was already super hyped for this anime but BOY. DID THE FIRST EPISODE DELIVER.

Originally posted by n5fw

- Right off the bat I’m already falling hard for this precious manchild who is hurt and sad because he lost the season. I’m convinced I will kill for him.

- HE’S SO CHUBBY AND CUTE OH MY GOD I CAN’T TAKE THIS *screams into pillow*

- Yuuri’s family is so chill and loving and accepting of him I love them. Also, totally crushing on Minako sensei cuz she’s a cute little bean.

- I love tiny!Yuuri and Tiny!victor. I love their little poodles.

- There are so many details in this show that require your full concentration to really appreciate. Also, the colors and animation of the show are gor-jee-yusss.

- THAT FUCKING SKATING/ANIMATION SEQUENCE BLEW MY MIND I MEAN WHAT

- Blond Yuri is a little piece of shit difficult for me to understand cuz he acts all tsundere but he’s adorbs too okay?

- The triplets are too cute to handle. The whole Nishigori clan is precious.

- The opening and ending themes are beautiful and so unique that I’m instantly in love. That instagram feed tho

- Do I think it’s too early to ship Victor and Yuuri? Yes. Do I still ship them? Also Yes.

- I did not see that Yaoi Moment coming and neither did Yuri. But goddamn Victor’s ASS is what my dreams are made of. *I’m not drooling its just raining on my face.*

- THIS ANIME IS A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. AND HELLA FUCKING GAY. AND YES I’VE WATCHED FREE.

Originally posted by akashis

- I’m hyped for the following episodes. Those look pretty gay too. This anime might just blow up due to its awesomeness.

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Finally finish writing my letter to Mr. Gary Marsh! It has 8 pages…I didn’t even know I can write that much in English :D

Thank you @imaginaryskeletons for helping me with the proofread and edit! You are a really nice person and your English is great!

I’m going to buy some stamps and send it out tomorrow… It’s actually my first time to write a letter abroad to the U.S.A, so it will be kind of a big day XD

 (I’d like to post the edited version here, because it turns out really well and I hope it can help to inspire more people :D )


Dear Mr. Gary Marsh,

Hello! I am an overseas fan of Wander Over Yonder from China. I sent an email to you before, but there are still so much to say! So, after weighing my words over and over, I’ve decided to write you this physical letter.

Firstly, I want to express my gratitude to Craig McCracken, everyone that worked on Wander Over Yonder, and to Disney itself for giving me the purest happiness you can get from a cartoon, and for giving me a second childhood. I grew up with the dubbed version of most Disney TV shows and I also really loved the Powerpuff Girls as a child. Knowing that Craig was working for Disney was like a dream come true; two of my favourite things had come together – and that’s when I discovered the joy that is Wander Over Yonder.

I am an art student and a huge fan of cartoons and I’ve always loved Craig McCracken’s style and ideas, which I personally call play with the cartoon.He once did amazing work with the Powerpuff Girls, and unsurprisingly, he wowed me yet again with his unmatched levels of creativity and animation prowess.

Watching Wander Over Yonder is always enjoyable, and it’s not just because the characters are lovable, the episodes are equal parts funny and heart,  or because the art style and music is phenomenal. It also shows us tons of ways to tell a story using animation as a medium. Wander Over Yonder is truly a masterpiece of experimental animation along with a revolutionary Looney Tunes-esque silliness that you don’t find in a lot of modern cartoons.

Some of my personal favourite experimental episodes have been the Void,the Cartoon,the Gift / The Gift 2: The Giftening,the Breakfast,?and many, many more. The world of Wander Over Yonder is full of so many possibilities and wonders; the audience never knows what to expect from each new episode, and in my opinion, that’s one of the main things that makes Wander Over Yonder so charming and different.

I could go on for hours about how much I love this show; this is only scratching the surface.

Wander Over Yonder also has some of the smartest and most interesting character designs I’ve ever seen in a cartoon. Wander and Sylvia’s shapes fit together perfectly, and their color schemes compliment each other wonderfully. They are just a perfect design concept: they’ve literally designed to be yin and yang, which also correlates to their personalities. You can tell so much about the characters in this show just by their designs alone. I also really love the Watchdogs – it amazes me how expressive they can be when all they have is an eyeball for a head.

I also really love the fact that Wander is a different kind of protagonist; he doesn’t have to rely on physical strength to get the job done. He has never seen the world as black or white and he sees the best in everyone, even the most diabolical villains. He helps even the most evil villain reform using the power of love rather than the power of his fists, and he is such a refreshing and interesting main character. He really cares deeply for everyone and everything and he  also has one of the best platonic relationships I’ve ever seen in media with his best friend Sylvia.

Wander Over Yonder has a unique voice and its own creative style. It combines nostalgia with modern themes (such as feminism and smart phone addiction) and really brings you into a world where anyone can be a kid again. The animation is fluid and beautiful, the music is absolutely amazing, and the lessons are meaningful without being preachy.

This show is also so special because of the people who work on it. The crew of the show are all such easygoing, kind people that are willing to take time out of their days to answer fan questions and interact with fans. The fact that they spend so much time interacting with us really means the world to us.

The fandom itself is an optimistic, warm, friendly, and loving place – just take a look at any of the tags on tumblr! I’ve never seen a fandom come together to try and help each other as much as they have during the #SaveWOY campaign. People have been helping share information, helping people who have never written letters like this before, drawing fanart to boost spirits, and reminding others to be polite. Even as I write this letter, there are fans out there willing to help me proofread and edit it. This fandom is as truly special as the show itself.

This show has helped me through some really dark times. When I met Wander, I was going through a lot of family issues that really affected my schoolwork and my life in a negative way. Wander Over Yonder never failed to cheer me up and Wander’s optimistic spirit really encouraged me a lot. In order to catch up on more recent episodes, I learned a lot more English, and made really good progress on my final exam! Without a doubt, I’m not the only one this show affected in a positive way. Wander’s helpful friendly good deeds DID spread across the land, even breaking through the fourth wall and into the real world.

If there’s anything I don’t love about this show, it would be the unfortunate and untimely end.

Of course, by saying this, I mean no disrespect to Disney’s decision to end the show. According to Craig, the decision had been made prior to season 2 airing on television, but the crew keeps telling us awesome things they had planned about season 3. Every time I read Craig, Frank, or Dave post more could-be season 3 things, my heart breaks. And now, after winning an Annie Award, after My Fair Hatey went viral, after getting over 15,000 signatures on the petition to save the show, after the savewoy blog gained more than 2,000 followers in less than a month – this is all proof of how much love for this show there is, and how much potential it has.

So here I am, humbly asking for you to reconsider your decision, and to give Wander the chance he deserves to reach his full potential, and to let the crew of the show conclude the story with the third season it was meant to have so everyone walked away without any regrets.

Thank you so much for your time and for reading this.

                                                                                        Sincerely,
                                                                                        Yimin Liang
                                                                                        April 26th, 2016