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I'M DONE WITH THIS BULLSHIT : GIANT RANT AND A MESSAGE ABOUT SUPPORT

This recent news about DreamWorks Animation has my blood boiling and you know what that means: TIME FOR A FUCKING RANT

Like I’ve said many times before here up on my Tumblr, I’m a huge supporter of DreamWorks Animation and I will support them till the day I die. I went to the midnight showing of HTTYD2 when it came out last year and I went to go watch both Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Penguins of Madagascar in theaters. I’ve been doing my best to keep this company alive in any way that I can. 

But I’m only 1 fan and I can’t support an entire industry by myself. Thank God I have my fellow fans of DreamWorks Animation to help me out with that but even with our numbers, people STILL aren’t going to watch their films in theaters. 

Some make the excuse that it’s because they’re short on money and you know what: I get that. I come from a family living off of food stamps every month. 

If you genuinely can’t spend any money on the theaters because you can’t afford it. By all means wait till it comes out on DVD and then you can watch it then. BUT DON’T PIRATE THE FUCKING MOVIE. It’s because the numbers aren’t adding up that DreamWorks Animation is shutting down an entire branch and laying off 500 crewmen from their team which is heartbreaking enough. 

Some make the excuse of not being able to find someone to go with them: If you genuinely have that issue, drag one of your friends along and say to them that it can count as a birthday gift. Or better yet, just go by yourself you don’t need a fucking person there with you when you watch a movie in the theaters. 

And then this fucking excuse comes up all the time where I’m from and I’ve seen this online multiple times that just boils my blood:

I don’t want to go watch (Insert DreamWorks Animation Movie here) because DreamWorks Animation sucks and Disney is better.

NOW YOU’RE TREADING IN HOT WATER YOU MOTHERFUCKER. 

ALL FORMS OF ANIMATION SHOULD BE RESPECTED AND SUPPORTED. WHETHER IT BE DISNEY, DREAMWORKS ANIMATION, LAIKA, REELFX, OR SONY ANIMATION. YOU FUCKING SUPPORT ANIMATION. 

PEOPLE NEED A DIVERSITY IN ENTERTAINMENT AND I HATE TO SOUND LIKE A SALTY BITCH HERE, BUT PEOPLE RIDE DISNEY’S DICK FAR TOO OFTEN DUE TO A NOSTALGIA OVERLOAD THAT CREATED THEIR CHILDHOODS. 

THAT’S NOT TO SAY THAT YOU CAN’T SUPPORT DISNEY, BUT WHEN PEOPLE COMMENT THAT THEY WON’T SEE A DREAMWORKS ANIMATION MOVIE BECAUSE THEY THINK ALL THEIR FILMS SUCK WITHOUT EVEN TRYING THEM IS JUST FUCKING IGNORANT. YOU’RE NOT CHANGING ANYTHING AND YOU’RE TOO AFRAID TO GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE! 

BECAUSE OF PEOPLE’S BIASED LOVE AFFAIR WITH ONE ANIMATION COMPANY, OTHER COMPANIES WHO ARE PUTTING THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS INTO EACH FILM ARE BEING NEGLECTED AND BASHED WITHOUT EVEN AN ARM OF SUPPORT! 

THAT’S JUST FUCKING WRONG. 

HTTYD2 WON A FUCKING GOLDEN GLOBE BECAUSE IT FUCKING DESERVED IT MORE THAN BIG HERO 6 TO BE HONEST. DREAMWORKS ANIMATION HASN’T GOTTEN MANY AWARDS IN THE PAST AND THEY DESERVE SO MANY MORE AWARDS UNDER THEIR BELT THAN SOME ANIMATION COMPANIES WHO HAVE MULTIPLE. 

PEOPLE ARE BUTTHURT OVER THE FACT THAT BIG HERO 6 DIDN’T GET AN AWARD BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THAT THE PEOPLE JUDGING AND VOTING WERE RACIST TOWARDS THE POC CAST. WHICH MIGHT I ADD IS JUST BULLSHIT SINCE IT’S ONLY BY POPULAR VOTE BY THE PEOPLE THAT A FILM CAN WIN A GOLDEN GLOBE. BESIDES, DISNEY HAS ENOUGH AWARDS AS IT IS. 

AND THEN SOME OF YOU MOTHERFUCKERS HAVE THE AUDACITY TO SAY: "WELL IF THEY’RE LAYING OFF PEOPLE IT MUST MEAN THAT THE MOVIE THEY PRODUCED SUCKED SO BADLY THAT NOBODY WANTED TO GO SEE IT." 

HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU JUDGE THAT WHEN YOU YOURSELF HAVEN’T WATCHED THE FILM?! 

UNLESS YOU’RE BLINDLY LED ALL THE TIME WHEN IT COMES TO MOVIES, YOU SHOULD TRY THINGS OUT YOURSELF FIRST BEFORE YOU PASS JUDGEMENT! 

MIGHT I REITERATE A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED RECENTLY?!: 

"HOME” THE MOVIE THAT WAS ORIGINALLY GONNA COME OUT THIS YEAR IS NOW BACK IN PRODUCTION. 

HTTYD3 WON’T COME OUT UNTIL 2018

500 PEOPLE WERE CUT FROM HAVING JOBS

AN ENTIRE BRANCH WAS SHUT DOWN DUE TO THE LACK OF FUNDS ENOUGH TO KEEP IT GOING.  

AND MANY OTHER PROJECTS HAVE BEEN SWITCHING DATES SINCE DREAMWORKS ANIMATION IS TRYING TO AVOID A CLASH WITH DISNEY FILMS BECAUSE OF BIASED ASSHOLES WHO’LL BOYCOTT THEIR FILMS TO GO WATCH A GENERIC ASS MOVIE THAT DOESN’T TAKE HUGE RISKS! 

I’m sick and tired of having to explain all this shit to you guys out there and I’m sick of hearing the same old animation wars up on Tumblr. My heart can’t take the amount of heartbreak that I’m feeling right now because of the recent events revolving around one of my favorite animation companies. 

All I’m asking in this rant is for people to go out and go support DreamWorks Animation in any way that you can starting this year. 

Do you want to grow your Home Entertainment collection? Buy some DreamWorks Animation DVD / Blu-Ray’s  of your favorite movies from them. 

Do you want to grow your digital collection of DreamWorks Animation? Buy your favorite movies off of legally downloadable websites like iTunes where all of the funds go towards the company. 

When a DreamWorks Animation movie comes out, you fucking take a risk and go watch it. Bring a big group of friends or go by yourself. It’s up to you but go support their films in theaters. 

Let’s make a change here in 2015. Let this year be the year where we support the hell out of DreamWorks Animation so that way they don’t disappear off the face of the earth. 

Let’s support animation in General 

anonymous asked:

Hmm, 2010-2014 is better than 2000's? What about the Mr. Pickles', the Breadwinners', the Problem Solverz', the Secret Mountain Fort Awesome's, the Sidekick's, the Teen Titans Go's, and god knows how many other shows? Yeah I hear the good stuff is really good again, but still, if you ask me the bad stuff is still really bad. I mean, sure, 2000's had Adult Party Cartoon, but I'm just saying...

The 2000′s had a LOT of bad shows. I’ll put asterisks next to the REALLY bad ones.

2000: Dora the Explorer

2001: The Ripping Friends*; Butt Ugly Martians*; Totally Spies; Lloyd in Space

2002:  Cramp Twins*; Teamo Supremo; Yakkity Yak. Also, flash cartoons.

2003: Adult Party Cartoon*; Stripperella*; Gary the Rat*; G3 MLP*

2004: Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi; Brandy & Mr. Whiskers; Da Boom Crew*; Drawn Together; One Piece (4 Kids Dub)*

2005: 12 Oz Mouse; Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island*; Johnny Test; Go Deigo Go*; Loonatics Unleashed*; The Buzz on Maggie

2006: Kappy Mikey*; Shorty McShorts’ Shorts; Shaggy & Scooby Doo Get a Clue*; Squirrel Boy*

2007: Wayside; Flapjack; Back at the Barnyard; Tak and the Power of Juju; The Land Before Time Cartoon; Out of Jimmy’s Head (if you want to count it as animation)

2008: Ben 10 Omniverse; The Mighty B; Rugrats Pre-School Daze*; Cars short films

2009: Pixel Pinkie*; Glenn Martin; Fanboy and Chum Chum*; The Cleveland Show; Sit Down, Shut Up. Also, Cartoon Network doesn’t release a single new cartoon this year and instead releases seven live-action series.


By contrast, the 2010′s bad cartoons are:

2010: My Life Me*; Planet Sheen*

2011: Jake and the Neverland Pirates; Secret Mountain Fort Awesome*; Problem Solverz*

2012: Brickleberry*; Napoleon Dynamite

2013: Teen Titans Go!*; Sanjay and Craig

2014: Breadwinners*; Mr. Pickles*

2015:Nothing yet


Obviously this decade isn’t immune from crap, but there’s a lot less of it here. And to be honest, it’s a more interesting type of bad. A lot of the bad 2000′s shows were just soulless rehashes of much better shows. Also the level of good stuff now is much higher than it’s been for quite some time.

Reasons Tumblr should watch Rio 2!

So, there’s hundreds of reasons to go see Rio 2, really. The story is great, the characters are relateable, the animation is amazing…!

But, I know that Tumblr finds a lot of things to be more important to them than that in films, so I’m gonna make a list of reasons Tumblr should watch Rio 2.

  • Literally 95% of the humans in this movie are people of color. There’s only one white character who’s a main character (Linda) and all of the other white people (which was about… Four?) were tourists in the background. Literally EVERY OTHER MODEL was a POC.
  • The director of this film is FROM Brazil. So everything in the first Rio and in Rio 2 is done with a great love and respect for his home. There’s no ignorant assumptions or stereotypes included when he’s a part of it, no sir!
  • The VERY FIRST canon CGI animated inter-racial couple returns in this film! Linda and Tulio are now officially canon after the events of the first Rio, and they are the very first inter-racial couple in 3D animation! How cool is that?
    Considering ALL of the other on-screen, human CGI animation couples that Pixar, Dreamworks and Disney have ever done are white man x white woman, this is a big deal.
    (Blue Sky is also responsible for the second cgi inter-racial couple of Tara and Ronin in Epic!)
  • 75% of the voice cast are POC. (Counting relevant characters off of the IMDB [x]) Another INCREDIBLY RARE THING in animated films!

SO! There’s a LOT of reasons that this is a real breakthrough in animated films.

Please, Tumblr, go support this film! Show Hollywood that we LOVE and SUPPORT the representation of POC characters and inter-racial couples and also support the wider inclusion of POC voice actors in animation!