Name: Arthur Nickname(s): Norm Time/Date: 20:16, July 6th Average Hours of sleep: Around 9 or 10 if I have sleep liberty… Last thing I googled: Dragon Ball Super Birthday: April 20th Gender: Cis dude Sexual Orientation: WELL FUCK let’s just say I’m straight it has been working so far Height: 170cm Favorite color:
One place that makes me happy: Home ‘3′ How many blankets I sleep with: If it’s EXCEPTIONALLY COLD, one. Living in brazillian subsidiary of Hell is suffering. What I’m wearing right now: A blue T-shirt with some indecipherable english text written in orange and blue jeans bermuda shorts ‘3′ Favorite movies: Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Pan’s Labyrinth, Black Swan… Last book I read: … does the core rulebook for Changeling: The Dreaming count? If no, then Dragões de Éter: Corações de Neve. Most used phrases: “oh my”, “oh my god”, and if there’s none from my family around, “FUCK!”. What I last said to a family member: “… I have no idea” Favorite Beverage: Coca-cola and lemonade <3 Fav Food: POPCOOOOOOOOOOOORN <33333 Last Movie I watched: Jurassic World *w*)b Dream Vacation: Anywhere where my e-friends are tbh >: Dream Wedding: ………… What? Dream Job: Teacher, or paranormal investigator if we’re actually talking about DREAM jobs Dream Pet: A cat, maybe? ;w;
I take it you’ve never seen toy story 3? Cuz if you have seen it and didn’t cry you are in fact a robot. So you’ve never cried at 4am over a zutara fanfiction or anything like that? I need to give you some fic recs then lol
I have seen it… and I didn’t cry. I accept my fate as a robot ;_; but seriously yeah I’ve never cried at anything fictional in my whole life, so many people have tried to make it happen but nope (I’ll still take the zutara recs though lol)
I don’t cry much in general, like MAYBE 3 or 4 times a year, and this year included a literal funeral
I just finished the first season of Sense8 on Netflix. My mind is blown. I really need some more quality programming in the pure comedy realm. Brooklyn Nine Nine just doesn’t fill the void that Parks and Rec left in my soul. Nothing could ever fill the lightning bolt-shaped void Harry Potter left. I still get a little teary-eyed at the thought of Andy saying “Thanks, guys” to Woody, Buzz, and the gang at the end of Toy Story 3.
There are songs that make us move faster. Movies that make us stand up and fight for what we believe in. There are speeches that fire us up for a cause or a competition.
I admire everyone who bring stories to life. Whether by page or screen, the moments they weave together are not just entertainment. It’s not just art or things to fill brain cells and minutes. When done well, stories enrich our lives and we see parts of ourselves reflected in the characters and the events. And through those connections, it’s incredible how a community can be brought together.
Just think (especially here on tumblr) how you’ve found yourself in so many different small and large circles. How you’ve been shown new things you end up falling in love with. How many tips and tricks you’ve learned and applied and shared in real life. Sure, there are quotes photoshopped onto photos and gif sets and endless time sucking tedium…
And of course I can only speak for me…but I think tumblr as an entity (and to a smaller degree Dear Future Wife…) has helped me find so many parts of me that were heretofore unknown to my own self. My world view has expanded purely from an organic and ever evolving curation of my Dashboard.
I forgot what I was talking about. Storytelling. It’s such an amazing force that, at its best, brings out the best in all of us. That’s pretty cool.
And also Tumblr. To all of you storytellers out there, in media recommendations, personal writing, fan fiction, bloggers, vloggers, artists…producers, writers, directors, photographers, builders, sculptors, actors, and editors… I salute and thank each and every one of you makers out there for making my life so much bigger than my own could ever be without you.
Number that have caused me to shed tears: 4 (Inside Out, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, and WALL-E)
Movies the studio has made that didn’t grab me in the slightest: Cars, Cars 2, and Monsters University. They consist of sequels and a pre-sequel. To be fair, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 are CGI sequel features that comprise one of the greatest trilogies in cinematic history (in my opinion anyways).
Very innovative. Smartly scripted. Deftly executed. Superb voice acting. Profoundly moving. Teaches a lesson every human being should/can embrace. Composer Michael Giacchino’s score (his 5th collaboration with Pixar) accentuates the storyline and scenes happening perfectly: In fact, I sat after Inside Out was finished just to keep hearing it. The strength of Inside Out relies on the chemistry between the Emotions and the narrative lacking a villain. Directed by both Pete Docter (Up, Monsters. Inc) and Ronnie del Carmen, Inside Out is the most existential, absolutely significant, and gloriously fulfilling Pixar Animation Studios creation yet!
Did You Know?
Unless one counts the proto-Pixar 1987 flick The Brave Little Toaster which starred a female anthropomorphic main character then Inside Out is the first Disney Pixar creation to put the spotlight on a non-princess female protagonist. That’s not to say that Princess Merida, the ultimate anti-princess, created by Brenda Chapman from Brave (2012) isn’t awesome or anything like that! She’s one of favorite characters ever made in the long history of Disney works! The very weak antagonist, single-dimensional portrayal of males throughout it, along with story inconsistencies/plot holes/resemblance to Brother Bear (2003) causes the motion picture as a whole to fall under the high bar Pixar has set for itself over the years.
Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl from the Toy Story trilogy doesn’t count (she’s a tritagonist, the third most important character behind Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear). Neither does The Incredibles’ Elasticgirl/Helen Parr (deauteragonist) or Ratatouille’s Chef Colette Tatou (another tritagonist, behind Chef Remy and Chef Alfredo Linguini). WALL-E’s EVE (another deauteragonist) and Finding Nemo’s Dory (deauteragonist) don’t fit the bill either. Not even Docter’s adorable Boo from Monsters Inc. nor the cool Ellie Fredrickson from 2009′s Up function as protagonists. Inside Out refreshingly has Riley Anderson, the hockey-loving non-pink wearing main character: this is her story from beginning to end as she’s supported by her parents and emotions (Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger, in order of their appearance).
A couple of gender cliches along with the visual depiction of Joy being skinny and happy whilst Sadness is depressed and dumpy looking still really rubbed me the wrong way since first seeing it in the teaser. While I grasp that each Emotion’s shape is influenced by an something real (such as a star for Joy, a teardrop for Sadness, a nerve for Fear, and etc.). Still, these design explanations/choices could be excuses for any comments concerning the female bodies. I hope this isn’t the intentional case. Although, an argument could be made that the representation of Riley’s Joy (thin and boisterous) compared to Sadness (lethargic and highly intelligent) symbolizes the kind of daughters most parents desire to have. To clarify, from a stupid accepted societal standpoint when it comes to girls, the majority of parents might/may prefer a “happy and pretty” daughter than an “intelligent and introverted” one. It begs the question, if these Emotions are in Riley’s mind, a character that doesn’t seem to put much emphasis on how she looks, why do Joy and Sadness ultimately appear the way they do…? Other character share these exact Emotions, yet they remained unchanged appearance-wise? WHY?
Additionally, I had a key major problem with the seven minute musical Lava short film (written and directed by James Ford Murphy) which played before Inside Out due to the male volcano being dumpy and short looking and the female one overall being more svelte and significantly taller. Similar to Joy and Sadness, I just feel troublesome archetypes are at play are here. Regrettably. Lava’s message of having to have someone to love bothered me. Can’t society or children ever be told that being single is fine for once? At least the song was catchy…
So, those minor complaints aside, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED INSIDE OUT! *Shouts at the top of his lungs with tears streaming down his face* My new Disney Pixar favorite! By miles!
P.S. Did anyone notice how Riley’s Emotions consist of both males and females while those of her parents are solely female (mother) and male (father)?
In anticipation of the newest Pixar movie, Inside Out,
coming out today, I rewatched the entire filmography of Pixar, and had to do
the difficult job of ranking them from 14 to 1. I cherish most of these movies
and I think I hold on to them much more highly than most people. They were some of the
first movies I ever watched when I was a child, the first movies I obsessed
over before I really got into film and most of them hold something special for
me and hit close to home. These guys have the ability to make their films not only kid friendly, but enjoyable for adults as well. There is a fantastic balance of humor and heart, and with most of their projects it feels like they put so much care and love towards what they do, to tell amazing stories that are universal and that’s what makes them great. So without further ado here is my PERSONAL ranking of
the animated films from Pixar.
Side Note: I saw Inside Out today, and I won’t be ranking it in here, but I have to say, it’s in my Top 5 Pixar movies, hell possibly my Top 3. It’s amazing. Review will be tomorrow.
*Will be biased, based on nostalgia, contain spoilers, and you will also probably disagree with me, which is fine, cause that’s what makes movies so great.
14. Cars 2 (2011):
use to say that Cars 2 wasn’t that bad. I DEFENDED this movie for actually being
fun and funny. I’ve said that it’s not Pixar’s best film, but it’s still
decent. That being said, it’s been a while since I’ve actually seen it, I’ve
grown older, and soon I started to watch more movies, and so that refined my
taste just a little bit more, and after this rewatch, I kind of now have to
agree with everybody else. I found myself having a hard time defending this
movie, and in the end I just had to face the truth and say that this isn’t a
good movie. It’s average for anybody else, but for Pixar, it’s a disappointment.
Some positives of this movie are that it looks good, the animation is great,
the car races are entertaining, and I liked the spy aspect of this movie. Michael
Caine as Finn McMissile is good, and I liked Holley Shiftwell. As for the
negatives, I don’t find it as funny anymore, I don’t hate Mater as much as
everybody else, but sidelining all of the other characters, even McQueen, for
him, is a mistake. The plot is all over the place, with some stupid and kind of
lazy moments guide it, like having one of the cars to just happen to switch out
the oil so McQueen doesn’t blow up. The story is also not compelling compared
to other Pixar movies, and in the end, it’s a movie that is made for children,
and only mostly enjoyable to children.
13. Brave (2012): The first time I watched this movie, I was so disappointed.
I convinced my family to go see this movie in the theater, and it might have
had an impact because we haven’t seen an animated movie in the theater together
since. It’s only been me and my sister, but that’s beside the point. After this
rewatch I appreciate this movie a lot more. The animation is fucking stunning.
The attention to detail is phenomenal. It is probably one of the best Pixar has
done technically. I love Merida as a character, she might be your typical “I
don’t want to be a princess” character, but she is strong, she is badass, wants
to be free and I wished that they focused on that a little bit more. While yes
it’s about gender roles, and the misogynistic pressures of society, they also
decided to take the mother and daughter bonding route. Which is probably why I
was disappointed the first time cause the trailer and marketing didn’t make it
look to be like that at all. The first 40 minutes are very good, and then that
twist hits, and it’s like why? I mean is that the best you can do when you have
a badass female archer, Scottish culture, villages fighting with each other,
magic and you decide TO TURN HER MOTHER INTO A BEAR. It had so much potential
to be a Mulan mixed with a How to Train Your Dragon story. And even then, the
story is rushed, cliché and the comedy is kind of made mostly for children.
There is a lot to like about Brave, I like it a lot more now, it just
could’ve been so much better.
12. Cars (2006):I’ve always had a soft spot for this movie and I probably
like it more than most people, although it’s all probably based on nostalgia. I
will also admit that it’s not Pixar’s best work. And with this rewatch I
understand people’s criticisms. The story has been done before, it’s very
typical and cliche. I didn’t really laugh as much as I did when I was younger.
This movie had to follow The Incredibles, and so it went from the most
accessible Pixar movie for adults, to the least. It’s definitely targeted
mostly for kids. But I still get some enjoyment out of this movie. The story
has been done, but I still really like seeing a person turn from selfish to
humble. It’s a touching and heartwarming story. I also really liked the small
town aspect, and seeing all the characters, and the heart that this little
place. The ending still makes me tear up every time, to see Lightning give up
what he has wanted, to give back the dignity of the King, so he doesn’t have to
go through what Doc had to go thru. He didn’t just learn to be humble, he also
learned the value of being there for people. To help them in their time of
need, whether it be to help a town back up again, or to help somebody finish
their last race. So while not the best from Pixar, it still has it’s great
11. Monsters University (2013): I was on the “but…I wanted a sequel” boat when they
announced a Monsters Inc. prequel. There are so many ways you could’ve taken a
sequel, whether that be playing more on the laughs for energy angle, or to have
a competition between energy manufactures where they want to bring back the
screams for energy. (as in the end of this movie you saw there were other
companies other than Monsters Inc. even aptly named Fear Co.) But to be honest
I just wanted to see Boo back with Sully, maybe they could’ve played the
college angle there? But when it came out, it actually wasn’t that bad, it was
much better with the rewatch I had, and really added to the first movie. It’s
was almost the return to form for Pixar, but there was just that little
something that it needed, and I’m not sure what it is. Obviously not as great
as the first one, but I loved seeing Mike and Sulley back, I loved seeing their
relationship form, although kind of cliche (even if they said they met in the
4th grade in the first movie), and there is an important message here about
accepting your failures and moving on, to be ok with just being ok. I think the
release of this movie was also done on purpose as the kids who watched Monsters
Inc in 2001 were probably headed to college in 2013. One of those kids was me,
although it was community college, and I’m about to have pretty much this
experience this next semester once I transfer, I will definitely watch this to
prepare. So overall, a pretty good movie, and who knows? Maybe we will get a sequel
with Boo eventually.
Side Note: These next 10 were so hard to rank cause I hold all of them
so highly. This list is very interchangeable, as I’ve constantly change these
movies back and forth, and I feel like it changes every week. This felt
like ranking your children from worst to best to be honest. You could make a case for any of these
movies below to be higher and I would agree with you. So it was extremely
difficult, but as of right now here are the rest of my rankings.
10. Toy Story (1995): I know everybody has this movie near the top of their list, but
to be honest this never was my favorite Toy Story, even before 3, I liked 2
better. I think they have a better emotional resonance, as so do other Pixar
films on this list. Despite that, I think putting Toy Story at the number 10,
shows how great Pixar is, because this is still a great classic. I’m not
discounting the fact that this is the movie that started it all for them, and made
giant steps towards 3D animation. This was probably one of the first movies I
have ever seen, coming out in my birth year. The voice cast is perfect with
notable mentions being Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, the screenplay is fantastic,
with extremely clever stuff when it comes to plot and humor with having Buzz realize
that he is a toy. That’s highly extestential stuff, almost equivalent to the
question if God if real. Alright maybe not that big, but they have similar
elements. You also have touching ideas about love and friendship that I think
are done better with the next two, but are still well done. So although not my
favorite Toy Story, nor my favorite Pixar film, this movie holds a special
place and I’ll never forget it.
9. Up (2009): The first 10 minutes of this movie is one of the greatest
beginning 10 minutes in movie history, that shows incredible story telling with one of my
favorite scores of all time by Michael Giacchino. Listening to Married Life
puts me right back in that scene, crying. lol Unfortunately with what some
people have a problem with Wall-E, I have the same problem with Up. The rest of
the movie doesn’t match up. There is something about Dug, the other talking
dogs and Kevin that doesn’t stick with me. Maybe I just don’t find it as funny
as other people. That being said, Russell is an adorable character, with a
great back story that is vaguely told, and Carl is probably my favorite
character, not just because we share the same name, but because his character
is so compelling in not just in the beginning 10 minutes, but throughout the
film, where he is still talking to Ellie as if she is still there. The love he
feels for her, even after her death is very touching, heartbreaking, and the
fact that this story not only deals with Russell needing a father figure, but
also the idea of moving on after somebody’s passing, to have a new adventure,
is a fantastic topic that they addressed, especially in a movie that is
friendly to children. So while maybe some parts of the movie doesn’t stay with
me like others do, it’s still a great movie.
8. Monsters Inc. (2001):The entire world that this movie created is fantastic. With
all of it’s intricate ideas, characters, turning the idea of monsters scaring
kids upside, the world building was so imaginative and creative. I love the
jazz score, and soundtrack with the song “If I didn’t have you.” I use to sing
it all the time when I was a kid. The voice cast is perfect with Billy Crystal
as Mike, John Goodman as Sulley, who have great chemistry with each other. You
even have Steve Buscemi as Randall, and you can’t get any better than that. Boo
is probably the most adorable character in animation, it’s insane how cute she
is. And her relationship with Sulley is very heart felt. That last act gets me
every time. Even before that where Sulley scares Boo, breaks my heart. Looking
back at it now, that trust and love that they had really seemed like a father
and daughter relationship, with Mike being the crazy Uncle. lol I can’t even
imagine myself watching this again when I have a family. So why is this 8th
on my list? I’m not exactly sure. lol I just found myself liking the other
movies more, and like I said that’s a testament to how great Pixar is with
7. A Bug’s Life (1998):
have always said this, and I forever will say this until I’m dead, one of the
most underrated movies ever and the most underrated movie from Pixar. I will
never understand why people don’t give this enough love or why they never talk
about it. Maybe it was in the shadow of the two Toy Story movies in between,
maybe it had to do with Antz that I haven’t watched yet, but whatever it is, it
has so many things going for it that make it so great. For one I think it’s one
of the funniest Pixar movies, with their great cast of eccentric characters.,
it has one of the most underrated Pixar/Disney villain in Hopper greatly voiced
by Kevin freaking Spacey, and it’s a story about a bunch of misfits that bring
a population together to over throw the oppressor, and an outcast who just
wants to make things better for those around him that finally gets his due.
That ending gets me every time. (how many times have I said that already lol) I
could talk about this movie for ages, it deserves so much more credit.
6. Finding Nemo (2003): I remember the hype for this movie when I was in grade school. Constantly people would quote everything from the movie, and so for some reason I wrote this off as one of the best Pixar films. I don’t know why I did that, because after this rewatch I forgot how great this movie is. The writing is fantastic, so no wonder it’s so quotable. You have so many great characters, from the fish in the tank, to Crush who I absoutely love, and to Dory herself, greatly voiced by Ellen. I will also say that Pixar really out did themselves when it comes to their animation. Absolutely gorgeous, not only animating the water really well, but everything underneath with all the different fish and the colorful environment. And the story is also very touching, really conveying not only the need for parents to let their kids explore the world on their own, but to trust that they can do so, to trust that they are their own independent person that can take care of themselves. Great, funny, and touching Pixar movie.
5. Toy Story 2 (1998): How they managed to make a sequel better than the first Toy Story in the amount of time they had, I will never know. Why they thought this was a straight to DVD movie, I also will never fucking know. lol Some people don’t think it was as good as the first, but before 3 came into the picture, this was always my favorite. The animation is so much better and sleeker in a span of about 5 years, I love the addition of Jane and Bullseye, you felt like they were immediately part of the family, and it’s the whole gang back together, the characters we love in another adventure. Toy Story 2 wasn’t a rehash of the previous film, it was a continuation of the story that went even deeper when it comes to friendship and love. It was the inevitable loss of that friendship with Andy. The realization that he isn’t going to be a kid forever, and despite all of that, they would still stick it out till the end together, to infinity and beyond.
4. Wall-E (2008): I’m so glad I rewatched this movie again, because I forgot how amazingly beautiful it is. The story telling that went into the first 40 minutes alone is astounding, with pretty much no dialogue, beautiful animation and song selection and two lovable and endearing robots in Wall-E and Eve. Wall-E himself being very adorable. Thinking about it previously, I’ve always thought that the message of this movie was heavy handed, but now, not so much. Yes it has a lot to say about environmentalism, and technology and how it’s hindering human kind rather than helping, actually portraying a kind of cozy dystopian future, but it also kind of explores artificial intelligence, and the similarities that can have with human consciousness. Above all else I think Wall-E greatly conveys the beauty within being human. To marvel at the great sights, to appreciate the small moments, to create, to progress to explore, to experience life as it is, and most importantly to love, all of that mostly shown within a robots, and I think that says a lot. Wall-E is one hell of an ambitious film, and I think it greatly succeeds.
3. The Incredibles (2004): With this rewatch of the Incredibles, I never realized how much this movie is accessible to adults. It is probably the most accessible Pixar movie for adults because it juggles so many adult topics. The idea of celebrating mediocrity, a story about a guy wanting to go back and live the glory days of his life, as well as the struggles of taking care of a family and marriage. Not to mention, it has a fantastic score, it’s funny humor for all ages and it’s just a great superhero movie in general
being considered one of the greats, with great action sequences and great uses of their powers. Like many of their movies, they took the idea of being a superhero upside down, by making them grounded and relatable, and putting them in the struggles of a normal life. And that, dare I say, is…incredible. BRING ON THAT SEQUEL!
2. Ratatouille (2007): Besides the number 1 movie on this list, this is probably the Pixar movie I’ve seen the most since my obsession with film came along. I have not gotten tired of this movie, and every time I see it, it manages to still be refreshing. Idk what it is. Maybe it’s the fact that Remy is an unlikey hero, let alone the unlikely chef. Maybe, it’s the beautiful aesthetic and atmosphere of this film, with it’s beautiful soundtrack, breathtaking animation of Paris alone, with it’s warm colors that makes every shot look like a painting. Maybe it’s the amazing script that not only manages to add good comedy, but also be heartwarming, touching, smart and insightful, that says, anybody can be what they want to be, it’s not about where you come from that makes you who you are, but what you can do. Not to mention having one of my favorite quotes of all time, “The only thing predictable about life, is it’s unpredictability.” Rataouille is a film that manages to display and overwhelming amount of charm and grace every time I watch it, and that’s why it’s second on this list.
1. Toy Story 3 (2010): Am I biased cause Toy Story 3 is one of my favorite movies of all-time? Probably, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that this movie is phenomenal. To me Toy Story 3 is the superior to the other Toy Storys and of all of Pixar in general. It solidified this franchise as being one of the greatest trilogies of all time. You have that beginning sequence that is a tribute to the first scenes of the previous Toy Storys, the characters are back better than ever, Lotso as a villain is so great, because of his back story of being abandoned, and also his ruthlessness near the end. It’s a prison breakout film that is fantastically executed. There is a great mix of humor, dark elements, and ultimately touching ones that is fucking perfect. Going deeper with the idea from Toy Story 2, from the incinerator to Andy saying goodbye, this movie never fails to hit me like a truck. It hits closer to home for me with this rewatch because seeing Andy passing on his toys to Bonnie felt like he was getting ready for his next chapter in life. I’m about to have the same experience, moving out, living on my own for the first time. As a person who grew up with these movies, I felt like Pixar almost had the guts to kill these characters off. lol But I also felt like I was letting go of these characters that I’ve loved so much, who have taught me a lot about loyalty and friendship. This movie is one of my favorites because it really showed me the emotional connection you can have with a movie. How much a story can move you, and impact you and how much you love the characters, and connect with them, even if it’s just for one movie, or multiple movies in a span of 15 years. That’s why I love not only this movie, but other Pixar movies as well. It’s a staple in what they can do, and what they have greatly accomplished.
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Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention that I saw Inside Out the other day and it was fantastic. I think it’s made it up there among my favourite Pixar films. It really has that imaginative Pixar feel and there were some great character designs and clever ideas and jokes that I could really appreciate. If you love psychology and the brain as much as I do, you’ll probably enjoy it quite a bit. 9.9/10 would recommend.
Okay so I fricken watched inside out today and I went into thinking that it was gonna be a cute uplifting Pixar movie. I haven’t cried that hard when seeing a Pixar movie since toy story 3. I have never related to a movie so much in my whole life and this will forever be my favorite Pixar movie.