‘Hey girl let’s be friends and hang out and shoot arrows n’ stuff.’
Holiday doodle I coloured! Gotta wait over 2 more weeks till Brave comes out here… *cries* but anyway, please can these two be BFF’s? I don’t do Merida justice, though… argh.
[x] 101 Dalmatians (1961)
[x] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[x] Bambi (1942)
[x] Cinderella (1950)
[x] Dumbo (1941)
[x] Fantasia (1940)
[x] Lady and the Tramp (1955)
[x] Mary Poppins (1964)
[x] Peter Pan (1953)
[x] Pinocchio (1940)
[x] Sleeping Beauty (1959)
[x] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
[ ] Song of the South (1946)
DISNEY’S DARK AGE
[ ] The Aristocats (1970)
[ ] Bedknobs & Broomsticks (1971)
[x] The Black Cauldron (1985)
[x] The Fox and the Hound (1981)
[x] The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
[x] The Jungle Book (1967)
[?] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
[x] Oliver and Company (1986)
[x] Pete’s Dragon (1977)
[x] The Rescuers (1977)
[x] Robin Hood (1973)
[x] The Sword In The Stone (1963)
THE DISNEY RENAISSANCE
[x] Aladdin (1992)
[x] Beauty and the Beast (1991)
[ ] A Goofy Movie (1995)
[ ] James and the Giant Peach (1996)
[ ] Hercules (1997)
[x] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[x] The Lion King (1994)
[x] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[x] Mulan (1998)
[x] Pocahontas (1995)
[ ] The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
[x] Tarzan (1999)
DISNEY’S MODERN AGE
[x] Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
[x] Bolt (2008)
[ ] Brother Bear (2003)
[ ] Chicken Little (2005)
[x] Dinosaur (2000)
[x] The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
[x] Enchanted (2007)
[x] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[ ] Home on the Range (2004)
[x] Lilo & Stitch (2002)
[ ] Meet the Robinsons (2007)
[x] The Princess and the Frog (2009)
[x] Treasure Planet (2002)
[x] 101 Dalmations 2: Patch’s London Adventure (2003)
[ ] Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)
[ ] An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)
[ ] Atlantis - Milo’s Return (2003)
[x] Bambi II (2006)
[ ] Beauty and the Beast - Belle’s Magical World (1998)
[ ] Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
[ ] Cinderella II - Dreams Come True (2002)
[ ] Cinderella III - A Twist in Time (2007)
[ ] Kronk’s New Groove (2005)
[ ] Lady & the Tramp II - Scamp’s Adventure (2001)
[ ] Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
[ ] Mulan 2 (2004)
[ ] Pocahontas II - Journey to a New World (1998)
[ ] Return to Never Land (2002)
[ ] Tarzan & Jane (2002)
[ ] Tarzan II (2005)
[ ] The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002)
[ ] The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
[x] The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
[x] The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998)
[ ] The Little Mermaid - Ariel’s Beginning (2008)
[ ] The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)
[x] The Return of Jafar
[x] A Bug’s Life (1998)
[x] Cars (2006)
[ ] Cars 2 (2011)
[x] Finding Nemo (2003)
[x] The Incredibles (2004)
[x] Monsters Inc. (2001)
[x] Ratatouille (2007)
[x] Toy Story (1995)
[x] Toy Story 2 (1999)
[x] Toy Story 3 (2010)
[x] Wall-E (2008)
[x] Up (2009)
[x] Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
[ ] Tales from Earthsea (2006)
[ ] The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
[x] Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
[x] Castle in the Sky (1986)
[x] Spirited Away (2001)
[x] Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)
[x] My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
[ ] Whisper of the Heart (1995)
[ ] The Cat Returns (2002)
[x] Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
[x] Princess Mononoke (1997)
[ ] My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
[ ] Pom Poko (1994)
[ ] Panda Go Panda (1972)
[ ] Porco Rosso (1992)
[ ] Little Norse Prince (1968)
[x] Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
[ ] Only Yesterday (1991)
[ ] Ocean Waves (1993)
Studio Ghibli really should not be on here, but whatever.
The art of Dan Hipp.
I apologize in advance if there’s anyone following me who’s actually excited about the movie, because this is very much going to be a raining on your parade post. But I really need to get this out in a way other than the initial “NOOOOOOOOOOO” that I did on plurk.
I’ll cut it for anyone who wants to skip over it, but I just need to… ramble. Vent, I guess.
Honestly, I think these are all very legitimate things to be upset about. Hollywood and media entertainment in general have a tendency to just pick a culture and impose their own storyline on it, regardless of fit or appropriateness. The opposite, I suppose, is characters/stories that are limited or pigeonholed by the culture they attempt to use, which is another story entirely, but the fact that it is almost always either one or the other is really, really sad. If you’ve got such a rich cultural background and history to draw from, use it—otherwise, don’t just treat it like a gimmick, which is, unfortunately, what Brave seems to be doing.
I’m usually very impressed with Pixar, and I consider their work to be really great pieces of storytelling. But if the first time we’re getting a female protagonist out of them is a story that seems so rehashed, and arguments we’ve already gotten out of Disney princesses eight different ways, then I’m going to be considerably disappointed in them. Obviously the theme of a strong female character breaking out of whatever gendered expectations are imposed on her and going her own way is a good, strong message, but you have to wonder—is it the only way to show a strong female character? Strength and complexity of character can be fostered many, many different ways, and it’d be interesting to see someone explore that, for once.
Obviously I say all this with the caveat that it is just the trailer, and you can’t predict everything from it. But cultural appropriation and rehashed gender-stereotype bashing are nothing really new, and that in and of itself is something worth remarking on. So, yeah—I don’t think you’ve off-base at all in feeling the way you do, especially since it’s something you have a close personal attachment to. Heaven knows how many feelings I get about things that utilize parts of my own heritage and culture.
I think that Brave could still end up being a really fun, emotionally fulfilling movie. It just sucks that they didn’t try to spin the story another way, especially given the cultural basis they’ve used.
A person in costume as a green, plastic army soldier, complete with little “splats” of plastic under each foot.
First Look of the Day: Courtesy of Disney Pixar France comes the first non-concept-art look at Princess Merida, the female protagonist of Pixar’s 13th feature-length film Brave — the first Pixar film to feature a female lead (Kelly Macdonald), and the first to be co-directed by a woman (Brenda Chapman).
Brave, which is set “in the mystical Scottish Highlands,” also features the vocal talents of Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Kevin McKidd, and Robbie Coltrane.
A release date has been set for June 22, 2012.
so here is a thing that wigs me out about vulcans
vulcans have green blood, right
okay so but like.
their skin colors are just like human skin...
I’m probably also still just really annoyed that someone was complaining about Season Two of the USM cartoon for not having enough Coulson when Mary...
On a happier note, I really need to borrow or get a camera, because for some reason, I REALLY want to show off my new Spider-Man cup.
Can we just talk about Time Lords for a second
(I have zombiebrain today so sorry for the lack of grammar and sorry if this makes no sense)