I just want to say that these, these concept pieces right here, are the exact reason that I find Ralph to be one of the most relatable characters in the world right now.
Ralph isn’t some young kid, some teenager coming of age, as is the case with a lot of Disney films. He’s an adult. An adult like me. He’s got a job he hates, he feels alone in a crowd, he thinks he can’t quite get anything right, is left out of his own life, and feels stuck and frustrated and unappreciated in everything he does. As a twenty-something post-grad working part-time in retail and slowly losing the will to move forward, I could relate to all these aspects of Ralph’s life. It’s no wonder the effect this film has had on me. It means a lot to me. I have a hard time even describing it. I was taken to the movie by a friend and within the first five minutes, I wanted to hug Ralph, give him a pat on the shoulder, and tell him, “I hear ya, buddy. I hear ya.”
Ralph is a fantastically relatable character for a lot of people who are living the post-grad life of hopeless job hunting, fading friendships, and frustration over a loss of direction in life. Ralph is a character you feel for, because you know how he feels. He’s a character you root for because you want to know that things get better.
I just wanted to say, as much as I love King Candy and Turbo, as much as I love my Turbo Twins, the reason I really love this film is…Ralph. I haven’t related so significantly to a character in years. He means a lot to me. He means there’s hope for my future, even when I can’t see it; He means there’s friendship in unexpected places, even when I don’t look for it; He means there’s strength in who I am, even when I don’t know it. There’s no one I’d rather be than me.
(Images are all from the artbook, these ones I specifically grabbed from here.)
'Watercolor Pokemon' by Nicholas Kole.
The Artist is working on all 151, so keep an eye on his portfolio.
and it’s amazing
but wait there’s more
omg and then
Harry Potter Animated Series
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- white people are not the bad guys
- Christian people are not the bad guys
- Republicans are not the bad guys
- straight people are not the bad guys
- cisgender people are not the bad guys
- rich people are not the bad guys
- men are not the bad guys
- racist, bigoted, homophobic, ignorant, selfish, and / or rude people are the bad guys
dear social justice bloggers
You have no idea how much this statement means to me.
"The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather, better adults than you have been. Progress happens because new generations grow and develop and become better than the previous ones.”
From Adora Svitak’s talk “What adults can learn from kids.” In her talk, Adora makes a case for why adults shouldn’t underestimate kids. And they shouldn’t. Kids are doing amazing things. Let’s just take a second to think about how Adora organized her first TEDxYouth event when she was just 12.
This weekend, young people around the world are attending, organizing, speaking at, and watching TEDxYouthDay events — TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and we think you should be, too. Find a TEDxYouthDay event near you to attend or watch live online here.
this is so effing important and i’m super impressed after read her transcript
just so we’re clear, i use
as gender-neutral and affectionate names
don’t forget son
What am I forgetting dad
You have forgotten who you are, and so forgotten me.
I dedicate this little number to all those who like to say Disney princesses are nothing but passive, submissive, and horrible role models.
Bless this post.
This post is accurate and beautiful
Unnnnf, my ladies!
Dying right now.
I cannot believe this got so many notes. But this is the continuation.
THIS WOMAN IS MY NEW HERO.
When the Internet gives you lemons, make lemonade.
This is such a righteous post that I am happy I stayed up late. I will probably still regret going to school on 5hrs of sleep, but then I’ll just think of this and not give a damn.
My faverouite person ever.
Reblogging because I’m sure the comic readers out there could add some more.
i can’t hear you
over the sound
of me crushing my enemies
so here you go
this is the best post on tumblr, hands down
Watch the entire “Let It Go” scene from Frozen featuring Idina Menzel performing as Elsa.
If you don’t wanna go see Frozen, this is the best 3:39 of the movie (except the short that plays beforehand). What a jam.
goosebumps every time!
Oh god Sarah you are so right
This character is basically Elphaba and Let it Go = No Good Deed
Biggest difference? Idina’s voice does not match this character or it’s expressions.
A voice so strong was not meant for a character so cotton candy soft. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY DIDN’T MAKE HER EMOTIONAL RANGE LARGE ENOUGH TO MATCH THE INTENSITY OF THE MUSIC??? The song is good, yeah. But the energy in the scene from this character design makes me cringe. It’s fucking Rapunzel trying to sing a song from Wicked fucking fuck what.
This was really lazy, Disney.
Elsa is an Elphaba copy
i think the big problem with the emotional range is the fact that they literally went out of their way to not make her face contort with the emotional waves of the song, because they wanted to make her stay “pretty”. if you watch Idina Menzel sing, well, pretty much anything, but especially her songs from Wicked, she is EMOTING. she is earnestly performing ev-ry sing-le syll-a-ble. she’s not “attractive” when she does it, but that doesn’t matter, because you’re not looking at her for her face, you’re looking for the feeling.
if you watch the video, the song kills, but the disconnect comes from the fact that elsa isn’t emoting. and this goes right along with all the problems of the production. it’s quite obvious the animators don’t care enough, because you have this intense song being sung by this powerhouse of a performer, and they aren’t trying to make the match; it’s all halfhearted.
and elsa, if you ask me, is a poor-man’s elphaba, because she’s not emoting. when i listen to wicked, i respond, because i hear the emotions and i remember seeing how it was performed; i cried during defying gravity because of the performance. when i watch elsa, i can see menzel in my mind’s eye performing it in the recording booth, and the difference between the two is jarring.
toni is always better at saying what I want to say so reblogging again
and you know what? It’s sad when the most emotional part of the song happens when you can’t see the character’s face:
THAT STOMP WAS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF THE WHOLE SCENE WHEN THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN:
SHE IS LIFTING A GODDAMN SHOW PALACE
THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN FUCKING COOL
LOOK AT HER. AND LISTEN TO THE MUSIC. AND CRINGE AT THE UNCOMFORTABLE DISPLACEMENT OF IT ALL WITH ME
“when i watch elsa, i can see menzel in my mind’s eye performing it in the recording booth, and the difference between the two is jarring.”
Y E S
((also this was the only song scene in the movie that actually made me feel anything….and now that I see it out of context it’s really mediocre, but compared to everything else, it was amazing and I called it “phenomenal” in my liveblog @_@))
The last shot is particularly guilty. Her weird bedroom eyed sexy face seemed kinda outta place.
It’s weird, because it makes me feel almost frustrated for the animators themselves, because was the rigging purposely limited so there couldn’t be as much squash and stretch/pose pushing/etc without going “off model”? Or was it a purposeful direction from the get go? Or just in the animation stage? Hrm.
I’ve yet to watch the movie a third time to focus solely on animation (I know I’m a sad person and shitty animator for it), but now that I’m looking at screenshots and remembering the scene in general, it’s kinda irksome, seeing as during the other songs, Anna had more of a emoting face? Hrmmmmmmm.
wOW THANK YOU FOR DESCRIBING THIS SO WELL I WAS DEFINITELY FEELING KINDA WEIRD ABOUT THIS AND YOU NAILED IT
this is possibly the worst casting that has ever come out of a disney movie?? like i dont think there’s anything bad or lesser about a tiny blonde ice queen, but if your character looks like a glamorous soprano cast a glamorous soprano for her character song? if you cast IDINA MENZEL at least attempt to give the character animation the gravity and power that her voice deserves
the vocals are incredible and the animation is lovely but i am actually cringing just watching it, it honestly looks like a bad lip sync, this is actually so sad
When watching the song I just felt something was just…off. I couldn’t put my finger on it. I wanted to like it but I just couldn’t. Thank you for this into words.
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