Random thoughts, Today's animation

Told you about rewatching

I watched frozen for like the 3rd time. This movie keeps growing on me, every time I see it I like it more. First time I saw it I was like “excellent animation (Disney, duh), awesome character losing awesomeness as the movie progresses (Elsa), an overall mediocre script”.

But, after watching it for the 3rd time, I ended up loving it (forgive me Father for I have sinned).

I mean, you have 2 well written main characters. You have Anna, who is an ordinary girl (appearances aside, bear with me I’ll get to that later), sweet and compassionate and awkward, with a great capacity for love; and at the same time is quite independent, stubborn and can hold her own battles.

Then you have Elsa, a quite complex character as far as Disney goes. She has been treated poorly by her parents, was a prisoner in her own house, in her own mind because of her special powers (put needs here and it could be a real story drawn for the 40s) so that her parents could protect themselves, their other daughter and their position in society (no one must ever know). That fact made her close herself off, afraid of everyone and everything, not able to accept herself for who she was and fear and anxiety where eating her from inside out. Still, she is a very strong character, independent and wilful, with a deep capacity for emotions who became a monarch (and was quite good at it) and was able to rule in peace and justice in spite of all the things that happened to her. I mean, we have some good character development here.

Not only that, but the movie is riddled with modern messages about the nature of women’s position in society. Disney here is changing its previous standards about love and women. It’s more centred around the emotions between two sisters, its main characters are both independent women who don’t need any man to save them e.t.c. We have to give the creators some credit for those elements.

Oh! Did I mention that this is the first Disney movie both written and directed by a woman? Kudos to Jennifer Lee!!

Today's animation

Pure Genius

I instantly loved this video! It is hillarious and ironic and eccentric and cool. Gotta love a warped sense of humor when you find it. So rare and so special. The name of the film, Una Furtiva Lagrima, is the name of an act from an italian opera. After I read the English translation I found it even funnier. Enjoy!

A single furtive tear
from her eyes sprang:
Of those festive, young girls
envious it seemed to be.
What more need I look for?
What more need I look for?
She loves me! Yes, she loves me, I see it. I see it.
Just for an instant the beating of
her beautiful heart I felt!
And my sighs became as one
fleetingly with her sighs!
Her heart beating, her heart beating to feel,
our sighs confounded as one…
Heavens! Yes I could, I could die!
More I can’t ask, I can’t ask.
Oh, heavens! Yes I could! Yes I could die!
More I can’t ask, I can’t ask.
Yes I could die! If I could die of love.

Today's animation

If this isn’t awesome, I don’t know what is

Simple, complex and utterly cool. How many wonders a marker and a whiteboard can show if only with a little creativity. This is animation at it’s sweetest, it’s films like this one that make me love the art so much. I think it shows that you can make things just for fun (or make it appear so) and it can still be a damn good film.

Artists Catalogue, Today's animation

Happy belated new year everybody!

I don’t know about you guys but it seems to me like it’s been a year since january 1st. The ending of the semester and the workload that follows it has worn me down badly. But anyway, this is a post for a happy-happy story from Germany, where a 22 year old college student impressed Hollywood with his excellent 3D sci-fi short film called R’ha. It already has the air of Hollywood, the graphics and directing are first class. Lets give our best wishes to this guy! Enjoy!

Oh I visited his blog, obviously, the man has gone where few men have gone before, he has some great artwork, (you should probably go and see it) and I read this: ” I only didn´t actually consider it [getting in the cinema/graphics bussiness] because I thought in Germany you can pretty much forget about movies”. Come on man get real, some of the best movies out there are German.