live-action modern day “the lion king”
NEW YORK, 1960s. The civil rights movement reaches its crest. Mufasa, a prominent activist leader in the city, clashes against his younger brother Scar, himself a prominent leader of the mafia underground. Politics against politics, brother against brother; Mufasa dies, Scar reigns. A new law governs New York in the 70s: blood and bribery.Idris Elba as Mufasa, Michael K. Williams as Scar, Naomie Harris as Sarabi, Jaden Smith as Young Simba, Amandla Stenberg as Young Nala (not giffed), Taraji P. Henson as Timon, Mo’Nique as Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Older Simba, Kerry Washington as Older Nala, John Boyega as Kovu, Zoe Kravitz as Kiara.
This would be so damn cool.
What happened along the way?
THEY THOUGHT THAT IT WAS TOO SCARY
AND THEN THEY CHANGED THE VILLAIN COMPLETELY
AND THE MAIN WRITER QUIT BECAUSE OF THAT
IN THE ORIGINALY STORY YZMA WAS GOING TO BE SUMMONING THE INCA GOD OF DEATH AND PACHA WAS A GIRL WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH KUZCO WHO HAD NEARLY BEEN KILLED BY THE GOD OF DEATH BUT INSTEAD TURNED INTO A LAMA
You can find Yzma’s deleted song online now. It’s really cool.
THIS IS THE COOLEST THING HOLY
Pencil Tests for the song
OH MY GOD.
Mastery in black magic and potions/poisons, the ability to communicate with things on the other side, her her skinny shape and gaunt facial structure…
Her affinity to the color purple… the transformation abilities…
THE ORIGINAL YZMA NEVER LEFT US. She had a sex change and changed her name to Dr. Facilier.
When he mentioned that he came from royalty, he wasn’t kidding.
Remember when Ariel met Gabriella, a deaf latin@ mermaid who taught her how to sign and they performed a duet, where Ariel was singing and Gabriella was signing?
SEE, DISNEY CAN BE INCLUSIVE WHEN IT WANTS
Presenting season 3 of TV’s Once Upon A Time.
It seems Disney has another leading woman of color coming our way and I could not be more excited. The film is 5 years from now, bummer I know, the film is going to be called MOANA (at least for now, titles do change in that period of time). Things to take note is the obvious Mary Blair influence in this concept art, and I am really digging it, I see some tiki idols in the foreground as well. Bleeding cool gave a description of what the film is going to be about.
"it’s an epic, or even mythic, adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific.
The lead character, Moana Waialiki is the only daughter of a Chief in a long line of navigators. She’s really a bit of nerd, but a nerd about sea voyaging, and when her family need her help, she sets off on an epic journey. Some of the other characters are demi-gods and spirits drawn from real mythology.”
2018 is quite some time away from now, regardless I could see Disney using this film as a tie in the adventureland area’s of the park. Since I feel a big Polynesian vibe from this film.
Found a source at Rotoscopersfrom July:
Moana (March 9, 2018)
Next comes the return of the famous Disney directing duo Ron Celements and John Musker with Moana. This film is a Polynesian story that follows island inhabitants and tiki idols “made famous the world over.” This very much gives an Enchanted Tiki Room vibe and could be a potential tie-in to that ride and the parks. The style of this film’s animation is unknown, but it will either be their first CGI film or a CGI/2D hybrid much like the short Paperman.
Honestly, this film has me the most excited! Lilo & Stitch gave us a teeny hint of Polynesian culture (however, that film was a bit more modern and western), but an entire film devoted to this culture? Yes! really love the idea of a tiki idol character or plot because it just all seems very Disney-esque to me and that this film will fit in perfectly with the rest of the Disney canon.
every post defending frozen is so bad like im not saying people cant like it or want to defend it but every argument ive seen so far is just saying the female protagonists look like rapunzel because animating is hard and thats literally the biggest load of shit i have ever read
Every Miyazaki characters faces look alike, and no one ever had a problem with that.
and that’s just for one character
You stupid fucking asshole.
The reason “because animating is hard” is a 100% legitimate excuse.
Have YOU ever tried modelling a character in a 3D rendering program and animating it?
I think fucking not.
So you know what the biggest load of shit /I/ have ever read is? Your fucking ignorance.
im fucking laughing have you ever done it because judging by your comment im guessing not modeling isnt animating its part of the process in making a movie but its not animating get your head out of your ignorant asshole and smell the daises nerd
Have any of you bitchnippletitties ever played a goddamn video game? Do you see how 3D modeling has advanced? Do you remember that Pixar and Disney have some of the most talented people in the world working for them?
Them bitches look like Rapunzel because they know that’s the fucking formula for modern cartoon beauty and don’t wanna take any risks. Merchandise needs to be everywhere and sold everywhere. They know this face will sell. We’re gonna see a lot more of it.
I mean come on, some of you guys are seriously devaluing 3D animation, and I say that as someone who’s actually looking a bit forward to Frozen but you can’t deny they could have been more original with the character designs.
I mean, even Rapunzel and Mother Gothel looked like completely different people.
I’m okay with Elsa and Anna looking alike because they’re sisters, but they could have been a bit more inspired with the designs. Let’s be honest here.
Saying that the characters look the same because 3D modeling is hard is a huge disservice to 3D modelers.
The problem is that since the beginning there’s this very narrow concept of beauty that female characters need to fill. Fuck, I have a book called “Creating Characters with Personality” by Disney animator Tom Bancroft and the entire chapter that’s dedicated to ladies is called “Making (Beautiful) Women” and it goes on about how to make women who look good. And the book specifically says that the ideal cartoon woman has big eyes, a button nose and small lips. Sounds familiar? That’s because he just described every single female Disney protagonist. Meanwhile, every other chapter of the book - INCLUDING CHAPTERS ABOUT ANIMALS - is all about making the characters interesting. And this is a dude who’s been working at Disney for more than fifteen years, and this was a book I was required to read in school.
I mean look at this shit:
Look at how typically beautiful and generic the woman is and how different and interesting the men are. That’s not a coincidence. That’s a result of being told throughout your entire life that men are meant to be interesting and women are meant to be beautiful.
And I say this all as someone who’s a 3D generalist, so I’ve dabbed in modeling.
So this excuse that the characters all look the same because modeling is hard HAS GOT TO DIE. It’s not that it’s hard, it’s that their UNWILLING to go outside the box of what they consider to be an ideal female beauty.
Also “Have YOU ever tried modelling a character in a 3D rendering program and animating it?” Uh, no in fact I’ve never tried modeling a character in a rendering program because rendering is a process that comes waaaay after modeling AND animating that is meant to generate images/frames you can take into a compositing program like Nuke to put together the layers of background, shadow, characters etc that will make up your scene. The rendering program you choose will usually not affect the way you model your character so??? Like no offense but I don’t think you know what you’re talking about. :x
(IDEK where I’m going with this but here we go???)
Like, I think it’s become really popular to criticize the Disney princesses, especially the older ones. And while I think a lot of that criticism is legit, there’s a lot that doesn’t sit right with me. I’m gonna use Cinderella for this, because I think she gets a lot of unecessary hate and is often misenterpreted.
I think a lot of Cinderella criticism stems from people who’ve seen the movie in their childhood and only remember her as the girl who got everything she wanted because she wished for it. That’s not really true, as throughout the course of the movie Cinderella is shown to be a young, hard-working woman in a less than ideal situation she cannot escape.
People get really hung up on the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo scene they forget what came beforehand. Cinderella had asked her Step-mother permission to go to the ball, which the Step-mother accepted under certain conditions (she needed to finish all her chores and make a suitable dress.) Cinderella was able to meet all these conditions perfectly, but the Step-mother accuses Cinderella of stealing materials for the dress, ruins it and forbids Cinderella from attending the ball.
And then enters the fairy god mother. And the general criticism is that she just handed Cinderella everything she wanted.
Here’s the thing though, Cinderella was in an oppressive environment she couldn’t escape being controled and manipulated by people who should be looking out for her. She did everything right but because someone who held a position of power over her didn’t like her, she had her dreams stripped away. For shits and giggles.
Fairy Godmother didn’t just choose one random person to grant a wish. She saw someone be treated poorly and unfairly, and decided out of the goodness of her heart to rectify that. Cinderella’s wishes didn’t come true because she wished upon a star, but because of the interference of someone who had seen injustice happen and decided to fix that.
Maybe it says something about us that the message we take away from this movie is “just sit around and good things will happen” instead of “even through hard work and dedication things may not go your way, but there’s always someone who could be willing to help you.”
It’s true that even then, it’s not a message someone needs to depend on solely. But I think that “fight for your dreams, just you and only you can do it” is another extreme. There should be a middle ground somewhere. People are dependable and no one is an island. People should go out and work for their goals but they also should know that it’s okay to accept help when it’s given. And not only that, but people should aim to be more like the Fairy Godmother who decided to help someone in need because she had the means to.
Ultimately what I’m getting at is that a lot of criticism towards the older Disney princesses is that they depended on someone to get where they wanted, and their hard work and good nature is often listed as invalid because they couldn’t do everything by themselves. While I do think there’s a lot to criticize about the Disney Princesses as a whole, I feel like sometimes the criticisms do more harm than good.
And that’s all I have to say about that. I don’t know how to end this lol.