answered 1 month ago with 32 notes

omfgdepp said:

What are in your opinion the best Disney movie ANIMATION WISE ?! 2D in particular.
  • Tarzan
  • Pocahontas
  • Sleeping Beauty

there are a lot other amazing Disney animation, but going through the making of and seeing how trouble and patience the animators went through is rather inspiring and personally i love this kind of animation, even though love the Illustration-like animation too.

and i would like to know what other people’s list as well ?

answered 1 month ago with 16 notes

talkmagictomepodcast said:

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answered 1 month ago with 38 notes

thewendy-bird said:

Hi, I have to choose a career for next year and I'm kind of lost. I would love to work as animator, director or anything related, specially in Disney, I'm not sure which careers should I consider. I hope you can give me some advice or information. Thank you very much, your blog is perfect!

Being an animator is really hard work ^^”
I’ve been learning animation since a year now, and i can guarantee u one thing, you can learn, but if you didn’t have patience and pure love for animation you won’t succeed ! but if you truly love animation and have a good eye to it, and a lil talent, you can practice it and succeed if you have the will !

One of the most important things of being an animator is being open to team work, and accept criticism with open mind, cuz once you put yourself in a certain corner of creation you won’t be able to get out, so always always accept criticism and consider it, it will help you a lot, AND NEVER EVER BE ARROGANT, it will ruin you !

In animation there is no boss, but a leader, so if you feel that you have leadership skills and are able to control the situation and make a perfect harmony between the staff who work under you, without being bossy or bitchy-like then you should consider directing ! and of course, the strong eye.

Directing is SUCH an amazing work (i’m thinking of it but it costs a lot and i’m poor :( ), it’s a huge job and requires a lot patience and understanding and accepting, and Animation directing, in my opinion, one of the best most amazing jobs out there !

But to actually master the directing you should go through all the stages, it’s rare for you to see an animation director who can’t animate (there is, but really rare, ex Makoto Shinkai) successful directors like Miyazaki, Don BluthRon Clements and John Musker are all animators.

Bottom line is, try it, see how you do in it, if you found joy in doing it then continue and u’ll an amazing job, if not, don’t force yourself or else you’ll end up making commercially animation for a very low price ^^

PS : if you want more information about what requires in other animation majors (clean up, concept art, storyboard artist etc) feel free to ask ;)

Good luck :)

answered 1 month ago with 24 notes

mickeysphilharmagic said:

"* fact : if frozen won best animated feature it will be the very first disney non-pixar movie ever to do so." <---girl did u mean first 3D ??!?!? because BATB is a disney non-pixar movie.

First, when BatB was out there was no Best Animated Feature category, the category started on 2001, second Beauty and the Beast didn’t win !

answered 2 months ago with 23 notes

tparadox said:

If Belle, Tiana, and Cinderella are Disney Princesses by marriage, why doesn't Bambi's girlfriend Faline count? Speciesism!

There are a lot of Disney characters that can be considered princes and princesses that aren’t human, and characters that are actually human but not in the official Disney Princesses line !

I think Disney made clear so far that they only including human characters in the Princesses line !

answered 2 months ago with 5 notes

lemuria13 said:

okay - so, I love your blog, it's great! But, I've been following for a while and had no idea we shared a birthday! I'm actually 33 today! Yay for ages evenly divisible by the date! Happy Birthday!

That is so cool :D
thank you, and Happy Birthday to you too ;)

answered 2 months ago with 29 notes

kimilavender said:

Happy Birthday! <3

Thank you so much <3image

answered 2 months ago with 11 notes

latenightwonderland said:

Is it weird that jim hawkins always seemed to remind me of leonardo dicaprio? even as a kid i walways thought it looked like him a bit

No i can see it actually !
but when i knew that Joseph Gordon Levitt voiced him i began to see so much Joseph in Jim <3

answered 2 months ago with 14 notes

motherfuckingdragonsbro said:

I'm in love with Frozen and I have seen it two times now, but my boyfriend told me yesterday that Pixar helped making the movie. (he had read about it somewhere on the web) And I never saw any Pixar credit in the movie (but I could be wrong) and I haven't heard anywhere about it, I did try wiki and google but I couldn't find anything (but I didn't go that deep to it though...) so I just wonder if you know anything about it? If Pixar did indeed help to make the movie one way or the other.

Not as far as i know, i know that John Lasseter helped in the movie, but not Pixar !

if anyone knows something about this please reply :)

answered 3 months ago with 108 notes

maelkevejen said:

Hi :D I was wondering if you could tell me about Disney and Pixar and their work together? I'd like to know how it works (:

Well Pixar was founded on 1986, by Ed Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and Steve Jobs, it was actually started as a graphic group !

skipping to Disney, in 1991 after a tough start of the year when about 30 employees in the company’s computer department had to go, which reduced the total number of employees to just 42, Pixar made a $26 million deal with Disney to produce three CGI movies

John Lasseter (who is now CCO of Disney) who had long been creating short demonstration animations, like Luxo Jr, was part of Pixar and stared a good relationship with Disney in 1994, where Disney financed 3 of their movies, the first was Toy Story.

Long story short, Disney and Pixar had disagreements after the Toy Story 2,  Originally intended as a straight-to-video release (and thus not part of Pixar’s three-picture deal), the film was eventually upgraded to a theatrical release during production. Pixar demanded that the film then be counted toward the three-picture agreement, but Disney refused.

Later on, Disagreements between Steve Jobs and then Disney Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner appeared, the 2 companies broke down completely in mid-2004, with Jobs declaring that Pixar was actively seeking partners other than Disney. but that never happened, Pixar didn’t deal or showed interests in any other companies. then in 2005 after Eisner left Disney after Jobs announced in late 2004 that Pixar won’t make any movies under the name of Disney.

But later in 2006, Disney had agreed to buy Pixar for approximately $7.4 billion in an all-stock deal.

Pixar demanded to have their staying in their movies to guarantee that the Pixar name will remain, so the agreement was that the movies will stay as Disney-Pixar starting from Cars.

Disney/Pixar moives :

  • Toy Story 1995
  • A Bug’s Life 1998
  • Toy Story 2 1999
  • Monsters. Inc 2001
  • Finding Nemo 2003
  • The Incredibles 2004
  • Cars 2006
  • Ratatouille 2007
  • Wall-E 2008
  • Up 2009
  • Toy Story 3 2010
  • Cars 2011
  • Brave 2012
  • Monster University 2013

So you see why Pixar isn’t in the Disney eras ? it’s somehow a completely different company.