Interesting, this shows the probably of a child’s eye color based on the eye color of its parents!
i dedicate this post to everyone that has talked to me longer than an hour
are you fuckinfgh kdinfg me
so lately a movie called “Frozen Land” has gotten some attention due to it seemingly continuing the trend of Low Budget Animated Movie Tries To Fool Distracted Parents Into Thinking It’s The Latest Pixar/Disney Production. but looking into it more i found that this is way, way more than that
for one thing, the original title of this movie isn’t Frozen Land—it’s The Legend of Sarila, La Légende de Sarila in the original French. it’s only recently gained the translated title of Frozen Land when it got distributed to US audiences. it was released almost an entire year before Frozen came out, and other than the vaguely connecting theme of “ice,” Sarila has nothing to do with Frozen or its source material of The Snow Queen
though calling The Snow Queen ‘source material’ for Frozen is a generous stretch and is a completely different kind of story
Sarila is the first 3D animated movie to come out of Quebec and tells the story of
….an encampment of Inuit nomads is threatened by famine. The situation is dire as day after day the hunters return empty-handed. Unknown to anyone, the tribe’s shaman Croolik has embraced the dark arts and this is the true reason behind the disappearance of all the animals. The clan’s wise woman Saya recalls the legend of Sarila, a promised land hidden among the glaciers, where wild game is said to be plentiful. Legend has it that only the pure of heart may enter this hallowed place.
Three of the clan’s young people, chosen by Croolik’s treacherous crow Kwatak, agree to go in search of Sarila in order to save their tribe. There is Putulik, the chief’s son; the beautiful Apik, his fiancée; and Markussi, who only Croolik and Saya have discerned has a shaman’s gifts.
it’s not up to the animation standards of Disney and Pixar, but it’s not bad. it’s not even average—it’s interesting. it has a decent number of lady characters. it’s accurate to Inuit culture—Sedna is not just a character made up for the movie but a key figure in Inuit mythology. even the cutesy “kid appeal” character is fairly charming
i know a lot of you are disappointed in the lack of representation in animation, and have been criticizing Frozen in this regard. so i invite you not only to discuss Frozen, but to discuss and support a movie that has an entirely nonwhite cast—not just an entirely nonwhite cast but an entire cast of First Nations people, a group who see pitifully little representation in popular media. i invite you to support a movie from a relatively new studio, a studio who is eager to tell a serious story from a culture whose voice is almost never heard
your local bargain bin may want you to believe that this is just another low-budget ripoff, but it is not. this is a story worth considering, and i hope you will do just that
Website | English Trailer | French Trailer
so i finally saw catching fire last night
[348950345 JOKES ABOUT BUNS]
Kay so first off i haven’t seen Frozen, and i probably won’t cause im broke and its the holidays…
But y’know, at this point i feel like the only real problem i have with It anymore is the lack of diversity…
not necessarily race-wise, cause its a dutch story and all
and the whitewashing is strong in this one…. i could make a completely different post on that topic… but anyway… I mean like figure wise
people were complaining about how similar Anna and Elsa look to Rapunzel, which i guess i’m kinda with them…
I just want to see a princess movie with main characters that have more defining features, other than hair (Elsa and Rapunzel…….)
Looking back, Enchanted seemed to start up the whole disney princess thing again after a lull in the early 2000’s. Not counting that one (wasn’t all animated) and Brave (Pixar), we’ve got
Princess and the Frog
Maybe its just cause i grew up with movies like Atlantis, The Emperors New Groove, Lilo and Stich, etc., which all had really diverse characters with really natural body-types and figures, even while being stylized. Movies like those always drew me in more - i remember watching those movies way more than the classic princess movies that came out around when i was born.
Idk, i just feel like with princess movies lately we’ve been getting the same thing over and over again.
Different princess, same figure, same face.
I just want something different
CATS ARE FUCKIN WEIRD
don’t pretend you wouldn’t stretch like this if you had the flexibility
my interpretation of Elsa’s “Let it go”
when my hair sucks my life sucks
Excavator has made of wood and syringe [video]
Not electricity! but Air and Pressure. genius!
29 Facts You Might Not Have Known About Toy Story [aron]
Previously: Pixar Movies as Infographics, Theory of the Pixar Universe
And in 6 months, even more will be added.