This post is one of my favorite things. It honestly brings tears to my eyes. To think that some people are so cruel, and people are in real life that cruel, to crush and cast aside people’s dreams like that, to leave people feeling completely unloved, this makes me so, so sad. And these stories, most Disney stories, and pretty much all of my favorite stories are about people who through sheer will and hope and perseverance overcome all the pessimism they face It’s one think to overcome villains and other obstacles, but more difficult still to overcome the voice inside your head telling you that you can’t do it, to over come all the naysayers, to keep trying. Whether your fighting for love, or family, or success, or justice, or just happiness never stop believing it can happen, because when you believe it can happen, it can happen. And it’s worth it. Look at all the gifs on the right, how happy they are, so happy they can’t even remember the people who told them they couldn’t be that happy. Always fight for your own hapiness.
ah, yeah. I think they more meant the way the characters are designed from a 3D perspective using computers, as opposed to the flatter hand-drawn style used for movies like Mulan… I’m not sure if there’s an easy name for that style? Maybe there is. But yes computers have been a part of animation for a while
Hey! I know all about this because I wrote a paper on it.
As you’ve pointed out computer technology existed and was being used to animate in the 1970s and 80s but this was very rudimentary. It was used more for special effects than pure story telling and you couldn’t make a movie just with computers.
In the 1990s, there were a few different ways computers could be used to make movies. In several movies such as Great Mouse Detective, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin. Disney used computers to animate the background for a scene (the clock tower, the ballroom, and escaping from the cave of wonders) the characters were still animated by hand. Another way computers were used was the CAPS project where computers replaced the cell and ink process or Xerox process. Again, the characters were drawn by hand. So in the 1990s when Mulan was made, computers were used to assist the production of movies, to make it cheaper and faster, but were still basically 2D hand drawn movies.
When people say a computer animated movie what they usually mean is a 3D computer animation. 3D CA is a movie completely made from the computer. It is very different from the processes described above and in fact, is more similar to puppet stop motion animation, except the puppets or models are created and moved within a computer.
The first computer animated full length movie was Toy Story released in 1995. Mulan was released in 1998. While Disney was using computers, it wasn’t really using Computer Animation until 2000 with Dinosaur.
I hope this helps :)
So, I kinda hope we see some of the “sidekicks” like War Machine and Falcon and Sif in an Avengers movie. Obviously there are already a lot of characters and not enough time to focus on them, but it would make since if they showed up for some of the battles, right?
literally all I do is daydream about impossible scenarios
Its ok if you dont laugh at my jokes cause ill laugh enough for the both of us
"ARE WE REALLY HITTING ON EACH OTHER RIGHT NOW OR ARE WE KIDDING?!!" The Musical.
I either have a fiercely strong opinion or I don’t give a fuck at all
The moment Anna knows Kristoff’s gonna dive right into the kiss…
Why yes I do like cute Disney couple kisses
Next girl I kiss, I’ll pull of a Kristoff with a consent request followed by an excitingly, passionate kiss
it’s gotten to the point where i cant even call what im doing “procrastinating” anymore, i should just be calling it “jeopardizing my future”
Accurate post is accurate
What is your middle name? Lenore
What are you passionate about? Storytelling, in all forms
Zebra or leopard print? Yuck
Do you have any fears? Of course. Some that come to mind are heights, elevators, scorpions, the dark, failure, everybody is only pretending to like me
Silver or gold? Silver
Top three places to visit: New Zealand, Italy, France, anywhere…
Where are you from?Tennessee
First career you wanted as a child: Architect
What’s your sign?: Aquarius, I think
Future names of your children: I’ve always really liked the name Alice, also my middle name Lenore is a family name that will be passed on, I like Peter for guys, so yeah, I imagine naming my kids after fictional characters, but I’m flexible, it changes
Do you believe in fate/destiny? I don’t really believe in any kind of predestination because I feel like that takes freewill out of the equation. I do believe in True Love, though.
What are your career goals? Hell if I know. It changes more than it did when I was a kid. I kinda really want to work for Disney, but I don’t know what. I’ve also thought about politics/international relations or law….
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite flower? Tulip
What was the first concert/show you attended? Hilary Duff!
Something you are working on right now: Finishing this post
Have you ever had a near-death experience? One time I think I nearly drowned in the ocean, I got caught in the undertow, I don’t know if I was actually close to dying, I’m a pretty strong swimmer and there were lots of people around, but at the time I thought I was going to die so…
Are you a procrastinator or do you get things done early? I used to be the type to get things done early but high school has changed me
Left or right handed? Right
TV Shows and anime you watch regularly: Um, Once Upon a Time, Agents of Shield, How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Rec and Downton Abby are the shows I watch that are on now, I do most of my TV watching on Netflix, where I watch it all at once, not “regularly”
Halloween costume idea for this year?
I think next year I will be a Star Trek officer. This past Halloween I was CInderella.
What is your relationship status? Crying over fictional characters
Last movie you watched? Last night I watched part of Christmas story, the last movie I watched in full was Atlantis:The Lost Empire, I’ve watched ALOT of movies this last week
So normally Elsa’s powers just make ice and snow and cold wind, but with Olaf and Marshmallow (the ice monster) she is able to animate them, bring them to life. Which is a big deal. She didn’t even know she could do that. Why can’t she do that all the time? Why, when Hans and the guards were attacking, why didn’t she make another Marshmallow? So I was thinking about that, while meditating on the line, “Love’s a force that’s powerful and strange” (see that post here http://curiouscarson.tumblr.com/post/69545499019/frozen-discussion). And I developed a theory, call it a head cannon if you will. My theory is this when Elsa’s winter powers combine with the power of love (resists urge to sing) she is able to bring things to life. WAIT! Before you dismiss this as a crazy, cheesy, crackpot theory, here me out.
Olaf is an exact reproduction from Elsa’s happiest memory, back when everything in her life was perfect, back before she realized how dangerous her powers were, back when she and Anna were friends. To Elsa, Ola represents Anna, their friendship, childlike innocence. In that moment she was channeling all of her love for Anna into her powers, which is what animated Olaf. Furthermore, Olaf’s personality, loving, caring, naive to a fault, optimistic, happy, full of hopes and dreams Olaf is everything that Anna and those memories mean to Elsa.
On the other hand, Marshmallow is grumpy, violent, temperamental, disengaging, cold (in both senses of the word). Marshmallow is the other side of Elsa, the older Elsa. Think of when Elsa made Marshmallow, right after “For the First Time in Forever Reprise” Elsa is worried and frightened and disgusted with herself. She doomed her kingdom. She can no longer be the dutiful queen she had been for years or the carefree, wild person she was trying to be, the person in “Let It Go”. She is trapped and confused. “I’m such a fool. I can’t be free. No escape from the storm inside of me. I can’t control the curse. Oh Anna please you’ll only make it worse. There is so much fear. You’re not safe here.” She can’t control her powers and she wants Anna to go away so that she can be safe. Elsa doesn’t trust herself to keep Anna safe. Anna is being optimistic, bubbly, caring girl she always is and Elsa can’t take it anymore. She doesn’t know how to be with Anna, she just knows how to keep her safe. She wants Anna to leave her alone. She wants Anna to go back to Arendale and live a happy life without her. So when she makes Marshmallow, she is channeling her love into her winter powers, but it’s a twisted, confused, angry, scared type of love. So the product is thee angry Marshmallow, with the one purpose of kicking out Anna.
So in conclusion, basically what I’m saying is Love makes Elsa’s powers more powerful. Which is kindof already established in the movie. They are stronger when she is emotional, whether that emotion is sadness, or happiness, or fear, or guilt. The more intense her emotion the stronger her powers, she just makes random snow and ice. When the emotions are negative: sad, guilty, lonely, scared, stressed, she can’t control the powers. When the emotions are positive: happy and love, she can control the powers. It is then that she is able to make specific things like stairs, a castle, a chandelier, and a dress, and ice skates. It is then that she is able to bring things to life. And also she can use the positive emotions, to take away the ice and cold and snow.
What do you think? Am I just making stuff up, or is there validity to my arguments?
So a lot of Disney movies have one line that summarizes the themes of the movie.
Cinderella: “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.”
Lion King: “The past can hurt, but you can either run from it, or you can learn from it.”
Pinocchio: “Always let conscious be your guide.”
Meet the Robinsons: “Keep moving forward.”
This line can be sung or spoken. It is not always the best known line from the movie. “Hakuna Matata” and “When You Wish Upon a Star” are well known, but don’t relate to the message of the movie. It is not always clear what this line is, and you may disagree with me. Princess and the Frog could be “That old star can only take you part of the way. You got to help it with some hard work.” Or “Never lose sight of what’s important.” Or “Dig a little deeper.” Or perhaps something else I’m not thinking about.
All that being said I want to start a discussion about what line in Frozen you think sums up the movie. I think that line is:
“Love’s a force that’s powerful and strange. People make bad choices when they’re mad or scared or stressed, but throw a little love their way, and you’ll bring out their best.”
This line is taken from Fixer Upper and I think all of the characters exemplify this line somehow in the movie.
Elsa- Elsa is scared and stress which is what causes her to in advertently make the winter, but her love for Anna fixes the problem, i.e. brings out her best. Love “is a force” even more powerful than her winter powers.
Anna- Because she doesn’t feel loved, she makes bad choices like getting engaged to someone she met a few hours ago. She is at her best when she loves. Her love for Elsa makes her the warm, compassionate, optimistic person she is. She shows other people this love and it brings out the best in them. “love is …strange” she is just beginning to understand it. Love is a powerful force. The co-director and writer, Jennifer Lee, called Love Anna’s superpower. Unlike Elsa who has magical powers, Anna is ordinary, and the only things she really has going for her is hope, determination, and love. But love is more powerful and in the end the love between Anna and Elsa saves both of their lives and ends the winter.
Kristoff- the person who the line was originally sung about. Basically, when he is alone he is a grumpy, sarcastic, loner, but “true love brings out the best.” And when he is with people he loves like his family or sven or mostly Anna, he is sweet, and easy going, and cute, and sarcastic is the funny goofy way, not the thinks-reindeer-are-better-than-people-and-only-cares-about-ice way.
Hans- always ignored, never loved, which is why he makes bad choices.
Olaf- shows everybody love, brings out there best. Risks his “life” to take care of the people he loves. His love keeps him animated.
For more, see here where I talk about Anna’s character development http://curiouscarson.tumblr.com/post/68845682079/annas-character-development
and here I talk about how Elsa’s powers relate to love
Please tell me what you think is the key line and why.