A Symposium on Popular Songs “Charleston Charlie” (1962)
Disney’s take on Helen Kane “He’s So Unusual”
"He’s Slick, he’s smooth he’s got savoir faire, he’s romantic talks so fancy the answer to a flappers prairie!
Every time The Gems don’t attack Steven or come down on him when he royally hecks up I’m always genuinely surprised. I’m not used to seeing such a healthy, supportive, patient and encouraging relationship like this in cartoons/TV in general. I think it’s great and really sweet that something like Steven Universe is on the air.
Upcoming Canadian TV Anime Serial ‘Urbance’ (Dystopian World, Gender Wars)
In the big city, gender war rises. Sex is prohibited because of a genetic deadly virus. Ruled by hate and anger, boys and girls grow up apart from each other, forming rivals gangs. Among these lost teenagers, Kenzell and lesya will fight adversity and defy all the rules in order to live their love and restore peace.
When is it coming out though.
You know what’s fun? Being an English major and a cartoon fan.
I could go on, but I won’t.
YO THIS IS SO COOL
That weird 10 seconds of good animation in an episode always weirds me out.
fun fact: “Some Enchanted Evening” was actually supposed to be the pilot for The Simpsons, but the original animation from korea was so horrible it had to be scrapped
I liked that Simpson style, it was a lot more dynamic with stretch-and-squatch.
I miss this whole era
Some Pearl fighting from a section of ‘Gem Glow’ that I boarded. It was planned from the beginning that each of the gems fighting styles would be based on a specific dance form to reflect their personalities, so that even without speaking, we already know a little about them.
REMINDER THAT LAIKA’S FIRST FILM SOLELY PRODUCED BY THEIR STUDIO HAD TWO FEMALE CHARACTERS AS THEIR ANTAGONIST AND PROTAGONIST WHO, BY SOME FORM OF DEVIL MAGIC, HAVE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FACES
REMINDER THAT LAIKA’S SECOND FILM NOT ONLY CONSISTED OF A CAST WITH FOUR CENTRAL FEMALE CHARACTERS BUT INCLUDED AN ENTIRE TOWN OF DIVERSE CITIZENS OF VARYING RACE, GENDER, AND AGE. LIKE A NORMAL TOWN HAS.
REMINDER THAT LAIKA’S THIRD FILM FEATURED SAME SEX COUPLES IN THEIR TEASER TRAILER
REMINDER THAT THIS IS ALL STOP-MOTION SO EVERY CHARACTER WAS DESIGNED, MODELED, SCULPTED, RIGGED, AND EVEN HAD TINY CLOTHES SEWED FOR THEM.
also reminder that they make chump change compared to disney who whines and cries that in all their years of experience they can’t handle the prospect of animating a girl with a face different than the rest and that it’s “too hard” because only females can express such a wide range of emotions that it makes them difficult to animate
if a studio with 20-30 years of experience can manage this then SURELY an established studio with NEAR 100 YEARS of experience can maybe, just maybe, include a female that ISN’T a part of their formula
side-note but ALL THIS is a good reason why I will forever love and support Laika