Check out the poster for our new Monsters University short, “Party Central,” in theaters with Muppets Most Wanted March 21! Watch a clip from “Party Central.”
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Spring is off to a good start.
DOG BLOOD - CHELLA RIDE
Totally love the classics. #tmnt30thanniversary
Never thought I’d get to see these guys again! What an amazing scene, absolute blast hearing the classic turtles back (properly!)
Speak for yourself. This, and the fact that mutant bananas appear shortly after this, just make me hate this movie.
Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
Indeed. This is an absolute disgrace to the industry, and to all the people who poured their all into making those movies.
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SIGNALBOOST for Pacific NW Area
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I am sort of tired of the idea that darker/edgier/grittier= better in children’s programing.
A lot of people look back at the ‘88 TMNT and Dinosaucers and discount them for their “silliness” but I still maintain they are fun and good shows. Even if the new TMNT isn’t exactly my cup of tea, I can…
Naw, Mike saying they looked like dorks was pretty much as low as they went. The rest was pretty on-key (albeit brief :/)
I’m glad to hear they handled it with more respect, even if it was brief. I had ASSUMED they’d treat the original show more tenderly because of Rob Paulsen’s involvement, but then I read that dialogue of 2012 Mikey’s somewhere and it completely threw me off, lol.
It wasn’t unwarranted though. You see, I really enjoyed the 2003 series when it came out despite being a longtime fan of the first cartoon. However, they lost me at Turtles Forever, where they.. really represented the 1987 TMNT.. badly. They tried to claim it was affectionate, but it came across more as “Hey, look how much better our show is than THIS!” I will never forgive them for the scene of three of the ’80s turtles crying like babies and clinging to 2003 Raphael after the battle got intense. Just. No.
Meanwhile, I only saw the first season of the 2012 show since it started to head in a direction I wasn’t completely digging by the finale. I am glad that for this that they got the original voice actors to reprise their roles and gave the original show more it’s due, so heads up to them for that :3
I fully agree on the way they represented ’80s turtles in Turtles Forever. It was just so offensive. Making fun of the very 80s stock human designs was funny. Having April attacked by mutant bananas was not. Things often got crazy in that series, but not like that; that one scene made me lose all respect for the movie. It indeed came across as ,”Look how much the old cartoon sucked, our show is so much better”.
I liked 80s Splinter, Rocksteady and Bebop in Turtles Forever, but that banana scene, and the obvious contempt for the show behind it, just ruined the whole movie for me.
Bulldog surprised when his ball trick works. [vid]
AWWW LOOKIT HIS BIG FACE AWWW
Reblogged because that is adorable beyond words.