You hear about the new Cartoon Network show? Yeah, it’s got a bright, flat, pastel color scheme, has a loudmouthed eccentric young boy for a protagonist, is set in an alternate universe full of bizarre character designs and impossible situations, and is filled with surreal and nonsensical humor. They’re really branching out, this is something totally new for them.
I don’t understand because wasn’t Olaf’s actions of lighting the fire, almost melting and then trying to save her and act of true love and shouldnt that have unfrozen her heart?
Olaf got frozoned
See, that actually makes MORE sense than Elsa just hugging her frozen body in grief! And Olaf is the personification of Elsa’s love, this should’ve counted for something, right?
Or was the act of true love and sacrifice something that Anna needed to do herself to break the curse? By jumping in front of the sword and all… But then why why why would the trolls and everyone make it out to be something that someone else needed to do to her? I’m confused.
What saved Anna was her leaping in front of Hans’ sword to protect Elsa. The exact words of the troll leader was that “an act of true love will thaw a frozen heart” (Olaf repeats this phrase after Anna thaws to drive the point home)- any act of true love - and the other trolls just assumed that said act would have to be “a true love’s kiss”.
As for why Olaf’s helping her didn’t thaw her heart… eh. It’s more dramatic that way. Or maybe it’s because his and Anna’s relationship isn’t counted as love, since they’ve only just met, while Elsa is, y’know, her sister!
When it comes to books, start with the basics: Le Morte D’Artur and the Once and Future King for the Romantic and more easy-to-identify elements of Arthurian lore (Once and Future King is also my favorite book). The Historia Regum Britanniae by Geoffrey of Monmouth is one of the earlier Arthurian texts that actually gives an account of his life, including of Merlin and Uther Pendragon. There’s also the Mists of Avalon books that are a bit more recent and can be an easier read, plus of course T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland,” a popular poem that also includes the story of the search for the Holy Grail.
As for movies and TV… well, I tend to prefer the stuff that gets imaginative with the lore rather than just retells it. Camelot is an obvious example of retelling, but I LOVE the Doctor Who episode “Battlefield” that depicts the King Arthur legend as actually having taken place in another dimension and the Doctor is (or could be in the future) Merlin. Then there’s my favorite Babylon 5 episode “A Late Delivery from Avalon,” which is less about ACTUAL Arthurian figures as much as it is metaphor for guilt in war, nobility in combat, and just stuff that’ was going to happen in the show.
On the comic side of things, there’s the Shining Knight in DC comics, literally one of Arthur’s knights who travelled to the future and became a member of a lesser-known hero team called the Seven Soldiers of Victory. Shining Knight was reimagined by Grant Morrison as a young girl who took on a male identity out of love for Lancelot to fight off a horde of invaders, but then stood as the last defender of Arthurian ideals when she was transported to the future. In the New 52, she was reimagined again, this time as an hermaphrodite but journeying alongside several others as the “Demon Knights” and questing to make a better world one way or another. In this and the Grant Morrison version, it was noted that Camelot is not just ONE point in history, but several - with repeated versions all throughout history.
And then of course there’s Camelot 3000, where Arthur awakens after a long slumber in the far future and reassembles the round table with reincarnations of the entire court.
Hope that helps! ^_^
Time to get healthy.
I actually like a couple of these, and I can see some of you liking specific ones as well.
Oh man, I’ve recently come across a huge breakthrough with my digital coloring technique. I know that folks have been suggesting Clipping Masks for ages, I don’t know why I didn’t before? I feel silly!
I figured I should make a little guide to explain why it’s so helpful and can cut down on HUGE amounts of clean-up time. I know it works for photoshop, I’m sure there must be other art programs that have similar functions.
Anyway, here’s what I’m gonna use for example:
Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - No Straight Lines
Curved lines > Straight lines. That’s it.
D’awwwww. I know that feeling, anon. In fact I think I’ve done this exact thing before. But sorry, I can’t guess who you are! :P
L.A. high-five! *smack*
Scientists Successfully Implant Lungs into Fish
Scientists have successfully created a goldfish that is capable of breathing atmospheric air. Using advanced microsurgery techniques, researchers at the New South Wales Veterinary Institute implanted a pair of frog lungs into the fish, which survived out of water for 2 hours.
The lungs were connected to the respiratory surface that were naturally found in the gills. The fish was able to conduct gas exchange through the lungs instead of the gills, which allowed it to breath in a terrestrial environment. A very humid chamber was constructed for the goldfish so that it did not dehydrate.
SCIENCE ISN’T ABOUT WHY IT’S ABOUT WHY NOT
i don’t think you guys understand how important this is if we’re able to put lungs in fish it means we may be able to put gills in humans which means we’re one step closer to becoming mermaids
We’re also one step closer to teaching a fish to man.
Aladdin | Supervising Animators
From left to right:
Dave Pruiksma (Sultan), Glen Keane (Aladdin), Duncan Marjoribanks (Abu), Eric Goldberg (Genie), Will Finn (Iago), Randy Cartwright (Carpet) and Andreas Deja (Jafar).
via Andreas Deja:
In my opinion Aladdin was one of the best features my generation of animators came up with.
Eric was the first animator on the movie, his incredible test animation of the Genie set the film’s animation style and standard. Quite intimidating!
The movie’s backgrounds impressed me so much, I sent a note -signed by all of the supervising animators- to the background artists. It said that we think their work is on the level of “Peter Pan”.
All animators were walking around with a smile on their faces, we loved our assignments.
Frank and Ollie thought the films’s pacing was too hectic. Marc Davis questioned the contemporary references. Don’t know what Kimball thought of Aladdin.
After Aladdin the animation crew split into two units. One did Lion King, the other did Pocahontas.
It felt like our animation unit could move mountains.
Look at these lil’ 90’s dorks!