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The making of Anastasia

Anastasia was a movie by 20th Century Fox 1997, is based on the true events about the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, about a girl who wants to know who she was since she had no memory, when she runs upon a two men who are trying to find someone who are looking for someone to pretend on finding Anastasia so when they find the girl what they didn’t know was that the girl they found was the really Anastasia the real Anastasia, but with the curse that was placed on Anastasia they three found delays in their journey to Paris.

As the video explains the creators actually did the voice acting first then did the animation, which surprised the voice actors since they already thought that project was already done, but given on how much had improved technology that it was amazing on how much the animators could do with the amount of improved technology gave endless amounts they could use to create the movie, they had a massive amount of research pilling for this movie the creators really wanted to stay with the facts of the story about the Russian Duchess and I have to say the research paid off but with the whole magic thing I guess they knew kids wouldn’t that during that time there was a Russian Revaluation which caused the Duchess to lose her life and the death of her family.

The making of Anastasia was under a long list that 20th Century Fox wanted to do and when the name was chosen the creators had a massive challenge for them since it’s based on a real story, research had to be done deeply to make sure that they suck to the facts but add a little magic to the story, even the creators spent a week in St Petersburg to get the idea of the sceneries, taking pictures like they really did their research, with them creating a visual idea it caught a lot of the casting actors when they said they wanted to record first then create the animation they had people doing live action scene so they can not just think of how they are going to animate they can animate proper body movement so they know how it would look when it comes out on paper, so doing the scenes that the animators needed to create the movie scene.

Of not using just acting there was singing to there had to have been music written and a bunch of singing cast for the songs and actually the voice actress but that didn’t sing they got another actress to sing as Anastasia which they mange to get people to not even notice for one character they had two different voice actress going back to the music they had to create the music they make but talented people who have played instruments nearly their whole life to create the music they used for the animation as it was a musical considering it was late 90s it surprises me with the technology we have it so impressive that how much they only had what they had.

With animation evolving rapidly it made it easier for creating Anastasia, giving them so many new tools to use for their animation, using the computer more to help create their idea and bring it to life, their computer help them move the angle of the animation to give it a wide surrounding for the characters and the viewers to see so much space in one room, even only creating 12 character to end up making 900 characters, the pencil is so different comparing to the computer skills making the characters move with the artist working on the keyboard and creating all the affects of the characters, they actually had painted a boat and used it on the computer all they did was add the 3D affects and a background and of course. The artist’s actually only had 600 colours and now they have 16 million colours to create the characters colours on the computer of course if were to do on paper they have to wait for the paint to dry but now on the computer they can find the colour that best suit them.

I found a video that one of the creators Don Bluth does a drawing video on drawing Anastasia.

My treatment for my hope animation

Working Title – The name of the project was a ‘Sense of Hope’ so for my animation I thought about the word ‘hope’ and I wanted to think of a title that really gives a ‘sense of hope’ so I got the idea from the band Of Mice and Mice their song Never giving up, I found that the title very inspiring and worked so well that I found various idea’s for the animation.

Genre – I was really like the band From Ashes to New to present the video to their fans and for them to promote it, I might make for a short movie and then a couple years later remake the animation but to advertise it I wouldn’t think to do that since I find it only promoting the band music, the band will make the choice on what they want to do with the animation where I will still have the right to use it, so yes actually the animation would be a short movie it depends.

Duration –The project had two different time sets due to many working layers to the animation and timing at first but after heavy editing the animation was shorten to 1 minute and 29 seconds when originally it was 5 minutes and 13 minute, when I meant heavy editing I was not kidding.

Target Audience –The target audience would definitely be young teenagers who are struggling with worries about following their dreams and finding it hard to see past their worries, the animation is to show that is always a way to succeed in your dreams and if you shut them out they wont come true and to never let anyone tell who you are and what your meant to do in life.

Outline –I think it truly depends if people get the story and think about them self in a way that the video can reach out to, but I would have to say the most detailed moment would be near the end when our main character explains what happened with his life after the band was created, things got better between him and his dad and his dad being proud of how much him and his band had achieved, which made our main character so happy.

Character Breakdown –Our main character is name Jay, in the first part of the video he 13 years old, in part two he 18 then final in the last part he 24 years old since the animation takes place in different time, he is a male and white with blonde hair and he is the boy who wants to be in a band, next is Sarah she is 14 years old in part one, in part two she 19 years old and in the finally she 25 in the final part, she white with brown hair and is Jay partner in the band and are actually dating, then their Kurt is the same ages as Sarah, he half Spanish half German with golden hair with black dye in his hair and his is the drummer for the band.

Visual Elements / Mise en Scene- The animation is going to have movement, depending on how long animated will be able to take that can cause what happens with animating, everything will be drawn by hand, the lighting will be very chill along with the scenery, no props necessary, no actors it’s going to be a silent animation, editing there will be needing editing and no costumes needed.

Audio –Well I actually wanted to use a song from a band but I was worried about copy rights so I wanted to have a band permission to use, even though I knew a band that had a song that gave us a sense of hope, which was From Ashes to New, lost and alone acoustic song from their album Day One album, I got permission from one of the members I’m friends and he talked to his band mates and they said it was okay to use the song for my animation.

Rationale – I chose this idea because the original was actually a completely different story, the original was more about my past and what happened to me in secondary school, the problem of why I didn’t go though it was because I was worried that it would be to graphic and that it might be too personal for me to use but if I started again and had more time even more equipment then I would have gone through with the idea, the original idea, the story maybe I should I have gone with but I was worried how people would react to me about it and I didn’t know if I was strong enough to show, weather people would judge me if I had told my story about my experience in needing hope at first, but of course it would be quiet graphic since it was a horrible experience for me and for my family to know it happened, so the choice was to think ‘would people understand’ or ‘would it have helped me to let go of what happened’ or even ‘would it show people if something terrible to happen that there a light under the tunnel’ who knows but I made the choice to go with my second idea which wasn’t graphic like the first idea, but yes this idea was the better choice and that’s why I chose my idea.

Primary and Secondary Research – There was various research to the animation, the questionnaire was more to find out where I could improve my animation or what people thought of my animation, the search was more based on about of types of animation I knew about, I’m not entirely sure which research benefit my animation but I could think the story would have some benefit to the search it depends on what kind of research is needed for it to back up my animation the questionnaire is probably what backup my animation the most.

Requirements and resources – There very little equipment needed, the main is my sketch book for drawings and layers of idea’s I need for my animation, my computer to draw is definitely needed for the animation, using something to put everything what was it called again it’s movie maker to put the animation all together, using my sketch book to draw all the story board and put them all in order and using the computer to colour the characters and the background(which I kind of messed up) using Paint Tool Sai to paint the drawings and to help put them together.

Constraints and Contingency – What problems are you likely to encounter and how will they be overcome. There was lot’s of problem with the making of the animation with time and trying to put everything together, I knew it was going to happen but there wasn’t a lot I could do, due to timing and how much animation has to be done so there was a lot of cut and little animation I could do, but if I had more time I would have done more animation work.

Legal and ethical considerations – Are there any legal or ethical considerations you might need to be aware of and is your product being shown on television, film or radio? I do worry about the band using it but I don’t think I should be worried about television using or radio, the song I used is already been played on the radio so that I don’t have to worry about but it’s more on how the band look at it or how they show it to their fans how they would react to it, I was hoping after they announce the winners then I hope to show the band the animation.

Budget – No I actually wouldn’t want my animation to earn money, I would like the animation just to send a message to people who struggle on what they believe in, not to profit the animation for money, again the choice with what the happens to the animation is between the band and me, since they have the right since it’s the band song.

Schedule – I think I have complete the animation project and I have followed my project timeline and hopefully have succeeded in what I made.

 

Animation-Chain link affect

During our lesson we were asked to create an animation of a moving chain affect, using photoshop to make the chains then using after affect to making the chains moving as if they were dangling, I used photoshop because by saving it as a PSD you can give each chain part a different command by grouping them to move all together

using the tools to select the right tools to select the chains, by placing them in the right place and animated it the chains moving in a slow motion which I was happy with since at the time I did not know how to animate, using the layers to place the chains in the right order to make sure when they move they move in sync, making sure that the layers were in sync by grouping them together, when moving a single chain using the line to place where the chain will move and repeat that with the rest of the parts of the chain, making sure for every time the chain has to move to move the line bar so that it knows where it has to move when you want the chain to move as well.

making sure that the end of the chain moves the most since it’s carrying out the other chains so the bottom chain need to move the most, to create the moving motion repeat this with the rest of the chains.

 

Evaluation for my sense of Hope animation and Stop motion animation

My sense of Hope Evaluation

The story:

For my animation idea I went with an idea about a young boy who grew up believing that dreams were just dreams and that following your dreams were a waste of your life. Those words would come from his dad often when ever he was practicing his guitar. The story starts in the future when a boy’s mother was dropping off a box that he forgot to pick up when he was moving out, the boy takes the books and heads back to check out what he left behind, he open the box’s to find an album, he starts remembering about the album. Now going back when he was young looking around 12 years old, he starts playing his guitar when he dad starts banging on the door telling him to “quit playing his guitar also being a waste of time”, hearing that really had crushed his spirit but it doesn’t mean he was going to stop playing the guitar.

Over a couple weeks later the boy was walking down the streets trying to clear his mind from the consent hearing his dad telling him that he can’t become a musician, walking through streets he finds a poster on the wall next to him, he stops to take a look at the poster to find a couple of bands were coming to perform one night, liking the idea to see bands perform. He takes the poster home so he can it to his parents when arriving home his parents, he shows the poster to his mother first and she was about to say something when he dad walks saying “you know it’s a waste of time, I don’t know why you even bothering with music” causing the break the boy heart hearing his father say that but his mother thinks differently with her saying “actually why don’t we all go to this instead” she said looking down at her son which caused his face to light up like a kid on Christmas, so pretty much the mom had ignored what the dad had said, the day of the concert the mother had forced the dad to come which didn’t make him happy, the boy was nervous to have come with both his parents coming to the concert but was also nervous to see the band. Finally entering the concert venue, the first band started to play and the boy was so excited he couldn’t stop smiling and although it confused his father it made his mother happy knowing he was happy, as the band kept playing the boy ran into a girl and instantly they got talking not long after that they met another boy now would be time to introduce the characters names our main character is named Jay short for Jason, the girl is named Sarah and the other boy is named Kurt. They all got to know each other and were talking about the music they liked, at the end of the show the three decided that since they love music so much they thought “why not start a band” all of them agreed to start a band together, years later the band finally reached there goals selling albums like crazy, performing at concerts, meeting fans and various things and they the results did a lot for Jay, all of this had finally got his father to be proud, even fell in love with Sarah his band partner and all of that and that’s the end.

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Jay: I had drawn him to have blonde with large mane like hair, kind of a thing when he was growing up he didn’t like to cut his hair, so he prefers to have long spiky hair.

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He wears always a black leather jacket with a red top, his fashion style is just simple clothing wear nothing to bright in colours, so it’s quiet obvious that his favourite colour are based on what he wears.

Jay was quite a shy when he was in his early teens, but after meeting his friends he learned not to be shy, although him and Sarah tend to argue before they started dating, they argue not all the time mostly when they practise having Kurt dealing with them, but during the rest of the time they get along, Jay never really believed that anyone thought he was good at what he did but when he started the band Jay really believed in himself.

Sarah: also had drawn her as a female character because I wanted to, Sarah has thick curly brown hair, again I wanted to give most of the characters fluffy hair, of course she has longer hair then Kurt and Jay but her curly hair makes it look shorter then it already is.final story board 3.1.jpg

Just like Jay, Sarah likes to wear dark clothing, she finds it better then wearing bright cloths, although wearing gold and blue wrist bands that have written “always” “believe” that her parents gave her to make sure she always believe, see what I did there, but most of the times she always wear black.

Sarah really is a talented writer when it comes to writing songs and loves to sing, she never thought about joining or starting a band but after meeting Jay and Kurt she expressed her feelings more then ever without the arguing with Jay, but the band never took those arguing that fair so it didn’t bother anyone in the group, so Sarah and Jay argument didn’t last forever.

Kurt: is known for his odd hair colour with having dark blonde hair with having black tips, flat hair unlike Jay and Sarah who have wavy hair, Kurt had always been the quiet one of the group, mostly is quiet because of the arguing but then that isn’t always the case, Kurt wear simple coloured shirts and tends to keep his fashion style simple, while always being simple and quiet, he actually writes really good music and composes them so even being the quiet member of the group he is known to be the best as making music.

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more on the design

Music

I asked the band From Ashes to New if I could use there song lost and alone(acoustic version) to use for my animation, I got in contact with the band guitarist Lance Dowdle in which we became friends on Facebook after I had met the band last year, Lance gladly said it was okay for me to use the song.

Not the most interesting way to contact a band member but obviously Lance had talked to the others as you can see there wasn’t a straight away answer since he didn’t get in contact with me on the same day, but anyway I got permission to use the song which was so exciting to get the responds, all though the original song has a more rock beat more combination of the rapping and singing as the band is more known for what they do, the lost and alone song was the band first acoustic song which was released in 2016 when the band released a the Day One(deluxe edition) featuring five extra not going to explain this.

I got the idea for my sense of hope animation from the song lost and alone so their was a lot of inspiration from that band.

Here a video showing the original song sounds a lot different then the acoustic version, I’ll leave a second video for that

final evaluation:

Although others seam to enjoy my animation, I somehow feel disappointed in my self, I am proud with the way it worked out, I felt disappointed that the other could not understand my animation but that’s not the main reason is because I should have put animation into it, because I lacked the equipment I should have used my animation didn’t show that, there could have been so much I could have done but I had little time, even though I spent around nearly 8 hours a day for it but it wasn’t enough as animation takes a lot of time, I will say I am proud of my work but there was so much I could have done so much, I wish I had done the story differently so that it could have been more clear or done a different story.

But I know my animation could be understood by another and that I understand my animation, I wish I could have made my animation better, done it like animation but no I chose to do this and I’m happy with my animation, forgetting to mention what I used to create the animation, I used a Japanese painting system called Paint Tool Sai to create the scene and I used MovieMaker to piece it all together but every scene was hand drawn by me which makes me proud.

My Stop Motion animation

The story:

Its about the letter D (my chosen word) who stands for the letter Death, joins the grim reaper but gets denied by the grim reapers, the letter D get’s attached and doesn’t want to leave starting to poke the grim reaper , grim reaper get’s annoyed and tries to ignore the letter D, as the letter D is continuing on poking the grim reaper which is proven to annoy one although the grim reaper cannot be killed since you cannot kill Death, so the grim reaper is forced to put up with the letter D, after putting up with the annoying letter for so long the grim reaper decided he had enough so he starts walking away causing the letter D to panic in losing someone he might be in love with or looks up too, about to lose his mind about his mind, the spots the grim reaper again and goes after him the end.

Now this story was a lot shorter because the animation had to be five seconds, so the story didn’t as long as the sense of hope animation, I got the idea from watching Markiplier Yandere Simulator, honestly the video is really well animated.

Honestly I wish I could animate just like this guy, now the animation was done by a different YouTuber and the audio was from Markiplier but it was so well done I enjoy the video which gave me the inspiration for my stop motion, I used a white board and a camera to take the pictures, and drawing the characters like the grim reaper which at one point wasn’t even standing in the right place but I’m proud of it.

Music:

I created the music which using a keyboard and GarageBand, I used the keyboard to find the keys to make the song, I was struggling to make the song since I hadn’t used a keyboard in a long time, but I manage to create something that was pretty decent for the idea so I was surprised when it came out alright even the timing worked, honestly sometimes I think I don’t know how I come with the work I do.

Final evaluation:

For my first time doing stop motion I was quite proud of myself and it came along good, like I was worried about how it was going to come out but it actually turned out good, the song works well and I honestly there could have been more I could have done, like making sure the characters where lined up more in the right position, if this wasn’t five seconds there could have been a lot more I could have done with the story but now having to explain this idea it seams that it was clear, hopefully to whoever reads this can understand the world that is my mind when I’m writing but back to the evaluation, if I could change what I made, I would come up with a better song and maybe do more take more pictures with more drawings, maybe have worked on the storyline more but I’m happy with what I did.

Questionnaire for my 2D animation

  1. Did you understand the story?
  2. Does the animation run time work with you?
  3. Was the choice of music suited the story?
  4. Did you like the animation style?
  5. Was the colours alright?
  6. Did you like the animation?
  7. What didn’t you like about the animation?
  8. What do you think could I do to improve my animation?
  9. Did you find the story inspiring?
  10. Did you like the characters?

Honestly happy with the results it’s taught me lot about how to learn from others and to learn what to do next time I do animation and to look back on this when I think about doing this again.

looking back at the results they were quite fair on answering the question, take the last question about people liking the animation 10 people had liked it and that makes me very proud about it, the worded answer weren’t the clearest on someone of the people who answer the questionnaire. But overall very happy with the results.

Although I did find a answer which wasn’t really a good answer, it didn’t help at all but not that it really matters comparing to the other results.

the rating of the animation was more likes and dislikes which I’m very pleased about with the amount of no’s being low also helped a lot since it proved that there was some good to the animation, so in all fair I think the results of my questionnaire were fair and that the class had given me enough to understand what I should have done and what I could have done better.

Tim Burton research

Timothy Walter “Tim” Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, eccentric and quirky fantasy films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), the animated musical the Nightmare before Christmas (1993), the biographical film Ed wood (1994), the horror fantasy sleepy Sleepy Hollow (1999), and later efforts such as Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Dark Shadows (2012), and Frankenweenie (2012). He is also known for blockbuster such as the adventure comedy Pee-wee’s big adventures (1985), the superhero films Batman (1989) and it’s first sequel Batman Returns (1992), the Sc-fi film Plant of the Apes (2001), the fantasy drama Big Fish (2003), the musical adventures film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland (2010), which garnered a worldwide gross of over $1 billion.

Burton has worked repeatedly with Johnny Depp, who has become a close friend of Burton since their first film together. He has also worked with musician Danny Elfman, who has composed scores for all but three of the films Burton has directed. Actress Helena Bonham Carter, Burton’s former domestic partner, has appeared in many of his films. He also wrote and illustrated the poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories , published in 1997 by Faber and Faber, and a compilation of his drawings, sketches and other artwork, entitled The Art of Tim Burton, was released in 2009. A follow-up to The Art of Tim Burton, entitled The Napkin Art of Tim Burton: Things You Think About in a Bar, containing sketches made by Burton in napkins at bars and restaurants he occasionally visits, was released in 2015. Both compilations were published by Steeles Publishing.

Burton wrote and produced although he did not direct because of filming Batman Returns, the movie is known as The Nightmare Before Christmas (1992) for Disney, wait Disney, Disney the happy child and family friendly of fairy land released this movie, I don’t think I can get over this I mean The Nightmare Before Christmas is pretty scary when you think about it but of course when your a child you don’t think about it with all the singing and of course Christmas involved, it’s not a surprise that since Tim Burton is known for making very….very…..very dark movies, when I first saw this movie I actually thought “is this really a kids movie” but it’s didn’t bother me anyway back to the thing, originally meant to be a children’s book in rhyme. The film received positive reviews for the stop motion  animation, musical score and original storyline. It was a box office success, grossing $50 million. Burton collaborated with Selick again for James and the Giant Peach (1996) which Burton co-produced. The film helped to generate a renewed interest in stop motion animation.

Corpse Bride (2005) was Burton’s first full-length stop motion film as a director, featuring the voices of Johnny Depp as Victor and Helena Bonham Carter as Emily in the lead roles. In this film, Burton was able again to use his familiar styles and trademarks, such as the complex interaction between light and darkness, and of being caught between two irreconcilable worlds.

 

Moodboard for stop motion

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Stop motion wasn’t something I’d always be watching but a lot of movies that used stop motion were my favourite and there was a TV show that uses stop motion, these shows being the nightmare before Christmas, corpse bride, Coraline and robot chicken.

The nightmare before Christmas is a classic Tim Burton movie, it’s one of my favourite movies that involves Halloween and Christmas, mostly Halloween. The story tells of a skeleton name Jack who been doing Halloween for all his life but wants find something that was missing in life, while walking through the forest he stumbles upon a circle of doors and one of them being the door to Christmas world and couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw things he’d never seen before, Jack was so amazed he wanted to do his very own Christmas but a friend of his name Sally sees the future she get worried that Jack trying his very own Christmas will end horribly.

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Corpse bride another Tim Burton classic, Corpse bride is about a young man who family is forcing him to marry a girl from another family, now these two don’t know each other there for it’s a arranged marriage, during a dinner the young man runs out afraid of actually marrying someone he barely knew, running to a forest  tired and afraid but he knew he had to marry her, so he practises proposing, without realising by placing the ring on a stick or what he thought was a stick turn to be a bride that was waiting to be married but can’t remember how she passed away, since he placed the ring on her finger, she returned back from the dead to be with her new husband being the young man for him to learn what real love is.

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Coraline is another stop motion, Coraline is about a young girl who is just moved into a new house and having to leave her old house and her friends with parents who constantly working exploring the house she finds a door but found that the door leads nowhere, Coraline had become upset with her parents and didn’t like the new house, trying to find something to do she finding it boring, she gets angry at her parents telling them she hates it here and she wished she had better parents, then Coraline stumbles onto a doll that looked like her finding it confused she doesn’t worry to much, falling asleep she finds a tunnel to another world where everything isn’t as it seams, Coraline may find it everything she wanted but things took a turn for the worst.

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Robot chicken the only on this list that wasn’t a movie but in fact a series of short episode that FOX adult swim run and still runs to this day, Robot chicken doesn’t have a story pretty much random episodes, sure they have a similar idea, violence, rudeness, censured nudity, drugs, sex, alcohol, murder and a little bit of adult humour the story are theme with modern popular and very familiar toys, how they do their videos is using stop motion by using toys to film with, one of my particular favourite robot chicken, is one about Disney princess going to war.

 

My mood boards on animation

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my mood board on animation consist of music, tv shows and movies, all of them show that I like dark, comedy, action and many more.

The music is Gorillaz and an Avenged sevenfold song a little piece of heaven music video was animated.

Avenged sevenfold is a dark music video due to graphic violence with murder, blood, description of hell, a small sex scene. Funny enough the whole point of the music video was about a guy proposing to his girlfriend but all goes wrong when she laughed and said no, the guy goes nuts and stabs his girlfriend, the story get’s worse when he sews her body back together and buys a cooler to keep her body fresh, I know mega gross. So the guys got everything he wanted with his DEAD girlfriend, so down in hell the girlfriend grows angry with her body being miss used, so her soul returns to her body to get her revenge well returning to her rotting corpse, the guy freaks out running out of his apartment with her in his car chasing him , when she catch up to him she ripped out his heart with the guy, the guy of course dies and goes go hell. He is in hell only for his girlfriend to appear and causing him to beg for mercy, this is where it gets weirder so because there both dead they don’t have any reason to be together WRONG they got married not in hell. So they interrupt a wedding well actually they murdered the entire wedding, bride and groom and everyone who showed up besides the pastor who is going to marry them WHICH happens and there happy ever since.

 

Gorillaz has always been the type for animated music video, using animation to match the music that Gorillaz produce, also the music video tells the story about the life of the digitals world that Gorillaz live in, a lot it like Cyber Noodle and many more with Gorillaz.

The movies is Anastasia and Mulan.

Anastasia is the classic non-Disney movie about the Russian princess who had been known to have been killed during the Russian revolution, when an orphan wants to know who her real family is, when two guys are planning to take the reward money if the real Anastasia was returned to her grandmother who survive the revolution, the three go on their quest to teach the orphan to be Anastasia even though she the real Anastasia along with a evil magic ready to kill Anastasia.

Mulan is a classic Disney about a girl who dressed as a boy to take her father place since he had been ask to go to war, finding training difficult Mulan proves she worthy to be in the war and still disguised as a boy or a man, even when they take out the villains they return and Mulan that even as a women she can fight.

 

The TV shows, American dad, The grim adventures of Billy and Mandy, Chowder, Beetlejuice and the Marvelous misadventures of flapjack.

American dad is what you say and adult animation about a dad who work for the CIA, a mum who is a house wife but tends to surprise everyone, a drop out college  hippy daughter who married a stoner hippy, a son who is a loser and sucks at sports doesn’t help and not to mention is an idiot when it comes to ladies and lastly an alien well a bisexual, selfish, angry, obsessed with himself, doesn’t care for others and for some reason has many different personas where he becomes a different character  nearly every episode.

The grim adventures of Billy and Mandy, is a cartoon about the story of an idiot boy and a scary bossy girl who made a deal with the grim reaper in a game of limbo, the reaper wanted the boy hamster but the girl insisted on wanting the hamster to live, so the children cheated in the game of limbo and won there for get to keep the grim reaper.

Chowder is a fun tv show about a boy name chowder who is learning from a chef and his assistant while running a food delivery service who is teaching him the art of cooking , while learning to cook he goes on adventures at the same time, the show actually has not just animation but the uses of puppets.

Beetlejuice before the TV show it Beetlejuice was a movie and for some reason they decided to make a TV show, the TV show did last very long and as I child I did not come across it so I didn’t know what the show was about, but I did knew it existed and that it was about the continues adventures of Beetlejuice.

And finally the marvelous misadventures of flapjack which I always found that show to have a bit of a dark sense but I loved the show growing up even though most people found the show to be quite dark in the sense that cartoons should be kind of happy. Well like Chowder, Flapjack has not just animation also having stop motion and had a live action in one scene, the show went of for a couple of seasons but ended due to low ratings from what I remember.

OLD photo’s of the making of Alice In Wonderland

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Kathryn Beaumont, the actor who voiced both Alice in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Wendy in Disney’s Peter Pan, also modeled for the animators. These old photos show how much effort was put into classical animation at the Disney studio. where artists were able to produce as many as 23-24 seconds of animation per week.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland(commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. It’s narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential  in both popular culture and literature especially in the fantasy genre.

Alice was published in 1885, three years after Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed a boat up the Isis on 4 July 1862 (this popular date of the “golden afternoon” might be a confusion or even another Alice-tale, for that particular day was cool, cloudy and rainy) with three young daughters of Henry Liddell (the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Dean of the Christ Church) Lorina Charlotte Liddell (aged 13, born 1849) Alice Pleasance Liddell (aged 10, born 1852) Edith Mary Liddell (age 8, born 1853).

The journey began at Folly Bridge in Oxford and ended 3 miles north-west in the village of God-stow. During the trip, Dodgson told the girls a story that featured a bored little girl named named Alice who goes looking for an adventure. The girls loved it, and Alice Liddell asked Dodgson to write it down for her. He began writing the manuscript of the story the next day, although that earliest version no longer exists. The girls and Dodgson took another boat trip a month later when he elaborated the plot to the story of Alice and in November he began working on the manuscript in earnest.

To add the finishing touches, he researched natural history for the animals presented in the book, and then had the book examined by other children-particularly the children of George MacDonald. He added hi own illustration but approached John Tenniel to illustrate the book for publication, telling him that the story had been well liked by children.

On 26 November 1864, he gave Alice the handwritten manuscript of Alice Adventures Under Ground, with illustrations by Dodgson himself, dedicating it as “A Christmas Gift to a Dear Child in Memory of a Summer Day”. Some including Martin Gardner, speculate that there was an earlier version that was destroyed later by Dodgson when he wrote a more elaborate copy by hand.

But before Alice received her copy, Dodgson was already preparing it for publication and expanding the 15,500-word original to 27,500 words, most notably adding the episodes about the Cheshire Cat and the Mad tea-party.

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