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The Contest Official Post ~CLOSED. NO EXCEPTIONS~This is the ~Official~ Journal Entry for my little design contest. In a nutshell you have 6 months from today (6-4-2014) to post the design/drawing of a non-fanart original character that you think deserves an added dimension. The third dimension.The Contest Official Post ~CLOSED. NO EXCEPTIONS~ by VIIStar
That means, you draw something and if I like it over all the other entries I'll sculpt it and ship it to you.
I am looking for strong design skills, excellent movement, expression, emotion, balance, color, and an overall sense of 'holy shit this thing needs to fucking exist'.
PPL, I've wanted to do this since forever, let's make something awesome! OoO
And also, guys... please be polite when you enter. I WILL block people that sass me - I'm giving away free stuff, I don't need lip to go along with it... *ragged sigh*
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For as long as I can remember, I have loved animation, and Disney animation in particular. My love affair with Disney began when I was two. That was the year The Little Mermaid was released in theaters. Today, my all-time favorite movie remains what in my opinion is the greatest film of the Disney animation Renaissance, The Lion King. Actually, it’s Disney’s greatest film ever. In recent years, I’ve fallen in love with Disney and Pixar’s animated short films. And as traditional animation is my first love, the shorts I love the most are animated by hand. So I was delighted to see the release of some of Disney’s more recent shorts as a collection; one that included several traditionally animated stories, and two that combine traditional, hand-drawn animation with CGI animation. Now, I actually bought the collection for one short in particular:The Little Matchgirl, a Hans Christian Anderson tale that is beautifully sad and joyful, and is told entirely with music and visuals. But I’ll be sharing what I thought of the collection as a whole, and possibly giving a detailed review of each short at a later date.
Each of the films in this collection are featured at the head of a Disney film released on Blu-Ray. The Little Matchgirl joins fellow HCA story The Little Mermaid on her Blu-Ray premier. I don’t have that movie on Blu-Ray (a fact I shall have to remedy at some point in the future), so I was very happy to find my favorite onion-chopping short in this collection. And I got to enjoy 11 other shorts, three of which (Paperman, Get a Horse and Feast) I already own along with the featuring film they accompany. How does the collection stack up? For the most part, quite beautifully. It contains shorts with rough, unpolished animation that hearkens back to the days of Aristocats, Jungle Book and Robin Hood. It also features continuations of the recent feature films Tangled andFrozen. It celebrates Disney’s rich film heritage with the short Get a Horse, done as a tribute to the very first short films created by Walt Disney himself, and Goofy’s “How to” shorts, which first appeared in the 1940s. It showcases intern project Tick Tock Tale, and features the voice of Scottish actor Billy Connolly (Brave) as the narrator of the whimsical tale of Nessie. Also included in the collection is another tale in the series of Christmas shorts,Prep and Landing, which first premiered on ABC and Disney Channel.
The advertised dozen shorts make up nearly 90 minutes of fun, if you include the intros. But the bonus material reveals a baker’s dozen: A 13th short film,Runaway Brain, starring the head Mouse himself. In addition to this, we get a seven minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the collection. All in all, not a bad deal.
The only real drawback for me was the lack of another favorite short of mine,One by One. I felt the addition of Prep and Landing was unnecessary, and could have been replaced by the traditionally animated video that perfectly accompanies the song Lebo M. wrote for The Lion King’s Broadway adaptation. If you want to check out One by One, you can find it along with the DVD or Blu-Ray release of The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride. It also happens to be on YouTube.
All in all, I give the Walt Disney Studios’ Animated Short Films Collection a four out of five stars. I recommend it for all Disney aficionados, even if you already have all of the feature films these shorts accompany.