Spoiler Alert - Movie events mentioned in post!
To everyone bitching about the animation errors in Frozen (notably, the hair-phase and the thumb-clip), I’d like to present a few other errors in other, award winning and/or childhood favorite movies.
I realize that mistakes from a company this size are awful, but, for Pete’s sake, cut them some slack! Computer animation requires that the animators design and manipulate every single thing in every single shot. I’m not sure how far technology’s come, but I do recognize that there is a freaking blizzard going on in many of the outdoor scenes and a naturally moving forest in the rest (outside of the city). From what I’ve heard, every snowflake in the movie is different. The animators still had to place them and move them in the way wind naturally would.
I’m not sure how true this is, but I read somewhere that the hair-phase was to keep Elsa’s movement fluid during her big number. You know, the one where she decided to be herself and stop denying herself any emotion so she wouldn’t hurt people with her powers?
I’ll give you the thumb-clip. The focus of the scene was on Anna and Kristoff. They should have caught it. Remember, though, they are on a budget. As massive ($150 million) as it was, they had to pay every employee who worked on the project. They were on a time-table. Every day they worked on Frozen cost them. Remember, even Pixar animators are human. I won’t defend that error beyond that.
And for the love of all that is holy, please stop bitching about the princesses being white/not gay/whatever else has been bitched about that I’ve not yet seen.
1) The characters are white - the story is set in a mountainous country that contains coniferous trees and has a climate that allows for snow (seeing as no one freaked out and said “what’s that white stuff?!”). Disney already differed from the original story (written by a Danish dude) in content (no kidnapping, among other things) and probably wanted to keep something of the author in the story. It looks like setting won out. White folks live in Denmark. In the apparent time period, a lot of white people lived in Denmark.
The Princess and the Frog changed the setting of it’s story (slightly modern and in New Orleans) and was able to change its Princess’ ethnicity because of it. It worked.
Be honest, if Frozen had been placed in a more modern setting, it wouldn’t have been so visually stunning. It was clear from the previews that this was going to be a more traditional Princess story. Amazing background is kind of a staple of those. They also probably wanted to show off their nifty snow generator.
2)The main characters weren’t a underrepresented and underaccepted minority - Disney is a huge company, true. They have so much influence that Frozen could have potentially shifted the focus and diversity of animated film, true. But, Disney is also a company that, according to http://www.statisticbrain.com/u-s-largest-employers/, employs around 135,000 people.
A film containing a main character that is gay or trans or what-have-you is a risky thing. If it’s not well received, the whole company is put in jeopardy.
This is a liberal site. Hell, half the time, we love gays more than gays love gays. The real world is full of bigots. It’s sad, but true.
It’s full of people who would boycott Disney and anything the company touches. It’s full of people who would keep their kids from seeing Frozen and any other Disney movie. People who would never go to Disneyland or Disneyworld or anywhere associated with Disney. Don’t pretend it wouldn’t happen. Disney knows this. There’s no telling how big the backlash would be. Disney doesn’t know either and I bet they’d rather not risk the well-being of their company to find out.
Real life example here (not an awesome one, but it’s what I’ve got). My parents aren’t outspoken about their stance on homosexuality, but I know for a fact that if I or my brother were to come out to our parents, we wouldn’t be welcome in their home. It’s how they are. It’s how they, and their entire generation, were raised. Not all of them took it to heart,of course, but I think you get my point.
It takes time and effort to change that.
Disney, just judging by outward appearances, isn’t going to be the first on that scene.
Think of Disney as a big ship company. It has followed the same routes across the world for years. It has found great success using these routes. It will not deviate from them without proof that going off-course will not end with the destruction of the ship and tarnishing of it’s good reputation.
Some other ship, probably much smaller, maybe newer, has to go first. Heck, maybe it’ll be Disney in Disguise. Whatever. We’ll see.
Frozen is what it is. It’s a cute movie about a girl who’s terrified to let herself be free because she might hurt everyone around her. It’s about a boy who’s only sticking around because he was promised a new sled. It’s about another girl who’s so optimistic that she believes that the first guy she meets is her true love and that she can talk her sister down from the accidental ice age. It’s about sisterhood and the power of love. It’s about trust. It’s about how, sometimes, the one you think is your one is actually a horrible person using you for their own ends. It’s about the need to belong. It’s not a half-bad story, if you ask me.
my interpretation of Elsa’s “Let it go”
Charlie Brown is a blockhead, but he did get a nice tree.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (dir. Bill Melendez), 1965.
Hirasawa Yui & Nakano Azusa | Edited by ☆
The scene where Elsa accidentally let’s go of her powers at the party? And then runs away? And then we get the song? Yeah. That was awesome. I wish they gave us more of Elsa in the movie though. Oh well. I’ve been drawing this ever since I saw the movie. Her lips look so awkward. I did everything I could to make them look okay. This was the best I could do. =3=
Split the ice apart, beware the frozen heart
Elsa’s Coronation Gown Cosplay
And yes people, its really snowing, that’s not photoshop
That’s my real hair too, not a wig :3
Elsa - Me (ashleymo93.tumblr.com)
Photographer - (dawn-marie.tumblr.com)