That was truly a great movie. The scene when Aisling sang that song/spell to turn Pangur ban into a spirit gave me chills.
Too bad my fedora fuckwad friends refused to enjoy it because "muh religions overtones"
Everything done by Laika.
Wow, I don't know a single person like that.
You need better friends dude. Or perhaps just older, more mature friends.
I was about to post this. Really love the style.
Some scenes in the Russian snow queen was real amazing, especially considering its time.
Well it's weird because all the rest of the movie has a very traditional fairytale style, but the scenes in the snow castle look like some modern artwork / 70's anime (which makes sense in a way since Miyazaki got inspired by this movie). But the shift in style is really sharp, which makes it even more impressive with how the light reflecting on the ice and stuff is made so fluid.
No, but this would be.
If we're getting into Disney, then I'd like to bring up Bambi.
Also Pinocchio, but unfortunately I don't seem to have any good Pinocchio pics. Does anyone else?
>enjoy the fuck out of this movie
>Hear that the director Wes Anderson had everybody physically act out their parts (IIRC Rango did this too)
>Mfw somewhere out there somebody recorded a Wilhem DaFoe and George Clooney knife fight.
That movie is easily one of my favorites to watch during Thanksgiving.
I remember being younger in middle school years ago with my mom visiting Williamsburg in Virginia, and this movie was playing in the bookstore. I thought it looked cool and my mom asked some college kid, most likely from W&M, what the movie was and he acted like we were retarded for not knowing what it was. Left a sour taste in my mouth.
Is it worth watching?
>inb4 nice blog
I thought The Painting was a pleasant surprise. I'm not an expert, but it felt like a really unique use of CG to me, and I liked it quite a lot, whereas I don't like CG normally.
These are all fantastic choices.
I rarely see such refined taste gathered in one place
Pic related is all I can contribute
Kirikou and the sorceress.
Bonus point for being one of the only movies with african aesthetics.
Yes. I think so, at least. It's very faithful to the original story. But if you find 50s film or cartoons boring, it may be a bit slow to you. As a point of comparison, I think it's quite a lot like Cinderella at least in terms of story, pacing and characterization.
I can never remember which version I'm supposed to watch.
There was one which was claiming to be "fully restored" or something along those lines, it hit the local theaters where I live last Christmas. I'm not sure which version that was though.
is this the only miyazaki film to have such a focus on backgrounds?
The backgrounds in Over the Garden Wall were really nice.
For all its problems, Pocahontas was a gorgeous movie.
oh man, I love that shit, I wish animated movies would do this more often, sometimes you can tell dialogue has been spliced together and it just sounds off
Acting it all out just makes it much more natural and lends to improvisation a whole lot better
>No Oscar nomination except for best original song or something
Here's a less funny but more impressive screenshot.
It's not amazing. Just could not stop myself from posting. Apologies.
The BFG had great visuals. Especially during the "Sometimes Secretly" song.
God, so much good stuff in here. Reminding me to rewatch a lot of things.
I really have to check this movie out. It looks like a pretty massive rip-off of the Disney films at the time, but that is by no means a bad thing. Love her design.
I thought it was
God, it actually looks like real Lego pieces flying off. Hard to describe, but something about how they reflect light. Makes them look like they're properly made out of the plastic.
I saw Princess Kaguya last October, and finally saw Song of the Sea last night. They're both incredibly artistic in their different styles, and have similar endings, but the difference is
depressing things happen to Kaguya throughout the film, building up to the end where she and her family are defeated and lose, roll credits. Saoirse and her family deal with some loss too, but they get a much more comforting ending.
Watership Down has the gorgeous water painting style with its landscapes and backgrounds, and the entire opening with the aboriginal art style.
God I want to see Song of the Sea so badly.
As depressing as Kaguya was, I thought it had incredible messages and I really sympathized with the main characters.
The ending really took the wind out of my sails, but I thought it was beautifully done and showed that negative actions will indeed have a negative reaction. Then again, I'm the kind of person who doesn't find films with depressing endings less enjoyable by default. That's just me, though.
>God I want to see Song of the Sea so badly.
GKIDS is still slowly rolling it out to a few more theaters, but the Blu-ray/DVD will be out in 15 days.
Yeah, it was amazing. I was actually surprised that it wasn't stop motion. Probably the first 3D animation film I've seen that looked properly photorealistic. There even were dust and fingerprints on the bricks.
I was kinda put off by the consant use of total shots.
I had only seen Triplets of Bellville which had much more classic cinematography, so seeing a movie that was basically depicting the characters like actors on a stage felt weird.
But I learned to appreciate it
"L'ile de Black Mor"
Very good atmosphere and landscapes.
HTTYD had such beautiful flying scenes. It and Finding Nemo seem to be very good movies for tv displays.
No. Why would it be? They had great visuals.
That shit was my introduction to natural selection and oddly to creationism also.
I was blasted away by Princess Kaguya's art. When she runs out of her naming party, throwing away her robes my dick was diamonds.
The ending is some depressing shit though and I think that it was unfair. If Kaguya's 'mission' was to lead a normal life, then why the celestials sent messages to the bamboo cutter that she is supposed to become a princess? That's what caused all the suffering. I think there were some allusions to nirvana cycle there, but I'm not sure. Anyway, great movie.
Little Nemo was good, but the original comic and the pilots are even better.
as a devout fan of the book I was pretty disappointed, though artwork indeed is nice.
Yeah, Kells artwork is the shit
Remind your fedora dipshit friend that he lives in a culture build upon christianity. I'm not a religious person and I don't give a shit about 'religious undertones' in that movie. Why should anyone? It's a fantasy movie about a real Gospel book that happens to be stunningly illuminated. All the more reasons to do a movie about it imitating the illustration in it. For me it's a matter of art rather than faith, but even if relligion was more prominent in SoK than it was then it would be 100% logical.
Neat. Looks like I ended up learning something today after all.
Does that also mean that they start seeing double earlier as objects move very close to them?
Corto Maltese movie.
The second movie was visually amazing. I can remember thinking "holy shit that"s beautiful at least 5 times during the movie.
Not the person you responded to but honestly they did what they could with the book. The movie had a troubled production history and switched directors which is why the opening and the scene with the suffocating rabbits are more creatively handled than the rest of the movie. To be honest, Watership Down just has so much going on like the stories of the rabbit prince and the extra stuff that happened in the den of snares that it can't really be adapted to a movie much better than it was. It needs a mini series really...like most books.
As much as I like to sneer on this movie for how much it stays below the quality of McCay's drawing style, it really does look good in motion.
I wonder if it would have been possible to do a whole movie more similar to his style, like the first promo scenes.
What would be even more interesting would be a movie animated similar to McCay's shorts
I remember how upsetting it was when they showed how the process of how that scene was made.
Basically all the original poses, layouts, all the stuff drawn by Americans, were stiff, uninteresting, and really sloppy. Then when they shipped it to Korea it came back looking like that. Thank god for those Asians who do more work for less money. Thank god for slaves.
>Remind your fedora dipshit friend that he lives in a culture build upon christianity
That's like saying to remind him that he lives in a culture built on Judaism and the Roman Empire since Christianity itself was born from them.
It's already silly to think that "he lives in a culture build upon christianity" holds any relevance at all. This isn't the 1950s. I don't know what it's like in the Midwest but in a lot of places secularism is not exactly seen as dangerous anymore.
Do you have a source on that?
I thought that scene was a deliberate homage to the rotoscoping in Fleischer's shorts. Like the ones with Cab Calloway's dancing.
did you even look at the description for that video
>Here's some process shots of the highwayman dance animation that I did for Cartoon Network's Over the Garden Wall. I was the art director on that show.
>The storyboard/animatic was drawn by Pat McHale - the show creator.
>But if you find 50s film or cartoons boring, it may be a bit slow to you
Don't pull that shit, nigger. If a movie is boring, it's boring. If a movie is engaging, it's engaging. Never make time a possible excuse.
Didn't sound like an excuse to me, anon. It sounded like they were giving potential viewers a barometer of what to expect. Some people don't want slower things, some do.
No need to get so bent out of shape.
There is a significant difference between the way film and television was made, scripted, and acted 70-50 years ago and some people who are more used to today's media might find it a little more mellow than they like. It's not an excuse for bad cinema, no. But there is no denying that, as this guy >>69924383 puts it, tastes change.
>Concept for Screen
What what what?
What does that mean? That Ray Bradbury pitched the idea for Little Nemo to studios?
I love this thread and all the films in it!
My only contribution Oban: Star Racers. Very simple style but done really nicely.
I think I heard about Ray Bradbury asking the writers working on the Little Nemo film where they were getting the ideas for the story during production, and they said they were just trying to write things to go with the art the artists were sending in. Then he asked the artists where they were getting their ideas, and they said they were just trying to make visuals to go with the stuff the writers were sending them. He said that was the moment he knew the project was having some serious problems.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 has fantastic cinematography. Time to post some of the best shots from the movie.
And my personal favorite:
Wall-E is another good one for TV displays. Wish I had my copy with me so I could take screenshots.
Snyder is fucking terrible when it comes to tone. Every time the movie built to an emotional moment, he crushed it before it could really hit home.
I still enjoyed the everloving hell out of it, though. Some of THE BEST flying sequences in any film.
Oban's "cinematography" and "editing" were impeccable. There were some moments where I was just... utterly floored and thrilled at how suspenseful each race was. Some beautiful backgrounds too.
The Scarlet Flower. Russian cartoons from the 50s-80s have a lot to offer in terms of stunning visuals. I see someone in the thread already mentioned The Snow Queen.
Sleepy Orange Fairy is my personal favorite.
Oh and I just remembered the russian Little Mermaid. It certainly looked different