animation

Where have I been? What’s my next step?

I know that I have been away for the last week without any posts, but I ended up going away to Walt Disney World for the week at VERY last minute (two hours before my friends family left!). I had such a great time as usual and I didn’t want to leave!

On the other hand, I feel like I have come across a route that I want to take in my life – Animation. I have always wanted to study Animation, but I always thought that I should take the safer routes.. It turns out that I either want to go back to university to study it, or teach myself (what I’m currently doing now). I am going to see how I get along with learning by myself and then I will see what my options are from there!

But that’s it for my short update!

Where have I been? What's my next step?

I know that I have been away for the last week without any posts, but I ended up going away to Walt Disney World for the week at VERY last minute (two hours before my friends family left!). I had such a great time as usual and I didn’t want to leave!

On the other hand, I feel like I have come across a route that I want to take in my life – Animation. I have always wanted to study Animation, but I always thought that I should take the safer routes.. It turns out that I either want to go back to university to study it, or teach myself (what I’m currently doing now). I am going to see how I get along with learning by myself and then I will see what my options are from there!

But that’s it for my short update!

The Good Dinosaur

Okay, I have finally seen The Good Dinosaur and it did not disappoint!
I had no idea what it was going to be about, apart from the fact that there is a dinosaur and a cave boy..

This was such an adorable movie, with a lot of strong family meanings – everything was about loss, regaining relationships, coming together to make things work.

Although, I was surprised at how many disasters and set backs there were in this film! I thought that this was going to be a ‘Dinosaur meets Cave Boy, become friends and only one tragedy’ a whole rounded Disney/Pixar film filled with happiness! I was wrong.

But don’t get me wrong, this film is still so great and has so much more meaning to it and the relationships within it. It has a really strong storyline and features some hilarious and down right cute characters!

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The visuals are beautiful as always, although they are different than usual! In The Good Dinosaur, I noticed that they have been placing real life images into the backgrounds and then working with animation over the top of these. Yes, it saves a lot of time from producing such huge  visuals (every single branch, leaf, ripple of water, grain on the ground..) but personally I still do prefer everything to be solely animated? Call me old fashioned, but I just have a love and passion for animation and illustration. My main thing about animation films for me is the art, concept, inspiration and the amount of detail put into the animations Рmore than the storylines themselves.

Overall, I really did enjoy this film and I think that it is a great watch – I felt like it shares little emotions and such from other Disney and Pixar classics which all tied together. I did not love this so much that I wanted to rewatch it again immediately, but give me a little time and I can see this growing on me more and more now that I know what’s in store for me! I think I was slightly in shock when I watched this as it was not like anything I initially expected!

I would definitely recommend giving The Good Dinosaur a watch!
Now I just cannot wait for Finding Dory and Coco to come out next!
Have you seen this film yet? Did you enjoy it or feel the same as me, not as expected but still great? Let me know!

Zoe
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Big Hero 6 Review

BIG HERO 6?! – Oh my, this film blew me away!
I have a huge passion for animation and this film was incredible!
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I have heard that it’s a good film, but usually I don’t believe the hype on some things. Yes, I was sceptical about this film at first, but as soon as it started I was in love!
I love the environment design, character design, the humour.. everything!
This film definitely appeals to children and also the older audience – I think that a lot of ‘nerdier’ people would love this too, and I even spotted a Stan Lee-esqe character who is Fred’s Dad in the film and is actually voiced by Stan Lee!
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I don’t want to write a lot incase I spoil the film, so I will leave it here with my overall, general opinion. Go and watch this film! *These aren’t my images*
If any of you have seen this film, then please let me know what you thought about it, I would love to know!
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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

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The much awaited sequel – Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2! I was so excited when I heard that they were making a sequel – although sequel’s aren’t always the best, I was so impressed with this! I personally think that it is much better than the first film!

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I don’t want to give much away about the film, so I’ll just write my opinions here.

My main reason: the adorable characters that are in this film! I was amazed by the world that they created, it’s something that I would’ve loved to work on and design. They combined animals with food, to create different creatures for this new world such as Hipotatomus and Mosquitoast. It was insanely adorable, brightly coloured and full of humour. If I may say, the cuteness pushed the monkey out of the scene a little bit (especially the strawberry).

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If you haven’t seen this, but loved the first one then GO AND SEE IT ASAP! You will be pleasantly surprised!

This film is definitely suitable for all ages, especially children, but also for the big children at heart. I would also recommend this to the animation lovers.

Definite 4/5!