I feel something
HNNNG my feels
in which Totoro boops Mana Ashida on the head.
Japanese child actress Mana was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.
as a side note, this film is fucking beautiful and you can watch THE ENTIRE FUCKING THING ON YOUTUBE RIGHT HERE AND I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO BECAUSE THIS SHIT IS SO IMPORTANT and I also encourage everyone to stop reblogging this gif without the original accompanied text or other words that indicates what it is at all (it showed up on my dash three times before I saw this post and I hate everything), the artist deserves credit for their hard fucking work (in this case, three fucking years of it) so stop being little shits and just leave the damn source, and by the damn source I don’t mean your damn blog
it boils down to around 14 people teaming up. they just have free time or are bored. they don’t even let you settle arguments with others without jumping to it. As I said. they call me a cunt?! I won’t call them one back, but I will (how do they always say) cast SHADE.
So everytime I type something wrong or use the wrong word or the wrong tempus or grammar etc. I always get paranoid that someone who has english as their native language, will read what I wrote and spot all the mistakes I made and think, “Is she stupid or something?” or “Daamn, her english is horrible, I am never going to speak to her”.
rantPlease pay her no heed, this is kind of a common thing with that particular person and if you’re getting hate over this, screenshot it all. Sorry you inadvertently kicked the hornets nest, friendYou’re absolutely not the only one she has hated on. Plus her fans are crazy. If you ever need anything we’ve got your back.
Screenshotting it all, exactly. good advice. (mostly posting this for the “cunt”-tag. As I said, these people complaining about me, while they always insult me. There was literally never any person I called a “cunt”. way to go, way to go…)