→ The Lion King + lionesses
NEW STUDIO GHIBLI FILM TRAILER :D
US Teaser for Studio Ghibli’s New film ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya will be in American theaters beginning October 17.
Studio Ghibli’s next release in the US is The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Directed by Grave of the Fireflies director Isao Takahata, the movie explores the folk tale of a young princess who is found as an infant by a bamboo cutter, and tells of the fate that befalls her. The English-language version of the film is to be released by Gkids in October, with James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, and Chloë Grace Moretz voicing the lead roles. There’s no dialogue in this first trailer, but you will get to see some of the unique and lovely visual style employed for the tale.
Its great to see GKids releasing Ghibli in America.
During Frozen, Kristoff is seen wearing Sami clothes and practicing a typically Sami occupation - being a handyman with a trained reindeer (although in real life, you can’t ride reindeer like a horse).
In line with this depiction, this is what Kristoff should look like adhering to what Sami looked like during the 1800s. Tan, with an Asian eyefold and black hair - because surprise! The Sami weren’t originally white! The only reason you end up with a bunch of white people when you google them is because they went through years of racial assimilation!
So there. This is what Kristoff could have been - Disney’s first male POC love interest to end up with a non-POC woman (the other way around has been done a lot, but not this.. for some reason..)
Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time
Tony Zhou : “Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.”
i’ve had this story in my head forever (circa 2007) and i did some reevaluating of the narrative + new characters designs recently (with the help of mickey)
it’s a love story that stretches across the universe, central themes being food, [fake] space science, and friendship!
(for a sense of scale between heroes and the villain: the main cast initially works on a space-station-restaurant, which can be seen being worn around Marizpan’s hair)