Hah hah guess whose going to be staying up all night to get school work done? Me that’s who.
Anonymous said: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?
the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.
A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.
Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.
the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.
The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.
Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.
Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.
A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.
The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.
Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.
But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well.
Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.
Reblogging over here. French animation tends to do better with diversity than Disney does, hahaha.
Warning the Illusionist will make you incredibly sad but not in a crying kind of way. But its so amazing and worth watching.
libbycurtis said: what's your issue with sex positive feminism? I'm genuinely wondering if there's an aspect of it that I might not really be aware of.
They don’t respect asexuality or abuse victims. A lot of sex positivity is in your face. And it can influence young people or unstable people to make decision they may grow to regret. Like “Consent is sexy” sometimes consent is fear of being rejected so you say yes in order to gain someones affection and then they’re gone that can really mess someone up. The message of sex positive feminism doesn’t take into account of age or mental stability. I also have a hard to seeing sex as something less than intimate. Like for me it isn’t just “fun” it’s inviting someone into my space and a lot of sex positive feminist don’t understand that. They tell you do whatever you want not taking into account that there are diseases out here some in which a condom can’t catch. I think sex should be looked at more carefully and people should take into account that there are a lot of responsibilities that come with sex. And also sometimes you say one thing and feel another just to make someone “love” you.