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watching meghan slam down some jerk telling her she cant get a job at pixar with the fact that she had an internship there and turned down a recent job offer there was just the most magical thing today. i want to hold that moment in my memory forever.

artisexpressedinmylife:

toughtink:

thesanityclause:

nooby-banana:

countsassmaster:

toughtink:

nooby-banana:

i KNOW i’m just beating a long-dead horse by doing this but for god’s sake disney

fyi only superficial things were changed in the edit (hair, eyelash length, freckles, skin tone) the actual model wasn’t changed at all

to be clear: she photoshopped anna’s hair onto hiro’s mom face. a lot of people in reblogs seem to think that the one on the right is literally anna and trying to find miniscule, non-existant differences… which sort of proves the point? that a picture of a different character can be mistaken for anna so easily with just a hairstyle change and that people will still defend the design choice to the death rather than admit the similarities… sheeesh.

The problem with this comparison is that it’s photoshopped. I know you explained this but if you take an original photo (the one on the right) and change the hair color, the shade of skin, the eye color and add freckles… The new photo (the one on the left) will look like any character you want. But even with all the changes in the second picture the nose, and lips are not Anna’s.
And if Disney uses the same face shape template…. What’s the problem with that? It’s just the face shape. Not the same hair, not the same nose, not the same eyes etc.
We all start at the same beginnings, so why don’t we start appreciating these movies instead of critiquing them and focusing on small details such as the shape of a face.

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but she’s not saying that anna and this lady look exactly the same. the point she’s making isn’t just the face shape. it’s the proportions. it’s the spacing. disney literally keeps using the same exact placement for all their female characters’ facial features. they don’t seem to have this problem with male characters. but with with female charas, even large age gaps aren’t enough to make two women easily distinguishable.

[ETA: fun fact! did you know that the relationship between the eyes and the nose is how we most distinguish other human beings from one another? the rest of the face matters, too, obviously, but the triangle formed from the corners of the eyes to the bottom of the nose is proportioned differently on different people, and should be on characters, too. all of this is to say facial proportions matter a lot.]

and loooord, i’m so sick of the “waaaah just appreciate instead of critiquing” non-sequitor that keeps getting thrown around. if you don’t want to be critical of the media you consume, you don’t have to, but don’t expect the rest of us to sit back and blindly take whatever gets thrown out. if you wish to have any sort of real conversation about the animation industry or any film for that matter, you need to understand that you can’t just fall back on that. it’s nothing but a weak and immature way of ending a conversation.

to be honest, neither me nor my friend (OP) want to see big hero 6 fail. we want it to do well because we want the animation industry to continue to have enough success to continue. despite the controversy over changing races (especially flat out white washing certain characters) and this bizarre trend of making all ladies look so similar, we want this movie to do well enough for marketing to understand that diversity can sell, that interesting female characters can sell. and hopefully, we’ll get to see more collaborations between marvel IPs and disney animation. but we refuse to sit by and say nothing when disney (or any other big studio) does screw up.

"Back in the day, Walter would, every once in a while, forget how to draw. Remember?" Louise said.

“Oh yeah,” Walter agreed. “That still happens occasionally. It’s like, ‘Oh my god, nothing I’m drawing looks any good anymore. My life is over as an artist.’ And what I realized, because I was an editor at the time, and had seen a lot of work go past me, was that when you hit this phase where suddenly your stuff, which looks just like it did yesterday, doesn’t look good to you anymore, it’s because your mind has made a leap. Your brain has gotten farther than your hand has learned to do it yet. But eventually, give it a few weeks, keep it up and you’ve made a leap in your own craft. That was a big help because it was so depressing when you realize you couldn’t draw anymore."

timestitcher:

MetroCon 2014 - The kid’s post

M. loved all the princess and Disney cosplayers.  A. was excited to see the fellow Assassins, including one that slipped him some gold coins as a welcome to the Brotherhood.  

Sadly, I don’t know who these fantastic cosplayers are, but I’ll tag them if anyone knows.

the thor in the bottom row is nooby-banana! c:

a guy at work sent me this entertaining and helpful tutorial on composition today! i highly suggest sitting through it. composition is hugely important to any form of visual art and this is chock full of great examples.

Will you follow me one last time?

thesanityclause:

nooby-banana:

countsassmaster:

toughtink:

nooby-banana:

i KNOW i’m just beating a long-dead horse by doing this but for god’s sake disney

fyi only superficial things were changed in the edit (hair, eyelash length, freckles, skin tone) the actual model wasn’t changed at all

to be clear: she photoshopped anna’s hair onto hiro’s mom face. a lot of people in reblogs seem to think that the one on the right is literally anna and trying to find miniscule, non-existant differences… which sort of proves the point? that a picture of a different character can be mistaken for anna so easily with just a hairstyle change and that people will still defend the design choice to the death rather than admit the similarities… sheeesh.

How about this. You go to Pixar studio, and you tell them to change it. or get a job there and do it yourself, OH WAIT

YOU CAN’T! Cause you’re just someone bitching on the internet, and businesses don’t care about people bitching on the internet.

such a sad shame, isn’t it? Reality really.

Also, no, she STILL doesn’t look like Anna, even with Anna’s hair, she doesn’t look like anna, she just looks like that other chick with Anna’s hair.

the fact that you have no creative eye to tell a difference in characters, even by minuscule teeny details, is ridiculous.

they’re still two different charterers

and by sitting there and comparing them all day, of course they’re going to look similar to you.

Quit bitching will you PLEASE.

Stop looking for every little thing to complain about, because Disney? Disney don’t give a fuck, and no matter how hard you try, they will NEVER give a fuck.

Okay.

Okay I’m gonna pull this card because you’re just rude enough for it. I was an animation intern at Pixar in 2011 and just last year I was offered a job there that I only turned down because right now I prefer a permanent position as opposed to a 3-6 month contract. So no, you don’t get to use the “get a job and do it yourself” bullcrap on me.

Of course the edit doesn’t look exactly like Anna. But honestly, trying to tell me that the edit looks NOTHING like her is absurd. The proportions and facial features are very, very similar. If I were to overlay Anna’s face with Hiro’s mom there would be small differences, like maybe one nose is straighter than the other.  When discussing character design similarities like this are terrible. There are infinite possibilities and Disney keeps using the same general face recently.

And I don’t complain just because it’s Disney. If another studio did this I would be on their ass about it too. I love animation and I love seeing studios push beyond what’s been done before. On top of that, I don’t complain because I hate the company, I complain because I know they can do SO MUCH BETTER.

Sit the fuck down, son. You just got told by a real quality professional and all of the other professionals are just shaking their heads at you.

also, countsassmaster seems to have missed the part where we’re critiquing disney animation studio’s problem with female sameface, not pixar’s? or did they not realize that they’re different studios?

egriz:

nooby-banana:

ivyfairchild:

toughtink:

nooby-banana:

i KNOW i’m just beating a long-dead horse by doing this but for god’s sake disney

fyi only superficial things were changed in the edit (hair, eyelash length, freckles, skin tone) the actual model wasn’t changed at all

to be clear: she photoshopped anna’s hair onto hiro’s mom face. a lot of people in reblogs seem to think that the one on the right is literally anna and trying to find miniscule, non-existant differences… which sort of proves the point? that a picture of a different character can be mistaken for anna so easily with just a hairstyle change and that people will still defend the design choice to the death rather than admit the similarities… sheeesh.

I’m gonna play the devil’s advocate here… So, people are fucking expensive to create and using pre-existing models makes things easier on everyone. Also, if you’ll notice that a lot of people do actually look very similar (not as similar as these two, but still). Typically the differences in a group of people is hair, eyes, skin tone, etc. Disney is under pressure to constantly have films out and if they weren’t it would be different, however they are and with deadlines being so close together and the fact that animated films take 5+ years to make and a lot of fucking money, it will be okay if characters look alike. They all have key characteristics in WHO THEY ARE NOT WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE THAT MAKE THEM SPECIAL. And here I thought that was a common goal.

1. The idea of giant company like Disney using preexisting models for their main characters is not only laughable, but lazy and shameful.

1. Disney has money. They have a LOT of money. They have resources. They have talented people.  And they clearly have enough time to create male characters with distinctive characteristics. The exact same should be true for female characters.

3. Oh look the “it doesn’t matter what they look like, it’s their personality that matters” argument. Movies are a VISUAL MEDIUM. Character design is rooted in figuring out who a character is and then basing the design off that. Good design should give an idea of a character’s personality before even watching the movie.

4. Playing the devil’s advocate only works if your argument makes sense and you understand what you’re arguing. Statements excusing Disney from lazy character design only shows your complete lack of understanding in how the animation industry works.

These people obviously haven’t worked in the industry at all. That is not how computer animation works, especially at a highly funded, enormous company. I mean, look at Dreamworks- Even the background Vikings in the latest film vary a lot from model to model and all have tons of character just to view.

Honestly it’s getting to the point that Disney should be ashamed that it needs people to blindly defend their every move.

As for the people blindly defending it, please understand you can still enjoy things and critique them. Understand that as a visual medium, it’s unacceptable to have so many wildly different characters be identical and possibly even have identical models.

This is not people hating on Disney for no reason, this is people holding Disney to a high standard they established themselves and that fans have come to love.