Anonyme a demandé: 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.
I keep telling people that angels aren’t cute, fluffy beings, but are really scary as hell.
Maybe they’ll believe me now…
I wasn’t ready for that.
I don’t think anyone was ready for that.
The Legend of Zelda & Mario 64
This is a small showcase of an Arabic calligraphic script. A romantic and elaborate script inspired by classical Eastern (Persian) and Andalusian (Spanish) Kufic styles. Its been designed in such a way that it lends to both traditional calligraphic arrangements and modern typographic design. The ultra-thin strokes are coupled with thick heavier ones that originate in the classic Eastern Kufic style, but also reflect more recent Didot type design.
This works as a straightforward descorative typeface and can be arranged into more elaborate calligraphic compositions, manually.
It is not publicly available as a font. Only for in-house use on private and commercial commissions.
Gosh jeeze thanks so much for the feature!! Now I feel all super anxious to start drawing more things!
Last month I was asked by Lee from Peter & Paul to contribute some illustration to an upcoming publication they are putting together for the Sheffield Institute of Art (where I studied Graphic Design and Illustration).
The publication will include short articles about Sheffield’s contributions to art and culture, and biographies about past graduates.
The first illustration is for an article about Sheffield’s history as the birthplace of modern football, being home to the world’s oldest team, Sheffield FC, founded in 1857. The second illustration is of a Film & Media Production graduate (whose name, i’m afraid, escapes me).
Many thanks to Lee Davies.