"We promised Disney that in trade of letting us do a gutsier type of movie and take on a different kind of story that was completely original and not based on some legend or fairy tale, that we would do a film that was smaller budget, smaller crew, less time to make it. So it was kind of a new model.
"We didn’t want to dazzle with special effects and shadows and tones all over the characters and go for all this realism or dimensionality.What we wanted to do was go back to the films that inspired us. Films like Dumbo and Bambi. They were a lot more simple in their look and I think they do what 2-D traditional drawn animation does best, which is put up an impression of a storybook that’s come to life. We were not trying to achieve depth and we didn’t want to compete with a 3-D look. We wanted to go back to something that’s sort of rich and textured and you can see the painter’s hand up onscreen. So that’s why the idea of watercolor, which hadn’t been done since the early 1940s on Dumbo was really appealing to us, it had that storybook look to it.”
— Dean DeBlois, giving the back-story for Lilo & Stitch's gorgeous backgrounds.
Classic Disney by Joey Chou.
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E3 2014: Ori and the Blind Forest announced
Indie developer Moon Studios announced Ori and the Blind Forest, a 2D action side-scrolling game exclusively for Xbox One.
View the E3 trailer and gallery here.
holy SHITwatch the trailer!!!
you know what’s fucked up?
that you can be without someone for six months, a year, five years and have mastered not thinking about them, but no matter how much time passes there will always be that moment where you see a photo of them or catch a little of their cologne on a crowed street and suddenly you’re plagued with a rapidly sinking stomach and the relentless question, “what did i do wrong?”
This was probably the greatest thing I’ve seen all day!!!