Anonymous: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?

pumpkinspiceaddiction:

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.

ca-tsuka:

Stills & artworks of “Bang Bang !” french animated short-film directed by Julien Bisaro (Ernest & Celestine).

nevver:

The Bouletcorp (more)

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dpgtlr:

Steven Universe episode 1

woah woah woah i thought this was coming out on the 4th!!! AAA!!!

yinx1:

All seasons of Daria

Season 1

Esteemsters, The Invitation, College Board, Cafe Disaffecto, Malled, This Year’s Model, The Lab Brat, Pinch Sitter, Too Cute, The Big House, Road Worrior, The Teachings of Don Jake, The Misery Chick.

Season 2

Arts n’ Crass, The Daria Hunter, Quinn the Brain, I Don’t, That Was Then, This is Dumb, Monster, The New Kid, Gifted, III, Fair Enough, See Jane Run, Pierce Me, Write Where It Hurts.

Season 3

Daria! Through a Lens Darkly, The Old and the Beautiful, Depth Takes a Holiday, Daria Dance Party, The Lost Girls, It Happened One Nut, Lane Miserables, Jake of Hearts, Speedtrapped, The Lawndale File, Just Add Water, Jane’s Addition.

Season 4

Partner’s Complaint, Antisocial climbers, A Tree Grows in Lawndale, Murder, She Snored, The F Word, I Loathe a Parade, Of Human Bonding, Psycho Therapy, Mart of Darkness, Legends of the Mall, Groped by an Angel, Fire! Dye! Dye! My Darling.

Season 5

Fizz Ed, Sappy Anniversary, Fat Like Me, Camp Fear, The Story of ‘D’, Lucky Strike, Art Burn, One J at a Time, Life in the Past Lane, Aunt Nauseam, Prize Fighters, My Night at Daria’s, Boxing Daria

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buttergin:

still the best reference disney ever made

How To Train Your Dragon 2

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lalondes:

HOMESTAR RUNNER: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

The year is 2003. It is a kinder time, a simpler time.

Every single one of your classmates knows how to draw Trogdor the Burninator - first, you draw an S, then you draw a more different S.

"Everybody to the Limit" is a staple at middle school dances.

Your best friend’s little brother owns a plush The Cheat, and you can kick it, and it makes noise.

The year is 2003, the golden age of Homestar Runner.

Basically, every online content creator, every webcomic artist, every YouTube entertainer, owes Homestar Runner a shitload.

Once upon a time, Homestar Runner was the definitive Flash site, an online destination for kids and immature grown-ups alike, fielding millions of hits and thousands of e-mails a day.

Homestar Runner, the earnest athlete with a pure heart and a love for mankind, and his arch-nemesis, Strong Bad, a wrestler with a penchant for issuing snarky responses to fanmail, defined a generation through weird, surrealist Flash cartoons tinged with outdated pop cultural references.

Ten years later, there’s a new generation of Internetters who have never experienced the pure, unadulterated joy of H-Star-R, and that breaks my heart. 

So, here, I’ve compiled this beginner’s guide to Homestar Runner. Every cartoon on this list is shorter than five minutes. Get into it. Do yourself a favour.

STEP ONE: STRONG BAD E-MAILS

  1. dragon
  2. techno
  3. comic
  4. japanese cartoon
  5. caper
  6. stunt double
  7. kids’ book
  8. caffeine
  9. army
  10. different town
  11. crying
  12. for kids
  13. montage
  14. bedtime story
  15. hygiene

STEP TWO: TEEN GIRL SQUAD

Episodes #1-15 are available here. Watch them all.

STEP THREE: SHORTS

  1. An Important Rap Song
  2. Where My Hat Is At?
  3. Best Caper Ever
  4. Play Date
  5. The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw
  6. One Two, One Two
  7. Fluffy Puff Commercial

STEP FOUR: TOONS

  1. A Jorb Well Done
  2. Cool Things
  3. Date Nite
  4. DNA Evidence
  5. A Folky Tale

Matt Chapman, the brother who did most of the voices, went to FSU. At one point I went over there for a party and met him and got him to record the outgoing message on my voicemail. I felt like a god.

Ima go pour out a 40 of melonade in memory of the H star R.

This is important.

yn