So I received a message on here a few weeks ago which I’ve only just seen now (I’m sorry!) and honestly it really confused me, although I’ve been using wordpress for almost a year now, it’s still new to me and I’m not 100% sure how to use it to it’s fullest so when I received a message from herrdelta saying that I had been nominated for a Mystery Blogger Award, I had to re-read the message a few times as I couldn’t understand what had happened! I think… I’ve got it now though so thank you so much herrdelta from the blog; splitxscreens, honestly I’m so inexperienced with blogging I haven’t actually looked through who follows my blog or searched for blogs in particular so if it hadn’t been for this, I probably wouldn’t have found their blog, I read their article; Writing with Equality: Bucking Tropes & Trends – Part One & Writing with Equality: Bucking Tropes & Trends – Part Two, I had never noticed this sci-fi trope!! Itf’s unbelievably eye opening so thank you for writing about that topic and for nominating me, I had a random influx of views on my blog yesterday and I really couldn’t figure it out, it must have been you, so thank you again!
and now it’s my turn! (I really hope I’m doing this right…)
I’m not sure what it was that drew me to this film initially, possibly the beautiful character designs, the fact one of my favourite actresses is in it or maybe even because I’ve secretly always wanted to be a ballerina myself.
For fans of: Tangled, The Miraculous Ladybug, ballet or dance in general
PS: this is the start of (hopefully!) a new series on my blog where I review a different animated film every week which isn’t made by a mainstream animation studio, eg: Disney, DreamWorks, BlueSky, Illumination, etc.
Just like a lot of other people today, I woke up to the news that DreamWorks have plans to release a sequel to the questionable; The Boss Baby, part of me was surprised and part of me saw this coming. I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact a film that was so slated on the internet could possibly be successful enough for a sequel, the weirdest part is; The Boss Baby is actually the 49th highest grossing animated film of all time, that’s right in a world of such amazing animated films like Spirited Away, How To Train Your Dragon and Coraline, The Boss Baby made it into the top 50.
This got me thinking about other films that have been teased relentlessly online but that actually did really well at the box office, for example: Minions, who thought the world needed more minions? Well whoever did must be proud as it’s actually the 2nd highest grossing animated movie of all time. I know, I know; take a moment. With The Emoji Movie set for release this summer, I thought now was the best time to try to figure out what it is that gets people into the cinema to see animated films and what I believe contributed to their success.
Just a note: I’m not saying that these are the exact reason that these films were successful, nor am I saying that if you include these things your animated film it will be successful, I’m just theorising. I will only be focusing on a select few films within the top 50 highest grossing animated films otherwise this post will never get finished.
Following on from last week’s gaming post, I decided to do another similar post as I don’t vary this blog as much as I’d like to.
As I mentioned before in my other Animal Crossing post on nerdoutwordout.com and in Podcasts, I’ve been playing Animal Crossing for just over 10 years now from the GameCube game to the DS to the Wii and now onto the 3DS (i’m not counting the Wii U spin off game) and over the years, a lot of features were added/dropped from console to console so I decided to add up all my favourite features of each game to make the perfect animal crossing game!
Disclaimer: Although I have Animal Crossing on the GameCube and did try to write about it, I haven’t actually played that much of it and it was so long ago that honestly, I don’t remember so I’m just going to count Wild World (DS), City Folk (Wii) & New Leaf (3DS)
Even though Kingdom Hearts is one of my favourite things in the whole world, I don’t seem to write a lot about it on this blog so this is me attempting to change that! In this blog post I’m going to list in no particular order; my favourite worlds within the Kingdom Hearts franchise, this means from the first Kingdom Hearts game all the way through to the latest: Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage.
This blog post is really for those of you who have played some if not most of the Kingdom Hearts games as I will be discussing plot points which you would have never heard of if you haven’t played at least one of the games.
Without further ado…
I’ve been wanting to do a list like this for a while now but I always start planning it and struggle to narrow it down, so here is another attempt! I’m going to try and keep it varied but don’t be surprised if you find a couple of Disney entries on here because of the genius that is Alan Menken. I’m going to try to stick with original soundtracks for this rather than soundtracks that feature songs from various artists, otherwise it would just take too long to narrow down.
As always, in no particular order…
I recently had to write a University essay on film adaptations and it inspired me to make a blog post on my favourite films that were adapted from books, so if you enjoy the film, you can go try the book out!
So once again, in no particular order…