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(There was a call to make an LJ post today, so since I was thinking about how Hufflepuff gets absolutely no love the other day, you get my sorry attempts at fic.)

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

young-angry-and-fabulous:

disneyforprincesses:

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.

Reblogging over here. French animation tends to do better with diversity than Disney does, hahaha.

I should add “Le Tableau” which is really beautiful, especially if you love art. This movie is highly poetic !

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"A château, flowering gardens, a threatening forest, here is what, for mysterious reasons, a Painter has left incomplete. Three kinds of characters live in this painting: the Toupins, who are entirely painted, the Pafinis, who lack a few colors, and the Reufs, who are only sketches. Considering themselves superior, the Toupins take over power, chase the Pafinis from the château, and enslave the Reufs. Convinced that only the Painter can restore harmony by finishing the painting, Ramo, Lola, and Plume decided to go looking for him. Throughout the adventure, questions will follow one after the other: What has become of the Painter? Why did he abandon them? Why did he begin destroying some of his paintings? Will they one day know the Painter’s secret?"

I would highly recommend Ernest & Celestine as the animation is beautiful, the characters are really moving and the story conveys a great message about love, friendship and oppression.

Another thing : have you seen how these amazing movies lost to american big productions ?

cassarilla:

숟가락/스푼 = spoon
포크 = fork
칼 = knife
젓가락 = chopsticks
접시 = plate
그릇 = bowl
컵 = cup
주걱 = rice scoop, spatula
집게 = serving tongs
냄비 = pot, saucepan
돌솥 = stone pot
프라이팬 = frying pan
사진: 창덕궁, 서울 (Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul)

cassarilla:

숟가락/스푼 = spoon

포크 = fork

= knife

젓가락 = chopsticks

접시 = plate

그릇 = bowl

= cup

주걱 = rice scoop, spatula

집게 = serving tongs

냄비 = pot, saucepan

돌솥 = stone pot

프라이팬 = frying pan

사진: 창덕궁, 서울 (Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul)

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  • "English is the hardest and most complex language in the world."
  • "Chinese and Japanese are more complex than English because they have such a big alphabet."
  • "'Irregardless' and 'ain't' are not words."
  • "Educated people have better language skills than uneducated people."
  • "Sign languages are not real languages. Deaf people don't need sign language cause they can just read lips."
  • "French, Spanish, and Italian came from Latin. And so did English."
  • "Children shouldn't go to school with a lot of non-English speaking kids, cause it'll corrupt their English."
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There’s two types of anger one is dry and the other wet and basically wet anger is when your eyes water and your voice shakes and I hate that cause I feel weak when I’m crying while angry I like dry anger when your face is like stone and your voice is sharp I guess wet anger shows that you care too much and dry anger means you’re done.

This is the best description ever

Don’t forget cold anger: where you don’t care who you hurt and nothing matters at all.

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IMC RYING OVER THESE SPONGEBOB NOODLES

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golgathor:

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BECAUSE LIKE

IT’S IN FRENCH TOO SO ALL THEIR NAMES ARE IN FRENCH ON THE SIDE LIKE WE GO MISTER CRABS AND PATRICK

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OKAY THIS MAKES SENSE EVERYTHING IS GOOD HERE THEN THERE IS SANDY AND GARY

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THIS IS FINE AND THEN THERE IS SPONGEBOB

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ALL GOOD SO WHERE IS THE PROBLEM?

SQUIDWARD.

I MEAN I JUST

YOU THINK OKAY ITS GONNA HAVE SQUID IN IT RIGHT?

NO INSTEAD YOU JUST GET

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CARLO

C A R L O

In German, he’s called Thaddäus Tentakel

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