The Good Dinosaur Brings Back the Good Old Disney Magic

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Photo source: zitomedia.net

Pixar’s new animation “The Good Dinosaur” arrived in the cinema a few days ago. From the creators of “Toy Story”, the new movie once again brings a fun theory to the screen. What if the prehistoric giants have never gone extinct, and they came across our ancestors? With several more millions of years of history, could they be more intelligent than human? This concept amazed me already at the very beginning of the movie, and I was super excited to find out how it develops. Yet, the story takes quite a different path as it progresses. I can’t say the way it plays out is bad, because it’s not. The movie is fun and inspiring, and it brought me to tears several times. I love the screenplay very much, but there’s one voice in my head that hopes it could have gone the other way. Continue reading “The Good Dinosaur Brings Back the Good Old Disney Magic”

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Pixar’s Inside Out Has Addressed the One Major Key About Mental Health

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Photo source: forbes.com

Pixar Animation Studio never fails to warm our hearts with great stories that not only are children’s favorites, but also great materials for adults to enjoy. We had our hearts broken for Carl and Ellie’s love story; our tears shed for Wall-E’s innocent love; and our fists clenched for all the adventures we went through with Woody, Buzz, Sullivan, Nemo, The Incredibles… Oh man, I can’t stop. Just when I thought the stories couldn’t get any better, Pixar’s new feature film ‘Inside Out’ once again blew my mind away. It was a brilliant story with great life wisdom, and something that would actually mean more to a grown up.

The story started out with the common ideology about happiness

This is what happens in our brain when we're making new memories! Photo source: disney.wikia.com
Memory balls
Photo source: disney.wikia.com

The film visualized our memories with shiny, metallic balls, which its color represents the emotion that the memory ties to. When the main character – Riley grew up happy, her core memories were consist of all golden memory balls. That was great, because filling up our life with happy memories is what considered to be our ultimate goal. So it’s only normal to let Joy takes over, the conscious in our mind that’s in charge of happiness. “We should face any life circumstance there is with joy”, because positivity is what gets us through, nothing else. The irony reflected in Inside Out was real, how many times have we been told that in order to feel happy, we must keep our sadness in check? And not to let bad emotions take over our mind because they are destructive and undesirable? Continue reading “Pixar’s Inside Out Has Addressed the One Major Key About Mental Health”

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Could Have Been Better

…but it wasn’t.

It bugs me a lot that the sequel of the hit animation film by Dreamworks studio didn’t end up brilliant. “How To Train Your Dragon” is an amazing film, and in my opinion, the best work from Dreamworks. The characters and story line are brilliantly designed and carried out. It makes you laugh and cry at the same time, and you would crave for more when the credit rolls. The sequel that released this summer was certainly one of the most anticipated film this year, but something isn’t right about this new story.

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Frozen – The musical animation is back!

The latest holiday movie by the Disney animation studio – Frozen is a lovely, fun, and heart-warming story. The very production house who created many classics since 1930s (including most of my favourites: Cinderella, Lion King, Little Mermaid, and more) has made another classic again. And I’m so excited they brought the musical back! For once I thought they were never gonna do this again, since the last two productions, Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph, aren’t really that much of a musical. I’m happy that my guessing was wrong.

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Photo credit: apple.com

Frozen is a story about two princesses. The elder sister, Elsa, was born with the magic power of freezing things; and the younger one, Anna, is a normal but charming, passionate girl who loves to have fun and play. One incident of Anna injuring from playing with Elsa’s magic has determined their parents (the king and queen) that Elsa must conceal her magic and stopped making contact with people. Just when you thought things have turned bad enough for the sisters, their parents died from a shipwreck not long after, leaving them alone in the castle. As much as they need each other for consolation, Elsa insisted on holding on to what her parents had taught her: closing herself off from the world. The story begins when Elsa accidentally lost control of her magic during her coronation day. She ran away to the mountain in fear and Anna set out to find her.

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