“You deserve better than me. I know that now. Will you ever forgive me?”
More fanart to come I’m sure, but these characters have just such incredible designs, I couldn’t not draw them again. They are much more on model this time too yay <3 I love these two together, they are the cutest thing, I can’t!
The Book of Life was spectacular <3
Definitely my favorite animated film in years!
So, taking a quick look at the BluRay of episode 2…
I feel kind of sorry for Ami. Even the BluRay editor didn’t really know how to fix the scene with her wonky face. It’s way improved, but still fucked up.
I thought they’d at least fix up the crappy long-distance shots, but anything that isn’t Main Characters didn’t really get retouched. So we still have that crowd scene with CLAMP noodle people.
I’m kind of mad they didn’t at least fix Mercury’s transformation. Hers is definitely the worst in terms of quality, but we still have shitty low quality bubbles and that weird gray fuzzy outline like a bad Photoshop cutout.
Also, if you were scared that we’d lose Big Booty Luna, NO WORRIES! Apparently Toei Japan also have no idea what a cat looks like, so they just kind of left it alone.
I noticed there’s still a few errors from the Web version left, such as the fuckups during the bed scene, and the Disguise Pen still missing in some scenes. I also noticed a part where they added the Disguise Pen, but her collar now vanishes forth and back instead as she moves.
So yeah. Quality control is still not that great. The animation (as in movement) is still crap, so they’re not fixing that either (which I figured, but I still hoped, sigh…).
So even with the BluRay that is their main cashgrab for this show, they fucked up.
TOEI, you had one job, but I’m not even surprised anymore.
Anywho, I still hope that the people who did buy it are happy, because at this point that’s all that matters.
When I saw the Blu-Ray preview video and noticed the buetiful hand that started it all was still there, I figured there were way too many errors the first time around for everything to be fixed. What is really disappointing, especially after seeing Venus’ transformation, is they didn’t go back and try and fix Mercury’s (and I assume Moon’s) transformation to bring it up to snuff.
I do hope those who bought it are satisfied with their purchase. I know there are people out there who enjoy the show, flaws and all. And that’s fine.
This, however, cements it for me: I will not be buying Crystal.
MMm, yes, the fact that everyone knew how to fly and defy gravity in this episode bothered me. I could more easily forgive the senshi for doing it cuz hey magical girls. Not too much better to be honest, but I can let it slide. But Mamoru acknowledged that he has no powers, he’s just some guy who likes playing dapper superhero dress up. It could have been fixed by maybe having the characters positioned at a more realistic height for the fight scene. But honestly it was only one of many problems as usual.
Former Ghibli animator Hiroshi Shimizu will be the animation director of canadian “Urbance” TV series.
But the project still need support on Kickstarter :
Tonight’s Doujin rough sketch. Sesshomaru-sama!
I swear, every time he appears I sigh and then go through my mental checklist: Armor? Check. Tassle things? check. Furry boa thing? check. moody scowl? check. What else? Crap, markings check. I’m done! Oh wait, all of his stupid patterns. Hng Okay now I’m done. Wait Fuckkkk swords. OK.
I know I complain about it a lot. But…. Every. Time.
Concept art and animation panels for Treasure Planet 2
Before Treasure Planet was shown in cinemas, Thomas Schumacher, then president of Walt Disney Feature Animation, mentioned the possibilities of having direct-to-video releases for Treasure Planet as well as a television series. He stated that they already had “a story and some storyboards and concepts up and a script for what a sequel to [Treasure Planet] could be,” and that they also had a “notion” of what the series would be.
Director Jun Falkenstein and screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos began early development on Treasure Planet 2. In the sequel, Jim Hawkins and Kate, his love interest and classmate at the Royal Interstellar Academy, must team with Long John Silver to stop the villainous Ironbeard from freeing the inmates of Botany Bay Prison Asteroid. Willem Dafoe was set to voice Ironbeard. The sequel was canceled when Treasure Planet disappointed at the box office.
Some interesting Disney animation history popped up in my dashboard this morning. Artists on the project include:
- Jun Falkenstein (storyboard artist for Despicable Me, director of The Tigger Movie)
- Emil Mitev (Iron Giant, Road to El Dorado)
- Yarrow Cheney (Despicable Me 1 &2, Curious George — you really should check out his portfolio, wow!)
- Mike Inman (background painter for shows like Avatar: the Last Airbender, Scooby Doo reboots, Angry Beavers, Spider-Man and more)
- Ken Boyer (animator of the hyenas in The Lion King as well as dozens of television shows you probably recognize. Take a look at his portfolio!).
Here are a few more images from the film / television series that never was.
Here’s Jim at the Academy. We miss you, ponytail.
Here’s a second concept by director Jun Falkenstein.
Animator / Director Jun Falksenstein, 2002
Yarrow Cheney’s “Silver Fish” concept
Rest in Peace, Treasure Planet 2. Or better yet, may you one day actually exist…
- Courtney (HarmonicaCave)
It’s cool if you think so! I’m sure in a lot of ways they do balance each other out, and I think it’s great if people can see the silver lining that I can’t.
For me though it feels like the scale is always to extremes. It’s too antagonistic/stressful. Like… the arguing and bickering and “I like you so I guess I’ll pull your hair” thing is too much and beyond all that tension and attraction they actually have very little in common. Like, I can’t imagine them together without them bickering and it’s always epic misunderstandings with them. Like… neither person ever just wants to just talk about their problems and work it out. I mean, it’s fun to watch them go at it, but I don’t know if it’s a great basis for a relationship. To me it seems like a toxic environment for resentment especially if you’re married to it. But hey maybe they’ve mellowed out once they’re married. I’m sure if anything they’ll both be stubborn enough to try to make it work. (just painful to watch sometimes though)