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.
That “it’s fine to be weird” gif from Hannibal came up on my dash and just reminds me how disgusting it is that everyone is different from the majority in some way and yet society has it engrained into everyone’s mind that differences need to be scorned, those with differences need to keep it to themselves and be ashamed of a part of them. That’s the reason so many people feel like shit all the time, simply because they think they’re not allowed to be themselves. Isn’t that just disgusting? And most everyone does it to each other.
and the worst things is that it’s this attitude that puts ppl at risk of being under hannibal’s influence. “kind but hurt” and “strange and well meaning” weird gets put in the same category as “evil cannibalism” and “haha feed ppl their limbs” weird. like… uggggh
By Julia Ioffe, The New Republic
Today, the Western press caught up with the Ukrainian rumor mill: apparently, the People’s Republic of Donetsk had ordered all Jews over the age of 16 to pay a fee of $50 U.S. and register with the new “authorities,” or face loss of citizenship or expulsion. This was laid out in officious-looking fliers pasted on the local synagogue. One local snapped a photo of the fliers and sent it to a friend in Israel, who then took it to the Israeli press and, voila, an international scandal: American Twitter is abuzz with it, Drudge is hawking it, and, today in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry slammed the fliers as “grotesque.”
The Donetsk Jewish community dismissed this as “a provocation,” which it clearly is. “It’s an obvious provocation designed to get this exact response, going all the way up to Kerry,” says Fyodr Lukyanov, editor of Russia in Global Affairs. ”I have no doubt that there is a sizeable community of anti-Semites on both sides of the barricades, but for one of them to do something this stupid—this is done to compromise the pro-Russian groups in the east.”
Hopefully but I dunno
The Jewish community is being overtly threatened. I don’t know where the fuck ‘relax’ comes into it. It obviously is a provocation, that doesn’t mean people aren’t legitimately frightened. And Lukyanov is a policy analyst. Yes, it is designed to get this response. Beating up Jews in the streets will also be designed to get a response.
This is a really dishonest piece of work. TNR should be ashamed.
It doesn’t matter who did it, or if it’s “fake”. The response is real. The sentiment, the fear, the intention of frightening and threatening Jews, is real.
You should only be on guard when the Western propaganda machine is slandering the glorious DPRK. In all other cases of actual institutionalized oppression - relax!