- SMWI* = Saturday morning workout inspiration.
- For more background on Totoro and the Japanese animation film, connect here and here. “Totoro is a giant, friendly forest spirit. He spends most of his time sleeping in a hole in a tree. He doesn’t speak, instead communicating by loud bellows.” (My family would concur with this description of me excluding friendly spirit part.)
- Image Source: Implicit-egotist
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 classic The Little Prince is one of the best-selling books of all time. It has now been adapted into a papercraft animated film scheduled for release in 2015. Here’s a short (and beautiful) French trailer of what’s coming.
Find the English language film trailer for The Little Prince here: The Little Prince Trailer
Credits: Thank you SensualStarfish
Tortoro is on the right. (I think.) Totoro is a giant, friendly forest spirit. He spends most of his time sleeping in a hole in a tree. He doesn’t speak, instead communicating by loud bellows that, it seems, only the other Totoros and the Cat Bus can understand. He is very friendly to Mei and Satsuki. He can make trees grow much faster than normal.
My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film which tells the story of the two young daughters (Satsuki and Mei) of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. The film won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award for Best Film in 1988.
For those that don’t get it… Think Shrek (2001). Donkey (voice by Eddie Murphy) to Shrek:
“We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I’m making waffles!
And for those of you who missed it, here’s a short clip of the actual scene (classic!): [Read more…]
This was Animated Banksy #2 and here’s Animated Banksy #9: [Read more…]
“Eyvind Earle (1916 – 2000) was an American artist, author and illustrator. He was noted for his contribution to the background illustration and styling of Disney animated files in the 1950s.” See link below for more magic and big color…
Source: Eyvind Earlie @ Wikipaintings.org – “Big Sur” (1991). “Valley” (1974). “Autumn Sunset” (1987)
“Hello, I Like You” is a short two-minute film which is described by its creators, Brooklyn’s Mixtape Club, as a “highly condensed happiness espresso.” It was originally commissioned to convey happiness. I think they nail it. I’ve watched it 7 times before posting. It’s a sensory experience for the ears, eyes and head. (Turn volume up now)