Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

skunkandburningtires:

James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

From the film’s IndieGo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

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sharkchunks:

disneypixar:

A trip down sensory lane.

Filmmakers take note- This five second scene not only fully describes a characters backstory, but the entire reason he acts the way he acts through the film, taking him from a villain to a sympathetic character and justifying a total reversal of his actions in the present. In five seconds, this movie does for the development of a character more than most movies do in two hours. This is why you should be studying Disney and Pixar along with Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick, and ignoring professors and elitist students who deride them as “kids stuff.”

sharkchunks:

disneypixar:

A trip down sensory lane.

Filmmakers take note- This five second scene not only fully describes a characters backstory, but the entire reason he acts the way he acts through the film, taking him from a villain to a sympathetic character and justifying a total reversal of his actions in the present. In five seconds, this movie does for the development of a character more than most movies do in two hours. This is why you should be studying Disney and Pixar along with Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick, and ignoring professors and elitist students who deride them as “kids stuff.”

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neil-gaiman:

masochismtango:

neil-gaiman:

The glorious Chris Riddell cover to THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE, my strange (but Locus Award winning) story about an almost Snow White and a kind of Sleeping Beauty. Coming out from Bloomsbury the week of Hallowe’en.
View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay 

IS THIS THE STORY THAT NEIL GAIMAN READ TO US TWO YEARS AGO AT BARD COLLEGE!?!?!?!?!

One and the same, although what I read you was the first draft, and this is the (Locus Award winning) second draft…

The Locus Award winning second draft…good distinction. :D

neil-gaiman:

masochismtango:

neil-gaiman:

The glorious Chris Riddell cover to THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE, my strange (but Locus Award winning) story about an almost Snow White and a kind of Sleeping Beauty. Coming out from Bloomsbury the week of Hallowe’en.

View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay

IS THIS THE STORY THAT NEIL GAIMAN READ TO US TWO YEARS AGO AT BARD COLLEGE!?!?!?!?!

One and the same, although what I read you was the first draft, and this is the (Locus Award winning) second draft…

The Locus Award winning second draft…good distinction. :D


fiendfyred:

Be not afraid of greatness…

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Q
imagine a dragon who hoarded librarians and every so often knights come to rescue them and the librarians get very upset because the dragon is quiet and reshelves everything neatly and the knights are Very Annoying
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niwandajones:

accrementitious:

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

can I just

Yes please?

This is wonderful, assuming the dragon also shelves things correctly. Lord knows that the knights wouldn’t.


airspaniel:

drunkwario:

Anon hate from the late 1800’s.

What I love most about this is that this person was SO INCENSED at the recipient that they couldn’t even wait the days/weeks it would take for the mail to go through. No, they had to say “FUCK YOU” as soon as fucking possible and, AND, let the recipient that they were not done with the fuck you, nay, this was merely the first volley in what would undoubtably be a dressing down of Biblical proportions.

airspaniel:

drunkwario:

Anon hate from the late 1800’s.

What I love most about this is that this person was SO INCENSED at the recipient that they couldn’t even wait the days/weeks it would take for the mail to go through. No, they had to say “FUCK YOU” as soon as fucking possible and, AND, let the recipient that they were not done with the fuck you, nay, this was merely the first volley in what would undoubtably be a dressing down of Biblical proportions.

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ben-c:

ifbuteverythought:

vinebox:

My typical school day

As a teacher, I wish one of my students would say this. I would die laughing and then remember I’m supposed to be the adult in the room. 

WHY IS THIS TINY CHILD FUNNIER THAN ME

He will be an amazing scriptwriter one day

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okayaugustuswatersokay:

fishingboatproceeds:

Sometimes I think about how weird I find other people’s religious beliefs, and then I remember I’m afraid to pee on a plane because at some point long ago I decided it was bad luck.

Our fearless leader ladies and gentlemen. 

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