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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.
Reblogging over here. French animation tends to do better with diversity than Disney does, hahaha.
The two of these I’ve seen are excellent so I definitely need to watch the rest. The Illusionist at least I’ve been meaning to watch for ages but never got round to it.
Wait so in order to shoot this commercial they actually gave two little kids dildos and said go fight with these
double wait…they used kids playing with dildos to promote gun safety?
This is fucking amazing to me…
this is amazingly hilariois what
Republicans just killed a bill that would have allowed students to refinance their loans at lower interest rates because rich people would have to pay for part of it.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act didn’t even get past a procedural vote, failing 56-38. Warren said the bill was designed to ease the debts of 40 million Americans who collectively hold nearly $1.3 trillion in loans, at a stunning $30,000 per borrower.
Senate Republicans objected to the inclusion of the so-called Buffett Rule to pay for it, which would have raised income tax rates on rich people who obtain most of their income from investments. Raising taxes is a non-starter for the GOP in both the House and Senate. Just three Republicans signed on with the bill.
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I WISH I only owed $30,000.
I never hated a group of people so much in my life… I fuckin HATE republicans.
Republicans need to GO. THEY NEED TO FUCKING GO.
Some background on the politics of this because I think political reporting tends to contribute to people’s misunderstandings about just what Republican obstructionism is doing.
When the article says the vote failed 56 to 38, what you need to understand is that it failed with 56 votes in favor and 38 against. This was a bipartisan bill, attracted the support of three Republicans and the entire Democratic caucus, a clear majority of the Senate. It failed because Republicans in the Senate are exploiting procedural rules to prevent votes on anything.
It is also worth understanding that the votes they are preventing aren’t even blocking any legislation. This bill would not have passed the House where Republicans hold a majority. Indeed, even if the bill COULD have passed the House with limited GOP support joining with Democrats, the House Republicans follow a standard where only bills with a majority of Republicans supporting it can go to the floor for a vote. So Senate Republicans are obstructing literally just to obstruct. I won’t get into the mess where a the last House election, Democratic candidates actually got a 50.6% majority of the popular vote but this only resulted in 46.2% of the House seats.
Also worth noting here is that Republicans objected to the inclusion of a tax increase to pay for this bill. This is because Republicans have arbitrarily demanded that all new bills be “paid for”. If you are wondering if they held to such strict fiscal responsibility when they were in control of Congress and the Presidency, please refer to the exploding deficits during the Bush administration which inherited balanced budgets. Mind you, this isn’t even necessarily fiscally responsible. At the moment, it is actually extremely inexpensive for the federal government to borrow money. Now is precisely the time to be running responsible deficits in order to stimulate the economy by things like, say, increasing the buying power of young college graduates. Every time a Republican scolds “Washington” for not being able to balance its budgets, understand that every American with a mortgage, a car loan, and (spoiler) student loans isn’t operating with a “balanced” budget by their definition. Because these kinds of investments leading to debt are routine and fiscally healthy. Which is why Republicans always forget about fiscal responsibility when they are spending the money. Because their concern is a sham and they know it.
Except, the new generation of Republicans DON’T actually know that. They’ve swallowed this rhetoric for years and now adhere to it with a religious fervor. And THAT is a scary glimpse into our future.
I’m still so fucking pissed about this.
I learned yesterday that when you see a bee on the ground that isn’t moving, it’s not necessarily dead, it’s probably just dead tired from carrying lots of pollen and needs re-energising. So if you mix a tiny bit of water with some sugar and let it drink it will give it the boost it needs to continue on its way. Bizarrely, this exact thing happened today! I found a knackered bee, mixed up some sugar water, gave it a drink and watched it guzzle and guzzle then suddenly come back to life. It was amazing! Thank you patrick, it was an excellent tip that i’ll never forget and will continue to pass on to others!
ohmyGOSH is that cute and amazing. I am gonna do the thing.
Fighting back never ends in a capitalist society.