I LOVE ASTRID’S FACE. I JUST WANT TO STARE AT IT FOR 300 YEARS. SHE HAS SO MUCH EMOTION IN HER FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND SHE’S GORGEOUS
ALSO LOOK AT HER BOTTOM LIP IN THE FIRST GIF. SEE HOW HICCUPS FINGER IS PUSHING IT TO THE SIDE VERY SLIGHTLY?! SO. MUCH. FREAKING. DETAIL. I WANT. TO. SCREAM.
yes but look at the reflection in her eyes holy dreamworks
I always get a little annoyed when people say the best part of any animation is the reflections. In conventional hand drawn animation, reflections show the artists true skill fairly well, but in CGI, reflections are generally fairly easy. Using reflection mapping, all the animators have to do is load up a render of the already created environment onto the eye texture and the software will automatically apply it to the surface after it is given sets of parameters for reflectivity. This is far simpler and potentially better looking than creating a brand new texture from scratch.
Not saying that “Oh, dreamworks is lazy, they didn’t put any effort into reflections blah blah” I’m just saying there are far more interesting and more labor-intensive features to ogle at, smooth movement being the chief among these. Saying the reflections are the best part is kinda like saying the most impressive part of a song is the sampled audio.
do you ever wonder how many tourist photos you’re in the background of
THIS WILL BE SUCH A LONG MARATHON AND I AM SO READY
That’s prob about 12 hours
extended lotr alone is 11 hours and 22 minutes.
to watch the extended versions of both the hobbit and lord of the rings it would take roughly 20 hours i can’t wait
lets include the animated series. that will be an entire day
It’s not his fault. You know that.
Heart breaking. But the amaizing thing about this is Hiccup’s face, In the third gif you can see his grief, his angry and sad at the same time, his eyebrows express so much. And don’t ever get me started with Toothless. :’(
WHOAT WAIT STOP JUSt STOP EVERYTHING.
I JUST NOTICED SOMETHING
THE SECOND TO LAST GIF
TOOTHLESS LOOKS LIKE HE’S SAYING “Hiccup?” LIKE HE’S CONFUSED, SCARED, WORRIED, HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON, WHAT HAPPENED. WHY IS HIS BEST FRIEND MAD AT HIM? HICCUP? WHAT DID I DO?
I blame whoever posted the gif set about toothless doin’ the “baby Boo thing”
#but you know what killed me about this scene#it was ASTRID’S face#when hiccup makes the move to shoo away toothless you see her face contort into one of HORROR#because come on we all know who first witnessed their relationship from the start#their forbidden friendship#it was HER#she was the first to understand and accept it#and she has no doubt witnessed this unfold into something huge#toothless is hiccup’s best friend#and astrid just looks so horrified when she realizes he’s going to push that away xguardianship
u adorable lil shit ;u;
I literally just went from aw to wtf.
NO BUT THIS IS WHY I LOVE LAIKA THO,
there was this big uproar over a character from paranormal being gay, so what do they do? next movie, they make a commercial that THROWS THE GAY IN YOUR FACE. They’re literally not being subtle at all about their queer representation and I fucking love them for it
Throw the gay in your face is perhaps the best thing I’ve heard all week.
Reblogging for the first comment tho
Anyone else feel like Jack Frost is maybe somewhat sort of distantly related to Roxas of Kingdom Hearts? Maybe?