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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In 2006 Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada presented World of Shadows: Phantom The Ballet - ballet by Igor Dobrovolskiy. There are the Persian and the torture chamber in this ballet, and the Phantom is assisted by five dancers in scarlet dresses. The action takes place half in real world, half in fictional world, imagined by the Phantom. The story of the Phantom, expressed with dance, is still impressed as with songs. The music by Sergei Rachmaninoff (with additional music by Francis Poulenc) suits the Phantom almost perfectly, I think. The ballet is still on stage!

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imagine a video game where you create a hero whose destiny is to save everyone, but throughout the game you start making harder and more questionable decisions, and the game gets darker and darker. and in the end you’re just standing there, clutching the controller and finally realizing you were playing the villain all along




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Since there’s  a compilation post or two going around, I figure’d I’d make one myself of just my personal favorites from the project- you know, in hopes that it will circulate and replace some of the illos that are hard for me to look at ;)

Illustrations from the Curse of Maleficent

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Sorry for the delay! Here is Minako. ♥

I think I’m going to go back and make some adjustments to Rei and Ami and then I will release all 4 girls as a wallpaper pack because I’ve gotten some requests for that.

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