What would you do if you inherited a genie and were granted three wishes? Would you let the power corrupt you, or would you use its power to make your dreams come true? Would you be tempted to bend the rules hoping that the genie’s power can warp reality to fit your desires? In the Disney film Aladdin, Aladdin is given that choice to use the genie to earn fame, riches, or the woman of his dreams, a passionate, strong-willed, and fiery Princess.
Recently, indie video game companies have created stunning animation and game design making them a competition against other gaming companies. Some are based on fears we have as children, while others take a page out of the history books. There are some who theorize the game, Bendy and the Ink Machine, is based on the feud Walt Disney had with Iwerks, a fellow animator while others see it as a tribute to how dark cartoons can become.
There are many who believe in the humanization of Death and that his task is to collect the souls that have gone astray. There are many myths surrounding the personification of death and the creation of his famous scythe. Funimation created the animated show Soul Eater to give an explanation on how the weapons used by Death were created.
Many fans of Nickelodeon were introduced to a new hero named Aaog in Avatar: The Last Airbender. The animated show ran for three seasons before its story was complete and a sequel was created. The show has influences of Budish beliefs, war, and human’s connections to nature through the four core elements.
What if you had to leave everything behind and start a new life at the age of thirteen? Find a new place to live, discover a career, and live completely alone without your family or friends? For a witch named Kuki, this is the age where they complete a year of private study and find a chance to discover who she is.
The Haunted Mansion was a film Disney created after the success of the haunted attraction at the amusement parks owned by Disney. The film takes place at Gracey Manor where the ghostly servants and owner of the manor are cursed to stay trapped inside. Sarah Evens inherits the manor and with her husband and two children embarks on a journey that will change their lives forever.
The Shrek series created by DreamWorks is a popular series of films that take a unique twist on faerytales. Scared Shrekless is a Halloween film created for the spooky holiday. The film shows how Shrek and his friends spend Halloween when the family of ogres aren’t busy scaring humans.
The Day of the Dead falls on Halloween and is celebrated in the Mexican culture. Their holiday focuses on memories and having a day to remember and celebrate family, including those of the living and of the dead. The Book of Life by 20th Century Fox decided to create a film taking a unique twist on the meaning of the holiday
What if there was a world where everything was upside down of what you thought you once knew? That there was another world filled with living chess pieces, tea parties and an evil red queen? Where being mad is the norm and insanity is logical thoughts? Alice in Wonderland by Disney creates a world that unique and out of the norm.
What if there was a power that allowed you to change the world? To hear people’s thoughts, change their emotions or memories? To make them obedient without question? For those gifted with the power of Geass, these powers are both a blessing and a curse.