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.
One of the classic animes that focuses on brotherly love and their journey to discover a legendary treasure, The Philosopher’s Stone, is Full Metal Alchemist. The Elric brothers push the boundaries of science and magic by using alchemy, hoping to defy the governing law of equivalent exchange with The Philosophers Stone.
Disney is well-versed in creating films based on tales created by The Brothers Grimm, creating stories many children can identify by name. Rapunzel is the story of the woman with the seventy-foot-long hair. Disney painted a light-hearted tale about a kidnapped princess trapped in the tower, but with The Brothers Grimm’s version, there lies a darker version of the tale.
Many fans of animation films are aware of the two biggest animation studios, which are Disney and Pixar, even with Disney’s recent purchase of 20th Century Fox, both Pixar and Disney are respectfully two of the most recognizable animation studios in the world compared to its competitors DreamWorks, Cartoon Network Studios. Hanna-Barbra, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Warner Bros. Animation Studios, and many others, its hard to remember that there are other animation studios besides Disney and Pixar.