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.
When I was growing up, I was introduced to point and click computer games. Many schools used these games for educational and entertainment purposes. For many these games were an introduction to gaming creating a love for other gaming consoles. Broken Age is a point and click game on the Playstation and Windows making many recall the style of games my generation grew up on.
Music is a positive constant in my life. Whenever I feel stressed, saddened, or enraged I find myself using rock music as a constructive outlet. My favorite song from Sleeping With Sirens is from their 2011 album, Let’s Cheers To This and is called If You Can’t Hang. So, Let’s do this! Sleeping With Sirens, a Rock Band Review!
The Addam’s Family was a classic gothic family that was aloof and scary to the residents of the town they resided in. They were known for caring about their family and ensuring that their children knew about their ancient heritage. Despite them being naïve to the society around them they ensured that they always looked out for their own.
Who do the dead call when they struggle to evict the living from their haunting grounds? When they lack their own scare factor and must put up with the living or leave their home? There is one ghost that is seen as a specter and insane even with his own kind, yet he is summoned when ghosts have a problem with the living being summoned after saying his name, Beetlejuice, three times.
How would you react if you stumbled across a teen with scissors for hands? Would you take him home, call the cops, or turn around and leave hoping to never see him again? Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands brings this scenario to life, questioning how accepting people can be about those that appear abnormal in their normal society.
While growing up, I always enjoyed watching animated films by Walt Disney. When I first saw the trailer for Kingdom Hearts, I was elated by the idea of a video game featuring beloved Disney characters while mixing fantasy and adored characters from Final Fantasy. Square Enix captures the well-rounded characters, bright colors, and cherished storylines featured in the Disney classic films.
Animated cartoons have always held my attention due to the story arch and animation. I would watch these cartoons and feel a connection to the characters and the life problems they are going through. Sailor Moon was the first anime I was introduced to featuring a female protagonist working with a female team.