My copy of the Disney Princess 2022 calendar from Grupo Erik finally arrived ❤
Since I couldn't choose between this one and the Frozen 2022 calendar (also from Grupo Erik), I decided to get both! This one took a little longer to arrive but it was worth it. As I've mentioned in several posts earlier this year, I love the new marketing style Disney has been using for the princesses, putting them in more dynamic poses and actually interacting with each other. The art in this calendar is gorgeous, so of course I wanted to make HD scans. You can find scans of all the calendar pages, as well as the pull-out poster, below.
Like my other calendar scans, the pages for these are slightly cropped since they're larger than my scanner, but I did my best to keep the main part of each picture intact. I also tried to clean up any cut-off text or other blemishes as much as I could. Enjoy! As always, feel free to use the images as you like, but giving me credit would be nice ;)
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Though Frozen has it's flaws, I feel like the worst thing about the movie was that mass-hysteria that took over people and made them think it did things that it didn't.
"Frozen is the first Disney movie focusing on sisterly love" No, that was Lilo & Stitch.
"Frozen is the first Disney movie that doesn't have the leading princess obsessing over romance" Nope, it was the first to not have the leading princess have a romantic subplot. In many of the other movies (Mulan, Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid) the character HAS a love interest, and some even were looking for romance but they were not OBSESSED with it. Saying a woman is never allowed to want love isn't more progressive than saying she is never allowed to want anything beyond marriage and kids (also, Elsa is a QUEEN, dipshits).
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I made a video about everything culturally right and wrong with Mulan 1998!
What you can expect from this video:
PS when I first liveblogged this movie on Twitter, two actual artists who worked on Mulan showed up and added their commentary!
(all included on screen in the video!)
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No, you know what sounds to me like a valid reason not to give money to the new Disney Mulan? The fact they filmed it in Xinjiang, working with the local authorities involved in the Uyghur concentration camps.
Not the lack of a talking dragon.
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Short post about filming C-dramas - Hengdian
So I noticed a lot of people keep commenting that sets and “cities” in C-dramas that had basically no budget as being super pretty and that they can’t believe they managed that with no money. Here's the thing: Many C-drama are filmed in Hengdian. There are a few other filming studios that are also popular, but I would say Hengdian is in the top 3, or maybe top 1.
Hengdian is one of the largest film studios in the world and is one of the most popular places to film a period drama (area total of 3,3 km2 and building areas of 495,995 m2).
If I remember correctly, there are at least 13 shooting bases. Some buildings, palaces, areas are made in the style of Qin and Han dynasty, others are exact replicas of certain buildings (like Yuanming Yuan, the old summer palace).
It's FREE to film in Hengdian. How do they stay in business, you ask? They make the money from hotels, restaurants, and renting out equipment & costumes. Some dramas or movies take only 1 month to film, others can take several months. Also Hengdian is huge, if you couldn’t tell, so there can be several film crews working at the same time.
I would also like to point out that you can visit as a tourist.
So far there are over 1200 films and C-dramas that have been filmed in Hengdian! Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero, The Forbidden Kingdom, Mulan are some films that were filmed there.
If you watch other Chinese period dramas, you will recognize several buildings. Some C-dramas in recent years you might recognize are Once Upon A Time in Lingjian Mountain, Joy of Life, The Untamed, Word of Honor.
Like this one! Recognize it? It’s where they had that boyband karaoke consert thing in Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain
Click here for a clip of the concert haha
July 3 2021
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