Oky

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  1. @Hulk_Smash Your pics are incredibly blurry, and the text is so tiny and the background is so busy that I can't read it. Here are some more funnies from the Wizarding World! Harry Potter and the Forbidden Substance by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Hermione and the Beast by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Supreme by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
  2. Yeah, I actually don't mind them remaking some of their older movies as they do feel a bit outdated and the animation is only as good as the budget at the time allowed it, especially movies like Dumbo that also had some offensive racial stereotypes, but anything from the Disney Renaissance does not need an update. The only remake of Mulan I'd be interested to see would be an R-rated martial arts movie version, but that's obviously not going to happen. And yeah, with the amount of CGI in these movies, it's hard to even call them live action. I can't imagine a "live action" Lion King to be anything more than just another animated Lion King, but with more realistic rendering, in which case what's the point? Who cares if the lions look a bit more realistic? It just takes away all the charm and expressiveness of the characters. Oh well, as long as they keep producing great animated films along with these remakes, I'll be alright. Speaking of which, we got our first trailer for Coco in front of this movie and it looks very good! It still feels thematically similar to The Book of Life, but seems to have a lot more of a Ratatouille vibe. That bridge looks friggin gorgeous!
  3. I saw the film too and my feelings towards it have not changed from before either as I still have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it is a fairly well made film with a good cast, good effects, and great production design, but the fact that it is a remake of a virtually flawless film still makes it seem pointless and makes it hard not to compare the two, especially when most of the movie is remade shot-for-shot. I did like most of the changes they made as they do help fill in a few gaps in the story, but they don't really justify this remake. LeFou being gay actually made him a more complex and endearing character. In fact, him and Gaston might be my favorite part of the film. I actually disagree with you about Belle and Maurice. I really like Emma Watson and thought she did a fine job, while Maurice was pretty bland aside from one or two scenes compared to his quirky cartoon counterpart. Making him an artist/toy maker and having Belle be the inventor added nothing to her character and just made Maurice more boring. But yeah, the new songs were pretty forgettable and the dissonance between the CGI and live action was distracting at times, especially the digital effects on Beast's face and voice, which obviously affects the acting of anyone interacting with the CGI and breaks the immersion, just like in most movies that involve extensive CGI. In fact, the visuals were the worst part for me due to the Hollywood trend of sucking every ounce of color out of movies in an attempt to make them "more realistic and edgy", which is a big problem when the visuals are the biggest difference from the original. When compared to the cartoon, the movie looks very lifeless and and not enchanting at all. Some of the characters even looked kinda creepy. The fact that the projector in the theater that I saw it in seemed to be darker than it was supposed to be didn't help. Obviously a cartoon is going to have more color than a live action film, but seriously, just look at how drab some of these scenes look! So yeah, when I want to watch Beauty and the Beast again, I will stick with the original. I only went to see this remake with my parents because the original is my mother's favorite Disney movie, and while I did enjoy it, I think it was mostly because of nostalgia for the superior original. I hate how Disney is treating their classic hand-drawn animation as an obsolete art form and is remaking everything in live action as if there was something wrong with the originals being hand-drawn. In my opinion, the hand-crafted animation only made them better. But despite all the boycotts and all our whining, the movie killed it at the box office, so there is no foreseeable end to these remakes.
  4. Agreed. While Prize D has the most figs so far, I think this raffle in general has gotten better and better every year. It's incredibly generous and I look forward to entering again this year if CopMike decides to keep the tradition going!
  5. Holy Christmas in March, Batman! I just got my Manatee D and couldn't be happier! Like others, I had written off the idea of ever owning any of these figs due to their price, and even though I figured that some of them might show up here, I never expected to get ALL of them! I am so thankful that the words "thank you" spontaneously materialize in the air as the Dynamic Duo take on these nefarious ne'er-do-wells in my studio! To CopMike and anyone else involved in this raffle, thank you old chum!
  6. I really like Harley. She's a highly detailed fig and could be used to make a regular nurse, but since you're already planning on getting the Batwing, you may not want to have two Harleys. My other suggestion would be Pink Power Batgirl. She goes well with Fairy Batman and comes with an exclusive pink batarang, plus that way you will have at least one version of Barbara. The Calculator is pretty cool too for his exclusive white armor and printed keypad tile alone. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think it might have to be Vacation Batman.
  7. Cool Brickheadz profile picture!! :laugh::thumbup:

  8. Haha! Very creative MOCs! I especially like the one based on the Doof Warrior's vehicle. You should call that one The Doof Knight Returns!
  9. Those themes were already represented in TLM. There is no timeline in the Lego cinematic universe. All themes coexist with one another as different sections of the Lego world. And seeing as TLM2 is going to be a space musical, we will likely see plenty more Space and Benny.
  10. Thanks! No, the back of that torso is just pink which is too plain and Pink Power Batgirl's torso has the same problems in addition to the wrong shade of pink. I can live with the Batman symbol on her chest. Maybe Minnie is just a huge Batman fan. As @Takanuinuva said, the problem with those heads are the expressions. None of those are smug enough for Kuzco and Kordi's looked too adult/serious for Lilo for my liking. As for Jafar, he definitely needs his evil goatee, so I think the only dark skinned head that comes in question is this one or this, but hair is too bushy on that one. Nizam's is pretty much perfect for him, aside from the skin tone and lack of eyeliner. Thanks for the suggestions though.
  11. Love it! Nice use of the Mighty Micro Robin head. I would have used black legs though. Good idea. I think Rowan Freemaker's head that I used for Lilo would work pretty well for Kuzco, so you could make him dark skinned, although he might end up looking too similar to Lilo. Unfortunately I don't have that headgear, so I won't be able to execute this design. Anyone else wanna take a crack at it? That mop and wizard hat are actually included in the Disney Castle as a Fantasia reference, so yeah, it's an obvious choice to use those for a Fantasia creation. Here is what I came up with. I couldn't use the legs you suggested since I only own the magnet version of the Royal Guard which is kragled. The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Also, I thought that the Fairy Batman body would make a great alternate Minnie design, so here's an ice skater version of her loosely based on the short from Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas. It works perfectly, except for the Batman symbol on her chest. Ice Skating Minnie (or Batminnie) by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr And last, but not least, here are the human main characters from 101 Dalmatians: Cruella Deville (as played by Helena Bonham Carter ), Roger and Anita. Cruella DeVille, Roger and Anita by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
  12. Haha, love it. I hope to see more like this from you! In the meantime, I have some more puns myself: Blu-Rey by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Sleeping Artooy by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Flash Speeder by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
  13. They wanted to give you a little bit of variation rather than just the same old fig in every set, just like they did with Spongebob and other characters. Also, this was back when Lego Studios was a big deal, so they wanted to encourage kids to make brickfilms with these figs by supplying different facial expressions. They even released officially commissioned brickfilms to promote this idea, like The Peril of Doc Ock. Nice collection by the way!
  14. Absolutely agree, but sadly we live in a world ruled by bigots and overreactions, and this kind of stuff is going to happen, especially in places like the south. But let's not get political here. On a brighter note: FIRST DUCKTALES TRAILER! Woo-oo! Honestly, the kids are a bit obnoxious, and the animation is obviously not as good, but again, I do like how the style kinda resembles the Carl Barks comics and it does seem to have the same sense of fun and adventure, so I'll still give it a chance.
  15. Some fun with Brickheads and the Wizarding World! Beauty and the Beast and Where To Find Them by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr The Stepford Belle by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Julian Malfoy by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr