Alan Menken : July 22, 1949 (63)
Occupation : Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Record Producer.
Movies : The Little Mermaid - Beauty and the Beast - Aladdin - Pocahontas -The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Hercules - Tangled. (Click on the movie to listen)
He’s #1 Disney composer, and one of the pioneers in getting Disney out of the Dark ages along with Glen Keane and John Lasseter. His long time friend Howard Ashman was the Lyricist to most of the work Alan has done, He thinks his best work is at The Hunchback of Notre Dame and that he topped himself in that movie, he holds the record of the most Academy Awarded man alive with 8 Oscars with another 11 nominations.
I have been wanting to draw some kind of funny storyboard and Santino Fontana’s song choice for the Frozen audition is hilarious, so I tried to get down what was in my heard when I listened to it. I kind of imagined Hans singing it on Elsa’s coronation day and Anna being all embarrassed by that silly fiancé in front of her sister…
Ugh I know it should speak for itself and make sense and all but it was just a good practice and I still have a lot to learn so just enjoy the stupidity xD
My early visual development for Frozen. In this version the Snow Queen (a diva) was frozen when we met her. This is research for what that would have looked like.
Now that’s how you do 3D on Tumblr.
It has a fucking shadow.
This is the best 3D gif, I’ve seen a lot, and this wins by a mile
SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT
So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time? Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.
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This is also why statistically the vast majority of high school students are significantly sleep deprived, and why home-schooled students are estimated to have, on average, just over 4 years of free time/childhood more than their traditionally educated counterparts over the course of their 12 years in K-12.
The irony is that most parents of traditionally educated kids spend about as much time helping their kids with their homework as homeschool parents spend just plain homeschooling the kids. That means that all that other time they spend in school would, in a homeschool setting, be free time the kid has to explore his/her interests, actually socialize, and be a part of the community. Or, you know, lie around watching the clouds go by or playing video games. And it’s telling that with fewer hours spent being educated, home-schooled students still outperform traditionally educated kids on tests, spelling/geography bees, college admissions, etc. I.e., it’s pretty irrefutable that we waste literally years of kids’ lives to no advantage, purpose or benefit in the name of education.
I’m a supporter of public education to an extent, particularly public educators, but I am not a supporter of the popular model of American education for the above and other reasons. And I think Bush’s No Child Left Behind standards-based education has been a pretty disastrous policy and a failed social experiment. I don’t know any educator who disagrees.
As someone who was homeschooled all the way through from first grade to high school, I appreciate the above comment. It’s nice hearing someone talk positively about it for once.