The opening scene with the street merchant was completely unscripted. Robin Williams was brought into the sound stage and was asked to stand behind a table that had several objects on it and a bed sheet covering them all. The animators asked him to lift the sheet, and without looking take an object from the table and describe it in character. Much of the material in that recording session was not appropriate for a Disney film.
"Combination hookah and coffee maker, also makes julienne fries! It will not break! It will not- …. it broke."
that line used to just kill me as a kid and now it’s better because it was unscripted and he probably broke the prop
NO. JUST NO.
I’M SUCH TRASH HOW DID I MISS THIS IN MY INBOX??? Anyway, I’m responding publicly because Briar Moss is so fucking important, oh my god.
Like, Circle of Magic are books about children, for children, and they’re just so positive?? The importance of choosing to surround yourself with good people over staying with people who don’t necessarily have the best in mind for you?? And all the mentors are so positive in their own ways?? Every kid is unique and well-developed and their personalities/views are all so different??
And back to Feminist Briar Moss. That was so fucking important for me to read when I was young and impressionable, this tough kid street rat, a typical machismo archetype, and he’s surrounded by well-written, capable female characters, taught by them and nurtured by them and raised alongside them, and he loves them all so much? He doesn’t distance himself as “the guy” and his masculinity doesn’t feel threatened by being around them? He accepts and thrives around these female characters, and it feels so natural and do you know how important that is for young kids to see??? Gosh, I just have so many feelings about Briar Moss and his portrayal in the Circle of Magic books. It’s just an important portrayal of a male character, especially a young one, that you don’t see very often. It’s important because you don’t see it very often.
“I love videos like these! This is what my DragonCon is about - not only a great display of fantastic and hilarious costumes, but really conveys the feeling throughout the con.
A lot of people had complaints about last DragonCon, but I thought a lot of them sounded silly. Yes, it will always be hot and crowded, and if you can’t handle that then DragonCon might not be for you. Also, if there’s too much drama, then associate with people who are more focused on revelry. DragonCon should be fun - simple as that!
I’m in this video twice - as the Diva with the rest of the Fifth Element group, and as Ivy Valentine. I was at that rave, too! Thank you for creating this, Christopher!”
This is probably the best thing anyone has ever said about any of my videos. I couldn’t be more thrilled about her kind words.
hush up, don’t speak, don’t wanna hear another
(not another word from you)
you’re just an ani-mal trying to act real special
(but deep down you are just a shrew)
Afternoon lap time.