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Since my journal needs an update i thought hey, why not posting this here, too. This is an art site after all and should be interesting to you as well.

I am someone who might be called a "cineaste" - because it's true. I friggin' LOVE movies. I love watching them, collecting them, doing research, listening to audio commentaries and learning about the backgrounds. And i always had a soft spot for animated motion pictures. Still do. Disney is awesome, so is Dreamworks and the not so wellknown ones.

Lately i went through my DVD-Collection once more and...i just realised again how MUCH i despise the awful covers that go along with most of the animated movie DVD releases. Especially when i recall the original theatrical posters - which are all (design wise) of sheer BRILLIANCE, full of power and emotion and actually dignify the movie's content. Not to be compared with the cheap DVD covers. Little comparison for you to see what i mean - because i felt like doing one.

movie poster comparison


(if you can't see it in fullsize, open it in a new tab when you're on the Scrapbook page or download it)

Note: The DVD Covers i featured here are the newest copies (because the newest are among the worst) and i gladly own some of the older copies (like Titan A.E. or Nimh where they more decent (although still bad) DVD cover artworks)

I really wish people would just keep the awesome posters as covers and don't design some shitty new ones - how great would that be for the collector nerds of us. Okay, yes, i KNOW why they do it: Animated movies, they are, so children are the main target - and most children want cheerful, colourful, happywappy cutesywootsie covers, end of story - i see that, i see that. But still....aaaarh. I want to cry whenever i look at the Prince Egypt DVD (which doesn't represnet the excellent movie AT ALL) and compare it to that EPIC theatrical poster they had back then. Hrsn. Or why can't they publish a special collector's edition with awesome theatrical posters only?

Funny though - unlike the DVDs most Soundtrack covers still feature the theatrical movie posters. Which is awesome but still....can someone explain WHY? Because it makes no sense.

(and DAMN, i need to design a new Journal Skin. Because this one makes no sense as well.)
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carpenoctem410 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Die Poster die du da zeigst sind aber auch alles Teaser Poster - und die sind IMMER schöner als die finalen Poster, auf denen dann Unmengen an Charakteren und Text draufgequetscht werden. Und Teaser Poster sind immer großartige Kunstwerke. Allein dieses Mulan Poster is einfach zum Abknutschen schön. Oder das von Quasimodo inmitten seiner Glocken. Wow! und dann diese hässlichen DVD Cover, da stimm ich dir zu. Da könnte man weinen ^^°
Da feiere ich die Pixar Steelbooks oder die neuen Ghibli Veröffentlichungen! Leider besitze ich davon noch keinen einzigen *le gasp*
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Teaserposter verehre ich allgemein, und das nicht nur bei Disneyfilmen. Der Grad an Epik und Schönheit ist bei denen einfach stellar, wie man im Englischen so schön sagt.

Und ja, ein Hoch auf die Pixarsteelbooks in der Tat - nicht zuletzt, weil man bei denen diese verfluchten FSK-Flatschen abziehen kann (die hasse ich mindestens genauso wie die Coververgewaltigungen. Das Dumme bei Disney ist, dass Wendecover bei denen praktisch nicht vorhanden ist. Gah. First World Sammler Probleme.)

Und die neuen Ghibliversionen habe ich auch schon gesehen. Fuck. ich finde es ziemlich stylisch und nett in seiner Minimalistik. Musste natürlich erst dann veröffentlicht werden, als ich gerade meine Special Edition-DVD-Ghiblisammlung komplettiert hatte, Ffffff. Allerdings spiele ich eh schon länger mit dem Gedanken, mir sämtliche Animationsfilme nochmal auf Blu-Ray nachzuholen. Allein schon der Qualität wegen.
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carpenoctem410 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Disney hat dazugelernt. Mittlerweile kann mans abziehen. Hab mir die Arielle Collector's Trilogie Edition geholt 8D

Und so groß is meine Sammlung wegen mangelnder Kohle noch nicht. Da kann ich getrost auf Blu-Ray sammeln. :)
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh oh oh. Oh ja, die Collectors Edition steht auch noch an (vorzüglich deshalb, weil da ENDLICH die richtige Synchro von '89 drauf ist. Hätte nicht gedacht, dass das ganze Gebettel der Fans Früchte tragen würde, mir war danach Regenbögen zu heulen vor Freude. Disney lernt in der Tat dazu)
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carpenoctem410 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Ich hab die alte Synchro einfach nur in mich aufgesaugt :heart:
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Svalde Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Ugh, I also hate when the Japanese movies covers are changed. Japanese covers are usually minimalistc and peaceful-looking and the american contraparts are more actiony and badass for some reason.
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Skreechie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe it's because the DVD-covers appeal more to children? When my little sister wants a new DVD it's because she's seen a character on the cover she likes, whether it's the princess or just the cat. The movies are childrens movies after all.
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dinodvdnu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Did you ever see the initial Warner Brothers cover-art for 'The Fountain' with the two heads of Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz with bright and annoying colors? It was so awful Aronofsky said he pushed for the UK poster as an alternative, which they ultimately went for, thankfully.
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
The Fountain actually is my Number One favourite film and i happen to own any copy/cover-variation that exists. And yes - i know which one you mean. It's just as horrendous as some trailers that i've seen for this movie.
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sweetstrawberryblood Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I agree
200% <3
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