But hey, I have hobbies, too! I write for the Magazine section of the Pitt News and consider myself an animation fan. I'm not the kind who can give you detailed historical summaries of a single movie, but I can absolutely appreciate them and I often find myself compelled to watch anything I can get my hands on if its animated. I adore them. I think it has to do with the creation aspect. It amazes me when I find a classic piece of work that took skill beyond my level to create. Plus, since animated movies are often meant for children, I've come to expect good things from companies like Pixar; I believe since these movies are usually for families, they have to sell themselves with a strong story and good characters rather than sex and violence. They have a greater chance of really standing out as well written tales. Now, whether this happens every time or not...okay, no, it doesn't. But still, most of my favorite movies are animated for the simple reason that I enjoy them more.
(Side note: I also love music; I've played the violin since 3rd grade and grew up hearing classical music in my house constantly thanks to my mother's cassette tapes and records.)
So for today, I'm simply sharing a single scene from 'Beauty and the Beast' and saying - look at that animation, listen to that score, and try to tell me this is not art!