cloudedmarshmallow: Jumping in again to you and Anon because I love Disney too much (I even said this in a reply to your post)! (Please forgive me!) But actually, the final version of Aladdin isn't even comparable to what it was in the early stages, and they had to change a LOT because they wanted to make it better received. That's the only reason I'd say it wasn't a direct plagiarized version (you should watch the special features where they discuss the additions and removals!)

cloudedmarshmallow:

daeva-agas:

The problem is not the process. The initial concept design from the very start was what was purported to be the ripoff!

The story goes is that Richard Williams, the creator of Cobbler, had been working on this animation project when he was hired by Disney to work on Roger Rabbit. It was on that site that some of the Disney staff happened to see some of Richard’s Cobbler stuff and then took off with it to make Aladdin’s designs!

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So, sure the plot might only substantially similar, but it’s the look and feel that’s more suspect.

Andreas Deja, who animated Jafar, was talking about the process when he came to school as guest speaker. He himself worked off someone else’s basic concept sketches, then tweaked the design. That initial concept art is the very issue right there.

Buuut, since Richard Williams don’t even want to discuss Cobbler now, there’s no way anyone’s going to pursue this matter anymore. No one aside from animation enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists.

cloudedmarshmallow

Heh. Well I do see the similarities, but I also hale from the writing school of thought that, “Everything worth saying has been said, everything worth doing has already been done, and everything worth seeing has already been seen. The trick now is to say it differently, do it differently, and see it differently.”

In other words, “originality” isn’t doing what hasn’t been done before, but doing it differently enough to make it your own.

Of course, there’s a lot of people out there who say this leads to blatant plagiarism, too, and I understand why.

Still, based on the interviews I’ve seen, I’d say that it wasn’t direct and intentional plagiarism. At worst, it was a couple of people who realized what they had didn’t work, and had to literally throw a bunch of stuff together to make it work last-minute, which may have inadvertently lead to some “borrowing.”

Do I even make sense anymore idek

Yeeeah, the issue was fully in the designs, NOT the movie in entirety, because when you watch what Cobbler was intended to be… it’s quite different from Aladdin.

The “edited” Cobbler was too similar to Disney’s Aladdin, and it was a major screwup.

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tattletalestrangler:

international cut your hair like your icon day how screwed are you

I tried doing my hair in that samurai ponytail once. It didn’t work. It refused to stay up.  I think my hair is too long for that tea-whisk ponytail style.

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cloudedmarshmallow: Jumping in again to you and Anon because I love Disney too much (I even said this in a reply to your post)! (Please forgive me!) But actually, the final version of Aladdin isn't even comparable to what it was in the early stages, and they had to change a LOT because they wanted to make it better received. That's the only reason I'd say it wasn't a direct plagiarized version (you should watch the special features where they discuss the additions and removals!)

The problem is not the process. The initial concept design from the very start was what was purported to be the ripoff!

The story goes is that Richard Williams, the creator of Cobbler, had been working on this animation project when he was hired by Disney to work on Roger Rabbit. It was on that site that some of the Disney staff happened to see some of Richard’s Cobbler stuff and then took off with it to make Aladdin’s designs!

image

So, sure the plot might only substantially similar, but it’s the look and feel that’s more suspect.

Andreas Deja, who animated Jafar, was talking about the process when he came to school as guest speaker. He himself worked off someone else’s basic concept sketches, then tweaked the design. That initial concept art is the very issue right there.

Buuut, since Richard Williams don’t even want to discuss Cobbler now, there’s no way anyone’s going to pursue this matter anymore. No one aside from animation enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists.

cloudedmarshmallow

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Anonymous: ok so not to be rude but I think people just like blaming Disney because its easy and because Disney is a big corp and may have done some bad things in the past but srsly you cant just run around making accusations w/o proof like the kimba guys sued but the theif & cobbler ones didn't they just keep releasing remakes and stuff and its just petty to run around saying YO THIS IS PLAGERIZED without any proof except oh look there's a sim. story. ALADDIN HAS BEEN REDONE A LOT OF COURSE it's similar!!

Well… The Thief and the Cobbler is, as far as anyone knows, not really an adaptation of the Aladdin fairytale from 1001 nights! So the similarities became highly suspicious.

I have seen the Cobbler movie, and the accusations makes sense to me. Disney’s movie claims to be an adaptation of Aladdin, but it’s more like this other movie than the original Aladdin? Wow, very suspicious!

But that’s why I don’t jump the ripoff wagon that easily. The guy who animated Jafar came to give a talk at school some time ago, and explained all his creative process and everything. MAYBE the concept artist was inspired by that other movie in terms of looks and everything, but you never know.

I’m indifferent to Disney now, so I don’t care what they do anymore.

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Anonymous: i dont relly think aladdin is stolen from someone else like lion king probably was

Edited reply:

Well, okay, that was hasty. I don’t like calling ripoff either, because my own original stuff has been very similar to stuff that has been made before, so calling ripoff when it’s not is not very nice.

BUT do look at the movie. If the plot is not a ripoff, at the very least the character design is SORT OF inspired by it.

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Anonymous: You know what I meaaannn... *wink wink nudge nudge*

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theaoppegaard:

daeva-agas:

socorro345:

ken310851:

I’m back with another…um love is love thingy

that’s pedophilia, the fuck

You mean the 16/21 one?
I didn’t know that’s considered pedo! O_o

Uhm… I’m 17 and my boyfriend is 21… I’m pretty sure he’s not a pedofile… :P

I was just told that the cutoff age gap is 5 years if the younger person is a minor and the other one isn’t. If he’s 22 he’d probably be considered pedo by the law *shrug*

theaoppegaard:

daeva-agas:

socorro345:

ken310851:

I’m back with another…um love is love thingy

that’s pedophilia, the fuck

You mean the 16/21 one?

I didn’t know that’s considered pedo! O_o

Uhm… I’m 17 and my boyfriend is 21… I’m pretty sure he’s not a pedofile… :P

I was just told that the cutoff age gap is 5 years if the younger person is a minor and the other one isn’t. If he’s 22 he’d probably be considered pedo by the law *shrug*

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I hope Ninja Assassin will have a paid version too… *or there is already?*

otomesiren:

nagi-in-otome-land:

nerd-lust:

Biggest wish tbh

And since Scarlet Fate has a paid version now, it is possible for ninja assassin to have one too….

Email them at global_manga@nttsolmare.com to tell them.  The more they know that people want a route/paid app, I’m sure they’ll release it.

Whining works. Like, no joke! XD

Bombard them with emails! Hire minions to do it! Ask your friends to help support your cause! Post signal boosts on Tumblr/Facebook/Twitter/other social media!!

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Anonymous: Soooo? You said you'd draw Nobu kissing. Where is it?

Nobu kissing… who? Your question just makes me imagine Nobu making out with himself somehow =___=

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Anonymous: you should have falling pUppy insead of nobu!!!

What’s the difference? In that kind of chibi style Puppy would look exactly the same as Nobu, just with different clothes, LOL.

In their real portraits the only thing that makes Puppy different from Nobu is that his face is more angular and bony, and I can’t do that with the chibi.

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