“The character design of Flynn came from the process which was called the “hot man meeting” by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, during which they set up a meeting with all of the female employees of the studio in one room and asked them for their opinions of what made a man good looking in order to create Flynn’s character design with features such as eye color, hair color and style and body type. Video footage showed concept art and photos of various male celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Gene Kelly on the walls of the room. Director Byron Howard said they wanted to make Flynn “the most handsome, most attractive male lead Disney has ever had.”
"The hot man meeting" is now my second favorite animation design story, after the one about how Pixar animators working on the Dug team for Up had “fat dog day” where they basically went to a shelter and were like “please bring out your fattest dogs,” and then they hung out with the fattest jolliest available dogs, all day.
man would i love to be a pixar animator
Mr. Howard, you succeeded.
I’m listening to the Stanford/Arizona game on ESPN Radio because Dave Flemming is calling it and here’s the thing about Dave Flemming. He is SO GOOD at broadcasting sports that it doesn’t matter if you don’t care about the game itself. It is interesting and fun to listen to because you need not see a thing, Dave’s seeing it all for you and bringing it to you with his perfect descriptions and deliveries. And he’s Dave and I spend like, three hours a day with him during baseball season and I just am happy to hear him telling me about sports for a little bit.
Harry Styles spotted Riding the NYC Subway on December 6, 2013
Just TODAY alone, in related to the Yankees land:
- Robinson Cano signs a 10 year deal with the Seattle Mariners, leaving the Yankees in the hunt for a second baseman.
- Yanks officialize a deal that had been in the works with Kelly Johnson, who technically COULD be that second baseman but likely, they’ll try and upgrade now that Robinson is definitely gone.
- Curtis Granderson, who I will miss dearly, signs with the Mets (so at least I can still see him play a lot!)
- Yankees sign Carlos Beltran to a three year deal.
- It sounds like they are pretty much set getting Hiroki Kuroda to come back.
And this is AFTER the Yankees signed high-profile free agents Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury over the past couple weeks.
It’s going to be such a different team next year and obviously more changes will come because no way they’re carrying six outfielders, four of which are 34+ plus into the season and it’s kind of crazy. I had some issues with the team last year because of the ever-changing roster and not many favorites to root for but they seem to be setting themselves up for a good while here and it’s kinda fun.
One Direction + SNL promos 2012 // 2013
Whoa, Liam mostly. But Zayn too.
Huck and Liv
I’m addicted to Scandal and a lot of it is because of Huck and with that, the Huck and Liv relationship. I know the Olivia/Fitz/Mellie mess is supposed to be the focus of the show but Huck’s story fascinates me. Sometimes to the point where I wish the writing on the show was better because I feel like it could be done better but it works. Also, Guillermo Diaz for always.
I’m almost caught up and shit is getting crazy!
It’s okay to like One Direction. They make catchy music. They are cute and act silly sometimes. They might not write all their own songs and play all their own instruments and some of them may sing better than the others but they are good at what they do. There’s no need to preface your like of them with “I am ashamed to admit this but…” or “I can’t believe I’m saying this but….” just because they are mostly liked by teenage girls. Why discount them because of that? Or because they’re super famous or because they’re in their early 20s or because they don’t all play piano or drums or dance in sync for the whole two hours? If you like the song, like the song. It’s okay. It’s music and you can like music just because it makes you feel something, anything, for the three minutes its in your ears.