December 30, 2020

You Can Now Download More Than 1,000 Still Images From Studio Ghibli Films for Free

An incredible amount of time and attention to detail goes into each and every Studio Ghibli film. The talented animators are known for their expertise in traditional cel animation. That means every single frame is carefully drawn by hand. It’s easy to miss details when the images move so fast. Luckily, Studio Ghibli has recently released a huge collection of 1,178 still images from its iconic films, allowing you to marvel at every hand-drawn element.

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December 19, 2020

1970s Italian Singer’s English-Sounding Gibberish Song Is Becoming a Hit… Again!

The 1970s was a golden age for American music. Listeners and performers all over the world were influenced by the styles of American artists—despite the language barriers. Among the fans of English-speaking performers was the Italian singer Adriano Celentano. He composed a peppy song entitled Prisencolinensinainciusol to sound like contemporary American soft rock in the English language.

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November 12, 2020

Lifelike Freddie Mercury Marionette Captivates a Crowd in Madrid

Marionettes were used to entertain audiences during ancient times (dating back to the 5th century), but the art of puppetry is still practiced today. The figurines are animated by pulling strings, allowing their limbs to mimic the movements of the human body. But there’s one particular puppet that’s notably similar to its real-life counterpart. The Plaza de Oriente in Madrid recently hosted a star performance by a Freddie Mercury marionette.

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