The most beautiful desert flowers are always the most dangerous.
-Rek’yr to Brea
Brea was a Gelfling princess of the Vapra Clan and the youngest daughter of All-Maudra Mayrin.
The third daughter of Mayrin and an unidentified father, possibly Kam’lu. When skekLach the Collector and skekOk the Scroll-Keeper arrived in Ha’rar for the tithing ceremony, Brea’s older sister Tavramanaged to get her included in the ceremony, much to her delight, asking only that Brea not embarrass her or ask the Skeksis questions. Heedless, Brea sought them out anyway, and ended up sprawling in front of their carriage as she pushed through a crowd. SkekOk however was surprisingly merciful, and insisted on her accompanying him in his carriage, where he shared his passion for books with her. Brea later hugged skekOk for interceding with her mother, the All-Maudra Mayrin, but began to question the Skeksis when they manipulated poor farmers into giving up precious heirlooms. When she examined the legal texts of tithing and found it immoral, her Librarian tried to take away her books, so she fought until some magical light began to stream from the book. Although she tried to tell her mother what happened, she became disgusted to see that she wore the farmer’s amulet, as the Skeksis gave it to her after taking it, and stubbornly argued with her mother that they should even give all of their wealth and privileges to others.
Brea sought more answers, using the Librarian’s reluctantly-given advice to seek out the Sifa for knowledge about the symbol she saw. However, Elder Cadia attempted to give her powdered nulroot, something Brea knew to induce amnesia. Dropping her money as a distraction, Brea swapped the drinks so that Cadia would drink it. Eventually he became enraged when she revealed this, until Onicaknocked him out with a bowl and offered to help Brea if she would get Mayrin’s brightest jewel for her. However, Mayrin ordered Brea sent to the Order of Lesser Service in payment for her crime against the Sifans, on Seladon’s suggestion.
Consigned to the service, Brea was made to wear a clown’s hat and to wash filthy Podlings who resisted all the while, her indenture intended to be an entire trine in length. Although Duadran ordered her to run after a fleeing Podling, she decided to flee the service due to the urgency, tossing her hat away. Although she was caught by her sister Tavra, Tavra let her go, reassuring her and saying that the ”bonds of sisterhood” could not be broken. Brea continued to Ha’rar, through the library, and flew from the top of it to the palace so that she could recover the ”brightest jewel” in her mother Mayrin’s chambers, hanging from the ceiling. Brea then went to meet Onica, thinking the jewel to be payment, but Onica chastised her and sung to the jewel; it is in fact a chrysalis, a container for an imperial unamoth, which began to move. Brea spoke her desire to know the truth to the moth, which then emerged from the chrysalis and flew toward the Ha’rar throne room. Brea flew behind it, and when they arrived in the throne room, the moth activated a hidden
The Dark Crystal is a 1982 puppet-animated dark fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. It stars the voices of Stephen Garlick, Lisa Maxwell, Billie Whitelaw, Percy Edwards, and Barry Dennen. The film was produced by ITC Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company and distributed by Universal Pictures. The plot revolves around Jen, a Gelfling on a quest to restore balance to the world of Thra and overthrow the ruling Skeksis by restoring a powerful broken Crystal. It was marketed as a family film, but was notably darker than the creators’ previous material.The animatronics used in the film were considered groundbreaking for its time, with most creatures, like the Gelflings, requiring around four puppeteers to achieve full manipulation. The primary concept artist was fantasy illustrator Brian Froud, famous for his distinctive fairy and dwarf designs. Froud also collaborated with Henson for his next project, the1986 film Labyrinth. The Dark Crystal was produced by Gary Kurtz, while the screenplay was written by David Odell, with whom Henson previously worked as a staff writer for The Muppet Show. The film score was composed by Trevor Jones. The film received mixed reviews from mainstream critics; while being criticized for its darker, more dramatic tone in contrast to Henson’s previous works, it was praised for its narrative, aesthetic, and has since garnered a cult following.
A prequel television series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, premiered on Netflix in 2019.
Plot- A millennium ago on the planet Thra, two new races appeared when a shard was shattered from the Crystal of Truth: the malevolent Skeksis whose continued corruption of the Crystal to extend their lives ravaged Thra, and the gentle urRu, more commonly known as the Mystics, who made their home in the Valley of Stones to await for their destiny. The leader of the urRu, the Master UrSu, raised a young Gelfling named Jen whose clan were slaughtered by the Skeksis. As the Great Conjunction of Thra’s three suns draws near, a dying UrSu instructs Jen to fulfill a prophecy to heal the Crystal by first retrieving the Shard from Aughra. As UrSu passes, the Skeksis’ Emperor, SkekSo, also dies, leaving the position for the leader vacant. The Skeksis Chamberlain, skekSil, and the General, skekUng, challenge each other to a duel of succession, which results in skekUng defeating skeksil in a ”Trial by Stone”. SkekSil is stripped of his robes and exiled, while skekUng is proclaimed the Skeksis’ new emperor. When the Skeksis learn of Jen’s existence, they send their army of giant crab-like Garthim to capture him, with skekSil following. Jen meets Aughra and enters her orrery, which she uses to predict the motions of the heavens as she explains about the Conjunction before having Jen select the Shard from a box full of shards. Aughra was about to explain Jen’s mission before the Garthim arrive and destroy the orrery, taking Aughra prisoner as Jen flees. Hearing the call of the Crystal, the urRu leave their valley to travel to the Skeksis’ Castle. On his journey through the swamp, Jen meets Kira, another surviving Gelfling who can communicate with animals. The two learn more about each other when they accidentally ”dreamfast”, seeing into each other’s memories. They stay for a night with the Podlings who raised Kira, only for them and Kira’s pet Fizzgig to flee when the Garthim raid the village. They are nearly caught by one of the Garthim, but skekSil intervenes by stalling it in its tracks, effectively keeping the Garthim from pursuing them. Jen and Kira discover a ruined Gelfling city with ancient writing describing a prophecy: ”When single shines the triple sun, what was sundered and undone shall be whole, the two made one by Gelfling hand or else by none.” They are interrupted by skekSil, revealing the prophecy was the reason for the Gelfling genocide while trying to trick them into coming with him to the castle under false pretenses. But the Gelflings run off and reach the Castle of the Crystal on Landstriders, intercepting the Garthim that attacked Kira’s village. While trying to free the captured Podlings, Kira, Jen, and Fizzgig descend to the bottom of the Castle’s dry moat and use a lower-level entrance to gain access. But they are intercepted by skekSil, who once again attempts to convince the Gelflings to come with him, even attempting to drag them there when they refuse him further. Jen stabs skekSil’s hand with the crystal shard in defiance, and skekSil, in a fit of rage, buries Jen in a cave-in and takes Kira to the Skeksis. skekSil is reinstated as Chamberlain while giving Kira to the Skeksis’ Scientist, skekTek, to be drained of her life essence for skekUng to drink so that he can regain his youth. Aughra, imprisoned in the Scientist’s laboratory, tells Kira to call for help from the captive animals; they break free in response and free Kira while causing skekTek to fall down the crystal shaft to his death. The very moment of skekTek’s death his urRu counterpart, urTih, vanishes in a burst of flame. Aughra frees herself soon after Kira left and before Jen arrived. The three suns begin to align as the Gelflings reunite at the Crystal Chamber as the Skeksis gather for the ritual that will grant them immortality. Jen leaps onto the Dark Crystal but drops the shard, with Kira taking it after Fizzgig is knocked down the crystal shaft by skekUng (he is saved by Aughra shortly after). Kira throws the Shard back to Jen as she is fatally stabbed from behind by skekZok, the Skeksis’ Ritual-Master, and an enraged Jen inserts the Shard into the Crystal, fulfilling the prophecy. The Garthim disintegrate and the Podling slaves regain their essence while the dark stone covering the Castle crumbles away to reveal a crystalline structure. The urRu arrive and use the Crystal to merge themselves and the Skeksis into the beings they once were: the tall, glowing, and angelic urSkeks. The urSkeks’ leader explains to Jen they had mistakenly shattered the Crystal long ago, splitting them into two races and decimating Thra, Jen’s actions have restored them. The urSkeks revive Kira in gratitude for her sacrifice and Jen’s courage, and then ascend to a higher level of existence, leaving the Crystal to the Gelflings on the now-rejuvenated Thra.
Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss (Italian: Winx Club – Il mistero degli abissi) is a 2014 Italian computer-animated film based on the television series Winx Club. It is the third film based on the show, following 2007’s The Secret of the Lost Kingdom and 2010’s Magical Adventure. It was directed and produced by series creator Iginio Straffi, who also co-wrote the film with Giovanni Masi. After the release of the first Winx Club movie,Iginio Straffi stated that the Rainbow studio was ”counting on” making second and third Winx films. In 2010, it was announced that Viacom (the eventual co-owner of Rainbow and owner of Nickelodeon) would provide the resources necessary to produce the film. The Mystery of the Abyss was animated using Autodesk Maya and other programs over a period of two years. The film takes place after the fifth season of the animated series. It follows the Winx fairies as they work to bring balance back to the Infinite Ocean after the Trix, a trio of witches, team up with a nymph named Politea to find a pearl and destroy the source of the fairies’ power. The film’s release was timed to coincide with the series’ tenth anniversary. The film was first released by 01 Distribution in Italy on 4 September 2014. It was shown in theaters across Europe, while most international releases were televised or direct-to-video.
Plot- The Trix witches are in the Infinite Ocean, unsuccessfully trying to harness the power of the Emperor’s Throne. They end up accidentally summoning the cursed nymph Politea and engage in a battle with her. Politea informs them that the throne will only empower the true emperor, Tritannus. The witches makes a deal with Politea to return Tritannus from his prison in the Realm of Oblivion, which is only possible with the vital force of a young prince. Once they free Tritannus, the Trix plan to convince him to retrieve the mystical Pearl of the Deep, which will free Politea from her curse so she can help the Trix. The Trix travel to Gardenia to attack Bloom and her fiancé, Prince Sky. The two manage to hide, but the Trix capture Bloom’s pet rabbit, Kiko. The Trix render Sky unconscious after he tries to rescue Kiko. The Trix bring Sky to the Infinite Ocean and tie him to the Emperor’s Throne. The Trix and Politea cast a spell and Tritannus appears in front of them. Politea leaves, warning the Trix not to tell Tritannus anything about her. After Tritannus gains his consciousness, Trix leader Icy helps him regain his memory. He tells them that a powerful nymph, Omnia, has hidden the Pearl of the Deep. Tritannus and the Trix head towards Omnia’s cave. At Alfea College, Bloom’s friends agree to help her journey to the Infinite Ocean to save Sky. They discover that Tritannus has sealed every gateway to the ocean except for the Oblivion Portal. The Winx enter the portal and are led through a dangerous dimension. Bloom wakes up in an empty void, where a dark illusion of herself appears to tell her that she has abandoned Sky. When Bloom eventually realizes that she is inside the Realm of Oblivion, she wakes the other Winx. They break free from the dimension with a convergence spell. The Winx hurry towards the Emperor’s Throne, where they fight Politea. Sky gains consciousness and tells them to visit Omnia, who tells them that the Pearl of the Deep has been hidden in the Coral Barrier. They arrive at the barrier to find the Trix and Tritannus, who grabs the pearl and leaves the Winx trapped in the barrier. The girls escape through a tunnel and hurry back to the throne, where Politea appears in front of Tritannus and snatches the pearl from him. She sits on the throne, revealing that she fooled the Trix and will not follow through on their deal. The Trix try to fight Politea, but she hypnotizes them and Tritannus. Sky breaks free from the throne and Bloom’s bonded selkie, Serena, snatches the pearl from Politea’s hand. She gives the pearl to Bloom, who uses it in a convergence spell to destroy Politea. Later, Omnia uses the pearl’s energy to heal Sky. The friends return to Alfea, where Sky wakes up and asks what happened to the Trix and Tritannus. The Winx explain that the Trix have fled, Triannus is once again banished to the Oblivion, and the pearl is back where it should be. Bloom and Sky share a kiss.
In November 2007, Iginio Straffi stated that Rainbow was ”counting on” producing a trilogy of Winx films, and that the movies would be given theatrical releases if the box office response to The Secret of the Lost Kingdom was positive. In 2010, it was announced that Viacom (the eventual co-owner of Rainbow and owner of Nickelodeon) would provide the resources necessary to produce a new Winx Club film along with brand-new seasons of the show.
The Mystery of the Abyss was animated using Autodesk Maya and other programs over a period of two years. Around 400 people worked on the film at the Rainbow CGI studio in Rome. The Rainbow team drew around 112 preparatory sketches to design the 34 three-dimensional sets and 167 character models that were rendered for the production. The completed film contains a total of 113,221 key frames, made up of over 6 million layers. Each animator was able to produce between 0.5 and 5 seconds of animation a day. 70 minutes of music, including four original songs, were recorded for the film.
Box officeIn its opening weekend, Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss grossed $972,838 in 328 theaters across Italy, ranking No. 3 at the box office and averaging $2,966 per venue. The film made $469,301 in its second weekend, finishing seventh, and then $240,575 in its third weekend, finishing tenth. At the end of its run, Box Office Mojo recorded that The Mystery of the Abyss had grossed $5.3 million in eleven territories (including $2.3 million in Italy), against a production budget of €12 million. Box office information for the rest of the 30 territories is unknown. In a 2014 Il Fatto Quotidiano article about the decline of the Italian box office, The Mystery of the Abyss was highlighted as the only currently-playing Italian film which had grossed over a million euros (according to data from box office compiler Cinetel).
Release -Rainbow announced that a third Winx film was in production at the Brand Licensing Europe event in October 2013. A teaser trailer for the film was released to YouTube on 16 April 2014. Its release date was first announced in May 2014, and it was advertised as part of the celebrations marking Winx Club’s tenth anniversary as a brand. The film’s title was chosen as part of a promotion on the official Winx Club website, which included a poll that asked fans to vote on one of four potential titles. Iginio Straffi and Joanne Lee, the executive producer, appeared alongside Winx mascots on the red carpet of the 2014 Venice Film Festival to promote the movie.
Jag gillar Winx club sista filmen och den är magisk. Jag ger Winx Club the mystery of the abyss 121 poäng.
Sailor Moon S: The Movie ( Japanese: 劇場版美少女戦士セーラームーンＳ, Hepburn: Gekijō-ban Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn S, lit. ’ Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S the Movie’) is a 1994 Japanese animated superhero fantasy film directed by Hiroki Shibata and written by Sukenhiro Tomita. It is the second film in the series, following Sailor Moon R: The Movie (1993), and is adapted from a side story of the original Sailor Moon manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi, The Lover of Princess Kaguya. It takes its name from the third arc of the Sailor Moon anime seriers, Sailor Moon S, as Toei Company distributed it around the same time. The film was released in Japan on December4, 1994, as part of the Winter ’94 Toei Anime Fair. In the 2000 Pioneer English adaptation, it was released as Sailor Moon S: The Movie – Hearts in Ice.
Plot – An extraterrestrial ice entity named Princess Snow Kaguya (プリンセス・スノー・カグヤ, Purinsesu Sunō Kaguya) arrives on Earth in an attempt to freeze it, but a fragment of her comet has been lost and she is unable to proceed without it. She has her henchwomen, the Snow Dancers, search for the missing fragment. In Tokyo, a young astronomer named Kakeru Ōzora (宇宙 翔, Ōzora Kakeru) finds the fragment and keeps it in his observatory to study in further. Meanwhile, the Sailor Guardians are enjoying a day in the Juban Shopping District. Luna falls ill and decides to go back to Usagi’s house. Along the way, she collapses while crossing the road, and is almost hit by a car, but is rescued and nursed to health by Kakeru. Luna then develops romantic feelings for him, even kissing him on the cheek in his sleep, leaving Artemis crushed. Luna herself ends up with unrequited love because it is revealed that Kakeru himself has a girlfriend, an astronaut named Himeko Nayotake (名夜竹 姫子, Nayotake Himeko), and more importantly, because Luna is a cat. The two are devastated because Himeko is oblivious to Kakeru’s belief of Princess Kaguya’s existence. Later, after finding herself unable to reconcile her differences with Kakeru, Himeko leaves on a space mission. The fragment of the comet attaches itself to his life force, and begins slowly stealing his life-force energy, causing him to become very ill. Kaguya later steals the shard, but because it is linked to his life-force, he is brought even closer to death when Kaguya throws the shard into the ocean and creates an enormous ice crystal that will continue to drain away Kakeru’s life-force energy completely. She and her Snow Dancers than begin freezing the entire Earth, little by little. The Sailor Guardians attempt to stop her, only for Kaguya to revive the Snow Dancers using the Crystal. Just before Kaguya could kill the Sailor Scouts, Sailor Moon arrives and tries to talk her out of her plot. Wanting more strength, she activates the mighty powers of the legendary Holy Grail to evolve into Super Sailor Moon, but is easily overpowered by Snow Queen Kaguya. Determined to protect the Earth and its people, Usagi prepares to activate the Legendary Silver Crystal’s immense energy and power. The eight Sailor Guardians, along with Sailor Chibi Moon, combine their own strength and Sailor abilities at once to further strengthen the healing power of the Legendary Silver Crystal, destroying Snow Queen Kaguya and the Snow Dancers head-on, and eliminating the ice crystal in the ocean, as well as her comet. Usagi wishes for Luna to become the mythical Princess Kaguya for one night. Concerned about Himeko’s safety, Kakeru wanders in the snowstorm and is saved by Luna at the exact point Kakeru saved her, transformed into a human. She takes him near the moon, where Himeko, on her space mission, witnesses the phenomenon and realizes that Princess Kaguya does exist. Luna tells him that he needs to start focusing on his relationship with Himeko, and the two kiss. After returning to the Earth, Kakeru takes up Luna’s advice and meets Himeko at the airport, where the two lovingly hug. Artemis meets up with Luna, and the cats reconcile.
|Character||Japanese voice actor||English voice actor
(Pioneer/Optimum Productions, 2000)
|English voice actor
(Viz Media/Studiopolis, 2018)
|Usagi Tsukino/Serena||Kotono Mitsuishi||Terri Hawkes||Stephanie Sheh|
|Ami Mizuno/Amy||Aya Hisakawa||Karen Bernstein||Kate Higgins|
|Rei Hino/Raye||Michie Tomizawa||Katie Griffin||Cristina Vee|
|Makoto Kino/Lita||Emi Shinohara||Susan Roman||Amanda Miller|
|Minako Aino/Mina||Rika Fukami||Stephanie Morgenstern||Cherami Leigh|
|Usagi ”Chibiusa” Tsukino/Rini||Kae Araki||Tracey Hoyt||Sandy Fox|
|Haruka Tenoh/Amara||Megumi Ogata||Sarah Lafleur||Erica Mendez|
|Michiru Kaioh/Michelle||Masako Katsuki||Barbara Radecki||Lauren Landa|
|Setsuna Meioh/Trista||Chiyoko Kawashima||Sabrina Grdevich||Veronica Taylor|
|Mamoru Chiba/Darien||Tōru Furuya||Vincent Corazza (Vince Corroza)||Robbie Daymond|
|Luna||Keiko Han||Jill Frappier||Michelle Ruff|
|Artemis||Yasuhiro Takato||Ron Rubin||Johnny Yong Bosch|
|Princess Snow Kaguya||Eiko Masuyama||Catherine Disher||Melissa Fahn|
|Kakeru Ōzora||Masami Kikuchi||Jeff Lumby||Chris Hackney|
|Himeko Nayotake||Megumi Hayashibara||Jen Gould||Claudia Lenz|
|Snow Dancers||Mariko Onodera
Sailor Moon S: The Movie is based on the 135-page side story ”Princess Kaguya’s Lover” (かぐや姫の恋人, ”Kaguya hime no Koibito”), written and illustrated by series creator Naoko Takeuchi and later published by Kodansha. Dissatisfied that she had left the production of the previous film to others, Takeuchi envisioned ”Princess Kaguya’s Lover” as the plot of Sailor Moon S: The Movie, and proceeded to write the story ”all in one go.” She modeled the antagonist after an Art Deco antique named ”Salome”, while the Snow Dancers are modeled after a German china piece, which Takeuchi thought resembled ”a character dancing in a snowstorm.” On July 8, 1994, she traveled to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of her research; there, she watched the launch of space shuttle Columbia. She enjoyed working on the film, and liked the overall result, particularly Luna’s transformation sequence. The film was soft matted for its theatrical release, as it was animated in 4:3 aspect ratio.
The film was first released in North America on VHS by Pioneer Entertainment on August 31, 1999, in Japanese with English subtitles. Pioneer later released the film to uncut bilingual DVD on May 23, 2000, alongside another VHS release containing an edited version of the English dub. Pioneer re-released their DVD on January 6, 2004 under their ”Geneon Signature Series” line. The DVDs later fell out of print when Pioneer/Geneon lost the license to the film. The edited version was also shown on TV in Canada on YTV and in the US on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block on November 9, 2001.
The English dub was produced in association with Optimum Productions in Toronto, Canada, and featured most of the original DiC English cast reprising their roles. The edited version of the dub was censored for content and replaced the music with cues from the DiC version of the first two seasons of the anime. The uncut version of the dub was only seen on the bilingual DVD, featured no censorship, and all of the original Japanese music was left intact, with the exception of the DiC theme song being used.
In 2014, the film was re-licensed for an updated English-language release in North America by Viz Media, who have produced a new English dub of the film in association with Los Angeles-based Studiopolis and re-released it on DVD and Blu-ray on October 2, 2018. The film was released to North American theaters with one-day screenings nationwide as a double feature with Sailor Moon R: The Movie, in association with Fathom Events. Dubbed screenings were on July 28, 2018, and subtitled screenings on July 30, 2018. It has also been licensed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment.
Jag har inte sätt den här filmen heller men jag hade gärna vilja se den filmen. Jag ger Sailor Moon S Movie 99 poäng.