2 petitions

Update posted 2 years ago

Petition to Dreamworks

Show your Disapproval of Dreamworks: Spirit Riding Free

Update 12/4/18: Alright, so let's be honest with ourselves.  There is nothing you can do about Spirit Riding Free when you sign this petition.  It's going, it's got multiple seasons, and enough children like it without recognizing the source material.  Merchandise is being bought and sold.  It's upsetting but it's OK.  Also, realize it'll probably stay.  This doesn't mean we have to watch it or like it.  This doesn't mean that we're any less upset with Dreamworks for doing this to our childhood. When you sign this petition all we you can do is tell Dreamworks, "Don't do this to us again.  Don't do this to any amazing classic again."  It's okay to have a lower budget.  It's okay to re-imagine some aspects.  It's okay to make TV shows that the new generation can enjoy.  But please, Dreamworks, next time have a little respect for us, the original material, and the original theme and morals of the source material. Thank you.  It means a lot when you sign.  It's nice to know there's more of us out there.  I've been called an idiot and stupid too many times for being passionate about things I love.  As an artist and aspiring animator I hope in the future I can do fans a justice for the things they love or create new quality entertainment that everyone can enjoy.    Original: If Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron was a big part your childhood (and or adulthood), sign this petition.  If Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron evoked your emotions and made you cry every time while watching it, sign this petition.  If you believe that Spirit represents freedom and fighting for that freedom, sign this petition. If you believed that the 2d hand-drawn animation of Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron was so breathtakingly beautiful, sign this petition. If you still hum the regal melodies of Spirit soundtrack, SIGN THIS PETITION. It has been brought to my attention that Dreamworks and Netflix have decided to make a Spirit spin-off show called Spirit: Riding Free. Because of legal issues, they had to re-imagine Spirit with a blaze on his face and the absence of his dorsal stripe. Spirit also suddenly has a rider on his back, a modern girl named Lucky. They have the accompaniment of Lucky's two friends: Prudence and Abigail. They are atop their tamed horses: Chica Linda and Boomerang. (Note: One site tells that "this" Spirit is not the original Spirit but Spirit's offspring. Which doesn't make it better or even make sense because if they were going to make it a completely different horse why couldn't they give him a whole new appearance and a whole new name?) This new TV show is supposed to be about harnessing friendship and finding out what it really means to be "free" (With a rider? That's not the Spirit I know.  Even Little Creek had to let him go). From screenshots of the promo video you can find that Spirit: Riding Free will be including that mindless humor that has been steadily emerging in recent Disney and Dreamworks movies. From looking at the pictures, promo video screenshots and merchandise it is clear to see that Spirit: Riding Free will be animated with Computer Generated Animation,  and not the beautiful hand-drawn animation by which the original movie was created.  Even the backgrounds are terribly mediocre compared to the original movie's gorgeous vistas, rolling hills, and towering high red-rock buttes.  While the hand-drawn animation is time-consuming, and some might believe it is outdated (and it is not!) it should never be replaced with CG. That is a huge step-down from the original.  By looking at that alone, one should realize that they aren't taking the time, care, and thought needed to handle another Spirit movie or TV show.  This should be a universal motto in the entertainment industry: If you can't make the sequel/spin-off better or as good as the first then don't create it at all.   It seems as though entertainment companies have no moral regard for the die-hard fans of the original.  It also seems as though Netflix, Dreamworks, and the toy company, Breyer, just want to make money off of young kids who don't have a taste for good entertainment yet.  They just want to sell merchandise. And that's fine! It should be perfectly okay for them to make a horse TV show with little girls on the horses' backs who harness the magic of friendship.  Whatever.  But to drag Spirit, or "Not Spirit" into this TV show is utterly ridiculous and is an insult to all fans of the original movie.  You cannot taint Spirit this way!  You cannot trivialize Spirit and think that the fans would just be okay with it.  No, we are not okay with it. Have some sense of right and wrong and don't just think about money, Dreamworks and Netflix. Have real passion again because these days you've become great disappointments. SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU AGREE. SIGN THIS PETITION TO STOP SPIRIT: RIDING FREE. YOU AREN'T OVER-REACTING OR BEING OVER DRAMATIC. You're making sure something you love is treated right and with care. We might not be able to make a change but at least, in banding together, we could become a noticeable voice. 

Random Artist
660 supporters
Update posted 3 years ago

Petition to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


As this year’s nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced a group that made a seminal contribution to the music of the late 60’and early 70’s has once again been slighted. Spirit (Randy California guitar and vocals , Jay Ferguson, vocals, John Locke, keyboards, Mark Andes, bass and Ed Cassidy drums) the groundbreaking band founded in Los Angeles in the  1960’s, has been virtually neglected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since it original eligibility in 1993,  This  petition aims to right that situation   Spirit, have never gotten the  acclaim they deserve. While other west coast groups like the Doors the Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield, have gone on to both critical and popular recognition interest in Sprit remain an underground but vital phenomenon.  The four albums this LA quintet cut between 1968 and 1971 (and a faith soundtrack for motion picture Model Shop) certainly rank among the best albums of that period. Their final album in their original configuration “The twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus” is viewed as one of the first concept albums, and in the words of  a reviewer were “diverse yet cohesive effort, and long considered by fans, critics and musicians alike to be one of the finest albums ever recorded.” It extended  the experimentalism Spirits  earlier albums with ne elements that anticipated the rock trends of the 70’s . As one critic notes “Spirit should be remembered as one of the half-dozen best American bands of the 60s”   If music is the universal language, spirit was its rock n roll translator. Like other innovative groups of the 60’s spirit set out to create new musical forms.  Mixing influences from free forms and small group jazz with improv psychedelia, hard rock and even pop sensibilities, they aimed to create a more universal musical forms. They often succeeded creating music with the widest range of musical expression of any rock group before or since.  Another critic writing in 1968: “Spirit makes use of all the variables available to modern music; in form, style, tone color, dynamics, rhythms, lyric subjects, modes, scales, feelings, everything.” Spirit was among the earliest and most successful fusion groups. Spirit also displayed an early ecological sensibility and a concern for social justice critical and adventurous lyrical spirit that captured the sense of the times. California’s Nature's Way and Ferguson’s “Fresh Garbage” illustrate their early environmental concerns, while California’s 1984 (apparently banned for it’s political content) and Ferguson’s ‘policemen’s ball (about Chicago 1968)  didn’t hesitate to confront political issues.   In a spirit retrospective  JimWashburn wrote “The Doors were alright but for many rock fans in the late 60’s the band that really mattered was Spirit” Spirit is the forgotten super group of the 60’s. They headlined for groups like Led Zeppelin and the Police and were it not for an unfortunate management decision would have been featured at Woodstock.   Though the original Spirit lineup broke up in1971, Spirit continued until Randy California’s death in 1997 centered around the virtuoso musicianship of drummer Ed Cassidy and guitarist Randy California. California is recognized by many as one of the premier guitarists of rock. Spirit kept writing music and producing albums that challenged conformity, record company executives, and received ideas in times of political quietism. Spirit’s last studio album California Blues  is a thoughtful and original return to California’s blues roots. It is infused with an underlying sense of the community of mankind that can be traced back to California’s early work with Spirit.   If you’re a fan of spirit please sign this petition and show the rock establishment that spirit still lives. If you haven’t listened to spirit for a while or at all, take a chance to listen to one of rock’s neglected treasures. Then sign on to the petition.     .    

Real g
1,232 supporters