Even a global pandemic and the fact that most movie theaters were closed last year won’t stop the Academy Awards from happening! The 93rd Academy Award nominations have been announced and I’ll post my predictions soon. Until then, here are the animation-related nominees:
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
If Anything Happens I Love You
Pixar’s Soul also scored Best Original Score and Best Sound nominations.
What do you think of the nominations this year? Let me know in the comments below!
The teaser trailer for Pixar’s upcoming film, Luca, has been released! What do y’all think? I’m legimitately intrigued!
Veteran actor, Christopher Plummer, sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 91 due to complications from a fall.
Mr. Plummer (1929-2021) had a filmography of over 200 films including Battle of Britain, The Return of the Pink Panther, The Man Who Would Be King, Murder by Decree, Ordeal by Innocence, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Malcolm X, 12 Monkeys, National Treasure, Beginners, The Man Who Invented Christmas, All the Money in the World, and Knives Out. But his most famous role was arguably that of Captain Georg von Trapp in the 1965 musical film, The Sound of Music.
He was also no stranger to animation lending his voice to multiple animated films including An American Tail, Rock-a-Doodle, Babes in Toyland, My Dog Tulip, 9, The Legend of Sarila, and The Star. But, his most famous voice role was arguably that of the villainous explorer, Charles Muntz, in Pixar’s Up.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. He shall be missed.
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In sad news, veteran actress and comedienne, Cloris Leachman, has passed away at the age of 94. Ms. Leachman (1926-2021) was probably most famous for her television role as Phyllis Lindstrom in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff, Phyllis.
She also starred in multiple films including The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, The Muppet Movie, The North Avenue Irregulars, and History of the World, Part I.
She was no stranger to animation either providing voice roles for many animated films including My Little Pony: The Movie, Castle in the Sky, A Troll in Central Park, The Iron Giant, Ponyo, Foodfight!, The Croods, and The Croods: A New Age.
My condolences go out to her family and friends. She shall be missed!
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? is the thirteenth and most current television series in the Scooby-Doo franchise. What do I think of it? Read on to find out!
Continue reading “My Thoughts: SCOOBY-DOO AND GUESS WHO? (2019-present)”
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Pixar’s Soul was one of the seemingly uncountable theatrical films that had to be postponed or relegated to streaming due to COVID-19. In Soul‘s case, it was the latter. Directed by Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out), the film has gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews. What are my thoughts on Pixar’s latest? Read on to find out!
Note: There will be spoilers!
Continue reading “My Thoughts: SOUL (2020)”
Well, 2020 was some year, huh? Not only did it affect our lives, health, politics, society, etc.; it also affected our film industry. Cinemas were closed for most of the year resulting in many theatrical films being relegated to streaming services or postponed until 2021.
We can all hope 2021 will be a better year, in every respect. To keep our spirits up, let’s take a look at the upcoming animated films set to be released in 2021. Keep in mind that I’ll only be talking about films with set release dates and that I won’t be talking about any live-action/animated hybrid films (like Tom and Jerry, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and Clifford the Big Red Dog).
So sit back, relax, and enjoy this list with me!
Continue reading “Upcoming Animated Films in 2021”
I’m incredibly saddened to write this post, but Jeopardy! game show host, Alex Trebek, has died at the age of 80. Mr. Trebek (1940-2020) hosted the popular game show from 1984 until his death and has hosted numerous other game shows in the past. He frequently made film and TV appearances as versions of himself, with two animated appearances being the announcer in an episode of The Magic School Bus
as well as RiddleQuest host, Alex Lebeck, in an episode of Arthur.
My thoughts go out to his family and friends. He shall be deeply missed!