Yeah, I’m going obscure again! Let’s talk about this film before we get to the character of choice! Continue reading “Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #28: The Princess of Glowerhaven”
Month: March 2013
“The Croods” Opens With a Crude Amount of $44 Million!
Dreamworks Animation’s first animated film of the year seems to be a hit with audiences after opening with a weekend gross of $44 million! Have you seen this movie? What did you think about it? Do you want to see this movie? Let me know in the comments!
I, for one, was not excited about this animated film, nor am I excited about Dreamworks Animation’s next animated film that’s planned for release this year!
But everybody’s saying to give this movie a chance! I’ll most likely watch this when it comes out on DVD!
Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #27: The Goldfish
The year is 1988. The film is Disney’s 27th animated feature, “Oliver & Company”, a twist on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” except taking place in present-day New York and with animals!
There’s a lot to say about this film so let’s waste no further time!
Umm…you may click: “More”, now! Continue reading “Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #27: The Goldfish”
Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #26: Mrs. Judson
I just want to offer my sincerest apologies for bringing this post extremely late! I had some delay in obtaining a copy of today’s film!
And what is today’s film, you may ask? Well, it’s Disney’s 26th animated feature, “The Great Mouse Detective” or as it’s sometimes been known, “The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective” (which is kinda misleading, since the movie is really only about one particular adventure of the great mouse detective)! Regardless, let’s take a look at this movie! Continue reading “Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #26: Mrs. Judson”
My Thoughts: BRAVE (2012)
Well, I guess it’s time for me to give my thoughts regarding this year’s best animated feature (according to the Oscars), “Brave”!
Pixar’s 13th animated feature seems to travel down the Disney road more than the usual Pixar highway, and that’s not a problem in my opinion! Continue reading “My Thoughts: BRAVE (2012)”
My Top 13 Animated Movies That I Don’t Like, But Everyone Else Does
It’s that time again: “Top 13 Lists” time!
I really enjoy making these, although they take forever to make; but the best things in life require the most effort!
What’s the topic of today’s list? Well, you know how we all have that one movie or movies that everyone seems to love, like, or at least enjoy; but we just don’t like? Well, that’s the topic of this list!
Inspired by Doug Walker of “The Nostalgia Critic” fame,
this is “My Top 13 Animated Movies That I Don’t Like, But Everyone Else Does”!
I find it an interesting subject and should lead to a fun list! But, a few cautions before we proceed:
1) I find myself switching back and forth between opinions as much as one changes clothes. So this is my list as of late February 2013. I’m sure I’ll look back at this list in a few months and wonder why my #8 wasn’t #4 or my #2 wasn’t #10 or something like that! So just keep that in mind!
2) What do I mean when I say that everyone else loves these movies? Am I referring to what critics think of the films? Or am I referring to what the average moviegoer thinks of the film? Well, I kinda take both into consideration. These are all films that critics have generally given positive reviews for and the vast majority of audiences have displayed their liking for.
and 3) Are these listed by how much I hate them? Not really! I don’t think I really HATE any of these movies, but many of them I do feel a certain level of dislike for! But, the main factor in ranking these movies is the question, “How soon would I re-watch this film?”. So basically movies near the bottom of the list I would more soon re-watch as opposed to movies near the top of the list.
With that out of the way, I hope you enjoy this “Top 13” list! Why top 13? Because I’m not superstitious!
Let’s begin! Continue reading “My Top 13 Animated Movies That I Don’t Like, But Everyone Else Does”
“Oz: The Great and Powerful” Displays Power With $80 Million Weekend Debut!
Disney’s prequel to the classic 1939 film topped the box office over the weekend with a nationwide gross of $80 million! This may seem alot, but the budget for the film is $215 million! But, hopefully, the international box-office records will make this film a hit! What do you think? Do you think this film will be a global hit? Do you think it’ll pass the billion dollar mark like a few other live-action Disney epics have done? Have you seen this movie? If so, what’d you think of it?
Is Disney’s 2-D Animation Dead?
I personally hope not! The question was brought up at the annual shareholders’ meeting and Bob Iger mentioned that there are no current 2-D animated films in the works nor does there seem to be plans for any in the near future. I pray that this doesn’t become an ultimatum! They tried it once when “Home on the Range” flopped, but after the Pixar acquisition, they came back with 2-D films “The Princess and the Frog” and “Winnie the Pooh”. For more information see: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/mar/07/disney-hand-drawn-animation
What’s your opinion? How would you feel if Disney stops making hand-drawn traditional animated films and only makes computer-generated animated films?
My Thoughts: GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (1939)
When one thinks of early animation, one generally thinks of Walt Disney and his early animated shorts and films. And that isn’t a bad thought to think of actually!
But when one studies the history of animation, at least in the United States, one finds that Walt Disney wasn’t ever one of the founding fathers of animation nor was he an early pioneer of the field! He was preceded by a plethora of animation pioneers whose names generally go forgotten by the masses. These include Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton, John Bray, Earl Hurd, Paul Terry, and Max Fleischer amongst others! And yet if it wasn’t for these men, animation as an art and film medium would probably have been virtually dead by now!
So I thought I should pay tribute to the early days of animation and take a look at the second full-length American animated film.
No, it’s not a Disney film, believe it or not! It’s actually a film made by the last name that I mentioned in the paragraph above: Max Fleischer. The film is called “Gulliver’s Travels”, based on the book of the same name, and we’re gonna take a look at it! Continue reading “My Thoughts: GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (1939)”
I’ve Got 25 Followers!
I have wanted to make a blog for a while to showcase my love of animation and Disney to the world and also to find other people with similar tastes! I hesitated and hesitated until I finally made one! I didn’t expect much people to look at it, but as time went on, I started getting more traffic, developing acquaintances, and having people actually follow my blog! And quite ironically after I reached the 25th film in my Disney Canon project, I also reached my 25th follower!
So to all of you who follow and read my blog, I thank you kindly for your support and interest in my blog! This post is a tribute to you all, so I’d also like to briefly talk about every one of you and your blogs! So read on for a list of my 25 followers: Continue reading “I’ve Got 25 Followers!”