Pixar’s 8th feature film is one hailed by many as a perfect film, not just one of their favorite animated films, but a film that deserved a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. I personally don’t love this film all that much, but I definitely do like it. Which film is that? Ratatouille, of course!
So,that secret project from Lucasfilm that nobody knew about until like a month ago, Strange Magic, to nobody’s surprise, flopped at the weekend box office. The film opened up in 7th place grossing a mere $5.5 million, the WORST opening for an animated film that was shown in over 3000 locations! It’s a good thing Disney decided to release this through their Touchstone Pictures division.
Have you seen it? What did you think? If you haven’t seen it, will you?
My review of Secretariat is up and can be found here.
My friend, smilingldsgirl, started a thing called A Personal Film Festival wherein she did her own “film festival” and listed her favorite movie of every year that she’s been alive. I liked the idea so much that I decided to do it too and make it into a tag. So, after showing my picks, I’m gonna tag 3 of you and you all havta do this tag too! Basically, just go through each year of your existence and list your favorite film. If you want, you can list Honorable Mentions as well.
Sounds fun? Great! So, here are the results of my Personal Film Festival:
I was a guy who up until late 2013/early 2014 never watched anything that had to do with anime. It just never interested me and I couldn’t stand the way anime characters move (I’m weird)! Thankfully, I decided to relent and watch a film from this Studio Ghibli which was apparently the Walt Disney of Japan. And I’m glad I made that decision!
If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have been introduced to the great storytelling, colorful animation, and just inventive premises and characters that Studio Ghibli films have to offer. And the film of today’s review provides all of the above! Let’s talk about Howl’s Moving Castle.
Well, it’s been long enough since the movie’s come out that I feel I should do a Forgotten/Minor Characters post on Disney’s 53rd animated feature, Frozen. For a brief summary of the movie (for like the 2 of you who haven’t seen it) and my thoughts of it, check out my review here.
Well, it’s that time again: OSCARS TIME!!!! The nominations have been announced and can all be found here. But, I’ll just list the animated films nominations below:
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
– Big Hero 6
– The Boxtrolls
– How to Train Your Dragon 2
– Song of the Sea
– The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
– The Bigger Picture
– The Dam Keeper
– Me and My Moulton
– A Single Life
Let me just say that I (along with many other people) am SHOCKED that The LEGO Movie wasn’t nominated for Best Animated Feature Film! What the heck?!!!!
I’m also surprised that Glen Keane’s Duet wasn’t nominated for Best Animated Short Film!
What do you all think of these nominations? What do you think about the other categories? Let me know what you predict will win in the comments below! I’ll post my Oscars predictions in a few weeks.
I’m back from my vacation to bring you quite saddening news. Australian actor Rod Taylor has died at the age of 84 due to a heart attack. Rod Taylor (1930-2015) was known for appearing in films such as The Birds, The Time Machine, The Train Robbers, and Inglorious Basterds.
But animation and Disney fans will know him best as Pongo in Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians! He shall be missed!