Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at 83!

I’m saddened to report another Disney-related death: Legendary Imagineer Marty Sklar has passed away at the age of 83! Mr. Sklar (1934-2017) was an Imagineer for Disney since the 1960s and helped design many attractions including The Enchanted Tiki Room and It’s a Small World. He recently appeared at the 2017 D23 Expo only 2 weeks ago! He shall be missed!

For more about the man, please read this tribute!

Voice Actress June Foray Dies at 99!

In incredibly saddening news, the legendary voice actress, June Foray, has died at the age of 99! Ms. Foray (1917-2017) was pretty much the woman of “a thousand voices” being a big name in the business since the 1950s. Some of her more famous roles have been Lucifer in Cinderella, Squaw in Peter Pan, Granny and Witch Hazel in the Looney Tunes shorts, Rocky J. Squirrel in the The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Mrs. Featherby in DuckTales, and Grandmother Fa in Mulan. It’s basically impossible to not have heard her voice at all in your life!

She was instrumental in creating the Annie Awards as well as in getting a Best Animated Feature category in the Academy Awards! What makes this even sadder was that she was two months shy of her 100th birthday 😦 . She shall be missed!

For more about her life and legacy, please read this article as well as this tribute.

‘The Star’ Teaser Trailer Debuts!

The teaser trailer for Sony Animation’s upcoming film, The Star, has debuted.

The film deals with the Christian nativity story from the point of view of the animals. The voice cast includes Steven Yeun, Kelly Clarkson, Gina Rodriguez, Keegan-Michael Key, Oprah Winfrey, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, Christopher Plummer, Patricia Heaton, and Zachary Levi, among others.

The Star is scheduled to be released to theaters on November 10, 2017. I personally have no interest in seeing this film. What about y’all? Let me know in the comments below!

WWTBAM-Animation Edition Season 3 Results

Well, Season 3 of my Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Animation Edition games has officially ended! Nobody got to the million this year, so the winner is the person with the highest total score from both rounds. I want to thank all of the contestants who appeared this season as well as to all of you who have been watching these videos! I had a great time making and hosting these games like usual and hope to do a Season 4 next year! Here are the final results of this season:

Eli Sanza [96,000 pts]

Wes Troop [52,000 pts]

AJ Howell [33,000 pts]

Becky Ginther [11,000 pts]

BlackCriticGuy [1,000 pts; He was unable to return for Round 2.]

Kajsa Forden [1,000 pts]

Milan Harrison [1,000 pts]

Stanford Clark [1,000 pts]

Sean Nasuti [1,000 pts]

Amanda Sorrento [1,000 pts]

Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #56: The Carnivorous Plant-Like Creature

We continue on our journey through the Disney Canon and arrive at the 56th entry, Moana. For an overall plot of the film as well as my thoughts on it, click here. Otherwise, continue reading to know more about the forgotten/minor character that I selected for this film!

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Actor Martin Landau Dies At 89!

The actor, Martin Landau, has died today at the age of 89. Mr. Landau (1928-2017) was known for his appearances in the TV series, Mission: Impossible, as well as in the films, North by Northwest, Cleopatra, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Ed Wood.

The actor also lent his voice to the characters of 2 in the animated film, 9,

as well as to Mr. Rzykruski in the 2012 Disney/Tim Burton film, Frankenweenie.

He shall be missed!

WWTBAM-Animation Edition S3E14: “I Thought I Was Going Crazy!” w/AJ Howell

Season 3 of my Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Animation Edition games continues with fellow Rotowriter and blogger, AJ Howell back for Round 2! Does he make it to the million this time? Watch to find out!

The Rotoscopers: http://www.rotoscopers.com

The Vintage Vestibule: http://www.vintagevestibule.wordpress.com/

Ben’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEvnPge9Hzm1U_3qzjo4Xw

Ben’s blog: http://www.animatedgalaxy.blogspot.com