Interview w/’The Willoughbys’ Director, Kris Pearn

I was given the opportunity to view an early screening of the animated Netflix film, The Willoughbys, as well as to interview its director, Kris Pearn. Click here to check out the interview!

92nd Academy Awards Results!

Well, the (second time in a row) hostless 92nd Academy Awards have come and went! My score this year was the same as last year: 14/24. I sadly didn’t beat my record of 17/24, but one day!

In terms of animation, Toy Story 4 won Best Animated Feature and Hair Love won Best Animated Short.

For a list of the other winners, click here.

My 92nd Academy Awards Predictions!

Once again, it’s time for the Oscars! Below are my predictions for the 92nd Academy Awards! The ones that I think SHOULD win will be in RED, the ones that I think WILL win will be in BLUE, and if they’re both the same, they will be both RED AND BLUE. I have left my picks for Best Animated Feature, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture for the end. Let me know your thoughts!

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92nd Academy Awards Nominations Announced!

The 92nd Academy Award nominations have been announced and I will release my predictions sometime in the upcoming weeks. Until then, here are the animation-related nominees:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Also both Toy Story 4 and Frozen II have been nominated for Best Original Song for I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away and Into the Unknown, respectively.

The biggest thing that stands out from these nominees is the fact that Frozen II wasn’t nominated for Best Animated Feature and honestly, while I’m surprised by that, I’m also happy that it wasn’t.

What do you think of the nominees? Let me know in the comments below!

Upcoming Animated Films in 2020

The new year is soon upon us, hence it’s time to take a look at next year’s selection of theatrical animated films! Bear in mind that these are only the animated films with verified US release dates and that any and all dates are subject to change at any time. Enjoy!

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‘Scoob’ Teaser Trailer Debuts!

The teaser trailer for Warner Animation Group’s upcoming film, Scoob!, has been released!

What do you all think of the trailer? I’m glad to finally see an animated Scooby-Doo film released in theaters! I don’t know what to make of Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Gina Rodriguez, and Will Forte voicing the Mystery Inc. gang though.

Voice Actress, Russi Taylor, Dies at 75

The prolific voice actress, Russi Taylor, most famous for being the official voice of Disney’s Minnie Mouse has sadly passed away at the age of 75.

I wrote a longer tribute to Mrs. Taylor (1944-2019) on the Rotoscopers website which you can view here.

She shall surely be missed!

‘Onward’ Teaser Trailer Debuts!

The teaser trailer for Pixar’s upcoming animated film, Onward, has debuted and man, do I love it!

I love the world it creates with mythical creatures we know and love! I love the idea that the troll brothers are going on some quest! I love the double moons and the unicorn pests! I can’t wait for March 6, 2020!

The film will be directed by Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) and feature the voice talents of Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer.

What do you all think of this teaser? Are you excited for the film? Let me know in the comments below!

‘Toy Story 4’ Theatrical Trailer Debuts!

After a couple of teaser trailers, we’ve finally received our first theatrical trailer for Pixar’s upcoming film, Toy Story 4!

While I’m hopeful for the film and like some of the new characters such as the apparently villainous Gabby Gabby (voiced by Christina Hendricks) and her army of pleasingly creepy ventriloquist dummies, I’m not super excited about other characters like Forky or Bo Peep’s “stronger” personality. I’m also a bit letdown that this film seems to just be a rehash of Woody’s realizations of what it means to be a toy and loyalty/disloyalty to one’s human that he came to in Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3.

What do you all think of this trailer? Will you see this in theaters when it comes out on June 21, 2019? Let me know in the comments below!

91st Academy Awards Results!

Well, the hostless 91st Academy Awards have come and went! My score this year was 14/24 which isn’t one of my better scores (Black Panther sure surprised me with the awards it won!). But, there’s always next year!

In terms of animation, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won Best Animated Feature and Bao won Best Animated Short.

For a list of the other winners, click here.