My Thoughts: SOUL (2020)

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!

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Upcoming Animated Films in 2021

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!

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WWTBAM-Animation Edition S6E7: The Gas Leak Year! w/Ben Daniels

Former contestant and film lover, Ben Daniels, returns to try his hand again at the million. How far does he go this time? Watch to find out!

Ben’s Twitter: @BenDaniels818

Ben’s IG: @BenDaniels18

The Movie Guy and Friends: https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com

My Thoughts: AGATHE CHRISTINE: NEXT DOOR SPY (2020)

Tricoast Entertainment very graciously gave me early access to the animated film, Agathe Christine: Next Door Spy. This is an English dub of the animated 2017 Danish film, Nabospionen. Read on for my thoughts on the film!

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My Thoughts: ONWARD (2020)

Onward was the first of two Pixar films set to debut in 2020 with the other being Soul. It was clear from the marketing that the emphasis was placed on Soul as the superior film as well as the higher grosser.

Onward grossed only $103 million at the box office against a $175-$200 million budget, but this has been attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic closing movie theaters. As a result, Onward was released to Disney+ early on March 20. What did I think of the film? Read on to find out!

Mild spoilers ahead!

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WWTBAM-Animation Edition S6E2: No PBS This Time! w/Stanford Clark

Episode 2 of Season 6 continues with the familiar face of film and animation blogger/fan, Stanford Clark returning in the hot seat! As the title suggests, he doesn’t get any PBS-related questions this time, so does that mean he makes it to the million? Watch to find out!

Movies Past and Present: https://moviespastandpresent.com

Stanford Clark’s Twitter: @StanfordClark

The Movie Guy and Friends: https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com

My Thoughts: FROZEN II (2019)

We all know that Frozen II was a cash cow. The story of Frozen was not begging to be continued via a sequel, but the successful box office and craze that it spawned pretty much made a sequel obligatory. With that in mind, does that make Frozen II bad? Here are my thoughts.

Mild spoilers ahead!

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‘WWTBAM-Animation Edition’ Season 6 Contestants Roster

It’s time again for one of my favorite things on this blog: a new season of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Animation Edition! Season 6 is set to commence in a week or two, so keep an eye out for the forthcoming games!

The expert this season will be film blogger, animation lover, and Season 5 winner, Andrew Garrison, from the blog, The Movie Guy and Friends!

This season’s contestants are listed below alphabetically by first name:

  1. Ameer Matani (MovieMation)
  2. Ben Daniels (Pixel Perfect, @BenDaniels818)
  3. Cali (The Great Disney Movie Ride)
  4. Eli Sanza (Entertainment Junkie Blog@ejunkie2014)
  5. Jen (Up On the Shelf)
  6. Rachel Wagner (Rachel’s Reviews@rachel_reviews)
  7. Sean Nasuti (Rhode Island Movie Corner@Filmfan2013)
  8. Stanford Clark (Movies Past and Present@StanfordClark)
  9. Tommy T (The Dis Quiz, @thedisquiz)
  10. Wes Troop (The A-List Review@WesAlist)

Actor and Comedian, Jerry Stiller, Dies at 92

The actor and comedian, Jerry Stiller, has sadly passed away at the age of 92. Mr. Stiller (1927-2020) performed many roles including appearances on the sitcoms, Seinfeld and The King of Queens. He also was part of a comedy double act with his late wife, Anne Meara, and was the father of actor, Ben Stiller.

In terms of animation, Jerry Stiller provided the voices of Pretty Boy in Teacher’s Pet, Uncle Max in The Lion King 1 1/2,

General X in Foodfight!, and Harvey in Planes: Fire & Rescue.

He shall be missed!

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!