My Thoughts: ENCANTO (2021)

I’m always excited when a new film in the animated Disney Canon is released! It’s such a grand event for me!

“Oh yeah? Then where’s your review of Raya and the Last Dragon? HUH?”

But it’s even a grander event when the film is a milestone number in the Disney Canon! I remember the hype when Tangled was released as it was the 50th film in the Disney Canon. Fast-forward ten films and we’ve arrived at the 60th film in the Disney Canon, Encanto! What do I think of it? Read on to find out!

Spoilers ahead!

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Actress Joan Copeland Dies at 99

The actress, Joan Copeland, has sadly passed away at the age of 99, a few months before her 100th birthday. Ms. Copeland (1922-2022) was the sister of the playwright, Arthur Miller, and made her film debut in 1958. In terms of animation, she was the voice of Tanana in Disney’s Brother Bear.

Our condolences go out to her family and friends. She shall be missed!

My Thoughts: RON’S GONE WRONG (2021)

It’s always exciting when a brand-new animation studio enters the market! So when the newly-founded Locksmith Animation announced their first film, Ron’s Gone Wrong, I was legitimately excited to check it out! What did I think of it? Read on to find out!

Also, there will be spoilers!

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Upcoming Animated Films in 2022

2022 already? I think we can all agree that while 2020 never seemed that it would end, 2021 just zoomed by us! Maybe it was a better year than 2020, maybe it was more of the same, but whatever the case may be, it’s nearing its end.

We hope that 2022 will be an even better year for us and hopefully we can be free of this pandemic that we’re in! Good thing we have films (animated films, in particular) to keep us occupied. Let’s take a look at the upcoming animated films set to be released in 2022.

Keep in mind that I’ll only be mentioning films with set (US) release dates and that I won’t be mentioning any live-action/animated hybrid films. Also because the pandemic has shown us that streaming is pretty much a reality that’s not going away anytime soon, I will be including animated films debuting on streaming services as well.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy this list with me!

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My Thoughts: LUCA (2021)

Luca would be the second Pixar film after Soul that would debut on Disney+ rather than being released theatrically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Should this have been theatrically released though? Read on for my thoughts on the film!

Mild spoilers ahead!

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Voice Actor Val Bettin Dies at 97

(UPDATED 11/14/21: His death has since been confirmed and even his Wikipedia page has been edited.)

Apparently, the voice actor, Val Bettin, has sadly passed away at the age of 97. I say “apparently” because no news stories picked up his passing even though it happened on January 7, 2021. The only evidences that seem to confirm his passing are his Star Tiger page and his FindAGrave page.

Mr. Bettin (1923-2021) most famously provided the voice of Dr. Dawson in Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective as well as the voice of the Sultan in Disney’s Aladdin sequels and television series. He shall be missed!

Season 7 Results

Well, another season of my¬†WWTBAM-Animation Edition games has sadly come to an end! This season there wasn’t a Round 2 because Skyler Shuler won the season by getting the million-point question correct, something that hasn’t been done since Season 2! This is also Skyler’s second time winning the game show having previously won it in Season 4 (by having the highest number of points). His prize was a $50 Amazon gift card.

I wanna thank all the contestants who participated in this season as well as a special thank you to Sean Nasuti, our designated “Expert” this season. I also would like to thank all of you who watched and enjoyed these episodes!

Until next time, here are the final scores of the season:

Skyler Shuler (1000000 pts)

Dariush Asadi (64000 pts)

Zora Catone (64000 pts)

Tommy T (64000 pts)

Conrado Falco (64000 pts)

Paul Astell (32000 pts)

Andrew Garrison (32000 pts)

Ameer Matani (1000 pts)

Brian Crawford (1000 pts)

Cali (1000 pts)

WWTBAM-Animation Edition S7E10: Halloween or Christmas Movie? w/Andrew Garrison

We conclude Season 7 with animation lover, film blogger, and former winner and Expert, Andrew Garrison, returning to try his hand at the million! Does he win again? Watch to find out!

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WWTBAM-Animation Edition S7E9: Monkeys, Monkeys, Monkeys? w/Skyler Shuler

Editor-in-Chief of The DisInsider and Season 4 winner, Skyler Shuler, returns to try his hand again at the million! Does he win a second time? Watch to find out!

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