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,
The actress and comedienne, Anne Meara, has passed away at the age of 85. Mrs. Meara (1929-2015) was known best as the better half of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara alongside her husband, Jerry Stiller. She also acted in many films/TV shows over the years. I personally knew her best on the sitcom, Archie Bunker’s Place. Animation fans will recognize her as Winnie from Planes: Fire & Rescue.
The late mother of actor Ben Stiller shall be missed!
In 2013, Disney released their film, Planes, theatrically. Sort of a Cars in the air, it proved to be a modest success. Disney was so sure of this happening that they even planned a release date for the sequel BEFORE the first one was even released! And it’s this sequel we’re looking at today!
Whether you enjoyed last year’s Planes or not, Disney was adamant about making a sequel to it that they even planned the sequel’s release date before the original was even released!
And now, the sequel has been released and opened up at the #3 slot in the weekend box office. The film, which features our main character thrust into the world of fire and rescue missions, made a weekend gross of $18 million. With a budget of $50 million, the film could probably still make some sort of profit.
I’ll probably check the film out when it comes to DVD because it actually interests me more than the original, but not so much as to see it in the theaters. Also, Ed Harris is one of the voices and he’s always awesome!
Have you seen the film? If so, how was it? If not, do you want to see it? Let me know in the comments below!