45th Annie Awards Nominations Announced!

The nominees for the upcoming 45th Annie Awards ceremony have been announced and you can see the full list of nominees by clicking here. Pixar’s Coco is in the lead with 13 nominations! A few of the interesting categories are as follows:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Coco
Despicable Me 3
The Boss Baby

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE-INDEPENDENT

In This Corner of the World
Loving Vincent
Napping Princess
The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
The Breadwinner

BEST ANIMATED SHORT SUBJECT

Dear Basketball
Hedgehog’s Home
Negative Space
Scavengers
Son of Jaguar

BEST VOICE ACTING IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE PRODUCTION

Nick Kroll (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie)
Anthony Gonzalez (Coco)
Saara Chaudry (The Breadwinner)
Laara Sadiq (The Breadwinner)
Zach Galifianakis (The LEGO Batman Movie)

What do you all think of the nominees? I’m really surprised that The LEGO Batman Movie didn’t get a nomination for Best Animated Feature whilst The Boss Baby did! Also, was Zach Galifianakis’ voicework as the Joker really THAT good to warrant a Best Voice Acting nomination? Glad to see The Breadwinner, The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales, and Dear Basketball getting love though!

Upcoming Animated Films In 2017

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As the year comes to a close, it comes time again to prepare ourselves for the animated films being released next year! So read on below to find a list of the theatrical animated films set to be released in 2017! Like usual, I’m only listing the ones that have confirmed US release dates at the moment, hence this list is mostly composed of films from the major animation studios. Enjoy!

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‘Cars 3’ Teaser Trailer Debuts!

The first teaser trailer for Pixar’s upcoming Cars 3 has debuted:

What can I say except…Wow?! Everyone’s talking about how dark and gritty Pixar is getting with this franchise. I mean, seeing an injured near-retirement Lightning McQueen try to get back in the race does sound interesting! The film is set to be released in June 2017, so I wonder when a voice cast will be announced?

What did you think of the teaser? Are you excited for the film?

2015 D23 Expo Animation News!

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Well, it’s that time of year: the time when Disney fans have their own personal convention, the D23, every two years. We’ve got a whole bunch of news/info regarding Disney’s upcoming animated films as well as the upcoming Pixar films, so I’ll do my best to summarize them below. Let’s begin!

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“The Incredibles 2” And “Cars 3” Confirmed!

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In news that’s taking the Internet by storm, Disney has officially announced that there is a sequel to both “The Incredibles” and “Cars”┬áin the works!

Fans have nigh unanimously been asking for a sequel to “The Incredibles” for the longest while, and now their prayers have been answered!

Regarding “Cars 3”, people tend to either have a “meh” attitude towards it or a “Oh darn, why?!” attitude towards it.

I personally am looking forward to “The Incredibles 2” and although I’m not excited for “Cars 3”, I still want to see it. They better bring back Michael Caine as a voice! I want to hear him say “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” in the film…unless he’s said it already in “Cars 2” and I missed it.

Anyway, you can read more about it here: http://variety.com/2014/film/news/disney-plans-third-cars-the-incredibles-2-movies-1201137824/

How do you feel about this news?