Actor, Samuel E. Wright, Dies at 74

The actor, Samuel E. Wright, has sadly passed away at the age of 74. Mr. Wright (1946-2021) was most famous for his voice role as Sebastian the Crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid franchise. He also voiced Kron in Disney’s Dinosaur.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends. He shall be missed!

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 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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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!

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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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!

My Thoughts: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (2018)

In 2018, Disney gave us a sequel that apparently people wanted to see. I was never a fan of the first Wreck-It Ralph film, so I wasn’t enthusiastic about a sequel. Nevertheless, I checked out this sequel directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston in theaters! Did I feel that Ralph Breaks the Internet was a better film than its predecessor? Read to to find out!

WARNING: There will be spoilers!!

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