Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Dies at 67

In incredibly sad news, beloved comedian, actor, and voice actor, Gilbert Gottfried has passed away. Mr. Gottfried (1955-2022) was a stand-up comedian with very raunchy material, but was well-known for his voicework in animated projects.

Some of these include Thumbelina, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animal Crackers, and Cyberchase. But his most famous voice role was that of the parrot, Iago, in Disney’s Aladdin franchise and other projects.

He shall be missed!

94th Academy Award Nominations Announced!

The 94th Academy Award nominations have been announced and I’ll post my predictions soon. Until then, here are the animation-related nominees:


The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon

Affairs of the Art
Robin Robin
The Windshield Wiper

Disney’s Encanto¬†also scored Best Original Score and Best Original Song (Dos Oruguitas)¬†nominations.

What do you think of the nominations this year? Let me know in the comments below!

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!

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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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!

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!

Andrew’s Twitter:

The Movie Guy and Friends:

Rhode Island Movie Corner:

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!

The DisInsider:

The DisInsider YouTube:

The DisInsider Twitter:

The DisInsider Podcast Network Twitter:

Rhode Island Movie Corner:

WWTBAM-Animation Edition S7E8: I Have a Vendetta! w/Conrado Falco

Filmmaker and critic, Conrado Falco, returns with a vendetta in Season 7 to reach the million! Does he make it? Watch to find out!

Conrado’s Twitter:


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Rhode Island Movie Corner:

WWTBAM-Animation Edition S7E7: TV Land is the Way to Go! w/Cali (The Great Disney Movie Ride)

Disney lover and blogger, Cali (The Great Disney Movie Ride), returns to try her hand again at the million! Does she make it? Watch to find out!

The Great Disney Movie Ride:

Cali’s Tumblr:

Rhode Island Movie Corner: