93rd Academy Awards Nominations Announced!

Even a global pandemic and the fact that most movie theaters were closed last year won’t stop the Academy Awards from happening! The 93rd Academy Award nominations have been announced and I’ll post my predictions soon. Until then, here are the animation-related nominees:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Onward
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
Burrow
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You
Opera
Yes-People

Pixar’s Soul also scored Best Original Score and Best Sound nominations.

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

Interview w/’The Willoughbys’ Director, Kris Pearn

I was given the opportunity to view an early screening of the animated Netflix film, The Willoughbys, as well as to interview its director, Kris Pearn. Click here to check out the interview!

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!

‘The Magic School Bus Rides Again’ Trailer Debuts!

The trailer for the upcoming Netflix reboot, The Magic School Bus Rides Again, has debuted.

The original The Magic School Bus was a classic animated TV show of the 1990s (and my personal favorite animated TV show that I grew up with) and this reboot seems to be following in the same vein. Yes, the animation looks off-putting and some people are upset that the original character of Ms. Frizzle now has a younger sister voiced by Kate McKinnon who will now take over as the lead, but that honestly doesn’t bother me at all. I can’t wait for this show and hopefully, it proves to be a satisfactory reboot.

Also, Lin-Manuel Miranda sings the title song! Is that cool or what? Look out for the show on September 29 on Netflix.