Actor Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93! Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) was an actor known best for his lengthy career in the entertainment industry (he’s been active in the industry from the ’20s all the way to the 2010’s) as well for his 8 marriages.
Some of his movies include “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, “Requiem for a Heavyweight”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Pete’s Dragon”, “The Magic of Lassie”, “The Black Stallion”, “Babe: Pig in the City”, “Night at the Museum”, and even a cameo appearance in “The Muppets”.
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Arthur Rankin Jr., an animation director/producer/writer most famous for his work done with partner Jules Bass, has passed away at the age of 89! Arthur Rankin, Jr. (1924-2014) founded the company now known as Rankin/Bass Productions with his partner, Jules Bass. They were most famous for their stop-motion holiday specials including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”, and “The Year Without a Santa Claus”. They also worked on animated feature films including “Mad Monster Party”, “The Hobbit”, and “The Last Unicorn”.
Arthur Rankin, Jr.’s death is a great loss indeed!
As you may know, I’m not a fanatical fan of Dreamworks Animation films; but I still have seen almost all of them and for the most part, enjoy what I see. But I’ve never been ecstatic or pumped up to see any one of their films….that is, until “Rise of the Guardians”!
When I saw the trailer for this film and the gorgeous animation/animated effects, I was mesmerized in a way that I’ve never been before in regards to a Dreamworks Animation film! And being a guy who doesn’t really go to the cinemas to see films; I was anxiously awaiting the DVD release of this film so that I could finally see it! And then, when this film didn’t do as well as the company had hoped for; I was shocked and that further fueled my desire to see this film!
Well, I finally watched it! So, what do I think? Well, let’s see! Continue reading “My Thoughts: RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (2012)”