In sad news, veteran actress and comedienne, Cloris Leachman, has passed away at the age of 94. Ms. Leachman (1926-2021) was probably most famous for her television role as Phyllis Lindstrom in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff, Phyllis.
She also starred in multiple films including The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, The Muppet Movie, The North Avenue Irregulars, and History of the World, Part I.
She was no stranger to animation either providing voice roles for many animated films including My Little Pony: The Movie, Castle in the Sky, A Troll in Central Park, The Iron Giant, Ponyo, Foodfight!, The Croods, and The Croods: A New Age.
My condolences go out to her family and friends. She shall be missed!
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!
Hello all, once again, it’s that time of year when the Oscars are only a week away and many film fanatics make their predictions about who will win. And I’m no exception, although I haven’t been all that successful. My record so far is 9 correct (out of like 30), and 30% ain’t bad, right?
So below you’ll find the list of the nominees as well as my predicted winners. The nominees that I think SHOULD win will be in red, the nominees that I think WILL win will be in blue, and if they’re the same, they’ll be both RED AND BLUE.
The Annie Awards, often seen as the animated equivalent of the Academy Award, is due to have its 41st ceremony on February 1, 2014. With that deadline coming soon, the full list of nominees have been released today. You can find them here:
I really wasn’t looking forward to any of Dreamworks Animation’s films that were coming out this year. “The Croods” seemed stupid and boring. “Turbo” seemed stupid and boring. And “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (which was pushed back to a 2014 release) seemed…well….I had no interest in it, since I wasn’t familiar with the original show that it was based on. So all in all, I wasn’t looking forward to watching any of these.
But when you’re “The Animation Commendation”, it’s a sin not to watch these movies and even more a sin not to review them. With that said, I ended up watching “The Croods” when it came out on DVD. What’d I think? It was boring and I didn’t like it.
Dreamworks Animation’s first animated film of the year seems to be a hit with audiences after opening with a weekend gross of $44 million! Have you seen this movie? What did you think about it? Do you want to see this movie? Let me know in the comments!
I, for one, was not excited about this animated film, nor am I excited about Dreamworks Animation’s next animated film that’s planned for release this year!
But everybody’s saying to give this movie a chance! I’ll most likely watch this when it comes out on DVD!