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!

My Thoughts: TOY STORY 4 (2019)

When the news was announced that there would be a Toy Story 4, I, like many people, didn’t know what to think. On one hand, I thought Toy Story 3 wrapped the trilogy up nicely and couldn’t be emotionally topped. But on the other hand, at least it wasn’t a live-action remake of an animated Disney film, am I right?

I went to go see the film in theaters and have recently rewatched it on DVD. So I figured, let me share some of my thoughts with you all. Just be warned that there are spoilers!

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‘Toy Story 4’ Theatrical Trailer Debuts!

After a couple of teaser trailers, we’ve finally received our first theatrical trailer for Pixar’s upcoming film, Toy Story 4!

While I’m hopeful for the film and like some of the new characters such as the apparently villainous Gabby Gabby (voiced by Christina Hendricks) and her army of pleasingly creepy ventriloquist dummies, I’m not super excited about other characters like Forky or Bo Peep’s “stronger” personality. I’m also a bit letdown that this film seems to just be a rehash of Woody’s realizations of what it means to be a toy and loyalty/disloyalty to one’s human that he came to in Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3.

What do you all think of this trailer? Will you see this in theaters when it comes out on June 21, 2019? Let me know in the comments below!

Upcoming Animated Films in 2019

It’s that time of year again: the time we take a look at what next year has to offer us in terms of theatrical animation! 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. (And for the purposes of this blog, I am not including Disney’s upcoming The Lion King remake in this list!) Enjoy!

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D23 Expo 2017 Animation News!

Well readers, today was the first day of the D23 wherein was the highly-anticipated animation panel! Here are some news we got from there regarding the upcoming animated Disney films!

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Pixar Swaps ‘Toy Story 4’ and ‘The Incredibles 2’ Release Dates!

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Well, this news will either make you happy or sad depending on how you feel about either film, but Pixar has announced that they’re swapping the release dates of Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2. The Incredibles 2 is now set to be released to theaters on June 15, 2018 and Toy Story 4 on June 21, 2019.

So if you’re a fan of The Incredibles, you’re getting the sequel earlier. If you were waiting for the Toy Story sequel, you gotta wait one more year. I’m neutral about both films, so this news doesn’t really affect me.

What do you all think of this swap?

2015 D23 Expo Animation News!

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Well, it’s that time of year: the time when Disney fans have their own personal convention, the D23, every two years. We’ve got a whole bunch of news/info regarding Disney’s upcoming animated films as well as the upcoming Pixar films, so I’ll do my best to summarize them below. Let’s begin!

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