Actor Ed Asner Dies at 91

The actor, Ed Asner, has sadly passed away today at the age of 91. Mr. Asner (1929-2021) appeared in multiple films and television series throughout the years including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, and Elf.

In terms of animation, he lent his voice to many productions including A Christmas Carol, Foodfight!, Batman: The Animated Series, and Spider-Man. But his most famous voice role was that of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s Up.

My condolences go out to his family and friends. He shall be missed!

Actor, Christopher Plummer, Dies at 91

Veteran actor, Christopher Plummer, sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 91 due to complications from a fall.

Mr. Plummer (1929-2021) had a filmography of over 200 films including Battle of Britain, The Return of the Pink Panther, The Man Who Would Be King, Murder by Decree, Ordeal by Innocence, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Malcolm X, 12 Monkeys, National Treasure, Beginners, The Man Who Invented Christmas, All the Money in the World, and Knives Out. But his most famous role was arguably that of Captain Georg von Trapp in the 1965 musical film, The Sound of Music.

He was also no stranger to animation lending his voice to multiple animated films including An American Tail, Rock-a-Doodle, Babes in Toyland, My Dog Tulip, 9, The Legend of Sarila, and The Star. But, his most famous voice role was arguably that of the villainous explorer, Charles Muntz, in Pixar’s Up.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. He shall be missed.

Pixar-Forgotten/Minor Characters #10: Russell’s Mom

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Today we look at a forgotten/minor character from Pixar’s 10th film and the 2nd animated film ever nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Up.

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My Top 13 Animated Movies That I Don’t Like, But Everyone Else Does

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It’s that time again: “Top 13 Lists” time!

I really enjoy making these, although they take forever to make; but the best things in life require the most effort!

The other three sides are "Luck", "Gifts", and "Inheritance"!
The other three sides are “Luck”, “Gifts”, and “Inheritance”!

What’s the topic of today’s list? Well, you know how we all have that one movie or movies that everyone seems to love, like, or at least enjoy; but we just don’t like? Well, that’s the topic of this list!

Inspired by Doug Walker of “The Nostalgia Critic” fame,

A great film reviewer, although his character is a bit foulmouthed
A great film reviewer, although his character is a bit foulmouthed!

this is “My Top 13 Animated Movies That I Don’t Like, But Everyone Else Does”!

I find it an interesting subject and should lead to a fun list! But, a few cautions before we proceed:

1) I find myself switching back and forth between opinions as much as one changes clothes. So this is my list as of late February 2013. I’m sure I’ll look back at this list in a few months and wonder why my #8 wasn’t #4 or my #2 wasn’t #10 or something like that! So just keep that in mind!

2) What do I mean when I say that everyone else loves these movies? Am I referring to what critics think of the films? Or am I referring to what the average moviegoer thinks of the film? Well, I kinda take both into consideration. These are all films that critics have generally given positive reviews for and the vast majority of audiences have displayed their liking for.

and 3) Are these listed by how much I hate them? Not really! I don’t think I really HATE any of these movies, but many of them I do feel a certain level of dislike for! But, the main factor in ranking these movies is the question, “How soon would I re-watch this film?”. So basically movies near the bottom of the list I would more soon re-watch as opposed to movies near the top of the list.

With that out of the way, I hope you enjoy this “Top 13” list! Why top 13? Because I’m not superstitious!

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